Steven Irurueta


Last updated: 2/2020


Western Governors University - Salt Lake City, Utah

BS - Data Management


Systems Engineer skilled in DevOps, AWS, Azure, Office 365, Windows Server, Linux, Exchange, Skype, Teams, Flow, PowerShell, SQL, Python, PowerBI, SharePoint Online and Technical writing.


Zulily Office 365 Senior Engineer II / Januaury 2019 – Present 

-Created and implemented strategies for full integration of Office 365 E3/E5 product suite to replace pre-existing infrastructure and researched current business gaps and limitations.

CrossOver Office 365 Senior Engineer (Consultant) / October 2017 – Present 

-Created and implemented strategies for full integration of Office 365 E3/E5 product suite to replace pre-existing infrastructure and researched current business gaps and limitations.

- Created and implemented an internal Intranet on SharePoint Online using a combination of Hub Sites, Project Sites and Communication sites to enable inter-department organization and collaboration on specific projects.

- Created and hosted end user training events via Webinar and in person to demonstrate value and ease in using O365 for everyday tasks.

- Created and automated workflow via PowerApps, Forms, Flow and Exchange to improve business process. E.g. HR onboarding/off boarding, Equipment replacement form, new employee equipment request/resource access request/user account creation.

- Used PowerBI to create interactive dashboards to display third party services such as ZenDesk for several departments to track trends, productivity and intradepartmental issues.

- Led the imitative to use Teams throughout the company as an alternative - Drove OneDrive Adaption by Deploying GPO for local folder redirection to One Drive and migrated/eliminated local shared network folders and hosted training to modify end user behavior and adaptation.

Microsoft Office 355 Engineer / October 2015 – September 2017

- Switched between two teams directly involved with Azure & Office 365 – FastTrack & Enterprise Services.

- Assisted System Administrators in creating strategies to migrated away public SharePoint sites (No longer supported for SPO on O365, only on premise SP.)

- Creation and deployment of new tenants, strategies of moving existing infrastructure to O365. - Tenant to Tenant migration (for companies that were bought out/merged.)

- Consolidation and restructuring of Active Directory (username/UPN renaming,) for DirSync (Now AADConnect.) and Single Sign On (SSO).

- Creation of workflow automation with Flow and PowerApps for Sharepoint Online. 

- PowerBI report generation, general usage, excel tricks and training on collaboration methods.

- Migrated pre-existing mail servers to O365 from Lotus Notes/Domino, Google Apps, and older versions of Exchange/SBS – 2007, 2010 & 2013.

- Assisted, created strategies and implemented Azure ADFS and Active Directory integration. - Deployed and created strategies for Enterprise Security EMM with Identity Manager (MIM)

- Experience with explaining, understanding mail transport fundamentals/RFC for POP, IMAP and SMTP.

- Specific Exchange and Network Fundamental knowledge such as DNS, Message Trace tools, MX Records, SPF records, Block lists, Spam Lists, Email filtering, white listing, Rights Management.

- Implemented solutions and strategies for seamless SharePoint Online services and related products such as OneDrive for Business, Yammer and Delve.

- Experience with Exchange in enterprise environment and messaging concepts – installation, disaster recovery process, public folder replication, FSMO roles, OWA & Front/Back end knowledge.

- Created, and implemented strategies for Deployment of Office 365 MDM (Similar to ActiveSync) and Intune.

- Deployed Skype For Business/Cloud PBX and Automated Attendant. - Advocated and implemented discussion on discontinuation of InfoPath and usage moving to Forms w/ SPO integration.

- Participated on UserVoice and Technet Forums to gauge feedback from users and potentially resolve issues that did not come through our ticketing system.

- Travelled to Tokyo, JP and Manila, PH on specific projects for international companies.

Digital Hands System Administrator / August 2015 – October 2015 

- Provisioned, planned and updated Windows Servers deployed in back offices that were not compliant with PCI-DSS for a global hotel chain.

- Assisted in short term project to eliminate Windows Small Business Server in 100-300 user organizations.

- Office 365 Migrations, from 2010 to 2013 and implemented/executed cutover migrations from on premise exchange to Exchange Online.

- Office 365 general administration for small businesses that had no onsite IT. - Created sales training documentation on Office 365 – Cost benefit, elimination of hardware capital equipment cost. Transferring cost centers to operation expense vs upfront.

- Created end user training for usage of Office 365 products, specifically Office 365 Essentials (online) product suite and limitations .

- Installed, configured and managed McAfee/Symantec Endpoint Protection/ePO. - Monitored system logs and created custom alerts to detect patterns and generate email notifications for small organizations to resolve ongoing issues and create resolutions.

Florida Department of Transportation D7 (Tampa) Jr. Systems Administrator / May 2014 – June 2015

- Designed, configured network devices and implemented changes to network Infrastructure.

- Assisted with daily system monitoring, verifying integrity and availability of resources – hardware, server, system and followed key processes in reviewing system and application logs.

- Automating and verifying accurate and consistent backups of network folders, and department dependent network resources.

- Deployed Office 365, replacing Office 2010/2007 in a one year project using hardware refresh cycle and automation tools.

- Assisted in migrating to Office 365 via Hybrid EXO and complying with Sunshine State transparency laws (Everything is public record.)

- Expertise with PowerShell to automate tasks and build simple tools for common tickets (e.g. user account lockout)

- Experience with using OSD and MDT and SCCM and stand alone to mass image computers, create a baseline OS throughout the organization and deploy software needed per department.

- Managed ArcGIS deployment and licensing server.

- Generated and maintained technical documentation, Change Management documentation via SharePoint team and project sites.

- Created automation scripts for software updates to push via PSEXEC or PowerShell/SCCM for Java, Adobe to minimize end user interruption.

- Maintained a secure environment and network infrastructure in accordance with applicable policies outlined by NIST.

- Performed, automated and verified daily backups to ensure operability.

- Deployed an MDM solution (Maas360) to over 300 cell phones in a mixed IOS/Android non-BYOP environment to comply with Sunshine State transparency laws.

- Coordinated and semi-automated workflow/request for information for public release with public relations department.

- Deployed BitLocker to existing computers and configured sequencing for automated Bit locker TPM configuration doing OSD deployment, AD registering Key via WMI/CCTK.

- Managed and coordinated deployment, packaging of all patches including critical server updates, ser