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dwilliams0584@yahoo.com
302-983-3721
120 Casals Place
Bronx, NY 10475
Network Engineer
11 years experience W2
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Summary of Qualifications

  • Certified IT Professional (Palo Alto Networks ACE, CCNP, CCNA Voice, CCNA, MCP, Net +, A +) with over 12 years of experience in networking transitioning to become a full-time Python developer & consultant. Skilled in network automation with Python as well in using Pandas with Python for excel sheets. Skilled at troubleshooting and fixing problems while minimizing customer stress levels. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Technical Skills

  • Technologies: LAN/WAN Architecture, SDWAN, Switching, Routing, Security Policies, VPN, Azure, AWS, Azure DevOps, Python, Terraform, Visual Studio Code, Pandas, PyCharm
  • Programming Languages: Terraform, Python, YAML

EDUCATION

Palo Alto Networks ACE March, 2017 No Exp.

  • Cisco CCNA VOICE Certified March, 2013 Exp. 7/16
  • Cisco ID (CSCO): CSCO12112441
  • Cisco CCNP Certified Feb., 2013 Exp. 7/16
  • Cisco ID (CSCO): CSCO12112441
  • Cisco CCNA Certified April, 2012 Exp. 7/16
  • Cisco ID (CSCO): CSCO12112441
  • New Horizons Computer Learning Center Sept. 2006-Jan. 2007
  • Attended New Horizons Computer Learning Center to attain MCSE
  • CompTIA A+ Certified, Hardware & Software (ID: COMP001005410972)
  • CompTIA Network+ Certified (ID: COMP001005410972)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP ID# 3768319)
  • SUNY Delhi College of Technology Delhi, NY Aug. 2002-June 2004
  • Associates Degree, Major Computer Information Systems
  • Minor: Business Administration

Experience
Network Engineer
Information Technology
Oct 2019 - present
  • Enterprise Global WAN support for 15,000 users across 200 branches
  • SDWAN VeloCloud:
  • deployment of VeloCloud appliances to 100 branches
  • Scripting velocloud branch deploy via Python & Jenkins
  • Configuration VCE 3800 edges at Data Center
  • Data Center (Equinix) support, circuit activations (MPLS, Internet, P2P), data center migrations, cross connects
  • Azure:
  • Configuration of VNets, NSGs, KeyVault (SSL .pfx certs), S2S tunnel
  • Configuration and support of Application Gateways
  • Configuration of Azure FrontDoor for multiple App Gateways
  • All configurations or changes in code are performed in Terraform
  • All changes/updates/new deployments are performed in a Visual Studio Code (VSC) and pushed up to Azure DevOps (ADO) and checked through pipelines
  • Security
  • Support of F5 Silverline (WAF)
  • Support and configuration of Azure Frontdoor (WAF)
  • Security Policies
  • IDS inspection
  • Panorama installation to manage Data Center & Corp HQ firewalls
  • Cisco Meraki Security Appliance/Wireless/Support support

Networking:

  • Palo Alto support: Security rules, NAT rules, S2S VPN, Routing, Global Protect Client VPN
  • New Branch startup: Ordering & Configuring network equipment (Velcloud, Cisco switches, Cisco wireless)
  • F5 support: Load balancer (Virtual servers, pool members, persistence)
  • SSL cert management: creating or renewing SSL certs with DigiCert and OpenSSL
  • Nexus 7k/9k support: routing and VPCs
  • SDDC (VMWare): support on micro-segmentation of servers
Cisco MS Azure Network Engineer Switches VMWare Wireless VPN WAN Terraform Scripting Python Jenkins Gateways Firewall Devops Data Center Network Design NAT
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Network Engineer
Information Technology
Jun 2016 - Sep 2019
  • Enterprise Global WAN support for 65,000 users across 25+ locations & business partners
  • Hands-on assistance network integration & redundancy between The Warranty Group and Assurant (Assurant purchased the Warranty Group in 2018)
  • Data Center (Equinix) support, circuit activations (MPLS, Internet, P2P), data center migrations, cross connects
  • Hands-on assistance in decommissioning and moving the Warranty Group data center infrastructure in Chicago (Equinix) to new location in Elk Grove (Equinix)
  • Cisco Meraki wireless design and implementation
  • Support Aruba Wireless Infrastructure for company
  • Configuring AP s
  • Remote Access Points for remote users
  • Administration on Aruba Wireless Controller
  • Troubleshooting connectivity issues
  • OS upgrades
  • Working with Assurant Network Design and implementation teams on various projects across related to merging of branches and Data Center.
  • Implemented and maintained various WAN equipment such as Cisco 2800, 3800 and 7200 routers, ASR 4331.
  • Experience working with Cisco 3750, 3650, 3850, 6500, series switches
  • Designing and deployment of Partner IPSEC VPN tunnels on Palo Alto Firewall.
  • Involved in the configuration & troubleshooting of routing protocols: OSPF, EIGRP, BGP. Configured IP access filter policies.
  • Deploying and decommissioning Cisco switches and their respective software upgrades (system life cycle)
  • Experience with manipulating various BGP attributes such as Local Preference, MED, Extended Communities, Route-maps and route policy implementation.
  • Performing the ACL requests change for various clients by collecting source and destination information from them.
  • Performed Break Fix support for global office locations within company, identifying the root cause of the hardware issues with switches, routers.
  • Design, implementation and operational support of routing/switching protocols in complex environments including BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, Spanning Tree, 802.1q, etc.
  • Performing troubleshooting on slow network connectivity issues, routing issues that involves OSPF, BGP and identifying the root cause of the issues
  • Configure Corporate, Wireless and Lab Devices which includes Bandwidth Upgrade, Adding New Devices, Decom the Devices, Testing (Pilot).
  • Implemented DHCP/DNS configuration on the servers to allocate, resolute the ip addresses from Subnet.
  • Troubleshoot and Worked with Security issues related to Cisco ASA/PIX and Palo Alto firewalls
  • Configuring rules and maintaining Palo Alto Firewalls & Analysis of Firewall logs.
  • Familiar with various IT Tools to check Networking Connectivity, Testing, Configuration and Adding or Removal of IP address blocks, decomissioning or adding the Devices.
  • Troubleshoot the Network Issues onsite and remotely depending on the severity of the issues.
  • Created Visio Documentation to give complete picture of network design for each building
Cisco Cisco ASA BGP Data Center Database Upgrades Firewall Network Connectivity Network Design Network Engineer OSPF Palo Alto Problem Solving Routers Switches Analysis VPN WAN Wireless Documentation DNS DHCP EIGRP ELK IPsec
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Network Administrator
Information Technology
Feb 2010 - Oct 2015
  • Cisco Call Manager: Maintenance and troubleshooting on Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) and voice gateways, dial peers, Cisco Unity Connection, SIP trunk configuration
  • Call Manager Express (CME) support and troubleshooting
  • Creating Auto-attendants in Cisco Unity Connection
  • Cisco WebEx Connect/Jabber administration: integrating accounts w/ Cisco IP phones (Click-to-Call/UC Integration)
  • Network monitoring and troubleshooting for all sites within company
  • Implementing routing, QoS, and configuring routers & switches
  • Configuring VPN tunnels and internet failover solutions
  • Ethernet/T1 activations with service providers (Windstream, Level3), BGP configuration for MPLS, VPN tunnel configuration on ASA, DMVPN support
  • Company site startups: ISP circuit activations for voice/data, network turn-ups, running Cat 5e cable, and PC rollouts
Cisco Cisco Unity Database Maintenance Ethernet Network Administration Problem Solving MPLS ISP Gateways BGP QoS Routers Unified Communications VPN Switches Network Monitoring
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Non-cloudteam Skill
Education
CSCO12112441
New Horizons Computer Learning Center 2007
Computer Information Systems
SUNY Delhi College of Technology 2004
Minor: Business Administration
Certifications
Certified IT Professional (Palo Alto Networks ACE
CCNP Routing and Switching
CCNA Voice
MCP+I
SSL cert management
Cisco CCNA VOICE Certified
Cisco CCNP Certified
Cisco CCNA Certified
Attended New Horizons Computer Learning Center to attain MCSE
CompTIA A+ Certified, Hardware & Software (ID: COMP001005410972)
CompTIA Network+ Certified (ID: COMP001005410972)
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP ID# 3768319)
Skills
Cisco
2021
10
Switches
2021
10
VPN
2021
10
BGP
2019
8
Problem Solving
2019
8
Routers
2019
8
Gateways
2021
7
Cisco Unity
2015
5
Database Maintenance
2015
5
Ethernet
2015
5
ISP
2015
5
MPLS
2015
5
Network Administration
2015
5
Network Monitoring
2015
5
QoS
2015
5
Unified Communications
2015
5
Data Center
2021
4
Firewall
2021
4
Network Design
2021
4
Network Engineer
2021
4
WAN
2021
4
Wireless
2021
4
Analysis
2019
3
Cisco ASA
2019
3
Database Upgrades
2019
3
DHCP
2019
3
DNS
2019
3
Documentation
2019
3
EIGRP
2019
3
ELK
2019
3
IPsec
2019
3
Network Connectivity
2019
3
OSPF
2019
3
Palo Alto
2019
3
Devops
2021
1
Jenkins
2021
1
MS Azure
2021
1
NAT
2021
1
Python
2021
1
Scripting
2021
1
Terraform
2021
1
VMWare
2021
1
AWS
0
1
LAN
0
1