»130 Main Street Unit 3A, Canton, Connecticut 06019
»860.693.0220 | 860.604.0778
-=Senior Network Engineer=-
Multifaceted and performance-focused professional, offering broad-based experience in network engineering with an emphasis on troubleshooting, operational management and infrastructure development.
»»»Areas of Expertise
Network Traffic Optimization | Network Troubleshooting | F5 Load Balancing Management
Strategic Planning and Implementation | Technical Documentation | Network Security and Assessment
Internet of Things (IoT) | Equipment Maintenance
»AT&T Meriden, CT
»Senior Network Engineer Apr 2012–Present
*Deliver end-to-end network services encompassing installation, maintenance, and security within diverse and multi-customer environment.
*Make use of advanced sniffer tools, Fluke ClearSight, network taps, and Gigamon GigaVue port aggregators in identifying and resolving issues on a daily basis.
*Setup numerous Linux servers for network monitoring and running tcpdump for network troubleshooting and protocol analysis.
*Hold responsibility for numerous customer network maintenance and architecture; and maximum network uptime for multiple customers.
*Take charge of maintaining, troubleshooting, and installing 22 F5 high-availability clusters for diverse customer requirements.
*Serve as key resource for project managers of a wide variety of technologies and projects.
*Track QRadar flow collectors and manage domain name system (DNS) on BlueCat DNS appliances.
*Handle Cisco ASA VPN solution implementation within a fully redundant configuration for several thousand remote users.
*Drove efforts behind the successful completion of the following:
-Replacement of legacy Cisco switches and routers with Cisco Nexus switches with 100% redundancy and zero service disruption;
-Migration of more than 1,000 VIPs from Cisco CSM and ACE load balancers to F5 load balancers and deployment of F5 BIGDNS load balancers to load balance across 3 disparate sites for ‘hot’ redundancy and better response times; and
-Transition of various customers from Cisco iOS to Nexus networking equipment, as well as existing Cisco Load balancers to multiple F5 BigIP load balancers.
»Central Connecticut State University New Britain, CT
»Network Engineer | Security Specialist Apr 2008– Apr 2012
*Rendered hands-on engineering and operations support by maintaining network uptime beyond 99.78% on Cisco 65xx’s, 3750’s, and load balancing gear.
*Assumed full accountability in applying troubleshooting skills for various site networks.
*Demonstrated adeptness in fulfilling the following tasks:
-Deployment of internet of things for all vending machines; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); and security of door locks, cameras, and lighting;
-Administration of three internal checkpoint clustered firewalls and implementation of Juniper ISG firewalls on the perimeter; and
-Management and maintenance of F5 BIP-IP and Citrix NetScaler load balancing to improve server redundancy; as well as Juniper IC 4500 Unified Access Control Appliance for SSL VPN.
*Configured VPN and firewalls to enable remote access to the internet of things for external support vendors.
*Acted as key resource for server administrators, responsible for providing guidance on servers and network configurations.
*Conducted security assessments through IBM AppScan to generate audit reports and deliver secure internet facing websites.
*Fulfilled the requirements of consistent installation standards for all network and security equipment by administering audit reports.
*Held responsibility in adding 300 Cisco wireless access points to improve existing wireless environments of more than 350 WAPs as well as wireless coverage for 100% campus coverage.
*Deployed QRadar for real-time network analysis and anomalous network traffic detection.
*Installed more than 250 Cisco 6509’s and 3750’s to replace the entire legacy network encompassing mish mash of HP, 3Comm, Blackbox, and synoptic hubs.
*Utilized BlueCoat traffic shapers to enhance and prioritize network traffic.
*Strategically maintained voice over IP (VoIP) solution for the entire campus.
Computer Sciences Corporation Meriden, CT
Network Engineer Jan 2007–Apr 2008
The Hartford Financial Services Company Hartford, CT
Network Engineer | Network Security Specialist Oct 1995– May 2001; Oct 2001– Apr 2006
eMac Digital Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Network Engineer May 2001– Oct 2002
EDP-TAC Companies Farmington, CT
Network Technician | Consultant | PC and Server Support Jan 1990– Oct 1995
Bachelor of Science in Finance and Business Administration: 1987
Central Connecticut State University | New Britain, CT
Coursework in Computer Science: 1983 and 1984
Central Connecticut State University | New Britain, CT
Cisco Technologies | SANS GIAC | F5 Big IP LTM / APM/ GTM
Fluke Networks | Juniper Firewall and VPN Solutions | Checkpoint and Juniper Firewall Solutions
Juniper Firewall and STRM | QRadar | White Hat Hacking
F5 User Groups | Cisco User Groups | Juniper User Groups
PacketShaper | Wireshark | tcpdump | F5 BIG-IP | Nessus | Fluke
Linux | UNIX | Red Hat | Microsoft Windows
Cisco (routers and nexus switches) | Checkpoint Firewalls | Juniper firewalls (IGX and STRM)
VPN | OptiView | BlueCat DNS | NMAP | Sniffer | Nortel | Nmap | Nessus | TACACS IPsonar
SSL | BGP | OSPF | EIGRP | IGRP | RIP | TCP/IP | IPSec | VRRP | HSRP | DHCP
DNS | FTP | TFTP | SNMP | VOIP
QRadar | SnifferPro | Wireshark | GRE | POS | PPP | Load Balancers | LTM | APM
GTM | Lumeta