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Sotiris Karagiorgis

IT Infrastructure Manager, MCT

Hello there! I'm Sotiris Karagiorgis, an IT Infrastructure Manager and a Microsoft Certified Trainer. I am highly motivated and passionate about technology, web development, Windows & Linux operating systems, open source, programming and security/privacy. I like to get involved with interesting projects that will help me put my skills to use, but at the same time will be challenging and make me learn something new. I live in Limassol, Cyprus. You can find a lot of information about me here. Feel free to contact me. I will be happy to hear from you.

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  • Description of Responsibilities

    This list includes my most recent responsibilities
    • Responsible for defining, planning and implementing the IT and network strategies across the company as well as mentoring and developing a growing IT engineering team.
    • Plan, direct, and coordinate the design, installation, and connectivity of computer systems and network infrastructure to ensure the stable operation of the organization’s IT assets.
    • Ensure that robust IT disaster recovery and business continuity processes and the associated documentation are in place.
    • Accountable for the successful delivery of Infrastructure, Networking, Database and middleware solutions for the company.
    • Design, oversee the implementation and maintenance of core infrastructure solutions (Compute, Storage and Networking), as well as communication, backup and security for the company.
    • Ensure that all IT Systems are secured, patched, up to date and are able to provide for the Business needs of the company.
    • Develop and build relationships with IT and with senior level executives.
    • Lead and participate in Application and Infrastructure support processes for high profile, mission critical applications.
    • Provide guidance and training to junior members of the team.
    • Negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.

    Skills and Abilities

  • Professional Certifications

    ISACA Cobit ® 5 Foundation: Governance & Management of Enterprise IT.

    MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional.

    MCSA - Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Windows Server 2012.

    MCSA - Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: Office 365.

    MCSE - Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure.

    MCSE - Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Private Cloud.

    MCSE - Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Server Infrastructure.

    VMSP - Veeam Management Pack v8 for System Center.

    VMSP - Veeam Availability Suite v9.5.

    VMTSP - Veeam Management Pack v8 for System Center.

    VMTSP - Veeam Availability Suite v9.5.

    MCT - Microsoft Certified Trainer.

  • Windows/Linux Server System Administration

    Advanced System Administration of Windows server (teaching).
    Advanced System Administration of Linux server.


    Infrastructure Virtualization Technologies
    Advanced knowledge of Hyper-V.
    Advanced knowledge of VMware ESXi.


    Storage Subsystems
    Advanced knowledge of configuring storing subsystems (DAS, NAS, SAN)
    -HPE Nimble
    -HPE 3PAR
    -HUAWEI OceanStor
    Configuration of underlying storage connection, iSCSI, NFS, SMB.

  • Windows Server Roles and Features

    Advanced knowledge in: File Server, Web Server (IIS), Web Application Proxy (WAP), RRAS - VPN, DNS, DHCP, WSFC, WSUS, Remote Desktop Services, WDS, NLB, Containers, Exchange Server.

    Advanced knowledge of the Active Directory suite: AD DS, AD FS, AD CS, AD RMS, Group Policy.


    Cloud Services

    Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Azure (teaching).
    Advanced knowledge of Office 365 (teaching).


    Networking

    Basic Mikrotik devices configuration.
    Basic Cisco devices configuration.

  • Docker Containers / Kubernetes

    Intermediate knowledge of setting up and maintaining Docker containers in Windows and Linux hosts.


    Intermediate knowlegde of setting up and maintaining Kubernetes cluster including Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS).

  • Programming/Scripting languages

    C, Python.
    PowerShell, Bash, AzureCLI, Azure Powershell.

  • Distributed Version Control Systems

    Git, Github, Gitlab.

  • Specialized Software

    Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
    Manage Engine ServiceDesk Plus.
    Veeam Backup and Replication.
    Kaspersky Security Console.

  • Personal profile

    I’m an experienced IT professional who have worked for a private cloud provider which offered IT services to financial institutions, as well as at a Tier III, ISO and PCI DSS certified datacenter. Although I am deeply invested in Microsoft’s ecosystem, having acquired several professional certifications, I have a wide background which includes Linux System Administration, Networking, Web Development, and Security. I am also a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), where I teach Windows Server, Azure and Office 365.

  • Organizations

    Member of ISACA Association.

Work Experience

  • IT Infrastructure Manager
    2019-Today

    I work as an IT Infrastructure Manager at Matworks LTD.

  • Senior Systems Engineer
    2018-2019

    I worked as a Senior Systems Engineer at Matworks LTD.

  • Senior Systems Engineer
    2016-2018

    I worked as a Senior Systems Engineer at CloudLayer8 LTD (cl8.com).

  • IT Administrator
    2015-2016

    I worked as an IT Administrator at Pine Management LTD.

  • Web Developer / Designer
    2013-2016

    I worked as a freelance web developer.

  • S. K. OrangeNote
    2008-2015

    Computer sales and repairs. Accessories, Network services, IT solutions.

  • Cyprus National Guard
    2002-2004

    I did my military service in Cyprus for 2 years.

Education

  • Electrical Engineer and Computer Engineer
    2004 -Today

    Democritus University of Thrace, School of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering, Greece.

    Related courses:
    Introduction to Computer Science, Programming for the web, Computer Networks, Operating Systems, Microprocessors, Databases, Operating Systems Security, Computer Programming in C.

    Thesis:
    Linux daemon to monitor and analyse network connections for traffic monitoring and security. Daemon written in C. Web interface written in php, html and css. Source code on github .

  • Laniteio Lyceum A’, Limassol, Cyprus
    1999-2002

    Focused on Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. GPA 17.8 out of 20.

  • GCE O' LEVEL in English Language, Grade : B
    1998-2000

    I have a full professional proficiency in English.

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