To obtain a senior technical position, which would utilizes my technical knowledge while providing the opportunity for professional growth plus meeting the organization goals with ability to identify problems and implement corrective processes.
Comprehensive Information Technology (IT) background with vast years of experience, executed various LAN/WAN and network security based projects.
Experienced in analyzing client requirement, proposing, and applying a viable solution based on customer requirement.
Designing and implementing projects, providing post project support, maintenance, and documentation. Excellent performance tuning, customization and troubleshooting techniques.
Solid oral and written communications, Development of architecture, design guidelines and can lead Team efficiently.
Ability to describe technical concepts that will be used in the service or customer enterprise network to project team members that may include, design, security, engineering, operations and others.
Designed and deployed networking solutions for various customers and as well as execute the entire networking project. Designed networks with Cisco and various other networking equipment. Excellent experience with Structured Cabling System.
Tools and Technologies
Routers: CISCO 76xx, 72xx, 36xx and lower models, Nortel 5500 BRAS
Routing Protocols: RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, MPLS
Switches: Nexus 5K/7K, 6500, 4500 and lower models, STP, HSRP/VRRP, VLAN
Wireless: CISCO, Aruba
Security: Cisco ASA-Firewall, IPS/IDS, Websense, NAT, VPN, SSL, AAA
MS Windows 10, NT/2000/XP, UNIX (SCO)
NMS: CiscoWorks, OP-Manger, Bluecoat, SolarWind, CyberGauge
Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, Visio, VERITAS Backup, Oracle ERP, Diagnostic Tools
CCIE Cisco Certified internet Expert- Data Center # 51366
CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional
CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate
CSSA Certified Sonicwall Security Administrator
CSS Cisco Security Specialist-1
ITIL Foundation 3.0
ITIL Operational Support and Analysis
Preston University – December 1992
Bachelor of Science in Computers
MARAFIQ : (Technical Project Manager) Managed and implemented large project based on 10-giga fiber between nine campuses using Cisco Catalyst 6513 switches, Catalyst 4500 switches and 7200 series router for the WAN, Cisco ASA-Firewall, Intrusion detection system. The project also consisted of IP telephony using Cisco Call Manager with 1500 IP Phones, integrating with existing PBX system.
(Project worth $1.6M)
HOLLANDI BANK: Participated in designing of the SHB Wide Area Networking Solution, which include: Cisco end-to-end Solution based on two Cisco 7507 Router, One Cisco 6509 Catalyst Switch, 45 Cisco 3640 Routes, and Two SUN Server for Cisco Network Management Software, which have CiscoWorks 2000 and NetSys connectivity tool and Performance tool Software.
(Project worth $1.1M)
SALECO: Led comprehensive security infrastructure upgrades firewall/VPN upgrades, intrusion detection and content filtering solution. Also implemented in 347 retail stores IPsec based VPN to access the services from Head office.
(Project worth $0.7M)
Network Consultant – Sept 2017 to date
East West Systems Inc.
Successful Implementation of a Solution Design, Review Process to ensure that Proposed Solutions meet Functional and Strategic Goals resulting improved Customer experiences.
Ability to consult on technologies i.e. ability to clearly articulate reasons for technologies and demonstrate current knowledge of developments in Cloud Technologies Platforms.
Improved customer service with a vital link between Project Managers, Designers, and technical teams with high level escalations.
Resolved a number of network site engineering issues by the identification of problem and performing root-cause analysis tasks using strategic alliances with other support organizations.
Ensure a structured cross-organizational approach to track orders accuracy and on time delivery of all customer related orders for telecommunications connectivity including Private Line, Ethernet, MPLS, and VPN.
Build an IT security technical reference architecture and documented current state security capabilities, gaps and future state roadmap aligned with IT and business strategies.
IT Network Architect/Manager – March 2009 to March 2017
SALE Advanced Co. (a STC partner).
To lead distribution services for Telecom Company. Aiming to refine distribution of Mobile Services (Recharge, Electronic Recharge and SIM Cards).
Supervise the operations and activities coupled with the SALECO network and telecommunications services of 460+ retail stores, 3 Regional offices and 55 branches consisting of Wide Area Networks, Local Area Networks and Security.
Diligent management of Datacenter power and environment, and related capacity planning for corporate Network.
Manage vendor relationship and cost tracking for related products and service contracts whilst research, assess, proof of concepts.
Implement enhancements to the corporate network and systems environments.
Set up budget estimations and control Network operating expenses for each section.
Senior Network Engineer - April 2008 to Feb 2009
Getronics is one of the world’s leading providers of services in the field of Information and Communications Technology through consulting, designing, building, implementing and managing.
Major responsibility includes designing, presales and post-sales support for the LAN/WAN and Data Security based projects.
Build and plan Advanced IT Infrastructure Solutions for Enterprise customers.
Network Manager – December 2003 to March 2008
JEEL Internet Solutions a leading ISP
Manage the operations and activities associated with the JEEL NOC and telecommunications services.
Supervise performance of Wide Area Networks, Local Area Networks, and supporting hardware, including routers, servers, switches and fiber network.
Capacity planning strategy, using common techniques, tools, variables, and thresholds used in capacity planning.
Govern routine backups, health check of all networking apparatus and maintain network related credentials.
Network Engineer - January 1997 to November 2003
To maintain and support Cisco line of products. Major responsibility includes installation, configuration, upgrade, maintenance, designing, presales and post-sales support for the LAN/WAN based projects.
Sr. Customer Support Engineer - August 1994 to January 1997
Unisys Pakistan (PVT) Ltd.
Unisys Pakistan is the Unisys Corporation Subsidiary.
Responsible for providing technical support for UNIX based Multi-user, multiprocessor systems, Data-Product line printers, CTOS based systems and LAN/WAN projects based on AT&T Structured Cabling Systems and Cisco Solutions.
Senior Systems Engineer – August 1990 to March 1994
National Computers (PVT) Ltd. Pakistan
National Computers is one of the leading networking companies of Pakistan.
Responsible for providing technical support for WYSE PC/SERVER and ASCII Terminals, Memorex-telex Printer. Main Job was to supervise all multi-user systems installation, configurations, Solution based on SCO UNIX and Communication of peripherals.
Certified Information Security Manager -CISM
Cisco Metro Ethernet
Managing Cisco Network Security -MCNS
Cisco Secure Intrusion Detection System -CSIDS
Cisco Secure Pix Firewall Advance -CSPFA
Intermediate Cisco Router Configuration -ICRC
Advance Cisco Router Configuration -ACRC
Cisco LAN Switches Configuration -CLSC
Cisco Sales Essential Training
Project Management Professional –PMP
Advance Leadership Communication Strategies
Effective Management Habits