Resume

DEBORAH WAZIR

dwazir <at> gmail <dot> com

UNIX SYSTEM AND INFRASTRUCTURE MANAGEMENT

TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

IT Professional with broad technical knowledge across multiple technology domains, strong interpersonal skills and customer focus.  More than twenty years of domestic and international experience in fast-paced, high-pressure work environments.  Tenacious attention to detail and dedication to producing work of the highest quality.  Demonstrated ability to establish rapport with individuals at all organizational levels and with diverse backgrounds.  Well respected and consistently recognized for superior performance and exceptional work ethic.  Committed to lifelong learning and professional development.

Core Competencies

Knowledge of Technology

  • Operating Systems (Solaris, HP-UX, Linux, AIX)
  • Hardware and software installation, Network configuration
  • Server Virtualization (Solaris 10 Zones and Containers)
  • Automated, unattended server builds (Custom JumpStart, Flash Archives, Ignite)
  • Programming (C) and Scripting (Bourne/Korn)
  • High Availability (Sun Cluster, Veritas Cluster, HP Serviceguard)
  • Storage (EMC, Hitachi, Veritas Volume Manager, Solaris Volume Manager, HP LVM)
  • Troubleshooting and server support in 24/7 production environments

Project Management

  • Work with vendors to coordinate project deliverables
  • Project scheduling, tracking, and status reporting
  • Adept at maneuvering through Change Management process
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities; flexible
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and interpretive skills
  • Managed all technical aspects of projects, including scope definition, work breakdown, and task execution
  • Work independently, setting and meeting deadlines

Communication

  • Ability to present technical findings in a clear and concise manner to non-technical personnel
  • Capacity to gain the cooperation and confidence of co-workers, supervisors, and subordinates as well as non-technical individuals
  • Identify and resolve customer problems, providing effective troubleshooting over the phone
  • Training new employees and customers in the use of complex systems
  • Highly motivated team player with exceptional communications skills tailored for all levels
  • Maintained good rapport with vendors, support teams, and customers
  • Provided clear documentation of server and network configuration, system administration procedures, and user procedures
  • Mentor users and coworkers in new technical skills
  • Work effectively as part of geographically dispersed, culturally diverse virtual teams

 

Automotive Industry Knowledge

  • Formerly employed with GM, EDS, Sun Microsystems, HP
  • Experience across supplier, manufacturing, and datacenter operations
  • International: worked on-site in Germany, Mexico; part of virtual teams based in Canada, India
  • First-hand knowledge of GM’s business operations, IT requirements, and organizational culture

Education and Professional Development

 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering – Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) – Project Management Institute
  • ITIL Foundations Certification
  • Sun Certified System Administrator (SCSA-Solaris 10) – Sun Microsystems
  • Sun Certified Network Administrator (SCNA-Solaris 8) – Sun Microsystems
  • HP Certified System Administrator (HP-UX v11) – Hewlett-Packard
  • Ongoing Self-Directed Study: Linux (Ubuntu mainly, with various other distros); Virtualization (VMware Workstation, VMware Server, virtual appliances); CCNA exam prep; WordPress (www.deborahwazir.com)
  • HP: Perl Scripting Seminar
  • HP: CompTIA Project+ Expert Now (505858)
  • RMC Project Management: CAPM Exam Prep Course
  • Sun Microsystems: Sun Cluster 3.1 Administration (ES-338)
  • HP: Logical Volume Manager (LVM) Basics (CES2-LVMBASICSvB)
  • Sun Microsystems: Shell Scripting for System Administrators (SA-245)
  • Sun Microsystems: Enterprise System Performance Management (SA-400)

System performance tuning and monitoring, performance measurement tools including sar

  • Sun Microsystems: Sun Systems Fault Analysis Workshop (ST-350)

Fault analysis methodology, use of diagnostic tools, analysis of core dumps

  • EDS University/Digital Think: HTML Fundamentals

Affiliations

  • Usenix/SAGE, Mensa

2 Replies to “Resume”

  1. Hi DEBORAH WAZIR,
    I liked ur post but i m still confused regarding the ks.cfg and isolinux.cfg files. I dont know how to make the proper files using kickstart and which options should I put while creating it.Can u provides me the full documentation of rhel5.2 custom kickstart automated dvd.
    thanks and regards
    Deeepak Ghule.

    1. Hi, Deepak –

      I ended up not altering the isolinux.cfg file at all. For my purposes, I decided to just put the ks.cfg file under /isolinux and then tell the system where to find it on the boot: command line when I booted from DVD. So I can’t advise anyone at this point about how to alter isolinux.cfg yet.

      For the ks.cfg file, I also didn’t know how to create one from scratch. What I did was, I installed Red Hat interactively one time on a test server. Then I logged into that server I had just built, and found /root/anaconda-ks.cfg. This file is a ks.cfg based on the selections I made as I was doing the interactive install. So, starting with that file, I uncommented out the lines for partitioning my disk, added some post-installation commands in the %post section, and renamed it ks.cfg. Then I carried on with the procedure I outlined in my post.

      Hope this helps –

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