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New York, NY

SUMMARY:

  • Adaptable to new systems and methods
  • Self - motivated and confident in making independent decisions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, Bilingual Fluent in English & Spanish
  • Hands-on experience designing, implementing, project management, and configuring network technologies and solutions supporting physical on-prem & off-prem models, cloud based models and virtual models.
  • Expertise with network infrastructure and security technologies encompassing LAN, WAN, Wireless, DVI, physical and virtual servers, Data Center and Cloud experience, supporting hybrid, public, and private models.
  • +8 years Financial Markets Experience supporting: Designing low latency high frequency trading networks, Data Center Design and implementation, Wholesale Banking, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, Broker Dealers, Retail Banking, FIX Trading, Fixed & Capital Markets, Electronic Trading, Trading Floor Design and Implementation, Financial & Risk,
  • +8 years Confidential Media Experience, 1 year Apparel Industry Experience, 1 year Health Care experience
  • Strong verbal/written communication, with ability to effectively interact with individuals at all levels of responsibility and authority; Able to prioritize, delegate and foster the development of high performance teams to lead/support an environment driven by customer service and team work; Strong trouble-shooting and organizational skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; Ability to participate in resource planning processes based on defined organizational plans.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot complex Data Center topology, routed LAN, routed WAN, routed switched LAN networks, Nexus 9K, 7K, 6K, 5K, 3K, 2K, 1Kv, Cisco UCS Infrastructure, UCS Fabric Interconnects, UCS Chassi, vPC, Port-Channels, VDC, OTV, Cisco ACI, SPINE & LEAF Topology design and implementation, AWS Direct Connect design and implementation.

OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, TLS, VoIP, IGRP, HSRP, NAT, PIX/ASA Firewalls, Cisco IOS/NX-OS, TACACS+, AAA, WLAN, VLSM, DDR, FDDI, RIP Serial, TCP/IP, VLAN, SNMP, Multicast, Multicast IP Routing, Protocol Independent Multicast-Dense Mode, Protocol Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode (PIM-DM, PIM-SM), IGMP, BSR, SSD, SIP, MPLS-CE

Knowledge of the following Market Data applications; Brass, Bloomberg, Thompson Financial Network, CSC/Paine Webber, NYFIX Network, NASDAQ, ILX, REDI, AUTEX

Hands-on experience with public cloud design, hybrid cloud design incorporating an AWS footprint and good knowledge of and understanding of Network Function Virtualization (NVF).

Meridian PBX switches, PhoneMaster Software, Call Pilot, Meridian Server Applications

Access Lists, ISDN, Frame Relay, PPP, CDP, Route Redistribution, Route Summarization, Ethernet, Access Lists, Extended Access Lists, 802.10, FDDI

Knowledge of IPSec, GRE, HTTPS/SSL VPN and encryption protocols, Cisco AnyConnect, Cisco VPN Concentrator, Cisco Secure ACS v2.6 for NT server/ 2000 Server, McAfee Webshield Server, Websense Server 6.3.1, Riverbed Steel Head, Riverbed Interceptor, Palo Alto, Sonic Firewalls, basic understanding and knowledge of F5 Load BalancerKnowledge of the following OS and Software: Lotus Notes version 5.0.11, Windows 98/ME/NT 4.0/ 2000 Professional/2000 Server, Windows 2003 Server, XP Professional, Windows Vista Ultimate, Active Directory, MS Exchange, Visio 2000, MS Office Suite, Remedy, Sniffer Pro, MS Excel, HP OpenView, CiscoWorks 2000, EMC VMWare Server

Tipping Point IPS/IDS, Palo Alto IPS/IDS

Media Product Experience with: Avid Edit Systems, iNews, Newscutter, Products, evertz Products, Ross Products, Chyron, HD-Central Switching Control, HD Confidential Control Rooms, Graphics Productions, HDTV Studios, HD Automated Control Rooms

EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, New York, NY

Lead Network Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for all aspects of the design, configuration, and implementation and optimization of the IP Network Infrastructure's day to day operations including but not limited to the Corporate Enterprise Network,4 Data Centers, Multi AWS VPCs, Global Performance HUBs, and international Production Confidential and corporate offices.
  • Oversee planning, design, implementation, and operation of network projects and participate in the specification of business requirements and implementation plans for technically advanced internetworking solutions.
  • Develop the Ethernet traffic routing and switching designs, logical & detailed network designs, Global IP Schema, Amazon Web Services integration infrastructure design and support, and provide configuration and installation project management for those projects.
  • Review network designs for network & security risks during course of projects.
  • Assist in the developing budgets and forecasts to support business needs, goals and objectives.
  • Manage implementation of network, and partner in security projects, from both technical and communication aspects.
  • Provide on-site, off-prem and remote technical assistance for all global network engineering activities.
  • Facilitate effective, comprehensive, and consistent communications for various audiences, including steering committees and other executive levels.
  • Server as a liaison to vendors and third-party providers as assigned.
  • Providing infrastructure design, implementation planning, deployment support, software strategy, system troubleshooting, performance engineering and optimization, maintenance strategy for all networking assets and technologies.
  • Establish networking environment by designing systems, developing configurations, directing system installation and defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards.
  • Hands-on experience designing, configuring and implementing network technologies to include, but not limited to the following platforms and models; Cisco Nexus Spine & Leaf N9Ks, 7010, 5K, 3K, Cisco Catalyst switches 6500, 4500, 3000, ISR Routers, Voice Gateways, WLAN Controllers, Wireless AP, Cisco Asa Firewalls, Palo Alto 5060 Firewalls, Palo Alto Panorama appliance running PAN-OS code 6.0, Gigamon, Infoblox, WebSense Proxy.
  • Responsible for Request for Proposal for the procurement of network related vendors, services, technical resources, and hardware.
  • Responsible for detailed design and logical & detailed network proposals incorporating financial cost for executive management and for fiscal capital projects.

Confidential, NY, NY

Senior Network Engineer Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Project Management of various projects, meeting deliverables, managing the life cycle of the projects, completing project tasks assigned where I was the task owner, updating the Project Management Office of project status.
  • Responsible for Request for Proposal for the procurement of network related vendors, services, technical resources, and hardware.
  • Responsible for detailed design and logical & detailed network proposals incorporating financial cost for executive management and for fiscal capital projects.
  • Hands-on experience designing, configuring and implementing network technologies to include, but not limited to the following platforms and models; Application Core switch Cisco N9K-C9396PX, Application delivery controller F5 Big IP 8900, Existing MPLS-CE Cisco Nexus 6001, External Firewall PALO ALTO 5050, Management Firewall PALO ALTO 5050, Internal Firewall PALO ALTO 5050, VPC Domain, Server Cabinets incorporating TOR App switch Cisco N9K-C9396PX, Servers Farms with Bonded APP Network (1OG-CX (DA)), BONDED MANAGEMENT (1G), Single iLO, TOR Mgmt switch Cisco N3K-C3048TP-1GE, TOR ILO CiscoWS-C2960X-48TSL, Management & iLO Aggregation Mgmt switch Cisco N5K-C5672, ORACLE Exadata Cabinet, EXADATA Internal Mgmt switch, Catalyst 4948, Direct Attach 10Gig TwinAx cabling, VMWare, NetApp, Avocent Terminal Servers.
  • Analyze functional specifications and information to determine, recommend and plan the layout of computer systems and subsystems so that such systems operate efficiently, effectively use the space allotted and are capable of handling the proposed project or workload.
  • Design, define, and implement complex system requirements for customers and/or prepared studies and analyzed existing systems.
  • Engage customer engineering teams to assist with development, migration and troubleshoot network and application issues.
  • Evaluate factors to determine system specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility.
  • Plans design of subsystems and integration of total system.
  • Proactive problem solving, identify, analyze and resolve program support deficiencies.
  • Develop and recommend corrective actions.
  • Provide a high level of technical expertise and support.
  • Ability to recognize design problems and implement solutions or recommend solutions to senior management.
  • Plan and prioritize work load of team, assign staff to projects, develop team members.
  • Define and implement operating procedures on new and existing systems, ensuring adherence to Operations Standards.
  • Define or assist in defining project and implementation processes.
  • Ensure products and services are delivered in a supportable manner and to defined standards of quality and software compliance
  • Co-ordinate and lead activities between different external groups where required to ensure full support and information is provided.
  • Develop Technical Recovery plans, and to take part in technical recovery for major incidents within my defined area.
  • Apply technical policies and standards to the systems supported.
  • Review designs ensuring compliance to specifications.
  • Provide engineering assistance relative to design compatibility.
  • Ensure interoperability is maintained across multiple software components.
  • Ensure and maintain high availability standards for all Data Center servers and infrastructure.

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Network Architect & Engineer Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • POC for all Routing & Switching representing & protecting the banks interest against all 3rd party Telecommunications vendors.
  • Assist in the developing budgets and forecasts to support business needs, goals and objectives.
  • Facilitate effective, comprehensive, and consistent communications for various audiences, including steering committees and other executive levels.
  • Server as a liaison to vendors and third-party providers as assigned.
  • Providing infrastructure design, implementation planning, deployment support, software strategy, system troubleshooting, performance engineering and optimization, maintenance strategy for all networking assets and technologies.
  • Implemented the migrated policies from Checkpoint R60 to Cisco ASA 8.6
  • Worked with Packet analysis tools (wire shark, network instruments).
  • Provide support and configurations for the deployment of IP Telephony overhaul from Avaya System to Cisco System CUCM VOIP and Video Conferencing solutions
  • Responsible for the configuration and troubleshooting of various routing and switching, MPLS & SIP VoIP technologies.
  • Provide build of material documentation as well as very detailed Visio diagrams documenting various phases of the life cycle of the project.
  • Deployed a new trading floor incorporating various Cisco Systems products to support Bloomberg, IPC Turrets, Reuters EBS, and various trading desk financial applications operations supporting Capital Markets, Fixed Markets, Fixed Sales and various other financial & trading applications and systems.
  • Recommend products and services to provide high level resiliency and redundancy.
  • Provide daily support of dual data centers with large VMware, NetApp and server farm environment.

Confidential, New York, NY

Senior Network Architect Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Managed the day to day workload and operations of 18 Engineers spread out throughout 6 Data Centers.
  • Responsible for all aspects of Routing & Switching, configuring and troubleshooting of complexed networks incorporating BGP, EIGRP, IPSec, GRE and Cloud based Medical Platforms and Applications consisting for various different types of Applications Servers.
  • Responsible for Project Management of various projects, meeting deliverables, managing the life cycle of the projects, completing project tasks assigned where I was the task owner, updating the Project Management Office of project status.
  • Responsible for Request for Proposal for the procurement of network related vendors, services, technical resources, and hardware.
  • Provided Systems support for a Microsoft Windows XP & 7 environment incorporating DHCP Server, Domain Controllers, Active Directory Servers, TFTP Server and numerous other application servers.
  • A member of the Change Control Approval Board which entailed reviewing a service request and change request and how they might impact the network. Recommend approval or disapproval and allocate resources for the specified request.
  • Manage vendor relationships, administer bi-weekly meetings with vendors to manage and discuss Service Level Agreements, opened service request and change request, any caveats associated with such request. Discuss Purchase orders and cost associated with those request in order to demonstrate the validity and justification of such past and present request.
  • Provide Proof of Concept, Build of Materials with all associated cost both one time and recurring charges on all RFPs to present to the executive management board.
  • Responsible for interacting with clients and their executives as it related to our clients network services and fix/break issues.
  • Provide high level technical support for network engineers, system admins, DBAs, Service Desk and Application & Interface Teams.
  • Responsible for vender relationships and the day to day operations of our Commack NY Data Center, CSC Virginia and CSC Tennessee Data Center, Internap Managed Hosted Data Center and our Co-Location presence at the same location, Dell Managed Hosted Data Center in NJ.
  • Responsible for projects and task/work allocation to network staff and the allocation of network resources both in house and consultants at various Data Centers for those projects and operational tasks.
  • Responsible for the Network consolidation of 5 Data Centers into 1, interconnecting every Data Center to allow smooth traffic flow in between every environment within every Data Center.
  • Manage Vendor relationships and contracts, saved the company $1.4Million by leveraging Managed Hosted Services and having them extended into our new Co-Lo presence at the same Data Center incorporating my design specifications.
  • Responsible for originally interconnecting then supporting 6 Data Centers incorporating IPSec Tunnels to facilitate an Application Migration Project to allow the transfer of all data from 5 Data Centers into a newly built Data Center environment incorporating High Availability, Load Balancing via F5, for Production/Staging/Developing Engineering environments.
  • Responsible for the daily operations of provisioning & troubleshooting of VPN/IPSec Tunnel incorporating Cisco ASA5520s, Checkpoint Firewalls, Sonic Firewalls, Riverbed Steel Head & Interceptors
  • Managing a team of 2-5 Network Engineers at each location and ensuring they are implementing and provision the Network designs to specifications.
  • Designed and implemented Direct-TLS Medical Project (Transport Layer Security) network.
  • Troubleshooting InterSystems, HealthShare, CCD, HL7, ADT Application between Hub Servers, Edge Gateways, and Access Gateways located at my Data Centers and throughout RHIOs, Hospitals, Medical Centers, University Medical Centers and Clinician Facilities throughout the State of New York.

Confidential, New York, NY

Network Architect & Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Provide high level Visio designed Build of Materials, and project justification for an executive audience within the Confidential Operations and Engineering Board.
  • Engage both internal and external clients and schedule weekly basis for project concepts, project development, project tracking and project remediation for all short term and long term projects.
  • Manage multiple Audio and Video consultants as well as Network resources on large scale projects with a duration of 12+ months at a time to ensure that the work is being implements to specifications from the engineering department and provide guidance and expertise where needed.
  • Configured and troubleshoot Cisco 3750Gs, 4948-10Gig, 4900M, 6509 & 6513 with Sup720a/b and MFSC switches with Layer three functionalities while joining them to the VTP domain one as a server the others as transparent clients, with EtherChannel with 10 Gig transceivers, SFP GBICs in a Single mode and Multi-Mode Fiber environment in a Core, Distribution and Access environment
  • Configure and troubleshoot a Cisco environment incorporating EIGRP, HSRP, Multicast PIM-DM, PIM-SM, VTP, STP EtherChannel environment incorporating 10 Gig uplinks
  • Provide detailed network diagrams and documentation for all work utilizing MS Visio, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS OFFICE Suite
  • Configure Cisco routers and switches utilizing IOS v12 through IOS v15.0
  • Configured routed VLANs, Trunk ports, EtherChannel, HSRP on 1Gig and 10 Gig transceivers
  • Project Management, manage and document the entire life of the projects
  • Responsible for but not limited to all network diagrams utilizing Visio
  • Responsible for detailed design and logical & detailed network proposals incorporating financial cost for executive management and for fiscal capital projects
  • Responsible for the administration of Tipping Point 5000 series IPS
  • Responsible for the administration of Palo Alto IPS/IDS

Confidential, New York, NY

Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for company WAN/LAN infrastructure and telecommunications incorporating all Data services
  • Responsible for working with ISP’s such as SAVVIS, BT RADIANZ, INTERNAPP and Verizon on ATM backbone along with Internet connectivity company wide
  • Coordinated with Financial Institutions/Clients the testing, Cut-Over, Redundancy and design specifications of numerous Projects in order to allow the facilitation of Content Provider traffic
  • Designed, Configured and Tested DS-3, T-3, T-1 DSU/CSU, FT-1 and Leased lines connectivity for Client drops and Content Providers for numerous Financial Institutions
  • Configure the PIX 515 and PIX 520 Firewalls to allow tighter network security
  • Responsible for the overall project management from inception to the completion point, interact with different venders, companies and departments to insure the successful completion of essential project tasks
  • Provision, configure and troubleshoot Cisco Routers 2600s through 7500s and Cisco Catalyst Switches 1900 through 6509s utilizing BGP, EIGRP, RIPv2
  • Engineered, implemented and troubleshoot a VPN Network consisting of Cisco PIX to PIX IPSec Tunnels and Cisco router to router GRE Tunnels over the Internet
  • Responsible for all Network documentation consisting of Visio Diagrams, Excel spreadsheets, etc.
  • Implemented, designed and troubleshoot PIX Firewalls 515, 506, 501 as well as incorporating a PIX 515U Fail-over bundle
  • Configure analog VoIP connections on two Cisco 3640 routers using E&M interfaces and PBX trunking between New York and San Francisco offices
  • Configure an E&M VoIP connection using Number expansion, Input gain, Output attenuation
  • Configure and Troubleshoot Cisco Catalyst 6509, Cisco Catalyst 4006 switch with Layer 3 RSM, Cisco 7204VXR, 3640, 2621 series routers, T-1, FT-1, CSU/DSU

Confidential, New York, NY

Network Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Negotiate contracts with venders for telecommunications equipment, ISP’s, Tier 1 Carriers for both Voice and Data Services and all other infrastructure needs
  • Responsible for company wide infrastructure and telecommunications incorporating all Voice and Data services as well as implementing and maintain company wide security policies
  • Responsible for the hands on day to day management of a WAN/LAN network consisting
  • Implement and support the following platforms as well as provide support for end users for the following; Cisco 2621 routers, Cisco 6500 Catalyst Switch, Cisco 3550EMI Catalyst switches, 2 Cisco PIX 515 with failover bundle, 6 Cisco PIX 506E, Cisco 3005 VPN Concentrator, McAfee e250 Webshield Server, Lotus Notes Server Windows 2000 Servers, Windows NT 4.0 Serves, A/S 400 System
  • Engineered, implemented and troubleshoot a VPN Network consisting of Cisco PIX to PIX IPSec Tunnels and Cisco router to router GRE Tunnels over the Internet to interconnect locations in NYC, Hong Kong, Poland, VA and NJ
  • Support the company’s telecommunication infrastructure consisting of redundant Nortel Meridian PBX switches, PhoneMaster, Nortel System Management Interface CallPilot, Meridian Application Server, 2 Pair Twisted Cable Punch Down wiring closets
  • Program Digital Meridian phones incorporating 2006, 2008 Non-Display, 2008 Display, 2016 Display phones

Confidential, Totowa, NJ

Network Engineer (Consultant)

Responsibilities:

  • Design and implemented a Point-to-Point WAN/LAN network consisting of Cisco 3640, 3620, 2600 routers and Cisco 6509, 4006 Catalyst switches, incorporating EIGRP
  • Designed, configured and tested T-3, T-1 DSU/CSU, FT-1 and Leased lines connectivity for client drops

Confidential, New York, NY

Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design, implementation and troubleshooting of the WAN/LAN as well as Market Data infrastructure in a Frame Relay, EIGRP, Cisco, Windows 2000, NT 4.0, Terminal Server environment
  • Design and implemented the WAN/LAN for four Remote Branches in Boston, San Francisco, Denver, Tampa and Philadelphia incorporating Cisco routers, Catalyst Switches and PIX Firewalls at each site
  • Implemented numerous T-1s over AT&T Frame Relay Network for connectivity from our headquarters to our branch offices
  • Design and Implemented Dual ISP Homing incorporating BGP both External and Interior BGP between World Com and Globix
  • Engineered and implemented and Troubleshooted a VPN Network consisting of Cisco PIX to PIX IPSec Tunnels and Cisco router to router GRE Tunnels over the Internet
  • Configured and Troubleshooted Cisco Catalyst 6509, Cisco Catalyst 4006 switch with Layer 3 RSM, Cisco 7204VXR, 3640, 2621 series routers, T-1, FT-1, CSU/DSU
  • Responsible for the creation and management of the firms IP Addressing scheme consisting of two public Class C IPs and several Private IPs
  • Implement a Private FIX IP Network for Program Traders connecting via TNS’ Financial Services Network IP Backbone
  • Support and troubleshoot network related issues with the following Market Data venders: Brass, Bloomberg, Thompson Financial Network, CSC/Paine Webber, NYFIX Network, NASDAQ, ILX, REDI, AUTEX
  • Support Trading Floor, Market Data and Technical support for Over The Counter Desk (OTC), Listed Trading Desk, Sales Traders, Program Trading, Research Sales, Research Analyst
  • Built trading floors for four of our major branches incorporating all of the previously mentions Market Data venders

Confidential, New York, NY

IP Engineering Dept., IP Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Provided 3rd Level Post-Sales Design and Engineering customer/client support for Confidential formerly known as Confidential
  • Designed, Engineered and Implemented the overhaul of Network Management System backbone consisting of Frame Relay over ATM incorporating Cisco 7513, 7140, 7120, 3640, 3620, 2611 routers deployed to remote branches while being mapped back to the Primary and Back-Up recovery sites in New York, NY and Newark, NJ
  • Coordinated and executed the upgraded of T-1s to DS-3s of 10 remote branches utilizing Cisco routers
  • Designed Networks, configured and deployed Cisco 6500, 6006, 5509, 5500, 3500 Series XL, 2900 Series XL, 1900XL Catalyst Switches for the NMS Project and LAN connectivity for the remote branches
  • Built, configured, tested and deployed two TACACS+ Cisco Secure ACS v2.6 Servers running Windows 2000 Server on two Compaq MPL-370 Servers with 1Ghz processor and over 40Gigs of Memory for the Rollout of the TACACS+ Project which consisted of a Primary and Back-up Server to be deployed to New York, NY and Newark, NJ

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