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Morristown, New Jersey, United States
August 29, 2018

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Pavan Kumar Reddi

e-mail: Phone: +1-832-***-**** Open to relocation


A Master of Science graduate in Engineering Technology - Network Communications with around 4.5 years of professional hands-on experience in IT; having worked in Manufacturing, IT Consulting, Academic, Healthcare, and Retail industries over the years, I am now seeking an opportunity as an Engineer at your company for a long term association and to grow with the Company.

Professional Skills and Interests:

• CCNP Level Routing and Switching

• Python & Scripting – Automation

• CCNA Data Center NX-OS

• Orion SolarWinds & Cisco Prime

• Network Troubleshooting

• Windows Server & VMWare

• Ansible, AWS and Docker

• Palo Alto Firewalls L2 - Support

• Cisco Traditional and Meraki


Master of Science, Engineering Technology - Network Communications 2015 –2017

University of Houston – Main Campus (Houston, Texas) Overall GPA: 3.7/4.0

The degree program emphasizes on staying current with technological developments related to networking, hardware, software and security as well as management practices which involves reading publications, subscribing to Internet lists along with the computer networking focused curriculum.


Tiffany and Company – Parsippany, NJ June 2017 – Present

Network Engineer

Provided implementation and operational support to over 300 stores and around 20 corporate offices around the world for routing/switching protocols in complex environments and participated in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure.

Contributed to the team by successfully implementing automation of repetitive CLI configuration deployments and information retrieval tasks across a huge scale effectively as a project using Python scripts through Ansible running in AWS server. Tested the same using Docker containers.

Provided support by sorting, managing and closing the trouble tickets of software and/or hardware issues with network devices using ServiceNow under best ITIL practices.

•Configured and Managed Orion SolarWinds for Network Management (Network Performance Monitor, Netflow Traffic Analyzer).

•Supported global WAN technologies and protocols (DMVPN, MPLS, DWDM, WAN Optimization).

•Analyze and organize all reports that will provide value to support and development groups.

•Managed Cisco IOS devices using Cisco Prime and held the responsibility of managing Infoblox for IP Address Management.

•Provided support for Cisco Unified Communication System (UCS) and worked in Cisco NX-OS core environment.

•Worked with Cisco team to deploy Cisco Meraki devices from ground up across multiple stores and provided support throughout the transition.

•Strong experience in troubleshooting various switching and routing platforms such as 6500, 3750, 4500, 7600, 3850, Nexus platform (N9K, N7K, N5K, N6K, N2K).

•Level 2 in line of support for Firewall (Palo Alto), Wireless (Cisco Traditional) and Voice (Cisco Unified Communication Manager cluster version 10.5 and unity connection 10.5) related network issues right under respective Senior Engineers.

•Assisted in managing and troubleshooting VMWare environment – worked with VSphere6, VCenter, VMotion, Airwatch.

•Perform monitoring, deployment, and support activities for the production ecommerce environment while maintaining business partnerships with outside service providers and internal groups.

•Maintain service level commitments with specific emphasis on alert management, process flow, problem management, incident management, change management, communication, customer service, and system and application reliability.

Xenon Infotek Inc – IT Consulting, Edison, NJ February 2017 – May 2017

Network Engineer

Perform supporting role to Senior Consultants on project-driven professional services.

Inspected and analyzed customer network and support processes and procedures – provided suggestions for improvement.

Develop and maintain network documentation, standards and guidelines.

Experience working with F5 LTM, GTM pair for internal and external applications load balancing. Installed high availability Big IP F5 LTM and GTM load balancers to provide uninterrupted service to customers.

Conduct market research and document analysis of alternatives for potential solutions to customer needs.

Provide basic configuration and troubleshooting skills for data networks including LAN, WAN, and WLAN. Cisco and Juniper routers, switches and Aruba wireless access controllers.

University of Houston – UH Network Services January 2015 – December 2016

Network Support Assistant

•Evaluated network performance issues including: availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency

•Part of the team in planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment; defining network policies and procedures (Cisco, Juniper, Aruba and Palo Alto Platforms)

•Trained other infrastructure personnel to ensure functionality is developed across the environment and complies with business requirements and established methodologies.

•Managed and maintained WLAN environments (Aruba) under guidance from Wireless Engineer.

•Assisted with Technical Documentation (Using Microsoft Visio) and worked with IT Operations to document the current and future network architecture and technology.

Wipro Pvt. Ltd – IT Consulting May 2014 – August 2014

Junior Software Engineer

Implement designed solutions including device configurations and device upgrades while following a SCRUM based change management processes using Python using ticketing system JIRA.

Attend meetings regularly and work with project stakeholders to analyze and discuss the functionality requirements in several projects associated with the stakeholders.

Wrote various scripts to mine, parse, and organize data regarding cloud tenancy and networking, advancing team’s ability to meet various project deadlines.

Exposure to Github Environment.

Translate client specific requirements into meaningful Functionality Requirement documents.

Vizag Steel May 2013 – December 2013


•Worked in a team project to upgrade routers and switches to support moving from older TDM technology to IP networking.

•Managed and Cisco Unified Communication Manager (Voice) under guidance from Senior Engineer.

•Assisted with installing and troubleshooting network devices such routers, switches, desktop, printer problems and Network & Server support issues and assisted with Network Documentation (Using Visio).

•Validated accurate/complete incident information from end customer.


CCNA Routing & Switching Cisco CSCO13037688

CCNP Routing & Switching Cisco CSCO13037688 (Valid until July 2020)

Cisco Meraki Network Administrator (CMNO) CMNO 006994

Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) Palo Alto (Lifetime)

AWS Certified SysOps Administrator Pursuing (September)

JCNIA Pursuing (October)



The idea was inspired from ClosedFlow: OpenFlow-like Control over Proprietary Devices, which allows enterprises to control the network through a centralized controller by using Python scripts, which is able to send and receive configurations and information from all managing boxes in the network without entering authentication information to login to each box. The program requires an MS Excel file that contains authentication information of the managing boxes including Name, IP address, Username, and Password. Tested to implement the same project using Ansible and Python scripts and YAML files.


The novelty of the research project was to develop a web application to remotely monitor the battery usage level and device information of an Internet of Things (IoT) network of Raspberry Pis using Java. Used Play framework in association with MySQL database and Arbor.js, a visualization library using web workers and jQuery for remote access through web. Deployed the application in an Ubuntu server and managed the server using Ubuntu Canonical.


•Networking Technologies: Routing and Switching, Deployment, Testing, Monitoring, Troubleshooting, Python Network Programming, Software Defined Networking, Security Driven Practices.

•Switching: VLAN, VTP, STP and Layer 2/3 switching

•Routing Protocols: OSPF, EIGRP, BGP

•LAN and WAN Devices: Cisco and Juniper Routers & Switches

•Firewall Technologies: Cisco ASA, Palo Alto, VPNs (DMVPN, IPSEC), Fortinet FortiGate firewalls

•Virtualization Technologies: VMware – VSphere6, VCenter, VMotion, Docker

•Application layer: HTTP, DHCP, DNS, FTP, SIP, SMTP, SNMP, Telnet, TFTP

•Network Layer & Transport Layer: ICMP, IPv4, IPv6, NAT & TCP/IP, UDP, RTP, RTCP

•Redundancy Protocols: HSRP, GLBP, VRRP

•Networking Tools: GNS3, Wireshark (WCNA Level), Ekahau, Ansible, GitHub

•Network Monitoring Tools: Solarwinds, Nagios, PRTG Network Monitor

•Operating System: (All Versions) IOS, JUNOS, PAN OS, Windows, Linux

•Ticketing Technologies: ServiceNow, Remedy 9, JIRA

•Others: Visio 2013, SQL, Microsoft SCOM 2012, Python, TCL/TK Programming

•Organizations: Network Professional Association (NPA)

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