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Contract Senior Network Engineer Resume

Raritan, NJ

SUMMARY:

Accomplished and solutions - oriented senior IT and Cisco certified professional leveraging expert proficiency in network architecture, analysis and administration to drive multimillion-dollar, large-scale network engineering projects. Possess technical dexterity and analytical expertise in conceiving, designing, testing and implementing solutions to align technology with strategic business interests. Recognized for skills in leading enterprise-wide implementations that optimize productivity and efficiency in a cost-effective manner. Solid ability to develop, train and motivate high-performance teams and provide expert training as an adjunct instructor for a Cisco Network Academy. Utilize technical, analytical and project management skills to build sales generating relations with clients achieving high ratings in customer satisfaction.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Network Architecture Network Engineering Network Security Network Optimization
  • Project Management Pre - & Post Sales Consultancy/Support System Analysis Troubleshooting
  • Process Reengineering Team Leadership Training, Development and Instruction Cisco Network Academy Instructor

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE:

Hardware: Cisco routers (All ISR and ASR series), Cisco Catalyst Switches (2900 through 9000 series), Meraki, Arista, Spirent N11U Test Center, Cisco Firewalls (ASA and Firepower all models), Cisco Wireless Controllers (5508 through 5520), Sandvine, Cisco CMTS 10k, Nexus 9k

Software: IOS, IOS-XE, IOS-XR, NX-OS, ASA, Firepower, Solarwinds MS Office, Visio, Documentation, Wireshark, Netbrain

Protocols: BGP, mBGP, OSPF, OSPFv3, EIGRP, RIP, QoS, VTP, STP, Multicast, VPN, IPSec, QoS, IPv6, Metro-Ethernet DMVPN, GRE, HSRP, VRRP, GLBP, SNMP, Radius TACACS, MPLS, Spanning-Tree, CoS, Amazon AWS, DPOE, PON

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

Confidential, Raritan, NJ

Contract Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Perform break/fix and execute change controller for a worldwide network consisting of more than 10,000 devices.
  • Operational support of Arista switches, Nexus switches, Cisco routers (both ISR and ASR), Meraki and Riverbed WAN optimizers.
  • Performed in-depth troubleshooting utilizing various network monitoring and packet capture tools
  • Coordinate efforts with multiple external vendors to ensure timely restoration of services
  • Develop and execute off hour changes to enhance global reliability and performance .

Confidential, New York, NY

Contract Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Perform worldwide implementations for American International Group utilizing Cisco Meraki and Catalyst equipment.
  • Provide pre/post sales consulting services, network design, network analysis, project management, and implementation and troubleshooting in support of numerous clients in various vertical markets. Support includes routing, switching, security and wireless.
  • Perform site surveys; develop both high and low-level designs for AIG campus sites (1000-5000 users)
  • Configured and implemented Cisco 3850x stacks, ISR-4xxx routers, Nexus 93180, Nexus 9372 switches in L2/L3 as access and core devices
  • Perform site transformations migrating from Adtran networking equipment to Cisco Meraki.
  • P erform minimal impact network upgrades utilizing Cisco Cat9k switch, ISR routers and Cisco wireless access points

Confidential, Stone Ridge, NY

Adjunct Professor

Responsibilities:

  • Adjunct professor specializing in the expert instruction related to Cisco route/switch and security networking technologies for a local Cisco Networking Academy
  • Instruct evening classes related to the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) route/switch certification
  • Instruct evening classes related to the Cisco Certified Network Associate security certification
  • Maintain a class syllabus, assignment log, and additional materials to assist students with achieving stated goals
  • Participate in meetings with faculty to discuss departmental goals and upcoming events
  • Plan lectures, demonstrations, and highly specialized one on one instruction to collaborate with necessary course curriculum

Confidential, Hauppauge, NY

Contract Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Configured and implemented Cisco 3850x stacks, Cisco IE4010, Cisco IE5000, Nexus 93180, Nexus 9372 switches in L2/L3 as access and core devices
  • Lead Engineer for 14 sites across NJ and NY consisting of airports, bridges, tunnels and datacenters
  • Configured Cisco 829 routers for mobile command vehicles responsible for emergency operations, Using cellular interfaces and DMVPN back to core.
  • End of life switch replacements of IDFs 4507s to 3850x switch stacks 10GB upgrade to the core
  • EOL switch replacements of MDFs 6509s to 93180s using collapsed core architecture
  • Nexus 9K configurations, VPC, HSRP, AAA, Dynamic routing utilizing EIGRP
  • Created high and low-level documentation on changes in network topology to support current and future engineers
  • Design and implement networking in support of new CCTV, parking revenue system, baggage system and identification system related to new construction at LaGuardia International Airport
  • Provide emergency network troubleshooting to ensure continuous connectivity related to revenue and security
  • Possess World Trade Center and LaGuardia unescorted restricted area access and airside airport clearances

Confidential, Albany, NY

Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Provide pre/post sales consulting services, network design, network analysis, project management, implementation and troubleshooting in support of numerous clients in various vertical markets. Support includes routing, switching, security and wireless.
  • Designed, implemented and deployed industry standard QoS schema for a 40-site international corporation that eliminated voice and video conferencing quality issues.
  • Performed extensive network audit for a 70-site educational institution encompassing security, wireless and network design. Provided written remediation to correct findings.
  • Transform International client from Cisco Catalyst/ISR infrastructure to Cisco Meraki network.

Confidential, Mediacom Park, NY

Senior IP Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Designed, implemented and deployed IPv6 addressing schema for over 1,000 Cisco devices encompassing Cisco ASR 9000 and 9900 series routers and Cisco ASA firewalls in support of 1,500,000 end users.
  • Oversee network and equipment upgrades to include IOS, IOS-XE, IOS-XR image upgrades, and configuration changes.
  • Responsible for providing a network roadmap to senior executive management to fulfill the needs of an expanding business platform. This included quickly designing and implementing a network expansion to meet previous gaps in the architecture.
  • Identified many disparage single use networks with little or no redundancy and designed a national 800G core network utilizing Cisco ASR 9922, mBGP, OSPF and MPLS allowing the convergence of numerous networks into a single fully redundant high-speed network thus reducing operating expenditure and improving performance. This project was completed significantly under budget and ahead of schedule.
  • Designed and implemented direct peering with numerous internet content providers utilizing mBGP over new 800G MPLS network. This allowed Mediacom to realize annual cost savings of over $1,000,000 in reduced transit costs.
  • Led architecture design and implementation engineering for new customer VOIP network, designed to support 400,000 simultaneous phone calls, achieving multimillion-dollar savings that resulted in an early completion and under budget network.
  • Designed and implemented new OSPF routing schema on the corporate network resulting in sub second failover, significantly improving Mediacom's uptime and realizing significant savings by allowing numerous DS-3 circuits to be decommissioned.
  • Designed network for new 200,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters utilizing Cisco ASR1000 series routers, ASA 5550 firewalls, Cisco 5520 wireless controllers, Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 3800 series switches.
  • Developed fault tolerant internet routing and failover for over 400 virtual private network tunnels interconnecting remote offices and multiple datacenters enabling continuous uptime in the event of an internet circuit failure.
  • Devised training and development strategy that included a comprehensive training program along with an associated training lab to enhance mentoring and training of junior technicians, engineers and departmental technical abilities.
  • Conducted extensive comparative router and switch testing with multiple international vendors and designed field trial phases to efficiently integrate with current network infrastructure and performed deployment of new vendors.
  • Administered multiple Cisco ASA firewalls (ASA 5505 through 5580) to ensure network integrity and protect from external threats.
  • Managed and optimized data center facilities; including power, rack space, and network architecture.
  • Responsible for design, build out and operational support of company LAN/WAN, including provider provisioning and equipment procurement in support of over 4000 employees, with multiple data centers.
  • Headed project to compress and consolidate data center resources in order to realize significant savings and increase uptime.
  • Redesign external enterprise network supporting over 2,000 diverse businesses utilizing PON, DPOE, and Metro-Ethernet. Participated in vendor and protocol selection and testing.

Confidential, Albany, NY

Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Generated new contracts through the provision of high quality scalable, cost effective solutions for clients, while greatly enhancing customer satisfaction.
  • Developed and delivered comprehensive training for junior engineers, leading to increases in industry certifications, skills and productivity, resulting in enhanced revenue.
  • Tasked with furthering junior engineers skillsets by conducting training sessions related to industry certifications which ultimately enhanced revenue with productivity gains from staff.
  • Translate over 1,000 Linux firewall rules for in corporation in a new Cisco ASA 5540 for a regional national bank that resulted in no findings based on a subsequent penetration test.
  • Deployed new multilayer switched network for a regional national bank with 40 banking locations.
  • Participated in site disaster recovery drill that resulted in service restoration at a new disaster recovery site in less than 24 hours
  • Designed and implemented new wide area network for an international corporation utilizing new Cisco ISR routers and BGP.

Confidential, Newburgh, NY

Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Provided pre/post sales consulting services related to Adtran networking products, Microsoft desktops, servers and telecommunications in the small to medium sized business and healthcare sectors.

Confidential, Kingston, NY

Contract Senior Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Performed hardware, circuit selection and implementation utilizing multiple DS3, Cisco ISR routers and Cisco 6513 switches.
  • This project was completed ahead of schedule and under budget.

Confidential, Wappingers Falls, NY

Network Engineer/Network Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design, implementation and management of a LAN/WAN infrastructure for a medical call center located in three states.
  • Designed and implemented new wide area network designed to support over 400000 simultaneous phone calls.
  • Converged voice and data networks into a single network increasing scalability and economy.
  • Promoted to Network Manager.
  • Responsible for the supervision of the entire IT infrastructure consisting of Avaya phone switches, Cisco routers and switches and numerous Microsoft servers and desktops.
  • Managed twelve engineers located in three states.
  • Designed and implemented the internal LAN/WAN infrastructure of a 24x365 international radiology imaging company. Interconnected two datacenters, over 200 hospital and medical offices with radiologists located around the world for a subsidiarity company Imaging On Call.

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