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    SUMMARY

IT solutions architect with twelve years in technology systems engineering and service delivery. Leadership and technical expertise in IT systems deployment, integration, and automation. Persistent focus on providing competitive business advantage through exceptional technology solutions.

  • Solutions architecture and deployment
  • IT systems strategy and vision
  • Business service health & performance

    EXPERIENCE

Denali Advanced Integration, Redmond, Washington                     2011 - Current
Sr. Solutions Architect

Design and deliver comprehensive systems and service management solutions. Technical leadership guiding Core Infrastructure Solution Engineers across concurrent projects to provide high value results. Create and maintain supporting documentation, planning and supervising implementation, support systems and processes through formal transition to customer steady-state / staff.

Executive communications of technically complex systems; technical pre-sales activities featuring Microsoft Core IO products and System Center suite – including Active Directory assessment, sizing servers, virtualization

Key Projects:

  • Large Travel and Leisure Company (2000 client / 500 server multi-site): Converted complex mix of point IT solutions customer to more cost effective System Center suite, with contemporary Reporting and Executive Dashboard capabilities.
    • Active Directory upgrade from Windows Server 2003 to 2008 R2 including migration of multi-tier Certification Authorities
    • Lead System Center implementation and optimization projects from process review and requirements gathering through solution design and production deployment.
    • Integrated physical/virtual server, storage and network management through Operations Manager (SCOM), Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), and Opalis / Orchestrator.
  • Large Municipal Government Office: Windows 7 / Office 2010 upgrade
    • Windows 7 deployment and migration to new and existing PCs, using System Center Configuration Manager, MDOP, Med-V, App-V
    • Application Packaging and customization of Office 2010 and numerous other client software (AdminStudio)

Russell Investments, Seattle, Washington                                         2009 - 2011
Global IT Services Manager - Asset, Configuration, and Event Management

Provided vision and strategy for IT service management (ITIL/ITSM) for a global financial services firm, with special emphasis on maturing IT event management and service asset and configuration management (SACM) practices.

  • Optimized Operations Manager based services by expanding from basic Windows-server-only function to comprehensive availability and capacity management solution
  • Expand ITIL adoption and elevate business customer experience through partnership and collaboration with new Incident and Problem process owners
  • Initiate data driven budgeting, capacity measurement, and planning through tools automation and close collaboration with product and service managers
  • Operate network scanning solution for automated discovery and management of infrastructure asset and configuration inventory
  • Evolve ITSM/CMDB toolset maturity; collaborated with application delivery managers to create application and service models described in context of business processes.

JPMorgan Chase, Seattle, Washington                                               2008 - 2009
Transition Project Manager - Enterprise Monitoring Services

Retained by JPMC for Washington Mutual integration team; successfully migrated enterprise IT monitoring and event management capability from WaMu solution to JPMC platform.

  • Managed complicated project team and competing technical priorities to complete aggressive event management migration project on schedule and under budget
  • Coordinated transition project tasks with product managers; executed smooth migration and maintained high service level metrics
  • Proactively managed support vendor relationships, ensured service availability and seamless incident management process conversion from SNMP alert notification to web-based ticketing
  • Consolidated historical performance data into JPMC reporting system; performed data analysis and ETL conversion using open source software

Washington Mutual, Seattle, Washington                                           2002 - 2008
Solutions Architect, Technical Integration Lead (2007 - 2008)

Replaced legacy monitoring tools with consolidated event management solution and improved service delivery processes for new enterprise services team.

  • Integrated cross-platform, cross-technology event management solution; provided centralized availability and performance monitoring, correlation, de-duplication and escalation services for Windows, UNIX, and Linux servers, network, database and applications, including financial, call center, and public internet services

Problem Manager  (2006 - 2007)

Led process improvements that moved former Root Cause Analysis (RCA) team from reactive reporting toward ITIL based problem management.

Lead Engineer, Software Packaging and Delivery (2002 - 2006)

Supervised a team of domestic and offshore software packaging and delivery engineers.

  • Decreased defects 50%, delivery time 25% by standardizing, automating packaging formats, and refining inter-team package build and test processes

IBM Global Services, Seattle, Washington                                          2001 - 2002
Software Packaging Engineer

Demonstrated leadership, tenacity, fast learning, and high performance; recruited for permanent position on Washington Mutual IT staff.

     EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts in Communications
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington