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Naushad
naushadresume@gmail.com
630-202-6127
Sugar Land, TX 77479
SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER
11 years experience W2
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NETWORK ENGINEER

A professional combining CCNP/CCNA certifications, a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science, and ten years of experience designing, configuring, installing, maintaining, and updating networks, systems, hardware, and software for large-scale Cisco IT environments. Technical expertise to develop and optimize scalable IT processes in cloud-based and on-premise environments, meet project benchmarks, and maintain maximum uptime while serving as a subject matter expert (SME) in network engineering.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Routers: ASR-1000, 3945, 2911, 2951, 7206VXR (NPE-G1, NPE400), 3845, 3745, 2811, 2851, 2821
  • Switches/Catalysts: Nexus 5548, FEX-2248, 4500-X, 4510, 4500-E, 7600, 6509, 6506, 3850, 3750-X, 3750G, 3750, 2960G, 3550, 3560, PoE, 3750, 4500, Catalyst 6500 Series, Nexus 2K/5K/7K/9K, MDS 9000, DCNM
  • Security: Cisco ISE, Cisco ACS, AAA, TACACS/RADIUS, ASA 5515, 5545, Fortinet UTM, Cisco Firepower Next Gen 2120/4120, VPN (IPSec L2L, Remote VPN, SSL/WebVPN, DMVPN)
  • Routing Protocols: MPLS, BGPv4, OSPF, EIGRP
  • Routed Protocols: TCP/IPv4, UDP/IP, SNMP, ICMP, SMTP, FTP, TFTP, SSH/Telnet, HTTP/HTTPS
  • Switching: VLAN (SVI), VTP, STP (PVSTP, Rapid STP, MST), Ether Channel (L2/L3), Multi-Layer Switching, HSRP, VRRP, GLBP
  • Network Tools: Cisco Works LMS 4.2.3, Wireshark (Packet Sniffer), Solarwinds, Cisco DCNM, LogRhythm
  • OS Servers: Windows 2012/2016 Server, Red Hat Linux
  • VOIP: Cisco Call Manager 8.6, Cisco Unity, Cisco UCCX, Cisco IP Phone 7960/7940, 8961(9.5Volt), H323 Suite (H.225-Registration/Call, Signaling, H.245-Open/Close Channel, RTP-Real-time Transport Protocol, H.235-Security/Signal, SSCP (Skinny)
  • QOS: DSCP, IP-Precedence, CoS, EF (101,5) for RTP over B-Channel and CS3/AF31 for DTMF, Call Setup Over D-Channel, Digital Trunk (ISDN PRI/BRI)
  • Load Balancers: F5(LTM), Citrix NetScaler
  • BI Tools: Tableau, Microsoft Power BI
  • Cloud Computing: AWS, Microsoft Azure

Experience
SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER
Information Technology
Jan 2017 - Jan 2020

Designed, installed, configured, deployed, and maintained on-premise cloud-based networks, systems, hardware, and software, (WAN, LAN, firewalls, switches, and routers) in a large-scale Cisco environment to drive maximum uptime/reliability at a leading global oil and gas organization. Also worked with F5 Load balancer configuring features like VLAN, Trunk, Nodes, Pools, Pool Members, Virtual Servers, Load Balancing Methods, Monitoring and Health Checks.

Highlighted Achievements

  • Received Results Award for Exceeding Client Expectations.
  • Recognized as a Networking Engineering Subject Matter Expert (SME) by BHP Billiton in the development of customized technical solutions that supported new business and application expansions. Highlighted Responsibilities
  • Maximized Scalability, Security, and Extensibility While Reducing Downtime in a Cisco Environment by developing proof of concept, troubleshooting/diagnosing issues, improving network capacity, and consistently monitoring network performance.
  • Served as the Lead Network Consultant on the Project to Replace End-of-Life Firewalls with new Cisco technology firepower devices.
  • Met Ambitious Deadlines While Providing Information Technology/Network Engineering Expertise to Multiple Sites Across the Nation, including the corporate office, individual branch locations, and a disaster recovery site.
  • Prepared Comprehensive Reports, Documentation, and Visio Natural Diagrams that communicated the progress of technical projects to information technology teams and project managers (PM).
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SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER
Information Technology
Jan 2011 - Jan 2017

Traveled across the city to develop and deploy technical solutions (i.e. networks/systems) for organizations while ensuring maximum uptime, reliability, and performance in Cisco environments. Client companies included Jones Lang Lasalle, Chicago Housing Authority, Porter Regional Hospital, MB Financial, Capital One/HSBC, and Walgreens.

Highlighted Achievements

  • Rapidly Cultivated Expertise in Numerous Systems, Infrastructures, Networks, Hardware, and Software (including Cisco-based and proprietary) to seamlessly integrate into each client company and minimize risks of downtime.
  • Successfully Replaced 162 Cisco Switches with the New Cisco Catalyst 3650s in one month.
  • Participated in a Firewall and Switch Rollout Project Across 7000+ Locations Throughout North America.
  • Provided Support and Expertise in a Major WAN Transformation Project for one of the world's largest airlines.
  • Recognized for Providing Critical and Emergency Technical Support for Clients in 24x7x365 Environments. Highlighted Responsibilities
  • Designed, Configured, Tested, Installed, Optimized, and Managed Systems, Networks, Hardware, and Software Solutions (WAN, LAN, firewalls, switches, routers, UPS, HW modules, and Cisco phones/VOIP) to Support Multiple Global Sites for both Fortune 500 organizations and small/medium businesses. Specifics Included
  • Installed and Configured Cisco ASR 1000, Cisco 6509 (Sup 720-3B), Cisco 4509, Cisco 3850, 3750/3750-PFS, 3560, and 3550 Switches.
  • Connected Stack Cables, Mounted Switches in Racks, and Removed Legacy Switches.
  • Managed/Monitored the Performance of Information Technology Systems and Networks using IT management software solutions (Solar Winds/Stealth-Watch). Collected/prepared statistical data and recommended improvements.
  • Conducted Circuit Turn-Ups/Decommissioning with the ISP and performed intrusive testing to certify new circuits.
  • Performed Numerous Technical Upgrades on Hardware, Software, Networks, and Systems, including
  • Replaced Cisco 6500 Series with Cisco Nexus 5Ks. Configured VPC, EtherChannel, Trunking, and VLANs.
  • Updated the Cisco IOS and performed router/switch backups and configurations.
  • Gained and disseminated Critical Intelligence on the Progress of Network IT Projects with multiple business segments by participating in change management meetings and developing technical documenting using Microsoft Visio.
  • Assigned, Managed, and Updated IP-Space/Subnet Documentation.
  • Maintained Infrastructure Assets (HW/SW) inventories, licensing, and current software versions.
  • Secured Change Authorizations by completing all necessary documentation with accuracy and in compliance with change control procedures.
  • Performed Advanced On-Site and Remote Troubleshooting, Diagnosis, and Repair of all products/solutions for multiple business segments while remaining flexible and available to serve on-call after hours.
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Education
Bachelor's in Computer Science
Northeastern Illinois University
Certifications
CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) and CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)
Skills
Cisco
2020
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Firewall
2020
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LAN
2020
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Network Engineer
2020
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Routers
2020
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Switches
2020
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Cisco ASA
2017
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Database Backups
2017
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Database Upgrades
2017
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WAN
2017
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Cisco FirePOWER
2020
3
Disaster Recovery
2020
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Load Balancing
2020
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VLAN
2020
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AWS
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Cisco UCCE
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Cisco UCS
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Cisco Unity
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Citrix
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Cloud Computing
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DMVPN
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EIGRP
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FTP
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HSRP
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IPsec
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Linux
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MPLS
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MS Azure
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Netscaler
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OpenShift
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OSPF
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SolarWinds
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SSH
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VPN
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Windows
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