George Loukin | Elance
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George Loukin

Senior IT Infrastructure Analyst / Consultant
   United Kingdom
  |  3:44 pm Local Time


Possessing developed skills that have been gained through establishing and developing full IT projects from initial conception to completion. Extensive hardware and software experience. Specialisation on Microsoft Infrastructure solutions. Managing a team of IT professionals. Hardware and Software procurement. Technical liaison with external partners and suppliers. Working cross-functionally within a customer focused, multi-site environment, maintaining the delivery of IT services and technology projects. Up-to-date on IT developments.
Service Description
Advanced technical skills and knowledge areas

 Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/Vista enterprise infrastructure design and deployment
 Microsoft Exchange Server 2003/2007 enterprise design, implementation and maintenance
 Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008 Active Directory Infrastructure enterprise design and deployment
 Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2003/2007 design and implementation
 Microsoft Office Live Communication Server 2005/2007 design and implementation
 Microsoft ISA Server 2004/2006 and RSA SecurID based RAS, VPN and Remote Office design, implementation and support
 Microsoft Operations Manager Server (MOM) deployment
 Microsoft SQL Server 2005 design and implementation
 Blackberry Enterprise Server 4.1 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 design and deployment
 Zetafax Server deployment and support
 Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 design, implementation and maintenance
 Symantec (Veritas) BackupExec 11d based Disaster Recovery and Backup design and deployment
 Symantec (Veritas) Enterprise Vault Email Archiving design and deployment
 VMware and Virtualisation technologies
 Prism Deploy software deployment and desktop management suite
 ScriptLogic Desktop Authority Express AD management software suite
 MacAfee Antivirus Products (Groupshield for Exchange and ASAP) deployment
 Market Data Information Systems (Reuters, Bloomberg, DataStream) infrastructure design and deployment
 Linux (SuSe, Red Hat, Gentoo)

Education and professional development:

Brainbench Certificate: Windows 98 Power User
Algoritm PC Training Course: C and C++ Programming
Brainbench Certificate: C Programmer
Microsoft Approved Courses:
• 2279: Planning, Implementing, And Maintaining Microsoft 2003 Active Directory.
• 2400: Implementing And Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2003
• 2779: Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database
• 2780: Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Database
• 5047: Introduction To Installing And Managing Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1
• 5049: Managing Messaging Security Using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1
• 5050: Recovering Messaging Servers And Databases Using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1
• 5051: Monitoring And Troubleshooting Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 SP1
• 6416B: Updating your Network Infrastructure and Active Directory Technology Skills to Windows Server 2008
IPC Customer Product Training: Alliance MX
CX1256BI Course: Citrix Presentation Server 4.0: Administration

Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany--
Majoring in Computer Linguistic

Minsk State Linguistic University, Minsk, Belarus--
Majoring in German and English
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator: Messaging
Awarded: 2008
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA)
Awarded: 2008
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE)
Awarded: 2008
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Awarded: 2007
Unicredit CAIB Securities UK Ltd
IT Manager, Vice President
2005 - Present
I have started with CAIB on initial 3 month contract as IT Analyst. My potential was quickly recognised and I have received a permanent contract just after 2 month. I have been promoted to Senior IT Analyst in autumn 2006 taking over additional responsibilities for mission critical trading system infrastructure and team leading duties. Promoted to IT Manager in 2008, reporting directly to Head of IT. Company profile: UniCredit CAIB runs UniCredit's institutional equity business, research, M&A advisory, equity capital markets as well as merchant banking in Austria and Emerging Europe. Achievements:  Exchange 2003 design and migration from Exchange 5.5 in close cooperation with colleagues from Vienna and Warsaw creating global resource forest over 6 sites and locations around Europe  Symantec Enterprise Vault infrastructure design and product deployment (Project involved evaluation of various solutions and working closely with external service provider to ensure timely and successful completion)  Microsoft Office SharePoint 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007 infrastructure design and implementation  Exchange 2007 planning and initial design  Complex Active directory design and deployment including Windows NT to Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domain Migration  Core infrastructure (AD,DNS, DHCP) redesign for resiliency  Microsoft SQL Server 2005 infrastructure design and deployment  Remote office NAS design and data replication deployments  Design of branch office deployments  Microsoft ISA Server 2006 & VPN RAS design and implementation (Creating a more secure network infrastructure using perimeter network topology. Implementation of VPN RAS using ISA Server and RSA Security authentication appliance)  Disaster recovery and backup infrastructure design and deployment using Symantec BackupExec 11d  HP blade and server infrastructure design  Design of hardware deployment and management using technologies such as Ghost and Insight Manager  Design of large storage, high throughput, high processing trading infrastructure All projects have been completed within specified timeframe and within assigned budget. Responsibilities:  Act in the capacity of technical consultant to solutions delivery on matters of technical solutions, architectures and technology.  Provision of technical development expertise for projects and IT solutions teams, ensuring deployment of appropriate technologies in line with the appropriate infrastructure strategies.  Ensure that all technical solutions have clearly documented and communicated design specifications, with clear service commitment criteria, and that the linkage to the optimal technical solution is evident.  Ensure that technical solutions have optimal support requirements, ensure that projects clearly identify support requirements to meet their service commitment, and that the transition into support process is effectively executed.  To continually evaluate design requirements, trends in business solutions and underlying industry direction / best practice and ensure that the organisation has a clear principles and direction for each element of the organisation’s IT landscape.  To co-ordinate and plan the execution of Technical projects  To design and implement elements of the enterprise wide architecture to facilitate the deployment of organisation initiatives.
ZAO Channel 8
Infrastructure consultant
2004 - 2005
Company Profile: ZAO Channel 8, Minsk's only private TV channel established in 1996. Channel is broadcasting family and entertainment oriented programs in Minks and Minsk region. The role of IT Systems is to support the organisation’s IT Infrastructure, and to ensure that the IT systems are operated and managed effectively and professionally. I was employed as an external consultant to provide technical expertise and to design and implement a series of Microsoft based solutions. Achievements:  Exchange 2003 design and migration from Exchange 5.5 design and implementation  Microsoft Office SharePoint 2003 infrastructure design and implementation  Active directory design and deployment including Windows NT and Windows 2000 to Windows Server 2003 Active Directory Domain Migration  Core infrastructure (AD,DNS, DHCP) design and implementation.  Microsoft SQL Server 2000 infrastructure design and deployment  Microsoft ISA Server 2004 design and implementation.  Disaster recovery and backup infrastructure design and deployment Duties and responsibilities involved:  Spam filtering design  Virus protection design and implementation  Assist with planning and implementing new servers, hardware and software upgrades to existing servers, and with purchasing of new equipment.  Maintain the security of servers and their data both internally and externally.  Ensure system integrity by designing and implementing reliable backups and disaster recovery processes.  Produce and maintain current systems documentation.  To work and develop appropriate standards and procedures,  Maintain an awareness of current and emerging technologies.  Ensure all work meets or exceeds the standard agreed in the SLA
NetLounge Internet Cafe
IT support engineer
2002 - 2004
Company profile: Internet cafe providing internet access for more than 100 users as well as variety of other services including gaming, IP telephony, scanning, printing and digital image processing. Duties involved: § User support, backup and disaster recovery preparation § Spam filtering § Virus protection § Implementation of improvement plans including server upgrades and migration to Windows 2003 § Problem resolution of system errors § Monitoring and reporting on user activity § Management and troubleshooting of five Microsoft Windows 2000/2003 Servers § Planning, administering and troubleshooting network services including DNS and DHCP § Responsible for all Cisco LAN infrastructure § Management and deployment of workstations
ZAO Channel 8
Senior technical support engineer
1997 - 2002
Duties and responsibilities involved:  Providing hands-on problem resolution of network/system errors  Providing 2nd line support to all users, resolving reported problems with related hardware, software and related systems technology  Providing inventory records, warranty, service and software license information.  Monitoring and reporting on user activity, and network performance  Installation, configuration and maintenance of network hardware and software  Tutoring junior staff  Management and support of Windows NT, Windows 2000 workstations and servers  Design and implementation of NT 4/2000 workstation and notebook images  Workstation security  Remote deployment and management of workstation software  Design and implementation of Windows NT 4 policy templates  Support of desktop applications  Recovery and troubleshooting of workstations and servers  Helpdesk support
Payment Terms
Payment for services rendered is due in full after the Service has been rendered. However, a negotiable deposit is required up front to secure services. This will be applied to total bill.
Turnaround time is entirely dependant upon the type and complexity of the service to be perofrmed.
Most items can be accomplished remotely, as this is my specialty, Remote Support. Hourly rates increase if an onsite visit is required.
George Loukin | Elance

George Loukin