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Engineer Network

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
April 21, 2018

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Muhammad Saddique Ikram

Al-Barsha Dubai, UAE

CCNA# CSCO13090219

Valid UAE Driving License


Skype: replymee

Profile: I am an accomplished Network Engineer/Network analyst with demonstrated success implementing strategic IT initiatives that improve business functionality. My years as a skilled Network Engineer have taught me to lead and motivate teams to maximize productivity. I am a technology savvy self-starter, adept at moving into new environments and extrapolate from existing experience to quickly adapt to new technologies fluently and quickly. I possess first-rate communications and collaboration skills to lead and work in concert with diverse groups effectively.

Technical Skills:

Network Operating Systems:

Cisco Catalyst CatOS

Fabric OS - Brocade


Junos OS

Operating Systems/Servers:



Exchange Server




Kali linux



Network/Security Hardware

Cisco ASA Firewall

5505,5510,5520,5540, 5506x,


Cisco ISE 2.x - MDM

SNS-3415, 3495, 3515

FirePower 9300/4100

Cisco IPS 4200 series

PaloAlto 500/820/5050

Fortinet 60D,100D,3000D,900D

Cisco Catalyst


Nexus 5k & 9K

Cisco Router


3600,7600,A SR1002

Juniper router (M & E Series)

Cisco Linksys E1200 series APs


CUCM 5/7/9

Citrix NetScaler MPX11515

Avaya Switches

Brocade Switches


Network Security

ACLs (standard, extended, named, time

based Identity based, application based)

NAT (static, dynamic, port based, dual

NAT, Bidirectional Nat)

Port Security, GUARDs



DNS Doctoring,Subnetting, Supernetting


Transparent Firewall

Single context and mutli- context

firewall Active/Standby & Active/Active


Password Recoveries

Password Hardening

Duo access gateway-2FA

Packet Capturing,Wireshark


IBM Blade

Network Management/Security Software

SIEM – Event monitoring tool

Cisco Easy VPN Client

Cisco ACS 4.1

PaloAlto global protect

Manage Engine Netflow

Manage Engine firewall analyzer

Manage Engine switch port mapper & IP

address manager

Manage Engine device expert



Event Log Analyzer

Kiwi Syslog/ IPSwitch syslog

Putty, Super putty



LAN Surveyor




Exsi 6.5 / Vsphere/VCenter

CITRIX (including


Hyper - V

VMWARE Workstation /Virtual



Network Design/Documentation




Visio diagrams

Technical documentation

Daily Report

DT Index Report

Technical solution designs


Cisco Wireless Controller



Linksys Cisco




Other Softwares

MS Word/Excel/Powerpoint

MS Visio




Mirai Technologies, Dubai UAE

Sr. Network Engineer ICT - Oct 2017 to Still

Providing support as presales, estimation & design for enterprise network solutions. Supporting BDO’s for technical meetings.

Exchange 2016 to Office 365 Migration.

Designing & Implementation of projects with external clients. Implementing L2/L3 network deployment solutions such as Enterprise network infrastructure, VoIP, WiFi, Firewall Fortinet/SonicWall/Firepower/IPS/UTM migration from traditional ASA firewalls. Supporting the team for network integration for PABX, VoIP solutions, Wifi & ELV projects. Attending trainings and workshops provided by principal companies/Vendors. Network deployment for SAN/NAS and other storage devices. Advanced trouble shooting skills and identify the severity of the issues. Developing standard processes and procedures.

STSPayOne – DMCC - Dubai UAE

Sr. Network/System Administrator – Feb 2017 to August 2017 E-DIRHAM GII Payment Gateway project - Ministry OF Finance Abu Dhabi. PCI (Payment Card Industry) Project management and monitoring of all implementation phases. PCI-DSS compliance for company hosted payment gateway services, Wireless and Segmentation test reports. Presales activities including hardware sizing (servers, network equipment... etc), required software and licenses, solution design (HLD, DLD) and infrastructure.

Maintain technical documentations, configurations and diagrams for our internal and external infrastructure and data centers.

Monitoring all devices (Up & running) using WhatsUp Gold and live graphs on Cacti Preparation & Analysis of Reports for Network Performance, Audit and DT index Trustwave Vulnerability Management testing every month end. Up-gradation from ASA-5550 v8.2 / IPS-4255-k9 v7.1(11p1)E4 to Fortigate D900, Multiple Vdoms Cisco ACE-4710-k9 vA5-2.1 SSL Accelerator to F5 BIG-IP i2600 v12.1.2. Troubleshooting 6509E with FWSM WS-SVC-FWSM-1 module as internal firewall and BlueCoat as WAF. Maintain and monitor Storage Area Network (SAN) infrastructure, IBM Blade server & Storage servers. Power Shell/Bash/shell scripting for Microsoft & Unix/Linux environment. Maintaining and troubleshooting Kespersky, WSUS, Radius server, Active Directory, IPSwitch Syslog Server, Duo access gateway-2FA.

Onsite and remote deployment of products releases, and update patches containing fixes and enhancements. Virtual computing experience (VMWare / HyperV / CITRIX-XenApp/XenServer) Implementation of solution Backup and recovery strategies and disaster recovery sites. Project requirements gathering, scoping, planning, and implementation with client executives. Knowledge management and monitoring by building annual training plans implemented by formal training, internal knowledge sharing sessions, or self-study and research. Hardware and software upgrade for EoL/EoS devices.

Mobilink (Lahore, PK)

(Broadband & Carrier Division )

Network Engineer – Sept 2015 to Nov 2016

Troubleshooting both Core and Access network layers (Trunks, Power Outages, Temperature Violations, CPU, DSLAMS, Bandwidth, Utilization, alarming, reporting). Handling Major network failure problems Affecting Node, Services(L2VPN, MPLS, Managed, and Inter-AS) and maintain LDN Corporate Internet access.

Troubleshooting and maintaining the international links with the upstream providers (TW1 & PIE) in Co- ordination with the core team (NETOPS-Team).

Responsible for network performance assurance such as identify services degradation or Congestion and solve them using iManager U2000 Unified Network Management System. Responsible for troubleshooting, fixing and maintain global outages caused by trunk (STM'S/E1's) failure or devices failure.

Monitor the performance statistics for products in service using What’sup gold (NMS) Engineering toolset, NView for Raisecom Media Converters.

Troubleshooting of Cisco, Juniper router (M & E Series) Brocade-624/6910(POE) Switches ASA 5512-X & SRX4100 and SRX4200 Services Gateways on core links. Responsible for presentation of technical solution to client with Sales team and Client. Troubleshooting of PMP network with E1’s/ATM/STM1 nationwide. Configuration of MXK 819/151 DSLAM & ERX-1440.

Manage DSL network new deployment and maintenance of whole network with daily NOC Reports and down time with DTindex.

Conducts isolation and analysis for the problem raised/escalated by the clients and remote POP’s Remote technical support to Site Engineering team for fault rectification. Providing timely & effective level 2 supports to Client via Customer Resource Management (CRM) ticketing system.

Administration/Configurations of DSLAM, ERX 1440, Routers (Juniper) M10i, M320, M7i, MX104 regarding Internet connectivity and Data connectivity.

Maintenance of PMP backbone network and All POPS all over country through comprehensive procedures implemented by a well-trained and responsible engineering team. This includes: E1/E3/STM1 Streams and PRI lines via PTCL/TW1/Nayatel/Mobilink.

Resolution, follow-up and closure of Trouble Tickets, service affecting activities / Outages. Coordinate with vendors, upstream providers, co-location partners & transmission providers for resolution of issues.

Training of new recruitment at NOC & CORE department. Preparation & Analysis of Reports for Network Performance, Audit and DT index. College of Physicians & Surgeons

Pakistan (Lahore, PK)

Assistant Manager IT – Mar 2014 to Sept 2015

Worked in Infrastructure Team of 9 peoples

Configured, managed and deployed network infrastructure of 20+ branches of office and data center Exsi 6.0 for UVC Platform for Lifesize/Polycom Video Recording server. Managing Samba Share Server (Centos) with policies and security. Managing Endian Firewall / Squid Server with Transparent proxy, polices and security (Social & PG+18 websites blocked).

Managing DNS Server (Centos) with DNS Caches.

Managing RAID 5 with Samba Server Local permission policies. Hands-on Web-min for GUI based configuration.

Hands-on NFS Server, Mail Server (Send mail/ Postfix) with MX records. Hands-on Linux Rescue (Root Password breaking, grub password, Installing grub) Responsible for Proactive monitoring of all running networks (Routers and Switches), troubleshooting for Regional Center Lahore.

Provide computer orientation support to Trainees and fellows In Regional center Lahore. Provides technical assistance to video conferences on Polycom Devices VSX7000 and QDX6000, LifeSize, Gotomeeting, lync & Cisco devices. Addresses technical issues proactively to prevent, problems. Provide assistance for FCPS-1 Online Examination August, 2014.

Avaya (IP Phone):

Implementation, Support & Integration

Model : IP Office 500 v2

SME Bank Ltd (Lahore, PK)

IT Coordinator – Jan 2013 – Feb 2014

Worked in deployment team of 5 members.

Installation & Net Configuration of Oracle9i.

Managing FTP server (Centos) for file sharing with CuteFTP. Provide assistance for HTTP Server (Apache)

Support to users for the using of Banking Software (PIBAS). Support, troubleshoot, configure and maintain Router, Switches, and Juniper Firewall. Manage and maintain of Active Directory, DNS, windows Server 2008 & 2003 and Hyper V Machine. Support, troubleshooting, configure and maintain LAN, WAN, DSL, DXX for Branch Connectivity. Connect to remote systems via VNC, remote desktop. Ensure that all external Security measures including Anti-virus, firewall and Authentication Services are fully functioning and stable

Installation & Troubleshooting of Windows Xp, Windows 7/8 & Networking related issues. Maintain the system hardware & software.

Manage and maintain the Network Printer and Scanner. Manage and maintain the CCTV security system and cameras.. Daily Backup Bank Reports & generate MIS reports

Check and update Symantec Endpoint antivirus in all systems. Take Norton Ghost for every specific system.

Maintained daily check list, SOD and EOD documents. Generate NADRA Verification and Ecib Reports.

Mirza Associates Engineering

Services Pvt Ltd (Lahore, PK)

Assistant Network Engineer – Aug 2010-Aug- 2012

Configured VLANs on 2 Cat 2960 SW and perform intervlan routing through Cisco 1846 router. Configured PAT, ACL and WAN gateway on Cisco 1846 router.

Configured IP Telephony on Cisco IP Phones. Changed Codecs G.711, G.729. Configured dial tones, added extensions on CUCM 5.0. Responsible for the uptime of running Network of CISCO (series 3560, 4500 & 6500) Configuration & maintenance of Cisco Routers 2800, 3600 & 7600 series. Configuration of Routing Protocols.

Configuration of new Switches for the new Nodes.

Configuration of Ports level, applying the access-list & VLAN Strong command of designing & monitoring of Network. Hands on experience with routing and switching VLANs, spanning tree, trunking and Port security. Monitor NMS, Monitor Switches & Routers.

Evaluate the current network topology and identify specific initiatives to pursue in support of the strategic network architecture

Troubleshooting the Local Area Network.

Manage computer software, hardware installation and management. Provide support on network equipment installation and hardware replacement Education:

• Cisco Certified Network Professional,CCNP(R&S) Training

• Cisco Certified Network Associate,CCNA(R&S) Training & Certified

• Cisco Certified Network Associate, CCNA (Voice) Training

• Cisco Certified Network Associate, CCNA (Datac center) Training

• Cisco Certified Network Professional, CCNP (Datac center) On going

• Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer,MCSE Training

• Palo Alto 201 +205 Training

• Citix Netscaler 2 day workshop

• Juniper (JNCIA/JNCIS/Firewall) Training

• Red Hat Certified Engineer (Linux) Training

National College of Business Administration & Economics. Bachelors in Computer Science BS(CS) – Gold Medalist* 2009- 2013 CGPA 3.51


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