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James
jimbyers3@aol.com
321-295-3340
Cincinnati, OH 45201
513-525-3278
Senior Network Engineer
26 years experience W2
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Cisco ASA firewall CSM, ASDM; Palo Alto Firewall; Checkpoint Firewall-1 R54/R55/R61/R62/R65/R70/R R75.4/R77.2; Juniper SRX; Websense Enterprise 5.x/6.x (production); Websense V-series Web Security Gateway (lab evaluation work); Sourcefire 3D Sensor & Defense Center v4.7.x/4.8.x; RNA, IPS. SNORT 2.7.x/2.8.4; EasyIDS. Tipping Point IPS with SMS; Juniper IDP v4.1 with NSM management server. (previously Netscreen). McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 4.5/4.0/3.6.1; Windows NT-2008 AD adminstration. INFOBlox IPAM/DNS/DHCP, Windows DNS/DHCP, MetaInfo DNS/DHCP, Men&Mice DNS, QIP, vmWare GSX, Server, ESX, Linux Workstation. Installed and/or used Netscout, NetIQ, NW Intelligence, MRTG, TCPdump, OPNET SteelCentral, Solar Winds, Portlock, Acronis, Platespin, VirtualBox, Wireshark and Webex.

Hardware design, configuration, installation experience: F5 load balancers, Cisco 2620/2900/3500XL/3600/3700/4000/5509, Cisco ASA and 3030 VPN Concentrator, CS11000 load balancer. Cisco 6509 Series and Nexus 2K/3K/5K/7K core switches. Juniper IDP inline appliances and SRX3500 Firewalls. Nokia IP390 routers. Sourcefire 3D sensors, including inline IPS, Smart Center appliance. NetOptics copper and fiber tap kits. Lenovo servers, HP Netserver, Compaq Proliant, Dell laptops. Cisco routers and VPN.

Software: McAfee VSE 8.5/8.7, SNORT/Sourcefire/TippingPoint, SPLUNK, Websense, Juniper NSM, Checkpoint, Cisco CSM, MS Project, Sharepoint, Word, Excel, Visio, Corel Draw, PageMaker, some Auto CAD, text editor and OCR/scanner/page layout experience, technical documentation, and network design drawings, SQL application report writers in Arcsight and McAfee ePO

Experience
Senior Network Engineer
Information Technology
Jun 2015 - Nov 2017
  • I was a lead focus network resource for GE Acquisitions and Divestitures.
  • My primary job function entailed multi billion dollar short term projects for new acquisitions by GE as well as divested companies that need to be locked down from the GE network.
  • Palo Alto - Firewall admin and upgrades for the divested former GE Appliances division. We tuned and locked the firewall rules over a one year period to satisfy the info security and business teams that this company was 100% isolated from the GE network, yet continued to function day to day.
  • Some network design with Palo Alto, created 500 rules in a risk matrix- detailing low/med/high risk, (CTP/FTP), 2 pairs of Palo Alto 5200s, working with server ports and configuring tipping points for deadlines
  • Cisco ASA Firewall admin and upgrades in all data centers.
  • Checkpoint moved firewalls in India Data Centers off of the GE Money network and onto client bank networks for a divestiture.
  • My job function also entailed Tier 2.5 - Tier 4 incident response hypercare engineering for the GE enterprise network for related projects.
Cisco Firewall Network Design Data Center Network Engineer Cisco ASA Routers Switches Database Design Database Upgrades
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Senior Network Engineer
Information Technology
Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
  • Senior network engineer, where I perform network build projects, upgrades, transition enhancements, and remediation work for Cintas.
  • My job function also entails Tier 2.5 - Tier 3 incident response escalation engineering for the Cintas enterprise network.
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Lead Network Engineer
Information Technology
Dec 2012 - Jan 2015
  • I was a lead focus network resource for the Disney ORL DISC CORE data center.
  • My primary job function entails Tier 2.5 - Tier 3 incident response escalation engineering for four TWDC data centers:
  • Orlando, Burbank, Kings Mountain NC, and ABC TV in New York. This includes system wide outages and the highest degree of impact to TWDC, where I perform a lead role on group calls.
  • I also perform network builds, upgrades, transition enhancements, and repairs for TWDC. Here is a partial list of work performed:
  • Netscout helped develop training course and trained our entire workgroup staff to perform Tier 2 support using Netscout Infinistream and Packet Flow Switch.
  • Checkpoint - Firewall admin and upgrades in all data centers. SME role was handed over to a new team in 2014 but I continue to be a resource.
  • Cisco FWSM and ASA Firewall admin and upgrades in all data centers. Assisted in transition to Juniper SRX.
  • LINUX Admin for team tools servers, most of the devices we manage use a Linux/Unix derivative. I have worked on NFS,
  • F5 - Admin for all data centers, assisted in transition from Cisco CSS to F5 Viprion
  • Cisco 6500 Admin for all data centers for ~50 switches and routers. Assisted in transition to Cisco Nexus 5000 and 7000 series platform and Juniper Out of Band platform, ongoing.
  • Cisco Nexus, Admin for all data centers, assisted in transition from Cisco 6500 platforms.
UNIX Data Center Network Engineer Cisco Firewall NFS Routers Switches Linux System Administration NetScout Juniper CSS Database Upgrades
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Network Engineer
Information Technology
Sep 2010 - Nov 2012
  • I provided Cisco network engineering service delivery and 24x7 steady state data center support for the Walt Disney Co. as an AT&T contractor working closely with IBM Managed Services.
  • My primary job function entailed Tier 2.5 - Tier 3 incident response escalation engineering for four TWDC data centers:
  • Columbus, OH, Orlando, Burbank, and ABC TV in New York. This included system wide outages and the highest degree of impact to TWDC, where I performed a key role on group calls.
  • I also performed network builds, upgrades, transition enhancements, and repairs for TWDC at the Columbus Ohio Data Center. Here is a partial list of work performed:
  • Cisco Nexus rollouts to install 10gb data switches using Cisco Nexus 5020 L2 switches in
  • LINUX Admin for team tools servers, most of the devices we manage use a Linux/Unix derivative. I have worked on NFS,
  • Cisco CSS and F5 - Admin for all data centers, worked briefly on 6 other accounts for AT&T for Tier 2.5 F5 support.
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 series, Admin for all data centers, assisted in transition from Cisco 6500 platforms.
  • Cisco 6500 Admin for all data centers for ~50 switches and routers. Assisted in transition to Cisco Nexus platform and Juniper Out of Band platform, ongoing.
  • Cisco 7600 7200 also Riverbed assisted WAN team to provide hands and feet support at data center
UNIX Network Engineer Cisco Data Center NFS Routers Switches Linux WAN System Administration Juniper CSS Database Upgrades
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Info security Administrator / Lead Systems Analyst
Insurance
Oct 1995 - May 2010
  • Upgraded McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator 3.6.1 to 4.5 for 1500+ users. Simultaneous upgrade of VirusScan Enterprise 8.5 to 8.7. (Project co-lead).
  • Ported claims handling system using legacy Btrieve database to run on Citrix when application vendor was unable to do so. (Solo project).
  • Project team member, Windows NT4 upgrade to Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition: primary work was on DNS/DHCP redesign and migration.
  • Project team lead: installed WAN/LAN in all branch offices using Bay routers and Netware 4. (replaced IBM System 36 legacy data network).
  • Co-lead on 2-person team responsible for upgrading enterprise datacenter to dual Cisco 5509 L3 switches with Spanning Tree redundancy on both ethernet and token ring.
  • Project solo lead, Novell NetWare enterprise 3.x-4.x upgrade. Converted 700+ user scripts to group logins.
  • Sourcefire/SNORT IPS and IDS design, installation and tuning (3-man project team, primary for infrastructure design).
  • Led Enterprise Checkpoint Firewall Administration and Engineering (8yrs).
  • Redesigned a collapsed 2 tier firewall cluster/DMZ (from a single dogleg firewall cluster) (Project co-lead).
  • Exchange/SMTP split DNS design for migration of mainframe-based email to Exchange/SMTP.
  • Enterprise Architect for Novell eDirectory 8.7 (10yrs).
  • Cisco Infrastructure Design Engineering and Cisco Support Administration (8 yrs).
  • Websense Enterprise administration (backup administrator).
  • Led Enterprise DNS/DHCP administration and design (8yrs).
  • Netscreen Intrusion Detection/Prevention analysis and administration (1yr).
  • Supported investment department accounting software PAM. Installed first Windows NT workstations at Grange.
  • VmWare ESX/GSX/Linux Workstation5 lab work with Netware, Linux, Checkpoint Secure Platform, and Windows servers using Portlock, Acronis, Platespin.
Infrastructure Design DNS DHCP Windows Server SMTP IDS IPS Windows NT Juniper Firewall Cisco FirePOWER Cisco Routers Switches VMWare LAN Citrix System Analysis Linux WAN Security Admin Orchestrator Novell Netware Ethernet Data Center Project Management Enterprise Architecture Windows Database Backups Malware
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Education
Related Courses
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH),
Novell CNE 4, 1995
Skills
Cisco
2017
21
Data Center
2017
21
Routers
2017
21
Switches
2017
21
Firewall
2017
19
Juniper
2015
18
Linux
2015
18
WAN
2012
16
Database Backups
2010
15
Enterprise Architecture
2010
15
Malware
2010
15
Project Management
2010
15
Windows
2010
15
Cisco FirePOWER
2010
14
Citrix
2010
14
DHCP
2010
14
DNS
2010
14
Ethernet
2010
14
IDS
2010
14
Infrastructure Design
2010
14
IPS
2010
14
LAN
2010
14
Netware
2010
14
Novell
2010
14
Orchestrator
2010
14
Security Admin
2010
14
SMTP
2010
14
System Analysis
2010
14
VMWare
2010
14
Windows NT
2010
14
Windows Server
2010
14
Database Upgrades
2017
7
Network Engineer
2017
6
CSS
2015
5
NFS
2015
4
System Administration
2015
4
UNIX
2015
4
Cisco ASA
2017
2
Database Design
2017
2
NetScout
2015
2
Network Design
2017
2
Active Directory
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Checkpoint Firewall-1
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Cisco Nexus
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Cisco Technologies
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Fiber Optics
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Firewall-1
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HA
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HP
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IDE
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Infoblox
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Information Security
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Integration
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IPAM
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McAfee Antivirus
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MS SharePoint
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Network Load Balancing
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Network Security
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Nokia
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Servers
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SolarWinds
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Sourcefire
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Spectrum
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Splunk
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SQL
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TCP/IP
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TCPDump
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TOAD
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Virtualization
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Visio
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VM
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VPN
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Languages
Spanish, Basic
French, Basic