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Principal Network Engineer Lead

Corona, California, United States
November 15, 2018

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Corona, CA 949-***-****

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A network engineering leader experienced in supporting production networks, orchestrating upgrades and modernize to the latest technologies. Mentor and train network engineers. Maintain network security and define network access. Comprehensive understanding of information systems from multiple perspectives: network management, end users, data center operations and server administration. Passionate about the field of telecommunications. Key strengths include:

Team Lead Change Management Network Design

Vendor Management Quality Control Project Management

Troubleshooting Process Improvement Strategic Planning

Technical Presentations Operations Stability Escalation point-of-contact

Interfacing with Upper Management and Asset Management


●Key leader and Subject Matter Expert in turning up a co-location internet data center. Led the network team in establishing and maintaining high uptime connectivity. Completing projects in a timely manner.

●Developed a successful change review process, the Network Change Advisory Board, significantly reducing changed induced outages and providing current information during incidents.

●Improved network reliability and efficiency utilizing existing equipment by establishing authentication, monitoring system uptime, and troubleshooting network inconsistencies. Reduce network downtime from 15% to 0.1%.

●Developed a Network Services process improvement plan (plan-build-run) to provide efficient handoff and communications between the tower teams. The plan provided visibility outside of the siloed team’s environment and it also avoided overlooked items during handoff.


Networking - Cisco, Foundry, Juniper, Microsoft, CSU/DSU, T-1, OC-48, TCP/IP, VLANs, VLAN trunking, spanning tree, wireless network, DNS, OSPF, EIGRP, IGRP, BGP, MPLS, Software Defined Networking (SDN), SD-WAN, cabling, design, documentation.

Engineering and Design – Infrastructure planning and design, Security, LAN architecture, standards planning and compliance

Hardware - PC, Mac, Cisco, 10/100/1000 switches and routers, UTP, single and multimode fiber, troubleshooting, installation, repair, maintenance

Operating Systems –Linux, Ubuntu, Microsoft Windows, DOS, VMware

Telecommunications - PBX, ISDN, Frame Relay, cable, DSL, VoIP.


Kaiser Permanente, Corona, CA 2008 to 2018

Principal IT Engineer Infrastructure, Engineering Business Office, 2017 to 2018

A key member of the Network Engineering Business Office, which interacts with all branches within Network Services to bridge gaps through communication and process improvement.

●Developed a Network Services process improvement plan (plan-build-run) for Network Services.

●Successful migration of the ServiceNow ticket system. Created walk-throughs and job aids for the network teams. Hosted Q&A sessions pre and post launch to provide support. Result was minimal impact to Network Services.

●Managed various services including network device on-boarding, project closeout reviews and handling standard exceptions.

Principal IT Engineer Infrastructure, Network Quality Assurance Lead, 2013 to 2017

Team leader within Network Quality Assurance Team, ensured all network changes had the best chance of success. The Primary Lead of the Network Change Advisory Board.

●Developed a successful change review process, the Network Change Advisory Board, significantly reducing induced outages and up-to-date information was readily available during an incident.

●Provided enforcement reviews for non-compliant elements of network changes. Change rejection if needed.

Network Operations Consultant Specialist, 2008 to 2013

Primary resource and leader implemented and maintained the latest technologies and completion of projects within Network Operations.

●Upgraded all network devices and VoIP phones to current IOS/software standards. This effort was hindered for years due to 24/7 facilities. Worked with the facility managers to schedule acceptable time slots for upgrades. Project was successfully completed with minimal impact.

●Met Payment Card Industry (PCI) network compliance. During the PCI annual audits, led efforts with the network teams regarding upgrading the wireless network.

●Managed support vendors, offshore resources and matrix employees.

●Engagement with management and senior management regarding problems, solutions and goals.

Loma Linda Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA 2007 to 2008

Senior Network Engineer

Tier 3 Network Engineer implementing the latest technologies and primary technical resource on projects.

●Documented the network infrastructure. The existing network documentation required more detail.

●Migrated the legacy Internet PIX firewall to the Cisco ASA security devices (5510 and 5520) with minimal impact. The upgrade was needed to maintain hardware currency and to utilize the latest firewall features.

●Designed a high-availability network plan for future upgrades.

Nicholas Laboratories, Aliso Viejo, CA 2006 to 2007

Network Engineer

Oversaw operations of the network infrastructure for the entire organization. The primary network engineer resource for various projects and issues.

●Designed and upgraded the legacy network to a multi-layered, multi-VLAN IP network infrastructure for a faster and reliable network.

●Configured and administered the content load-balancer to effectively balance various network services.

Transcore, Irvine, CA 2002 to 2006

Senior Network Engineer

Oversaw operations of the Orange County Toll Roads network infrastructure and its servers. The primary network engineer for multiple Transcore projects within the western region.

●Effectively re-designed the entire fiber-only network for both the toll roads and the main administration building above company expectations and proudly increased uptime to 99.99%.

●Successfully created and administered a change management application to serve as a central communication service for network and related events.

●Implemented a real-time network baseline and diagram monitoring system for the network team and related users.

Exodus Communications, Anaheim, CA 2000 to 2002

Senior Network Engineer / Support Manager

Oversaw the network structure of the co-location Internet Data Center Facility and managed the Network Engineering Department. Assisted customers with their network infrastructure and provided an upper level of support and attention.

●Successfully managed the network engineering department which included training and scheduling of the staff, budgeting costs and overseeing overall operations of the data center network.

●Designed and maintained a state-of-the-art co-location Internet data center facility with an uptime of 99.999%.


Bachelor of Science, Telecommunications Management, Dean’s List, Cum Laude

DeVry University, Long Beach, CA


Project Management Professional (PMP), 10/2015, expires 10/24/2021

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), 2/2001, expires 02/21/2021

Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP), 4/2003, expires 02/21/2021

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), 5/2000, expires 02/21/2021

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certified 7/2000, expires 02/21/2021

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Foundation 3.0

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