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Last update: 14.12.2019

System Administrator, Infrastructure Specialist

Graduation: Masters in Computer Sciences
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Negotiable
Languages: English (Limited professional) | Hindi (Full Professional)

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Skills

Virtualization, VMware, Hyper-V, Backup, DevOps, Docker, Veritas, Veeam, Kubernetes, CI/CD, Storage (SAN / NAS, Monitoring Solutions, Email, DNS, DHCP, Proxy, Enterprise Servers, Windows, Linux, Solaris, Vulnerability & End Servers, Blade Center, Cloud, Google, GCP, ITIL, PCI, SOX, Thin Client, UNIX, Information Security, Docker / Container (Web Servers, Databases, Docker / Container, Windows Server 2016 and 2019, Amazon, Google Cloud, Nagios, firewalls, anti-virus software, Microsoft Cloud hybrid migration, Microsoft Exchange 2013, O365, System Administration, AD, Exchange, Kaspersky Antivirus, WUS, IBM, VNX, ESX, VLANs, cloning, Veritas NetBackup 7.7.3, Backups, NetBackup/Veeam Servers, Storage SAN, EMC Unity 400, IBM tape libraries, database, Linux based Servers, Windows Server Services, Active Directory, WSUS, Sun Solaris, Windows servers, Oracle, Huawei, HP, NMS, server hardware, virtual servers, Network connectivity, Operating System, DWH, IPCC/SD, firmware, iSCSI, Huawei OceanStor 18500, HVS85T, S5500T, S3900, S6900, SUN, E6900, T5-4, M5000, SUN Oracle Servers (M4000, M5000 Servers, M-6000, Sun Solaris 10, Configuration, IBM Blade servers, SPARC, x86, vCenter, VMware ESXi, Windows 2012/2008 servers, DHCP Server, Windows 2012/2008, Active Directory Objects, Application Servers, Windows 2012 and 2008 Server environment, Proxy Servers

Project history

12/2017 - 08/2018
Assistant Manager Systems (Infrastructure Specialist)
Confidential

12/2017 - 08/2018
Assistant Manager Systems (Infrastructure Specialist)
Confidential
* Responsible for Plan, Design, Deployment & Implementation of new and existing business Processes, Polices and SOPs to enhance the IT
Infrastructure Services
* Forcing to adopt and ensure the information security standards (ISMS, HIPA, SOX)
* Managing IT Infrastructure Projects/tasks allocation, team building for completing tasks within timelines (Disaster Recovery Site, Server
Consolidation, Data Center revamping, Implement Best Practices)
* Responsible for Planning, Upgrades, Manage and Administrate VMware and Backup Infrastructure
* Planning to Migrate Existing Email Service on Microsoft Cloud hybrid migration (Microsoft Exchange 2013 to O365)
* Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media, recovery tapes
or disks are created, and media is recycled and sent off site as necessary
* Successfully Deployed and Responsible to perform System Administration Activities (AD, Exchange, Kaspersky Antivirus, WUS, Proxy, Unified
Treat Management, DHCP)
* Successfully deployed HP Rack Mount Server and Performed Migration from Physical to Virtual and Virtual to Virtual.
* Perform ongoing performance tuning, Servers and storage upgrades, and resource optimization as required Conducting technical training of Helpdesk
Team to improve first level support issues

03/2016 - 12/2017
Management Executive IT (Systems Engineer - Infrastructure Management)
Confidential

03/2016 - 12/2017
Management Executive IT (Systems Engineer - Infrastructure Management)
Confidential
* Managing Enterprise IT infrastructure and Data Center Operations (Support 24/7)
* Deploy and Configure new Servers Hardware and Storages (SAN) (IBM - Lenovo - Dell - HP and EMC VNX & Unity Storage)
* Responsible for Managing and Administrating large scale of VMware Infrastructure
* Responsible for Planning, Upgrades, Manage and Administrate large scale of VMware and Backup Infrastructure
* Responsible to Perform Physical and Virtual Migrations (SRM), ESX Installation and upgrades, building and configuring ESX hosts, building virtual
Datacenters end to end from requesting Networking and storage to provisioning and configuring storage arrays, LUNs, VLANs, SAN.
* Responsible for Building Virtual Machines, Creating templates, deploying VMs from templates, cloning, configuring vMotion, Storage vMotion,
resource pools DRS, HA Clusters and other day to day VMware Administration Deploy and Configure vSAN(VMware) in production environment
* Managing IT Infrastructure Projects/tasks allocation, team building for completing tasks within timelines (Disaster Recovery Site, Server
Consolidation, Data Center revamping, Implement Best Practices)
* Planning for Disaster Recovery, implementation and Performed Successful Drill
* Design, Plan, Deploy and Configure Veritas NetBackup 7.7.3, 7.6.1 and 7.5 in production environment
* Successfully upgrade NetBackup Infrastructure from 7.7.3 to 8.0 and 7.6.1 to 7.7.3
* Responsible for future Planning and Administration of Veritas NetBackup/Veeam 24/7 operations (Backups and Recovery)
* Maintaining and Monitoring NetBackup/Veeam Servers, Storage SAN (EMC Unity 400 and VNX 5300) and virtual and physical enterprise Backup
Infrastructure and IBM tape libraries.
* Performs backup environment system tuning including monitoring, troubleshooting and optimizing performance.
* Perform NetBackup/Veeam database maintenance, Storage pool maintenance and on-site and off-site tapes management.
* Capacity planning and Performance tuning of the NetBackup/Veeam Infrastructure
* Plans, schedules and performs proactive maintenance, including hardware and software upgrades and patch installation on Windows and Linux platforms




* Administrate Windows and Linux based Servers and critical resources
* Responsible for Administrating Windows Server Services, Active Directory, DNS and DHCP Responsible for Patch Management, WSUS,
DR replication and reporting. Systems Security.
* Manages the Hardware, Software, Analysis, Design, Implementation and overall improvement of Information Technology.
* Worked with CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) and ensure the standard and compliance
* Responsible for Plan, Design, Deployment & Implementation of new Polices and SOPs to enhance the IT Infrastructure Services
Successfully completed technical evaluation of an equipment's, material, products, processes, or system for the intended objectives, also
ensured and followed IT compliance.

02/2015 - 02/2016
Junior Executive IT (Systems Administration - Enterprise Infrastructure)
Confidential
aftab.khalid@hotmail.com

Quetta, Pakistan

02/2015 - 02/2016
Junior Executive IT (Systems Administration - Enterprise Infrastructure)
Confidential
* Responsible to Manage and Deliver large-scale Enterprise IT projects
* System Administration of Sun Solaris, Linux and Windows servers for Business Critical Domains
* Implemented Servers, Blade Center, Operating Systems, SAN and other related Infrastructure in Data Center (Oracle - Huawei - IBM - HP - Huawei
Server and Storage)
* Monitoring of Operating Systems and Server performances & resolved the utilization issues Deploy and Configure NMS server (SolarWind)
* Configure and manage backup and restoration activities for disaster recovery strategy for all of the infrastructure
* Establish, maintain and manage user's accounts. Installs, modifies and maintains systems and utility software on server computer systems
* Responsible to Manage, Configure and Perform different services backups through Enterprise NetBackup Solution Provide L1 and L2 level support in
critical services
* Manage and monitor the Data Center and computer host systems including hardware and software
* Implemented Security policies with coordination of Information Security
* Diagnose and troubleshoot systems and application issues including server hardware, storage
hardware, virtual servers, Network connectivity, and system logs / alerts, as appropriate
* Systems & Storage Administration of Sun Solaris, Unix, Linux Operating System & Storage Administration for BSS/DWH/IPCC/SD to ensure
un-interrupted customer data load for all areas.
* Monitoring of Operating System and Server performance to recommend necessary system enhancements for optimum utilization of available resources
and avoid any possible bottlenecks in day to day business.
* Ensures that records of system downtime and equipment inventory are properly maintained. Applies revisions to host system firmware and software.

* Works with vendors to assist support activities.

* Installation, configuration & administration of Server Operating Systems.
* FC & iSCSI Mappings of hosts
* Administration, troubleshooting & monitoring of Huawei OceanStor 18500, HVS85T, S5500T, S3900, S6900, and Enterprise level storages.
* Administration, troubleshooting & monitoring of SUN E25K, T4-4, T3-2, E6900, T5-4, M5000; Huawei RH 2285, 1288, 5585 Bladecenter E6000, E9000.
* Monitoring of DS8000 IBM Enterprise Level Storage
* Raid Configurations
* Smart Tier Provisioning of storage
* Thick and SmartThin Provisioning of Huawei storages
* HyperClone & HyperSnap Features of OceanStore
* Storage LUN's Management and Provisioning
* Monitoring of Storage's performance to recommend necessary system enhancements for optimum utilization
* Ensuring daily activity logs as well as all backup & recovery logs are properly maintained in order to keep track of routine activities.
* Firmware and Patch up-gradations of storage and servers

04/2013 - 01/2015
System Engineer - (Implementation and Technical Support)
Confidential
* Responsible to deploy SUN Oracle Servers (M4000-M5000 Servers, M-6000)
* Prepare and configure Sun X4200 and X4100, Sun Fire X4140, Sun Fire X2100 and 6250, 6270 blade machine's environment through ILOM
* Installation of Sun Solaris 10 and Configuration.
* Prepared and configured IBM Blade servers
* Deploy Chassis Sun Oracle M6000 and Blade server's large scale of Data
Centers Linux / Solaris administration
* Sun Solaris SPARC and x86 based technologies Implementation and
Configuration VDI - Thin Client Infrastructure Deployment
* Implement and Configure SUNRAY system for VDI solution
* Deploy vCenter and VMware ESXi
* Responsible to Install and Configure Windows 2012/2008 servers. Deployed applications with group policies, DNS and DHCP Server, Sites configuration.
* Installing and managing Windows 2012/2008 enterprise environment, planning and managing Active Directory Objects, configuration of
Domain Controllers and Site Replication management.
* Responsible to Create and Manage Application Servers, Disk Quota and User Profile in Windows 2012 and 2008 Server environment.




* Remote assistance and Technical Support for clients
* Perform IT based all task and make document for other members
* Managing Proxy Servers, reporting and maintain the logs

Time and spatial flexibility

Prefer only remote work and will be available if client will be agreed to hire onsite or on-premises services,

Other

Qualified IT Professional expertise in Designing, Implementing and Maintenance of Organizational Enterprise
IT Infrastructure. Infrastructure Management, Enterprise-wide IT Solution Implementations, Production Data
Backups, Security, Disaster Recovery, Virtualization Technology, Routine IT Operation / Management,
Troubleshooting and Technical Support.

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