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Senior Cisco Solution Architect/network -team Lead Resume

SUMMARY

  • Configuring, installing, operating, troubleshooting complex routed LAN & WAN Network, and IP addressing and cloud computing.
  • Implementation and configuration of Routing Protocols (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, MPLS RIPv2), TCP/IP, HTTP, Frame - Relay, ATM, cloud deployment.
  • Implementation of DNS, DHCP, SNMP, FTP, TFTP, VRRP/HSRP, Multicast, ACI, SDN-WAN with WRR, FIFO, Rate limiting, CAR, RED, RSVP, Custom Queuing, Priority Queuing, Weighted Fair Queuing.
  • Deploying Route Maps, Distribute-List, Prefix-List, Extended and Standard access- lists, Redistribution of OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, RIP into each other.
  • Recommendations of new technologies based on changing business environment.
  • Using Cisco debugging tools, show commands, IOS error message decoder, Cisco- works, output interpreter to troubleshoot network problems.
  • Planning, designing, researching, implementing and maintaining WAN/LAN infrastructure of Cisco switches and routers. Installation of series 6509, 3560, 3750 switches and 7500, 5000, 4000, 3800, 2600, 2500, 1800 series routers.
  • Wireless Site-Surveys, WLAN, Configuration and installation of Wireless Access Points (AP).
  • Use of Win 2000, NT 4.0, XP, MS Office, Excel, Word and Win 95/98, Power Point, Visio and Unix experience.
  • Independent analytical problem-solving skills; self-motivated and pay attention to details. Strong interpersonal, communication, oral, written and organizational skills.
  • Optimization, equalization, provisioning, maximization of network performance.
  • Documentation of network topology, processes, and system design.
  • Three days basic formal training of implementation and installation of Nexus 7000, 5000, 4000 and 2000 series in the Cincinnati Bell data center in OH
  • Deploying the Nexus 7000 & 5000. Understanding fiber Channel, Ethernet primer, Server virtualization primer, Ethernet enhancements.
  • Implementation and configuration of Nexus 5000 Switch mode, Basic Connectivity and Administrative Access, Virtual interfaces, Ethernet uplink ports and verifying the configurations. Managing Traffic Flow, High availability. Configuring zoning and security on the Nexus 5000. Monitoring and Troubleshooting SPAN, packet capture.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

Senior Cisco Solution Architect/Network -Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Work as a team lead for my offshore and on site L3 team/L3 Network Support Engineers providing 24 x 7 support and onsite touch support as well.
  • Host weekly meeting with offshore Network team and other department like server team, storage team and facility team for upcoming project and partial migration of servers into the cloud space with vendors like AWS, Google, IBM, Microsoft Azure VMware etc.
  • Implement new cloud technologies projects Confidential the STP, Maple Grove and all the global Data Centers own by Confidential .
  • Work with Cisco TAC team for any escalations support beyond our scope of support.
  • Installation and configuration of Cisco wireless Access point (Aps) using tools like Cisco-Prime. Solar wing use for monitoring Network traffic, links and interface status. Remedy for incident tickets of network outages to remediate any potential issues that might impact manufacturing of critical health devices like Peacemakers, Fish Net, Biopsy, EUS, etc.
  • Review and approve Data Center change tickets or denial changes tickets without detail implementation or backup plans in place to limit the impact on manufacturing plan and the network in general.
  • Tasked with weekly change tickets approval during change DC Change windows and monitor to make sure it doesn’t go above the stipulated change windows.
  • Reviewed proposed DC changes during Change weekly meetings, and make sure stakeholders are comfortable with their respective changes, and the ticket meets the approval standard set by the client.

Confidential -

Senior Cisco engineer/Network Architecture

Responsibilities:

  • Solution implementation and transition of Albertsons stores to Boise Idaho and other remote locations, distribution Centers-DC and corporate offices nationwide.
  • Provide 24/7 support Confidential Eden Prairie and Boise West Park Data Centers.
  • Designed KT’s for training of new engineers and documentation of training KT used during transitional period in 2012.
  • Work with Cisco TAC team for any escalations support beyond our scope of support.
  • Solution implementation and transition of Albertsons stores to Boise Idaho and other remote locations, distribution Centers-DC and corporate offices nationwide.
  • Provide 24/7 support Confidential Eden Prairie and Boise West Park Data Centers.
  • Designed KT’s for training of new engineers and documentation of training KT used during transitional period in 2012.
  • Work with Cisco TAC team for any escalations support beyond our scope of support.
  • Troubleshoot CA tickets and L3 queue to meet projects dateline and service level agreements (SLAs).
  • Upgradations of Cisco Nexus 9000, 7000, 5000 NX-OS software from older code to newest and more stable systems codes. Transition from old to new DMZ boxes like Cisco ASAs, ASA 5385 - X series, F5, Websense-V1000, Palo Alto, Cisco wireless controllers 5500 series.
  • About 17 years experiences in IT/Networking installations, configurations, implementation of spanning tree, VLAN Trunking (802.1q), Link aggregations, Virtual port-channels, Multicast, IGMP Snooping 801.1x an all layer 3 routing protocols including BGP, OSPF, MPLS, EIGRP, HSRP, VRRP, 3-way handshake, IPsec VPN tunnels.
  • Monitor CA tickets (incident, request, change orders) reports from creation until resolved to avoid SLA bridges.

Confidential

Senior, Cisco Technical Architecture/ Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Provide architecture, engineering and operation support for all network devices across the client infrastructure including switches, routers and VPN globally.
  • Design, quote, implement logical network infrastructure including LAN/WAN routing protocols, VRF, AVPN/MPLS, QOS, OSFP, HSRP, etc.
  • Manage Network architecture and peer review all changes; making recommendations for upgrades and enhancements based on project and business demands.
  • Provide Tier III/IV support for advanced network issues including configuration, routing issues, performance, software bugs, hardware failures, etc.
  • Coordinate with 3rd party companies to configured secured inter-site network.
  • Continuously implement recommendations to increase stability, reliability and availability while reducing overall costs. Participate in Disaster Recovery design and implementation.
  • Team Player (working with peers from across the globe), excellent oral and communication skills set.

Confidential

Cisco Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Provide 24x7 NOC support for P&G global WAN/LAN network, spanning multiple countries including Asia, Europe, Africa, Latin American and North America
  • Triage incident tickets created by P&G customer and BT (British Telecom).
  • Performed change management by upgrading IOS and Cisco switches and routers for MPLS migration project.
  • Monitor incident queue for trouble ticket/proactive ticket via SNMP agent in the Network.
  • Perform RMA for faulty devices back to Cisco.
  • Open Cisco TAC case of complete changes or incident including IOS bug and security vulnerability and backdoor.
  • Rotating shift for 24 hours coverage to meet customer need. Sometimes perform complex changes during transformation related to routing issues, ACL, redistribution of EIGRP and injecting network prefix into BGP to enhance routing.
  • Troubleshoot routing loop due to spanning tree missed configuration or not applied.
  • Implement UDLD for fiber port or port-channeling between devices.
  • Work to troubleshoot and resolve issue meet stipulated SLA. Also team up with ISP to identify issue or loop testing in the MPLS cloud. Create change management and incident reports for closed incident tickets.
  • Troubleshooting of critical incident tickets on HPSC & OVSD queues until resolved.
  • New installation, configuration, IOS/Cat-OS upgrades of Cisco routers and switches.
  • Three days basic formal training of implementation and installation of Nexus 7000, 5000, 4000 and 2000 series in the Cincinnati Bell data center in OH.
  • Deploying the Nexus 9000k, 7000k. Understanding fiber Channel, Ethernet primer, Server virtualization primer, Ethernet enhancements.
  • Implementation and configuration of Nexus 9000 Switch mode, Basic Connectivity and Administrative Access, Virtual interfaces, Ethernet uplink ports and verifying the configurations. Managing Traffic Flow, High availability. Configuring zoning and security on the Nexus 9000. Monitoring and Troubleshooting SPAN, Wireshark.

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