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Manager Of Network Architecture And Planning Resume

Allentown, PA

SUMMARY:

Talented network architect with over 17 years of experience successfully selecting, implementing and deploying network technologies including wavelength, Ethernet, MPLS, and IP. Through effective use of emerging technologies has repeatedly lead teams to design, test and deploy superior, cost efficient layer 2 and layer 3 networks.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Manager of Network Architecture and Planning

Confidential, Allentown, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Deployed a SLA monitoring structure to collect and store 4 KPI’s for over 5000 EVC’s on 1 minute intervals.
  • Created unique layer 2 capacity management systems.
  • Develop utilization reports for cell site networks.

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage Confidential ’s RFP for 10GE equipped cell site devices: reduced total project cost $2 million dollars and negotiated a minimum of 5 years of included maintenance and software support.
  • Negotiate vendor software and hardware maintenance and support contracts, consistently keeping maintenance costs down.

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Review customer contracts for technical requirement and SLA metrics.
  • Communicate with equipment vendors on technical requirements for network designs. Select appropriate technology to carry traffic. Layer2, CWDM, or DWDM.
  • Meet with customer engineering teams to discuss network design and certification processes, MEF CE 2.0 and Customer designated tests.
  • Validate equipment requirement in lab trials and first in office deployments. Develop supporting documentation.

Confidential

Tier 3 Operation Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Manage a team of 5 Tier 3 technicians.
  • Develop procedures and guidelines for team maintenance activity.
  • Mentor technician in telecommunications and networking strategies.

Senior IP Network Engineer

Confidential, Allentown, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Prepared network layout and set equipment requirements to meet customer contracted SLAs.
  • Contributed as an essential part of network design and architecture meetings with IP engineering team.
  • Tested Ethernet equipment in Confidential lab and field for new Metro Ethernet network construction to make sure it is compliant with standards.
  • Managed and forecast capital budgets for multiple markets.
  • Interacted with OSP team on fiber plant layout and design.

Confidential

Tier 4 Support

Responsibilities:

  • Lead engineer on Ethernet ring deployments for cell site Ethernet deployment.
  • Oversaw and provided guidance and mentoring to junior engineers in market deployments.
  • Tested and evaluated new vendor network equipment for Layer 2 and Layer 3 applications.
  • Provided equipment layout and cable lists to field operations for new installation and upgrades.

Confidential

Pre - Sales Design Lead

Responsibilities:

  • Worked with Customer Service Engineers to provide equipment pricing and technical guidance for customer RFP's.
  • Created on demand network designs for customer request for proposals.

Confidential, Allentown, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Provided Tier 2 support for IP product customers.
  • Assisted in design and implementation of Ethernet networks for both customer.
  • Worked closely with customers and field technicians for equipment deployment and repair to minimize outage times.
  • Managed company firewalls and B2B connection between business units.
  • Provided Perl based scripts to reduce network management efforts with automation.
  • Designed database and scripts to retrieve network cross connect databases and store them in a web viewable format for easy recovery in event of a failure.

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