Kalin Vitkov

"One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man"
~Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915)

About Me

With + years of experience in the IT I have passed through different knowledge areas (Hardware, Software, Administration, Management). More than 10 years of virtualization experience. I have broad and deep knowledge/experience with many infrastructure service domains (having personally designed, implemented and supported all of them). I have had the chance of transforming a "Stone Age" infrastructure into a 21st century modern, secure and highly available infrastructure spread over a few continents. Another infrastructure was redesigned with geographically dispersed (across continents) data-centers.

I have management experience with diverse (fast and slow-paced) environments. I have successfully led different IT teams - completely built by me as well as pre-built by other managers.

My Professional Story

Director IT Production and Customer Support February 2016 - Present ( years months)
Director IT Infrastructure March 2013 – January 2016 (2 years 11 months)
IT Manager October 2011 – February 2013 (1 year 5 months)
Network Infrastructure Manager April 2008 – October 2011 (3 years 7 months)
Senior Support Engineer II - Technical Lead September 2005 – April 2008 (2 years 8 months)
Support Engineer 2001 – September 2005 (4 years)
IT Consultant 2004 – 2005 (1 year)
Support Engineer 1998 – 2001 (3 years)

Certifications

  • Microsoft® Certified Professional - MCP®
  • MVP (Most Valuable Professional) - Tumbleweed Communications
  • ITIL 2011 Foundation
  • IT Manager
  • Systems Architect
  • Windows System Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Information Security Administrator
  • Managing People (US)
  • Change Management (US)
  • Managing People (UK)
  • Systems Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Coaching
  • Technical Writing
  • Servicing 1 & 2 CPU Intel Servers, passive storage units, RAID controllers
  • Preinstalling & Maintaining Microsoft Windows 2000 Small Business Server
  • Preinstalling Microsoft Windows XP
  • MS Windows 2003 Active Directory
  • MS SQL Server 2000 Administration
  • VPN with Windows
  • LAN/WAN Communications
  • MS Windows 2000
  • Internet Security
  • Network Security
  • TCP/IP Administration
  • MS Windows Server 2003 Administration
  • MS ISA Server 2000 Administration
  • RDBMS Concepts
  • MS Windows 2000 Server Administration
  • Network Technical Support
  • Networking Concepts
  • Server Administration (Master Level)
  • Information Technology Terminology
  • Disaster Recovery and Planning
  • MS Windows 2000 Desktop Administration
  • MS Windows XP Desktop Administration
  • Listening Skills
  • Microsoft Security
  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Authentication
  • Firewall Administration concepts
  • Technical Help Desk (Microsoft)
  • Apache 2.0 Administration
  • Computer Technical Support
  • Customer Assistance
  • Compaq Server Administration (Win NT/2000)
  • MS SQL 2005 Server Programming
  • Unix Administration (Solaris 10)
  • Linux Administration (General)
  • Information Technology Security Fundamentals
  • Business Communication
  • WWW Concepts
  • Technical Help Desk
  • Listening Comprehension English (UK) – (Master level)
  • MS SQL 2005 Administration
  • MS Windows 2008 Active Directory
  • Linux Administration (Red Hat)
  • Software Business Analysis

Education

Executive MBA University of Sheffield, UK
BSc Computer Systems Technical University - Sofia, Bulgaria
Computer Specialist Vocational School of Computer Technologies and Systems (УКТЦ)

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