IT Systems | Infrastructure | VDI | Desktop | Server | Microsoft | VMware not available until 06/30/2019

IT Systems | Infrastructure | VDI | Desktop | Server | Microsoft | VMware

not available until 06/30/2019
Profileimage by Anonymous profile, IT Systems | Infrastructure | VDI | Desktop  | Server |  Microsoft | VMware
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  • Graduation: Master of Science - Distributed Software Systems
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: not provided
  • Languages: German (first language) | English (business fluent) | French (basic knowledge)
  • Last update: 11.04.2019
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PROFILE PICTURE
Profileimage by Anonymous profile, IT Systems | Infrastructure | VDI | Desktop  | Server |  Microsoft | VMware
SKILLS
Operating System Deployment (experience: 5 years)
-    Operating-System-Deployment of customized Windows 10 via Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
-    Operating-System-Deployment of customized Windows 7 images  via Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11 (ZCM)
-    Customization of the Windows reference images (Windows ADK, MDT)
-    Preparation of driver packages for HP devices (SSM, SDM, BCU)
-    Design and implementation of update processes (driver, software, firmware)
-    In-place migrations of Windows 7 to Windows 10 clients

Software-Packaging (experience: 5 years)
-    Application packaging and customization for unattended installations
-    Capturing of application installations and creation of MSI files with AdminStudio
-    Creation of MSI transform files with Orca

Infrastructure Virtualization (experience: 3 years)
-    Design and implementation of vSphere environments
-    Analysis of existing environments and improvement consultancy
-    Installation and configuration of vCenter Server for Windows and vCenter Server Appliance
-    Integration of the vCenter into the existing Windows PKI (vSphere 6.5, VMCA)
-    Administration of vSphere environments
-    Installation, configuration and maintenance of ESXi hosts (vSphere 5 & 6, HP Blade Server)
-    Migration of vSphere environments
-    Installation, configuration and integration of NSX Manager
-    Virtualization of Windows server, client and Linux operating systems
-    Preparation and maintenance of client and server templates for virtual machines
-    Implementation of SHA2 certificates for the existing vSphere infrastructure
-    Configuration of NSX Edge load balancers

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (experience: 3 years)
-    Design and implementation of Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) based on VMware Horizon 6 & 7
-    Migration of VMware Horizon environments
-    Implementation and configuration of connection and security servers
-    Capturing of application installations and integration into the VDI desktop pools via VMware ThinApp
-    Preparation, optimization and automation of VDI desktop pool creation
-    Customization and maintenance of reference images for VDI desktop pools (Windows 7, Linked Clones, Golden Images)
-    Installation and operation of a VMware Horizon infrastructure as a proof-of-concept for a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)  

Scripting (experience: 5 years)
-    Development of PowerShell scripts for any purposes
-    Development of VBscript scripts for operating system and application deployments
-    Development of Windows Batch scripts for task automation
-    Improvement of existing scripts
-    Automation of VMware vSphere and VMware Horizon tasks via PowerCLI
-    SCCM automation of maintenance and reporting tasks
-    Update approval automation for monthly security patching
-    Automation of documentation creation for packaged software

Security (experience: 3 years)
-    Vulnerability management (QualysGuard, NMAP)
-    Creation of certificate templates and signing requests
-    Issuing and installation of certificates
-    Hardening of client and server operating systems based on best practices and recommendations
-    Installation and configuration of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
-    Analysis and management of Privileged Access Management solutions (CyberARK Endpoint Privilege Manager, Avecto Defendpoint)
-    Analysis and implementation of Privileged Account Credential solutions (AceBit PasswordDepot, CyberARK Enterprise Password Vault)
-    Installation, configuration and maintenance of Trend Micro Deep Security for virtualized environments
-    Installation, configuration and maintenance of CylancePROTECT as Endpoint Protection solution for clients and servers
-    Installation, configuration and maintenance of Symantec Endpoint Protection for clients and servers
    
System Administration (experience: 6 years)
-    Administration and maintenanceof Windows servers (AD, LDAP, GPO)
-    Installation, management and trouble-shooting of web server solutions (IIS, Apache)
-    In-place migrations of Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2
-    Installation, configuration and maintenance of Windows server operating systems (Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 R2)
-    Design, management and cleanup of Active Directory Forests (AD, LDAP)
-    Creation of WMI filters for Group Policies
-    Server and client configuration via Group Policy Objects
-    Management of IT assets (Snow License Manager, CMDB)
-    Administration of software licences
-    Development of client policies  via ZCM and SCCM

Documentation (experience: 5 years)
-    Composition of documentations, drafts, procedures and quality assurance documents
-    Preparation of documentation for packaged software
-    Preparation of test procedures
-    Preparation of design and operation documents
-    Preparation and improvement of requirement documents
-    Collaborative work on a decision memo for a proof-of-concept

Quality Assurance (experience: 3 years)
-    Analysis, improvement and quality assurance of IT-services (ITSM, Jira, Remedy)
-    Verification and validation of operating system deployments and applications
-    Automation of operating system deployment tests
-    Preparation of documents and workflows for verification and validation of requirement documents
-    Development of scripts for automated application and configuration verifications

Project Management (experience: 2 years)
-    Design and implementation of projects following project management methodologies (PRINCE2)
-    Leading software development projects following agile project management methodologies (Scrum, XP)
-    Change management and incident handling following ITIL best practices
-    Development of requirement documents and tasks based on agile project methodologies (Epics, User Stories, Tasks, Sprints, Backlogs)
-    Planning of projects and tasks with agile project methodologies (Epics, User Stories, Tasks, Sprints, Backlogs)

Database (experience: 2 years)
-    Installation, configuration and management of database products (MS SQL server 2007 & 2014, PostreSQL, MySQL)
-    Development, normalization and maintenance of SQL queries
-    Installation and configuration of database products (SQL, Access)

Backup and Recovery (experience: 3 years)
-    Installation and configuration of Veeam Backup and Replication
-    Creation and maintenance of backups via Veritas NetBackup and Veeam B&R
-    Management of tape backups and tape libraries

Network (experience: 1 year)
-    Configuration and management of load-balancing solutions (KEMP LoadMaster)
-    Network issue analysis via Palo Alto next-generation firewalls

Software-Development (experience: 2 years)
-    Development of Windows and Linux desktop applications (C#, .NET, WinForms, UWP)
-    Development, bug-fixing and maintenance of Android apps
-    Development of web applications (PHP, ASP, JavaScript)
-    Development and bug fixing of Java applications

Tools, Technologies, Products
- .NET
- Access
- AceBit PasswordDepot
- Active Directory (AD)
- Android
- Apache
- ASP
- Avecto Defendpoint
- C#
- CyberARK Endpoint Privilege Manager (EPM)
- CyberARK Enterprise Password Vault
- CylancePROTECT
- Excel
- eXtreme Programming (XP)
- Flexera AdminStudio
- Group Policy Objects (GPO)
- HP BIOS Configuration Utility (BCU)
- HP SoftPaq Download Manager (SDM)
- HP System Software Manager (SSM)
- IIS
- ITIL
- ITSM
- Java
- Jira
- KEMP LoadMaster
- Linux
- Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
- Microsoft Project
- MySQL
- NetBackup
- NMAP
- Orca
- PHP
- PostreSQL
- PowerCLI
- PowerPoint
- PowerShell
- PRINCE2
- Public Key Infrastructures (PKI)
- QualysGuard
- Remedy
- Scrum
- Snow License Manager
- SQL
- Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)
- System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
- ThinApp
- Trend Micro Deep Security (TMDS)
- Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
- VBscript
- Veeam Backup and Replication (Veeam B&R)
- Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI)
- VirtualBox
- Visio
- VMware App Volumes
- VMware Certificate Authority (VMCA)
- VMware Horizon View
- VMware NSX
- VMware NSX Edge Loadbalancer
- VMware vCenter
- VMware vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA)
- VMware vSphere
- VMware Workstation
- Windows
- Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK)
- Windows Batch
- WinForms
- WireShark
- Word
- WSUS
- XML
- ZENworks Configuration Management (ZCM)
REFERENCES
Sep-2018–Present VMware Engineer
  • Installation and operation of a VMware Horizon infrastructure as a proof-of-concept for a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)
  • Configuration and maintenance of VMware vSphere ESXi hosts
  • Implementation of SHA2 certificates for the existing vSphere infrastructure
  • Configuration of NSX Edge load balancers
  • Preparation of documentation, infrastructure drawings, procedures and collaborative work on a decision memo for the proof-of-concept
  • Troubleshooting in the areas of Horizon, NSX, Windows 10, App Volumes

Sep-2018–Present Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Quality assurance in operating system deployments and application installations (SCCM)
  • Review and improvement of specifications, requirement documents and installation procedures
  • Verification and validation of client build configurations for different customers of the HZD against requirement documents
  • Development and adaption of PowerShell scripts for automated test methods in server and client tests according the specification
  • Deployment of operating systems and applications over Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Planning and implementation of the lab area
  • Troubleshooting during client software deployments

2013–Sep-2018 IT Systems Engineer
  • Operating-System-Deployment of customized Windows 10 via Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
  • Operating-System-Deployment of customized Windows 7 images  via Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11 (ZCM)
  • Customization of the Windows reference images (Windows ADK, MDT)
  • Preparation of driver packages for HP devices (SSM, SDM, BCU)
  • Design and implementation of update processes (driver, software, firmware)
  • In-place migrations of Windows 7 to Windows 10 clients
  • Application packaging and customization for unattended installations
  • Capturing of application installations and creation of MSI files with AdminStudio
  • Creation of MSI transform files with Orca
  • Design and implementation of vSphere environments
  • Analysis of existing environments and improvement consultancy
  • Installation and configuration of vCenter Server for Windows and vCenter Server Appliance
  • Integration of the vCenter into the existing Windows PKI (vSphere 6.5, VMCA)
  • Administration of vSphere environments
  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of ESXi hosts (vSphere 5 & 6, HP Blade Server)
  • Migration of vSphere environments
  • Installation, configuration and integration of NSX Manager
  • Virtualization of Windows server, client and Linux operating systems
  • Preparation and maintenance of client and server templates for virtual machines
  • Design and implementation of Virtual Desktop Infrastructures (VDI) based on VMware Horizon
  • Migration of VMware Horizon environments
  • Implementation and configuration of connection and security servers
  • Capturing of application installations and integration into the VDI desktop pools via VMware ThinApp
  • Preparation, optimization and automation of VDI desktop pool creation
  • Customization and maintenance of reference images for VDI desktop pools (Windows 7, Linked Clones, Golden Images)
  • Development of PowerShell scripts for any purposes
  • Development of VBscript scripts for operating system and application deployments
  • Development of Windows Batch scripts for task automation
  • Improvement of existing scripts
  • Automation of VMware vSphere and VMware Horizon tasks via PowerCLI
  • SCCM automation of maintenance and reporting tasks
  • Update approval automation for monthly security patching
  • Automation of documentation creation for packaged software
  • Vulnerability management (QualysGuard, NMAP)
  • Creation of certificate templates and signing requests
  • Issuing and installation of certificates
  • Hardening of client and server operating systems based on best practices and recommendations
  • Installation and configuration of Windows Server Update Services (WSUS)
  • Analysis and management of Privileged Access Management solutions (CyberARK Endpoint Privilege Manager, Avecto Defendpoint)
  • Analysis and implementation of Privileged Account Credential solutions (AceBit PasswordDepot, CyberARK Enterprise Password Vault)
  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of Trend Micro Deep Security for virtualized environments
  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of CylancePROTECT as Endpoint Protection solution for clients and servers
  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of Symantec Endpoint Protection for clients and servers
  • Administration and maintenanceof Windows servers (AD, LDAP, GPO)
  • Installation, management and trouble-shooting of web server solutions (IIS, Apache)
  • In-place migrations of Windows Server 2008 R2 to Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Installation, configuration and maintenance of Windows server operating systems (Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012 R2)
  • Design, management and cleanup of Active Directory Forests (AD, LDAP)
  • Creation of WMI filters for Group Policies
  • Server and client configuration via Group Policy Objects
  • Management of IT assets (Snow License Manager, CMDB)
  • Administration of software licences
  • Development of client policies  via ZCM and SCCM
  • Composition of documentations, drafts, procedures and quality assurance documents
  • Preparation of documentation for packaged software
  • Preparation of test procedures
  • Preparation of design and operation documents
  • Preparation and improvement of requirement documents
  • Analysis, improvement and quality assurance of IT-services (ITSM, Jira, Remedy)
  • Verification and validation of operating system deployments and applications
  • Automation of operating system deployment tests
  • Preparation of documents and workflows for verification and validation of requirement documents
  • Development of scripts for automated application and configuration verifications
  • Design and implementation of projects following project management methodologies (PRINCE2)
  • Change management and incident handling following ITIL best practices
  • Development of requirement documents and tasks based on agile project methodologies (Epics, User Stories, Tasks, Sprints, Backlogs)
  • Planning of projects and tasks with agile project methodologies (Epics, User Stories, Tasks, Sprints, Backlogs)
  • Installation, configuration and management of database products (MS SQL server 2007 & 2014, PostreSQL, MySQL)
  • Development, normalization and maintenance of SQL queries
  • Installation and configuration of database products (SQL, Access)
  • Installation and configuration of Veeam Backup and Replication
  • Creation and maintenance of backups via Veritas NetBackup and Veeam B&R
  • Management of tape backups and tape libraries
  • Configuration and management of load-balancing solutions (KEMP LoadMaster)
  • Network issue analysis via Palo Alto next-generation firewalls

2012–2013 Software Developer
  • Leading software development projects following agile project management methodologies (Scrum, XP)
  • Development of specialized software solutions (C#, Java)
  • Development of web applications (PHP, ASP, JavaScript)
  • Development of mobile device solutions (Android)
  • Installation, configuration and management of Linux client and server operating systems
  • Implementation of cloud service solutions (SaaS, IoT)

2005–2013 Server and Networking support
  • Mounting and cabling of server and related equipment
  • Migration of Microsoft Exchange data
  • Quality assurance of applications and products
  • Documentation of equipment and cable connections
  • Maintenance of virtual machines (VMware vSphere)
  • Assistance in Novell ZENworks Configuration Management
  • Installation and configuration of Windows operating systems (server, client)
  • Maintenance and query scripting of PostgreSQL databases
  • Maintenance of backup and restore data (Veritas NetBackup)
TIME AND SPATIAL FLEXIBILITY
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