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Network Architect Resume

SUMMARY:

  • Motivated self - starter and skilled innovator with the ability to expand and define next generation technologies.
  • Excellent skills in leading and collaborating with a team to reach deadlines and to achieve company goals.
  • Skilled in troubleshooting and analyzing business and product requirements to increase functioning and growth.
  • Also, adept in ensuring proposed technology initiatives are aligned with short and long-term goals
  • Network Design & Architecture
  • Technical Project Management
  • Systems Implementation
  • Network Systems Management
  • Solutions Development
  • System Configuration & Maintenance
  • Technical Support
  • & Performance Improvement

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Protocols: OSPFv2/v3, IS: IS, MP BGP, MPLS, LDP, RSVP-TE, PIM v1/v2, IGMP, MLDP, IPv6, EIGRP, IGRP, RIP, DOCSIS 1.0/1.1/2.0, Packet Cable 1.0, RTP, SIP, MGCP, SNMP

Network Technologies: Layer 3 and layer 2 VPN, VPLS, EVPN, VXLAN, Pseudo Wires (over MPLS and GRE), MPLS-Traffic Engineering, Multicast (ASM, SSM), Multicast VPNs, Inter AS routing, CSC, Server load balancing, Stateless and State-full firewalling, DPI, Voice Over IP, IMS, LTE, GSM 3G/2G

Circuits: 100 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet (LAN/WAN PHY), OC192, OC48, DS3, DS1, E&M, FXS, FXO

Cisco: CRS-3/CRS-X, ASR9K, Nexus7K, Nexus 9K, Cat9300, 7600, 6500, 4500, 3750

Juniper: MX2020, MX960, EX8216, T1600, M320

Nokia/AlcatelLucent: 7950, 7750, 7705, 7210

Cisco IOS, IOSXR, NX: OS, IOS-XE; Juniper JunOS; Nokia (Alcatel-Lucent) TimOS.

Cisco: FWSM, ASA, PIX

Juniper: SRX 5800/3400, Netscreen, Check Point.

A10 Networks: AX5100, AX2500

Network Management: NSP/SAM 5620, VMware VCenter & NSX Manager, HP NNMi, NetCool, HPNA, Remedy

SDN/SDWAN/Server Virtualization/Cloud: AWS Cloud, GCP Cloud, Kubernetes, VMware vSphere 6.5, NSX, Viptela, Velocloud, Nokia Nuage VNS, VSC

Scripting/Automation: Python, Jinja2, Ansible, NETCONF, RESTCONF.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Network Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct Network Audits to ensure Network Standards compliance and Network Hardware and Software currency.
  • Develop new designs and strategy for replacing Legacy (obsolete) Network Infrastructure in Data Centers.
  • Develop strategies for consolidating Data Centers for new business acquisitions into OpenText Global Data Center environment.
  • Design, prototype, verify and standardize Hybrid Cloud connectivity models for AWS and GCP clouds.
  • Participate in design workshops with AWS and GCP professional services and provide Network Architectural guidelines in alignment with Open Text’s business goals.

Confidential

IT Network and telecom Architecture Consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Create, Update, and maintain appropriate standards documentation for internal and external consumption on all aspects of the Network and Telecom infrastructure.
  • Design and administer the deployment of a substation wide MPLS backbone Network to support end services such as SCADA Communications, CCTV Network, Radio Communications and Serial substation protection systems.
  • Implements testing methodologies for infrastructure performance and security.
  • Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with Information Technology’s senior leaders, stakeholders, department heads, and end users regarding pertinent infrastructure activities.
  • Research and identify industry trends (relative to scope of responsibility), leveraging ideas to improve or better align IT Infrastructure systems and services

Confidential

Senior IP Network Design Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design, and engineer changes on IP core networks as required by network or product driven initiatives.
  • Develop and produce suitable Network Design, Provisioning Plan, Capacity Model/Plan, and Facilities. Plan and support the defined services and products within the established architecture and security policies.
  • Produce clear, well-crafted design project plans with specified tasks, milestones, and effort required against the desired service introduction and/or modifications to existing services.
  • Develop, execute and document the necessary testing requirements to evaluate the proposed designs and to validate the technology platform or systems, as well as any new software versions (laboratory, network verification, operational readiness), and provide direction / support to Network Operations for Production deployment.
  • Identify and devise new and novel approaches and methodologies relative to established guidelines to effectively manage technical, product, or business risks.
  • Create Python/Jinja2 and Ansible based scripts for automating repetitive operational and provisioning tasks.

Confidential

MPLS/IP Network Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Conducted design workshops with customers (mainly Internet Service Providers, Data centers, utilities, and public sector) and gathered information on design requirements.
  • Produced High-Level and Low-Level network designs.
  • Adjudicate customer network audit and produce audit reports.
  • Provide onsite technical prime support.
  • Conduct tests, spearhead designs, and plan for live migrations of customer traffic on equipment.
  • Provide onsite to customers on basic and advanced topics on MPLS/IP backhaul network design and Layer 3 and Layer 2 VPN services.

Confidential

Senior IP Platform Engineer and Team Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Deployed new BGP routing architecture and added more scalability by employing multi-tiered route reflectors design
  • Planned and deployed IP networks for Digital TV services based on Juniper MX960 and Cisco 7600 platforms and 10 Gigabit Ethernet transport
  • Executed migration of edge routers to new distribution networks by carefully orchestrating executable method of procedures to ensure no customer impact.
  • Launched a service data center that allowed Rogers to extend new services for wireline and wireless customers in a short span of time with minimum amount of network changes
  • Centralized a new design for distribution networks in Rogers Communications head-ends based on redundant and highly available Cisco CRS-3/CRS-X platforms
  • Collaborated with OSS, Data NOC and IP Planning group and vendors in identifying and verifying appropriate MIBs and documenting dispatch documents for Data-NOC
  • Streamlined configurations for sparse mode and source specific multicasting for VOD propagation and switched digital video services
  • Constructed Python based scripts to automate various operational tasks such as DNS service monitoring, resource monitoring of line-cards on routers and switches and routing protocols cost metric reporting
  • Lead an initiative of standardizing SNMP trap configuration and monitoring of network elements in Rogers Broadband and SDE networks

Confidential

Senior IP Design Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Dispensed cost estimates for various new initiatives for Cloud TV services
  • Effectuated system requirements
  • Successfully defined routing strategy and server load balancing methodology in a Geo redundant fashion
  • Spawned test plans and assisted in design sessions
  • Formulated prototypes of proposed load balancing designs in verification lab by deploying the solution on A10 Networks AX2500/3400 server load balancers
  • Established an IP Network technical specification for Comverse Next Generation voicemail system
  • Implemented and tested a new generation of video delivery IP/MPLS network for real time and non-real-time video delivery

IP Platform Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Overhauled new services to Rogers IP core networks
  • Operated Tier 4 on-call operational support for Rogers Nationwide IP core networks

Technical Action Center Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Administered Tier-3 support for IP network operation center
  • Resolved 70% of the issues without escalating to higher tiers of support
  • Registered network degradation and outages in the remedy ticket system

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