Alexander Snahovskyy

Freelance System Administrator & Database Designer

Location:Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
Alexander Snahovskyy

• Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) with over 10 years System Administration experience
• Experienced specialist to support large mixed networks with more than 300+ users/8 remote offices
• High expertise in building new servers (purchasing, installation and configuration incl. data recovery)
• Perfect understanding of VMware Virtual Infrastructure (implementation, support and disaster recovery)
• Good understanding of network security, group policies, AD implementation and support
• Support desk management, daily trouble-shooting & backup strategy implementation
• Full understanding of Internet, Intranet, Extranet and client/server architectures
• Launch & support of internal ERP software and roll-out for large organization (13 regional offices coordination)
• Strong analytical skills combined with deep knowledge of IT technologies and practical skills
• Good negotiator with experience in vendors management (reduction of IT expenditures)
• Training skills and practical experience (conducted large organizations IT group trainings)
• Multi tasking, time management & project management skills (worked under pressure)
• Perfect communication, presentation & organizational skills (achieving targets within a deadlines)
• IBM Certified Advanced Application Developer with some development experience
• Quality Management System certification & implementation of internal ISO company quality procedures
• Bachelor in Business Administration University degree
• Perfect communication skills, strong team player and efficient independent worker

Administration and Support:
• MS Windows Clients/Servers/networks (MCSE)
• MS Windows Clients/Servers 2000/2003/2008 installation, support, AD implementation/support
• MS Active Directory administration, support
• Windows security policies, GPO, other services
• MS Exchange configuration, support, backup
• VMware ESXi v4 - v5.1 (vCenter Server, vReplication, HA/FT, vConverter, other VMware products, virtual infrastructure/config/support)
• VMware and Veem Backup & Replication (implement/support)
• MS Office 2003/2007/2010 use/support
• MS Business Contacts Manager (customization)
• MS SQL Server 2000/2003/2005
• MS SharePoint Intranet portals
• Backup Exec, CA ARCserve enterprise backup
• Enterprise Antivirus McAfee/Norton/Kaspersky
• Lotus Domino Server/Clients admin/support IBM/Lenovo/HP Servers hardware
• PC hardware set-up, installations, upgrades
• APC UPS usage/parachute
• Hyperion installation/configuration
• Upgrades, installations, patches, etc

Systems & Network administration:
• Networking services (DNS,DHCP,LAN/WAN,etc)
• 2X, Citrix, Terminal Services support
• Firewalls configuration & support (ISA, Netgear)
• Switches, routers configuration, cabling, etc Project Management & Quality:
• QMS (ISO 9000:2000) certified Lead Auditor
• Microsoft Project 2010

Programming & Development:
• Lotus Notes and Domino 6 /6.5 (IBM Certified)
• Lotus Script/Formula language
• Visual Studio 2008/2010/2012 (.NET program)
• Visual Basic/C# (scripts & desktop applications)
• Seagate Crystal Reports (reports preparation)
• Java & Java Script (IBM course)
• BCM customized programming/forms
• MS Office-Lotus Notes integration
• MS SharePoint configuration
• Transact-SQL queries building

Web Sites technologies :
• HTML, CSS, Java, JavaScript, etc
• MySQL databases import/export/fixes
• Dreamweaver

• MS Power Point
• MS Visio

Graphic Packages :
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe In Design
• Macromedia Director


IT Manager Mainline Services Inc 2012-Now
IT management, administration and support:
• Planned, installed and implemented VMware infrastructure (VMware ESXi5.1, vCenter Server, vReplication, Failt Tolerance/HA, VM backups/cloning, Veem backups, etc)
• Upgraded Active Directory, added additional Domain Controllers, DNS and DHCP server
• Network Security, Group Policy planning & rollout, Internet access polices, folders/printers security
• Upgrade of servers hardware, VM migration and cloning, converting physical machines to Virtual Infrastructure, hardware/software upgrades
• Reinstallation of MS Exchange 2007, configuration and support, spam filters configuration
• SQL servers upgrade, migration of corporate databases, backup and recovery
• Implementation of corporate Antivirus policy (Kaspersky) with central management
• 2X terminal server upgrade and support
• Switches, routers and firewall installation, cabling
• Other system administration tasks

Programming & development:
• MS Business Contacts Manager customization, forms, reports, custom scripts and administration
• Custom software development projects with Visual Studio 2012 (scripts, reports, admin tasks running)

IT System Administrator & Analyst Pinnacle Computer Systems 2007-2012
IT administration and support:
• Effectively supported more than 30 individual and corporate clients (independently and as part of the team)
• Provided routine and emergency onsite support to the clients on the range of software/hardware issues
• Handled hardware installation and configuration (cabling, routers, client/server infrastructure, printing, file servers, central storage, domains/workgroups permissions, firewalls)
• Installed, upgraded and supported multiple MS Clients/Servers Operating Systems, AD configuration/support
• Implementation and support virtual infrastructures in VMware ESXi 4 and 5 (vCenter Server, VEEM, etc.)
• Assisted to the clients with configuration and launch of Active Directory/workgroups/security policies
• Planned, installed and configured print, file and other servers for enterprise networks
• Audited existing IT infrastructure and procedures based on quality and data contingency requirements
• Collected clients requirements, configured backup & antivirus strategy/solutions, supported it
• Performed Lotus Notes server installation, configuration, replication setup, administration and support
• Provided client IT trainings for software and ERP/admin packages for groups from 10-20 people
• Developed user training materials, manuals, product manuals for software and hardware
• Designed Crystal Reports for different analytical and management reports (Lotus/SQL)
• Configured small and large scale networks, troubleshooted network communication issues
• Coordinated planning of networking activities for new offices (infrastructure and IT planning)
• Identified potential high-tech solution and maximized use of IT technologies

Programming & development:
• Participated in the development of CRM packages and customer support suite
• Taken part in the development, testing and launching of dynamic web projects
• Helped to integrate MS Office and Lotus Notes packages
• Integrated some applications using own developed modules
• Consulted clients on business opportunities for web development and solutions

IT Manager & Senior Analyst SGS 2001-2007
SGS ( is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company with 39’000 employees, operates a network of about 1’000 offices and laboratories around the world.
IT management, administration and support:
• Successfully administered distributed IT infrastructure with more than 300+ users/8 remote offices
• Supported daily (on 24/7 basis) regional client/servers architecture (software and hardware calls)
• Effectively handled departments/branches support calls independently and as part of the team
• Operatively performed IT administration for remote branches (users / domain administration and support, proxies, firewalls, backup, mail clients, office applications) including personal visits when required
• Administered regional office building relocation to the new premises (move of 300 units of regional IT setup - workstations, servers, cabling, printers, etc)
• Handled hardware installations and configuration (cabling, routers, client/server infrastructure, printing, file servers, central storage, domains/workgroups permissions, firewalls)
• Done multiple client/server OS installations, installed MS AD server and Lotus Notes regional server
• Provided daily assistance to the users on software usage, on ERP system issues and new applications
• Applied preventive actions to avoid data loss, backup configuration/run, test backups & contingency planning
• Coordinated databases administration and support (Lotus Notes and MS SQL)
• Participated in the planning and development of IT Systems architecture (ERP systems, HR applications, e-suites, workflow applications, SharePoint configuration) as part of the project team
• Continuous evaluation of company IT infrastructure elements and upgrading/patching when required
• Performed post-installation consultancy and support for the various hardware systems/software
• Conducted group trainings for the management, users and IT personnel in groups of 15-30 people
• Developed manuals for software, hardware usage and IT quality procedures
• Identified new technologies with add-on value for the business & implemented them when feasible

• Participated in the development, testing and launch of new complex Lotus Notes based ERP and HR database for SGS group over 13 countries (more than 500 users upon implementation)
• Managed integration of different platforms and performed assistance in automating admin and business processes (HR, Accounts, Payroll etc.), MS Office – Lotus Notes integration
• Implemented & participated in the development of applications across the SGS group branches
• Developed and initiated users manuals and trainings for developed applications
• Designed management and analytical reports on Crystal Reports for company databases
• Coordinated analytical and reporting activities

Administrator FUJ 2000-2001
Business Planning Consultant Revero Consultancy 1997-1999

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Microsoft
IBM Certified Advanced Application Developer IBM
Bachelor of Business Administration Ukrainian State University

LANGUAGES: English, Russian, Ukrainian.
OTHER: Canadian Full G license and own car