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August 17, 2018

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Bhanu Prakash

Network Engineer

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Over 7 years of experience in Designing, Implementing and Troubleshooting Service Provider Networks and Enterprise Networks and Network administration, implementation, design and troubleshooting Seeking a challenging and interesting opportunity in computer/network engineering which enables me to maximize my technical and managerial skills.

Experience in configuring and Troubleshooting Juniper routers such as Mx-960,MX-480,MX-80 and Switches such as Ex-4200, EX-8200.

Configuration and providing management support for Cisco ASA and Checkpoint Firewalls (R75, R76, R77).

Expertise in installing, configuring, and maintaining Cisco Switches (2900, 3500,3700 series, 6500 series)

Expertise in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting of Cisco Routers (3800, 3600, 2800, 2600, 1800, 1700, 800).

Installed, configured and administered Palo Alto firewalls

Expertise in installing Juniper MPC,FPC and Routing-engine in Chassis such as MX-960 and MX-480.

Extensively worked on Cisco catalyst 6509 and implemented VSS along with VDC and VPC on Nexus 5505, 7009 switches.

Hands on Knowledge/experience on F5 load balancers, its methods, implementation and troubleshooting on LTMs and GTMs.

Expert in implementing Cisco UCCE, ICM, CVP, CTI/CTIOS, Call Manager, WebView.

Administration and diagnostics of LAN and WAN with in-depth knowledge of TCP/IP, NAT, PPP, ISDN and associates network protocols and services.

Juniper M20 and M10 configuration support for EBGP/IBGP and OSPF at backbone and core level.

Extensive Knowledge on the implementation of Cisco ASA 5500 series firewalls.

Experience in layer-3 Routing and layer-2 Switching. Dealt with Nexus models like 7K, 5K, 2K series, Cisco router models like 7200, 3800, 3600, 2800, 2600, 2500, 1800 series and Cisco catalyst 6500, 4500, 3750, 3500, 2900 series switches.

Knowledge of implementing and troubleshooting complex layer 2 technologies such as VLAN Trunks, VTP Ether channel, STP, RSTP and MST.

Experience in configuring HSRP and redistribution between routing protocols troubleshooting them.

Involved Knowledge on Data Center Design with Cisco Nexus in troubleshooting of DNS, DHCP and other IP conflict problems.

Hands-on experience with complex routed LAN and WAN networks, Cisco Routers, Switches and Juniper Routers

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

Extensive knowledge of deploying and troubleshooting L2/L3, TCP/IP, Multilayer Switches

Expertise in implementation and troubleshooting of protocols such as STP, RSTP, PVST, HSRP and VRRP

Network management using Syslog, Packet Sniffers, SNMP etc.

Extensive knowledge of deploying & troubleshooting TCP/IP, Implementing IPv6, Translation from IPv4 to IPv6, Multilayer Switching, UDP, Ethernet, Voice & Data Integration techniques.

Experience with convert Checkpoint VPN rules over to the Cisco ASA solution. Migration with both Checkpoint and Cisco ASA VPN experience.

Extensive knowledge in developing test plans, procedures, and testing Various LAN/WAN Products and Protocols.

Perform Checkpoint and PIX firewall/IDS design, integration & implementation for Cyber Trap client networks.

Created and design network layout and documented network system design with detail information using Visio software. Vendor co-ordination for hardware issues and assessment management.

Specialize in VoIP traffic analysis and designing VoIP networks for small MSPs.

Well experienced in troubleshooting and optimizing performance in CISCO based routers and switches. Have worked in NOC environment for more than 5 years.

Excellent problem solving and debugging skills with good verbal/written communication and presentation skills

In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience on IP Addressing, Sub netting, VLSM and ARP, reverse & proxy ARP, Ping Concepts.



Cisco 7600, 7200, 3800, 3600, 2900, 2800, 2600,1800,1700


OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, RIP v1/v2, PBR, Route Filtering, Redistribution, Summarization, and Static Routing.


Nexus 2K/5K/7K, Cisco Catalyst 2900, 3500,3700,6500, 4500, 3850,3560, 3750, 2960


LAN, VTP, STP, PVST+, RPVST+, Inter VLAN routing & Multi-Layer Switch, Etherchannels, Transparent Bridging.

Network Security:

Cisco ASA 5540, ACL, IPSEC, Checkpoint

Load Balancer:

F5 Networks (Big-IP) LTM 8900 and 6400. A10 networks


Ethernet (IEEE 802.3), Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet.


PPP, HDLC, Channelized links (T1/T3), Fiber Optic Circuits, Frame Relay, VOIP.

Gateway Redundancy:


WAN Optimizer

Riverbed Steelhead Appliance.



Various Features & Services:


AAA Architecture:


Network Management:

Wireshark, SNMP, SolarWinds


Chevron, Houston, TX July 2017 - Till date

Sr. Network engineer


Reviewing & creating the FW rules and monitoring the logs as per the security standards in Checkpoint Firewalls.

Configuring & Installing Checkpoint Firewall.

Working on the change management process to implement firewall security policies as per the client requests.

Reviewing incoming changes, scheduling and deploying them by writing a MOP to Tier-2 operations deployment team.

Experience configuring Virtual Device Context in Nexus 7010.

Push firewall rules to live production environments during maintenance windows and open bridge conference call for testers to call in to test and troubleshoot.

Advanced knowledge, design, installation, configuration, maintenance and administration of Checkpoint Firewall R55 up to R70 version, Secure Platform Installation including GAiA, VPN.

Deploying the policies on firewall using the Checkpoint’s Smart Console Manager and Smart Dashboard.

Troubleshoot the FW related issues by using the Checkpoint’s client software SmartLog & Smartview Tracker.

Experience in Natting for the traffic flows going from internal network to external vendor network & internet or vice versa.

Implementing and troubleshooting (on-call) IPSec VPNs for various business lines and making sure everything is in place.

24x7 on-call escalation support as part of the security operations team.

Working configuration of new VLANs and extension of existing VLANs on/to the necessary equipment to have connectivity between two different data centers.

Designed and implemented DMZ for Web servers using Cisco ASA5500 Firewalls.

Drafted and installed Checkpoint Firewall rules and policies.

Expertise in installing Juniper MPC,FPC and Routing-engine in Chassis such as MX-960 and MX-480.

Managing and providing support to various project teams with regards to the addition of new equipment such as routers switches and firewalls to the DMZs.

Part of a team where electronic design verification testing of two generations of Cisco Edge ASR9922 router

Implementation of Juniper Router, Switches SRX, J, MX, EX Series and Juniper Firewall, SSG Series, Net screen Series ISG 1000, SRX Series.

Involved in Switching Technology Administration including creating and managing VLANS's, Port security, Trunking, STP, Inter Vlan routing, LAN security etc.

Setup simplified and traditional VPN communities, and Cisco Any connect.

Setup complex IP-Traffic test topologies to stress the system and functional blocks of ASR 9K routers.

Writing the Nat rules in checkpoint FW manager including troubleshooting & validation.

Configuring A10 LTM & F5 GTM.

Support customer with the configuration and maintenance of ASA firewall systems

Responsible for the installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of the company network.

Performed failure analysis for Cisco Edge ASR 9K 9922 router.

Weekly documentation of updates on our technical work.

CVS, Chicago, IL Feb 2016 - June 2017

Network engineer


Involved in complete LAN, WAN development (including IP address planning, designing, installation, configuration, testing, maintenance etc.).

Involved in Switching Technology Administration including creating and managing VLANS’s, Port security, Trunking, STP, Inter Vlan routing, LAN security etc.

Configured F5 GTM solutions, which includes WideIP, Pool Load Balancing Methods, probers and monitors.

Deployment of AD, Cisco 2960x Switching, Fortigate, Netapp FAS2552, ESXi, VMware,

Aruba IAP-225

Migration from ASR1002-X Routers to ASR 1006.

Experience in deployment of Nexus 7010, 5548, 2148T, 2248 devices.

Worked on Extensively on Cisco Firewalls, Cisco PIX (506E/515E/525/) ASA 5000(5510/5540) Series.

Experience working with Cisco Nexus 2148 Fabric Extender and Nexus 5000 series to provide a Flexible Access Solution for datacenter access architecture.

Used Cisco routers, switches, Access Points, Concentrators for implementation and management purpose.

Experience with devices Palo Alto Network firewalls such as security NAT, Threat prevention & URL filtering

Responsible for Cisco ASA firewall administration, Rule Analysis, Rule Modification.

Experience configuring Virtual Device Context in Nexus 7010.

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

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

Responsible for Checkpoint firewall management and operations across our global networks.

Good understanding of JUNOS platform and worked with IOS upgrade of Juniper devices.

Configuring VLAN, Spanning tree, VSTP, SNMP on EX series switches

Implemented 802.1X port Authentication Solution using Cisco ISE and Microsoft Active Directory.

Working and troubleshooting in inter-vendor Palo Alto environments

Once trouble ticket has been created keep customer informed of status of ticket and estimated time to repair.

Coordinating with service providers for WAN link outages.

Designed and implemented DMZ for Web servers, Mail servers & FTP Servers using Cisco ASA5500 Firewalls.

Provided installation and initial user configuration of NEXUS 7K switches at the Data Center and providing IP addressing and different user session priorities on the switch.

Provided firewall policy configuration and services with Juniper SRX 240 & 650 series.

Working closely with Data center management to analyze the data center sites for cabling requirements of various network equipments.

Used PIX Firewall and ACLs for authentication of EIGRP to ensure high security on the network.

Configured Cisco 7200 routers which were also connected to Cisco PIX 535 security appliances providing perimeter-based firewall security.

Involved in migration from Frame-Relay/ATM network to MPLS-based VPN for customer’s WAN infrastructure.

Implementation and configuration of F5 Big-IP LTM-6400 load balancers.

Configuring ASA 5510 Firewall and accept/reject rules for network traffic.

Implemented WLAN Aruba Wireless Access Points and its Controllers at various corporate sites fort 11n infrastructure and its legacy technologies

Deployment, configuration, and management of 802.1x solutions to include Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE), ACS, and Cisco Prime.

Worked on Cisco FWSM/PIX/ASDM, Nokia Checkpoint NG and Juniper SRX platforms.

Monitoring Traffic and Connections in Checkpoint and ASA Firewall.

Managed the F5 BigIP GTM/LTM appliances to include writing I Rules, SSL offload and everyday task of creating WIP and VIPs.

ony Corp, New York June 2014 - Nov 2015

Network Engineer


Configuration and maintenance of customer networks according to their requirements.

Configuration of RF devices such as Subscriber Units and Access Points and troubleshooting of customer WAN issues.

Implementation of customer network, which includes configuration of routing protocols, Leased lines, ISDN lines, IOS installations, Password recovery.

Checking of Cisco products like 1600/1700/2500/2600/3600 series Routers, 1900/2900/3600 series Switches and 515e PIX Firewalls.

Monitoring customer data networks and providing fault isolation and remote troubleshooting.

Experience on designing and troubleshooting of EIGRP routing issues

Responsible for the management of network at the client environment

Supporting and performing projects for the client WAN environment at a global level

Implementation of network system upgrades and modifications including planning, testing, scheduling and coordination. Ensures that change management and defined security procedures for all network systems are executed in accordance with customer policies and procedures.

Checking for RAD and ASCOM modems, Network Modules, WAN cards, Voice cards, cisco cables.

CtrlS, India Aug 2013 – May 2014

Network Engineer


Responsible for implementing, supporting, and maintaining 24x7 network services.

Coordinated efforts with Engineer’s to ensure all network devices conformed to defined network standards.

Configured CVP 7.x integration with ICM 7.5 in order to implement CVP comprehensive mode.

Configured and troubleshooting HSRP, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, MPLS WAN, QoS and Route Maps.

Configured and maintaining Cisco 7200, 4400, 5000 and 6500 platforms.

Experience with configuring Virtual Server and Configuring Load balancing methods in F5 LTM.

Worked on Extensively on Cisco Firewalls, Cisco PIX (506E/515E/525/) ASA 500(5510/5540) Series.

Proficient hands on experience in configuring Cisco Catalyst 2900,2960, 3560, 3750, 4500, 4900, 6500series and Nexus 2248, 5548 and 7010 switches.

Configured, Maintained Cisco ISE Combining authentication, authorization, accounting.

Maintain technology and service ISRMPs.

Strong knowledge of Cisco and Juniper software (IOS/XR and JunOS) and hardware.

Create, document, and organize system configuration and cabling of datacenter infrastructure for Palo Alto Firewalls to support internet tools and tenant networks.

Troubleshoot connectivity issues involving VLAN’s, OSPF, QoS etc.

Support, monitor and manage the IP network.

Worked on Aruba Wireless LAN Implementation for 11n Infrastructure Across the Corporate Network.

Break Fix Troubleshooting for UCCE\UCCX and Unified Communications Application Components.

Experience in creating multiple policies and pushing them in to Checkpoint Firewall (Gateways) and hands on experience in managing the Checkpoint Management Server with SPLAT operating system

Maintained core switches, creating VLAN’s and configuring VTP.

Developed and maintain engineering process and deliverables and steward network lab design.

To secure configurations of load balancing in F5, SSL/VPN connections, Troubleshooting CISCO ASA firewalls, and related network security measures.

Installed, configured and set security policies on cisco and checkpoint firewalls, VPN.

Experience in working with Cisco Nexus 5000 series switches for data center.

Designed and Implemented Cisco UCS pods in Nexus 7000 and Cisco 6500 Platform

Transfer web services from Cisco CSS platform to F5 Big IP LTM platform.

Was responsible for maintenance of Cisco ASA 5580 firewall for DCA site, adding new rules or changing existing access lists if necessary.

Working with Checkpoint Support for resolving escalated issues.

Change management, monitoring network performance with network tools.

Data center migration was involved in Access, Distribution and Core layers.

Prepared and maintained documentation using MS Visio.

Configured and deployed VDC and VPC between Nexus 7018 and Nexus 5548 switches along with FEX 2248. Deployed Horizontal connectivity using OTV. Have a good understanding of Fabric Path.

Backup and restore of checkpoint and Cisco ASA Firewall policies.

Working configuration of new VLANs and extension of existing VLANs on/to the necessary equipment to have connectivity between two different data centers.

Performing network monitoring, providing analysis using various tools like WireShark, Solarwinds etc.

Worked extensively in Configuring, Monitoring and Troubleshooting Cisco's ASA 5500.

Experience in migration of VLANS.

Primary responsibility is to design and deploy various network security & High Availability products like Checkpoint, Cisco ASA other security products

BSNL, India Mar 2011 – July 2013

Network Support Engineer


Optimized performance of the WAN network consisting of Cisco 3550/4500/6500 switches by configuring VLANs.

Coordinated efforts with Engineer’s to ensure all network devices conformed to defined network standards.

Configured various Routing protocols such as RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, static routing.

Maintaining Core Switches, creating VLANs and configuring VTP.

Optimized performance of the WAN network consisting of Cisco 3550/4500/6500 switches by configuring VLANs.

Performed redistribution with OSPF, EIGRP, RIP version 1 and 2 to enable communication with backbone.

Troubleshooting of Cisco 2900, 3900, 6500, 7500, 7200 Series routers.

Configured static NAT, dynamic NAT, dynamic NAT overloading.

Experience with convert Checkpoint VPN rules over to the Cisco ASA solution. Migration with both Checkpoint and Cisco ASA VPN experience

Back up a Cisco IOS to a TFTP server and Upgraded and restored a Cisco IOS from TFTP server.

In-depth expertise in the implementation, optimization, troubleshooting and documentation of LAN/WAN networking systems.

Responsible for designing, implementing and troubleshooting temporary infrastructures for Live Webcasting Events

Involved in F5 BIG IP LTM administration, familiar with enterprise level traffic managers like 6800, 3600, 1600,3400 series

Upgrade Cisco Routers and Switches IOS using TFTP

Installed and configured Cisco IP Phone 794x, 796x, 7937’s and IP Communicator

Creating dedicated VLANs for Voice & Data with QOS for prioritizing VOICE over DATA

Installation and management of overall administration of LAN, WAN, systems involving design of network layouts, configuration and maintenance, Commissioning Routers & Switches, firewalls, IPS and ensuring maximum uptime during site deployment to VoIP.

Configuring and adding, moving, removing of various IP phones like (7941, 7961, and 7971)

Knowledge on VOIP protocols like H.323, RTP, SIP and good understanding about VOIP devices.

Packet capturing, troubleshooting on network problems with Wireshark, identifying and fixing problems

Performing network monitoring, providing analysis using various tools like WireShark, Solarwinds etc.

Responsible for Cisco ASA firewall administration across our global networks

Implemented ISL and 802.1Q for communicating through VTP.

Working with Client teams to find out requirements for their Network Requirements.

Responsible for LAN and internet connection file and print server.

Maintained and installed new internet connections for customers.

Handled installation of Windows NT Server and Windows NT Workstations.

Handled Tech Support as it relates to LAN & WAN systems.

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