Data Center Manager
May 2014 - at Present
Data Center Operations Manager • Night Shift Data Center Manager responsible for 14 Data Centers. • Manage night shift team of 23 technical professionals, operations monitoring, change management, training, staffing, inventory control, vendor management, metrics reporting, projects as assigned. Managed security compliance, stakeholder in security planning. Staff development, reviews, compensation planning, interviewing, hiring, terminations, individual coaching, scheduling. • Senior Manager for nights in the Northern Virginia Region, on call from 8pm-8am 7 days/week, onsite 9pm-7am 5 nights/week. Resource and mentor for lower level managers. • Project owner for Motherboard replacement kaizen. Created customer-centric Data Tech metrics that measured actual contributions to Amazon for each Data Tech & team. Re-utilized the same engine, written in a combination of UniVerse and MySQL, to analyze ticket queues for prioritization based upon capacity returned to the fleet.
Senior Lead Systems Administrator
at NVR, Inc
December 2013 - May 2014
AIX, Dell Compellent Storage, VmWare, Linux Administrator. One direct report. Stood up video server for marketing using Debian on VmWare with xfs fie system. Reconfigured AIX, HMC, & edge switches for Core switch replacement. Performed audit/reclamation to recover 18% of total storage space. Performance tuning of AIX servers. Consulted on Data Center remediation. Vendor management for Servers, Storage, and Data Center Faciliity.
at Howard University
May 2007 - December 2013
As Data Center Manager, performed Data Center remediation, including recabling, access control, data center cleanup, writing and instituting access, retirement, consolidation, storage allocation policies, consolidation and virtualization of servers and storage, implemented infrastructure monitoring. Managed build & commissioning of secondary/DR data center. Vendor negotiation/management for installation, decommissioning, cabling, electrical, HVAC. Created, proposed, and managed budget for Data Center, both capex and opex. Researched, developed, and presented business case and plan to Board of Trustees to consolidate 8 data centers, utilizing AWS cloud. As Technical Manager, responsible for architecting and administration of complete client server environment, SAN, backups, Oracle DBA’s, PeopleSoft Admin & Security, desktop maintenance. Optimization, system hardening, managed storage & backup conversion to EMC Storage & Networker Backup, with HDS for replication.
Certified Data Center Management Professional
2015 - 2015 (1 year) Washington, D.C.
at Gettysburg College
1977 - 1982 (5 years) Pennsylvania
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