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Network Analyst Resume Profile

SUMMARY

Cisco CCNP certified Network Engineer with thirteen years of experience in both large and small enterprise and ISP environments. Extensive background includes end-to-end design and implementation of network services, architecture, and security for TCP/IP LANs WANs, High-Availability sites and services including e-Business commerce presences, and systems and server integration and support. Experienced in project leadership and vendor relationship management, and driven to find or develop solutions and see projects through to completion and issues to resolution.

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential

Network Engineer

  • Coordinate and implement architecture and security on New York State Enterprise Datacenter networks
  • Provide third-level engineering and troubleshooting support for numerous NY State offices, agencies, end customers, lower tiers, and other OFT groups
  • Install, administer, configure, and maintain networking equipment including Cisco enterprise routers, switches, CSS load balancers, Netscreen and Checkpoint firewalls
  • Develop network and application architectural documentation and diagrams

Confidential

Network Engineer, IT

  • Develop, manage and maintain HA network infrastructure, develop documentation and diagrams, provide operational expertise and future planning for core network and 15 remote offices with redundant T1 connectivity and 8-10 Market Data Services vendor network circuits and equipment
  • Coordinate network infrastructure side of office move, pre-provisioning Cisco equipment and working with vendors to install and test circuits and integrate new sites into existing network architecture
  • Develop high-level overview, architectural diagrams, and documentation of entire enterprise network to understand all aspects of corporate IT needs, with a focus on base lining existing performance and resolving any issues through monitoring and ticketing systems, and work to optimize current performance and applications including servers, security, load balancing, VPN, network routing while planning for future needs and growth
  • Provide back-end network support for server, application, and helpdesk teams during outages and troubleshooting

Confidential

Network Engineering Consultant

  • Meet with prospective clients to identify network needs and develop appropriate solutions, drawing from a wide background in networking technologies including Cisco 2500-2600-4500-7200 routers, 2800-2900-3500-6500 switches, Checkpoint firewalls, Barracuda spam filters, Wireless Access Points, TACACS RADIUS, LDAP integration, and others
  • Implement networks and solutions as designed, working with client technical and managerial staff and providing training and documentation for handoff
  • Provide on-going support for existing and implemented networking architectures and services

Confidential

Network Engineering Contractor

  • Provide third-level engineering support for multi-datacenter enterprise network providing services to agencies throughout New York State
  • Configure and troubleshoot multi-vendor network equipment including Cisco routers, switches, Pix firewalls, and load balancers, and Extreme Black Diamond switches
  • Develop new documentation to reflect Core-Distribution-Access network model, and make recommendations for improvements to improve performance and reliability, and ease troubleshooting
  • Confidential
  • Network Consultant, ISD Telecommunications
  • Upgrading datacenter services and networks and integrating remote networking services
  • Deploying load balancers, Checkpoint firewalls, VPN devices, Cisco ACS Access Control Servers, Funk Steel Belted RADIUS, LDAP/Active Directory integration, Citrix, and Cisco Wireless Access Points
  • Developing network diagrams and documentation to assist in network planning, upgrades, and maintenance

Confidential

Systems Architecture Engineer

  • Completed migration of a critical consumer and professional imaging system to new systems and architecture, providing a six- to 10-x increase in performance and bolstering stability, scalability, and availability
  • Provided architectural and scalability planning and leadership while tuning and maintaining existing systems and databases, and collaborating with development and QA teams to resolve systems and application issues
  • Solved system and network issues including those related to disaster recovery, high availability, bandwidth, scalability, and security, and developed stronger system sustainability through documentation, engineering, and operations practices

Confidential

Network Engineer

  • As Lead and sole Project Engineer, completed an extensive content switching and network traffic load balancing architecture solution, offering vast feature, speed, stability, and throughput increases over previous designs
  • Evaluated local and geographic load balancing vendor offerings, developed engineering specifications, requirements, and design, and produced full end-to-end HTTP, SSL, FTP, and telnet traffic load balancing solutions and extensive documentation
  • Integrated new content delivery solutions into evolving datacenter architecture with particular attention to bridging issues, security, NAT, routing, OSPF, and High Availability issues and solutions including VRRP and HSRP
  • Designed and performed functional and network load testing on internetworking equipment and architectures with various network analyzers and integrated results into requirements specifications and infrastructure designs with a focus on maximum scalability, performance, efficiency, and availability
  • Integrated load balancing equipment with other network devices including firewalls, caching, content verification services, customer portal, SNMP monitoring, and reporting systems
  • Provided Tier 4 engineering support and resolutions within the hosting content delivery product offering line, escalating to vendors and driving outside resolutions when necessary
  • Collaborated with infrastructure and network engineering groups to develop appropriate network and systems loading guidelines to ensure service scalability, modified products to allow higher levels of scalability to the carrier-class enterprise level when necessary
  • Built and maintained large-scale network development architectures with equipment including Cisco enterprise routers, Catalyst 6500-series switches with MSFCs and both CatOS and IOS, load balancing equipment including F5 Big IP and Cisco CSS, and other datacenter equipment and enterprise servers and services
  • Drove vendor relationships, developed requirements for outsourced and third-party solutions, and worked with vendors toward meeting those requirements

Confidential

Senior Systems/Network Analyst

  • Provided Tier-III O/S, application, and infrastructure support for carrier-class high-availability integrated NT/Unix/Cisco Internet telephony data center and nationwide points-of-presence network providing fax and voice over IP services acted as primary resource and contact for all IP-Fax issues.
  • Resolved connectivity and communications problems within data center architecture, including RAS and ISDN Q931-H.323-IP issues and gatekeeper to gateway hand-offs managed Cisco routers and configurations to maintain existing and add new services and service areas
  • Resolved various IP-Fax service issues, and worked with Engineering, CLECs, local telcos, and customers to resolve connectivity and translation issues, mis-configured telco Nortel DMS 100/500 and AT T/Lucent 5ESS switches, loss of frame, and line noise
  • Completed data center build out with infrastructure team, including installation and configuration of wiring, patch panels, hubs, switches, and Cisco routers
  • Developed and maintained systems procedures and documentation to ensure system reliability provided support and training for IP-Telecom team and new employees on processes and procedures developed
  • Administered Unix Solaris 7, SCO servers, maintaining patch levels and IP-Fax applications

Confidential

Lead Systems/Network Analyst

  • Developed, implemented, administered, and supported small IP LAN using Windows NT and Linux servers with Windows, Macintosh, and Linux clients.
  • Maintained and administered Windows NT 4.0 Server domain and Microsoft Enterprise Exchange Server 5.5 installed, configured, and maintained Internet TCP/IP services, including HTTP, DNS, Telnet, and FTP servers, and remote access services
  • Installed, configured, and administered Linux servers, and configured file and print services and Internet services
  • Managed revamping of LAN, including specifying and installing new switches, patch panels, servers, and remote access equipment
  • Developed configuration and equipment specifications for high-end Mac and PC multimedia training labs

Confidential

PC Systems/Network Analyst

  • Analyzed the instructional use of computer and Internet technologies and developed implementation of those technologies to assist instructors in meeting course objectives and to support faculty and students in instructionally focused initiatives.
  • Installed, maintained, and supported 600 IBM PC-compatible and Macintosh network, including installation and configuration of Windows NT 3.5.1 4.0 Workstation and Server domains with file, print, application, and Internet services, and designed configurations for and installed student lab equipment
  • Provided user support and training for Windows 95, Windows NT, Macintosh, Unix, and Alpha AXP OpenVMS systems and applications, DCL, HTML, TCP/IP tools, Turbo C, and others
  • Designed, tested, documented, and performed hardware, software, network, and operating system installations for academic users and student labs and provided post-rollout support
  • Installed and configured Linux servers and administered and maintained those systems via kernel upgrades, security patches, mailers, web and FTP servers, XFree86, Samba, NetAtalk, WebCT, Discus, and other software performed user account management, backups, and provided user training and support
  • Created and maintained College website and pages, performing HTTPd server software installation, testing, and maintenance, HTML coding, and CGI scripting
  • Analyzed instructional requirements and researched hardware and software solutions assisted in planning for growth in instructional use of computers wrote documentation of software and procedures for both users and administrators
  • Supervised and maintained general purpose and program-specific student labs on campus, including hardware and software installation, desktop security, and virus protection, and hired, trained, supervised, and providing next-level support for 30 student lab technicians

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE

Internetworking Integration

Extensive experience with network traffic load balancers Cisco CSS Local Director, Catalyst-based Server Load Balancing SLB and Content Switching Modules CSM exposure to others including Nauticus and Inkra virtual switches, F5 BigIP and 3DNS , High-Availability systems including HSRP- and VRRP-based systems, network troubleshooting including packet capture and analysis ACLs Extended ACLs routing protocols including RIP, OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, IS-IS Network Services solution design and network/datacenter integration issues TCP/IP, clients and servers including HTTP, HTTPS/SSL and certificates, SLIP/PPP, Telnet SSH, FTP, SMTP, POP IMAP including Sendmail databases including PostgreSQL Spanning Tree STP , switching and VLANs DNS and DNS-based load balancing Distributed Director, Proximity, Boomerang , IP Masquerading and NAT

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