principal network engineer resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Has been always looking for challenging positions, where I can translate my experience, expertise, skills and abilities into value for an organization. During this journey, I’ve accomplished networking professional with over 14 years of hands-on experience with multi-vendor heterogeneous networks in terms of design and operations at scale. Strong technical, analytical, and leadership skills, effective communication, and interpersonal skills, ability to accept and learn from criticism, able to work well under pressure, strong team player, flexible and adaptable, proficient time management skills, having a positive and can-do attitude.

  • Data Center Networking Solution Architecture (On-Premises, Private/ Public Cloud): Overlay BGP in Web-Scale Datacenter, MP-BGP EVPN, VXLAN, SDN, Cisco L3 Fabric ACI/Nexus, OpenStack and AWS networking
  • TCP/IP Routing & Switching protocols: BGP in Datacenter/ WAN, OSPF, EIGRP, Multicast, switching technologies/ protocols
  • Network security solutions (several vendors): Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto, FortiGate
  • Project and Team Management: Leading Team & Projects, Strategic direction, leading purchase planning, vendor relationships
  • Network Automation & Tooling: Programing Language (Python), Data structure, CI/CD (Travis-CI, GitLab), Infrastructure provisioning (Terraform), Endpoint Management (Ansible) and Source control (Git)
  • WAN Network Services and infrastructures: SD-WAN (Cisco and Juniper solution), BGP, MPLS Core & VPNs, QOS
  • Vendor Technologies" Cisco Products, Juniper Products, Brocade Products, Cumulus
  • Academic knowledge: Algorithm Design (divide and concur, greedy, dynamic, …), data science (Visualization, ML and Data Mining)
Work History
12/2015 to Current Principal Network Engineer Advance Auto Parts | Salina, KS,
  • Designed, deployed, maintained and deeply troubleshooted global enterprise datacenters across different geolocations (on-Premises, & cloud).
  • Migrated Enterprise traditional Datacenter to Three-Tier Clos Networks (Facebook Datacenter model) by Automatable overlay BGP Configuration on Bare metal switches (Cumulus technology).
  • Migrated Enterprise traditional Datacenter to new SDN technology (Cisco L3 ACI Fabric network with multi-tenancy).
  • Migrated Enterprise traditional Datacenter to public cloud (AWS).
  • Deployed fully virtual multi-tenants Datacenter stack with Bare metal servers in the public/private cloud Via KVM, OpenStack solution
  • Designed and worked on SD-WAN project.
  • Tooled and automated network devices and run network CI/CD (Gitlab, Python and Terraform).
  • Re-designed and deployed BGP load balancing/ Sharing in WAN block.
  • Installed and configured and worked with variant vendor like Cisco switches/ Routers/ firewalls, Juniper firewalls/ switches, F5 load .balancer and etc.
  • Run POC on deferent type of technologies and projects
  • Communicated regularly with senior management and both technical and non-technical personnel to build effective cross-functional teams and ensure accuracy, consistency, problem-solving, and on-time project completion.
01/2015 to 12/2015 Senior Network Engineer Computer Services, Inc. | Amarillo, TX,
  • Designed & implied of Datacenter, Campus LAN for District Office Schools.

Provided network hands-on implementation services in project environments.

· Produced high/medium-level network Design, and Post Implementation Documentation.

· Designed and Implemented Datacenters based on Cisco Nexus & UCS products.

  • Developed Project Scope and timelines.
  • Performed Configuration of Datacenter Firewalls ASA, Palo Alto, Barracuda.
  • Installed and Configured Cisco Nexus N7K, N5K, N2K Switches, 68xx Switches, Cisco router 44xx.
  • Prepared Technical documentation (Low Level and High-Level Design Documentation, Network Implementation Plans, Migration Plans, Acceptance Test Procedures/Plan handling).
  • Developed of Customer proof of concept designs and executions.
06/2006 to 11/2014 Network Engineer Altamira | Tampa, FL,
  • Designed & implemented & supported various Datacenter s and campus Networks.
  • Designed & implemented NOC (RAMS, NNM, Cisco Works, ANA, ISC, and CNS).
  • Deployed MPLS VPNs, BGP, Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE) and QOS on Cisco 7600 series routers.
  • Designed & implemented Security Solution: MARS Appliance, Remote Access Solution, site-to-site VPN (IPsec), Tripwire (change manageable software).
  • Researched new technologies and calculated future needs to achieve accurate capacity planning.
  • Developed implemented and monitored service level agreements with staff and customers, ensuring compliance and quick resolution of specific issues.
  • Managed multiple projects, including VMware plan, Backup plan, Monitoring Services, Documentation of network infrastructure, improve Routers and switches configuration.
  • Facilitated weekly team meetings, individual consulting, and quarterly performance evaluations to motivate team members and foster a cohesive work environment.
  • Administrated and Supervised WAN black & switch black.
  • Administrated and Supervised Microsoft services (Active Directory, DHCP, DNS …).
  • Configured Cisco VPN 3000 Concentrator to allow VPN clients.
  • Configured Traffic Shaping to optimize utilization on the network.
  • Designed and implemented a remote dial-up solution for clients.
  • Configured Cisco Pix / ASA, FortiGate, Cyberoam firewalls.
  • Implemented Cisco Secure Access Control Server (ACS 4.0) for Tacacs+/ Radius.
  • Implemented Orion Network Performance Management (SolarWinds).
  • Provided network documentation.
  • Configured multiple routing protocols such as RIP, OSPF, and EIGRP.
Expected in 09/2021 to to Master of Science | Computer Science Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ GPA:
Expected in 09/2012 to to Master of Science | Computer Networking Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, GPA:
Expected in 03/2006 to to Bachelor of Science | Computer Science University of Tabriz, Tabriz, GPA:
  • CISCO: CCIE S&R-wr, CCNP Service Provider, CCNP S&R, CCDP
  • Brocade: BCNA, BCNP, FICON, VRouter, Ethernet Fabric Professional, L 4-7 Professional
  • Microsoft: MCSA 2012, MCITP 2008, MCSE Security 2003, (MSP)
  • Open Stack: OS100,200,300

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  • Amirkabir University of Technology
  • University of Tabriz

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