Aleksandr Gruzdev

Aleksandr Gruzdev

Assistant Manager IT at Grand Hyatt Dubai
Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
over 6 months ago

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IT Professional with over 8 years of experience in IT Department. I can effectively implement IT strategies at local and global levels. My greatest strength is business awareness, which enables me to permanently streamline infrastructure and applications. Striving to leverage my IT management skills.

Experience

  • Assistant Manager IT

    Grand Hyatt Dubai - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    IT
    February 2017 - Now · 1 year and 12 months

    o Oversaw all major hotel IT projects, focus on cost reduction. o Act as a first point of contact for all future projects assigned by local or global management. o Act as a first point of contact for all outages and maintenance. o Responsible for creating, improving and developing IT strategies. o Cut cost by 25% and increased internet bandwidth by reducing leased line. o Increased revenues for hotel by selling higher bandwidth to clients. o Prepare yearly IT budget. o Lead IT department in the absence of IT Manager. o Mentor and guide junior team members. o Perform monthly review of IT operations with IT Team, DOF and Hotel Manager. o Identify and remediate both virtual and physical vulnerabilities. o Act as a point of contact for emergencies and outages during off and weekend hours.

  • IT Coordinator

    Grand Hyatt Dubai - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    IT
    January 2016 - January 2017 · 1 year and 1 month

    o Introduced Hyper-V and migrated from VMWare saving cost on maintenance and license. o Introduced Veeam Backup & Replication as part of Hyatt’s offsite backup policy. o Configured Hyper-V Failover Clustering for High Availability and uptime of all virtual servers. o Introduced and interfaced 3C Pay@Table with Micros Simphony to process credit card transactions at the table. o Upgraded Wireless infrastructure from HP to Ruckus Brocade. o Designed converged network for new IPTV technology with casting solution as part of Hyatt’s Guest Entertainment policy. o Perform bi-weekly servers’ maintenance to ensure all security patches applied. o Configure replacement Cisco switches and routers in case of failure.

  • IT Analyst

    Grand Hyatt Dubai - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    IT
    January 2015 - January 2016 · 1 year and 1 month

    o In charge of daily smooth and continuous operations. o In charge of daily backups and checklist. o In charge of server maintenance. o In charge of hardware maintenance. o In charge software maintenance. o In charge of creating new users’ access. o In charge of inventory for all hardware and software. o In charge of quarterly audit for all systems. o In charge of quarterly IT assets disposal.

Education

  • Information and Communication Systems Engineer

    Professional College of Computer Science - Tashkent, Uzbekistan

    September 2009 - June 2012

Languages

  • Russian
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • English
    Native or fluent
    100%

Skills

  • Communication skills
  • Project management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Strong Logical Thinking
  • Vendor management
Connections
Niluk Perera
Information Systems Executive at Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces - Taj Samudra Colombo
Isuru Bandara
IT Coordinator at Atmosphere Hotels and Resorts
Hassan Khan
Assistant IT Manager at Ramada Downtown Dubai
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