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Director of Information Technology Resume


Desired Industry: Information Technology SpiderID: 73246
Desired Job Location: Warman, Saskatchewan Date Posted: 8/13/2014
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Immediately
Desired Wage: 120000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:

Accomplished, performance-focused and
dynamic professional, offering extensive
technical experience in business process
design,

program and project improvement,
operations strategy and application
development. Recognized for unrivalled
work ethic,

remarkable technical acumen and
comprehensive knowledge of various
software packages and operating systems.
Equipped with

analytical problem-solving skills in
determining root causes and resolving
complex situations. Armed with strong
ability to

lead, motivate and work with high-
caliber teams of professionals to ensure
the successful attainment of goals.
Bilingual in

English and French. Accustomed to
establish positive work relationships
with diverse individuals and
professionals of all

levels.


Experience:

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FEDERATED CO-OPERATIVES LIMITED -
SASKATOON, SK
DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY,
Infrastructure and Operations 2013–
Present
- Maintain operational efficiency
by guaranteeing the reliability and
availability of the mission critical
infrastructure

services across the Co-operative
Retailing System (CRS) in Western
Canada.
- Display outstanding management
capability in providing services for
both in-house and third-party
outsourcing vendor

responsible for network, desktop,
operating system, storage, database,
data center, email and related systems
maintenance.
- Accomplish projects and service
requests through maintenance of overall
system and human resource plans while
ensuring

their availability and engagement.
- Conceptualize plan in handling a
large IT infrastructure budget for both
operating and capital expenditures.
- Accomplish employee performance
reviews to evaluate their growth and
development.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
? Led the development and
promotion of corporate vision, goals,
objectives and strategies for all
aspects of the IT

infrastructure life cycle along with the
design and standards, acquisition and
deployment, capacity planning and
optimization,

maintenance and support and all related
processes.
? Rapidly offered and executed
significant solutions for cost
effectiveness which also included the
periodic assessment of

operations against benchmarks.
? Exemplified superior talents in
promoting a high performance technical
and business-focused team while serving
as a

positive role model.

GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA (SERVICE ALBERTA)
- EDMONTON, AB
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER 2011–2013
- Systematically obtained
necessary requirements for the new
project and initiative by developing
integrated approaches.
- Demonstrated adeptness in
leading the development of high-quality
proposals, terms of charter, scope
statements,

budgets, plans and status reports.
- Rendered strategic oversight to
the project teams including the senior
ministry and stakeholder
representatives.
- Attended to all aspects of
providing direction and expertise to
project sponsors, participants and
stakeholders; along

with management of associated resources
and contracts.
- Promptly guaranteed the delivery
of project and initiative and handling
the budget within defined scope.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
? Gained recognition for
completing various projects which
consisted of three concurrent
infrastructure security projects;

two ministries’ migration projects; and
investigation of three more projects in
spring 2013:
- Device Classification and
Federated Network Management (DCFNM):
Successful execution of 802.1X and Cisco
Identity

Services Engine (ISE) in three years
with an estimated cost of $3M for 567
sites; enabling the inception of
federated network

and automation of the management for the
identification of services.
- Intrusion Prevention Systems
(IPS) Upgrade Project: Replacement of
the existing IPSs with one pair in each
data centre

for more powerful and state-of-the-art
McAfee IPSs with a budget worth $1.5M.
- Network Services Access
Definition (NSAD) Project: Effective
application of set rules in classifying
and identifying the

device that could access on the network,
thus accomplished ahead of schedule with
23% savings.
- Tourism Park and Recreation
(TPR) and Culture Migration Project:
Integration of two independent network
ministries into

a GOA secure network across 131 sites.
- Tourism Park and Recreation
(TPR) and Video Conferencing (VS)
Migration Project: Resettlement of 39
TPR VC sites from

their own network to secure
infrastructure.

CITY OF COLD LAKE - COLD LAKE, AB
INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY
MANAGER 2004–2011
- Enhanced the network’s
efficiency through continuous
administration, repair, upgrades and
installations.
- Took part in developing and
maintaining an updated IT disaster
recovery plan; service level and
catalogue, five-year

plan, and five-year budget; and the IST
budget.
- Developed and executed policies
and procedures for the network and
computer systems while observing strict
and complete

compliance with all provincial and
federal rules and regulations.
- Ensured end user satisfaction
through provision of training as well as
hardware, software and network support.
- Adeptly managed the operation
and security of the LAN, WAN, systems
and related infrastructure.
- Kept abreast with the latest
trends and technology in transitioning
the city into the 21st century
technology and to

sustain 99.9% uptime in the operational
network.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
? Served as the pioneer in the
company IT department.
? Made substantial contributions
to the start-up of Information Systems
and Technology (IST) improvement
programs with 23

projects:
- Desktop Upgrade Project:
Transition of all desktop hardware to
new computer systems with new larger
monitors to meet the

work requirements of all users.
- Windows 7 and MS Office 2010
Project: Creation of new build for users
by training them on new operating
systems and

applications; as well as the analyst in
maintaining Windows 7 and new
applications.
- Server Virtualization Project:
Oversight to the design and application
of VMware clusters with vStorage and
vMotion

capabilities along with the migration of
physical servers to virtual servers;
thereby, attaining 40% reduction in
footprint and

48% in power consumption.
- Exchange Server Upgrade:
Effectual service in modernizing the
exchange server from 2003 to 2010.
- Phone System Upgrade:
Conceptualization of advancement for the
advanced VoIP system to replace Centrex
phone system.
- Windows Servers Upgrade:
Management of the Windows server
migration into Windows 2008.
- Infrastructure Upgrade: Network
rewiring from 10Base-T to 1000Base-TX
along with the installation of necessary

improvements and latest trends including
POE switches, firewalls and Intrusion
Prevention System (IPS).

TERRATRONICS, INC. - COLD LAKE, AB
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER 1994–2005
- Keenly managed the daily
operations of the IT services consulting
firm.
- Upheld utmost accuracy of the
organizational budget along with
balanced finances.
- Exemplified technical expertise
in mentoring and offering guidance to
technicians and analyst.
- Administered the helpdesk
support for 150 clients including
businesses, practitioners, schools and
colleges.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
? Drove all efforts in addressing
and successfully completing the
following initiatives:
- Canadian Tire Store: Support and
repair of all infrastructures along with
installation of new lines and stations
for the

administration office.
- Furniture Galaxy Stores:
Redecoration of the two locations
including wiring, servers, headquarters
connection, processes

automation and point-of-sale (POS)
upgrade; along with staff training for
usability and maintenance of POS and
financial

software.
- Reitmans Store: Oversight to the
installation and maintenance of the POS
systems.
- Rona: Systematic repair of the
POS system and upgrade of stations and
servers.
- Various Oil and Gas Support
Companies: Conceptualization and
execution of a customized database with
cellular linking

for the field operator. Employment of
proficiency in handling wireless point-
to-point Internet technology for the
connection to

city office.
- Medical Clinic: Instigation of
new secure infrastructure with Internet
access in securing patient database
software

against intrusion.
TONDER TRAINING CENTRE - COLD LAKE, AB
PRESIDENT | DEAN OF TECHNOLOGY 1997–
2005
- Carried out training on
development and modification while
closely monitoring hours of students and
staff.
- Meticulously evaluated students'
diverse needs to ensure effectiveness of
all academic programs.
CAREER HIGHLIGHT
- Allocated Technology Training
Department budget to fund operations and
optimize operational efficiency and
rendered high

level of assistance to fellow educators
to develop their competencies and
achieve their maximum level of
potential.

MILITARY EXPERIENCE

CF-18 AUTOMATIC TEST EQUIPMENT OFFICER
CANADIAN ARMED FORCES ? COLD LAKE,
ALBERTA
- Established reputation in
managing multiyear and multimillion
dollars projects.
- Direct oversight for the
software development for the fighter
plane test equipment of Naval Aviation
Depot along with

the companies including Harris
Corporation and Marconi in Montreal.


Education:


EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS

COURSEWORK TOWARD MASTER’S DEGREE IN
COMPUTER SCIENCE Kaplan
University ? Omaha, NE
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
University of Manitoba ? Winnipeg, MB
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
CERTIFICATE CAF School of
Aeronautics ? Borden, ON
STAFF SCHOOL COURSE 92 [LEADERSHIP
PROGRAM] Canadian Forces College
? Toronto, ON

PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL (PMP),
In Progress
CERTIFIED INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY
PROFESSIONAL (CISSP), In Progress
CISCO IDENTITY SERVICES ENGINE (ISE) |
IBM SYSTEM I ADMINISTRATION AND CONTROL
CERTIFIED
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE
LIBRARY (ITIL) V3 | CERTIFIED NETWARE
ENGINEER (CNE)
COMPTIA A+ | COMPTIA NETWORK+ | COMPTIA
SECURITY+
MICROSOFT CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL (MCP) |
MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SYSTEMS
ADMINISTRATOR (MCSA)
MICROSOFT CERTIFIED SYSTEMS ENGINEER
(MCSE) – SECURITY | MICROSOFT CERTIFIED
SYSTEMS ENGINEER (MCSE)
MICROSOFT CERTIFIED IT PROFESSIONAL
(MCITP) SERVER 2008 ADMINISTRATION AND
ENTERPRISE
MICROSOFT CERTIFIED IT PROFESSIONAL
(MCITP) WINDOWS 7 | VIRTUALIZATION
CERTIFIED ENGINEER (VCE) | VMWARE
CERTIFIED


Affiliations:

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Pilots International Association Member
| Municipal Information Systems
Association (MISA)
Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute


Skills:


AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Risk Management
Human Resource Functions
Program Management and Testing
Data Center Operations
Contract Writing and Agreement
Management Patch Management
Budget Administration
Ongoing Maintenance and Support
Continuous Process Improvement
Quality Assurance and Industry Best
Practices


Additional Information:

ACTIVITIES

Vocational College, Facilitator



TECHNICAL ACUMEN

OPERATING SYSTEMS Server:
Microsoft Windows (NT–2008) - Novel
Netware (1.0–7.0) - IBM OS-400 - IBM
Mainframe - VAX

Mainframe - UNIX - VMware - AIX
Desktop: Microsoft Windows (3.1–Windows
8) - Sun Workstation - Linux - MS-DOS -
IBM DOS
APPLICATIONS Relational Database
Management System (RDBMS): Oracle - DB2
- SQL - Microsoft Access - FoxPro -
dBase IV
Server: DNS - Windows Exchange -
Microsoft IIS - ESRI GIS - CISCO ISE -
Microsoft Office Suite -
Word Perfect Office - Microsoft Project
- Microsoft Visio - AutoCAD - SharePoint
Programming: Microsoft Visual Studio - C
- C++ - C# - Cobol - Pascal - ATLAS -
Assembly HDML - ASP.net - Visual Basic
HARDWARE Desktop: PC - Apple -
IBM - HP - Acer - Dell
Servers: Micro Mainframe - IBM Mainframe
- VAX Mainframe - Intel Base Servers -
IBM AS400
IBM E-Business - IBM I Series
Appliances: Switches - Routers -
Security Appliances - Tunneling
Appliances - VoIP Systems - UPS -
Firewall IPS - Cisco ISE

Appliances - SAN - NAS - Wireless Access
Point - Wi-Fi - HP and IBM Bladeservers
METHODOLOGY Systems Development Life
Cycle (SDLC) - ITIL - Scrum Scope -
Project Management Institute (PMI) -
Human Resource

- The Open Group Architecture Framework
(TOGAF) - Client and Contract Management


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