Cover Letter | IT Infrastructure Engineer | New York City

James Garrigan - IT Infrastructure Engineer - PowerShell - New York NY - NYC

James Garrigan

IT Infrastructure Engineer

Cover Letter

 

I am a PowerShell Automation/IT Infrastructure Engineer/Technical Support person in New York City.

 

The ideal position will leverage my technical skills and abilities to support the business and colleagues. I am eager to learn (e.g., cloud technology) and I thrive at entities that provide a supportive environment for growth.

 

I leverage my diverse experience to develop solutions for complex challenges. My contributions are aligned with the strategic direction of the entity and/or the technology.

 

I have provided IT services, as a consultant, a contractor, and an employee.

 

  • Entertainment sector
    • Well-known individuals/families

 

  • Financial sector
    • ICBC Financial Services LLC
    • Lloyds Bank, plc
    • LS Power Development / Luminus Management, LLC
    • Various hedge funds via an arrangement with Goldman Sachs and the Netsys Group.

 

  • Government
    • The New York City Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI), formerly known as the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT)
    • New York City Department of Education
    • New York City Council: Technology Committee

 

  • Legal

 

  • Manufacturing sector
    • GAF Materials Corp.

 

  • Service sector
    • Executive Conference Inc.
    • Marquis Jet
    • Various restaurants

 

  • Other
    • High net worth individuals/families

 

 

At each company/client, I adapt accordingly.

 

  • I walk the talk about learning and implementing technology.
    • When I began working for the NYC DOE I had not used PowerShell recently and I had never supported Hyper-V.  Now with minimal human input, the PowerShell script (40,000 lines) I created configures Hyper-V with three Windows-based virtual machines and one optional Linux CENTOS-based virtual machine.

 

  • In addition, I strive to maintain and expand my skills.
    • I use LinkedIn learning online classes.

 

  • I document procedures and I share knowledge with colleagues.
    • At the NYC DOE, I created documentation in Microsoft Excel and Word files.
    • At the NYC DOE, I provided online training which leveraged documentation, demonstrations, and interactive methods. 

 

  • Confidential Data / Processes
    • I have handled MNPI, and other confidential data/matters.
    • At Lloyds Bank, I participated in domestic and international legal matters, managed aspects of audit/compliance/regulatory functions, and resolved a category of HR issues.

 

IT Journey

 

  • I have been an entry-level support technician and an IT Director.
  • While at Lloyds Bank, I had the authority to make decisions on behalf of the US entity. 

 

 

Lastly, it is my belief I have received personal recommendations from C-level executives because of my strong moral values and work ethic.  In today’s risk-averse atmosphere, many entities will only provide “name, rank, and serial number” for a past employee.

 

  • From a VP of Application Support at [ ] Bank: James is a hard worker and is very knowledgeable on various platforms.

 

  • From a Recruiter: Just got off the phone with [Head of IT at [ ] Bank)] … He had great things to say about you and I know it will be very helpful as we move forward in speaking about your strong technical abilities.

 

  • From a CTO: I just wanted to let you know that your diligence with working with […] is really paying off. They have been much more responsive, and they are actually getting things done!

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Jim Garrigan

 

garriganjobsearch@outlook.com

www.linkedin.com/in/jimgarrigan

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