Solutions-based IT leader with over 12 years of IP network/wireless and VOIP design/architect experience. I have over 15 years of IT experience specializing in network administration, Cisco VOIP, network/security designing, Network projects wireless as well as extensive knowledge of LAN, WAN and VPN. Additionally, I have provided IT solutions in areas including server, telecommunications, domain administration, hardware and software.
Cavium, Silicon Valley San Jose California, July, 2016 – Present
Cavium (NASDAQ: CAVM) is a provider of highly integrated semiconductor processors that enable
intelligent networking, communications, storage, video and security applications. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 1Gbps to 100Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in Enterprise, Data-Center, Broadband/Consumer and Access and Service Provider equipment.
Sr Lead Network Analyst:
Providing Cavium and QLogic corporate infrastructure LAN/WAN/MPLS/IPsec network strategy and technical expertise on network design, implementation, IT network projects and supporting/maintaining the current IT network infrastructure
Responsible for leading network team and provide guidance and technical expertise to all network services to ensure efficient network operation
Analyze current network infrastructure and provide recommendations & implementation to improve the network performance
Designing/implementing multiple data center networks for Cavium & QLogic. Working on a number of initiatives
Designed and implemented secure corporate Meraki wireless infrastructure
Designed and implementing Corporate optimization solution using Riverbed Technology
Designed and implementing multiple network infrastructure projects for multiple branch offices and working with local vendors to ensure services are available and align with business expectations
Designed QLogic HQ Cisco VOIP solution
Standardizing the corporate network configuration and network hardware to reduce risks and provide new features
Coordinate IT system and network changes with other team members
Providing technical expertise on Cisco Call Manager and redesigning as needed
Support and maintain Cavium and QLogic Corporate network, routers switching, firewalls and software management tools
Design, support and maintain Juniper EX-series switches, Cisco routers/Nexus 9K,5K,2K/Catalyst 2900x 3850 and SG500 switches/ASA, Palo Alto firewalls and SonicWALL firewalls
Redesigning/supporting the current storage network
Ensuring the best practice is being implemented on all network services to ensure efficient network operation across the corporate network
Meeting with multiple Technology vendors including Cisco, Juniper, Riverbed, ISPs and Palo Alto on product offering which can benefit the company on increasing performance and reducing cost
Sanjel Corporation, Calgary, AB, 2005-July, 2016
Sanjel is a global energy service company, offering pressure pumping and completion services to Oil and Gas producers around the globe.
Network Team/Technical Lead – Corporate IS 2010-July, 2016
Transitioned into this role to be a catalyst for change.
Highlight of Accomplishments
Designed and implemented Sanjel Corporation LAN/WAN/MPLS network including routing/switching/new subnetting for all Sanjel Canada and USA branch offices and international offices
Designed multiple data center networks and implemented core network hardware to improve business communication
Created, designed and implemented centralized VOIP solution and integrated CUCM with legacy phone system to reduce costs
Provided technical leadership and supervised team of 3 network administrators
Designed and implemented network solutions for storage traffic to increase the storage network performance
Created Security solutions for wired, wireless networks and network devices including ISE/Cisco ASA/Radius/TACACS+/802.1x and VPN
Implemented secure wireless solutions using Cisco WLCs, Aironet and Meraki integrated with Cisco ISE using Radius and 802.1x authentications
Network Team Leader advises on planning, design and implementation. Controls the installation and maintenance of network infrastructure which contributes towards ensuring capacity, reliability and availability of IT network services that meet the requirements of the organization.
Responsible to provide technical leadership to all levels in the IS department.
Final escalation point for all network related tickets.
Provides mentorship to all network administrators.
Supervise all network processes, policies and guidelines to ensure best practices are met.
Support and guide team members on problem solving and network implementations.
Vet all deployment initiatives prior to implementation – both from operations and projects.
Provides oversight on all network processes, policies and guidelines.
Provide tactical and strategic level counsel to manager on all network related decisions.
Leadership and management skills: demonstrated ability to lead a network team by providing clear direction and motivating staff.
Design, plan and implement approved network projects – project managing teams, resources and external resources as required to complete the project.
Created project plan and executed on the approved for new site deployment of IT services
Created and provided budgets for network hardware required for projects
Managed timelines with vendors as well as internal staff to complete projects on time
Designed/planned and upgraded Data Centers core devices including Cisco Nexus hardware and Cisco ASA firewalls
Advanced knowledge of large scale LAN/WAN switching and routing implementation and specific knowledge of VLAN, VPN, Routing and MPLS networking
Responsible for managing all network devices including Cisco Nexus 7000/5500/5000/2000, Catalyst Switches 2900/3500/3700, Routers 1700/1800/2800/3800, 1900/2900/3900 and security devices Juniper/Cisco ASA/ISE
Research new network technologies and provide introduction of new technologies.
Represent Sanjel Networking Team to external vendors and service providers.
Ensure all documents with company policy and procedures are current and enforced with day to day usage.
Maintain network standards
Designed and implemented large LAN/WAN projects including VPN solutions
Designed & Implemented network monitoring solutions for Sanjel Corporation
Maintains VOIP systems including backup, and archiving
Network Administrator Corporate IS, September 2005 – 2010
Designed and implemented a core network solution for Corporate Head Office
Provided network upgrade design, bandwidth upgrade and implementation plan for all remote offices
Scheduled/Upgraded all Sanjel remote offices including Cisco routers/switches and firewalls
Involved in designing the Sanjel Data Centers network and implementation plan
Implemented primary and secondary data centers including the network failover solution for all remote offices
Involved in planning and relocating Data Center from Corporate HO to newly created Data Centers
Maintain all Sanjel remote offices, network configuration, router/switches and firewalls
Perform advanced trouble-shooting and problem resolution.
Troubleshoots routine network performance issues and outages in a timely and accurate fashion.
Designed & implemented Cisco Call Manager Express solutions for branch offices
Pro-actively monitor health of the network and identify potential issues, and provide recommend/ fixes
Perform project related tasks as assigned by the project manager and deployment.
Administer CISCO IOS version control and maintenance on all related equipment.
Travel to various Sanjel locations to deploy MPLS, VOIP, routers and switches
Responsible for planning subnets/VLANs for all Sanjel networks
Assists with the administration and maintenance of the Cisco telephone system
Assists with the creation of new hire VOIP and voicemail extensions & updating documentation.
IBM Canada Burnaby BC
The Pacific Development Centre, IBM's centers for IBM e-business innovation: VANCOUVER, is an inbound solution development lab working with IBM Global Services to bring custom software solutions to the world
Technical Support, 2004-2005
Providing technical support to various clients using multiple operating systems/networking and hardware.
Receiving inbound Network Technical calls and resolving client’s issues.
Documenting accounts after a resolution is provided.
Raytheon Canada Richmond BC
Core activity at the Richmond site is the design, development and integration of large scale, software-intensive systems, largely for air traffic management (ATM)
Technical Support, 2000 – 2004
Working on various projects including Canadian Automated Air Traffic System (CAATS), Military Automated Air Traffic System (MAATS), and First Plus.
Performed hardware replacement, upgrading old and new systems, troubleshooting on warranty and non-warranty HP/Compaq PCs and responsible for ordering hardware for certain projects
Proficient knowledge of K-class servers, HP workstations, ASN routers, BCN routers, K580 servers and J500 servers and workstations
Strong knowledge of Voice Communication Systems and responsibility of installing and configuring Frequentis Voice Switches.
Setting up labs by following network layouts to place all equipment in relation to the network layout, including rakes with rack equipment and servers and workstations.
Responsible for terminating and troubleshooting fiber optic and Ethernet cable. Very good knowledge of fiber optic cabling
Working on new project demos, providing technical expertise. Installing and configuring new demo networks using HP-UX, Windows NT, and Windows 2000
Configuring Microsoft network in various labs using NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and Windows 95/98 and installing First Plus simulation on servers and workstations
Routers 1800, 2800, 3800, 7200,1900, 2900, 3900
Active Listening and Communication
Nexus Switches 7000/9500/2000/5500/5000
Research new technology to determine what would
Catalyst Switches 2500, 2900, 3700, 3500
best support their organization in the future
WCCP, CISCO WAAS, Cisco NX-OS, ITD
Technology Design LAN/WAN/VOIP/Security
Present the plan to management
Wireless (WLC 5500, Aironet Meraki)
VOIP (CUCM, CME)
Determine how cables will be laid out in the building and
Data Centre Networking 1G, 10G, VDC, VPC, FEX
where other hardware will go
T1, FXO – FXS, SIP, SCCP, H323
Cisco ASA Firewalls, Palo Alto 500,3020,3060,800
Juniper SSG 550, SSG5 –Junos EX Series Switches
Identity Service Engine (ISE)
MS Radius, TACACS+, 802.1x
Kiwi Sys Log
Routing (Static, Dynamic)
LACP, STP, PAgP, PPTP, PPP, VLAN, VTP, WCCP,
OSPF, EIGRP, RIP, BGP
MS Server 2012 R2, 2012, 2008 R2, 2008,2003
Juniper SA 4000, Netmotion VPN
DHCP, DNS, WINS
IPsec, GRE, SSL, PPTP
Windows NT,XP, 2000,7,10
Riverbed, Cisco WAAS, Silver Peak
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATION
Bachelors of Commerce Degree
Graduated Network Professional Diploma
Nexus (Implementing The Cisco Nexus 7000)
ISE (Implementing Cisco Identity Service Engine Secure Solution)
ASA (Firewall Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions)
VOIP Architecture (Unified Communications Architecture & Design V8.0)
Cisco Certified Network Associate
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
A+ CompTIA Certified