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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
April 10, 2018

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** ***** ** ********** ** designing, implementing and deploying network infrastructure systems for service providers, government agencies and healthcare companies.

Expert in Juniper platforms including MX, QFX, SRX, and EX devices in multi-protocol environments including MPLS L3 and L2 VPNs, eBGP, iBGP and OSPF.

Developed cloud infrastructure using Layer 3 Clos topologies leveraging EVPN and VxLAN.

5 years of experience in team building and mentoring infrastructure engineers.

Experience in leading network architectural teams in India and the United States.

Managed the integration of company infrastructures through multiple mergers and acquisitions.

5 years of experience in data management, system engineering and 7 years of project management experience to support customer growth.


Doctor of Engineering Systems Engineering and Engineering Management August, 2018

George Washington University

Master of Science Electrical Engineering Technology May, 2013

Southern Polytechnic State University (KSU), Marietta, GA

Bachelor of Science Computer Information Systems December, 2001

University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI


Juniper Network Certified Internet Specials (JNCIS) 291933913

Juniper Network Certified Associate (JNCIA) 287869276

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CSCO11578432

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) 3759651

Security+ COMP001004697124

Public Trust Clearance July, 2017


ASEE 2015 Conference:

J. Cole and W. Thain, "A small network for modeling MPLS," IEEE Southeastcon, Norfolk, VA, April 2016

Harris Corporation

Chief Network Architect July, 2017 - Present

Job Summary Manage a team of 7 network engineers to support existing network for the FAA. Concurrently lead a team of 5 network engineers in the development and deployment of a next generation lab environment. Develop next generation solution to influence leadership to invest $5 million USD in capital for lab environment.


Design next generation network lab for the FAA to demonstrate capability and test various SD-WAN vendors

Motivate engineering teams to integrate architectural changes that inspire career development and a 25% increase in promotion opportunities

Sponsor automation projects to upgrade operating systems of mission critical infrastructure and recurring minimal configuration changes, reducing human errors by 15%

Respond to RFPs that lead to business development activities and increase in revenue

Write technical whitepapers to explain network systems and solutions to support FAA systems


Network Architect, Consultant April, 2017 – December, 2017

Job Summary Managed a team of 4 network architects to develop a cloud infrastructure to support services in the state of Alaska and expansion of customer base into the lower 48 United States. Sponsored technical strategy with company marketing representatives to develop profitable services.


Oversaw the architecture andimplementation next generation data center environment using Juniper QFX switches leveraging EVPN+VxLAN, L3 Clos fabrics in preparation for Juniper Contrail and migration of existing revenue generating services

Proposed new methodology for out of band network management using virtualization techniques such as VRF, VLANs and Virtual Chassis reducing risks of unplanned downtime

Developed product portfolio with marketing team for Data Center PODs that led to 4 additional lines of business that have potential of generating over $2M of revenue each

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Network Architect, Consultant May, 2016 – April, 2017

Job Summary As an onsite architect, led a team of Cox network engineers to architect designs for projects including network security consolidation, cloud infrastructure core and customer access development. Managed customer expectations on project deployments.


Led the design and deployment of nation-wide network security consolidation by reducing to a regional network security solution using Juniper SRX firewalls, MPLS and BGP attributes

Project managed regression testing for QFX beta platforms that provided the core of the cloud infrastructure for Cox Communications

Managed the automation of network security by leveraging Python scripting to capture IP route data and input into data tools to optimize firewall policies

Worked with Juniper business development to engineer NFX-250 platform for customer cloud access solutions to deliver streamlined devices to small business customers

Kennesaw State University (Southern Polytechnic State University)

Part-Time Faculty January, 2015 – May, 2017

Job Summary Redesigned Advanced Telecommunications curriculum to incorporate MPLS and SDN technologies. Taught Advanced Telecommunications course, then granted opportunity to teach data communications course. Instruct and guide students through practical examples, while providing real world applications.

AT&T Labs

Lead Network Engineer December, 2015 – May, 2016

Job Summary Led nationwide data center consolidation supporting video multicast within multiple regions across the United States. Deployed next generation lab that supported cloud infrastructure for proof of concept and business development of next generation services.


Led data center consolidation and standardization using MPLS technologies on Alcatel-Lucent, Juniper and Cisco routers, switches and firewalls reducing operational costs by 42%

Managed automation project for faster regression testing of production faults

Project managed IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless system upgrade and redesign

Stream Networks, Inc.

Network Engineer, Consultant May, 2015 – May, 2016

Job Summary Standardized regional data centers across the United States using Layer 3 Clos topologies and Juniper MX, EX and SRX platforms. Mentored and trained customer technical teams on existing and next generation technologies. Travelled to customer locations to implement network security and visibility solution.


Oversaw optimization of network management systems and deployment of high available enabling systems such as A10 load balancers

Managed the consolidation and standardization of 7 national data centers for reducing operational inefficiencies and persistent human error

Assisted engineers to identify limitations of environments to develop technical plan toidentify training needs, decreasing NOC ticket queues by 33%

Streamlined work flows based on understanding system life cycle and engineering experience by identifying opportunities for training or employee remediation

Developed business relationship with network monitoring vendors that led to additional revenue streams for consulting practice

iHealth Technologies

Network Architect September, 2013 – May, 2015

Job Summary As an network architect, built and led global network engineering team. Led company through technical transition during several mergers and acquisitions. Designed network and security solutions within a high available HIPAA regulated environment. Ensured that all IT operations and engineering projects are well defined, planned and executed, with strong emphasis on communication and testing.


Led 2 network architects in the United States and 5 network engineers Hyderbad, India, supporting data centers and WAN connectivity supporting HIPPAA regulated services

Developed help desk staff into network and system engineers contributing to an increase of company retention by 75%.

Ensured Disaster Recovery (DR) plans were tested to confirm 99.99% of data and connectivity between data centers, critical applications and storage systems

Leveraged VRFs, MPLS L3 VPNs and vSRX to minimize capital costs while maintaining HIPAA compliance across global network systems

AT&T Mobility

Senior Network Design Engineer June, 2010 – September, 2013

Job Summary Managed projects while working with AT&T Labs to deliver custom network solutions leveraging mobility platforms. Developed, built and motivated team to create a highly productive environment to migrate critical networks to modern infrastructure in preparation for LTE


Managed team of contractors to transition legacy transport to MPLS reducing operational risks involving unsupported hardware, software and human capital resources across the U.S.

Managed capacity of UMTS and LTE network using COTS and internally developed tools

Designed in collaboration with AT&T Labs UMTS to LTE migration strategies

Managed and trained contractors on migrating to Carrier Ethernet and MPLS



Applications/OS: Ubuntu, Linux Red Hat, Windows Server 2003, 2008, Exchange, IIS, Microsoft Active Directory, Cisco Call Manager 4.1, UNITY voicemail, WSUS, SMS, Citrix, SQL, UNIX (SCO), VMWare, Linux Ubuntu

Hardware: Alcatel-Lucent: 7750, 7450, 7330 Cisco: 2621, 2621xm, 2851, 2941, 3560 PoE Catalyst, 3750, ASA, ASR 901, ASR 903, Nexus 7K, 5K, CatOS 6509, 7609, AP 1200, Juniper: M320, MX960, MX480, SRX 1400, 3400 EX 8208, EX 4200, SSG550, SA 4500, QFX 10002, QFX 5110, QFX 5100 HP: Proliant DL Series Dell: PowerEdge 4600, 2950, 2600 IBM: Bladecenter, F5 GTM 2000, F5 LTM 3600, 1600, 4000 Manager, Forescout CounterAct 1000, Sourefire IDS/IPS, Cisco ASR 1002-x, ASR 1001-x, 1006-x, ISR 4331, SourceFire IDS 8000 series

Protocols: IEEE 1588 PTP, NTP, RFC 2544, RFC 1918, DNS, DHCP, ICMP, BFD, UMTS, LTE (version 8, 9, 10), SIP, ARP, SSL, LDAP, SMTP, RTP, RADIUS, TACACS+, VoIP, QoS, CDP, LLDP, Netflow, Flexible Netflow

Tools: D-ITG, Iperf, GNS3, Cisco SLA, Solarwinds, replmon.exe, ntdsutil.exe, Spirent QScope, Wireshark, MPLS OAM, Cacti, Nagios, SNMPv2c, SNMPv3, Cisco Prime, JunOS Space

Soft Skills: Process development, mentoring/coaching teams, effective influence to executive leadership and peers, enterprise architecture, security best practices, roadmaps and strategies, business contingency

Data Analytics: R, R Studio, principal component analysis, linear regression, predictive analysis, machine learning

Cloud: EVPN, VxLAN, NFV, Cisco ACI, Juniper Contrail (CSO), IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, automation, orchestration, APIC-EM, Cisco DNA, Juniper NFX, Cisco NCS

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