I am an experiencedIT Network Management, Consulting and Operations leader with 22years' experience and a hands on background in IT Operationsand Business ApplicationsSystems architecture, design, management, implementation and operations. Develop, implement and operate organizational and business processes to address Operational and Services Assurance Incident, Security, Problem, Knowledge and Change levels of service across internal and external Customer bases. Drive continuous improvement during project and program management exercises to insure success and repeatability. Strong background in ITIL, ITSM, eTOM and FCAPS models. Work with Vendors and Partners to deliver services and end ensure SLA and agreements are executed within SOW agreements.
Customer Facing, Program Management, Project Management, OSS Development and Architecture, Performance Reporting, Business Intelligence, SOW, Contracts, Pre Sales, Vendor Management, Budget Opex and Capex, Professional Services, Delivery, Change Management, Disaster Recovery, Systems setup and Integration , ITIL Service Management Systems, Asset Management, Team Leadership, Configuration Management, Transition Management, UCM, Wireless, Wireline, Wireless Networks GSM,CDMA Data Networks, DWDM, Optical Transport, SNMP, MIB, API, SOA, Actuate, Middleware MQSeries, JMS ,TDM, MEN, VOIP, PSTN, IP, VPN, MPLS, PERL, Presentation development, Microsoft, ITIL, TL9000, eTOM, SCRUM, Agile Development, Remedy, TTI Netrac, NetCracker, Tivoli Netcool ITNM, TBSM,IMPACT, Precision HP NNM, NNMI, PI, DDM,OM
Program Managing Consultant
Program managingthe software release testing functions for a large 900 person outsource from the largest US carrier of voice, data, wireless and Television content. Provide consulting services to Customers in Service Assurance and Incident response process from tools and platforms to business processes. Manage Senior Technical staff of Subject Matter experts across all verticals defining the roadmap profitability advancements across the program. Provide forward looking process development to SDN based Network and impacts on current Service Assurance and Incident response tools and processes. Lead the design of SNMP, TL1, Syslog, WSDL,Corba, and various other Service Assurance based protocols, CMDB, topology, etc. testing activities for ITSM platforms.
Full life cycle consulting primarily focused on Network Operations and Network Operations Center NOC functions in Network provider and Cable MSO markets. Key focus areas in Tools capabilities in the Performance, Service Assurance and Reporting/Presentation areas. Analyze operational processes and tools evaluating effectiveness for the business processes they are expected to support. Drive contracts from Proposal, Delivery and Post sales support and delivery of services.
Design and implement OSS and Performance Reporting solutions in support of the Global NOC operational model building IBM based solutions TeMip, Micromuse, NetCool, Cognos SevOne solutions to support Terrestrial network an up/down link from deployed Satellite network. Primary roles include Performance Portal/BI Prime, OSS Vendor contract performance and SOW adherence for tool suite capabilities. Work with the Data Operations Center and Video Operations Centers DOC and VOC to gather operational requirements and drive those into Service Capabilities Documents and work with Sales teams to ensure Service definitions and capabilities are in alignment.
Provide OSS/BSS and Performance Reporting Analytics Systems and Operational consulting services for pre and post sales of professional services developed and deployed by Wipro. Define and develop interface mappings taking business needs and translating them to technical requirements. Lead delivery of ITIL/ITSM based solutions to solve complex network management and integration issues for small, medium and large Customers spanning multiple vertical and horizontal markets. Handle escalations for various work streams and off shore development efforts. Interface with Customer to develop and project manage SOW and deliverables. Manage software vendor relationships and delivery expectations. Develop SOW's with vendors that align with Customer contracts and expectations. Lead and develop demonstrations and proof of concept implementations to showcase functionality of proposed solutions. Implemented NNMI platform integrated with BMC BPPM platform and Remedy 7.X . I personally built in NNMI 8.X, 9.0 and 9.1 configurations to support over 700 element types, designing fault management and alarm handling from SNMP MIBS to include management Events, Custom Correlations, Enrichments etc. Lead the development and implementation of Performance data collection and Data mining systems implementation. Designed and implemented Custom Polled collections to collect and raise events from SNMP counters and tables. This implementation covers Servers, Applications, Data, Voice, VoIP, Optical and Wireless Devices.
Provide independent Consulting Services for Data Network Management and Network Configuration services for clients to include: Pre Sales Engineering Services, Complex VoIP implementations, Design review and complex network provisioning services.
Lead the development and deployment of Managed Services capabilities into an OSS provider, allowing them to capitalize on their own tools to provide services in a cost effective model resulting in increased and stable annuity based revenue streams. Drive OSS model and architecture design through to deployment. Lead engineers to build out, document, isolate and correct complex network, software, database and server configuration issues in the implementation of OSS and automation software. Configure and groom Customer network elements for management. Meet with and present OSS and Network Management solutions to Customers for RFP responses.
Manage the National Transmission Surveillance Department responsible for 20 exempt/nonexempt engineers providing 1st level support for the domestic long distance backbone transmission network. Support group consists of DXC Management, Transport Management and Housekeeping and Telemetry groups providing real time support to ensure the network maintains or exceeds 99.9998 availability. Ensure that departmental budget is in line with forecasted expectations. Lead and develop Engineers in the remote isolation, troubleshooting, field coordination, and follow up for MCI's Digital Radio, Asynchronous, and Synchronous Network. Network consists of over 4000 sites supporting multiplex equipment ranging from DS1 through OC12, transmission equipment ranging for OC3 through OC192, and DXC equipment from DSO through OC12. SONET network consists of over 28,000 Nortel OC48/OC192 Network Elements. Provide remote Provisioning of DS3, STS1, and OC12 transmission paths. Ensure stability of various monitoring platforms utilizing various technologies TCP/IP, X.25, Fast Ethernet, Token Ring, and dial up analog circuits. Administer multiple NT Servers and associated workstations. Successfully integrated TeMip based OSS platform. Provide informal/formal technical training for department. Manage projects as assigned. Prior to moving into Network Management, I was responsible for the operation and maintenance of all lightwave and digital radio equipment in the Greensboro area ensuring 100 availability of transmission equipment. Other duties included: fiber splicing, relocation and upgrade projects to increase fiber count through new fiber cable or Wave Division Multiplexing technology, equipment upgrades, site power plant, fiber locates.