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May 21, 2018

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Name Venkat C

Number 732-***-****


Profile Summary

6+ years of professional experience in Network Planning, Implementing, Configuring, Troubleshooting and Testing of networking system on Multi-vendors

Expert working knowledge (including the ability to setup, configure, upgrade, manage and troubleshoot Cisco routers, switches, VPN concentrators, firewalls, 802.11 wireless access points and load balancers)

Extensive hands-on experience with complex routed LAN and WAN networks, routers and switches

Strong hands on experience on PIX Firewalls, Palo Alto, ASA (5540/5550) Firewalls. Implemented Security Policies using ACL, Firewall, IPSEC, SSL, VPN, IPS/IDS, AAA (TACACS+ & RADIUS)

Strong knowledge of TACACS+, RADIUS implementation in Access Control Network

Expertise in working with Cisco Nexus Switches, ASR 900 and Virtual Port Channel configuration

Experience in configuring site-to-site and remote access VPN solutions

Experience in configuring Wireless 5508 Controllers and Wireless WAP’s

Experience with Juniper SRX 240 Firewalls

Good knowledge in configuration of Voice VLAN’s (VOIP), prioritizing the voice traffic over the data traffic

Understanding the JUNOS platform and worked with IOS upgrade of Juniper devices

Efficient at use of Microsoft VISIO/Office as technical documentation and presentation tools

Experience with converting Checkpoint VPN rules over to the Cisco ASA solution. Migration from Juniper Net screen SSG-550 to Palo Alto 5000

Experience with F5 BIG-IP local traffic manager for performing load balancing across servers in a single data center

Hands-on configuration and experience in setting up Cisco routers to perform functions at the Access, Distribution, and Core layers

Worked extensively on Juniper MX series Router and EX series Switches

Hands-on experience with Cisco Nexus 7000, Nexus 5000 and Nexus 2000 platforms

Experience with F5 load balancers and Cisco load balancers (CSM, ACE and GSS)

Expert in administration of F5 Load Balancer

Worked on F5 LTM, GTM series like 6400, 6800, 8800 for the corporate applications and their availability

Primary responsibilities include design and deployment of various network security & high availability products like Cisco ASA and other security products

Design and configuring of OSPF, BGP on Juniper Routers (MX960) and SRX Firewalls(SRX240)

Implementation of DHCP, DNS, FTP, Cisco catalyst switches, VLANs, STP, Ipv4, Subnetting, IPv6, Network

Migrated Check Point 680 to juniper SRX 650

Migration with both Checkpoint and Cisco ASA VPN (Checkpoint R75.30 to Gaia R77.30 GA version)

Hands on experience in configuring and supporting site-to-site and remote access Cisco, IPsec, VPN solutions using ASA/PIX firewalls, Cisco, B2B VPN client in addition to providing TACACS+ and RADIUS services

Configured Security policies including NAT, PAT, VPN, Route-maps and Access Control Lists

Configuring VPN, clustering and ISP redundancy in Checkpoint firewall

Configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting IPS and IPS-1 in Checkpoint

Configuring, Administering and troubleshooting the Checkpoint, Palo Alto, and ASA firewall

Configuring, Monitoring and Troubleshooting Cisco's ASA 5500/PIX security appliance, Failover DMZ zoning & configuring VLANs/routing/NATing with the firewalls as per the design

Deployed Cisco 2500 and 5800 Series Wireless Controllers and 1xxx and 2xxx series Access Points

Lead administrator for 14 F5 LTM Load Balancers, and 4 F5 GTM Appliances

Migrated Cisco ASA firewall to next generation Palo Alto firewalls

Involved in setting up Voice VLANs on distribution switches, and configuring access switches ports for AVAYA IP PHONES


Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Technologies and Tools:

Routers & Switches

Cisco Switches (2900, 2924, 2950, 3550, 5500, 6500, 6509, 6513), Cisco routers (2600, 2800, 3640, 3700, 3825, 7200, 7204, 7206),



LAN Technologies

Ethernet, TCP/IP, CDP, STP, RSTP, VTP, VLAN, Trunks, Ethernet channel, MPLS.

WAN Technologies

Frame Relay, ISDN, PPP, ATM, MPLS, Channel & Leased lines

Load balancer

F5 Load Balancer, ACE, LTM & GTM series.


ASA, PIX, SRX, Watch guard, ASDM, CSM, Checkpoint

Operating Systems

Windows 2000/2003/2008, Windows XP/7, LINUX, Red Hat, UNIX, Macintosh


Domain servers, DNS servers, WINS servers, Mail Servers, Proxy Servers, Print Servers, Application servers, FTP Servers

AAA Architecture


Monitoring Tools

Wireshark, Fiddler, Microsoft Network Monitor, solar winds and some sniffers

Cloud Technologies

Amazon Web Services (AWS)


Safeway, Pleasanton, CA Mar 2017 - Present

Designation: Networking Engineer


Responsible for support of network security and network devices such as routers, and wireless access points

Experience working with Nexus 7018/7010, 5020, 5548, 2148, 2248 devices

Experience with configuring Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender (FEX) which acts as a remote line card (module) for the Nexus 5000

Adopt to cloud technologies unifying the networking products, services and Infrastructure

Worked on SDN to automatically reconfigure the network to new workloads and business requirements in multi-vendor environment like Cisco, IBM, Juinper while maintaining the security of the networks

Worked on multi-technology, multivendor environment providing security, scalability and agility

Hands on experience testing iRules using browser (IE), HTTP watch on F5 load balancers

Working on the F5 LTM and GTM code upgrade project, doing couple of them every week

Responsible for everyday tasks related to Juniper SRX Firewalls, Space Changes, and Iron Port Proxy Traffic

Worked on Migration of Juniper SRX firewalls for isolation of network segments and VPN's, ASR

Worked on Talos threat intelligence and Incident response helping in recovering networks from data breaches and network attacks

Build plans to identify attacker, root cause, data, systems and services that are compromised, scope of the attack and design strategies

Responsible for NAT traffic flow in the Juniper SRX 3600 and support Juniper Space

Design and implement Cisco wireless network. Troubleshoot RF WLAN system networks

Design and implement the security application ASA and SonicWall for the Site to Site; any connect, SSL and Remote access VPN of many clients

Installed and configured four PIX 525 and two ASA 5505 in customer locations. In addition to that, two PIX firewall configured for the Guest access

Worked on Instruction Prevention System (IPS) & Incidence Response Platform (IRP)

Knowledge on AMP for endpoints with Cisco CTA architecture

Configure Palo Alto Network Firewall Modules (PA-2k, PA-3k, PA-5k etc.) as well as a centralized management system (Panorama) to manage large scale firewall deployments

Convert campus WAN links from point to point to MPLS and to convert encryption from IPSec/GRE to


Configuring RIP, OSPF and Static routing on Juniper M and MX series Routers

Juniper Contrail SDN deployment assistance to the senior engineering team

Juniper Contrail SDN solution provisioning in test labs

Replacement of Cisco ASA Firewall with new Checkpoint R75 Firewalls

Research into multiple 802.11standards for possible vulnerabilities within security and research security protocols to find possible vulnerabilities in design

Technical Knowledge on Cisco PIX/ASA series, Juniper Net screen/SRX firewall gateways

Remediation of firewall rules from checkpoint firewalls to Cisco ASA firewalls and their implementation

Configured WIFI APs connected in LAN to reduce cable costing by creating AP, worked on Cisco SP Wi-Fi, troubleshoot in Cisco Aironet 3700, 1700 and 600 series

Configuring AAA on cisco ASA, configuring Authentication, authorization, radius attributes, TACACS+ AV Pairs, configuring accounting

Implementing, administering and troubleshooting network infrastructure devices like routers, switches, Wireless access points and controllers

Juniper Contrail SDN Cloud Computing Open Networking Open flow/ODL

Troubleshooting of all wireless network devices and infrastructure including routing protocols and switch configuration

Administrator of Cisco ACS 5.x / ISE 2.0, integrate them with Windows Active Directory and implement accounting and per command authorization

Worked on multiple projects related to Branch networks, Campus networks, extranet clients and Data Center Environments involving in data center migrations from one data center to another

Glencore, Stamford, CT July 2016 - Feb 2017

Designation: Network Security Engineer


Actively participated and completed many projects based on MPLS VPN, Internet Solutions for corporate customers

Actively participated implementation and customization of customer network

Hands on experience working on Cisco 7600, 12K, ASR routers & Juniper MX series routers

Designing, Provisioning and Installation of the customer sites in IPSA for MPLS Backbone

Design, deployment and maintenance of enterprise networks and datacenters

Performed wireless network design, site surveys, as well as Troubleshooting and repairing any issues that occurred on site

Hands-on experience with Juniper SRX - Juniper SSL VPN

Responsible for Check Point and Juniper SRX firewall administration across our global networks

Installed wireless access points (WAP) at various locations in the company

Implementing Cisco Wireless access points using LEAP and Cisco Radius for authentication, greatly increasing Wireless security

Responsible for Cisco ASA firewall administration across our global networks

Migrated VLANS from ASA (perimeter firewalls) to FWSM’s for better security management

Providing daily network support for national wide area network consisting of MPLS, VPN and point-to point site

Negotiate VPN tunnels using IPsec encryption standards and configure and implement site-to-site VPN, Remote VPN

Worked on F series module on Nexus 7010, Upgraded Nexus OS on Nexus 5k

Provide Tier III Level Load Balancer expertise on F5 Big-IP Local Traffic Managers (LTM). Designing F5 solutions/support for migration work of applications and websites from Cisco CSS Load Balancers to the F5 Big-IP Load Balancers

Worked on configuring and managing wireless access points of multiple vendors like Cisco, Avaya and Aruba

Worked extensively in configuring, Monitoring and Troubleshooting Cisco's ASA 5500/PIX security appliance, Failover DMZ zoning & configuring VLANs/routing/NATing with the firewalls as per the design

Monitoring the NMS system for different Network Alerts

Worked extensively in configuring, Monitoring and Troubleshooting Cisco's ASA 5500/PIX security appliance, Failover DMZ zoning & configuring VLANs/routing/NATing with the firewalls as per the design

Worked on multiple projects related to Branch networks, Campus networks, extranet clients and Data Center Environments involving in data center migrations from one data center to another

Created documents for various platforms including Nexus 7k, ASR9k, and ASR1k enabling successful deployment of new devices on the network

Implemented and configured Citrix NetScaler and F5 load balancers

Worked extensively on firewalls and configuration of Cisco (AAA) ACS server, RADIUS and TACACS+ for VPN users and implementation of secured VPN on Cisco routers, PIX and VPN concentrator appliances

Testing with traffic generators: IXIA suites, JDSU, N2X, SmartBits, LightWave

ELICO healthcare services, India Sep 2013 - Nov 2015

Designation: Network Engineer


Design and configuring of OSPF, BGP on Juniper Routers and SRX Firewalls

Configured Cisco routers for OSPF, RIP, RIPv2, IGRP, EIGRP, static and default route

Configured IPSEC VPN on SRX series firewalls

Configured Cisco ASA 5510 for VPN Network Access Control integration with Cisco ISE (Inline PEPs)

Worked on Network design and support, implementation related internal projects for establishing connectivity between the various field offices and data centers

Worked on commissioning and decommissioning of the MPLS circuits for various field offices

Configured all the required devices and equipment for the remote vendors at various sites and plants

Deploying and decommissioning the VLANs on core ASR 9K, Nexus 7K, 5K and its downstream devices

Responsible for the secure development lifecycle environment form NX-OS to Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) in Data center, implemented in the lab environment

Administration and Operation support for TACACS and RADIUS Appliances

Real time monitoring and network management using Cisco Works LMS

Application Load Balancing with F5BigIPLTM and GTM devices, Cisco ACE, and Cisco CSS appliances

Upgraded load balancers from Radware to F5 Big-IP v9 which improved functionality and scalability in the enterprise. Managed the F5 Big-IP GTM/LTM appliances to include writing iRules, SSL offload and everyday task of creating WIP and VIPs

Monitoring Memory/CPU on various low-end routers in a network

Maintained redundancy on Cisco 2600, 2800, and 3600 routers with HSRP

Provided technical support on hardware and software related issues to remote production sites

Performed troubleshooting, while maintaining trouble ticket tracking, following internal/external escalation procedures and customer notifications

Covalense Technologies Pvt. Ltd, India Nov 2011 – Aug 2013

Designation: Network Administrator


Experience in working with Nexus 7010, 5548, 2148, 2248 devices

Experience with migrating the partner IPSEC VPN tunnels from one datacenter to another datacenter

Connecting multiple locations through MPLS with tunneling & ISIS configurations

Experience with deploying the Layer 3 MPLS VPN in all Branches and campus locations

Experience with configuring Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender (FEX) which acts as a remote line card(module) for the Nexus 5000

Designing and involved in developing strategy to plan and implement new technology like Networking, Virtualization, Cloud, Application and Monitoring in core Datacenter and LAB

Design, execution of installation and configuration of VPN/IVPN, LAN/WAN as per organizational requirements

Implementing and maintaining Network Management tools (OPAS, Solar Winds, Cisco Works)

Knowledge in implementing and configuring F5 Big-IP LTM-6400 load balancers

Installed high availability Big IP F5 LTM and GTM load balancers to provide uninterrupted service to customers

Configuring ISIS in L3 switches to support MPLS

Configured different load balancing methods on F5 LTM & GTM and worked on one-connect profiles and HTTP compression and several persistence profiles

Member of application networking team focused on Network Performance Prediction, WAN optimization

Planning and Implementing New Infrastructure in the Data Center

Deployment of datacenter LAN using Cisco Nexus 7k, 5k, 2k switches

Worked on Juniper J series j2330, M320 routers and EX 3200 switches

Enable STP attack mitigation (BPDU Guard, Root Guard), using MD5 authentication for VTP, disabling all unused ports and putting them in unused VLAN and ensuring DHCP attack prevention where needed

Analysis and troubleshooting of network system that include LAN, WAN, Global Datacenter, F5 firewall & DNS/DHCP

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