Network Architect (Department of State) | 07/2020 to Current Company Name - City, State
Spearheaded and led major network installation and upgrade project to include deployment of new Cisco WLC, and Cisco ISE 2.7. New features provided organization with new wireless captive portal for guest user registration using Cisco ISE for BYOD and 802.1x certificate based authentication for enterprise devices closing various security issues with previously dated solutions.
Deployed Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.8 and configured all network devices including ASA's, switches, and routers providing enterprise unified dashboard for wired and wireless monitoring which increased daily efficiency of day to day network operations.
Mitigated risk by analyzing complex computer systems to assess vulnerabilities providing robust routing solutions VPN's, OSPF and BGP routing protocols their by simplifying network design, and providing scalability to future design.
Troubleshot and maintained all networking devices and infrastructure across enterprise including switches, routers, firewalls, and VMware environment.
Network Virtualization Engineer (USCG) | 01/2020 to 06/2020 Company Name - City, State
Managed and monitored all installed systems for highest level of availability in USCG virtualization environment including multiple ESXI clusters & datacenter, VCenter 6.0, 6.5, Horizon View.
Monitored and tested application performance to identify potential bottlenecks, develop solutions, and collaborate with developers on solution implementation to optimize Virtual Desktop Environment (VDI) including deployment of multiple Unified Access Gateway across different geolocated POP's, and provided route design consultation for internal and external network design element surrounding VDI and VCenter environment.
Worked closely with customers, internal staff and other stakeholders to determine planning, implementation and integration of system-oriented projects to include deployment transition of VDI Environment and relevance to existing NIPRNET circuit design and impact to migration to JRSS circuit path.
Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
Lead Network Engineer/Architect (USCG) | 02/2016 to 12/2019 Company Name - City, State
Development and implementation of transition plan for existing static tunneling architecture incorporating multiple point to point tunnels into smallest number of DMVPN domains across 1000 sites using multiple disconnected MPLS carriers to include multi-VRF solution using MP-BGP. Solution provided simplification of tunneling from original VRF-lite solution, and providing future proof design for additional scalability
Routing architecture redesign to including fail-over to utilize multiple POP's and load balancing based on circuit bandwidth and availability, which includes backward compatibility to legacy design POP and also future proof route design for JRSS utilization
Design of Virtual Port Channels (VPC) on Nexus NXOS and integration with data center ESXI Link Aggregation Groups (LAG) for additional redundancy and fail over efficiency
Implemented Two-Factor Authentication for both SIPRNET and NIPRNET network devices totaling approximately 5000 managed devices utilizing Cisco Access Control Secure (ACS) and RSA SecurID, which allowed customer to close security gaps from simplified local login
Designed Cisco ACS Server and SecurID policies to separate and limit privileges in ordnance with USCG cyber security requirements to effectively meet reporting requirements for privileged users within network environment
Transitioned customer from legacy Cisco LAN Management System to regionally distributed Cisco Prime Infrastructure (CPI) architecture. New functionality within CPI allowed expansion of network automation by expanding scope of users capable of using management tool. Additionally designed and implemented using CPI network device configuration auditing capabilities based on Defense Information System Agency (DISA) security technical implementation guides (STIGs)
Created multiple automation scripts for LAN/WAN management using Cisco Prime Infrastructure API and PowerShell thereby saving countless man hours
Conducted periodic DISA STIG review and hardening of devices within network to include L2/L3 OSI model devices to ensure continued compliance with USCG environment
Managed number of projects from infancy to full scale deployment which included meeting with various stakeholders at different technical levels, extracting requirements, and designing schedules with milestones
Information Systems Technician | 06/2012 to 02/2016 Company Name - City, State
Created Visual Basic application to gather network device port information . Users could use Visual Basic UI to configure ports and verify appropriate port configuration, which allowed less experienced administrators to easily provision network access
Managed and implemented upgrade of end of life network equipment to include 100 network switches spread throughout southern Florida
Organized migration of 1400 Windows Vista workstations to Windows 7 using combination of tools including SCCM OSD, local windows deployment servers, and CD media
Supported nearly 3000 end users in south Florida to provided hardware and software troubleshooting in variety issues in person, by phone, and via web
Provided support for Private Branch Exchange phone system for multiple sites supporting nearly 1500 phones
Administered 30 Microsoft Windows Servers, 1400 workstations, and 300 printers
George Mason University - City | Master of ScienceTelecommunications, 05/2018
Graduated with 3.7 GPA
Majored in Advanced Routing Protocols
Pennsylvania State University | Bachelor of ScienceInformation Science And Technology , 09/2008
Graduated with 3.4 GPA
Major in Database Administration
Expert Network/System Engineer with years of experience in designing, implementing and maintaining medium/large networks. Currently employed but seeking new and exciting scope of work.
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