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OBJECTIVE:

To seek a career in an Organization that offers professional growth and learning opportunities.

SUMMARY:

  • A versatile and accomplished Network Consultant in Infrastructure Services with 13 Years and 7 months of experience in the field of Networking with rich experience in Network Design, Implementation and Operations support.
  • Possess good technical and management skills and worked in many large Infrastructure transformation and transition projects.
  • Thorough going experience in Network infrastructure lifecycle to design, implement, migrate, operate and optimize complex network infrastructure and services of BPO’s, Retail, Mining, Manufacturing, Semiconductor industries and financial sector.
  • Having good international work experience, at various geographical locations USA, UK for many international customers.
  • Expertise in designing and implementation of Networking Projects with hands - on experience in Routers, Switches Nexus platform, Firewall, Load balancers, WAN optimizer, SDN (software defined networking) and Cloud solutions.

KNOWLEDGE IN NETWORKING AND SECURITY MULTI-VENDOR PRODUCTS:

Switches: Cisco Nexus Datacenter switches Nexus 9K(9504,9372), 7K (7010,7009), 5K (5010,5548), 2K (2232, 2248) Cisco Switches (2950,2960, 3548, 3650X, 3750X, 4000, 4500, 6500)

Routers: Cisco Routers ISR G1 and G2 (2800, 2900,3600, 3800, 3900,7200)

Load balancer: Cisco ACE 4710, ACE module, F5 BIGIP 3600,5250V LTM, Radware Alteon, Link proof, Citrix Netscaler

Wan optimizer: Riverbed - steelhead 3020,7050

Wireless: Cisco (WISM, WCS, WLC 4400, Light weight AP)

Firewall: Cisco ASA 5520 (ASDM), Checkpoint R65 (Basic level)

Terminal server (out of band): Cisco Terminal server, Open gear console

Monitoring Tools: HP NNM, Solarwinds, Netflow analyzer

SDN (software defined networking): Redhat Openstack

Knowledge in Network Protocols/ Technologies : BGP, RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, VRF, GRE, MGRE MPLS, DMVPN, Access-list, Prefix-list, NAT, PAT, STP, PVST, RPVST, VPC, VDC, FABRIC PATH, OTV, L2TPV3,Fibre channel, Fabric Extender (FEX), Leased Line, Frame Relay, ATM, MPLS, VPN, DNS, DHCP, VXLAN

EXPERIENCE:

Confidential

Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Datacenter and site office design and implementation
  • Prepare high level and low level designs for the proposed solution.
  • Subject matter expert for troubleshooting data networking issue in routing, switching and load balancer technologies
  • Provide network operations support for escalated network issues
  • Propose and Validate Billing of material for Network Infrastructure solutions.
  • Perform network audit and provide service improvement plan
  • Provide solutions to achieve high availability assurance and optimization of network services
  • Technical reviewer for change requests.
  • Well exposed to ITIL concepts and practices

Confidential, New York

Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Datacenter and site office design and implementation
  • Prepare high level and low level designs for the proposed solution.
  • Subject matter expert for troubleshooting data networking issue in routing, switching and load balancer technologies
  • Provide network operations support for escalated network issues
  • Propose and Validate Billing of material for Network Infrastructure solutions.
  • Perform network audit and provide service improvement plan
  • Provide solutions to achieve high availability assurance and optimization of network services
  • Technical reviewer for change requests.
  • Well exposed to ITIL concepts and practices

Confidential

Network Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Providing network design, implementation and operations support for the client Confidential
  • Design and built new Datacenters for the client Confidential and migrated the services from the existing datacenters to the new datacenters.

Confidential

Network Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Design and built new Datacenters and disaster recovery site for the customer
  • Hounslow host DC infrastructure for Ireland applications and DR for UK applications.
  • Lennox Wood host DC infrastructure for UK and DR for Ireland applications.

Confidential

Network Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Network design and implementation of private cloud in the customer datacenter
  • Designed Network solution to address the issue faced by users when moving from one region to other regions as each region have separate wireless SSID and separate authentication credentials.
  • The wireless controllers located at customer datacenter locations in EMEA and APAC regions were configured to use same SSID across the organization and the wireless controllers were configured to use active directory for authentication by which same authentication credentials can be used by users when moving from one office location region to other regions.

Confidential

Network Architect

Responsibilities:

  • Designed network solution to identify and replace the network devices that are approaching the end of support and end of life in the customer datacenter locations.
  • Design and implementation of complex Networking projects.
  • Datacenter migration
  • High Availability Assurance of Network services
  • Due Diligence
  • Preparing High Level and Low Level Diagram, Bill of materials (BoM).
  • Handover of infrastructure support document to support teams.
  • Subject matter expert (SME) for Routing/switching and Security
  • Technical reviewer for change request.

Confidential

Network consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Performed transition of Customer Network infrastructure to Confidential .
  • Knowledge Transfer to offshore steady state team
  • Transition Documentation - Captured Customer Network infrastructure details such as Network design, architecture, inventory, diagram, process and procedures, escalation matrix.

Confidential

Network consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Planned, designed and implemented the Data center migration for the client.
  • Design and implementation of complex Networking projects.
  • Datacenter migration
  • High Availability Assurance of Network services
  • Due Diligence
  • Preparing High Level and Low Level Diagram, Bill of materials (BoM).
  • Handover of infrastructure support document to support teams.
  • Layer 2 extension was created between the DC’s and the servers are moved without changing the IP address with their default gateway changed to the new DC’s preferred HSRP group id.
  • The server's that are moved to the new DC's are advertised with /32 specific route so they are preferred.
  • Separated the STP domain between the DC's by filtering the BPDU's to avoid network loop.
  • Dedicated link for SAN replication
  • Cisco recommended hardening features are implemented
  • Multi homed Internet gateway

Confidential

Network consultant

Responsibilities:

  • Performed transition of Customer Network infrastructure to Confidential .
  • Knowledge Transfer to offshore steady state team
  • Transition Documentation
  • Captured Customer Network infrastructure details such as Network design, architecture, inventory, diagram, process and procedures, escalation matrix.
  • Performed the DC Migration implementation for the client.
  • Design and implementation of complex Network & Security projects.
  • Datacenter migration
  • High Availability Assurance of Network services
  • Due Diligence
  • Preparing High Level and Low Level Diagram, Bill of materials (BoM).
  • Handover of infrastructure support document to support teams.
  • Separated the STP domain between the DC's by filtering the BPDU's to avoid network loop.
  • Dedicated link for SAN replication
  • Cisco best practices were incorporated for the VPC failover scenario’s
  • Cisco recommended hardening features are implemented
  • Multi homed Internet gateway
  • DR site built in Chicago, IL and performed failover testing.

Confidential

Engineer / Network Track lead

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for designing and implementing projects.
  • Level-3 support for complete LAN/WAN/Security and Internet solution for the client Confidential Limited (Largest Electronics store in UK and Ireland with a more than 700 stores).
  • Responsible for providing solution to all routing, switching and firewall issues.
  • Taking up all escalated issues and work till the closure of the issue.
  • Participate in project discussion meetings.
  • Prepared plan for DR test and coordinate with various team to accomplish the activity and to publish report on the findings.
  • Preparing high level and low level diagrams for the project design solution.
  • Identify connectivity, latency and asymmetric routing issue and provide solutions
  • Rerouting traffic during critical network failures.
  • Update the technical design document for all Network and security changes.
  • Responsible for preparing and presenting Hand Over To Support (HOTS) document after completion of the projects.
  • Prepared the plan and upgraded the Cisco ACE load balancer IOS from A (1.6) to A (2.2).
  • Installed and configured ANM 4.0 (Application Network Manager) management software and integrated it with the ACE load balancer. Prepared business case with supporting facts and figures to buy license for supporting the additional ACE contexts.
  • Designed and implemented infrastructure for hosting Dixons business drive portal knowhow.com. Created new Load balancer virtual context to have a separate DMZ zone, created new firewall interface in the FWSM, performed the routing and DNS changes.
  • Prepared hand over to support document and presented it to the customer and other teams.
  • Studied the client’s major distribution center network and implemented IPSLA tracking to achieve proper failover.
  • Technical reviewer for all Routing, Switching and Load balancer changes.
  • Suggested and implemented Cisco hardening features such as DHCP snooping and Broadcast storm control in stores network to prevent rogue devices disrupting the network.
  • Prepared the infrastructure readiness plan for the Christmas-New year business PEAK which includes checking the resilience and capacity planning.
  • Revisited the ACE loadbalancer configuration and recommended changes to achieve better resilience and quick failover.
  • Perform Routing, Switching, load balancer, firewall and DNS changes
  • Updated the firewall documentation and diagrams for the Payment Card Industry standard audit readiness.
  • Review RCA’s and provided many service improvement suggestions.

Confidential

Network Track lead

Responsibilities:

  • Providing Level 3 support for complete LAN/WAN/Internet and security solution for the client.
  • Products portfolio: Cisco catalyst switches, F5 load balancer, Bluecoat packet shaper, Riverbed steelhead, Aruba Wireless
  • Responsible for providing solution to all routing and switching and firewall issues.
  • Taking up all escalated issues and work till the closure of the issue.
  • Responsible for working on connectivity, latency and asymmetric routing issue.
  • Rerouting traffic during critical network failures.
  • Updating network diagrams and Runbook with all changes made to the network infrastructure.
  • Responsible for keep tracking the bandwidth management, memory utilization, and cpu utilization of all devices and based on these data collected, reports and recommendations are provided to the customer.
  • Responsible for having all devices in monitoring and to act upon the alerts from the monitoring tools.
  • Responsible to keep track of all device configuration are backed up by cisco works and non Cisco devices configuration are backed up manually.
  • To coordinate with product support vendors and service providers for any link failure, hardware and configuration issues. Meeting targets and providing solutions within the SLA and to prepare RCA for SLA breached tickets.
  • Created many SOP’s for ease of performing routine and critical activities
  • Designed and Implemented network setup for new site office
  • Designed and implemented multihoming Internet gateway setup
  • Migration of LAN devices from 3com switches to Cisco switches
  • Implemented Steelhead Riverbed devices in multiple sites
  • Performed WAN failover testing for all major sites.
  • Decommission sites and performed configuration clear up activities.
  • Changing External DNS entries in the domain management portal
  • Supervised IOS upgradation activity for the Datacenter core devices.

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