Innovative and result-driven Senior Network Engineer with over 8+ years of progressive Networking & Systems Engineering experience including: Network Architecture & Design, Implementation, Deployment & Operations, and Team Leadership. Proven track record in successful delivery of large scale and highly complex Network infrastructure projects. Strong leadership skills, passionate about technology and effective communicator to various audiences from senior executives to end-user with appropriate level of content.
Master of Science in Computer Science, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN, GPA 3.7
Master of Engineer in Computer Network
Algezira University, Khartoum, Sudan, GPA 3.3
Bachelor (Honors) of Engineer in Computer Engineering
Algezira University, Khartoum, Sudan, GPA 3.0
CERTIFICATES & TRAINING
CCIE Cisco Certified Network Expert (Lab exam scheduled)
CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional
CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate
MCSE Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
MCSA Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
MCP Microsoft Certified Professional
ITIL Foundation level
Operating Systems: RHE Linux 5/6/7, Windows Server 2008/2012 R2.
Cisco Switches: Catalyst series and Nexus class switches.
Cisco routers: 2600, 2800, 3600, 3800, ISR4000, and ASR1000 Series.
Cisco Firewall: PIX500 Series, ASA5500 Series, FTD Series, and Cisco VPN technology.
Wireless Networks: Cisco Wireless network technology.
Routing Protocol: RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP.
Networking Implementations: HSRP, NTP, SMNP, NAT Access Control List, Route-maps, and QOS.
LAN/WAN Infrastructures: VLANs, STP, RSTP, MST, Ethernet, and PPP
Programing: Ansible, C++, Python, and Java script
Senior Network Engineer, A.O Smith, Nashville TN 11/2018 – Present
O. Smith Corporation is an American manufacturer of both residential and commercial water heaters and boilers. It is the largest manufacturer and marketer of water heaters in North America. It also supplies water treatment products in the Asian market
Designed, implemented Core switches using Extreme Data Center network
Manage deployment and testing of code updates for Extreme network switches, routers, and wireless.
Design and implement routing domain, using OSPF, and BGP.
Design and implement SD-WAN, working with Extreme and Gartner.
Network Architect, LKQ, Nashville TN 02/2016 – 11/2018
LKQ Corporation, fortune 500, is an American auto parts company. The company is focused on providing wholesale used and refurbished auto parts via its subsidiaries across the United States and the world.
Designed, implemented, and documented upgrade of Core switches to Nexus 7k, 9k, and Cisco 6500-E located in the main Datacenters. Migrated more than 800 remote sites.
Install, configure and maintain Wireless accessibility and VPN.
Re-design, document and implement changes and complete Network upgrades, install private and Public Wireless services. Install, configure, manage and troubleshoot over 400 Wireless remote sites.
Design and implement Cisco IWAN, DMVPN, and Performance Routing technologies.
Design and implemented security using IPsec technology, conditionality, encryption and integrity using Pre-Shared key and Certificate.
Manage deployment and testing of code updates for switches, routers, and wireless systems “WLC”.
Design and implement LKQ routing domain, using EIGRP as IGP, and BGP as EGP.
Design and deploy WAN optimization to improve application using Cisco WAAS and riverbed technology.
Design and deploy QOS. DNS and DHCP using Infoblox technology.
Designed and deploy Datacenter ACI fabric technology
Network Engineer, State of Tennessee – OIR, Nashville, TN 02/2014 – 02/2016
Supported and Managed LAN/WAN infrastructure; Troubleshot network connectivity using TCP/IP layering module.
Managed and supported PIX (501, 506, 515, 525, 535), ASA (5505, 5510, 5520, 5540) Firewalls.
Implemented security policies, Firewall rules, IPSEC, SSL, VPN, IPS/IDS, AAA (TACACS+ & RADIUS).
Performed installation and configuration of Data Center core switches, Routers, and Firewalls.
Designed network using IPv4 sub-netting and IPv6, Installed and troubleshot layer II/III switches.
Configuring layer III switches using OSPF, and BGB routing protocols
Network Security Engineer, EFT Source Inc. Nashville, TN 03/2012 – 01/2013
Implemented and supported PIX501 Firewall, Implemented VPN tunnels using Pre-Shared key and Certificate
Installed, configured, and supported LAN/WAN using Cisco layer III router “2600, 2800”, and layer II Catalyst switches “3550, 3750, and 6500”.
Upgraded and supported Cisco layer II Switches to 6500, Configuring VLANs, and VTP.
Configured 2800 Routers using OSPF, BGB, and EIGRP routing protocols
Installed and configured Cisco switches and Router to support VPN.
Managed VMware ESX 3.x, VMware Server 1.4, Virtual Center 2.5, and MS Terminal Server 2003/2008.
Utilized python scripts to solve daily problems, and participated in upgrade server project
Network Security Engineer, Grater Nile Petroleum, Sudan 01/2006 – 02/2011
Managed system information security architecture including designing, installation, operational planning, and risk remediation activities for more than 400 servers/systems, ensuring all systems installed according to the schedule.
Conducted risk assessments and collaborated with clients to provide recommendations regarding critical infrastructure and network security operations enhancements.
Provided information assurance by transmitting secure data between classified systems; performed ethical hacking, malware reverse engineering, penetration testing, and Certification and Accreditation (C&A) within Security Operations Center (SOC) environment.
Designed and implemented company local area network using Cisco Routers and switches
Configured and maintained Active Directory services for windows 3k/8k, and implemented security.