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Lead Network Engineer Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Experienced Senior Network Engineer with expertise in LAN, WAN, routing, and switching environment.
  • Hands - on routing experience in a multi-protocol environment including routing protocols such as RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP.
  • Hands-on LAN switching experience includes configuration of VLANs, trunking with ISL as well as 802.1Q encapsulation protocols, configuring VTP server and client, layer 2 and layer 3 Etherchannels, implementing HSRP as well as VRRP on routers and Layer 3 switches.
  • Hands-on experience with WAN technologies such as Frame Relay, point-2-point, ATM, and VPN. Hands-on experience with Cisco IOS as well as configuring standard and extended ACLs, uploading IOS using TFTP and FTP server and experience with router crash recovery as well as password recovery.
  • Expertise in configuring routers and switches as well as limited exposure to configuring Juniper firewalls using Netscreen building VPN tunnels using IPSec and GRE.
  • Expertise in configuring MRV Terminal servers including SNMPv3, SSH, IPtables, radius and two-factor SecureID authentication as well as expertise configuring Confidential routers including telnet setup, SSH setup, OSPF configuration, BGP filters and policies and redistribution among routing protocols, and configuring static and default routes with appropriate costs to manipulate routing.
  • Overall 5 years experience with Cisco routers, switches, HP switches and 3 years experience with Confidential routers as well.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills. Fluent in English, Hindi and semi-fluent in Spanish.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Lead Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Leading network projects from the initial stages to completion efficiently
  • Effectively managing time on multiple simultaneous network projects, while maintaining full communication with the management as well as co-workers
  • Currently leading Data Center conversion for the current network infrastructure services
  • Effectively communicating with various vendors and service providers to order timely services and maintaining professional relationships
  • Deploying IPSec and SSL VPN solutions for the enterprise network
  • Deploying VoIP phones across 7 remote sites using Call Manager 9.x, Cisco Unity Connection and Cisco CUPS VM servers
  • Troubleshooting and efficiently resolving routing, switching, security and VoIP issues on a daily basis
  • Upgrading and Creating Network hardware, software, and maintaining diagrams using Visio
  • Creating documentation for network infrastructure
  • Implementing OSPF and BGP routing protocols for the enterprise network to connect to various ISPs
  • Participating in various customer meetings and presentations
  • Deployment of network configurations in the production network during maintenance window with rollback plans if needed
  • 24x7 responsibility for network operations as needed without hesitation
  • Configuring and maintaining Bluecoat and McAfee Web Gateway proxies
  • Configuring and maintaining McAfee Sidewinder Firewalls
  • Configuring and maintaining Cisco ASR routers and ASA firewalls
  • Constantly updating technical skills by self-studying and obtaining technical s on a consistent basis helping complete various network projects
  • Maintaining good relationships with various co-workers and motivating them to achieve higher technical expertise by obtaining technical s

Confidential

Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting federal clients in upgrading, designing, implementing their network infrastructures
  • Upgrading and Creating Network diagrams using Visio
  • Creating documentation for network infrastructure
  • Helping clients configure various network devices including routers, switches, firewalls
  • Implementing OSPF, BGP, IPv6 and GRE tunnels in the customer’s network environment
  • Participating in various customer meetings and presentations
  • Deployment of configurations in the production network
  • Configuring and deploying type 1 crypto’s for the federal agency

Confidential

Senior Network Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting federal clients in upgrading, designing, implementing their network infrastructures
  • Upgrading and Creating Network diagrams using Visio
  • Creating documentation for network infrastructure
  • Helping clients configure various network devices including routers, switches, firewalls and terminal servers

Confidential

Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Configuring Cisco Routers and switches with OSPF, BGP, VTP, Ether channels, and VLANs
  • Configuring Multilayer Switches such as 6504/6506/6509 E, 4900M, 4948/4948E, 3550, 3560 and 2960/2960G series
  • Troubleshooting customers’ networks and resolving tickets in a timely and efficient manner
  • Designing and upgrading customers’ network devices
  • Testing various developed prototyped configurations for routers and switches
  • Deployment of configurations in the production network
  • Providing upgrades during maintenance window to routers and switches
  • Creating documentation procedures for various installation/upgrade processes
  • Configuring Layer 2 and Layer 3 Ether Channels on various Access layer, Distribution Layer, and Core Layer Switches
  • 24x7 responsibility for network operations as needed without hesitation

Confidential

Senior Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Configuring various networking equipment including routers, switches, terminal servers, modems and Juniper Firewalls
  • Creating router config prototypes based on the features’ requirements and executing extensive prototype testing in a lab environment
  • Configuring multicast on routers including IGMP, PIM and MOSPF protocols
  • Setting up multicast streams in a lab environment for failure&recovery testing for public safety communication
  • Configuring routing protocols such as OSPF and BGP as well as configuring static routes and default routes with appropriate costs to manipulate routing over multiple paths
  • Configuring SNMPv3, NTP, DNS, SSH parameters on routers, switches and terminal servers as well as MD5 authentication on routers for OSPF protocol
  • Traveling to customer base for installation and support of networking equipment including routers, switches, firewalls, and terminal servers within the US and provide for the new products and services
  • Troubleshooting complex network issues involving OSPF and BGP routing protocols
  • Interfacing with various external deparments for network support and resolution of network issues
  • Conducting formal technical reviews on new requirements with external teams and architects to prevent any future defects
  • Communicating with senior architects to understand new requirements for new features - creating router config prototype and testing the prototypes, implementing the prototyped configs as well as validating the final configs.
  • Interfacing with various vendors including Cisco, MRV, Juniper as well as HP for hardware related issues as well as Operating System related issues. Opening trouble tickets and resolving them in a timely and efficient manner
  • Upgrading hardware equipment with the latest software, while testing for compatibility with legacy functionality
  • Manipulating parameters to prefer multiple routing paths for OSPF and BGP protocols
  • Performing packet capture via using WireShark application for troubleshooting network issues
  • Monitoring networks using various network monitoring tools including Cisco Works, Unified event manager as well as Unified Network Configurator to push and pull configuration and IOS on various networking devices remotely
  • Upgrading IOS on Cisco routers, Confidential routers, Cisco and HP Switches, and MRV Terminal servers via TFTP and/or FTP servers
  • Designing and assigning multicast groups to the Rendevous Points and troubleshooting any multicast tree issues by checking for (*,G) and (S,G) state entries in various routers along the path of the multicast tree
  • Testing public safety radio communication in a lab environment and testing various routing unicast and multicast states in various routers along the communication path.

Confidential, Alexandria, VA

Patent Examiner

Responsibilities:

  • Examine techninal networking related patent applications & inventions.
  • Research technical information using various databases.
  • Communicate with Attorneys, Agents and Inventors.
  • Provide final decisions as to the allowance of patent applications to applicants.
  • Analyze patent applications to ascertain whether the invention meets the requirements set out in the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP). Prepare Office Actions, which include s located in searching and the resulting objections and rejections to patent applications.
  • Provide final decisions for the allowance or rejection of patent applications.

Confidential

Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Provide Level 2 engineering technical support to Confidential & Confidential Clients
  • Was promoted to Level 2 engineer within 9 months of starting
  • Configuring routing protocols - RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP on customer’s routers
  • Configuring Vlans, VTP, and 802.1q encapsulation protocol for inter-vlan communication
  • Configuring frame relay traffic shaping based on customer’s SLA agreement
  • Troubleshooting and resolving frame relay cutomers’ bandwidth utilization issues
  • Providing customers’ with sites’ bandwidth utilization update report every month and suggesting appropriate bandwidth upgrades
  • Troubleshooting RIP, OSPF and BGP routing issues
  • Configure NAT and DHCP for customer’s routers
  • Provide Customer Support for DS0, DS1, DS3, OC3 Protected and Non-Protected Circuits. Working on transport technology such as T1, T3, Frame Relay, ISDN, ATM, SONET and remote access
  • Configuring Frame Relay WAN Switches with customers’ agreed SLA parameters and provisioning circuits from customers’ head site to remote sites with appropriate DLCIs.
  • Monitor remote sites for corporate customers utilizing HP OpenView - Frame Relay circuits, Point-to-Point T1
  • Remotely access corporate customers CPE - Configuring Frame Relay, Routing Protocols, Traffic shaping in customer’s Routers & Switches
  • Testing Frame Relay and ATM circuits using various tools and applications such as CATI and LARIAT
  • Monitoring circuits using CITRIX server - Layer 2 Lucent Frame Relay & ATM switches and ALCATEL switches
  • Work on ticketing systems such as Remedy and WFA-IX
  • Support T1-IAS technology on Adtran product
  • Interfacing with other functional teams such as Sales, Customer Care and Core Infrastructure
  • Event and Network monitoring using Cisco Works and Netcool application
  • Provide technical escalations for major network issues and resolve customer complaints
  • Traveling to customer base for installation and support of networking equipment including routers and switches within the US

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