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Network Technician

Denver, CO
March 15, 2018

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Paul Prestwich

Phone: 602-***-****

**** *. ****** **. ****** CO, 80017



Experienced service provider technician looking to utilize my training and education in a challenging career


Associate in Applied Science in Network Systems Administration. October 2009 DeVry University Course emphasis in Network Infrastructure, Cisco Systems Administration, Troubleshooting, Network Design, I.P. Sub Networking, VOIP Installation and maintenance, CCNA level of network understanding and troubleshooting


Juniper Networks Certified Associate (JNCIA) – August 2016 EXPERIENCE

Operations Technician III Federal Managed Network July 2017 – Current CenturyLink Maintains private managed federal networks. Strong working knowledge of Metro Ethernet and SONET based networks. Knowledge and experience with MPLS, TDM, Ethernet, eLAN-eLine, TCP/IP, BGP, QoS, and IP across multiple hardware platforms including CISCO, Juniper, Nokia(ALU), CIENA, and more. Proactively monitor, respond to, and resolve network alarms. Perform circuit and equipment/network restoration, recognize and resolve potential jeopardy conditions. Perform network changes and modifications per customer requests. Work very closely with Federal government customers for all maintenances to conform to customer network management requirements and protocols. Systems Technician October 2015 – July 2017 Verizon Wireless Plan, prioritize, and schedule maintenance window changes with internal and external clients during the daytime and then implement these changes during scheduled maintenance windows while adhering to corporate standards. Work on includes Carrier-Class Cisco Routers running IOS-XR, Carrier-Class Juniper Routers, load balancers from both F5 Networks / A10 Networks and virtualization technologies from RedHat/VMWare. Both turn up new and disconnect older circuits of varying technologies and bandwidths (Frame-Relay, Metro-E, Gigabit, Hundred-Gigabit) using procedures written by both an internal engineering group and outside vendors.

Operations Engineer November 2014 – October 2015 Level 3 Communications Understands all network technologies, designs and product offerings. Troubleshoots and analyzes complex network designs/issues and provides short/long term resolution plans. Manages mid-range projects with minimal supervision including operation requirements, software & hardware upgrades, maintenance scheduling, etc. Proactively monitors network elements to prevent wide scale outages. Works with field services to replace or upgrade hardware. Escalation point for all customer facing departments.

Managed Services Technician III December 2011 – November 2014 Level 3 Communications Performs all levels of troubleshooting. Drives resolution of faults through vendors and internal groups. Multi-tasks and interfaces between many systems and databases. Fundamental Knowledge of the OSI model, CIDR, Routing Protocols including BGP OSPF EIGRP Static, HSRP, VRRP, ACLs, ATM, Frame-Relay, DNS, Radius, Hardware Platforms including Cisco and Cisco IOS, Juniper and JUNOS OS, Tellabs Titan, Alcatel-Lucent, Brocade. Exposure to Network Design, LAN WAN and ISP and troubleshooting. Fundamental knowledge of all Ethernet Topologies. Implementation and troubleshooting of QoS and quality assurance. Performs training for new and lower level technicians. Technical Service Center Technician II February 2011 – December 2011 Level 3 Communications Uses software and hardware tools to identify and diagnose network status and problems. Monitors network operations and resolves moderately complex network problems. Provides guidance and direction to less experienced network technicians. Monitors the performance of the telecommunications networks, including usage, load patterns, and system response. Proactively finds opportunities to decrease MTTR.

Service Assurance Technician February 2009 – February 2011 Integra Telecom Provision all complex services into the Network to include all T1 and above products. Responsible for all first and second level troubleshooting for switching, data services, switch translations, data routing, and internal network transport topology. Provision data equipment including Cisco routers, DSLAMs, along with familiarity with Frame Relay, ATM and VOIP networking. Working knowledge of transport equipment and services such as Cisco Cerent, Tellabs/Lucent 5E/Nortel DMS switching platforms/Metaswitch/ Centrex translations and Alcatel DACs Equipment.

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