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Solution Architect

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates
June 13, 2018

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Anees Shafiq (CCIE#*****)

Cell #: 052-******* Visa Status: Permanent Email:

Skype: aneesshafiq1, Location: Dubai; DOB: 11/06/1989, Marital Status: Single Driving License: UAE

An enthusiastic Solutions Architect having 6 years’ experience IT field. Now looking for a new & challenging network engineer position, one that will make best use of my existing skills & experience & further my development.

Technical Skill set Summary


Cisco Routers: 891 / 1800 / 2600 / 2900 /2800 / 3600 / 3800 series

Routing Protocols: RIP / OSPF / EIGRP / BGP

Cisco Switches: C2960 / C3560 / C3650 / C3850 /C6500 / Nexus

HP Switch: ProCurve 3500yl / 2530

Switches: VLANs / STP / RSTP / VTP / HSRP/ VRRP / Ether channel / VRF / MST / NAT / PAT

Wireless Controllers: Netgear WC 7520 / Cisco 2504 / 4ipnet 350

Wireless Control System: Aironet APs / TPLINK / D-LINK / Rukus SECURITY

VPNs: GRE / IPsec / DMVPN / SSL / Easy VPN / GET VPN / Frame-Relay / MPLS

Security Firewalls: Cyberoam 9.0 / Watch guard XTM 330 / ASA 5520 / IDS / Fortigate 100D

Cisco ACS Server: 1120 RADIUS / TACACS+

Database Security: IBM infosphere Guardium / Security QRadar SEIM VOIP

Cisco Business Edition 6000: CUCM 11.5, CUC 11.5, UCCX 11.5, Cisco Workforce Optimization 9.0

Small Business: CUCM Express 10.5 / Cisco UC560 / ISR Router; Avaya IP Office 500 V2; Alcatel OXO

Video Conferencing: Cisco TX9000 / Dual Profile / SX20 / EX90, Polycom, Huawei, LifeSize, Tandberg

Voice Servers: MCU Codian 4501 / 4500 / 4200, IP VCR 2200 / 2220, Collabario, Media Sense

IP-Telephony Plan: Centralized, Decentralized, QoS implementation, Gateways, Trunks, Gatekeepers SERVERS

Virtualization: VMware, Hyper V, V Sphere client, ESX Server 6.5, Symantec Backup Server

Microsoft Server: Microsoft Windows Servers 2012 /2008 R2 / Microsoft Exchange Server 2013

Servers: HP Prolient DL 380 G5 / Lenova TD200 / IBM System X3550 M2 / IBM System X3650 M2

Server Operating System: Red Hat / Fedora / Ubuntu / Joss Linux / Windows

Desktop: TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, WINS, Proxy


Programming: Client – Server (Socket Programming), System Programming

Programming Language: C \ C++ \ Micro-Controller \Verilog \ PLC DESIGNING

Designing: Hardware Design \ Electronics Circuit Design \ Chip Design

Simulators: MATLAB \NS-2 \ GNS 3 \ Packet Tracer \ Proteus ISIS \ DEV C \ Turbo C \ Keil \ MikroC \ MPLab \ Wireshark \ SolarWinds TFTP server \ Microsoft Visio Solution Architect August 2017 – Present

ROYAL GROUP (Royal Technology Solution) (UAE)


Handling internal group project, designing, upgrade the infrastructure and troubleshooting.

Handling post sales of IT related project network, security, wireless and voice infrastructure.

Go through tender projects, work on RFP’s, prepare design and update the customer.

Do value engineering and suggest the cost effective design and solution with multiple brands and technology to meet the customer requirement and budget.

Worked as a consultant to aware customer with the upgrade technologies.

Met with channels/customers to understand their current technical environment, key business issues/drivers, and future technology requirements.

Worked closely with customers on the technical requirements to provide technical solutions – Identified requirements, including technical details sufficient for product definition.

Developed and established strong relationships with strategic clients and industry partners.

Provided product updates and technical advice to clients – Explained technical capabilities and business benefits of solutions to the customer from engineering level to senior executives.

Presented the company products to clients – Showcased drivers and value that supported the business case for the total cost of ownership to the customer.

Working with Sales and Marketing Teams:

Worked with the sales team to develop selling strategy within the target accounts – Created and delivered effective presentations and sales tools for the sales team.

Work with regional sales managers to provide pre/post-sales support – Worked with the sales team to design, propose, and close new deals/opportunities with customers. Key Initiatives and Achievements:

Architecture/designed some of the most complex solutions using the latest technology in the field.

Initiated pre-sales activities, consulting services and products – Developed projects’ scopes (SOW, scope of work) and prepared proposals.

Performed competitive analyses.

Attended industry trade shows, exhibitions, seminars and training sessions to promote products and services.

Network Engineer August 2015 – July 2017

AchieveIT MEA (UAE)


TAC Support to the Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Porsche, Atos, Crane, Al Safi DANONE, Ateis.

Providing the call center support 24/7 to the Jaguar Land Rover head office.

Providing Telephony support to Jaguar Land Rover South.

Providing technical support on routers, switches, wireless devices, firewalls and printers to Jaguar Land Rover on all the sites in UAE.

Providing system support to the Ford, Porsche, Crane.

Providing Telephony Support on CME to Al Safi Danone.

Providing Avaya Support to Aties Middle East.

Providing Database support to Atos.

BS (Computer Engineering) 2008-2012

COMSATS University of Science and Technology

CGPA: 2.8

H.S.C (Pre-Engineering) 2006-2008

Lahore Board of Education

Network Voice Engineer (Avaya & Cisco) January 2015 – August 2015 SAMA TECHNOLOGY (UAE)


Installing, supporting & maintaining new Servers Hardware & Software infrastructure.

Provide the technical support on each and every device which customer needs.

Administrate the Network infrastructure and solve the complex issues at the customer ends.

Suggesting & providing IT solution details & functionality to the customers for enhance our business.

Involving with customer needs & design solution for them and integrate with customer topology.

Planning & implementing designs for VOIP, Data, Security and Storage infrastructure.

Configuring each & every device of different brands to fulfill the customer needs for their satisfaction. IT Support Engineer (Cisco Video Conferences) January 2013 – July 2014 COMMTEL SYSTEMS LLC (PAK)


Installing, supporting & maintaining the Unified Communication Systems & Serves.

Resolve the complex issues of the customers and troubleshoot the equipment.

Involving with Linux solution and managing desktop in Ubuntu environment.

Planning & Implementing of Complete infrastructure of Video Conferencing Solutions including Video recording servers and integrate with different brands including Polycom, LifeSize, Huawei etc.

Planning & implementing a design for Voice, Data and Security.

Installing, support & maintaining IP-Telephony Systems along with data connection.

Experience in servicing, selling, purchasing and maintaining all hardware pc, laptops, printers, server, IP security camera and recovery all software's issues.

Configuring, managing and balancing clients with wireless Network Routers, Access points, Printers, Scanners and all type of Network Mobiles for the employers for smooth connection. Internee

Pak Elektron Limited (PEL)


Worked on Digital Meter designs, manufacturing, calibration, firmware design and testing. EDUCATION


Individual Project (LUMS University) Server

June 2013 (PAK)

Deployment of Window Server 2012 Domain Controller in the environment for demonstration of one week for migration purpose from Window Server 2008 R2 to Window Server 2012. Individual Project (Punjab Government of information Technology) Video September 2013 – November 2013 (PAK)

Deployment of Cisco Telepresence Project integrate with 18 sites in Pakistan in different location for PM of Pakistan meeting through Video Conferencing Solution with Cisco SX20 codecs on remote sites with centralized Cisco TX 1100 Telepresence immersive Solution integrate with Cisco MCU Codian 4501 20 parties supported license feature and IP-VCR 2200 for recording the Session. Project Lead (Allied Bank Pakistan) Video

June 2013 – September 2013 (PAK)

Worked on Cisco Telepresence deployment project includes Cisco Codec SX20 and C20 with personal desktop solution EX60, EX90 and with Cisco Telepresence System Profile Dual 65 inch integrated with Cluster Solution Master-Slave with Cisco MCU 4501 Codian for redundancy along with the recording solution IP-VCR 2200 at 30 sites.

Project Team Member (Muslim Commercial Bank) VOIP

February 2014 – April 2014 (PAK)

Worked on Cisco Telepresence TX9000 deployment project integrated with Cisco BE6000 including UCS C220M3, Cisco TelePresence Management Suite, Virtual Telepresence Conductor, VCS Expressway Dual Network interface including Cisco 7960 series IP-Phones. Individual Project (Qarar Company) Server

February 2015 (UAE)

Deployment of Symantec backup solution along with schedule the events in their environment and monitor through remote login for one week to make sure all types of backups working fine including full, incremental and differential according to schedule time. Project Team Member (Ministry of Energy ) DATA

August 2015 – September 2015 (UAE)

Migrate the complete Network on Cisco 3850 Core Switches for redundancy purpose and integrate with redundant Fortigate 100D Firewalls with the backup ISP connection on Failover and connectivity of all floors through fiber optic links and also integrate with Voice Gateway Cisco Router 2800, Access Layer Switches Cisco Switches PoE 2960 & 3560, Servers, Wlan Controllers, Printers, Access Points and attendance Machine.

Project Team Member (Amber Tower) VOICE & DATA

August 2015 – September 2015 (UAE)

Deployment of Avaya Telephony Project on the three floors including 100 Avaya IP-Phones Model 9620 with Avaya IP-Office 500v2 integrate With Avaya IP-Office Server Edition with HP Prolient PoE Switches 1st August 2016 – 15th August 2015

Deployment of Cisco calls Manager Express with SIP Phones and connectivity with 4 sites in KSA along Cisco unity connection express.

14 September 2017 – 1st October 2017 (Salam Office) Deployment of Cisco business edition 11.5 integrate with multiple site through SIP trunks with jabber IM presence and voicemail.

2530 48 ports with 200 DIDs on PRI 20 Channels and also integrate with data connected with ISP DU on all the 3 floors with HP Prolient Switches 3500yl 24 ports. Individual Project (Jaguar Land Rover) Contact Center 1st February 2016 – 10th February 2016 (UAE)

Rebuild all the application on the Business Edition Server including Cisco Call Manager, Cisco Unity Connection, Cisco Contact Center, Advanced Quality Management Server and SQL Server. Individual Project (Jaguar Land Rover) Wireless Ticketing System Planning and deployment of the guest wireless ticketing system to create users on demand with wireless printer along with Cisco AP’s for Jaguar Academy for the trainers and visitors. Individual Project (Al Safi DANONE) Call Manager Express CERTIFICATION S


Cisco CCIE UC (Cisco Certified Inter-Network Expert Collaboration) Cisco CCIE DC (Cisco Certified Inter-Network Expert Data Center written) Alcatel ACFE (Alcatel-Lucent Certified Field Expert OXO Connect) Avaya APDS UC (Avaya Professional Design Specialist Unified Communication) Avaya APDS CCS (Avaya Professional Design Specialist Contact Center Select) Avaya APSS SMC (Avaya Professional Sales Specialist Midmarket Communication) Avaya APSS CC (Avaya Professional Sales Specialist Contact Center) Avaya Aura CC (Avaya Aura Call Center)


Cisco CCNP R&S (Cisco Certified Network Professional Routing & Switching) Cisco CCNP Voice (Cisco Certified Network Professional Voice) Cisco CCNP Security (Cisco Certified Network Professional security) Cisco CCNA R&S (Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching) Cisco CCNA Voice (Cisco Certified Network Associate Voice) Cisco CCNA Security (Cisco Certified Network Associate Security) Microsoft MCSA Windows 8 (Microsoft Certified System Administrator) Microsoft MCSE Server 2012 (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) Microsoft MCSM Exchange 2013 (Microsoft Certified Server Messaging) RedHat RHCSA Linux 7.0 (Red Hat Certified System Administrator) PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

Training and attended workshops of almost all IT Certification from Corvit Systems Lahore.

Attended Training Session of “IBM Blade and Tower Servers”, organized by IBM in PC Hotel Pakistan.

Attended online training organized by “LifeSize” an American based company on all LifeSize products.

Attended Workshop “Intelligent Control Systems”, organized by Power & Control Computing Research Group, Dept. of EE. COMSATS LHR.

NEC IP-PBX training held by Yousuf Computer LLC.

Attended training of Cisco unified Collaboration portfolio held by Comstor in Cisco Office Dubai Internet City.

Attended Training of Cisco New Generation Firewall held by Aptec in Sheraton Hotel. PUBLICATION

Anees Shafiq, Rao Naveed Bin Rais, Muhammad Musaddiq, Mayyda Mukhtar, Hafiz Muhammad Imran, and Muhammad Najam-Ul-Islam (2012) "Analysis of TCP under Wireless Circumstances –A Performance Evaluation", IEEE International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT), pp: 371 - 376 REFERENCES

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