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Security Enterprise Architect Resume

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SUMMARY:

  • Visionary, resourceful hands on CCIE with specialty expertise and proven success innovating state - of-the-art solutions on time and under budget. Respected leader of diverse, cross-functional teams and highly regarded as a key resource, critical thinker, and out-of-the-box problem solver. Strong understanding of the relationship between technology and strategic business interests with a P&L mindset proven to drive multimillion-dollar per annum savings with a proven track record of managing large-scale network engineering teams in a global diverse mission critical enterprise environment. Network data center migration and integration during merges and acquisitions.
  • Effective user of technology to increase profits, productivity, and complete edge while simultaneously delivering significant reductions in the cost of doing business. Backed by solid credentials including multiple industry certifications (MCP, JNCIS, SANS, MCSE, CCNA, CCNP, CISSP #342580, CCIE #12310, TOGAF 9, ITIL, MCP+I), advanced technical acumen, and cross-platform expertise with over 24 years of multinational experience in IT industry.
  • Expert in the design and delivery of cost-effective, high-performance information technology infrastructures and applications to address complex business problems.
  • Extensively qualified in all facets of project life cycle, from initial feasibility analysis and conceptual design through implementation, documentation, user training and enhancement in a global multinational enterprise environment
  • Strong international networking with a proven ability to build and manage creative, highly energized, focused IT teams.
  • Proactive, forward thinking individual with high energy, motivating personality.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Security Enterprise Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Review network and security architecture and provide guidance for deployment of new technologies and integration with existing ones.
  • Recommend best practices on all IT initiatives from a security perspective.
  • Implement new security technologies such as Cisco SourceFire IPS (network intrusion protection system - NIPS), Cisco WSA/ IronPort, IBM Qradar, Trustwave McAfee IPS and Cisco ISE, Palo Alto Networks, Cisco Nexus, Cisco ASA, Netscout.
  • Perform detailed analysis of network security infrastructure components (networking, firewalls, servers, IPS/IDS) and assess the effectiveness of its security implementation; End point security design.
  • Track current security advisories, determine core network vulnerability, and provide rapid guidance in order to minimize core network exposure. Identify security gaps and provide mitigation plan and recommend roadmap for deployment of mitigating solution.

Confidential,San Francisco, CA 014

Network Security Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Lead various transformative enterprise network initiatives and global deployment plans including preparation for a NERC CIP audit, complete MPLS network redesign, infrastructure upgrades, data center global load balancing utilizing Cisco OTV, wireless, Cisco ISE for authentication of users accessing corporate network, SIP, ASR9k/XR, Cisco Nexus rollout, new data center build outs and migrations within a complex highly secured SCADA multi-vendor network environment including nuclear power plants. FERC, NERC-CIP, NIST, HIPAA, SOX, PCI, SCADA, NEI.

Confidential,Jackson, MI

Senior Enterprise Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Lead major project for Consumers Energy on AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) as part of Federal Government’s Smart Grid Demonstration Project.
  • Design and implement network infrastructure to allow utilities to evaluate Smart Grid vendors, to discover and address concerns on the security challenges of the Smart Grid and AMI deployments,
  • FERC, NERC-CIP, NIST, Cisco, Juniper, Aruba Networks, PaloAlto Firewalls, Checkpoint, ArcSight, Q1 Labs (QRadar), Trustwave, SolarWinds, OpNet
  • Provide SME expertise for AST, AS and GTA groups on the development of new AST tools such as PELE, I&R, SCH, NLS for comprehensive Unified Communication network care and improvement.

Confidential, Plymouth, MN

Lead SME

Responsibilities:

  • Consult Confidential Group, #17 in Fortune 500, the largest health insurance provider in the US, which serves more than 55 million individual customers, on data and voice national networks.
  • Develop a strategy and implement a transitioning of network management from AT&T to internal resources, ensuring enterprise-wide systems availability, enhancing the quality of IT services delivered for more than 55.000 users, over 500 sites, while driving down costs.
  • Upgrade, replace network equipment (LAN and WAN) and migrate data centers at nearly half of the company’s sites, affecting approximately 70% of Confidential Group’s employees that resulted in a savings of more than $10 million a year for the company.
  • Design and implement new WAN architecture scalable for VOIP using MPLS. Develop configuration standards and documentation set for each site.
  • Deploy Unified Communication - VOIP Pilot Project defining the placement on the network and configuring Cisco Call Manager and Call Manager Express, Cisco Unity and Unity Express.
  • Merge recently acquired companies to existing Confidential network. Provide Tier 2 and Tier 3 hands on support for NOC utilizing tools such as CiscoWorks, Concord Health and HP Openview.

Confidential, Andover, MA

Enterprise Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Led major initiatives, develop roadmaps and standards, and oversee all aspects of the Confidential corporate, mission critical, global international web hosting network covering over 60 countries including over 100 routers, 200 switches, 190 VLANs, 5 pairs of Cisco Firewall Switching Modules (FWSM) and 4 Cisco Content Switching Modules (CSM) using high-end Cisco Catalyst 6500 switches.
  • Provide management, technical leadership capacity planning, and expertise to global network initiatives and projects, including remote mentoring of IT teams in Europe and Latin America.
  • Delivered a 21% reduction in network operating costs by renegotiating disaster recovery service contracts, evaluating alternative support and maintenance providers and reducing the annual cost through applying new technologies and adept renegotiations with vendors.
  • Manage vendor relationships and together developed solutions to be offered as services using Technology and Product analysis, perform risk assessments against planned milestones, manage capital project expenditures and coordinate external dependencies.

Confidential, Cambridge, MA

Lead Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Provided network management for Confidential, - world leader in cancer and HIV research and institute partners such as Harvard University, MIT, Harvard Hospitals, and several pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms.
  • Performed sound independent analysis of network and systems security design and implementation of such designs. In depth knowledge of firewall technologies including configuration and rule set creation.
  • Led the organization through a series of upgrades to capitalize on emerging technologies and application enhancements including the replacement of obsolete systems in all 6 locations with new LAN/WAN technology, linking them with fiber optic connections
  • Planned, coordinated, implemented and supported the 802.11x, VPN over wireless, security, LAN/WAN hardware, software and Internet/Intranet/Extranet integration network connectivity, diagnosed network failures and resolved any problems.
  • Provided leadership and training to the junior level network professionals.
  • Minimized corporate network vulnerability up to the highest DoD and HIPPA standards by installing Cisco PIX firewall and Cisco Intrusion Detection System, Cisco VPN and Layer 2 and 3 implementations.
  • Reduced network-related help desk calls 85% by restructuring and upgrading company network and by deploying highly scalable and reliable DNS, DHCP solution using Cisco Network Registrar 6.0.
  • Executed an IT culture change and transitioned the function from technology-driven to a business-process driven role.

Confidential ., Lowell, MA

Lead Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Designed, supported and implemented LAN/WAN for financial transaction processing financial / payment processing company, services of which included order capture, routing of separate fulfillment requests to multiple suppliers, real-time credit card authorization and inventory availability checking, financial settlement and order status notification to consumers via e-mail, providing financial services for consumers and businesses.
  • Modernized network infrastructure through systems overhaul to catapult network speed by 100% and introduce state-of-the-art IT system featuring gigabit backbone and clustering designed specifically to provide maximum performance for e-business. Completed three months ahead of schedule and $120K under budget.
  • Redesigned and implemented rapidly deployable, consistent security throughout the enterprise in a comprehensive and layered approach by adopting latest technologies, which reduced network’s vulnerability and prepared the network for a successful IT auditing from VISA
  • Full project life cycle for enterprise-scale Network contingency planning, network configuration, optimization, redundancy and routing design.
  • Integrated network performance tuning capabilities in a multi-protocol, multi operating system environment which increased network performance and stability by 19%. Developed Disaster Recovery procedure that allowed rapid recovery in a mission-critical environment.
  • Implemented organization’s first NOC highly responsive, multi-tiered support system which improved customer satisfaction, increased department-wide productivity and eliminated expensive technical staff during 2nd and 3rd shifts.

Confidential

Project Manager, Senior Technical Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Managed projects in all phases: requirements gathering, design, system integration, user acceptance testing, and implementation.
  • Developed plans for implementation of changes and scheduled/performed testing and contingency procedures as required by business needs and to ensure that business requirements are achieved and documented.
  • Coordinated the process of evaluating current systems functionality and follow up on issues stemming from these tasks. Ensured that adequate support was provided to all project team members so that they had what they needed to complete their project assignments.
  • Implemented a unique library catalogue search engine, first in Canada, which allowed users to perform real time library material searches across Canada and USA.
  • Provided technical expertise to the library grants project of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation with budget of $636,957 over the year of 2000 to support Saskatchewan’s public libraries, serving low-income communities with a gift of public access computers, Internet access, and training of library staff.

Confidential, Vancouver, BC

Computer System Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Provided remote and on-site LAN/WAN support for domestic and international customers, including Tier - III support for travel agencies and for key accounts of all sizes.
  • Network system administration with support of the industry specific reservation system software applications like SABRE & Logibro for end user clients.
  • Designed and implemented customer call-centre support procedures and customer network design strategy for sales and marketing teams.
  • Implemented an expeditious and reliable communication system between HQ and travel agencies offices via the “right” e-mail capability. Completed project in 34 days.
  • Project team leader on a BackOffice conversion resulting in consolidation and streamlined efficiency.
  • Directed seamless migration from public IP to private IP network to safeguard extremely vulnerable, exposed network. Designed and implemented numerous security enhancements to avert serious threats to security and insulate organization from legal risk.
  • Recognized for outstanding quality of customer service with numerous customer-support awards and personal commendation from clients.

Confidential

Computer System Analyst, Software Developer

Responsibilities:

  • Provided advanced computer hardware and software maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs to automate warehouse systems. Used software development life-cycle (SDLC), software and database security best practices.
  • Designed and developed software to integrate data being stored by separate systems into a unified, client/server environment.
  • Encouraged acceptance of PC platform, which reduced operational dependency on mainframes and greatly improved overall system performance to increase recorded uptime to 95%.
  • Strategize and launched procedural improvements to increase productivity, including scheduled hardware maintenance, employee activity tracking, and systems cross integration.
  • Reengineered processes through computerization to enable knowledge sharing across the entire enterprise.
  • Administered network systems, application installation, configuration and support of DOS, Microsoft and Windows family products.

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