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     Date Submitted:11-05-2012
     Last Modified:11-05-2012 (07:46)
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     Current job:VSAT NOC Network Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsCCNP, CCSP, CCNA, CCNA Security, Worldwide GVF VSAT Installer certifications, iDirect Specialist, Network Engineer, NOC

    Seeking technology assignments in Networking & IT Security Infrastructure / Telecommunication / Information Systems with a growth oriented organization.




    • A dynamic professional with more2 years of rich overseas and 3 years overall indigenous experience in managing IT operations with key focus on Information Systems Administration in IT Security & Networking Infrastructure, Satellite Telecommunications while ensuring optimal utilization of resources.
    • MBAin IT Infrastructure & Networking & B.E in Electronics and Telecommunication, with Advance Diploma in IT, CCNP, CCSP, CCNA, CCNA Security, Worldwide GVF VSAT Installer certifications, iDirect Specialist.
    • Well experienced with integrations, installations, troubleshooting, and system analysis in Microsoft domain environment, Windows 2003-2008, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, IPS, IDS, VPN, NMS, FTP, MRTG Server.





    Cisco Routers & Switches             Cisco ASA, PIX, SDM, Maindata          FTP, DHCP, SSH, DNS

    Satellite Mod Demod configuration            Siemens Spectrum Analyzer          BNMS, DVB-S2 Admin

    Sonic wall Firewall Administration          Cisco MARS Administration           MRTG NMS Administration

    IDirect Expert      Webmin Database Administration            CRM System

    Keiro Mail server            , SSH            OS Installation, Patches, Antivirus      Wireshark, Spoof Detection




    Horizon Satellite LLC, Dubai Internet City.              Since Nov’09


    Analyst- IT Infrastructure & Security for Satellite Telecommunications.  


    Job Responsibilities: Network Administration



    • Install new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
    • Evaluate, test, and deploy all software and hardware upgrades to the server infrastructure.
    • Perform daily system monitoring, using a combination of tools to ensure high availability and SLA’s, by verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
    • Apply and manage deployment for OS patches and upgrades for servers and desktops on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities. Configure/add new services as necessary.
    • Perform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions.
    • Assist in developing, implementing, testing and maintaining server level disaster recovery plans.
    • Assist in the migration efforts from various email platforms to MS Exchange servers for several business units with multiple SMTP domains.
    • Assist in the Integration of Microsoft Exchange Server.
    • Provide 24/7 on-call support for the servers and e-mail environment and Participate in weekend maintenance activities, as required.
    • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication and Syncing.
    • Perform additional duties as assigned by Infrastructure Unit Head and / or Group IT Manager


    Job Responsibilities: IT security


    • Understanding of client business process operations and business objectives and utilize that knowledge on engagements/analyse workflow to design solutions (As-Is and To-Be Analysis and Freezing).
    • Responsible for all information security activities including the planning, design and implementation of security measures which safeguard access to IT infrastructure, components and information assets.
    • Facilitate the development of IT Security related Standards, Processes and Procedures.
    • Work with internal and external audit teams to ensure information security compliance is maintained throughout the company.
    • Holding review meetings to monitor progress of the project as per schedule, and ensuring timely completion and delivery of the projects.
    • Recognize and identify potential areas where existing data security policies and procedures require change, or where new ones need to be developed, especially regarding future expansion.
    • Work with the various IT groups to define the computer security architecture, technical standards and procedures and participate in negotiations for IT security tools, products and services
    • Ensure that the IT department provides appropriate access to and protects the confidentiality and integrity of information in compliance with policies and standards.
    • Identifying and evaluating new and emerging technologies & products to be introduced to improve protections


    Key Deliverables

    • Managing Network Operations Center (NOC/SOC) as Technical (IT) Analyst for leading providers in satellite enabled services to different needs in states, corporates, ISPs and broadcasters in Middle East Asia, Europe and Africa.
    • Configuring and troubleshooting Cisco 1600,1700,3600,7200 series routers, cisco switches, MRTG sever for Monitoring bandwidth consumption, PPTP VPN server and maintain connections, Satellite Modems, Demodulators, Ftp server, squid, SSH server & dhcp server.
    • Knowledge in LINUX ,Red hat-9,Fedora and Ubuntu.
    • Hands on SONICWALL Firewall administration, Database administration on MS SQL Server 2006,  Network Monitoring System (NMS).
    • Configuring and troubleshooting DVB-S2 receivers, IP Encapsulators and Assigning frequencies.
    • Monitoring the  VSAT circuits through monitoring software’s (Visual route, WhatsUp Gold ,ping grapher, Solar winds, Maindata, iDirect iMonitor)
    • Supporting customers to trouble shoot, various problems with routing, modem configuration, DVB receivers
    • Working knowledge in Different types of WAN protocols IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP and HSRP.
    • Experience in Satellite Modems and DVB receivers IPEncapsulators (Comtech, Newtech, Datum ,Advantech, Radyne Comstream, Skystream, Ipricot, Broadlogic..etc)




    Futurism Technologies USA Inc.                 March 2009-Nov 2009 Designation: Business Analyst- IT Security & Risk Analysis

    Team Size: 12


    Job Responsibilities: In-house IT Security Standards Implementation, Internal Audit & Risk Management


    • To identify & study the security architecture of Data store, Operating system and network devices for security vulnerabilities, document them, provide recommendations on plugging them
    •  Definition of the Group-wide information security standards and maintenance of the same, review of IT Security architecture and independent security assessment.
    • Participate, Evaluate new products and or suggest, enhance the present infrastructure and technology in the LAN / WAN security area, which would enable and improve the delivery of the Organization’s Goals and Objectives.
    • Provide an expert IT Security advisory service within Group Companies through a number of diverse tasks and responsibilities as outlined below.
    • Revise Group Information System Security Policies, Standards and related forms.
    •  To perform the regular Security assessments within Group Companies and report discrepancies to line management.
    • Conduct security awareness program for all the Group employees & contract Staff.
    •  To escalate risks, that cannot be reduced to an acceptable level in a timely manner, with the right form and to the right management level for written risk acceptance.
    • To act as an security consultant for projects in Group. To carry out spot checks of ongoing projects in order to ensure that security deliverables are available as required by policy.
    • Review and signoff exemptions, virtual private networks any other non-standard requirements.
    • Perform risk assessment to identify security issues in critical production Operating Systems, Databases, Applications and Infrastructure devices.
    • Review Control Risk Self Assessment’s for IT security related aspect.
    • Coordinate with business/project owners to fill the data ownership & classification form.
    • To work with the projects team to assess the associated security risks.
    • Do regular Site visits & Spot checks to check for IT Security Risks to the Group.
    • To develop & Implement COBIT/ISO standards within the Group.
    • Used Primavera Project Planner and MS project plan for project planning.


    Goldman Sachs Investment Bank, Bangalore, India.             April 2008-July-2008

    Designation: Technical Analyst- Fixed Term Employment.

    Team Size: 4


    Project 1.  Automation-Global PlantOps Web Portal

    (1) Gathered Requirements, Prepared WBS, SOW and Gantt, Designed, Modeled, Prototyped, Developed, & deployed automated generic reports and charts generating web portal for use globally across all GS offices by middle & top management. The portal has role based authentication & user interactive graphical information.

    (2) Implemented Best Practices, standardized and automated database authentication and dynamic operational reporting using Microsoft SQL SERVER 2005.

    (3) Implemented role based aggregation of visible portlets – Global and Local views and created generic schemas, stored procedures and views for data mining.



    Project 2. Automation- Global Network-Health Web Portal & Auto-Alert System

    (1) Developed a single consolidated network health report which provides first hand information by automating the alerting and reporting process on the click of a button.

    (2) Created Shell/Perl/CGI script to FTP the UNIX management server MIB  to fetch SNMP device info into excel and transfer this to windows, auto-format to send html page to netman email distribution list, cron job scheduled it and deployed it into application portal .





    • Attempting CCSP. (NAC, ASA, IPS).
    • CCNA.
    • CCNA Security.
    • GVF International VSAT Installer.
    • GVF International VSAT HOST.
    • MCSE
    • ITIL-Expired.




    • Networking & Information Security: IPS, IDS, Antivirus, Proxy, Sonicwall Firewall, NMS, Webmin database.
    • Microsoft Tools: 2007- Excel, Word, Outlook, Project, Access, Power Point.
    • Desktop Environments: Citrix, NDS.
    • Database: Microsoft SQL Server 2006.
    • Scripting:Perl, CGI, Shell Scripting, Cron jobs & Scheduling.
    • Technology Platforms:Visual Studio, SharePoint Server‘05, MS Project, MS Visio.





    MBA in IT (Networks & IT Infra)   from Symbiosis International University April, 2009         2.67/ 4.00 CGPA

    Advanced Diploma (IT) from Government Polytechnic in    2006     with 77.25% (Topper) 

    B.E (Electronics & Telecommunication)     from Nagpur University in 2006 in first class 63%




    Dissertation Research Project:Understanding Advantages of Special Security Auditing Standard SAS 70.

    Pilot Projects: IT Project Management Project + CRM Project + IT Sales & Distribution Project.

    ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) Project: Image Processing Tool using VB.





    • 2nd Merit in All India ARMY Technical Officer’s post joining 10 Oct 2007 & as associate, IDEA Cellular.
    • Scholarship INR 40,000 SECROWW 10,000 eachfor Excellent Performance in Engg & MBA Subjects.  
    • First Prizes- FLY High, IIT TechFest, Salsa at Goldman Sachs, Best Design (Robotics), India Vision 2030 presentation, Business Plans, TechWidget, Contraption, Fine Arts, NCC Shooting.
    • Event Coordinator: Programming & Debugging, Dance Judge, PDP, Technical, Cultural & Sports. 
    • Social Service: CTW, Goldman Sachs, Rotary Club (International Affairs, Welfare Minister) & Prayatna.    
    • A’ Grade All India Intermediate Drawing Grade Exam.Fine Arts: Painting Canvas & Oil (professional).
    • Committees: Sports & Cultural, Alumni Sports:Throwball & Cricket Dance:Salsa, Bharat natyam, Western
    • Music:Shastriya & Rabindra Sangeet.Adventure:Swimming, Horse Riding, River crossing, Rock  Climbing     




    • Date of Birth                           :           1st November, 1984
    • Visa Status                             :           Residence.
    • Nationality                              :           Indian.
    • Dependents                            :           None.
    • Gender                                   :           Female
    • Languages                              :           English, Hindi, Bengali & Marathi.
    • Marital Status             :           Single.
    • Driving License         :           U.A.E (applied for), Indian (light Vehicle).




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