Senior Network Engineer Led multi-vendor multinational engineering teams up to 10. Accomplished Network Architect: Migrated , Consolidated and Lifecycle Renewed multiple data centers as Senior Engineer for HP, LyondellBasell and Enron Oil and Gas.
The past 5 years one of the principal network engineers across 14 leading brands at North America's only vertically integrated travel, hospitality, and leisure resort management company. Re-engineered and Transformed end of life and end of service eCommerce network for a $ 3.5 multi-billion dollar per year multinational company; Lifecyle Refreshed data, voice, data center and PCI compliance with zero trust security model; Developed vision and strategy for Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) engineering, embracing continuous improvement.
IP Routing Protocols (OSPF, BGP, MBGP, PfRv3 and PIM)
Remote Worker, Problem Solver, initiative-taking communicator, Leadership on global teams
Riverbed 5050 Steelhead and Cisco WAAS WAN Acceleration
Traditional Data Centers Cisco Nexus (NX-OS), Nexus 7k, 5k and 2k Switches, Cisco VPC & VSS
Wide Area Networking (iWAN / SDWAN, DMVPN) Virtual Private Networking, Managed WAN Services, SDWAN by Silver-Peak
Firewall Management, VPNs, SSL, Cisco ASA, Next-Gen Firepower Threat Defense, Web Application Firewall with Incapsula by Imperva
ollaboration platforms, WebEx, GoToMeeting, Zoom, Slack, Office 365, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Teams
Data Centers Migrations, (Cisco and HP) Data Center Interconnect OTV, QinQ, IBM SoftLayer Direct Connect, Equinix Cloud Connect, Hybrid Multiple-Cloud
Infrastructure as a Service IBM SoftLayer, VMWare Horizon Cloud, Equinix - Cloud Connections, Vyatta Router / Firewall
Continuous improvement, Page
Cost reduction, Problem Solver
Engineer, Project management
Office, Systems Development
Microsoft SharePoint, Telemetry
Call center Migration, Nice-Incontact, SIP, QoS, Hosted VoIP, Converge-One and Level3
APM, Communicator, WAN
BGP, Network engineering
Cisco Routers, ISR 2900, 3945, 4000 Series and ASR 1000 Series Routers, LAN / WAN Designs
Cisco Routers, Oil
Internet Access, Routing
01/2006 to 08/2015Senior Network EngineerApple Leisure Group | Newtown Square, PA
Achieved $1.2M / yr telecommunications OpEx savings converting all employees across 24 offices to permanent work from home model during February and March of 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
Delivered full discovery to provide comprehensive assessment, analysis of network state to director-level management, stakeholders for $25M capital footprint.
Prepared data-driven technology life cycle renewal to enable predictable annual budgeting and eliminate legacy vulnerable equipment.
Established new design architecture and multi-year transition roadmap and milestones.
Re-engineered and deployed failing voice and application delivery network by completing $ 2.5M migration from static L2L IPSEC VPN WAN to multi-homed Cisco (SDWAN) iWAN DMVPN BGP Overlay with Cisco PfRv3 intelligent performance routing , and Quality of Service.
Delivered 70% reduction in SEV1 network operations incidents Cisco hardware, software, security hardening project prioritized and controller with Scaled Agile Framework "SAFe".
Captured $350K / yr call center cost reduction moving to centralized SIP, replacing legacy PRI circuits at 27 sites including five global call centers, dedicated voice circuits, by and consolidating physical WAN circuits into VRFs on Equinix cloud connections.
Elevated corporate leadership decision agility, enhanced mobility, and data security with installation of enterprise-wide Cisco 5508 and 2504 controller-based WLAN infrastructure with digital certificate authentication.
10/2012 to 06/2015Network Engineering Team LeaderFTS International | Fort Worth, TX
Spearheaded, mentored team of 6 engineers and one intern.
Re-engineered WAN/MAN multi-Data Center Interconnect for BGP routing.
Improved critical telemetry control application response-times more than 50% using new Riverbed Steelhead accelerated WAN combined with Cisco NBAR2 based 8-Class Quality of Service (QoS).
Deployed military grade General Dynamic Fortress WiFi to Oil Field drilling sites across North America.
Achieved a 75 % reduction in mean time to repair on Severity-1 and Severity-2 incidents with the delivery of an application performance monitoring (APM), and (RNA) infrastructure.
Consolidated Internet Access Points for OpEx $235K / yr cost savings.
Developed vision and strategy for Systems Development Lifecycle (SDLC) network engineering, continuous improvement.
08/2011 to 12/2012Senior Data Center Transformation EngineerHewlett Packard Enterprise | Plano, TX
Partial Telecommuting -Provided Tier-3 engineering for 3 National production data centers migration to HP Dual Data Center 2.x.
Created standardization config-transformation templates from Cisco NXOS and IOS to HP-A series configuration for production routers and switches.
Integrated with cross-functional teams, met with internal and external stakeholders, translated business requirements into technical specifications, configurations, and engineering work order change control documents.
11/2010 to 06/2011VoIP / UC Program ArchitectAmerican Achievement | Dallas, TX
Assumed project management, design and planning of new $1.5M Unified Communications infrastructure.
Met with internal stakeholders and vendors to deliver adequate services, security, and capacity to meet business objectives.
Modernized enterprise security architecture.
Cut costs by $128K / yr in OPEX savings; Realized $200 K in CAPEX savings.
Delivered a 20% reduction in average application latency producing consistent toll-quality VoIP Mean Opinion Scores (MOS) on the new WAN transport; results were measured with SolarWinds Orion VNQM as 4.1 to 4.5.
Bachelor of Science | Statistics and EconomicsUniversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN