An enthusiastic, ambitious, multi skilled Network and Security Expert, fully certified CCIE, capable to work on own initiative and as part of the team as well as capable of leading skilled team. Broad experience in Data Center, Service Provider, Investment Banking & Space / Satellite industry, embedded with excellent communication skills.
Expert level knowledge and skills in core communication equipments, technologies & related products, I posses strong knowledge and skills in LAN / Wireless LAN / WAN/ Data center and in core provider network, I am a quick learner and always keen on mastering new technologies.
Education / Qualification
Ø BSCDegree -Business Information Technology, University of CentralEngland, 2005.
Ø HND- International Advance Diploma in Computing(IAD) NCCEducation UK. 2003
Ø International Diploma in Computer Studies (IDCS) NCCEducation UK. 2002
Ø CCIE – R&S- Certified Internetwork Expert- HoldsCurrent and Valid CCIE number.
Ø CCDP –Certified Design Professional
Ø CCNP - Certified Network Professional,
Ø CCIP -Certified Internetwork Professional
Ø CCDA –Certified Design Associate
Ø CCNA–Certified Network Associate
Ø MCSA-Microsoft Certified System Administrator, Windows Server 2003.
Ø MCSA: Messaging-Microsoft Certified MESSAGING specialist - Exchange Server.
EUMETSAT (Germany) – Mar/2010 – Current
I am currently working at EUMETSAT as Network Consultant (Contractor). New Space programs (GMES) are under development by European Space Agency (ESA). I am involved in the analysis, requirement gathering, design & implementation of IP Network and security related services for multiple projects at the EUMETSAT Data Center in Germany.
I am involved in number of projects which are associated with the development of the new data centre, design & implementation of campus MPLS based backbone network, as well as upgrading, designing and implementation of network service for new and existing systems. My current responsibilities includes producing network design, IP network implementation & upgrades on Multi Mission network services, reviewing network and technical documents produced by internal and external bodies, as well as participating in the internal & external meetings.
All of my above activities are surrounded by state of the art hardware and technologies such as, 6500 and other lower end switches, FWSM, ASA firewalls, NEXUS, Load balancers - hardware based (Cisco ACE) - software based (BalanceNG), supporting networking elements of Blade Centers, Multicast Network services, LAN and WAN network designs, Network monitoring & control, QOS, complex routing & switching protocols, VPN’s, and state of the art network security implementation.
IBM (U.K) – Dec/2008 - Dec/2009
I worked at IBM - BC&RS as Network Specialist (Contractor), providing network development, design, implementation and troubleshooting support for six IBM Data Centers across London.
I looked after IBM’s Blue Chip clients such as Trading & Investments banks, hedge fund, government & various other clients in the area of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, as well as supported IBM network infrastructure. I was involved in testing, design (for new clients), implementation and support of multiple Disaster Recovery data center network across London region which consist of predominantly Cisco high end state of the art hardware's, as well as other venders like HP, Nokia & checkpoint. I was also supporting system built team in the area of networking and participating in on-call Rota to provide 24/7 support.
My Day to day activities involved:
§ Interacting with financial sector & other clients to come up with a plan to build up Network elements & security appliances as well as Disaster Recovery test environment & prepare documentation for any invocation as well as carrying out network design & documentation using MS office and MS Visio for new & existing customer.
§ Configuring various routers up to Cisco 7600 series, CISCO CATALYST 6500 & HP switches. Apart from building usual data & voice network I also built Market Data, REUTERS/RMDS & BLOOMBERG financial network services, and merge them with client’s network based on individual requirement.
§ Implementing & supporting data center network across London which involves commissioning / decommissioning, configuring and supporting CISCO 6500 /5000/ 4xxx/37xx 35xx catalyst Switches in both CATOS & IOS, CISCO PIX/ASA Firewall, occasionally checkpoint on Nokia, and other access control and authentication technologies, Ether-channels, switch stacking, HSRP, VRRP, DWDM Metro Ethernet, optic fiber / Cat5/6- cabling & Patching.
§ Protocols: BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP, TCP, UDP, FTP, TFTP, SNMP.
§ LANTechnologies: VLAN, various Spanning tree, VTP, Trunking, Q in Q, LAN security, Layer 2 & 3 Quality of Service-QOS (traffic shaping/policing/congestion avoidance/intelligent management).
§ WAN/MAN Technologies : DWDM (optic fiber technologies), various leased lines such as ATM, Frame relay, ISDN, E1, xDSL
§ Other Technologies: Multicasting, Quality of Service, MPLS/GRE/IPSEC VPN’s, NAT, PAT, various network monitoring tools, VOIP, AAA, TACACS, Tunneling protocols, network management using Syslog server, DNS, DHCP server, Web/ URL filtering using various method (Microsoft tools & Cisco Devices), supporting virtualization- network related task on virtual environment such as VMWARE.
I also supervised any engineering work that needed to be carried out on site, such as circuit installation, various devices and upgrades in customer cage in datacenter.
AT&T – Global Network Services (U.K), Jan/2007 – Dec/2008
I worked for AT&T as a Network Specialist (Contractor), supporting/troubleshooting AT&T Infrastructure, B2B business and network model for AT&T’s Blue chip clients who utilize AT&T IP/MPLS backbone to communicate with various branches & data centers globally, I was part of a team of senior engineers who were providing 24/7 cover which included working on day and night shifts, as well as mentoring, supervising and supporting a team of junior network engineers in supporting the network infrastructure which consisted of CISCO hardware.
My daily routine involved troubleshooting range of Networking issues at client side (CE) routers and switches, provider edge (PE), Managed Firewalls as well as advising customer on upgrades/design-redesign of existing & new network, below is a brief list of technologies I dealt with :
British Telecom Radianz (U.K), March 2006- Jan 2007
I worked for BT Radianz as Network Configuration Engineer (Contractor) through Intact Networks (Cisco Gold Partner) on Global IP/MPLS Project for REUTERS. I was involved in deploying & migrating clients across EMEA, ASIA and America to IP/MPLS network consisting of CISCO hardware and connecting them to REUTER’s datacenter so they can access REUTER’s financial services and applications. I was also in charge of supervising & supporting field engineers in performing network installation and configuration. I worked on high end, state of the art platforms such as CISCO 12k GSR, 7K & 10k routers as PE, and various CISCO models on CE
I was responsible for implementing network and its configuration from scratch, then carrying out vigorous network testing prior to hand over to customers who were Trading / Investments banks, hedge fund and in other financial organizations. My main duties involved:
BGP, mpBGP, OSPF, RIP, MPLS & MPLS VPN, VRF & VRF-lite Tunneling Protocols, QOS/COS, Policing & traffic shaping, HSRP,TACACS, ACS Server
British Telecom Wholesale (U.K), April 2005- March 2006
I Worked for BT Wholesale as a Data Network & Broad Band Consultant (Contractor).I have been involved in various projects including migration, commissioning & deployment, I was part of the team offering 24/7 cover, my duties involved:
I was part of an enthusiastic team working towards 21st century project, focusing on BT’s Core ATM Network, where we had to troubleshoot issues across backbone consisting of ATM (Virtual Circuits, Virtual Paths), STM1-4, Gigabit Ethernet, BRAS (Cisco 72XX & 10XX router) & DSLAM /MUX.
Cisco Partner Education Connection
§ I have access to all training material offered by Cisco at partner education connection and numerous LABs which covers all technologies and hardware offered by Cisco. I have used this as source for training, as well as other Cisco Press material.
§ Gigabit Ethernet MAN, MPLS
§ Multicasting, QOS – traffic management, shaping, policing and congestion avoidance.
§ Wireless Networking
§ ISDN, VRRP, GLBP, HSRP
§ Basic Linux/ Unix
British Telecom Plc, BT Radianz
§ IP/MPLS- Technology, Configuring, Implementing & Troubleshooting
§ BGP- Technology, Configuring, Implementing & Troubleshooting
§ QOS, COS, Diff-Serve, Int-Serve.
§ Classic/Clarify e-Front Office, VSERVE, Remedy/AOTS.
British Telecom Plc, BT Wholesale UK.
§ Configuring/ Troubleshooting Routers, Switches, BRAS
§ ATM technologies PPPoA, Ethernet Technologies PPPoE
§ DSLAM / MUX commissioning
§ Element Manager’s for managing DSLAM / MUX
§ VMWARE Workstation, TCPDUMP, ipperf, tftp and ftp servers, Syslog server.
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