Thahir Basha REQUEST RESUME

Senior iSeries Systems Administrator/Engineer

AVAILABLE   |   Contract   |   Recruiters OK   |   USA   |   Posted on Mar 06, 2017

THAHIR M. BASHA

 

PROFESSIONAL OVERVIEW                                    

·           8+ years of supporting and programming on IBM iSeries (AS/400) systems with a focus on top-down system security.

·           8+ years of network/connectivity and communications troubleshooting and support.

·           7+ years of experience in performing IBM i operating systems updates (including 3rd party software packages) and maintaining consistent disaster recovery/high availability processes.

·           7+ years of managing system performance while ensuring uptime and system reliability while meeting customer SLAs and internal OLAs.

·           5+ years of architecting and implementing RPG/CL programs in an iSeries environment.

·           5+ years of focus on reshaping legacy application into scalable, cloud-ready Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model for an expanding market.

·           5+ years in recommending and delivery of hardware upgrades for IBM, EMC, and Cisco products including: Power series, DS8000 & VMAX SAN solution, switches/routers/storage fabric network equipment, etc.

·           5+ years of providing IBM Power Systems and Cisco network infrastructure architecture and support.

·           5+ years in documenting technical processes which include maintaining a knowledge base and designing training and implementation procedures.

·           5+ years of designing and implementing tape and disk backup strategy with IBM BRMS and System Storage tape library.

·           4+ years of experience with designing, configuring, and installing web-based emulation applications to compliment green screen interfaces.

·           10+ years experienced, passionate, and result-driven engineer with management experience.

·           Proven solutions in managing server infrastructures - Unix/Linux, Windows, and mid-range ERP systems (IBM iSeries/AS400).

·           Energetic, focused, and committed team leader who thrives in a challenging environment.

·           Experience in working with Web/Application servers like IBM Apache HTTP, Apache Tomcat, and

·           Good working experience with Relational Databases including: DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL.

·           Experience with development tools including: Rational Developer for i, Midrange Dynamics Change Management Software (MDCMS), SoftLanding’s Turnover, Microsoft VSS, Apache SVN, Git, and Trac.

·           Experience with industry-leading best practice ITIL application’s to support ticketing, change management, incident response, availability and security management.

 

TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

Enterprise Midrange Servers & Services

Hardware: IBM Power Systems, DS8870 SAN, EMC VMAX, Netezza data warehouse, IBM BladeCenter & Storwize V7000, Nutanix hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) appliance, Cisco-series switches and routers.

Operating Systems: IBM iSeries (AS/400) V5R4+, VIOS, Windows Server, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Enterprise Software: IBM Copy Services: Global Copy/Flash Copy, PowerHA; IBM Backup and Recovery Management Services (BRMS); EMC Symmetrix SRDF, VMWare ESXi, Microsoft Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer; Active Directory, ADFS, Load Balancing, Enterprise System Monitoring etc.; Open source applications: HAProxy, JMeter, Tomcat.

IBM i 3rd party toolset

Rocket Software emulation products, HelpSystem products for security and job scheduling, OpenText EDI/BizManager, iTera/Mimix, WRSI, BugBuster’s RSF/HA, RDi, Original Software’s TestBench, Zend Server, etc.

Databases

DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, and MySQL

 

EDUCATION

  • Masters of Science in Managing Innovation & Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Networking & Information Security 
  • Professional Certificate in Computer and Digital Forensics

CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Cisco® Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • IBM Certified Sales Specialist – Power Systems with POWER7 & POWER8 and IBM i – v1
  • IBM Certified Technical Specialist – Power Systems with POWER7 & POWER8 and IBM i – v1
  • Vermont Information Processing - Employee of the Quarter (2013)

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Company:  Vermont Information Processing, Colchester, VT                                               Aug 09 - Oct 16

Role: Senior IBM iSeries (AS/400) Administrator & Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Successfully implemented, trained, and enhanced Advanced Job Scheduler (AJS), System Job Scheduler, and HelpSystems’ Robot/SCHEDULE.
  • Monitored, designed and applied security functions on DB2 and IFS file structure.
  • Administered all functions related to IBM iSeries platform including: upgrades, software configuration, security, backup, disaster recovery and high availability, performance tuning, TCP/IP communications, and operator support.
  • Utilized internal (iDoctor) and 3rd party tools (QSystem and QMessage Monitor) to continuously monitor and resolve performance and other system related issues.
  • Researched, recommended, and implemented Cisco networking equipment to improve system reliability and performance.
  • Updated legacy iSeries emulator product with modern 3rd party application (Rocket Software Legasuite)
  • Created a core team to maintain and support iSeries platforms with enterprise SAN (IBM DS8000) network and redundant, highly available ASP/SaaS services for 400+ enterprise beverage WMS customers throughout US.
  • Over 7 years of advanced iSeries system support including system maintenance, performance tuning, software and hardware DR/HA support, and auditing.
  • Designed and implemented iSeries security for cloud-based services.
  • Established a multi-million dollar remote colocation facility to support the rapid growth of the organization.
  • Successfully migrated and modernized the local data center with industry-leading infrastructure including network devices, servers, and appliances.
  • Provided infrastructure design, implementation, upgrades and maintenance of iSeries on POWER systems.
  • Simultaneously managed a range of multiple independent and group projects including Disaster Recovery (DR), High Availability (HA) Planning and Implementation & Pre-planning for SAS 70/SSAE-16 compliant certification.
  • Supplied around-the-clock support for 300+ internal local and remote users, as well as development and operations team.

Environment: IBM iSeries, DB2, DS8870, EMC VMAX 200K, Windows, Linux, IBM Tape Libraries, IBM BladeCenter & Storwize V7000, IBM Netezza, Cisco switches/routers/APs. 

 

Company: Appsynapsis, LLC                                                                                                          May 14 – Sep 16

Project: Web & App Design for mid-size Property Management company

Role: Co-Founder

Responsibilities:

  • Launched a start-up organization focused on web and mobile enterprise application development for small and medium sized corporations.
  • Managed a remote group of engineers and developers to create corporate mobile app for over 200 end users.

Environment: Windows Server, ASP.NET, Java, PHP, Custom APIs, iOS devices, Crystal Reports.

 

Company:  Lang McLaughry Spera Real Estate                                                                       Sep 07 – Aug 09

Role: Senior Network & Systems Administrator

Responsibilities:

  • Charged with configuring and maintaining servers, printers, print servers, software, hardware and related upgrades, and VoIP phone system.
  • Supplied around-the-clock technical support via phone and email for 200+ users local and remote.

Environment: Windows and Linux Servers, Cisco & SonicWall devices, VPNs, Active Directory, ADFS.

 




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