To obtain a challenging technical position that will utilize my skills and problem solving techniques while contributing to the growth of the company. Summary of technical skills:
Silver Peak NX/VX, Riverbed Steelhead, Cisco WAAS, Cisco Routers, Switches, ACE, CSS, IDS, ASA Firewalls, PIX Firewalls, Checkpoint firewall, VPN Concentrator, Riverbed Steelhead Nortel: VPN Contivity Bay: Cabletron 9000, 6000, MMAC. Lucent (Ascend) Max equipment, Nokia firewall 3xx, 5xx, 7xx, 12xx Shiva Lanrover, SNMP: HP Openview, Cisco Works, Navis Access, Spectrum, SolarWinds, nGenius NetScout, VitalNet, OpsWare. Topologies: Gigabit, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Token Ring, ATM, MPLS, SNA, SDLC Frame Relay, Point-to-Point, FDDI, ISDN, DS1, DS3, Sonet, OC3, OC192, PRI/BRI, and SW56k Protocol TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, RIP, EIGRP, BGP. Analyzer: NAI Sniffer, MS Network Monitor, Private-I/ enVision Software, Network Security IRIS, nGenius NetScout, Ethereal, Omni peak, OpNet ACE Analysis, OpNet IT Guru ; DNS Microsoft, Lucent QIP; Configuration Management Solar Winds, HP NAI OpsWare. Work Experience
Sales Systems Engineer, East Region April 2010- 2011
Present via slides/whiteboard to both technical and business audiences. Design/deploy appropriate solutions for customers leveraging Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity objectives, SAN Replication and remote office locations. Review/setup customer networking infrastructure including router/switch configurations for: WCCP and other redirect methodologies (i.e.: PBR, VRRP, etc.) Research and identify optimal configuration standards required for FCIP and SAN storage technologies including: Cisco/Brocade, EMC, NetApp, Hitachi based solutions. Educate and develop relationships with partners/vendors on product suite. Document best practices for both configuration and third party application/software platforms. Provide insight and drive feature enhancements for future product growth. Top performing engineer in the east region. Confidential,New Jersey.
Lead Senior Network Engineer April 2008- 2010
Redesigned eCommerce infrastructure with dynamic failover and application optimizations. Migrated 150 plus Windows, UNIX, Linux, IBM i2 and AS400 from flat L2 to new L3 infrastructure. Designed, configured, deployed and upgraded PIX, ASA and Zone based firewalls.
- Troubleshoot application load balancing issues on Cisco CSS and ACE platforms.
- Designed, configured and administrated Silver-Peak WAN Optimization devices.
- Conducted POC for application visibility utilizing OpNet ACE Live and nGenius NetScout appliances.
Conducted POC for Digital Media Solution utilizing Cisco, Strata cache hardware.
- Worked with vendors for upcoming project implementations to reduce cost and added features.
- Designed and deployed nodes in complex routing environments utilizing OSPF and BGP.
- Designed, configured and managed backup VPN solutions for important MPLS BGP sites.
- Deployed and administrated Cisco VPN Concentrators for enterprise remote connectivity.
- Troubleshoot end-to-end application issues utilizing OpNet, NetQoS and Omni Peak.
- Baseline applications via NetQoS.
- Configured, deployed and administrated various types of Cisco router and switches to accommodate expanding environment.
- Monitored Network activity utilizing Spectrum and SolarWinds.
- Participated in Enterprise disaster recovery exercise conducted at Sterling Forest and SunGuard.
- Documented and enhanced network visibility by creating detailed Visio diagrams.
- Conducted disaster recovery at Sterling Forest and SunGard.
Senior Network Engineer / Lead Performance Engineer. April 2006- April 2008
Provided 3rd level support for network, security and application related issues. Managed trouble issues based on end-to-end application connectivity. Administrated 100+ MPLS interconnected devices; responsibility also includes vendor management. Configured devices with EIGRP, BGP, and OSPF. Configured and administrated more than 200 Riverbed Steelhead for application Optimization.
- Administrated Cisco VPN concentrators for remote access.
- Monitored and troubleshoot application response time issue with nGenius / NetScout platforms.
- Created and defined application baseline using OpNet ACE.
- Configured and administrated Gigamon GigaVUE-MP for traffic monitoring and redirect.
- Perform network application analysis with Omni peak, Ethereal, WireShark, and Sniffer.
- Configured and administrated MPLS & VPN routers.
- Administrate and troubleshot DMZ application connectivity through PIX & Check Point NG-R55 platform.
- Administrated and troubleshot application load balancing with Cisco CSS platform.
- Administrated Opsware for configuration management.
- Administrated SNMP reach ability with VitalNet, nGenius & SolarWinds application.
- Participated 26 Disaster Recovery contingency exercises at SunGard on yearly basis.
- Administrated Cisco Catalyst 6xxx, 4xxx, 3xxx, 29xx, 19xx series switches.
- Administrated Cisco 7xxx, 40xx, 3x, 2xxx series routers.
- Administrated DHCP and DNS with Lucent QIP.
- Document Process and procedures using MS Word, Project, and Visio.
Confidential, New Jersey.
Senior Network Engineer 2000-2006 Designed and implemented 46 multi-homed MPLS sites with EIGRP and BGP; consist of ATT and Qwest. Supported all level-3 trouble shooting issues for in-house and offshore applications as a team lead. Lead engineer, for decommissioning 13 Gantlet firewalls and implemented Checkpoint NG R55 AI. Solution. Managed 6 Check Point Firewalls on Nokia & Sun platform and 20 PIX 515, 520, 525, and 535 firewalls. Managed Firewalls activity with Private-I/ enVision monitoring software by network intelligence. Managed Ecommerce platform with Cisco CSS, Nortel Alteon, and Sonicwall SSL accelerators. . Designed, managed and troubleshoot Semi-Private, Extranets and other Ecommerce DMZ’s Provided support for real time Broker dealer / trading network. Installed configured and administrated Cisco Wireless microwave network. Managed network response time issues with Cisco Works 2000, SolarWind, and nGenius platforms. Installed, configured, and managed Cisco VPN 3000 & Nortel contivity VPN platforms. Hands on experience with Catalyst 8540, 65xx, 60xx, 45xx, 35xx, 29xx, 19xx series switches. Hands on experience with Cisco 75xx, 72xx, 4000, 38xx, 36xx, 28xx and 26xx series routers. Successful completed two corporate acquisitions consist of 250 servers and various network hardware. Designed, configured, and documented network migrations for transparent cutover [BM& DA]. Managed internal, external DNS and DHCP platform. Administrated enterprise SSL Certificate platform for Ecommerce security consist of 250 certificates. Managed Cabletron and Cisco switches with Spectrum & Cisco Works software. Replaced Bay Network routers with Cisco routers and migrated networks from Token Ring to Ethernet. Interface with TrueSecure for network security analysis and NetSolve for IDS monitoring activity. Interface with business units to accommodate new clients and customize their network requirements. Worked closely with DR contingency teams and ran disaster recovery at Sungard/Comdisco. Create diagrams using Visio for troubleshooting and management briefings. Created documents using MS Office and MS Project. Documented network activity. Defined process and procedures.
Lead technical engineer for Mellon Financial Corporation, a fortune 500 financial firm. Provided pre- and post-deployment support in designing, implementing, troubleshooting; internal and client solutions. Responsible for administrating a complex WAN interconnected by SONET, ATM, Frame Relay and lased lines. Protocols used include TCP/IP, RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP. Managed Security platform consist of Cisco PIX and Checkpoint NG R55 firewalls, managed Ecommerce platform with Cisco CSS content switches & Nortel Alteon’s along with Sonicwall SSL hardware accelerators. Responsibilities also included to document process and procedures for network maintenance. Mentored junior staff as they configured and troubleshoot hardware. Designed access lists and protocol filters. Designed complex VLSM routing solutions. Provided expert guidance in designing and implementing two tier firewall security system consisting of Cisco PIX and Check Point. Implemented IPSec tunneling to allow cost savings.
Senior Data Communication Engineer 2000 – 2000 Project lead for Enterprise WAN hardware upgrade rollout nationwide. Configured administrated and troubleshoot Cisco 72xx, 36xx, 26xx and 25xx series routers. Configured administrated and troubleshoot Cisco Catalyst 65xx, 40xx, 35xx, 29xx series switches. Installed new router and switch hardware for rollout implementation Troubleshoot Frame Relay, ISDN, and Point-to-Point Network. Ordered new circuits, increasing bandwidth/ port speed. Administrated and troubleshoot Local Directors. Managed Cisco PIX 520 firewalls Managed Cisco network with TACACS+ server. Network Management with Cisco Works 2000.
Network Engineer 1999 – 2000 Configured, administrated, and troubleshoot Cisco 75xx, 4000, 3600, 2600, 2500 and 700 series routers. Administrated Cisco Catalyst 55xx and 29xx series switches. Administrated and troubleshoot Cisco PIX Firewall Administrated and troubleshoot Cisco Local Directors. Installed new images and make changes or apply new ACL to Cisco routers. Installed, Configured and administrated HP Open view NNM 6.01v. Installed, Configured and administrated Cisco Works. Troubleshooting Frame Relay and plain T1 circuits. Administrated and troubleshooting DNS and DHCP. Document procedures.
Network Engineer 1998- 1999 Configured 75xx, 4000 and 25xx series router. Installed new IOS images on Cisco routers. Enabled/ Disabled Interfaces, Increased bandwidth on Frame Relay circuits. Applied or released filters on Cisco routers. Configured and troubleshoot Paradyne CSU, DSU’s and modems Troubleshot ATM, Frame Relay, Point-to-Point, and ISDN (BRI & PRI) circuits. Processed orders with service providers to connect or disconnect circuits for remote offices. Provided real time support for site administrators to troubleshoot all WAN related issues. Project lead for KPMG Remote Access Service platform. Provided 3rd level support for RAS in KPMG. Managed Lucent (Ascend) MAX TNT, MAX 6000 and Pipelines (ISDN modem) for KPMG enterprise. Installed and Configured Ascend Max TNT, Max 6000, 4000, 1800. Administrated and Troubleshoot Ascend Pipelines (ISDN Modems) Configured and Administrated Shiva Lanrover\'s RAS products (200 Plus International and Nationwide) Assisted in designing, configuring, and implementation of Ascend Max 6000 rollout for multiple sites nationwide with two T1 on each site to provide local Dial-In and ISDN access with IP and IPX protocol. Assisted in the administrated and troubleshooting of Enterprise wide DHCP. As a project lead supported Windows NT rollout for fortune 500 companies, interfacing with KPMG EIS and client management for smooth project implementation. . Managed rollout facility, Created new images for Installation. Redesigning processes and procedures, quality assurance and tracking logistics. Training’s SPX- Silver Peak WAN Optimization Training. Riverbed Advanced WAN Optimization Training AQOS - Advanced Cisco Quality of Service. CCIE- Routing and Switching Prep Boot Camp. ITIL® v2 Foundation. Riverbed Steelhead Advance Deployment and Management Training. HP OpsWare NAS Fundamentals and Administration. Business- Communication and Negotiation Skills. Business- Effective Technical Communication. OpNet ACE: Application Performance Analysis. OpNet IT Guru. BGP: Border Gateway Protocol. Check Point [AI-R55]: Boot Camp. ACCS: Advance Cisco Campus Switching. CSPFA: Cisco Secure Pix Firewall Advance. VoiceCon2001: Voice over IP Conference 2001. Network General Sniffer: Administration & troubleshoot. ACRC: Advance Cisco Router Configuration. ICRC: Introduction to Cisco Router Configuration. HP Openview: 6.01v Installation and Configuration. Cisco Works 2000: 2.3v Installation and Configuration. Ascend Max TNT: Installation, Configuration, and Administration. Ascend Max 6000: Installation, Configuration, and Administration. Ascend Pipelines: ISDN Modem Ascend Navis Access: SNMP Management MCP+I Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet MCSE+I Microsoft Certified System Engineering Certificate Microsoft SQL 7.0 Installation Novell CNA: Novell, Certified Network Administrator Novell, CNAA: Certified Network Advance Administration Education
Degree: B. Sc. Bachelors of Science.