Genti Ereqi

Genti Ereqi

System Administrator / Solutions Architect





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About

Solutions architect and innovator, with more than 17 years of experience resolving technical challenges and managing critical initiatives for firms ranging from start-ups to prominent organizations. Consistently heighten systems security and reduce operating costs through efficient process improvements, unique technical solutions, and effective security policies. Expertly manage complex IT systems across multiple business units and locations, with demonstrated success in fast-paced, demanding environments.

Specialties: Client & Server Solutions Architecture - IT Operations Management - Network Systems Design & Maintenance - Conceptualization - Team Leadership & Training - Negotiations - Security Management - Strategic Technical Planning - IT Policy Development & Implementation - IT Sourcing & Procurement - Process Improvements - Project Management - Technical Support & Consultancy - Regulatory Compliance

Resume

Education

Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering

Polytechnic University of Tirana

1999 - 2003

Bachelor in Applied Informatics

Marin Barleti University

2015 - 2017

Certifications

October 2016

Bing Ads Accredited Professional

Microsoft / Bing Ads

November 2015

IPv6 Sage Certification Level

Hurricane Electric

October 2015

Google Analytics Certification

Google

June 2015

Google AdWords Certification

Google

June 2015

HP Accredited Technical Professional - Data Center and Cloud V1

Hewlett-Packard

August 2014

Windows 8 in the Classroom seminar

Microsoft

April 2014

Windows 7 in the Classroom seminar

Microsoft

April 2014

IBM Certified Deployment Professional

IBM

November 2012

HP Accredited Systems Engineer - StorageWorks Integration

Hewlett-Packard

August 2012

HP Accredited Integration Specialist - HP ProLiant ML/DL/SL Servers

Hewlett-Packard

August 2012

HP Accredited Systems Engineer - HP BladeSystem

Hewlett-Packard

September 2010

Certified Medical Equipment Support Technician

VIP Italia Srl.

February 2005

Certified Electromechanical Roulette Support Technician

Interblock

June 2004

Microsoft Certified Professional

Microsoft

October 2002

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

Microsoft

October 2002

Cisco Certified Network Associate

Cisco

October 2002

Compaq Certified Support Technician

Compaq

September 1998

Certified online courses

Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Jump Start: New Choices

Microsoft Virtual Academy

October 2016

HTML5 & CSS3 Fundamentals: Development for Absolute Beginners

Microsoft Virtual Academy

November 2016

C# Fundamentals: Development for Absolute Beginners

Microsoft Virtual Academy

November 2016

Database Fundamentals

Microsoft Virtual Academy

November 2016

Networking Fundamentals

Microsoft Virtual Academy

December 2016

Microsoft Virtualization for VMware Professionals Jump Start

Microsoft Virtual Academy

December 2016

Private Cloud on your terms with Microsoft SQL Server 2012

Microsoft Virtual Academy

December 2016

Windows Server 2012: Server Virtualization

Microsoft Virtual Academy

December 2016

Developing in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 Jump Start

Microsoft Virtual Academy

January 2017

Troubleshooting Windows 8

Microsoft Virtual Academy

January 2017

Windows Server 2012: Web and Application Platform

Microsoft Virtual Academy

January 2017

Deploying Windows 8

Microsoft Virtual Academy

January 2017

System Center Advisor

Microsoft Virtual Academy

February 2017

Office 365 ProPlus Deployment for IT Pros

Microsoft Virtual Academy

February 2017

Windows 8 for IT Pros Jump Start

Microsoft Virtual Academy

February 2017

Windows Azure Security Overview

Microsoft Virtual Academy

February 2017

Windows Intune for IT Professionals Jump Start

Microsoft Virtual Academy

March 2017

Introduction to Hyper-V Jump Start

Microsoft Virtual Academy

March 2017

SQL Server Essentials for Oracle DBAs Jump Start

Microsoft Virtual Academy

March 2017

Administering Office 365 for Small Business Jump Start

Microsoft Virtual Academy

March 2017

Planning & Designing a Lync Server 2010 Jump Start

Microsoft Virtual Academy

April 2017

Programming in C# Jump Start

Microsoft Virtual Academy

April 2017

Upgrading Skills to Windows Server 2012 Jump Start

Microsoft Virtual Academy

April 2017

Deploying, Configuring & Administering Lync Server 2010 Jump Start

Microsoft Virtual Academy

April 2017

Private Cloud Training: Service Delivery and Automation

Microsoft Virtual Academy

May 2017

Windows Server 2012 R2: Web and Application Platform

Microsoft Virtual Academy

May 2017

Lync Enterprise Voice Core Infrastructure Updates

Microsoft Virtual Academy

May 2017

Windows Server 2012 Jump Start: Preparing for the Datacenter Evolution

Microsoft Virtual Academy

May 2017

Tuning SQL Server 2012 for SharePoint 2013 Jump Start

Microsoft Virtual Academy

June 2017

System Center 2012: Virtual Machine Manager (VMM)

Microsoft Virtual Academy

June 2017

Windows Server 2012 R2 Access and Information Protection

Microsoft Virtual Academy

June 2017

What’s New in Windows® 8.1 for IT Professionals

Microsoft Virtual Academy

June 2017

Operating and Managing a Secure Windows 8 Environment

Microsoft Virtual Academy

July 2017

Business Intelligence in Microsoft Dynamics GP 2013

Microsoft Virtual Academy

July 2017

System Center 2012 R2: ITIL for IT Pros

Microsoft Virtual Academy

July 2017

Introduction to Microsoft Dynamics SL 2015

Microsoft Virtual Academy

July 2017

... and a lot more, please check my public profile for an up to date list of completed courses by clicking HERE

Now on 2017

Skills

Foreign languages:

English    

Italian      

German   

Spanish    

Technology, operations and standards

Windows desktop and server
MS-DOS 6.22
Linux Debian
Linux Ubuntu
Mac OS X
Microsoft SQL Server
MySQL
Oracle
Software security
Networks security
TOGAF
ITIL
KANBAN
Network Architecture
IPv4 & IPv6
Business Intelligence
Cloud Storage
Cloud Computing
Virtualization
Programming
C++
Visual Basic 6 & .NET
VBA
PHP
HTML
CSS

Experience

Eldorado Sportwetten GmbH (1x2-bet.eu)

Remote System Administrator / Solutions Architect

May 2012 - Present

Providing technical support consultancy services periodically and as needed.
Supervising a team of three in the IT & Development department.
Oversee Windows and Linux server systems performance and security using open-source Host intrusion detection systems (HIDS) and network intrusion detection systems (NIDS) along with IBM Tivoli Storage Management to increase company security and performance.
Periodically updating and upgrading Windows and Linux servers.
Users domain management by Microsoft AD and LDAP in open source Linux platforms, periodic checks over rights and logs.
Consolidated servers by using VirtualBox and VMWare ESXi bare-metal virtualization solutions.
Providing tools, scripts and automated batches for big-data analysis and statistics.

GLOBAST sh.a (part of DUDAJ Group)

IT Director / System Administrator

February 2013 - May 2016

Horizontal move within same Group of companies.
Providing technical consultancy services as needed.
Supervising a team of six in the installation and maintenance department.
Oversee systems performance and security.
Providing tools, scripts and automated batches for big-data analysis and statistics.

Megagames Group Greece

IT Director / System Administrator

May 2005 - May 2012

Provide maintenance for Linux and Windows servers as needed, ensuring they are up and running at all times and are entirely secure.
Also provide maintenance for several web pages, e-mail system and Content Management Systems.
- Designed, implemented, and enforced new security policies on communication, systems and applications.
- Improved efficiency by defining specifications and delivering using third-party contractors on several web applications.
- Defined specifications and delivered using third-party contractors for several Document Management Systems so documentation could be shared securely without being lost or compromised.

Imperial Games sh.a (part of DUDAJ Group)

IT Director / System Administrator

March 2009 - January 2013

Horizontal move within same Group of companies. Provide technical consultancy services as needed. Supervise two individuals in the assembly and maintenance of electronic gambling devices.
Oversee inventory of spare parts, security in communication and devices, identifying new buying sources for spare parts, games, systems, and managed services.
Lowered maintenance costs and improved quality of service by restructuring company tool-set, maintenance policies and systems security policies; also located economical new buy sources for parts and services.

GLOBAST sh.a (part of DUDAJ Group)

IT Director / System Administrator

July 2000 - March 2009

Assisted start-up organization with establishing technology systems.
Provided IT support and found international bookmaking odds sources, results sources, match evaluation systems, hardware and software vendors.
Interfaced with owner's board, negotiating company and technical strategy and translating business needs into technical across all departments.
Supervised a team of 5 providing technical support, maintenance, shop installations, and remote support.
Provided daily maintenance on 6 Linux servers across various global locations and 3 in-house Windows servers. Also managed an email system.
- Enabled company to become first licensed sports betting firm in Albania.
- Reduced costs by installing advanced multiple fax lines system.
- Enhanced company efficiency by implementing a sports betting management system over PSTN phone lines.
- Designed and enforced numerous policies regarding data and transmission security.
- Successfully implemented an additional, online sports betting management system.
- Located, negotiated, and established business links for a greyhounds/horses racing betting system, land-based and online casino games, online Texas Hold'em poker, and live odds/results data feed.

CENTURY 21 Albania (part of DUDAJ Group)

Solutions Architect/Consultant (part-time)

May 2007 - November 2008

Horizontal move within same Group of companies. Assisted company with start-up technology needs. Prepared specifications for website system with real estate engine.
Supervised a team of 6 programmers charged with design/layout/programming of website. Designed, specified, installed, and configured network, workstations, and servers.
Configured email system for main franchisor office and franchisee offices.
Established and maintained IT policies for all employees.
Simultaneously handled major difficulties at Globast.
- Facilitated successful, on time start-up of firm including launch of real estate website with powerful engine.
- Implemented a document management system for use company wide.
- Introduced a RAID1 fault-tolerant storage server over network to prevent loss of data.

ADRIATIK Hotel 5* (part of DUDAJ Group)

Solutions Architect/Consultant (part-time)

February 2003 - March 2004

Horizontal move within same Group of companies. First five-star hotel to be duly registered and authenticated in Albania. Assisted hotel with start-up technology operations. Oversaw all installations with contractors, design of network, consultancy on buying hardware/software and IT policies. Trained and supervised one IT technician. Established and maintained IT policies for all employees. Simultaneously managed major difficulties at Globast. - Enabled successful, on time of hotel opening. - Implemented a RAID1 storage server over network to protect integrity of customer sensitive data.

Computer and Copier Systems

IT Support Specialist - Promoted to IT Dept. Head

June 1998 - July 2000

In charge coordinating daily job schedule. Supervised another team member.
Managed computers/workstations, servers installation and configuration, network design, configuration, installation, and maintenance.
Found local and global buying sources for hardware and software.
- Promoted from Junior Support Technician to Department Head in 6 months due to outstanding performance.
- Reduced costs, boosted profitability, and improved quality by identifying optimal buying sources.
- Increased overall customer satisfaction by optimizing job schedule, reducing delays, and improving quality.

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