Geirman Prostov, Windows Deployment Developer in Louisville, KY, United States
Geirman Prostov

Windows Deployment Developer in Louisville, KY, United States

Member since August 24, 2021
Geirman is a highly motivated IT professional with a decade of experience specializing in Azure architecture and solutions. In addition to an intensive background in corporate cloud infrastructure integration, he has experience in project management and enterprise application deployment in high-power and cloud computing environments. His expertise is backed by advanced degrees in corporate finance, business administration, and computer science.
Geirman is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

  • Windows Deployment 10 years
  • Node Clusters 8 years
  • Azure 6 years
  • Database Design 5 years
  • Programming 5 years
  • Networking 5 years
  • C# 5 years
  • Migration 5 years

Location

Louisville, KY, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Azure, Azure IaaS, Windows Server, Azure Landing Zones, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure Resource Management, Azure Government, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Security, Continuous Integration (CI)

The most amazing...

...projects I've done were cloud computing integrations and migrating and deploying public, private corporate cloud, and US government enterprise solutions.

Employment

  • Azure Architect and Implementation Consultant

    2021 - 2021
    Ensono (Contract)
    • Participated in implementing Azure Commercial and Government landing zone deployment environments.
    • Created, modified, and adjusted SOWs and conceptual designs for Azure Commercial and Government deployments.
    • Developed an Azure Government landing zone blueprint, documentation, and diagrams based on the SOW to meet the client's requirements and needs.
    • Conducted POCs for DevOps CI/CD pipelines in Azure Corporate and Government implementations. Configured a DevOps CI/CD pipeline, releases, tasks, and a test plan for an AKS cluster.
    • Created, ran, and modified Cloud Shell Batch scripts for DevOps CI/CD pipeline settings and AKS cluster environments. Generated DevOps CI/CD setup documentation and presentation materials.
    • Configured, executed, and monitored an Azure VM migration process from an on-premise data center environment to Azure Commercial and Government environments by using Azure migration tools.
    Technologies: Azure Landing Zones, Azure, Migration, IT Infrastructure, Azure IaaS, Azure PaaS, Data Encryption, Azure Containers, Node Clusters, Batch Scripting, CI/CD Pipelines, Hub-and-spoke Networking, Information Systems, Data Centers, Windows Server 2012, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Subscription Management, Clustering, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure Network Security Groups, Continuous Integration (CI), Cloud Infrastructure, Terraform, Azure Architecture, Azure DevOps
  • Azure Architect and Configuration Consultant

    2019 - 2020
    Humana Government Business (Vendor)
    • Outlined, designed, and implemented Azure Government secure solutions, such as IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS, for Humana Government Business applications and functions based on US government standards and regulations for the health insurance industry.
    • Designed and implemented Azure Government solutions for IT functions such as data governance, SQL databases, and analytical services. Presented Azure diagrams, roadmaps, and blueprints. Outlined Azure Government subscription capabilities.
    • Provided price estimates for new Azure Government items and features based on desired configurations, capabilities, contract terms, and settings.
    Technologies: Azure IaaS, Azure PaaS, Azure Government, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure, IT Infrastructure, Backup & Recovery, Data Encryption, Azure Containers, Windows Deployment, Azure Active Directory, Batch Scripting, CI/CD Pipelines, Hub-and-spoke Networking, Information Systems, Data Management, Data Centers, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Azure Virtual Machines, Data Migration, Azure Subscription Management, Clustering, Cloud Migration, Azure Network Security Groups, Continuous Integration (CI), Cloud Infrastructure, Terraform, Azure Architecture, Azure DevOps
  • Senior Azure IFS Application Deployment Consultant and Architect

    2019 - 2019
    Virtusa USA (Vendor)
    • Managed the deployment process for an Azure PaaS implementation (Azure resources infrastructure, VM, and databases), migrating Azure Commercial to US government cloud environment standards and regulations.
    • Configured an IFS Application setting; installed Oracle DB and templates; and configured Windows Server prerequisite settings, Oracle DB, and IFS Home components and modules.
    • Conducted pre- and post-IFS Applications 9 and 10 configuration checks. Provided new IFS Applications 9 and 10 deployment and updates. Oversaw change management, service, and incident requests for the Azure platform.
    • Conducted Azure patching and updates; resized Azure VM HDD; updated subscription plan basics for Windows 2019, 2016, and 2012 Server configuration; and performed troubleshooting and application support management.
    • Monitored and managed open, outstanding, and resolved incidents; change management; and server request tickets. Participated in and oversaw the implantation of ITAR government regulations and compliance.
    Technologies: Azure Government, Azure Resource Management, Azure Network Security Groups, Load Balancers, Azure, Migration, Cloud Migration, IT Infrastructure, Networking, Azure IaaS, Azure PaaS, Backup & Recovery, Data Encryption, Azure Containers, Windows Deployment, Node Clusters, Failover Solutions, Windows PowerShell, Batch Scripting, CI/CD Pipelines, Cisco Networking, Information Systems, Data Centers, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Azure Virtual Machines, Data Migration, Azure Subscription Management, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Continuous Integration (CI), Cloud Infrastructure, Terraform, Azure Architecture, Azure DevOps
  • Senior Cloud HPC Integration Architect

    2018 - 2018
    Swiss Re (Vendor)
    • Managed the integration of a cloud-based, high-power computing solution (HPC) within a POC of an Azure PaaS solution for a risk agility financial modeling application to enhance calculations for life and health insurance products and services.
    • Created and configured head and compute VM Server 2016 nodes according to specifications. Configured Windows Server 2016 VM settings, such as CPU, RAM, HDD, storage, backup, and network.
    • Conducted HPC 2016 updates, managed Azure and private cloud HPC cluster groups and user accounts, troubleshot HPC node setups and connections, and evaluated and investigated node configurations.
    • Monitored and managed high availability for 300 PCs on data center premises for actuarial costing and pricing of life and health insurance products, which included application modeling and medical analytics.
    • Managed the process to replace, reboot, and process high-availability objectives for data center computing PCs by monitoring availability, opening troubleshooting tickets, and handling hardware updates requests.
    • Provided customer and configurational support for PROD Farm's PC environment.
    • Assisted in the deployment of life and health insurance modeling products and applications, such as AXIS, SAS, RAFM, and Unify.
    Technologies: Microsoft HPC, Private Clouds, Azure, Migration, IT Infrastructure, Networking, Azure IaaS, Azure PaaS, Backup & Recovery, Data Encryption, High-availability Clusters, Windows Deployment, Node Clusters, Group Policies, Failover Solutions, Windows PowerShell, Batch Scripting, Information Systems, Data Management, Data Retention, Office 365, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Network Security Groups, Cloud Infrastructure, Azure DevOps
  • Senior Corporate Azure Cloud Infrastructure Architect

    2016 - 2017
    Hussmann (Panasonic) (Vendor)
    • Managed corporate cloud Azure PaaS solutions; configured a new VM server according to specifications; deployed Azure Storage, Microsoft SQL Server, an IP address firewall, and security settings.
    • Conducted Windows Server VM product updates and security patches. Provided technical support for cloud solutions for software, products, and applications as services.
    • Created and configured new items in a resource group and managed the Azure corporate subscription.
    • Implemented core Windows 2012/R2 Server and SQL Database settings. Configured new Windows Server roles, feature and cluster failovers, Windows STD-B storage management, Windows Servers, database backups, and recovery settings.
    • Orchestrated the process for incoming change management requests for on-premise and cloud platform solutions. Documented, processed, and executed change, server, and incident requests.
    • Managed support and settings for corporate SCCM capabilities, software distribution and operating system deployments, distribution point configuration, and computer management.
    Technologies: Azure IaaS, Windows Server, Azure Security, Azure, Backup & Recovery, IT Infrastructure, Networking, Data Encryption, Azure Containers, Windows Deployment, Node Clusters, Azure Active Directory, Group Policies, Failover Solutions, Windows PowerShell, Hub-and-spoke Networking, Cisco Networking, Information Systems, Data Centers, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Data Migration, Cloud Migration, Azure Network Security Groups, Cloud Infrastructure, Azure Architecture
  • Technical Project Manager

    2016 - 2016
    Microsoft (Vendor)
    • Managed the data classification evaluation process for the data acquisition platform used by the Microsoft Online operations BI team. Met group and corporate data compliance policies and procedures based on the level of security and business impact.
    • Managed and defined the data retention policy for the data acquisition platform (DAP), which covers 85 databases, based on group and corporate data compliance policies and storing procedures. Maintained optimum performance for the DAP database.
    • Conducted technical assessments and data acquisition synchronization with the DAP architect and principals.
    • Managed meeting agendas, topics, schedules, and attendees. Participated in group meetings and technical discussions and established reporting practices.
    • Conducted data retention assessments on data requestors and data source requirements. Executed T-SQL queries and stored procedures.
    • Implemented DAP database user surveys. Evaluated Microsoft operations DAP database tables and columns for data classification and retention.
    Technologies: Data Retention, Data Acquisition, Management, Information Systems, Data Management, Data Centers, Windows Server 2008, Web Programming
  • Windows Platform Administration

    2016 - 2016
    People Tech Group
    • Configured a Windows Server 2012 and R2 Virtual Server with Hyper-V Manager for VM production and test environments.
    • Provided technical support and troubleshooting assistance for Windows 2012 Hyper-V updating of group policies, computer components, and accounts.
    • Handled tickets and change requests, upgraded production and testing infrastructure, conducted installation on the Windows platform and applications, and executed Windows upgrades and monthly security patching.
    • Conducted Windows VM imaging for vulnerability and risk assessment analysis. Troubleshot configuration and installation issues and warnings for Windows and SQL Server environments.
    Technologies: Windows Server, Hyper-V, Networking, Data Encryption, Windows Deployment, Cisco Networking, Information Systems, Data Centers, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Azure Virtual Machines, Azure Subscription Management, Clustering, Cloud Infrastructure
  • HPC Windows Platform Architect and Administrator

    2013 - 2015
    Royal Dutch Shell plc (Vendor)
    • Provided high-availability and high-performance Microsoft HPC for the Shell HPC services R&D team, including proper clusters, database configurations, and settings.
    • Analyzed and scheduled jobs for R&D applications. Monitored cluster nodes and database health and performance. Conducted product and security updates. Evaluated and investigated suspicious activities and addressed issues in a timely manner.
    • Owned the core HPC 2008R2 Server and SQL Database settings. Configured new Windows Server roles and features with Application Server and failover cluster configurations.
    • Conducted a detailed risk management assessment, security compliance evaluation, and vulnerability analysis for HPC according to corporate information risk management policies and guidelines.
    • Implemented Microsoft HPC change management updates to open, process, and validate CM requests for new roles, feature changes, products, patching, users, and services password changes.
    • Managed HPC cluster nodes and assigned new IP addresses and DNS server settings using Windows PowerShell automated scripting language.
    Technologies: Microsoft HPC, Windows Deployment, Mob Programming, IT Infrastructure, Networking, Backup & Recovery, Data Encryption, High-availability Clusters, Node Clusters, Azure Active Directory, Group Policies, Failover Solutions, Windows PowerShell, Hub-and-spoke Networking, Information Systems, Private Clouds, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Azure Virtual Machines, Data Migration, Azure Subscription Management, Clustering, Cloud Migration, Azure Network Security Groups, Cloud Infrastructure, Azure Architecture
  • Cloud Infrastructure Management

    2013 - 2013
    Microsoft (Vendor)
    • Managed preparation, testing, and hosting for new Microsoft product workshops on cloud computing. Coordinated the workshop release process and scheduling with Microsoft external and internal partners, project management, and field engineer teams.
    • Provided status updates on new workshop releases, managed the ASD team SQL Database, and executed T-SQL queries.
    • Conducted workshop presentations for various Microsoft products within Windows Server, SQL Server, System Center, SharePoint, and Windows Datacenter Server for European markets.
    • Executed Windows upgrades and monthly security patching. Conducted Windows VM imaging for vulnerability risk assessment analysis.
    • Troubleshot configuration, installation issues, and warnings for Windows and SQL Server environments. Updated group policies, computer components, accounts, and user profiles.
    Technologies: Hyper-V, Database Design, Programming, C++, C#, Java, IT Infrastructure, Management, Azure IaaS, Backup & Recovery, High-availability Clusters, Windows Deployment, Node Clusters, Azure Active Directory, Information Systems, Data Management, Data Retention, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Web Programming, Azure Virtual Machines, Data Migration, Azure Subscription Management, Azure Network Security Groups, Cloud Infrastructure
  • Data Center Deployment Management

    2012 - 2012
    Microsoft (Vendor)
    • Managed and monitored the automated process for installing and configuring Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter VM images using System Center Orchestrator 2012 and Opalis.
    • Investigated and troubleshot the Windows Server Datacenter automated installation process and failures. Analyzed Windows Datacenter logins and browsing network data for risk management and security enhancement.
    • Wrote, modified, and altered automated configuration script workflows for System Center Orchestrator 2012 using C# and Windows PowerShell.
    • Participated in daily groups meeting to ensure the highest level of data center functionality and operability.
    Technologies: Web Programming, C++, Programming, IT Infrastructure, Networking, Data Encryption, High-availability Clusters, Cisco Networking, SAP FICO, Information Systems, Office 365, Windows Server 2008, Azure Virtual Machines, Data Migration, Azure Subscription Management, Clustering, Azure Network Security Groups
  • System Infrastructure Management

    2011 - 2011
    Microsoft (Vendor)
    • Managed and executed manual and automated security updates for a production and pre-production Office 365 Windows Server authentication environment. Managed the process of writing and modifying automated Windows PowerShell and MSN patch scripts.
    • Managed, verified, and processed Office 365 Partner requests for Forbidden Word List (FWL) exceptions. Conducted server and service account password resets for the Org ID and Teams database.
    • Conducted the process of writing manuals, automated instructions, and standard operating procedures. Implemented SQL Server security patches and updates.
    Technologies: UI Programming, IT Infrastructure, Management, Backup & Recovery, Azure Active Directory, Group Policies, Windows PowerShell, Hub-and-spoke Networking, Cisco Networking, SAP FICO, Information Systems, Private Clouds, Data Management, Data Retention, Data Centers, Office 365, Windows Server 2012, Web Programming, Azure Virtual Machines, Data Migration, Azure Subscription Management, Clustering

Experience

  • Azure Landing Zone Configuration and Deployment at Ensono

    Configured and implemented Azure application and infrastructure solutions and services to plan the migration process for on-premise enterprise infrastructure to Azure environments by leading, managing, and facilitating multiple Azure deployment projects.

    Evaluated and reviewed the footprints used in infrastructure settings. Created detailed migration plans, including stages, rollover, and backup recovery plans. Oversaw the change management process and requests, including presenting them to the management team and facilitating the approval process.

    Outlined, developed, and produced new and existing implementation steps, written operating procedures and instructions, and policies and standards according to Microsoft best practice.

  • Azure Integration for Humana Government Business

    SCOPE
    Worked with four different teams at Humana Government Business (SQL Server, data warehouse, data analytics, and Azure governance) to assess and evaluate IT infrastructure, databases structure, functions (applications), and services to design and present workable migration solutions based on Azure migration best practices.

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Created roadmaps, diagrams, and virtual PowerPoint presentations for implementation and step-by-step deployment of an Azure infrastructure and services solution.
    • Presented diagrams, blueprints, roadmaps, and naming conversion details for deploying Azure solutions to VMs, databases, storage, resource group structures.
    • Presented, implemented, and deployed a POC for workable, highly available, and scalable application solutions.
    • Created automation using ARM templates, Terraform, runbooks, and blueprints.
    • Configured artifacts with Azure Automation accounts.
    • Wrote implementation documents and step-by-step configuration instructions for databases, VMs, SQL Server data services, data lakes, and analytical services,
    • Modeled and calculated implementation cost and analyses.

  • Azure ITAR Government Cloud Integration for IFS Applications and Services

    SCOPE
    Worked with the Hyderabad Virtusa Azure team (34 people) and internal database team (7 people) to implement an Azure Government migration plan to move 200+ VMs of different Virtusa clients within an ITAR-compliant Azure Government environment.

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Led and facilitated an Azure implementation process by outlining timelines and deliverables.
    • Worked with internal and external partners and various team members to implement and coordinate migration processes to Azure Government.
    • Created migration plans with different phases of implementation, migration SOPs, and step-by-step IFS Application installation instructions and procedures.
    • Used Azure configuration and installation procedures, instructions, migration, recovery tools, and settings.
    • Managed VM structures; IFS Applications, services, and templates; Oracle Database, and SOP configuration settings and steps.
    • Led and participated in IFS updates, new rollovers, and installation processes in production and staging environments.

  • HPC Cloud Integration for Swiss RE Private Insurance

    SCOPE
    Worked with two internal Swiss Re teams, comprising four people in London, England and twelve in Geneva, Switzerland. We focused on configuration and deployment efforts for staging a Microsoft HPC server solution in a private cloud environment to accommodate SAS application integration for life insurance product quotes related to natural disasters, climate change assessments, and aging population estimations.

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Provided HPC cloud migration and configuration instructions and implementation, rollback, backup, and disaster recovery plans and metrics.
    • Provided a detailed plan for an HPC, highly available, and interactive application solution as a POC for migrating from on-premise data centers to Azure.
    • Outlined and presented deliverables, timelines, and blueprints for an HPC cloud migration execution and deployment process.
    • Created migration SOPs and step-by-step instructions using a private HPC migration process and established procedures.
    • Monitored data leak prevention measurements to comply with European privacy regulations.

  • Azure Cloud Configuration and Windows Platform Management for Hussmann

    SCOPE
    Worked with internal teams in different geographic areas, including New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, and the United States, to implement the migration process from on-premise Windows Datacenters to Azure.

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Provided detailed plans, deliverables, and timelines for the execution and deployment of an on-premise to Azure migration.
    • Led and executed the deployment plan with other team members for application and data migration from on-premise to Azure infrastructure.
    • Configured and implemented Windows infrastructure clusters to comply with SOX regulations by creating a separation of responsibilities for managing on-premise Windows infrastructure and Azure environments. -
    • Managed infrastructure and implementation solutions by deploying service, incident, and change management requests and approval processes.
    • Oversaw the overall Azure migration process.
    • Configured VMs and databases and installed applications and components.
    • Managed go-live Azure implementation progress.
    • Created a POC migration plan from on-premise data centers to Azure.

  • HPC Windows Platform Integration and Management for Royal Dutch Shell

    SCOPE
    Shell is a Dutch-British multinational oil and gas company headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands. Worked with the Shell HPC services R&D team to integrate and manage an HPC platform and configure HPC clusters and databases.

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Analyzed and scheduled jobs for R&D applications.
    • Monitored cluster nodes and database health and performance. -
    • Implemented product and security updates and core Microsoft HPC 2008R2 Server and SQL Database settings.
    • Configured new Windows Server roles and features with application server and failover configurations, Windows STD-B storage management, HPC server, database backups, recovery settings, database mirroring and always-on configuration, migration, remove-management setting, Hyper-V and database virtual imaging, DNS server and network policies, and Telnet and remote administration tools.
    • Conducted HPC change management updates with opening products, patching, users, services password changes, renaming, relocating HPC cluster nodes, assigning new IP addresses, and DNS server settings using Windows PowerShell automated scripting language.

Skills

  • Platforms

    Azure, Azure IaaS, Azure PaaS, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012
  • Other

    Windows Deployment, Azure Virtual Machines, Programming, IT Infrastructure, Cloud Infrastructure, International Finance, Migration, Azure Landing Zones, Backup & Recovery, Data Encryption, Group Policies, Batch Scripting, CI/CD Pipelines, Hub-and-spoke Networking, Azure Resource Management, Azure Security, Data Migration, Azure Subscription Management, Clustering, Load Balancers, Networking, Corporate Finance, Node Clusters, Failover Solutions, Cloud Migration, Azure Containers, High-availability Clusters, Azure Architecture, Cisco Networking, SAP FICO, Information Systems, Azure Government, Private Clouds, Data Retention, Office 365, Data Acquisition, Data Management
  • Languages

    C#
  • Frameworks

    Windows PowerShell
  • Tools

    Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), Azure Network Security Groups, Hyper-V, Terraform
  • Paradigms

    Management, Database Design, Azure DevOps, Continuous Integration (CI)
  • Industry Expertise

    Accounting
  • Storage

    Azure Active Directory, Data Centers
  • Libraries/APIs

    Microsoft HPC

Education

  • PhD in Economics of Information Systems
    2012 - 2014
    International Academy of Management - Moscow, Russia
  • Master's Degree in Corporate Finance and Investment
    2004 - 2005
    University of Illinois - Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA
  • Associate Degree in Computer Programming and Infrastructure Integration
    2001 - 2004
    Cascadia College - Bothell, WA, USA
  • Master's Degree in International Finance and Management
    1989 - 1990
    Higher Commercial Management School - Moscow, Russia
  • Master's Degree in Government Studies and Management
    1983 - 1988
    Moscow History and Archiver Institute - Moscow, Russia

Certifications

  • SAP FICO R/3
    FEBRUARY 2006 - PRESENT
    com2learn.com
  • Networking Certification
    MARCH 2003 - PRESENT
    Cisco in Class test

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