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Network Engineer

Indian Trail, North Carolina, United States
85,000 +
December 04, 2018

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Alex Kauffman

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Indian Trail, NC. 28079

Education & Training

A.A.S. Information Systems Network Administration and Support. (Summa Cum Laude)

Cisco Certified Network Associate (valid through Jan 2018).

Routing & Switching Certificate (South Piedmont Community College).

Microsoft MCP Certificate (dated March 2005)

CompTIA A+ Certificate (dated April 2005)

CompTIA Network + (dated August 2006)


Cisco BSCI

Cisco Switching

Professional Experience

09/2013-11/2018 Compass Group USA Charlotte, NC.

Network Engineer Senior

Configure, implement and troubleshoot data network for affiliated sectors (national level). Primary focus on ethernet and MPLS circuits and experience with Cisco 2921, 2821, 1941, 1921, ASR 1002 routers, 6500E, 3560X, 3560G switches, Nexus 7010, 5596, 2224, 2248, Lightweight 2100, 2500, & 5508 wireless controllers, F5 Load Balancers, and Bluecat DNS.

Significant projects include:

Converted datacenter from Nexus to Cisco ACI while maintaining enterprise availability. Involved removing two Cisco 7010s, five Cisco 5596s, and 32 Cisco fex devices. Replaced with three Cisco APICs, two Cisco 93190 cores, two 9504 Spines, 10 Cisco 93180 Leafs, and 32 2248 Fex devices.

Implemented Cisco iWan for a test bed moving toward SD Wan.

Performed an upgrade/replacement of 10 HP 7506 and 7510 chassis to Cisco 9410s with one week.

End of Lease replacement of Nexus 7010 chassis (core & access), 5596, 2248, and 6500 Cisco switches.

Deployment and maintenance of 37 Cisco wireless controllers and in excess of 500 access points.

Upgrade of Cisco NCS Prime to version 2.1. Daily monitoring of entire wireless environment.

Deployed HP 7510 and 7506 floor switches throughout distribution layer of both local buildings.

Upgraded to Cisco 5585X ASA devices for both corporate firewalls.

Implemented a solution for business traffic (voice & data) over MPLS and browsing traffic over internet for remote sites.

Testing and deployment of new technologies. Integrated Meraki cloud managed MX Security devices, MS Switches, and Access Points into environment.

01/2008-09/2013 Carolinas Health Care System Charlotte, NC.

Systems Engineer Senior

Configure, implement and troubleshoot data/VoIP network for more than 30 affiliated hospitals and hundreds of physician offices. Primary focus on ethernet and frame relay circuits and experience with Cisco 2921, 2821, ASR 2911 routers, 6500E, 3560X, 3560G switches, Nexus 7010, 5596, 2232, 2248, Lightweight 4400 & 5508 controllers.

Significant projects include:

Installing entire network for new CMC Lincolnton Hospital (wired & wireless).

Complete hospital upgrade for CMC Pineville and the installation of the network for new 6 floor bed tower (wired & wireless)

Installation of 10gig Cisco Nexus 7010, 5596, 2232, & 2248 for the Data Center Core and Distribution switches.

Upgrade/replacement of CMC Main Core switches to 6513E with 10g connection.

09/2006-01/2008 Carolinas Health Care System Charlotte, NC.

Project Technician

Provide prompt, courteous, and reliable installation of new software and devices for upgrade and new installations. Lead technician for the installation and implementation of hundreds of new devices for Levine Children's Hospital and ICU Expansion Project. Provided support to both networking and application teams by patching network resources, pushing software to devices for setup, and completing site surveys for project managers.

05/2005-08/2006 South Piedmont Community College Monroe, NC.

MicroSystems Computer Technician

Administrator of the automated HelpDesk program to ensure prompt, reliable repair and upgrades to more than 600 desktop and laptop computers. Provided accurate bi-monthly reports of technician time and repair for board meetings. Provide professional development for staff and faculty in all things technical. Provide backup support to MIS Administrator for Novell 6.5 network and Novell Groupwise email system.

7/2001-3/2002 Pnucor lnc Monroe, NC.

Warehouse and Service Center Manager

Manage the day to day receiving and shipping of filtration cartridges, filter containers, pumps, pump parts, and construction of new pump systems. Expedite the procurement of hard to get parts and manage the returns from customers to vendors. Provide monthly analytical reports.

4/2000-5/2001 The Fulfillment Center Napa, CA

Warehouse and Production Supervisor

Provide general supervision of all permanent and daily temporary employees. Plan and prioritize the setup and completion of custom assembly orders. Determine manpower and product needs. Liaison with temporary services for manning. Supervise the standard services of picking, packing, shipping, and receiving departments. Maintain benchmarking and production standards for all departments to ensure production levels remain high.

7/1977-12/1999 U.S. Air Force Travis AFB, CA

Enlisted career culminating at Travis Air Force Base as a First Sergeant/Executive Assistant with supervision of more than 300 Enlisted Personnel. Primary advisor to the commander on all issues concerning good order and discipline. Maintain general supervision of more than 300 assigned personnel. Managed quality "people" programs to include Weight Management, Drug Inspection.

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