I am Unix and Storage System Engineer/Architect specialized in Unix Architecture with over 22-year work experience, in which 10-years were of management/lead role including mid-level position. In my professional career I was blessed to be able to touch many different technologies, participated in few Data Center Migrations and Disaster Recovery designs and testing. In my recent IBM position, I did architect, built from ground up and managed 3 separate Data Centers; it was an incredible learning journey and experience. Computers and photography are my passion in life. Before Super Storm Sandy I used to have a mini data center in my basement where I did setup my Internet business and then later was able to “play” with new software OS and applications, where I could configure and test different setups and configurations. I love to get my hands on new technologies, learn new skills and just be on top of everything. I am geek at heart but I do enjoy working with people. I am very dedicated and committed individual, I take my work seriously and can deliver results.
Working at Vandis is quite interesting experience, I don't have my "own environment" as in previous companies, Vandis has many active customers that they support, each customer is different, each has unique needs and requirements, but the idea is alwasy the same, its all about technology. Here at Vandis I was able to learn Cloud such as AWS and Azure, was able to help assist various customers with their technology needs such as troubleshooting, upgrades or moving to cloud.
Vision for Life is an optometry practice, recently they acquired additional practices so they did outgrow current technologies they were using, I was able to help them meet and solve their technology challenges. While there I was able to upgrade and unify their systems and network, setup backup and recovery processes, was able to migrate their pbx and phone systems to reduce cost.
unix architecture, unix architecture, unix architecture
Cognitive computing is poised to systematically transform how organizations think, act, and operate, with IBM Watson leading the charge in this revolutionary new era of computing. I am part of the team responsible for the flagship Client Experience Center in the Watson group, which are a state of the art facilities capable of taking our key clients through real world immersive cognitive computing experiences, various Watson live integrated systems and provides innovation rooms for client discussions equipped with the most sophisticated collaboration technologies in the industry
When I joined Federal Reserve Bank of New York Markets group I was faced with the task of Opseare (HP Server Automation) to make sure we were able to quarterly patch the servers. I introduced my group to RedHat 4 as they were 100% Sun Solaris shop. While at the Bank I was part of DataCenter Migration, SAN capacity planning, upgrades and architecture. I primary did work on project and engineering tasks while I was at the FED.
HealthMarkets was an insurance company located in Norwalk, CT. I joined HM because they gave me chance to learn Storage Area Network (SAN). I was able to help them with my UNIX expertise. During my tender at HealthMarkets I managed their Data Center and Co-location environment, I migrated their Data Center to their HQ in Dallas, TX. I did their annual Disaster Recovery testing with Sunguard.
Sotheby's is an auction house. When I joined Sothebys they were starting their On-line Auction business. I was the main lead administrator. I managed their Data Center and Collocation services, I setup the Disaster Recover environment and procedures, Supported 24/7 operation.
Queens Internet Service Corp started at my college days. While in college I was introduced to the INTERNET, AOL, Compuserve and other companies emerged, I wanted to be part of it, I wanted to get people on-line. Internet at that time was primarily available by modem connections, thats how it all started. I was able to build my company, user base, setup and build servers, network and routers. Thats how my ISP business was born. I have learned quite a lot during those days and it was not by searching google, youtube or other resources, all was in the manuals and books.
Skills & Proficiency
Unix & Linux