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Network Architect Resume

New York, NY

SUMMARY:

An accomplished, hands - on, goal-oriented Senior Network Solutions Architect with extensive multi-vendor, multi-industry experience encompassing sectors such as finance, healthcare, technology, non-profit, legal and retail. Obtained CCNP(x2), CCNA(x3) and MCP certifications and holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. Consistently demonstrates strong leadership abilities, with proven expertise with engineering projects; planning, designing, implementing and supporting complex high-profile infrastructural brown and greenfield projects resulting in scalability, tight security, cost-savings and resiliency. Exceptional at separating keynote technical marketecture with realworld brass-tack solutions.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • AWS (Amazon Web Services)
  • Network Architecture/Engineering
  • Data Center/WAN Design
  • MPLS, BGP, EIGRP & OSPF
  • Cisco ACI/SDN
  • WAN Circuit Solutions
  • Infrastructure Security
  • Network Optimization
  • NAC (ForeScout & Cisco ISE)
  • Documentation/topologies
  • Load Balancing
  • VPNs & wireless

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, New York, NY

Network Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Staging datacenters for Cisco ACI SDN implementation
  • Migrating AWS VPCs & VPNs to newly implemented Direct Connect hub-spoke solution
  • Optimizing/completing hosted MPLS & DMVPN deployment
  • Changing ISPs and upgrading all WAN links to 1Gig
  • Managing office relocations and build-outs
  • Completing Cisco FirePower IPS deployment
  • Supporting Server, App, InfoSec, DevOps, Software Engineering, etc teams with project rollouts
  • Preparing infrastructure for upcoming IT audit
  • Reviewing maintenance support contracts
  • Staging network environment to be automation-ready
  • Managed/supported BGP and EIGRP network
  • Supporting 4451Xs, 4500X(VSS), ASRs, 3945s, 2960Xs(stacked), Nexus Switches, ASAs, IPS, ISE, etc
  • Architected and implemented Cisco ACI in datacenters
  • Architected and implemented private+public cloud (hybrid-datacenter) solution with AWS
  • Designed and implemented datacenter segmentation
  • Designed and implemented datacenter interconnect via Cisco OTV
  • Created global segmentation, IP allocation & VLAN design
  • Designed and performed various office relocations
  • Designed and implemented enterprise Cisco wireless solution
  • Designed & configured Solarwinds, Scrutinizer Flow Collector & ThousandEyes
  • Swapped out all Netgear switches with enterprise grade Cisco switches, ASAs and routers
  • Supported Cisco ISE (802.1x/NAC) on access switches and AnyConnect VPN
  • Implemented A10 Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)
  • Implemented and supported hosted L3 MPLS solution
  • Ensured smooth network datacenter failovers
  • Ensured and configured automatic WAN redundancy at all sites
  • Created and maintained network diagrams via Visio
  • Designed and implemented Cisco Firepower IPS
  • Designed and implemented multi-homed eBGP designs

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Perform Cisco Voice Unified Communication Confidential and translation patterns
  • Conduct EOL hardware refresh assessments with recommendations based on complex business needs
  • Coordinate with vendors and providers for multiple WAN circuit installations
  • Assist with the selection of new data center and WAN design
  • Troubleshoot Turret, Speakerbus and other financial service business centric trading systems
  • Analyze network behavior with LogRhythm and Gigamon
  • Supported EIGRP/BGP MPLS and various VPN connection technologies.
  • Migrated datacenter cores from 10 to 40Gig via Nexus 6001s and leveraged vPC+, FEXes, LACP, EIGRP, etc
  • Replaced and upgraded end-of-life layer 2 and 3 switches with Cisco 3850 stacks
  • Merged and migrated old 6.3(4) PIX 515e configuration to ASA5550 8.4(7)
  • Deployed 802.1x via Cisco switches and ForeScout CounterACT appliances
  • Deployed and supported MPLS, Riverbed Steelheads and Cisco WiFi

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Migrated and collapsed several branch offices into global network
  • Performed Cisco ASA55XX IPSEC and Remote VPN troubleshooting and configurations
  • Migrated Layer 2 IDFs to Layer 3 via EIGRP
  • Deployed and performed troubleshooting on MPLS BGP WAN
  • Utilized InfoBlox for IPAM/DNS/DHCP and QRadar for network behavior security awareness
  • Supported and configured Cisco 5508 and WISM wireless controllers
  • Managed service providers’ WAN traffic via Palo Alto PA-5020s"
  • Designed and configured Cisco ISE for EAP-TLS 802.1X, BYOD and sponsored guest services
  • Configured and supported DMVPN phase 2 connectivity
  • Planned and configured load balancing/sharing in 3,000 end-user office via migrating from HSRP to GLBP
  • Upgraded 300+ network devices and configured them with security, routing and layer 2best practices
  • Created and maintained multiple Visio and SolarWinds Orion network topologies

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Project managed and functioned as lead engineer for multiple DWDM 1Gig and MPLS circuits
  • Provided framework for collapsing old data-centers to new data-centers
  • Deployed Steelhead WAN accelerators, BlueCoat proxy appliances and configured BigIP F5 LTMs
  • Configured four data-centers using Cisco ASRs, 3750s, Nexus 7Ks, 5Ks, 2Ks and HP B22 FEXs
  • Provided technical direction & BOM approval for replacing 107 Enterasys switches with 50 Cisco switches
  • Configured OTV, vPC, LACP, HSRP, OSPF, FEX, QoS, NETFLOW, TACACS+ on Nexus (NX-OS) infrastructure
  • Identified methods to be leveraged resulting in both increased network performance and cost-savings

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Network Engineer/Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Investigated and deployed backup Layer 3 EVPL WAN path diversity solution
  • Managed SolarWinds Orion, BlueCat Adonis/Proteus, BlueSocket and TACACs+
  • Facilitated network standardization with emphasis on cost-savings and created best-practices framework for change management and LAN/WAN automation
  • Created networking security policy documentation
  • Worked within the ITIL framework and PPIDOO life cycle network design and implementation
  • Identified engineering inefficiencies, necessary improvements, network capacity planning and the created 5-year WAN/LAN plan
  • Implemented failover via BGP, EIGRP, HSRP, RSTP, LACP, IPSLA/EEM on various Cisco routing and switching platforms
  • Migrated from Cisco wireless platform to Aruba networks wireless infrastructure

Confidential, Milford, CT

Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Oversaw network infrastructure implementation and support
  • Supported QoS for voice, H3232 video and data traffic optimizing
  • WAN traffic engineering via MPLS, BGP, EIGRP, route-maps and static configs
  • Facilitated failover via HSRP, VRRP static and dynamic routing
  • Implemented Cisco WCS, wireless controllers and access points
  • Configured IPSEC, GRE, SSL, remote VPN Client and AnyConnect
  • Implemented various configurations on a variety of Cisco platforms, including Nexus 7010/5k/2k (NX-OS),6513s, 3750s, 3560s, 3800s, 2800 and ASA550x
  • Deployed SaaS solutions via IPSEC and dedicated WAN infrastructures
  • Installed multiple network management appliances/servers including WhatsUp, Scrutinizer, SolarWinds, RANCID, Riverbed Cascade, Cisco IPS, ACS and TippingPoint
  • Deployed and supported BlueCoat Proxies, WAN accelerators via WCCP and Netscaler NSMPX-7500 & F5s

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