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As a Senior Consultant for Suntiva, I work as a System Administrator supporting the procurement system (PD2) for the Army and other branches of the military.
What do you think makes Suntiva a great place to work? Why do you enjoy working for Suntiva?
The diversity of the Suntiva employees and their areas expertise allows all employees to not only learn what and how jobs are performed; it also sparks the interest of the journey each employee has ventured. During my time at Suntiva, I have been motivated to explore different areas and it has inspired me to put plans into action.
How are we making a difference in our client's work?
Obtaining the knowledge that our clients are able to support our troops while in the field anywhere in the world makes me think about how my father, uncles, aunts, cousins and other service members of my family were able to serve their country simply by us maintaining a reliable procurement system such as PD2.
What is your most impactful project with a client?
Migrating the USSOCOM databases into the SPS enclave was the most impactful project that I’ve taken on to date. The project involved six databases with included loading encrypted data into a newly configured database. Each database had a specific set of users that needed to be re-created and have access administered according to their authorization forms. The migration wasn’t complete without the setup of a few integrations. These integrations were considered critical to the PD2 users to maintain their daily tasks.
The reason why this project was so impactful is because each task that was completed is normally divided amongst a team 5-6 administrators. I was able to successfully completed these tasks as a one woman show. We’d taken the phased approach, in which we allowed enough time for each phase to be upgraded within the work week. By mid-week, a subset of the users were released to log into the PD2 system to confirm functionality and availability.
I remained in close communication with the Project Manager and Project Lead at USSOCOM to ensure tasks proper expectations were set and met, as well as ensuring constant communication throughout the project.
What influenced or drove you to become an expert?
I thrive off of excellence and the success of teamwork. The motivation to complete my job with high expectations is what drove me to become an expert in my field. In short, I want to know what everyone knows!
What drives or inspires you to work at Suntiva?
The ability to move around to different Business Units and challenge myself to different projects is what inspired me to work for Suntiva. Personal Development within Business Development is a motivator on its own. Having a company that wants to challenge you as much as you want to challenge yourself is a win-win scenario.