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  • IBM Certified Sr. System Engineer/Admin. - Consulting or Permanent Hire

    Brian J. Burgoyne
    Boca Raton, FL 33433

    Career Summary
    I am a valuable senior level technical professional with over 20 years experience in the IBM mid-range platform area (AS/400, RS/6000, iSeries and pSeries). I have held technical, managerial, and administrative positions throughout my career and am an effective communicator at all levels who understands true ROI in IBM technologies.

    Systems/Platform Technical Experience

    Mini/Mid-range: IBM i5, iSeries, AS/400e, AS/400(RISC/CISC), IBM pSeries, RS/6000, IBM HMC
    Servers: HP, IBM, Compaq
    Mainframe: IBM 4381, ES9000 - MVS/VM, AT&T
    Operating Systems: IBM OS/400 V1-V5R4, AIX V4.3/5.3, OS/2, MS -Windows (2000,XP), Novell NetWare SFT V2.15, V3.11, V3.12, and V4.10, Cisco IOS, MS-Windows NT(V3.51-4.0)
    Communication Protocols: TCP/IP, SNA, SDLC, Anynet, IPX/SPX, NetBeui, NetBIOS, EIGRP
    LAN/Emulation: IBM iSeries Access and Navigator, Client Access/400 Express, RUMBA/400,
    Hummingbird, Attachmate Extra, ExtraX, and Reflection X
    Utilities: IBM WebSphere Development Studio - (SDA, SEU, DFU, PDM, IDDU), Query 400, FTP
    Server, IBMLink, ECS, OV/400, OS/2 LAPS, PC 5250 Emulation, LAN Support Program, OS/2
    Communication Manager, MQ Series(AS/400), MPG Performance Navigator, TAATOOL product and Help/Systems Robot, Network, Console and Scheduler as well as Turnover.
    Programming Languages: RPGIII, RPG400, COBOL, CL, SQL, BASIC, SPSS/X, DCL, Datatrieve

    Employment History

    Office DEPOT, Inc. Global Headquarters / ACS, A Xerox Company , FL [May 08 June 11]
    Lead System Engineer Enterprise Computing/ Infrastructure Management Consultant
    IBM OS/400 software product management (OS Upgrades and PTF management) project planning and implementation responsibilities. Webshere MQ upgrade and administration support.
    Project lead and management of IBM offshore staff augmentation contract. Responsible for implementation, development and review of S.O.W and IBM resources both in US and India.
    Assisted management in IBM software and hardware support contract management with recommendations for additional cost savings annually.
    Assisted in budgetary process and cost reductions with third party software contract renewals.
    System performance and capacity planning analysis and tuning for i5 OS platform.
    eCommerce load testing management and performance analysis for backend (iSeries) servers.
    Level 3 support for OS related issues across complex LPAR i5 systems environment for both domestic and international business systems.
    OS Security compliance remediation and audit data retrieval and analysis responsibilities to aid in corporate compliance related audits. (PCI and SOX)

    Kerzner International North America, Inc. Plantation, FL [Nov. 03 May 08]
    Principal Systems Engineer/Sr. Technical Consultant (contract position initially)
    IBM systems manager for all iSeries, i5 (AS/400) computer systems domestic/international.
    IBM and third party software and vendor administration and account management.
    Budgetary management for all IBM and third party systems hardware and software.
    System performance management and capacity planning responsibilities.
    System security officer responsibilities and internal audit of security standards/policies.
    Change management administrator and product implementation lead resource (Turnover)
    Evaluate, recommend, and implement job automation/monitoring solutions (Help/Systems)
    Train, and supervise junior level administrators and operations staff on operational procedures.
    DataMirror product configuration and DBA support administrator (Transformation Server)
    High Availability (MIMIX) project manager for implementation and HA Administrator.

    PharMerica, Inc. Tampa, FL [Aug. 03 Oct. 03]
    Sr. Systems Engineer Consultant (temporary contract position)
    Technical project manager for large iSeries(AS/400) environment Data Center relocation project.
    Review, analyze and recommend system level security improvements for critical pharmaceutical application for regulation compliance (HIPPA).
    Project manager for large systems (15 machines) OS upgrade to V5R2 and documentation.
    Review and recommend OS level maintenance strategies to remain current and stable with numerous package and custom applications environment.

    CITCO Technology Management, Inc. Ft. Lauderdale, FL [Jan. 99 Apr. 03]
    IBM Midrange Systems Manager
    Manage and architect overall IBM mid-range systems platform on a worldwide basis.
    Determine and meet budgetary requirements through vigorous vendor relationship
    management. (Negotiated first worldwide IBM IVO purchase agreement for CITCO)
    Management, design and planning for global consolidation of AS/400 systems utilizing LPAR technologies to meet corporate infrastructure strategy.
    Planned, designed and executed procedures for Disaster Recovery strategy.
    Project manager for any/all performance and capacity planning for all environments.
    Provided expert system security recommendations to IT Audit for corporate security policies.
    Standardized worldwide IBM hardware and software maintenance support contracts.
    Supervise AS/400 system administrators and operation staff(12) in diverse cultures globally.
    Provide terms and conditions for data center SLA contracts relating to IBM systems
    management for outsourcing contract. (EDS Switzerland)
    Architect, evaluated, and managed implementation of HA solution (Vision Suite) for Europe.
    Pivotal role in evaluation, recommendation and on going support of enterprise security
    auditing system. (PentaSafe/NetIQ)
    Managed all 3rd party software licensing, upgrades and maintenance levels.
    Evaluated latest IBM technologies to determine and implement solutions to keep systems at
    current supported levels.
    Established system operational documentation for standardized technical procedures and trained international operations staff.

    PRIMUS Telecommunications Inc. (TRESCOM USA) Ft. Lauderdale, FL [May 96 Jan. 99]
    Manager of Systems Integration
    Responsible for corporate LAN/WAN and IT Help Desk departments supporting approximately 300 nodes in multiple locations interconnected to multiple AS/400 and HP hosts environment.
    Budget management and complete procurement responsibilities for all PC and LAN/WAN equipment and technical resources.
    Designed and implemented WAN integration of branch sales offices for LAN and AS/400.
    Designed and configured Internet access to integrate into existing IP LAN and Novell LAN for corporate Internet e-mail and browsing capabilities.
    Project management, supervision, and recruitment of technical staff for networking and desktop.
    Training, coordination, implementation, and supervision of corporate Help Desk system(TrackIT).

    DAS ENTERPRISES, INC. Boca Raton, FL [Nov. 95 - May 96]
    Sr. Systems Consultant (BlockBuster Entertainment Inc.)
    Senior technical analyst supporting large multi-system AS/400 environment.
    Advised and documented as well as tested Disaster Recovery plan for IBM AS/400s.
    MIMIX (HA software), JD Edwards, and system utilities upgrades and technical support.
    Security projects advisor and administration support for all AS/400 systems.
    Key role providing AS/400 communications support and remote site connectivity projects.
    PC/LAN to AS/400 connectivity specialist to consult in TCP/IP and FSIOP configuration/design.
    Supervision and training to other support staff in technical capacity.

    SIRIUS COMPUTER SOLUTIONS San Antonio, Texas [Aug. 93 - Nov.95]
    Senior Systems Engineer/Consultant (IBM Premier Business Partner)
    Network design and integration consultant for clients implementing LAN and IBM solutions.
    Technical instructor for AS/400 Operations, CL Programming, and PC Support/400(Client Access).
    AS/400 communication and networking project design, implementation, and documentation.
    Internal networking and PC technical support resource and client telephone technical support.
    Pre and post sales technical support for account executives in AS/400 and LAN solutions.
    Novell product information certified for reseller authorization and CNE course completion.

    INSIGHT BUSINESS CONSULTANTS LTD. Mississauga, Ontario [1990 - 1993]
    AS/400 Systems Engineer (IBM Business Partner)
    S/38 to AS/400 migration consulting and actual conversion project management for clients.
    Systems engineer assigned to multiple client sites for various AS/400 and PS/2 projects.


    IBM Certified Systems Specialist Certifications Novell Certification

    iSeries System Administrator - V5R3 C.N.A. V4.1
    iSeries Technical Solutions Implementor - V5R1 C.N.E. V4.1, V3.11/V3.12
    AS/400 System Administrator OS/400 V4R4

    Sheridan College of Applied Arts and Sciences (Ontario, Canada)
    Computer Sciences degree, 1984

    References Available Upon Request