Description

Oleksandr Kondra

Phone:      +1 902 593 0631
web:        https://linkedin.com/in/oleksandr-kondra
Email:  alexander.kondra@gmail.com

Passionate, diligent and focused Engineer with 15+ years of cumulative experience as a Network Engineer / System administrator / Desktop Support Engineer. Technical knowledge & proficiency in system administration, network maintenance, hardware maintenance, operating systems, Linux, Windows (All versions) and the willingness to learn and effectively apply new technologies.

Skils

·         Systems Installation, Configuration & Upgrading
·         Linux administration
·         Technical support
·         Program installations
·         Virtualization
·         System backups
·         Technical analysis
·         Troubleshooting, diagnosis and repair
·         Windows server administration
·         Active Directory administration
·         LAN/WAN administration
·         VMWare Administration
·         PowerShell and scripting
·         VoIP
·         Infrastructure planning

Experience

Elias Woodworking           System Administrator                                                                                                                  2015-2019

·         Acted as a Server Administrator for 10+ Microsoft Servers running Windows Server 2008/2012 including Active Directory, DHCP, DNS and Group Policy and 10+ Linux Servers. Administered all network equipment, including switches, routers, firewalls, VPN and security appliances. Served as a Microsoft Exchange Administrator for 100+ user accounts. Maintained VMWare ESXi cluster, Microsoft SQL Server, Network Monitor Server, backup servers, Document Imaging systems, and Web Servers

·         Designed a virtualization solution using Nutanix to increase IT department efficiency and response time

·         Planned and managed virtual-to-virtual server migration; retired old servers and saved over $50K in operating expenses

·         Initiated, evaluated and successfully deployed new VoIP system throughout entire organization in saving over $10K in communication costs annually

·         Headed project to upgrade Wi-Fi system; evaluated, selected and successfully deployed the new Wi-Fi system which extremely improved stability, reliability and scalability

·         Implemented Windows Update Services server which greatly reduced administrator overhead for routine patching and security analysis duties

·         Led the evaluation and selection of a new Antivirus system for the company; implemented and maintained ESET Antivirus server/client

·         Designed and Implemented video surveillance system for critical areas

·         Planned and executed backup servers migration to provide geographic redundancy, data security and portability

·         Planned, implemented and tested disaster recovery solutions

·         Recommended hardware and/or software solutions for short- and long-range goals. Researched options available and implemented

·         Acted as escalation point for troubleshooting advanced network/systems issues; consistently earned 100% issue-resolution scores by providing excellent service to internal customers

·         Monitored daily backups, antivirus status, shared storage space and network activity, adjusting network equipment and settings as needed

·         Established and maintained relationships with vendors, suppliers and service providers

·         Worked with a variety of equipment including Cisco, IBM, HP, SuperMicro, Mikrotik

·         Increased team productivity and automated repetitive tasks by using batch files, PowerShell, Bash, PHP and JavaScript

LLC Ukrspetsmet

Senior System Administrator                                                                                                     2004-2014

·         Worked in a dual role as the Director of Information Technology/Senior System Administrator

·         Managed IT infrastructure including Network LAN, WAN, Disaster Recovery facilities, telecommunications and IT help desk.

·         Effectively prepared and presented large-scale projects to the board of directors

·         Designed and managed a project of connecting Company offices by fiber- optic network. It dramatically increased network speed up to 1Gb/s

·         Managed a project of implementing fiber-optic network for one of the Company factories

·         Managed all IT vendor relationships, negotiated related contracts and created annual IT business plan and budget

·         Implemented, managed, and maintained a server 2008 Active Directory Environment dramatically improving security and reducing user management cost

·         Participated in hardware reduction cost projects by providing server virtualization technology. Converted servers to KVM based virtual environment; administered KVM virtual servers

·         Monitored daily backups, antivirus status, shared storage space and network activity, adjusting network equipment and settings as needed.

·         Migrated 100+ users from full internal e-mail system to Google Apps so all email resided in the cloud

Incom

IT Sales Manager/IT Consultant                                                                                                2002-2004

·         Presented a total IT solution with Hardware, Software and Services

·         Cold Called and set meetings with business owners in assigned territory

·         Managed the transition of new sales to implementation

·         Managed projects timeline and ensure integrations are completed by required deadline

·         Implemented processes and seek improvements for future integrations

·         Responsible for handling all customer service questions and issues

·         Provided support to our sales group on all sales calls, while providing expert knowledge on the benefits of the integration

·         Worked onsite with customers to answer any questions in regards to the benefits and the work that needs to be done for integration

·          Supervised all IT integration processes, steered implementations of new and upgraded systems

Education

East Ukrainian State University

Bachelor of Integrated Computer Systems and Robotics                                                1993-1998

Education

East Ukrainian State University

1993-1998 Bachelor of Integrated Computer Systems and Robotics

Experience

EliasWoodwork

2014-2019 System Administrator

Acted as a Server Administrator for 10+ Microsoft Servers running Windows Server 2008/2012 including Active Directory, DHCP, DNS and Group Policy and 10+ Linux Servers. Administered all network equipment, including switches, routers, firewalls, VPN and security appliances. Served as a Microsoft Exchange Administrator for 100+ user accounts. Maintained VMWare ESXi cluster, Microsoft SQL Server, Network Monitor Server, backup servers, Document Imaging systems, and Web Servers