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Name: Edward Roach
Last Updated: 2019-08-14
Phone #: 8606930220
Address: 130 Main Street Unit 3A
Canton, CT 06019
»130 Main Street Unit 3A, Canton, Connecticut 06019
»860.693.0220 | 860.604.0778

-=Senior Network Engineer=-

»»»Qualifications Profile

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

»»»Professional Experience

»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.

Career Highlight:
*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.

»»»Earlier Career

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

»»»Technical Acumen

PacketShaper | Wireshark | tcpdump | F5 BIG-IP | Nessus | Fluke
Active Directory

Operating System
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


QRadar | SnifferPro | Wireshark | GRE | POS | PPP | Load Balancers | LTM | APM
GTM | Lumeta

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