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West Orange, New Jersey, 07052, United States
April 26, 2018

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Chima E. Chima

* ******* ***, **** ****** NJ. ***52

Email: Phone: 551-***-****


With experience in providing Enterprise Network solutions; designing, implementing, and supporting LAN/WAN networks for voice and data. Work includes providing solution architecture and supporting internal and external clients in deployment of all application connectivity projects. Designing and implementing multiple mission critical infrastructures for multiple clients. Managing highly visible projects successfully meeting all SLAs, in search for career a challenging position in Network Engineering


Experience in translating business needs and requirements into network solutions, including specifying hardware and software, project delivery, support and analysis.

Hands on experience leading all stages of systems analysis effort, including requirement definition, design, architecture, testing and support.

Experience at managing cross functioning teams for fast-paced and complex projects.

LAN/WAN Network Architecture, Engineering, configuration, deployment and supporting enterprise large scale business applications

Data and Voice network routing protocols such as MPLS, BGP, IS-IS,EIGRP, OSPF, PIM, and RIP

Network Operations Center support, issue research, tracking and resolution for clients.

Pro-active maintenance of Network to ensure reliability in corporate resources and application.

Hosting infrastructure design, deployment and provisioning in service delivery environment.

Managing multiple mission critical projects and performing effectively under pressure.

Mentoring interns and other engineers on the best practice in network troubleshooting and solutions.


ATOS North America

Senior Network Engineer March 2014 – Present

Customer imbedded Engineer with day to day responsibilities of supporting core routing, switching, and security for two Data Centers supporting multiple sites worldwide for Xerox / Conduent Health and Human Resource (HRS) group that provide services for the fortune 100 corporations.

Responsible for providing Client connectivity solutions for Conduent’s fortune 100 Customers

Designed and implemented site to site VPN and remote access solutions for clients, interfacing with clients Engineers and project manager to ensure successful test and turn up of all new VPN sites

Interfacing with clients Engineer for remote access VPN connectivity test and turn up for HRS customers.

Upgraded and migrated enterprise wide Wireless Lan to Cisco Cloud Meraki Wireless solution.

Supporting all HRS customers in resolving Sev1 and 2 issues

Recent Projects:

Redesigned the Secaucus NJ Call center Core infrastructure using Cisco 6880 VSS and Fex technologies and migrated all hosted applications to the new infrastructure successfully without any major issues.

Designed and implemented site to site VPN remote access solutions for clients. Interfaced as clients engineer for remote access VPN connectivity test and turn up for HRS customers.

Online Resources Corporation (Princeton NJ) Sept 2010– Oct 2014

Senior Network Engineer

Primary responsibility was to provide network support to online payment technology developed community and ensure network reliability for real time credit card processing clients, payment vendors and merchants.

Initiated and upgraded the LAN and WAN infrastructure that eliminated all vendor non-supported devices that were still in production.

Designed and implemented WLAN based Cisco Aironet 1262 platform for Wireless application developers.

Recommended and migrated B2B customers to Vendor managed MPLS cloud provided by Verizon.

Designed LAN and WAN template for building new offices and built Atlanta Ga and Pleasanton Ca, new offices and moved employees over night without any issue.

Key Accomplishment:

Provide 24/7 support to credit card bill payment vendors, processors and merchants on network and firewall connectivity issues and resolving most issues on time.

Setup site to site VPN on Cisco ASA firewall for clients such Citigroup, Chase Payment, Paypal, Tsys, others and cloud hosting provider such as Datapipe.

Migrated remote access users VPN platform from Cisco VPN Concentrator to ASA firewall.

Consolidated access to the Network and System devices on Cisco ACS platform with Radius and TACCAS support, and integrated the ACS to external RSA token server.

Re-designed LAN and WAN infrastructure that help in reducing the risk of network outages.

Implemented Cisco VOIP system, role included configuring QOS enabled LAN and WAN infrastructure and the gateways to PSTN and migrating all employee to the new phone system.

Worked with other department to establish a change management process and procedure to ensure accountability that included peer review of network design and all changes.

NYSE EURONEXT (NYSE Technologies) New York Aug 2008 – Sept 2010

Communications Project Engineer

Responsible for designing and implementing LAN/WAN networking solutions for NYSE contracted customers in service hosting environment, which generates major revenue for the organization.

Provision financial firm clients for connectivity to the NYSE SFTI, ARCA, BATs, Direct Edge, NASDAQ and other exchanges for market data products.

Configured and deployed all networks LAN/WAN devices.

Customer point of contact Engineer for networking issue on NYSE Technologies Hosting Service environment.

Provided level 2/3 support to Network Operational Center Technicians 24/7on network issue.

Designed and Implemented NYSE market system data infrastructure and migrated all Market Data customer to the new data center.

Evaluation of multiple vendors technologies features and assigning benefit value and developing criteria matrix for best fit selection.

Bear Stearns Co. Whippany NJ Nov 2006 -Aug 2008

Network Operations Analyst

Proactively monitored the Global Network for issue that will cause outages for the Bear Stearns enterprise WAN and LAN network.

Investigated major network outages and resolved them in a timely and efficient manner.

Worked closely with telco companies, (Verizon, AT&T, Quest, and Global Crossing) to resolve circuit issues.

Worked with hardware vendors, circuit carriers and extranet customers to resolve network, and application issues daily.

Security Industries Automation Corporations 2005 – 2006

Communications Network Engineer

Designed, implemented, and supported LAN/WAN infrastructure for SIAC/Sector collocation clients.

Migrated major financial service clients from the legacy SDC network to SFTI.

Prepared design specification documents for design review board.

Prepared scripts to conduct business availability test to meet contractual SLA for clients.

Key Accomplishment:

Designed and implemented control network for media servers in the Storagetek tape library

Implementation the network infrastructure for new National Market Data Systems Data Center and migrated all market data system servers to the infrastructure.

Security Industries Automation Corporations (SIAC) 2002 –2005

Communications Project Engineer

Designed and supported Managed Service network that internet services to clients.

Designed and deployed extranet for clients that have SLA of 99.999% uptime requirement.

Implemented and supported high availability redundant multi-protocol Cisco Catalyst 6509 infrastructure running BGP, RIP, EIGRP, and OSPF.

Designed and implemented LAN and WAN connectivity for new business customers using Cisco and Nortel devices such as Cisco catalyst 2900,3500, 6500; Cisco router 2600, 3600, and 7200.

Designed and supported redundant co-location structured 3 tier web-hosting infrastructures with Radware load-balancers, checkpoint firewalls and multiple server farms.

Developed Disaster Recovery scripts, and conducted business continuity test with major clients.

Lucent Technologies - Optical Integration Team 2000 – 2001

Network Systems Engineer

Integrated Optical network based on Lucent DWDM technologies for major telco customers such as Verizon, telia, Global Crossing and time Warner.

Led team of Engineers in the integration long haul optical network rings for new and existing clients in State of Maine, Rhodes Island, New York, Arizona and New Mexico.

Led team of Engineers in conducting customers’ acceptance error-free test for systems as built.

Realtech Systems Corporation, New York 1996 – 2000

Senior Network Engineer

Provided LAN/WAN network solutions to external customer that is based their on current and future business needs.

Deployed site to site VPN for remote access to network services major corporations.

Configured and implemented Cisco Routers over Frame Relay, T1 and T3 and ISDN Networks.

Led team of Engineers that implemented LAN/WAN network infrastructure for agencies of New York City as part of Cisco professional services fulfillment.

Designed, Configured, and implemented multilayer Gigabit EtherChannel switching infrastructure for Corporate Network by using VTP domain, Trunking, Vlans on Catalyst switches and HSRP on MSFC card for Fail-over redundancy and traffic load balancing.

Led Engineer in the implementation of MTA Bridges and Tunnel LAN infrastructure at 2 Broadway.

Implemented LAN and WAN network infrastructure for various NYC agencies, namely DOT, Administration of Children Services, and Department of Legal Services.


BS - Telecommunications Management, New York Institute of Technology, New York - May 1998

BS - Business Administration, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas - May 1984


Routing Protocols - MPLS, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP, IS-IS, Multicast PIM, Etherchannel, DNS, HSRP, VRRP, VOIP, QOS, FTP, TELNET, TFTP, NAT, VPN and SNMP, and Multilink PPP, MPLS, IPSEC.

Hardware- Routers and switches (Cisco, Nortel, Juniper) Load balancers (Radware, Alteon, Cisco ACE, BIG IP F5, Stingray Zues) VPN concentrators, Cisco ASA Firewall, Cisco ACS 5.3, DWDM (Lucent), CWDM (Cisco), Ciena HP 3120 Blade servers, matrix switches, Cisco Meraki Wireless Solution

Telco Facilities – EPL (Enternet) DS-1, DS-3, OC-3, OC-12, OC -48, OC-192, ISDN- PRI, T-1, T-3, 10 Gig Ethernet, 100 Gig Ethernet, Dark Fiber, CDMA EVDO, Wireless Backhaul, Cloud Meraki Wifi Connectivity

Network Monitoring tools- Solarwind, Infoblox, Cisco ADM, Ixia, Distributed sniffers, Gigamon, Raduis, RSA and TACCAS, NetScout, Cascade

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