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Network Engineer Security

Fredericksburg, Virginia, 22401, United States
August 29, 2017

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To pursue a challenging career and be a part of progressive organization that gives a scope to enhance my knowledge and utilizing my skills towards the growth of the organization.

Professional Summary

Over 2+ years of expertise as Network Engineer in designing, performing Network analysis, Firewall Administration, troubleshooting, maintaining and supporting complex network systems.

Implementation, maintenance and monitoring of IDS/IPS methodologies.

Troubleshoot TCP/IP problems; troubleshoot connectivity issues in multi-protocol Ethernet, Environment.

Switched telephone network (PSTN), PPP, ISDN, Frame Relay, TCP/IP, and VPN.

Experience in monitoring and troubleshooting of ISE and Cisco MSE.

Performed IOS upgrades on CISCO routers and Switches.

Experience with Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS.

Create or update jobs by integrating the Python Scripts as windows batch command in Jenkins Server.

Experience with different databases like Legacy, Amazon Cloud, Microsoft SQL.

Strong asp of current and future technologies including TCP/IP, IPv4/v6, RIP, EIGRP, OSPF.

Experience with Cisco ONS 15454/NCS and Ciena 6500 optical networking platforms

Hands on experience in configuring Cisco Prime 2.1 and WCS wireless platforms.

Hands on experience on Juniper firewalls, PaloAlto, Checkpoint security products.

Experience in running the flow of tickets.

Configuring and troubleshooting of SRX firewall series.

Assisted Network Engineers with active monitoring of network using NetFlow & SNMP.

FConfigured Cisco ASR 9000 Switches for new gear brought online.

Have Strong Knowledge and experience in designing, supporting and troubleshooting of IPSEC VPN's and Remote access SSL VPN'S

Configuration, Troubleshooting and Maintenance of Palo Alto Firewalls (160+ firewalls) - PA200, PA2000 series, PA3000 series, PA4000 series and PA5000 series.

Configured Cisco Access Control Server (ACS) to enforce security policy in User Groups.

Configured access for all Active directory groups to get network access over WAN connections in Cisco ACS.

Firewall technologies including general configuration, risk analysis, security policy, rules creation and

modification of Check Point R65, R70 & R77, Palo Alto and Cisco ASA.

Installed Operating System and configured kernel parameters for Linux /Unix servers.

Experienced in rules writing and monitoring using Checkpoint Software’s.


Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Core Competencies

Operating Systems: Microsoft XP/Vista/7, UNIX, Linux (Red hat, Opens use, Fedora), Windows

Servers 2003/2008Windows MS-Office, VMware ESX 5.1, VMware Vsphere

client, Microsoft Azure, office 365.

Programming languages C / C++, Python, Shell Script, SQL, PL/SQL

Databases: Amazon Cloud, Microsoft SQL, Legacy, Tableau

Network Configuration: Advanced switch/router configuration (Cisco IOS access list, Route redistribution/propagation).

Routing Protocols: IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGPv4, MP-BGP, IS-IS, RIP


Redundancy and management: HSRP, VRRP, GLBP, RPR, NSF/NSR, Wireshark, SNMP

Physical interfaces: Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Serial, HSSI, Sonet (POS)

Layer 2 technology: VLAN, HSRP, VRRP, GLBP, STP, RSTP, PVST+, MST, PVLAN, Optimizing STP (Port Fast, Uplink Fast, Backbone Fast, Root Guard, BPDU Guard),

Layer 3 Switching: CEF, MLS, Ether channel (PAGP & LACP, Load Balancing)

Switches: Cisco Catalyst 6500, MSFC, MSFC2, 7600, 3700, 3500, Cisco2948/3560/4500/3560/3750/3550/3500/2960

Professional Experience

ICS Technologies Pvt Ltd - Hyderabad, Telangana, India Sep 2013 to Aug 2015

Network Engineer

Key Responsibilities:

The client UBS AG, being a very big bank operates from approx. 55 countries across the globe. This comprises of very large and sophisticated network equipment.

The whole network infrastructure of UBS is divided into four regions. APAC, EMEA, AMER and SWISS.

Investment Banking and Wealth Management are the main forms of business across the world, whereas in SWISS, Retail banking is also performed. Hence, the Network infrastructure of Kensium includes RBO’s, ATM’s as well.

We as a part of GNCC are the first point of contact for all Network related issues for UBS.

Using the Netcool/MONDIS infrastructure to monitor all the alerts from various network devices such as Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Load Balancers, Cache Engines, etc. around the Globe.

First level troubleshooting for the Security devices like Firewall, F5 Load Balancers. And escalate it to the next level.

Implemented and Maintained Routing Protocols EIGRP and OSPF in the Network.

Spearheaded meetings & discussions with team members regarding network optimization and regarding BGP issues.

Handled switching related tasks included implementing VLANS, VTP and configuring Fast-Ethernet channel between switches.

Achieved proficient in Adaptive Security Device Manager (SDM) and used it while performing security audit on routers.

Configured Cisco 7204 routers which were also connected to Cisco ASA Firewall (5505) security appliances providing perimeter based firewall security.

Configured Client VPN technologies including Cisco’s VPN client via IPSEC.

Experience with Checkpoint Firewall policy provisioning.

Configured and Maintained the Local Network using 2900, 6500 series Switches and 2800 series Routers. Configured and installed the 3600 series Router.

Implemented Site-to-Site VPNs over the Internet utilizing 3DES, AES/AES-256 with ASA Firewall 5505.

Configured Protocol Handling, Object Grouping and NAT on ASA Firewalls (5505).

Configured Firewall logging, DMZs and related security policies and monitoring.

Designed perimeter security policy; Implemented Firewall ACL’s; Allowed access to specified services; Enabled IDS/IPS signatures in Firewall & fine-tuned TCP & UDP.

Used load balancers ACE and load balancing technique with multiple components for efficient performance and to increase reliability through redundancy.

Loop testing with Vendors to identify the responsible end of issue.

Works on Live Incidents and Captures troubleshooting data through.

Scheduled preventive maintenance for fire-protection systems, including new protocols. Utilize MS

Windows, Word, and Excel for reporting/documenting process.

Satisfactorily Resolved Problems in timely manner with focus on providing a high level of support for all


Environment: Net Flow, TACACS, EIGRP, RIP, OSPF, BGP, VPN, MPLS, CSM, SUP720, Ether Channels, Cisco 7200/3845/3600/2800 routers, Fluke and Sniffer, Cisco 6509/ 3750/3550/3500/2950 switches, Checkpoint firewalls (SPLAT). Cisco 7200/3845/3600/2800 routers, Routing Protocols EIGRP, OSPF, BGP including VPN, MPLS and Ether Channels

Education: Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communications Engineering at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, INDIA.

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems, The College of Saint Rose, Albany, NY.

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