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Seeking ERP Application Admin/Unix Systems Administration/Web Server
Administration/Baan ERP etc. Application Administration positions at
Senior/Lead/Supervisor/Manager level in IS/IT/Operations/ Infrastructure departments, in
408/510/650 area codes and telecommute positions, which provides the opportunity to
interact with the business users providing them the maximum system uptime and productive
application environment, while keeping the operating costs optimum.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Fourteen Plus Years of IT experience. 2 years with Baan Company, India, during which
handled IT Dept budgeting (in Millions of Rupees), capacity planning, vendor interaction, hiring,
systems implementation and support in a growing software product development environment,
leading a team of 10+ engineers. Handled 4 Baan ERP Projects in US (some of them through the
implementation cycle). Solid performer with Application (Baan IV, BaanERP, Oracle)
Administration, Unix System administration with advanced level knowledge of Unix internals,
Web Server Administration (IIS, iPlanet, WebLogic, Apache, Tomcat), Project Management,
Team Management and Documentation skills. Excellent communication skills, problem
debugging and resolving skills and ability to face clients. Quick learner. Received offer for
inclusion in 'International Who's Who" in February 2001.
Advanced level knowledge on HP Hardware (D,E,F,G,H,I,K Class servers) and HP-UNIX
Operating System Internals (Ver 8.x, 9.x, 10.x, 11, 11i), various flavours of System V Unix
like HP-UX, SUN SOLARIS, LINUX, BSD Versions of Unix, CAD Workstation's OS like
Aegis; Backup and restore machanisms using scripts; Shell scripting; Kernel parameter
tuning for application performance; Monitor system resources for any performance
bottlenecks; Configure NFS, NIS, DNS, Mail systems, Security, LAN, WAN etc., PC,
Peripheral Hardware; User management, printer management, disk space management.
Excellent debugging skills. Won lot of customer accolades.
COMPLETED EXECUTIVE BUSINESS PROGRAM COURSE FROM SJSU,
with projects in preparing and presenting Annual Operating Plans,
Budgets, VC Pitches etc.
GREEN CARD HOLDER; ELIGIBLE TO WORK FOR ANY EMPLOYER AS PERMANENT
RESIDENT. NO NEED FOR EMPLOYMENT VISA.
TESTIMONIALS & PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES
Accessible at the URL : http://pages.prodigy.net/kiranku/Resume.html
Employer: Flextronics Int’l, San Jose, CA May’03 - Current
Role: Business App Administrator
Played lead role in SOX internal Audit Assessment for Data Center Operations. Documenting all
the processes involved and fixing the issues identified along. Architected Data Center intranet
page and coordinated with web developers to get this intranet page ready with the features
required for Data Center Operations. Change Control Management and Events Calendar with
datacenter Shutdown events are my best projects.
Administering the Baan Vc and Baan IVc environments, with more than 10000 users distributed
across the globe, on HP9000/ SuperDome systems and SUN Solaris 8 systems (Prod. &
Dev/Test) in a 2-tier architecture, with Oracle database on same server as Baan application on
multiple servers in fail-over mode (High Availability, HA Mode). HP-UX System Administration
and Oracle database (9i) management also was carried out as a basic requirement for this
position. Advanced level knowledge on HP Hardware and Operating System; backup and restore
procedures, network issues, performance issues etc. Kernel parameter tuning for improving Baan
application performance. Integrated various third party applications like Tivoli/Maestro, MERKUR
Fax, etc. into Baan. Promoting the Software Components from the Development and Test
Systems to Production Systems. Providing Technical support to the end-users and ensuring
100% up-time of the Production environment. As part of customisation, the in-house developers,
implementation consultants on the Development system, change lot of components. When these
components are tested and certified they need to be moved to the Production Systems, using the
Baan Tools sessions. And any patches and bug fixes - that are available from Baan Support -
they also need to be updated on all the systems. This is usually done on a Patch VRC that is
derived from the Standard - this helps in keeping all patches together and separate from the
Standard Software. Performed Table reorgs, adjust oracle table spaces per these requirements,
data refresh between production and test systems. Prepared shell scripts to automate these
data refresh processes. And frequent cleanup of the Companies, Package Combinations,
Package VRCs, User Data, general disk space maintenance of users' directories etc…
Document the procedures. Periodical validation of Baan software. Excellent debugging of log files
related to Baan, Unix and Oracle. Prepared project plan for platform migration across multiple
environments. Handled various types of Baan networking configurations ranging from High
Availability (HA) clusters to Stand Alone systems. Moved application and data around to
consolidate various systems. Performed server consolidations by either reducing the no. of
servers or by moving the application to a different server in read-only mode for accessing
historical data. Implemented all relevant patches to keep the current patch levels recommended
by vendor. Excellent team player, liaisoning with vendor, tech support teams etc. Utilized MS
Project tool to accomplish orderly completion of consolidation, migration efforts.
Providing 24/7-production on-call support in both environments. Mentored colleagues.
1099 Ind. Consultant:
Client: ALTERA Corporation, San Jose, CA Oct’02 - Dec'02
Role: Baan ERP Application Administrator; 1099 Consultant
Providing application support to Baan ERP users, using Baan IVc3 production and development
environments. Preparing Documentation on various projects, related to Baan security
implementations. Handled production and development environments consisting of SUN Solaris
servers running Baan ERP (Baan IVc3) software with Oracle database in a 3 tier client/server
setup running on Baan-net. Primary role of Baan Application Administrator working in a team
environment. Carried out user management, printer management, data refreshes from production
to development database instances, carried out resource monitoring of disks, performance,
CPU, memory, system messages for any system errors; Created korn shell scripts to automate
log file cleanup, monitor & backup critical log file (log.aad4100) and updated software and
installed required patches. Analyzing and resolving application related errors in Unix, Baan,
Oracle, Tivoli/Maestro (Tivoli job scheduler) and other applications. Providing Technical support
to the end-users and assisted in ensuring 100% up-time of the Production environment.
Document the procedures. Customer facing situations. Utilized MS Project tool to accomplish
orderly completion of projects. Mentored colleagues at the client site.
Client: KETERA Technologies, Mountain View, CA Sept’02-Nov’02
Role: Web Administrator; 1099 Consultant
Installed and configured iPlanet, WebLogic, Apache and Tomcat Web Servers applications
and integrated them with Ariba Market Place Std Edition (AMSE) and Requisite (REQUISITE
Technology's) applications and Oracle database, using secure (SSL) and non-secure
configurations in a B2B environment on SUN Solaris platform. Providing Web Administration
support on these applications. Applied (revoke, renew, replace, install) SSL Certificates to iPlanet
instances on production servers and staging servers. Monitoring, analyzing, debugging
application processes and their connectivity to Webserver applications, Oracle database etc.
Systems configuration - 20+ servers consisting of: Webservers, Application servers and
database servers in clustered mode to support fail over and load balancing. Carried out software
build updates (received from developers) on internal systems, staging systems and production
systems; Periodical updates to Corporate website. Simulated internet traffic using Silk Performer
tool. Applied (updated, installed) license on WebLogic webserver application. Coordinated with
IBM e-business services (hosting Ketera's servers) to address any alerts and outages. Handled
major build update successfully on schedule, with systematic approach to implementation using
MS Project tool. Extensive use of tcsh shell in Solaris 8 environment. Prepared k-shell scripts to
automate or monitor some of the processes.
Employer: EDS (Electronic Data Systems) Jul‘99 - Jun’02
5400 Legacy Drive
Plano, TX 75024-3199
Client: EDS-Blue Shield of California, Sacramento Jun'02-Jun'02
Role: Sr. Unix Administrator; TDY Position
As part of EDS-Unix team, installed 3 -SUN FIRE 6800 servers as part of BSC mid range server
migration project. Each server contained 3 domains, and HDS9960 StorEdge disks and Sun
Clustering. Assisted in installing Solaris 8 Operating Environment using Jump, creating file
systems, volume, users; used Veritas Volume Manager (Ver 3.2).Created scripts to automate
some of the installation processes.
Client: EDS-Philips Semiconductors, Albuquerque, NM Mar’02 - May'02
Role: Adv. Unix System Administrator; TDY Position
Handled NIS domain consisting of 3 HP-UX 11 servers (N4000s) and 4 other systems (L2000s)
running HP-UX 11 and sharing NFS disks. NIS domain had MC service guard for multiple
applications (Datapower, Adexa and Oracle) to failover. Performance tuning, problem resolving
was carried out proactively from system messages (/var/adm/messages). Performed user
management, printer management. Monitored disk space and memory, CPU utilization using
SAR and Glance in critical plant environment. Prepared korn shell scripts to automate system
backups using system level commands and prepared documentation for this and also designed
off-site backup procedures. Performed patch installations. Identified un-used and un-configured
hardware, lying in the system and saved customer to the tune of $40,000. Resolved technical
issues with FLEXlm License sharing software (from Globetrotter) used by Datapower application
and prepared technical documentation for this. As part of corporate security enhancement
measures, disabled unwanted services like SNMP, rwalld etc. Planned on implementing
NIS+/LDAP/Trusted Systems in place of existing NIS. Used MS Project tools for orderly
completion of tasks. Customer facing project. Received farewell gift from a user, which was quite
unexpected among the peers.
Installed SUN E450 server and configured with Disk striping and Mirroring using Solstice
Disksuite. Prepared korn shell scripts to automate the backups using ufsdump command for the
system areas. Configured SENDMAIL and created scripts to alert Sys Admins with
system/backup status. Coordinated with vendor tech support during server crashes.
Other SOLARIS platforms include SUN E4500 servers with SOLARIS 8, where backup
schedules, user management, resource monitoring have been implemented with shell scripts.
Client: EDS-Philips Semiconductors, Sunnyvale, CA Dec 98 - Mar 02
Role: Baan Application and HP-UX System Administrator
Handled production environment consisting of 8 HP-UX 10.0 servers (K 570s) running Baan ERP
software with Oracle database in a client/server setup, out of which 4 servers are in NIS domain,
running MC/serviceguard and using EMC disks. Primary role of Baan Application Administrator
(24x7x365 on call production support with Cell & Pager), with a support role of HP-UX
Administrator. Integrated and administered various 3rd party applications with Baan, like
Tivoli/Maestro, XCOM (from CA), SERI (from Origin), MERKUR Fax etc. Carried out
performance (kernel parameter) tuning related to Baan ERP; user management, printer
management, proactively carried out resource monitoring of disks, network connections and
performance, CPU, memory, system messages for any system errors; Created korn shell scripts
to alert Sys Admins with system/process status. System capacity planning, periodical license
evaluation, reports for management using SAR and Glanceplus. Technical Lead during Y2K
efforts, coordinated with application vendors' tech support and updated softwares and installed
required patches. Providing Technical support to the end-users and ensuring 100% up-time of the
Production environment. Document the procedures. Handled various types of Baan networking
configurations ranging from High Availability clusters to Stand Alone systems. As part of
Corporate security enhancement measures, disabled NIS and implemented Trusted Systems.
Moved application and data around to consolidate various systems. Independently designed
and implemented various server consolidation projects and implementation projects.
Performed server consolidations and EMC disk space consolidation of Baan servers, by either
reducing the no. of servers or by moving the application to a different server in read-only mode
for accessing historical data. Customer facing situations during server consolidations. Utilized MS
Project tool to accomplish orderly completion of consolidation efforts.
Handled production environment of Capacity Planning application from i2 Technologies, called
Rhythm and CPLEX, running on Oracle database on 3 servers (HP/K360s) for different business
lines. Each business line had its own instance and groups of production users and data transfers
from mainframe and Citrix server. Created number of korn shell scripts to handle and monitor
the data transfers (FTP) between mainframes, citrix server and HP-UX servers and to perform
the data conversion processes related to capacity planning. Monitored resource utilization,
problem solving proactively. Periodical license validation was carried out. Technical Lead during
Y2K efforts, coordinated with application vendors' tech support and updated softwares and
installed required patches. Servers consolidation was performed by reducing the number of
servers and migrating applications/instances. Used MS Project tools to accomplish orderly
completion of consolidation efforts. Customer facing project.
Providing 24/7-production on-call support in both environments. Mentored colleagues.
Employer: Quality Information Systems Inc., Dec 97 - Jun 99
25300 Telegraph Road, Ste. 590
Southfield, MI 48034
Worked for the following clients as a Contractor in Baan System Administration.
Client: EDS-Philips Semiconductors, Sunnyvale, CA Dec 98 - Jun 99
Role: Baan Application and HP-UX System Administrator
Administering the Baan IVb2 environments on various HP systems. HP-UX System
Administration also was carried out as a basic requirement for this position on HP K
Class servers. Advanced level knowledge on HP Hardware and Operating System; backup
and restore procedures, network issues, performance issues etc. Providing Technical
support to the end-users and ensuring 100% up-time of the Production environment. Document
the procedures. Managed on-call responsibilities in the 24x7 production environment. Mentored
Client: Solar Turbines, San Diego, CA Jul 98- Nov 98
Baan Tools Consultant
SOLAR Turbines, a Caterpiller group company, uses Baan IVb2 and Baan IVc2, on various SUN
E10000 Platforms - meant for Production, Development and Training. Carried out Baan system
administration support on these environments. Document the procedures. Managed on-call
responsibilities in the 24x7 production environment.
Client: A-dec Inc, Newberg, OR Mar 98 - Apr 98
Baan Tools consultant
Installation and Implementation of Baan IVc. Tools/Application administration.
Client: SONOCO Products Company, Hartsville, SC Dec'97 - Feb '98
Role: Baan Tools/Application Administrator
SONOCO is a fortune 500 Company with World Head Quarters located in Hartsville, South
Carolina and over 600 plants across the globe. Offered consultancy services in Baan Tools on
various HP Platforms (K Class servers)- meant for Production, Development and Training.
Employer: Baan Info Systems India P. Ltd Nov'95 - Dec'97
8-2-120/112 Block A, Palace View Estate
Road No. 2, Banjara Hills
HYDERABAD - 500 033 (AP) INDIA
Role: Baan Tools/Application Administrator, UNIX Administration, Baan-Oracle DBA.
Baan Info Systems India P. Ltd was a 100% Subsidiary of Baan Company N.V.,( now owned by
Invensys Plc. of UK) with Head Quarters at Ede (The Netherlands) and Menlo Park (U.S.)
• Architected technical infrastructure requirements .
• Played key role in procurement, budgeting, capacity planning, product evaluation, setting up
SLAs, installation and maintenance of the infra structure which include PCs, Unix servers(HP
D,E, F,K Class with 10.20), NT servers, LAN, WAN equipment, Communication equipment like
• Instrumental in supporting the growing software product development environment,
maintaining 100% uptime of the systems.
• Hired the rest of the team and built a strong IT support team.
• Implemented Help Desk.
• Organised vendor trainings for the team development.
• Periodical reporting to management.
• Installed and maintained various HP servers (D,F,K Class servers) running HP-UX 10.20 OS,
performed kernel parameter tuning, monitored system resources to resolve any performance
• Designed and implemented backup and restore mechanisms, disaster recovery, off-site
backups, system security.
• Hardware capacity planning, budgeting, liaisoning with vendors, preparing SLAs, hiring,
training, performance reviews of team as per the organizational requirements as head of the IS
• Baan Application administration on Development and testing servers.
• Database Administrator for setting up and maintenance of TRITON/BAAN ERP Software and
Maintenance of Remote Development Environment, where by Mirror image of Data Dictionary is
maintained at different development centres (at Hyderabad-India and Barneveld-The Netherlands), a
project which is unique in a Software Development environment.
• Prepared shell scripts to automate some processes involving data transfers between
development centers in INDIA and EUROPE over T-1 lines.
• ORACLE Database Administration, where ORACLE is used as the Database Engine on the Baan V
• Setting up various development and testing environments for BAAN V Software on various systems.
Setup has been performed using various tools like creating different companies, Package
Combinations, Package VRCs, derivative structures etc...
• I have setup various training environments on TRITON 3.1, Baan IV & Baan V (Baan ERP) Platforms
on various systems.
• Well conversant with various tools aspects of the TRITON/BAAN Software and the Administrative
• Periodical validation of Software
• Fine tuning of HP-Unix, Kernel parameters, bshell parameters (for BAAN Software) etc.. for better
performance and response to the users.
• Database compacting and cleaning, maintenance etc.. of table space in the Data Dictionary.
• Ensuring the consistency of Data Dictionary by periodically checking using tools, updating tools with
bugfixes from Tools Development Department.
Employer: HCL Hewlett-Packard Ltd, Hyderabad, India Apr'88 - Oct'95
Sr Customer Engr.
5TH FLOOR, Swapnalok Complex
93 S D Road, SECUNDERABAD - 500 003 (AP) INDIA
• As a Hardware (Field Customer Support) Engineer looking after the support for various
platforms (Hardware/Software and Peripherals).
• Provided technical support and systems engineering to lead a team of engineers to install,
maintain, trouble shoot the desktop PCs, Unix servers (HP, Apollo), printers, operating
systems and application software.
• Installed and configured HP Unix servers (D,E,F,G,H,I,K Class running HP-UX 8.x to
10.x), configured backup & restore mechanisms for the customers. Configured disk
layout, and installed application software as per customers' requirement, provided backup
mechanisms. Performed user management, printer management, hardware upgrades, patch
• Hands on experience with hardware on Intel 8085 CPU systems till latest Pentium CPU
systems and servers, Motorola 68000 CPU Unix servers (running HCL's own flavor of System
V Unix called Hicix and Magnix) to HP servers and CAD workstations (Aegis OS), various
types of printers, Plotters and other peripherals.
• Excellent problem analysing and resolving capabilities.
• Advanced level knowledge with Unix architecture, and various flavours of System V Unix like
HP-UX, SUN SOLARIS, BSD versions, Linux etc. Configured Mail systems, SMTP, NIS, NFS,
LAN, various hardware devices like Juke Boxes, Tape Drives etc.
• Carried out field repairs and replaced FRUs. Trained customers and users. Handled various
time critical production environments and clientile.
• Lead a team of engineers at various clienteles, and did performance reviews for the team.
COMPLETED CERTIFICATION IN EXECUTIVE BUSINESS PROGRAM FROM SJSU. May’04
Quite comfortable with preparing Annual Operating Plans, Budgets, VC Pitches etc,
having done projects and presentations with live audience during course.
Bachelor of Technology from S.V. University, India 1987
(Electrical & Electronics)
STOOD AMONG THE FIRST FIVE IN B.Tech. (ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS) IN the UNIVERSITY