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Sr. Network Architect Resume

NJ

SUMMARY:

  • A Network Enterprise Team Leader with seventeen years of overall experience and knowledge working for a variety of diverse industries, including Banking, Financial, Retail, Pharmaceutical, Insurance, Auditing Compliance, and E - commerce.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, NJ

Sr. Network Architect

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for providing Network Architectural, Design, and Engineering Service for long term contractual engagements.
  • Data Center design, engineering, and support
  • Developed QoS strategy over LAN/WAN to accommodate VoIP technologies
  • Obtaining design requirements from business entities for network design, engineering, and implementations.
  • Cisco IOS experience with a number of switch and router platforms.
  • BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, RIPv2 routing protocols
  • Cisco wireless network experience for Fortune 500 client base.
  • Design experience with WAPs 1100, 1200 series, WLC 4400 series, and WCS
  • Experience with Cisco ACS 3.2 and 4.1
  • Design and engineering using Cisco ASA5500 series firewalls
  • Design and engineering using Site to Site IPSec VPNs (L2L), SSL VPNs
  • Design and engineering using QoS/Optimization products including Cisco WAAS, Riverbed, and Juniper.
  • Design and engineering of Nexus series platforms applying datacenter virtualization strategies.
  • Experience with Cisco XR hardware and Software
  • Experience with CSR hardware and software platforms.
  • HP Curve switch technology
  • Providing technical guidance and mentoring of network engineer positions with regards to staff development and support.
Confidential, NYC, NY/ Piscataway, NJ

Sr. Network Architect

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for providing Network Architectural, Design, and Engineering Service for long term contractual engagements.
  • Global LAN/WAN and Wireless networks for Fortune 500 client base.
  • Obtaining design requirements from business entities for network design, engineering, and implementations.
  • Cisco IOS and CatOS hands on experience with a number of switch and router platforms.
  • BGP, OSPF, EIGRP routing protocols
  • Design and hands on experience with WAPs 1100, 1200 series, WLC 4400 series, and WCS
  • Hand on experience with Cisco ACS 3.2 and 4.1
  • Design and hands on with Site to Site VPNs (L2L)
  • Hands on Cisco XR hardware and Software
  • Hands on CSR hardware and software platforms.
Confidential, Pharmaceutical, NJ

Sr. Network Engineer/Architect

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for all Global Network Architecture including WAN/LAN and Security Network Topologies
  • Designed and Implemented North American Regional Business Office redundant network topology using HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP in Layer 2 LAN topologies and Dynamic Routing protocols in Layer 3 LAN topologies.
  • Evaluated QoS/Optimization products including Cisco WAAS, Riverbed, and Juniper.
  • Developed QoS strategy over LAN/WAN to accommodate VoIP technologies utilizing Avaya Voice platform systems.
  • Working with BGP extensively to traffic engineer a customized Global WAN Architecture solution.
  • Implemented and troubleshot OSPF and EIGRP in regional site locations
  • Worked with Internet Module including Pix515, ASA, Checkpoint, and Cisco VPN 3060 Concentrators, Proxies, and Load balancers.
  • Design and hands on experience with Riverbed CMC and Steelhead platforms
  • Design and Implement IPSec site to Site VPN for Business Partner solutions.
  • Setup TACACS+ servers running on Win2003 for management purposes.
  • Negotiating and evaluating a variety of WAN RFP based WAN Tier 1 Service Providers including British Telecom, Verizon Business, AT&T, and Orange Business Services.
  • Provided cost-basis analysis regarding Vendor and Managed solution
  • Utilizing network management tools such as CiscoWorks, Netview, Tivoli, Spectrum, and Infovista.
  • Worked extensively with Cisco IOS 12.x(x) and Cat OS
  • Providing technical guidance and mentoring of network engineer positions with regards to staff development and support.
Confidential, Montvale, NJ

Sr. Network Engineer

Responsibilities:
  • Team Lead Engineer on LAN/WAN for A&P Enterprise Data Network.
  • Designed A&P Canadian WAN network for 750 remote store/office locations utilizing Cisco 2948 G- L3, 3548 XL, 3550, 6500 series switches, Cisco 800, 1700, 2600, 3600, 3700, 7200, 7500 series routers.
  • Lead Network Datacenters consolidation plan to a singular LAN/WAN infrastructure in Montvale, NJ.
  • Lead Disaster Recovery design, implementation, and testing at IBM facility in Sterling Forest, NY.
  • Design and implementation of Security Infrastructure PIX515E, VPN 3030 Concentrators, ACS, and NAT for Internet and VPN/Extranet IPSec connectivity.
  • MPLS-VPN, ATM, Frame-relay, ISDN, and T3/T1 media for WAN design, capacity planning, and implementation.
  • In depth knowledge and experience with OSPF, EIGRP, RIP, BGP, ISIS routing protocols.
  • In depth knowledge and experience with wireless 802.11b,g, WEP, and EAP authentication protocol.
  • Set up and troubleshooted campus network infrastructure Access, Distribution, and Core utilizing 6500 Catalyst switches.
  • Consolidated DLSW sessions via border groups and assigned groups with DLSW backup capabilities.
  • Designed and Implemented FEP to CIP migration of EFT transmission via SDLC/ LLC.
  • Configured and troubleshooted SNA/IP networks utilizing SRB, SRT and SR/TLB networks utilizing Cisco, Nortel C-20 token switch equipment., IBM 3745 FEPs and 3174 controllers performing LLC2 and SDLC data communications.
  • Ensured connectivity for real-time EFT transaction, Pharmacy, and Gift card from remote site to central hub.
  • VOIP/E&M trunks with 3 810 and 36 40 series routers experience
  • Worked extensively with Cisco IOS 12.x(x) and Cat OS
  • Utilized network management tools such as Concord eHealth, CiscoWorks, HP Openview, Vitalnet, and KIWI Syslog.
  • Established FTP backup strategy for HIPPA compliance from US stores to Montvale, NJ Headquarters.
  • Interviewed potential hire candidates for technical expertise on behalf of A&P management.
Confidential, Murray Hill, NJ

Sr. Network Systems Engineer

Responsibilities:
  • Designed, implemented, and supported WAN/LAN topologies including physical, link, routing, and transport layer functionalities.
  • Team Engineer Lead of DMZ for use by Prudential services for customer connectivity and Internet access.
  • Designed, integrated, and supported Independent Wireless One startup company providing routers, switches circuits, disaster recovery, and documentation to achieve efficient site to site connectivity.
  • Work performed on Cisco Pix firewall and utilized Cisco routers and Catalyst switches over a Frame-Relay network.
  • Developed IP, IPX, and AppleTalk addressing and filtering schemes routed via RIP, NLSP, OSPF, IGRP, EIGRP, and BGP topology utilizing Cisco router-based networks.
  • Troubleshooted routed/desktop protocols such as AppleTalk, IPX, and DLSW+
  • Site scheduling, testing, and organizing vendor relations throughout the projects.
  • ATM, Frame-relay, ISDN, and T3/T1 media for WAN design, capacity planning, and implementation.
  • Shadowed in Lucent Next Generation Labs on ISDN, VPN, Brick firewall, Accend remote access products, CBX 500, ATM switches, edge switches.
  • Utilizing network management tools such as CiscoWorks, Netview, Tivoli, and Vitalnet.
  • Configured/Troubleshooted Arrowpoint content/load balancing web switches utilizing Web NS software.
  • Assisted in the training of entry and Jr. level network engineers.
  • Created tested CCIE labs for study groups as hands-on practices prior to attempting CCIE lab exams.
Confidential, Lyndhurst, NJ

Sr. Network Engineer

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for all aspects of WAN/LAN network design and integration providing seamless, and robust enterprise data communications for over 300 offices nationwide.
  • Provided router configuration and support of product lines 7000, 5300, 4500, 4000, 2500, and 1600 series routers, and access servers.
  • Devised IP, IPX, and AppleTalk addressing and filtering schemes routed via RIP, NLSP, OSPF, IGRP, and EIGRP topology.
  • ATM, Frame-relay, ISDN, and T3/T1 media for WAN design, capacity planning, and implementation.
  • Designed and managed client-based VPN solutions based on Cisco PIX firewall administration.
  • Provided Intranet and Internet connectivity for remote offices.
  • Analyzed data traffic criteria through use of protocol analyzers.
  • Certified Cisco router platform IOS 10.x.x and 11.x.x for feature set compatibility, Y2K compliance, network scalability, and fault tolerance.
  • Designed web-based task management system for enterprise network integration.
  • Developed soft-skills through project management and departmental presentations.
Confidential, Morris Plains, NJ

Network Engineer

Responsibilities:
  • Designed, planned, and established WAN connectivity from EDS Tandem switch to remote MUX sites for Host, POS, PC, and ATM communication networks for fast pace, real-time EFT/ACH environment.
  • Responsible for configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting PADs, FRADs, Cisco routers, bridges, utilizing X.25, Frame Relay, BSC3270, BSC3780, and SNA protocols.
  • Provided network connectivity via SRB, SRT, and DLSW, in IBM/Token ring topology.
  • Certified system application software and devices for use by, and support of production environment.(ACI*NET, EPIC).
  • Compiled, tested, and approved production-bound software for Tandem and IBM platforms.
Confidential

Implementations Coordinator/Business Analyst

Responsibilities:
  • Coordinated the implementation of newly contracted business and existing client conversion.
  • Provided technical consultation to clients, their software vendors and/or processors.
  • Resolved on-line production issues, including ATM installations, Host interface conversions, cardbase denials, POS and Network routing for all EFT Networks(regional and national).
  • Established and maintained production databases.
  • Tested track two debit bankcard parameters.
Confidential

Client Operations Representative

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for monitoring the communications of ATMs, POS devices, and Administrative Terminals.
  • Notifying financial institutions of error/fault conditions in an accurate, timely, professional manner. Providing customer service to people using EDS retail ATMs.
Confidential, Cranford, NJ

Project Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinated installation of computer systems.
  • Processed appraisals for various insurance companies.
  • Responsible for negotiating prices with statewide autobody shops.
  • Worked independently in computer assistance, training, and troubleshooting.

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