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Network Engineer Resume

East Brunswick, NJ

SUMMARY

  • Around 8 (Eight) years of professional experience in Network engineering, performing Network analysis, design, Implementing, capacity planning with focus on performance tuning and support of large Networks.
  • Strong hands on experience in installing, troubleshooting, configuring of Cisco ASR, 9000, 7200, 3900, 3800, 2900, 2800, and 1800 series Routers, Cisco Catalyst 6500, 4500, 3750, 2950 and 3500XL series switches.
  • Strong knowledge in Cisco Routing, Switching, and Security with Cisco hardware/software (heavy Cisco shop) experience.
  • Working experience on Pa - 5000 series Palo Alto firewalls and Panorama.
  • Configuration and troubleshooting of CSM, integration with ASA5500 devices and management of PIX firewall.
  • Strong Knowledge in WAN technologies including T1, T3, ISDN, HDLC, Point to Point, ATM and Frame Relay.
  • Experience in Configuring and implementing VLAN, VTP, LAN switching, STP and 802.x authentication in access layer switches.
  • Access Control Server configuration for RADIUS and TACACS+.
  • Have knowledge on various advanced technologies like VOIP, H.323, SIP, QOS, IPv6, Multicasting, and MPLS.
  • Experience in Routing protocol configurations (RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP).
  • Designing and implementing F5 BIG-IP load balancer.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in implementing, configuring VPN technologies like IPSEC, MPLS.
  • Worked on NXOS, IOS, and IOS-XR BXB to N7K-NXOS (MPLS) system test.
  • Strong problem-analysis talent, driven by global view/attention-to-detail approach. “Hands on” technical knowledge.
  • Experience with different Network Management Tools and Sniffers like Wireshark (ethereal), HP-Open view, RSA envision, and Cisco works to support 24 x 7 Network Operation Center.
  • Experience in monitoring and analyzing the load balancing of network traffic using KIWI Solar winds.
  • Experience with network emulation hardware/software tool SHUNRA.
  • Experience in Physical cabling, IP addressing, configuring and supporting TCP/IP.
  • Strong general management, negotiation, inter-personal, communication and team building skills.
  • Efficient at use of Microsoft VISIO/Office as technical documentation and presentation tools.
  • Responsible for Check Point and Cisco ASA firewall administration across global networks.
  • Experience working with Nexus 7K, 5K, 2K devices.
  • Experience with convert Checkpoint VPN rules over to the Cisco ASA solution. Migration with both Checkpoint and Cisco ASA VPN experience.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Operating Systems: DOS, Windows 95/98, Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7/8

IP Routing: RIPv1, RIPv2, BGP, OSPF, IGRP, EIGRP

Communication Protocols: TCP/IP, UDP, DHCP, DNS, ICMP, SNMP, ARP, RARP, PPP, HDLC, and ISDN

Topologies: Frame Relay, ATM, T1, T3, OC3, OC12, OC48, Ethernet, Cable Modem, xDSL and Wireless

Network Peripherals: Hubs, Cisco switches (2900, 2924, 2950, 3550, 3560, 4000, 5500, 6500, 6509, 6513,), Cisco routers (2600, 2800, 3640, 3700, 3825, 7200, 7204, 7206), Cisco PIX500 series, Cisco ASA 5500 series, Cisco 1200 Aironet Access Points, CSU/DSUs, network cards and Modems

Network Management Tools: Whatsup, MRTG, HP Open view, Cisco WAN manager, Cisco works 2000

Software: Microsoft Office 97/2000, MS Visio

Firewall Security: Cisco ASA, Juniper SRX, Checkpoint, Palo Alto.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Confidential, East Brunswick, NJ

Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Worked extensively in Configuring, Monitoring and Troubleshooting Cisco ASA's 5585.
  • Responsible for Cisco ASA firewall administration, Rule Analysis, Rule Modification.
  • Implementation of Access Lists for allowing/blocking desired traffic.
  • Packet capturing, troubleshooting on network problems, identifying and fixing problems.
  • Worked in Datacenters environment, configuration changes as per the needs of company.
  • Innovated with support of Palo Alto for remote and mobile users and for analyzing files for malware in a separate (cloud-based) process that does not impact stream processing.
  • Performed Configuration on ASR 9K Pairs includes HSRP, Bundle Ethernet Config, Assigning DHCP profiles.
  • Responsible for managing activities, Upgrading IOS - Upgrading hardware and installing new devices, Tuning (Configuration), make standardization for the topology Configured, installed, & managed DHCP, DNS, & WINS servers
  • Implemented Cisco ASA 5500 series and checkpoint R 75 firewalls.
  • Configuring objects such as Load Balancer pools for local traffic management on F5 Load Balancers.
  • Configuring VLANs/routing/NATing with the firewalls as per the network design.
  • Experience in establishing NIC bonding/ teaming, IP aliasing.
  • Worked on Transformation project.
  • Deploying and decommission of VLANs on core ASR 9K, Nexus 9K, 7K, 5K, and its downstream devices and also configure 2k, 3k,7k series Routers.
  • Configuring and resolving various OSPF issues in an OSPF multi area environment.
  • Worked on F5 LTM, GTM series like 6400, 6800, 8800 for the corporate applications and their availability.
  • Implemented, configured BGP WAN routing, converting OSPF routes to BGP (OSPF in local routing).
  • IOS upgrade in Nexus 7010 through ISSU (In service software upgrade.
  • Installed and maintained Cisco and F5 Load Balancer and documentation.
  • Installing, configuring Cisco Catalyst switches 6500, 3750 & 3550 series and configured routing protocol OSPF, EIGRP, BGP with Access Control lists implemented as per Network Design.
  • Implementing, configuring, and troubleshooting various routing protocols like RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP etc.
  • Good knowledge in systems integration, software hardware emulation experience.
  • Perform setup of test scenarios, both hardware and software components, and perform troubleshooting.
  • Configured the Cisco IOS XR security features in both owner SDR and non-owner SDRs.
  • Configured legacy route map configurations using the new Cisco IOS XR Routing Protocol Language (RPL).
  • Created documents for various platforms including Nexus 7k, ASR9k, and ASR1k enabling successful deployment of new devices on the network
  • Configuring, implementing and troubleshooting VLAN’s, VTP, STP, Trunking, Ether channels.
  • Designing, implementing LAN/WAN configurations on Cisco 5K, catalyst 6500 switches.
  • Configured Virtual Device Context in Nexus 7k series switch.
  • Strong knowledge on networking concepts like TCP/IP, Routing and Switching.
  • Designed, configured, implemented site-site VPN on cisco ASA 5500 firewall.
  • Implemented, configured redundancy protocols HSRP, VRRP, GLBP for Default Gateway Redundancy.
  • Configured Load Balancing methods in F5 LTM and also configured the virtual server.
  • Worked with Checkpoints, ASA’s (Other Remote sites), Palo Alto’s
  • Worked in projects converting P2P circuits into MPLS circuits, commissioning and decommissioning of the MPLS circuits.
  • Performed network monitoring, providing analysis using various tools like Wire shark, Solar winds etc.
  • Provided proactive threat defense with ASA that stops attacks before they spread through the network.

Environment: Cisco 2948/3560/4500/3560/3750/3550/3500/ switches and Cisco 3640/1200/7200/3845/3600/2800 routers, Cisco Nexus 7K/5K/2K, Cisco ASA 500, Checkpoint, windows server 2003/2008: F5 BIGIP LTM, RIP, OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, LAN, WAN, VPN, HSRP

Confidential, Parsippany, NJ

Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Worked extensively in Configuring, Monitoring and Troubleshooting Cisco's ASA 5500.
  • Implementation of Access Lists for allowing/blocking desired traffic.
  • Configuring VLANs/routing/NATing with the firewalls as per the network design.
  • Responsible for Cisco ASA firewall administration, Rule Analysis, Rule Modification.
  • Performing software upgrades on HP load controllers and generators.
  • Worked on change management documentation of Network infrastructure design using Microsoft Visio.
  • Configuring, Installing and troubleshooting on Check Point Devices.
  • Worked with CSM, F5 (LTM) Load balancers to provide efficient switching and routing for local and global traffic.
  • Performed OSPF, BGP, DHCP Profile, HSRP, IPV6, Bundle Ethernet implementation on ASR 9K redundant pair.
  • Perform setup of test scenarios, both hardware and software components, and perform troubleshooting.
  • Managed health check of Network devices this is involves upgrading IOS on every quarter after checking the vulnerability of IOS and reviewing the configuration.
  • Configuring, implementing and troubleshooting VLAN’s, VTP, STP, Trunking, Ether channels.
  • Designing, implementing LAN/WAN configurations on Cisco 5K, catalyst 6500 switches.
  • Installing, configuring Cisco Catalyst switches 6500, 3750 & 3550 series and configured routing protocol OSPF, EIGRP, BGP with Access Control lists implemented as per Network Design.
  • Designed, configured, implemented site-site VPN on cisco ASA 5500 firewall.
  • Implemented, configured redundancy protocols HSRP, VRRP, GLBP for Default Gateway Redundancy.
  • Converted P2P circuits into MPLS circuits, commissioning and decommissioning of the MPLS circuits for branch offices.
  • Configuring and resolving various OSPF issues in an OSPF multi area environment,
  • Implemented, configured BGP WAN routing, converting OSPF routes to BGP (OSPF in local routing).
  • Performed load balancing and application level redundancy by deploying F5 BIG-IP LTM 3900
  • Packet capturing, troubleshooting on network problems with Wireshark, identifying and fixing problems.
  • Adding and removing checkpoint firewall policies based on various project requirements
  • Commissioning and decommissioning, configuring, URL and Web filtering, SSL Certificates, monitoring, SNMP traps, logging, blocking on Palo Alto devices, migrating from one network to other.
  • Troubleshooting of Cisco 2800, 2900, 3900, 7200, 7600, ASR9k, CRS Series routers
  • Implementing, configuring, and troubleshooting various routing protocols like RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP etc.
  • Performing network monitoring, providing analysis using various tools like Wireshark, Solar winds etc.
  • Provided proactive threat defense with ASA that stops attacks before they spread through the network.
  • Adding and removing checkpoint firewall policies based on the requirements of various project requirements.
  • Provided application level redundancy and availability by deploying F5 load balancers LTM
  • Designed and implemented DMZ for Web servers, Mail servers & FTP Servers using Cisco ASA5500 Firewalls.
  • Worked extensively on Cisco ASA 5500(5510/5540) Series, experience with convert PIX rules over to the Cisco ASA solution.
  • Worked on migration of existing PIX firewall to ASA firewall, PIX OS upgrade from 6.3 to 7.0.
  • Design and Implement DMZ for FTP, Web and Mail Servers with CISCO PIX 506, PIX515
  • Worked extensively on Cisco ASA 5500(5510/5540) Series, experience with convert PIX rules over to the Cisco ASA solution.
  • Building the VPN tunnel and VPN encryption.

Environment: Cisco 2948/3560/4500/3560/3750/3550/3500/ switches and Cisco 3640/1200/7200/3845/3600/2800 routers, Cisco Nexus 7K/5K/2K, Cisco ASA 500, Checkpoint, windows server 2003/2008: F5 BIGIP LTM, RIP, OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, LAN, WAN, VPN, HSRP

Confidential

Project Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Managing and configuring Cisco Switches, Aruba Wireless devices, Cisco Access Points and Routers independently.
  • Providing Technical Support and solutions for Network Problems.
  • Creating and managing user accounts to all team members in partner environment.
  • LAN cabling in compliance with CAT6 standards; Installing new hardware and swap out hardware physically.
  • Worked with Cisco IOS, NX-IOS, IOS-XR.
  • Managed VPN, IPSec, Endpoint-Security, status policy, Application control, IPS, Monitoring, Anti-Spam, Smart Provisioning, DLP using Checkpoint Firewalls.
  • Maintenance and configuration of Cisco ASR1000 series and 7200VXR routers at data center and deployment of 3900, 3800, 2951 and 2821 for branch connectivity.
  • Hands on using crimp tools, punch down tools to punch cables to the 110 data/voice blocks.
  • Communicating and escalating tickets with service providers for network outage issues.
  • Managing the DNS entries using Infoblox.
  • Configuring and implementing F5 BIG-IP, LTM, GTM load balancers to maintain global and local traffic.
  • Monitoring Network infrastructure using SNMP tools HP NNM, Solar-winds, and Opnet.
  • Escalation of procedures and customer notifications.
  • Worked on Physical site; latency and slowness issues in transmitting results within internal quest network.
  • Involved in complete LAN, WAN, Extranet redesign (including IP address planning, designing, installation, pre configuration of network equipment, testing, and maintenance) in both Campus and Branch networks.
  • Configuring and implementing F5 BIG-IP Load balancer.
  • Installed, configured and set security policies on cisco and checkpoint firewalls, VPN.
  • Worked extensively in Configuring, Monitoring and Troubleshooting Cisco's ASA 5500/PIX security appliance, Failover DMZ zoning & configuring VLANs/routing/NATing with the firewalls as per the design.
  • Design and configuring of OSPF, BGP on Juniper Routers and SRX Firewalls.
  • Configuring ASA Firewall and accept/reject rules for network traffic.
  • Designing, implementing LAN/WAN configurations on Cisco 5K, catalyst 6500 switches.
  • Installing, configuring Cisco Catalyst switches 6500, 3750 & 3550 series and configured routing protocol OSPF, EIGRP, BGP with Access Control lists implemented as per Network Design.
  • Expertise in maintenance of layer2 switching tasks which advocate VLAN, VTP, STP, RSTP, PVST, RPVST, configuring of ether channel with LACP and PAGP along with troubleshooting of inter-VLAN routing.
  • Packet capturing, troubleshooting on network problems with Wireshark, identifying and fixing problems.
  • Implementing, configuring, and troubleshooting various routing protocols like RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP etc.
  • Performing network monitoring, providing analysis using various tools like Wireshark, Solar winds etc.

Environment: Cisco 2948/3560/4500/3560/3750/3550/3500/ switches and Cisco 3640/ 0/3845/3600/2800 routers, Cisco Nexus 7K/5K, Cisco ASA 500, F5 BIGIP LTM, RIP, OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, LAN, WAN, VPN, HSRP

Confidential

Network Engineer

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementation and day to day operations of all associated hubs, routers, bridges, gateways and related equipment
  • Troubleshoot wireless backhaul network providing MPLS, PNNI, VPLS, Layer3 VPN, Layer2 VPN, and ATM services to product carrying 160 GB traffic. Multi service routers that perform Layer 2 and Layer3 functionality.
  • Managed fast Layer 3 switched/routed LAN/WAN infrastructure as a part of Network team. The LAN consisted of Cisco campus model of Cisco 3550 at access layer, Cisco 6513 at distribution/core layer.
  • Perform service assured upgrades on Multi Service router caring 160 GB traffic capacity. Troubleshoot and recover traffic outages within average recovery timeframe.
  • Collect crash info files from routers and execute system engineer command to analyze logs for root cause analysis (RCA), traffic affecting outages and trouble causing nodes.
  • Implemented the security architecture for highly complex transport and application architectures addressing well known vulnerabilities and using access control lists that would serve as their primary security on their core & failover firewalls
  • Build customer wireless network backhaul for root cause analysis of network using knowledge management solution.
  • Involved in documentation for WAN technologies T1/T3.
  • Test production and database in lab by rebuilding production network scenario to determine bug from router system.
  • Used Wire-shark as scanning and sniffing tools.
  • Delivered hand in Creating load balancing policies using BGP attributes like Local Preference, AS-Path, MED, Community etc.
  • Maintained LAN and gave support on Layer 1 and Layer 2.
  • Configured VLANs with 802.1q tagging. Configured Trunk groups, ether channels, and Spanning tree for creating Access/distribution and core layer switching architecture.

Environment: Cisco 2960/3550/3750 switches and Cisco 1200/7200/3845/2800 routers, LAN, WAN, Infoblox, VPN

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