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Design Engineer Engineering

Richmond, Virginia, United States
May 19, 2017

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Mr. Timothy M. Howard

**** ****** *****

Richmond, Virginia 23234

(804) ***-****


To achieve a position as a Network Engineer where I can contribute to the organization.


2017-Current: ECPI University, Moorefield Campus, Richmond, Virginia

B.S. Degree Computer Information Systems

GPA: 3.5

Expected graduation date: June, 2019

1974-1977: George Wythe High School, Richmond, Virginia

General Academics High School Diploma

GPA: 2.5

Graduation: August, 1977

Employment History:

Custodian 9/2015-Present

Employer: SSC

3700 James River Road, Midlothian, Virginia 23113

Supervisor: Mr. Coolbi Couilbay (419) ***-****, may be contacted.

Collects and disposes of trash following approved procedures and infection control plans. Dusts and damp mops floors following approved procedures. Moves equipment and furniture for proper cleaning and place furniture back in correct placement. Cleans assigned areas with the use of assigned materials and equipment. Sanitize all surfaces. Follows the eight-step cleaning procedure. Washes walls, windows, furniture, baseboards and other items to maintain a clean, safe environment for patients, visitors and staff. Seeks out areas requiring cleaning; takes initiative to complete the task. Completes all tasks assigned by supervisor. Performs tasks in accordance with all federal, state and county guidelines. Strips, scrubs, buffs and refinishes floors; shampoos carpet. Contributes to the team; exhibits professionalism with customers, fellow employees and others. Performs other duties as assigned.

Circuit Design Engineer 1/2010-8/2011

Employer: TEKsystems

1411 Opus Place, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

Supervisor: Mr. Tim Demos (630) ***-****, may be contacted.

Accountable for Ericsson Node B MSN IMA assignments to the Tellabs 8860 router in the Chicago Market after receipt of Customer Inquiry Questionnaires. Filled out CIQ with required MSN information, which include T1 amount and status, in or out of service then return to RNC Engineer within the required SLA which will be used by the vendor for the re-parenting.

Accountable for determining the number of IMT’s circuits needed between MSC’s to support the re-parenting. Completed the Granite revisions to complete the re-parenting and produced the cut sheets. Accountable for updating and maintaining the MSN_EDP spreadsheet where all the MSN IMA ports assignments are kept. Created trouble tickets for operations to perform re-parenting.

Internal Transmission Design Engineer 11/2007-5/2009

Employer: TEKsystems

1411 Opus Place, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

Supervisor: Mr. Tim Demos (630) ***-****, may be contacted.

In charge of the detailed design and engineering of new network elements and expansions. Prepared plans for integration into the existing network. Developed detailed engineering design packages (EDP’s) for work related to a given switching location. Provided tiered support to other technical team members during implementation. Network elements included Nortel MSC, Ericsson MSC, Nortel BSC, Ericsson BSC, and Nokia BSC. Determined system specifications, input/output processes and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility. Coordinated design of subsystems and integration of total system. Used Remedy to verify incoming tickets for completeness and accuracy. Understand line attributes for DS0’s, DS1’s, DS3’s and Optical circuits. Completed Granite Circuit revisions for Node B and 2G site reparenting, circuit adds and decommissions after reparenting. Followed all Engineering Guidelines and Standards. Completed circuit tracking in both Granite and on separate spreadsheet. Completed designs and requirement by Service Level Agreement times and forward circuit design to the required team via Remedy. Confirmed T1 condition via loop back testing from DCS to Network Interface Unit. Addressed T1 integration errors though testing.

Transport Engineer 12/2006 – 10/07

Employer: TEKsystems

1411 Opus Place, Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

Supervisor: Mr. Tim Demos (630) ***-****, may be contacted.

Accountable for strategic planning of fiber optic rings in Illinois and Wisconsin.

Developed plans for network expansion and backhaul overview. Developed new network topology plan (collapsing rings for more efficient use). Used Remedy to verify incoming tickets for completeness and accuracy. Managed Point to Point DS3 capacity and ordered Point to Point DS3’s as needed. Developed a plan to move Point to Point DS3 for other vendors to ATT.

Used JaX to redesign where T1s would enter the ring nodes on the Dark Fiber Network and to decide where carrier hubs are needed. Utilized Granite to update circuit information in the Granite database to correct the database for better overall knowledge of the network. Centralized Ticketing System to start the progress of migrating circuits to the Dark Fiber and re-grooming T1s to the best DS3 for a more efficient and cost effective network. Requested for quotes for DS3s and OCn in the network. Used MapInfo to conduct a Growth summary of hubs to decide if expansion of a hub were needed. Aided in Engineering of Microwave paths though out the network and decided which was no longer needed or which should be upgraded.

Planning and Design Engineer 01/2000 –12/2006

Employer: Tellabs

Naperville, Illinois

Supervisor: Mr. Don Jensen

Engineered the Tellabs Traffic Management Services processes for traffic transfers, facility replacements, and legacy product replacements. Performed on-site detailed office audits. Identified a complete physical address for each circuit based upon the Site Survey and Scope of Work. Developed an overview of the cutout, network topology drawings, and a Method of Procedure (MOP) documentation detailing the technical procedures for the cutout. Re-engineered network (backbone interconnect) configurations for optimum usage. Created technical procedures, listing the individual cutout steps and contingency procedures. Managed circuit churn, which may require corrections to the engineering plans. Exercised administrative responsibilities that ensured engineering continuity and efficiency in the MOP and the project timelines. Demonstrated the ability to establish and maintain a good relationship with all involved in the TMS project team.

Senior Network Design Engineer 11/1997-01/2000

Employer: Sprint PCS

Chicago, Illinois

Supervisor: Mr. Syed Shah

Responsible for producing strategic and tactical designs for wireless switching. Worked with LEC on fiber ring designs ensuring all appropriate offices were connected within the design. In addition, worked on related elements in developing plans for network expansion. Provided insight on upcoming technologies and ways to implement them in our future. Submitted ASR’s for Trunking and T1’s via the LECs ASR system. Create and track DLR’s and CLR’s.

Designed OC48 along with DS3’s on the OC to drop off point at the correct LEC office.

Ordered circuits as needed (T1 to 10Gig). Designed building entrance for all facilities.

Analysis on all switching equipment, backbones interconnect facilities, Digital Cross Connect Systems and DSX for expansion. Supervised Contractors on installation, test and turn up of MSO equipment. Assigned Switch Technicians for circuit testing and turn up. Worked with Operations Managers on budgets and assisted on onsite for a complete understanding of projects.

Supervised 4 Network Design Engineers for the North Central United States.

U.S. Army 9/1977-5/1986

Avionic Navigation and Flight Control Equipment Repairman

D Company, 8th Combat Aviation, 8th Infantry Division

Responsible for the repair of Instrument Landing Systems and Flight Control Systems.

Was the SME for Stability Augmentation Systems while station at Fort Campbell, Kentucky 1978-1980. Taught the Avionic Navigation and Flight Control Equipment course at the U.S. Army Signal School 1980-1982.


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