Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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  • India:
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  • single:
  • Troubleshooting network issues
  • Network operations
  • Network engineering
  • Firewalls and endpoint security
  • Cisco wireless routers and switches
  • VXLAN designs and troubleshooting
  • Infrastructure planning and design
  • Switching protocols
  • Network configuration
  • Security technologies

AWS Solutions Architect Assosiate

Senior Network Engineer, 11/2017 - Current
Clifton Larson Allen Indianapolis, IN,
  • · Worked on designing a cost effect WAN strategy for all remote locations by moving WAN connectivity from MPLS to Equinix facility.
  • · Involved in redesigning data center connectivity for the various acquisitions Ascena did over the past few years.
  • · Supported application teams to migration servers from Connecticut data center to Ohio with minimal impact by performing a L2 extension between Data Centers.
  • · Involved in various POC projects to build a DR site for the company which includes Cisco ACI, VXLAN using cisco 9K switches.
  • · Implemented cloud connectivity to various partners using Equinix sites which decreased turnaround time for application teams to start using the platform.
  • · Designed and Implemented Firewalls at Equinix to inspect and filter traffic from cloud providers to Ascena.
  • · Involved in migrating three applications from Ascena data center to AWS.
  • · Involved in redesigning distribution centers network infrastructure which includes hardware refresh and wireless re-design.
  • · Performed Site surveys to design Wireless deployments at Distribution centers and corporate remote offices.
  • · Created scripts on cisco prime to migrate over 700 wireless connectivity to a new controller in the Ohio Data center.
  • · Performed core switch Upgrades on cisco 7710 switches in primary and secondary data center.
  • · High level understating on traffic flows from corporates offices, distribution centers and all store environments.
  • · Performed various store standardization across 3700 stores Ascena owns across all brands.
  • · Involved in the design, development and implementation of DMVPN over BGP for ANN stores infrastructure and carried regular production support for any incidents.
  • · In depth analysis of ANN current routing and data center connectivity and migrating services to the Ascena Data centers.
  • · Implemented various POC for redesigning store environment to SD-WAN with Meraki, VeloCloud and Cradle point
  • · Involved in setting-up Ansible to start automating some day to day tasks.
  • · Configured and set-up store labs for new Point of Sale systems for ANN store migrations to Ascena Standards.
  • · Responsible for Layer I, II and III troubleshooting, while maintaining trouble ticket tracking, following internal/external escalation procedures.
  • · Involved in documenting and standardizing the ANN store network vlan structure and routing on how they reach to applications.
  • · Migrated SNMP from version2 to version3 on all remote sites in United States and Canada and implemented in New Jersey Data center network.
  • · Implementation and Proactive Monitoring of MPLS (MPLS-VPN), QoS (Layer2 and Layer3) and BGP technology.
  • · Involved in Configuring and implementing of Composite Network models consists of Cisco7600, 7200, 3800 series and ASR 9k, ASR 5k, ASR 5500 routers and Cisco 2950, 3500, 5500, 6500 Series switches.
  • · High level understating of retail store network design and Ascena corporate routing and switching across multiple Data Centers around the globe.
  • · Created scripts for major change management roll outs FOR ANN store network standardization which includes Ascena ACL naming and Router standards.
  • · Performed routing validation for ANN stores between MPLS and DMVPN connections.
  • · Tested and designed network merger of ANN with Ascena network by re addressing various corporate networks to avoid duplication.
  • · Created Visio diagrams if the current set-up and proposed various approaches for re-designing their existing network infrastructure.
  • · Experience working with security appliances like Cisco ASA, Palo Alto and F5 load balancers
  • · Providing production support by troubleshooting active network issues and on-call support for severity one network outages.
  • · Migrated multiples Cisco 5525 firewalls to 5585 context based firewall.
  • · Experience working on various routing protocols like EIGRP, BGP, OSPF.
  • · Trained Ascena team in India on various routing accepts in the corporate and store environment.
  • · Worked closely with application team on understanding the requirement and proposing a viable network solution on how the application needs to be deployed.
  • · Worked on setting up various wireless environments using cisco and Meraki Wireless infrastructure and also performed in-depth troubleshooting of any wireless issues.
  • · Troubleshooting any bandwidth issues with stores or corporate environment using solar winds and live action.
  • · Performed mass store changes using scripting the changes on solar winds.
  • · Assisted and deployed building various corporate locations and also worked on consolidating data centers for cost effectiveness.
  • · Working directly with the security teams on providing remediation’s for various security vulnerabilities.
Senior Network Engineer, 03/2017 - 11/2017
Clifton Larson Allen West Hartford, CT,
  • Performed wireless site surveys using Ekahau and AirMagnet in corporate offices and Distribution centers.
  • Worked on a designing various wireless upgrade projects which included upgrading the wireless from Cisco to Aruba by deploying suitable model of access points depending on the requirement.
  • Experience working with cross vendor platform which include Cisco Routers, HP Switched and Aruba Access Points.
  • Detailed understanding of hardware requirements to setup networks in various business sites like NPS, CHH and MED.
  • Configured and supported routing protocols such as EIGRP and BGP based network and troubleshooting layer 2 and 3 related issues during site deployments.
  • Created various bandwidth reports using network analysis tools like Live Action.
  • Deploying IWAN using Cisco 4331 routers for better WAN optimization.
  • Created various reports on bandwidth analysis and circuit utilizations to mitigate any slowness and identify potential circuit upgrades.
  • · Hands-on expertise in configuring, maintenance and troubleshooting Aruba WLAN controller and wireless access points AP214, 215,225,315,325 and 275.
  • Created detailed network design documents which included routing, switching and wireless traffic flows.
  • Zscaler by creating tunnels on the remote sites to allow all internet traffic for all users in the location.
Senior Network Engineer, 03/2014 - 03/2017
Clifton Larson Allen Madison, WI,

· Involved in the design, development and migration of store connectivity from MPLS to DMVPN.

· Redesigned London corporate office routing from RIP to OSPF and WAN connectivity from static routing to BGP.

· Responsible for Layer I, II and III troubleshooting, while maintaining trouble ticket tracking, following internal/external escalation procedures.

· Created scripts for major change roll outs to store environment using Forti manager, Cisco prime and SolarWinds

· Migrated SNMP from version2 to version3 for all remote sites and store networks.

· Provided production support by troubleshooting active network issues and on-call support for severity one network outages.

· Involved in documenting and standardizing the VLAN naming convention for all corporate locations networks for NAC deployment.

· Performed quarterly failover tests between Head ends for all coach brands to validate failover connectivity.

· Involved in network merger of Stuart Weitzman corporate office and data center resources.

· Involved in designing data center consolidation with Stuart Weitzman to cut costs.

· Created Visio diagrams of the current set-up and proposed various approaches for re-designing existing network infrastructure.

· Maintained network related tools like Cisco prime, Aruba, Net Scout, Forti Manager and solar winds.

· Configured and deployed Cisco 2504 Wireless LAN Controllers and Fortinet-60D firewalls.

· Created reports on Cisco Prime, solar winds, Forti-analyzer to monitor network performance and usage.

· Involved in Store Re-design POC’s for network across china, Europe and japan stores using Fortinet and Cisco Meraki.

· Worked on re-designing routing for back-up WAN connectivity between DR and main datacenter locations, this involved changing routing from RIP to OSPF.

Education and Training
Master of Science: Electrical Engineering, Expected in 2014
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering - Brooklyn, NY,

GPA: 3.3

Bachelor of Engineering: Electronics & Communication, Expected in 2012
Sathyabama University - India,

GPA: 3.5

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