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Network Consultant Resume

Seattle, WA

SUMMARY:

  • Senior Network Engineer with an exceptional background in managing and monitoring network systems, including analysis, design, documentation, configuration, testing and implementation of Local and Wide Area Networking solutions in support of business initiatives.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Hardware: Cisco Switches (3500, 4500, 6500), Nexus 2k/5k/7k, Cisco Routers(1841, 2600, 3745, 3800, 7200), Cisco VPN 3000 concentratorCisco ASA 5500 series, Cisco PIX, BlueCoat SG810, Cisco WLCCisco ACE, Infoblox, Riverbed WAN Optimizer, PIX, Juniper SG1000, HP Procurve, F5Viprion 2400, LTM 3600, 6400

Software: HPOpenview, CA Ehealth, SNORT, Tripwire, Wireshark, Sniffer, Spectrum, Syslog, DSView, Cisco CSM, SMARTS Network Manager, Netscout, Cisco ACS

Networking Technologies: VPN, IPSEC, SSL, TCP/IP, FTP, Frame Relay, MPLS, ATM, DSL, PPP, SNMP, SMTP, Muliticast

Operating Systems: CISCO IOS/CATOS, Windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista/7

Tools: Wireshark, Observer, Netscout

Routing Protocols: EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, HSRP, VRRP, GLBP

WAN Technologies: MPLS, Frame - Relay, ATM, DSL, PPP, T1/E1, DS3, OC48

Applications: MS Office Suite, Cisco ASDM, Solarwinds Orion (NPM, APM, NCM, Netflow Analyzer) Remedy, SYSLOG

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, Seattle, WA

Network Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for redesign of load balancing environment - providing design, test plan, and implementation plan for the migration of EOL hardware (Cisco CSS and F5 3600 and 6400) onto the F5 Viprion 2400 utilizing vCMP technology to create guest instances replicating the physical hardware to be replaced.
  • Provide Tier 4 troubleshooting, triage for enterprise network.
  • Provide consulting and design input on datacenter migration activities.
  • Responsible for configuration, maintenance and upgrades of monitoring solution - comprised of Gigamon 2404s, Infinistream appliances and Netscout Ngenius One.

Confidential, Seattle, WA

Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Design and engineering of remote site migrations from AT&T MPLS to Level 3 VPLS/DMVPN solution. Migrated 5 remote global sites to hybrid wan solution.
  • Provide Tier 4 troubleshooting support as necessary for global network.
  • Responsible for initial deployment of Panorama and PA200/500 models in the local offices and datacenter.
  • Migrated remote sites from Cisco wireless to Aruba access points.

Confidential, Seattle, WA

Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the implementation of router, switch and firewall scaling activities.
  • Receive design specifications, order hardware, build configuration and implement.

Confidential

Network Implementation Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for replacement strategy and implementation of 90 network devices soon to be end of life in the datacenter.
  • Responsible for build standards templates to bring environment configuration standards in alignment with Cisco best practice and banking industry security standards.
  • Design and implementation of Nexus 7k/5k/2k solution to remediate end of support datacenter switching environment.

Confidential

Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design, deployment, maintenance and optimization of LAN/WAN assets to include Cisco Catalyst 6500 Switches, 7206 VXR routers, Cisco Catalyst 3750 switches, CSS/F5 load balancers, and Cisco ASA 5510/5550/5585 firewalls.
  • Responsible for design and migration of EOL Cisco CSS hardware to the F5 Viprion 2400 platform in test environment.
  • Periodically assist in supporting other accounts with Nexus (5k/7k) configuration.
  • Responsible for tier 3/4 support of critical problems/advanced troubleshooting of service impacting problems.
  • Recognized for two MVP s in support of the DirecTV account for isolating and resolving several long outstanding issues within the network.
  • Responsible for configuration, maintenance and upgrades of monitoring solution - comprised of Gigamon 2404s, Infinistream appliances and Netscout Ngenius One.

Confidential

Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Received Level 1 and Level 2 Choice Star s for the willingness to go above and beyond to provide a solution to technical problems.
  • Reduced recurring costs $3,000 per month by analyzing, conceptualizing, designing, and implementing a method of routing outbound internet traffic via BGP to 2 unequal cost ISPs which eliminated the need for a circuit upgrade due to previous output drops.
  • Saved a $300,000 capital outlay by identifying a bug in deployed firewalls, thus eliminating the need for upgraded firewalls.
  • Designed, Configured and Implemented Gigamon hardware working with various application teams to deliver the specific required feeds for the various monitoring applications.
  • Configured, implemented and administered an SG-810 BlueCoat Proxy solution running SGOS 5.x through transparent WCCP redirection.
  • Responsible for QoS deployment across WAN links during VoIP rollout.
  • Ensured smooth Solarwinds operation by upgrading software, configuring devices, and creating customer alerts while serving as administrator.

Confidential

Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Increased issue remediation time 40% from time of report to full functionality by streamlining VPN troubleshooting methodology; designed, configured and troubleshot VPN installs on Cisco ASA 5520 and VPN 3000 concentrator.
  • Facilitated network efficiency by designing, configuring and troubleshooting MPLS, Frame Relay, DS3, OC48, SONET, configuring and troubleshooting routed networks using BGP, iBGP, EIGRP, and OSPF, and configuring high availability and redundant networks using HSRP and VRRP protocols.
  • Responsible for administration and management of F5 load balancing systems.
  • Provided a means for immediate issue notification by configuring and monitoring the remote and corporate networks using CA's Ehealth reporting and alerting system.
  • Managed enterprise level infrastructure comprised of Cisco 7206, 3662, 2600 and 871 routers and 6509, 6513, 3560 switches, including design, configuration, and troubleshooting.

Confidential

Contract Site Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Installed, configured, troubleshot, and performed ISO upgrades for Cisco 3745 routers and Cisco 3560 switches.
  • Ensured efficient operation and minimum downtime by troubleshooting WAN connectivity of frame relay and ISDN networks.
  • Provided a roadmap by documenting the installation process and site layout using Visio.

Confidential

Network Operations Center Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitated issue resolution by providing initial fault recognition and troubleshooting for network related incidents using SMARTS network solution; escalated to appropriate personnel as needed.
  • Provided high-level information to engineers as changes were introduced to the network by coordinating and monitoring network changes.
  • Performed cluster switches using Windows load balancer and Cisco's content switching module (CSM).

Confidential

Staff Sergeant

Responsibilities:

  • Ensured compliance with security patches, upgrades and scheduled changes throughout the Pacific Theater.
  • Member of the task force responsible for this implementation of the ITIL process.
  • Optimized user uptime by providing desktop support, including hardware and software troubleshooting, repair, installation, and .
  • Managed WAN links comprised of dedicated T1 and frame relay links; installed and configured the LAN running OSPF routing protocol.
  • Facilitated efficient network operation by troubleshooting, performing fault isolation, and repairing network infrastructure including routers, switches, cable or fiber, and commercial carrier issues

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