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Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, 19473, United States
January 16, 2018

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Schwenksville, PA 19473

United States of America



Network Infrastructure Manager / Sr. Network Engineer with extensive experience in network, cable and telephony infrastructure environments, data operations and systems support centers. Product knowledge spans LAN/WAN, OCAP & TRUE TWO-WAY CABLE, Telecommunications, Network Engineering, PPP, OSPF, BGP, ATM, MPLS, QOS, EIGRP, Frame Relay, connectivity, computer services and hardware. Related areas of expertise are:

Training and Development

Project Management

Extensive knowledge in the computer field with troubleshooting and repair of networks

Product Engineering, Design and Implementations

Quality Control

Productivity Improvement

Work Experience

Network Engineer Technology Consultant and Planner

PGTEK assigned to Merck Pharmaceuticals Co

West Point, PA 12/2016- 8/2017

Network Segmentation and NAC) this was primary project to defend against cyber-attacks by designing, implementing, securing and hardening Merck’s Global Infrastructure. The following technologies utilized were relatively new and consisted of Cisco’s Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI Fabric) with Nexus 9K and 7K Core Spine and Leaf Switches, Network Access Control (NAC) for wired and wireless networks was designed and implemented leveraging ISE capabilities and Cisco Firepower FP9300 Next Generation security appliances. The following design scenarios addressed network connectivity on Layers 2 and 3 along with service appliances on Layer 4-7 in Data Centers as well as Production and development environments.

Secondary project responsibilities were Network Technology Consultant in a Cisco shop working directly with Network Teams to integrate new mergers and acquisitions into a globally standard network platform. Both projects responsibilities consisted of creating and reading Visio Network topology drawings along with Network Design and concepts, creating Bill of materials (BOM) for ordering, creating and tracking RFC’s via Remedy and Project Management knowledge and skills, being pro-efficient with Microsoft’s office suites and applications along with Cisco Switches, Routers, Security Appliances, VOIP, WAAS, and ISP providers like AT&T, Verizon and others.

Network Engineer Technology Consultant and Planner

PGTEK assigned to Florida Department of Transportation

Boca Raton FL 8/2016 - 11/2016

Working in NET-OPS Department as Brocade Supporting Engineer for BNA (Brocade Network Advisor), VDX6740 core switches, MLX router’s, IDX6100 access switches along with other management software like SolarWinds and Cisco Prime, Cisco Core Nexus 7000, Aggregation 4500, Access switches 3750, and security appliances 5540 and 5580, AAA Architecture: TACACS+, RADIUS Servers and validation, Cisco Unified Call Manager, LWAPP,WPA, Cisco 8540 and 5520 WLC's, WAAS,SDN, DHCP, DNS, TFTP, SNMP, FTP, UDP, TCT/IP, VPN, BGP, VLAN, MPLS, VOIP, QOS, HSRP, DSCP, LACP, MCT, VRRP.

Network Engineer Technology Consultant and Planner

PGTEK assigned to Willis Knighton Health Systems

Shreveport LA 5/2016 - 8/2016

Assigned to NETOPS team of Willis Knighton as BRC (Brocade resonant consultant) to assist with network deployments (refreshes, change management configurations, MOPS, network architecture interfacing and troubleshooting issues of the following Brocade hardware: CER-2024f, ICX7750-48F, VDX674, ICX6610’s in stacked and standalone configurations along with BNA Application/Appliance for monitoring. These Brocade Infrastructure appliances interfaced with many types of industry LAN/WAN/WLAN appliances like ARUBA wireless controllers, Clear Pass, Ciena Sonnet Ring, VOIP Servers Proxy servers, Cisco ASA appliances and Polo Alto Firewalls along with other proprietary peripherals.

Network Engineer Technology Consultant and Planner

PGTEK assigned to CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation)

Bossier City Louisiana and Rally Durham North Carolina 7/2015 - 2/2016

Worked with Brocade’s and CSC’s Network Architecture team to design, implement build out and migrate over and troubleshoot two Data Centers in Raleigh Durham NC and Bossier City LA that will mirror each other for redundant purposes. The following Brocade equipment was implemented and deployed: The Core configuration utilized VDX8770’s Fabric Switches, and MLX’s Core Router/Switches. The Aggregation layer consisted of VDX6740 fabric Switches and ICX6610 Management Switches. Other Brocade Technologies utilized was the Vyatta Vrouter, along with the Brocade BNA and interfaced with Polo Alto Firewalls and F5 5250v Load Balancer’s as well as Riverbed CX-7070H’s and Bluecoat proxy servers. LAN/WAN protocols MCT, 802.3AD DLA, LACP, FCOE, VRRP-E, VLAN, OSPF, MPLS and EBGP / IBGP along with redistribution, SDN, SD-WAN. All Brocade Edge Fabric interfaced with other Vendor infrastructure hardware like Cisco Nexus switches, and other vendor servers and DMZ’s.

Network Engineer Technology Consultant and Planner

PGTEK assigned to Travelers Insurance

Remote and Travel in US Role 5/ 2014 - 7/ 2015

Interfacing with key stakeholder’s vendors and technical personnel through all aspects and phases of project. Responsibilities includes: Designing architecting and assisting with the configuring, troubleshooting, staging, code upgrades, licensing and deployment of Brocade’s ICX-6610, 6450 and 6430 stacked core and standalone edge switch topologies for nationwide refresh project. Trained and made recommendations to Traveler’s Net-ops team for best practices and utilization of Brocade switches and infrastructure components for the deployment strategy. Utilized such protocols as VLAN, RSTP, LACP, VRRP, L2 & L3, TCP/IP, 802.1Q tagging, Wire Shark packet sniffers and analyzers.

Cisco LAN/WAN Engineer (Security & Routing/Switching) Consultant

IBM and Black Box 6/2014 - 8/2014

Remote Role

The primary focus was the delivery and implementation of Unified Communications, OSP and facilities solutions to customers globally. Conversion from Aruba wireless along with configuration and troubleshooting of the following Cisco LAN/WAN/WLAN products: 2921 Routers, 2960/2950 Switches, ASA5512 Firewall, 2602i Lightweight APs (access points), 7500 Wireless LAN Controller and the MSE Wireless Control System (Cisco Prime). Task included collection and analyzation of Data for refresh.

Consultant Network Engineer


Horsham, PA 12/2013 - 2/2014

Analyzed LAN/WAN/WLAN traffic and made recommendations for realignment and restructuring.

Consulted with Network Management and Net-ops team in the NOC and International DATA Centers to optimize all global enterprise network components including; Cisco, Juniper, Avaya and F5, Aruba, Wireless Controllers 5500 series, AP’s (access points), Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Load balancers, UCM, VOIP, DNS, DHCP and Communications Architecture. (All experience was both voice and data). Worked with products like SolarWinds, Reporting tools and Visio Diagrams to adhere to PCI compliance and be cost efficient in the international market place.

Network Security Design & Implementation Engineer Consultant

Astra Zeneca

Wilmington Delaware 10/2013 - 12/2013

Worked with Global Net-Ops team along with Telecom and ISP Providers such as AT&T/ IBM, Verizon and British Telecom to expedite the design processes for the following projects (secure tunneling for egress points to implement Office 365), (VPN tunneling for Windows 7 upgrades) and some migration work as well. Specific infrastructure appliances were Cisco ASA 5540-5580 enterprise environment firewalls to configure DMZ zones along with creating objects and IPSEC secure tunnels.

Sr. Network Engineer Consultant

Catholic Health East

Camden, NJ 7/2013 - 9/2013

Primary responsibilities are the Cisco switch and device design, implementation, migration and refresh from Cisco EOL 3550 in the IDF’s to HP Procurve 3800E’s and Cisco 3750’s infrastructure. Core’s being utilized in the MDFs were Cisco 6500 series LAN Switching with VLAN/WLAN, STP, IOS, HTTP, HTTPS, Lightweight APs (access points), Cisco Wireless LAN Controller SMTP, SNMP, SSL and tagging technologies. Secondary responsibilities were the support of the network LAN/WAN infrastructure and proprietary hospital systems and interfaces for systems like DaVincci Robot, RFID’s and others.

IT Manager and Sr. Network Engineer Consultant

Metapharm Pharmaceuticals

Bluebell, PA 3/2013 - 7/2013

Utilize ITIL best practices to manage IT department and trained internal personnel to assume the management role when completed. This assignment was a dual position with Network Engineer to technically support responsibilities; design, and implementation of new policies in two offices (Pennsylvania and New Jersey). Other responsibilities included RFP and vendor relations, evaluating and supporting a Cisco network consisting of 2800 & 2900 series routers, redundant stacked 3750 series switches, ASA 5520 appliances with DMZ, Natting, Routing and switching protocols BGP, VLAN/WAN/WLAN, STP, VOIP, SIP, PRI’s, H323 and the Microsoft Active Directory 2010 consisted of Exchange, SQL Citrix client and servers, Hyper V Virtual machines double take and Symantec Backup, DNS and DHCP Services. Responsibilities included resolving trouble tickets and new implementations and upgrading of network circuits design and solutions for both data/telecom related issues.

Sr. Network Engineer Consultant

Pep Boys

Philadelphia, PA 1/2013 - 3/2013

Primary responsibility was to configure deploy and support Cisco 2951 routers to a lab environment and then move to a production / retail environment with split tunnel IPSEC for Barracuda and AT&T web washing capabilities. Routing protocols – BGP, OSPF, NAT, LAN/WAN/WLAN and ACL utilization Secondary responsibilities was to support the Cisco Data and voice infrastructure, migrate from Cisco Wireless Controllers and Light weight AP’s (access points) to Aruba wireless Controllers and AP’s along with signal propagation and heat map foot print.

Network Engineer and Data Analyst Consultant

Vanguard Inc

Malvern, PA 1/2012 - 1/2013

Worked in Telecom department of Vanguard’s NOC; Primary responsibilities are the Cisco Switch and device migration to Brocade MLX/ICX infrastructure components; secondary is Network LAN/WAN, Infrastructure, Aruba and Cisco Wireless Controllers and Light weight AP’s, Nexus, IPT Telephony, Network administration and systems support. Analyze and bench mark the existing utilization of network traffic Data/Telco; and work with the Telecom and Data teams to consolidate and migrate existing Cisco 6513 & 6509 switches, VLANS and devices to the Brocade MLX implemented design. Secondary responsibilities included builds & troubleshooting of Server hardware infrastructure, Aruba and Cisco Wireless Network, Cisco Enterprise and Nexus Core Hardware, Cisco Unified Communications Manager, add moves and changes administration along with SIP and ISP circuits.

SR. Network Engineer Level III & Head End Engineer (Managed Radnor’s IOT Lab)


Radnor, PA 4/2007 - 9/2011

Worked in Comcast NETO Division with design, implementation, integration, deployment and support of fully functional LAN/WAN Network infrastructure and Cable Head-end environments for IP video streaming and distribution in the Tru2way/OCAP and legacy cable industry. Environments utilized Level 2& 3(L2&L3) Switches and Routers such as the Cisco 2950 and 3750, 60 and 70 series, Nexus 5000, 2000 &1000’s along w/ the 7604 & 7609 cores for CRAN video ULA Two-way conduit and VLAN distribution of applications, Content Distribution Network, Foundry load balancing, video streaming and IP provisioning capabilities and utilized the following protocols and technologies NAT, OSPF, DHCP, SNMP, FTP, UDP, TCT/IP, PPP, BGP, QOS, VOIP, CDM, NTP, DNS, TACACS, SSH, ACNS. Configured and administered cable modem termination systems (CMTS) like the Arris C4’s, Cisco UBR 7200 and 10K Systems along with the Cisco BACC IPV4 and IPV6 static and dynamic provisioning, DOCSIS, DSG Tunneling, and validation environments, and worked with Motorola & Cisco /SA cable and network components - DAC, DNCS, Project managed product development lifecycle processes, procedures and tools, Applications, and product development, integration, deployment and support / End to End and simulated production environments). Unified Contact Center Express (UCCX), CME, CUE, Call Routing and Dial Plans, CUCM Mobility (EM/EMCC, Device Mobility, Unified Mobility), IP Phones, Soft Phones, Aruba and Cisco wireless Controllers and AP’s, Jabber, H.323, SCCP, SIP, MGCP, SIP Trunking Vendor Management and IOT testing - interfaced with cable and telecom industry vendors such as Motorola, Cisco, Dell, Hewlett Packard, Pace, Samsung and many others to integrate Hardware / Software and embedded applications and operating platforms to comply with industry standards. Designed Built and configured automated testing equipment, test racks and Video Steaming Head end network for set-top box and application server development and certification (this utilized CPA, Shell test scripts and other applications for endurance testing and logging) this responsibility and requirement utilized VISIO for design and MS Project for tracking and management.

Systems Support Engineer Level 3 and Network Engineer


Philadelphia, PA 1/2006 - 3/2007

Network and systems support for a multi-platform and hybrid network consisting of Windows Citrix, Active Directory. 2K, 2K3 Novel Netware, SQL server and client 2K, Cisco and Nortel infrastructure components c Cisco 2500 and 2600 series Routers, Ws-6500-E Catalyst, X6148-RJ45, participated in the planning, installation and implementation of new or modified PC/LAN related hardware, software, applications and OS platforms such as Install Citrix, VMware Client and Hyper Visors, SUP720-3B Modules, CVDM6500, PIX Fire wall, Cisco 5000 VPN Manager, Nortel 350/1100’s, Passports and components. Utilization of following protocols, EIGRP, OSPF, MPLS and VOIP.

Data Analyst and Conversion Analyst LEVEL 3

Wells Fargo Bank (PREVIOUSLY Wachovia)

Philadelphia, PA 1/2005 - 1/2006

Converted and migrated existing data transmission platform to new data transmission platform. Migration consisted of asynchronous and bisynchronous dial up transmission protocols to IP protocols (HTTPS, FTP, VPN, PGP, SSL, and AS2). Utilized Unix AIX platform and other GUI applications and software for multi- platform testing. Other responsibilities included contacting and assisting clients in configuring data transmissions, updating firewalls ACL’s and supported other functions of the projects migration. Configured and maintained firewalls and Infrastructure security.

Technical Lead/ Network and Systems Support Engineer

IBM Global

Philadelphia PA 1/2004 - 1/2005

Managed technical teams for platform migrations, hardware & software installations, refreshes and deployments of Windows AD 2K, 2K3. Deployment consisted of infrastructure and cable conversions and terminations (Ethernet, Fiber, 10BaseT, Fast Ethernet, CAT-5 backbones and drops).

Provided on-site support of MS Window NT, 2000, 2003, XP Server & Client; Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, WINS, TFTP, CIDR, SNMP, FTP, UDP, TCT/IP, IPX/SPX, NWLINK VPN, PPP, BGP, IPT, VLAN, RIP, MPLS, VOIP, QOS, ACL’s, Lotus Notes, Exchange, Call Manager, VERITAS Backup MS Office and Back-office Products, Apple Macintosh, AIX, Sun Solaris, DOS, Wintel-based Hardware Platforms, Novell NetWare, SNA, SDLC, & NCP Architecture. Trouble Management software and network monitoring systems such as Cisco Works & HP Open-view, Remedy, Managed Now, and Track-It. Infrastructure responsibilities included network connectivity and telephony issues 1700, 1900, 2950, 3600, and 4000 & 6500 Cisco IOS catalyst/core switches and routers.

The previous H/W & S/W technologies mentioned were supported onsite at the following companies ING Direct, AB&B, MDS, Johnson & Johnson also while working for IBM’s special projects group.

VP/Technical Manager Owned and managed S-Corporation


Philadelphia, PA 1/2002 - 1/2004

Responsible for project management, sales, customer relations, communications, team development and training for multiple projects. Earl Naval Base (DOD clearance obtained for self and team); a three-phase project consisted of the removal of existing thick-net cabling and interfaces; conversion to Ethernet 10 Base T cabling and fiber backbone; installation of Cisco rack mounts (routers, switches catalysts/cores and hubs). Project specifications called for 2000 terminations and uplinks from multiple office complexes to the data center. Data Star Projects consisted of installations, conversions, configurations of the following types of technologies: SATCOM uplinks, DS1, T-1’s, 56K, 128K fractional frame relay, ATM Systems, point to point and multi point fractional frame relay on both data/telecommunications equipment utilizing protocols like BGP, MPLS, RIP, OSPF, EIRGP, IRGP, BGP, RIP. Most Telco switches connections and feeds Avaya, Nortel, Cisco PBX’s, POTS and PSTN.

Lead Field Engineer

Metricom / MCI World Com

Norristown, PA 2/2000 - 12/2001

Responsible for the design, implementation and build of Philadelphia’s metropolitan (MCDN) network. Tracked and monitored project timelines, goals and vendor performance (on call 24x7). Responsible for Metricom’s wired and wireless site maintenance, interfacing issues and equipment, performed construct-ability analyses (site surveys) on potential candidate sites. Interfaced and worked with General Contractors to oversee the construction of WAP (cell) sites and build out activities. Utilized diagnostic test scripts and monitoring software to resolve through-put, latency, packet loss, attenuation, saturation and signal strength issues.

Other procedures included setting azimuths of antennas; drive testing and utilizing spectrum analyzers for testing RF issues, programming and troubleshooting of transmitters/receivers and all Telecom RF and DATA equipment and ATM Systems. All transmitters and receivers operated and worked on the ISM / WCS bands and utilized Spread Spectrum frequency hopping. Telecom and connectivity equipment included CISCO 7200 series, Cabletron 8600 and 2200 smart switches at NIF, WAP and NOC.

Service Manager/Systems Support Engineer


Bensalem, PA 1/1998 - 1/2000

Managed 15 field technicians. Responsibilities included the creation of proposals, contracts and service agreements. Dispatched work orders and coordinated in house efforts to accomplish daily business goals. Additional tasks included onsite support for customer MIS departments on Windows, NT & UNIX platforms along with Cisco, Nortel / 3COM infrastructure installs and service support. Managed IMACS and Trouble tickets utilizing Remedy and Trackit Service and Billing systems.


RETS Electronics Schools, Broomall, PA Graduated: July 1985

Electronics Engineering Technology & Microprocessors, Associates in Electrical Engineering

ETI Educational, Mt. Laurel, NJ Graduated: February 2000

MCSE Networking and Computer Technology Degree


Cisco CCNA Network Certification


Ascertained a broad range of technical experience over the past 33 years.

I have worked in the IT and Electronics field as a Manager of Systems Support and Network Engineering specializing in Computers, Telecommunications and Electronics. My vast experience ranges from working in multiple LAN/WAN networked environments as well as providing managerial and systems support for large computer companies like Comcast Communications, IBM, Vanguard, MCI WorldCom, Brocade, Hewlett Packard Enterprises and Merck Pharmaceuticals as well as intermediate to small companies. Some of my industry knowledge and past responsibilities included RF, Electronics, Networking, Telecommunications and computer (voice, data and video) Engineering. The systems I have helped design and work with were cutting edge technology, and utilized some of the most current proprietary and non-proprietary hardware and embedded software and applications, in the Video Telecommunications, Computer and communications industry. I have acquired many of the certifications needed in the computer, communications electronics and project management fields like Microsoft's MCSE, MCP, Cisco CCNA, Brocade BCNE, RF site certifications and A+, and Six Sigma.

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