Delphineous Silverwing
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  • Warminster,
  • Pennsylvania,
  • United States
Member Since: 2007/07/23
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Professional Background
Global Infrastructure Architect
New employer
January 2017 – Present
South-eastern Pennsylvania (USA)
Leading a team of global infrastructure engineers and administrators, I am responsible for the infrastructure architecture throughout North America, Europe and Asia.
Enterprise Systems Manager
Last Employer
December 2009 – January 2017
Philadelphia, PA (USA)
Naturally I still had the responsibilities of my "Senior Systems Engineer" position, but as a manager I get to officially boss around a few guys also. <wink>

Senior Systems Engineer 12/2009 to 01/2016
Senior geek in a team of systems administrators working predominantly with Windows-based servers and some VMware too.  I'm content being a team lead; I don't like the crap Managers have to deal with, plus the loss of touch in technology that can occur.

*The* messaging nerd of the team, presently running Exchange 2013, held back by an ancient implementation of OCS.  One of these days they'll let me shut it down so I can bump us to Exchange 2016, but at least 2013 beats the 2003 environment that was here when I started.

I am the key person responsible for Active Directory Domain (2008R2), EMC SANs, and anything involving MS-Intel technology essentially.  I guess that's why I'm the senior geek.
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Different Previous Fire Department
September 2008 – September 2015
Central BucksArea, PA (USA)
Amongst my hats I served as a firefighter, fire police, driver, photographer, server admin, techno geek, and communications.

09/2008-09/2015 - Firefighter
Provided fire suppression and rescue services to the community as necessary per emergency.
Additionally served as scene photographer, equipment operator and driver.

03/2010-09/2015 - Fire Police
Provided scene safety via traffic and crowd control.

01/2012-01/2015 - President
What else does a President do, but sit around telling people what to do.  Okay, not in this case - that's what the Chief does. As President I oversaw the administrative functions of the organization, including finances and facilities.

03/2012-04/2013 - Safety Officer
Monitored fire fighter activities to ensure safety protocols are being followed.
Senior Systems Engineer
Big American Bank
October 1993 – November 2005
Horsham, PA (USA)
Started out as a monkey carrying equipment for the only technology guy on staff while he healed from leg surgery.  It was a much smaller company then and didn't need a lot of technical personnel.

We were a beta test site, not only for Windows NT 3.1, but also for the DEC Alpha workstation.  It was ironic that the machine used a Compaq video board and several years later Compaq bought DEC.  Considering that machine was 64-bit, it took an awful long time for 64-bit architecture to hit the PC mainstream.

As I proved my own technical prowess and took on more responsibility, I worked my way up the technological ladder, stopping just short of management.

I implemented Microsoft Mail 1.0 on top of a DECnet with Windows 3.11 and DEC VAX/VMS systems.  With a brief bought to Lotus Notes on OS/2 Warp with Novell Netware 4.1, we finally entered the Exchange Server arena at version 4.0 on Windows NT 3.51.  I won a bet and got my MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) earlier that year, back when there were fewer levels to Microsoft's certification schema. The plus 'I' wasn't even introduced yet.

I survived two major acquisitions and could possibly still be there if I were willing to go into management - and move a couple thousand miles at my expense.  I'm a geek, I like being up to my elbows in bits; management isn't necessarily for me, though I did seriously consider the relocation part.
Firefighter
Previous Fire Department
December 1995 – October 2004
Centennial area, PA (USA)
Primarily I was a firefighter and techno geek, but over time I added driver and photographer to the pile.
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Having grown up with computers (since the late 1970's) I have had much experience in desktop and server roles.  I am presently a (Microsoft Solution based) Server Engineer working full-time for a company in center city Philadelphia (PA).

I have come here to Experts-Exchange to find assistance in areas that I am weak and provide assistance where I am strong.  I enjoy helping wherever I can.

You are looking at my profile, so clearly you know my nick on EE; with a little effort at yahoo, you can send me a message too!

"Communication is the key to success.  Share knowledge." - Me

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