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Cisco Engineer

Streamwood, IL
March 07, 2019

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Mehul Patel

* *** ***** ***** **********, IL ****7

C: 630-***-****

Work Authorization: US Citizen

Employer: D: 312-***-****

Qualifications Summary:

7 years of experience in research and implementation of IT works with passion and proven successes in technical strategies with superior understanding of networking, trouble shooting,

A self-starter with leadership experience in social and professional organizations looking to provide valuable solutions and ensuring network security

Self-motivation, education, and diverse experience have garnered problem-solving skills proven as an efficient and critical team member in the line of defense during intense situations

Able to monitor and maintain multiple networks while understanding various realms of securities and network proactivity

Fluent in Fluent in English, Gujarati, Hindi, and Spanish

2018 CCNA routing and switching, MCSA 2019 Candidature

Knowledge of Cisco Works, and various networking concepts ((IE. Configuration of networks, router configuration and wireless security, TCP/IP, VPN, Content Filtering, VLANs, and routing in LAN/WAN, Ethernet Port, Patch Panel and wireless networks.)


Loyola University Chicago

Bachelor of Science in Biology May 2016

Double minor in Information Systems/Information Technology May 2016

Roosevelt University

Masters of Biology Expected May 2019


Midtown Athletic Club System Administrator December 2018- Present Chicago IL

Managed Active Directory roles and services

Executed and tightened Group Policy Objects with hierarchical organizational units

Created plan for infrastructure re-structure for switch from Citrix platform to individual workstation

Maintained and renewed certifications for network sites

Configured and backed up Aruba, Cisco, and Fortigate devices

Managed Lync and Skype enterprise level accounts

Handled virtual machine management through SCVMM and remote desktop protocol

Updated and managed server maintenance schedules

Created employee groups through Active Directory manager

Migrated print servers for better more succinct printing hosts

Administered VOIP accounts through PBX manager

Troubleshot various network and user accounts through Fresh Service ticketing System

Began migration of Exchange Server 2017 to O365

Managed Servers 2012, 2018, 2016

Midwest Molding Co. Network Security Administrator May 2016 – December 2018 Bartlett IL

Part of team that handled and maintained all IT footprints

Oversaw and delegated various roles to manage online portals

Assess and execute machine longevity programs

Installed and configured Cisco switches to merge voice and Data network infrastructure

Implemented Voice over IP to create internal communications for individual departments

Identified and implemented self-healing, multi-homed solution to stabilize production internet connectivity which drastically improved SLAs.

Maximize customer satisfaction through open communication and transparency in all major manufacturing related operations

Configured and designed overall network plans and security protocols

Worked with team to create policies procedures, and necessary configurations to uphold privacy standards

Used Palo Alto networks for Positive reinforcement models

Troubleshot Firewall rules in Palo Alto using Panorama,

Application (Layer 7) Firewall. Configuring RIP, OSPF and Static routing on Juniper M and MX series

Involved in configuring, the migrating Juniper SSG-140

Maintained Corporate Firewalls & Analysis of firewall logs

Implementation and troubleshooting of ASA firewall

Added security policies and security rules on checkpoint and ASA firewall.

Configured, Monitored and Troubleshot Cisco configuring VLANs/routing/NAT with the firewalls as per the design.

Provided support for 2Tier and 3Tier firewall architecture including various Checkpoint, Cisco ASA firewalls and Palo-Alto firewall

Used Panorama to manage and control network-wide traffic

Configured Palo-Alto PA 5000 series firewalls for outbound traffic via blue coat proxy server

Troubleshot Palo Alto, Cisco ASA 5580, 5540, FWSM, and various firewall layouts

Configured and maintained Checkpoint R65, R75.40 Gaia, Juniper, Palo Alto Firewalls.

Worked on migration from Cisco ASA/ Checkpoint to new Palo Alto Firewall using Migration tool 3.0

Midwest Molding Co. Sr. Network Security Engineer June 2015 - May 2016 Bartlett, IL

Developed cloud, individual user domain, and entire cyber infrastructure with 5 person team

Created connectivity for various branch locations with model

Installed hypervisor on server for virtualization and utilized VMWare

Merged hardware, virtualization, and switching using C-Series unified computing systems (UCS)

Executed NSX for access to multiple networks

Ran and established department software and hardware lines

Built entire office cyber footprint including cloud, office communication, and individual department employee portals

Created all employee ID and passwords

Created and implemented Filters on the Routers for Security purposes.

Troubleshot all network and host errors

Provided support to internal users and external clients on various hardware and software issues

Installed Cisco 6500, 4500, 2800, 1800 and 1700 series router

Configured and troubleshot Cisco 7600, and 1800 series Routers, Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 3500XL series switches.

Experience in adding Rules and Monitoring Checkpoint Firewall traffic through Smart Dashboard

and Smart View Tracker applications

Excellent working knowledge of TCP/IP protocol suite and OSI layers.

In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience on IP Addressing, Sub netting, VLSM,

Summarization and ARP, reverse & proxy ARP and Ping Concepts

Experience in implementation, support and troubleshooting of VLAN’s including operational knowledge of spanning tree protocol (STP), VLAN trunk, inter VLAN routing and ISL/802.1q.

Troubleshot layer 2 and Layer 3 protocol issues during the builds and tackling all issues for a smooth handoff

Used ASA 550-X series firewall implementation for secure network

Managed Servers 2012, 2018, 2016

International Business Machines (IBM) Network Security Engineer Intern August 2012-June 2015

Installed and set up complete network for new sites complete with switching in

Configured all routing and firewall protocols to ensure secure network

Handled F5 load balancing with Protocol for Load Balancing in L3 devices- HSRP/VRRP/GLBP

Configured, and supported RIP, EIGRP, and OSPF

Performed network diagramming of Firewall, IPS, including connected devices and remote office connections

Multi-factor Pindrop metadata analysis

Used Pindrop Fraud Detection Systems (FDS)to filter incoming calls for individual employees

Responsible for Internal and external accounts and, managing LAN/WAN and checking for SSL Security Settings of the networking devices (Cisco Router, switches) co-coordinating with the system/Network Administrator during any major changes and implementation

Managed network connectivity and network SSL Security, between Head offices and Branch office

Handled Firewall migrations from PIX firewall to Cisco ASA and Juniper SRX firewall appliances.

Worked on Cisco 7200, series Routers and Cisco 6500 and Nexus 5K series switches

Responsible for Check Point and Cisco firewall administration across global networks.

Profiled Cisco identity service engine with network probes

Implemented identity service engine (ISE) for threat intelligence and device remediation

Experience with Firewall migrations from PIX firewall to Cisco ASA and Juniper SRX firewall appliances.

Configured OSPF redistribution and authentication with type 3 LSA filtering and to prevent LSA flooding.

Maintained and organized transmission of Time Division multiplexing (TDM) circuits for

Configured OSPF over frame relay networks for NBMA and point to multipoint strategies.

Experience in designing data communications and networks utilizing that utilize a mixture of frame relay, point to point T1, T3 & OC3 lines

Experience converting Cat OS to Cisco IOS on the Cisco 6500 switches

Designed MPLS VPN and QoS for the architecture using Cisco multi-layer switches

Checkpoint and Cisco ASA firewall administration across global networks.

Documented Network status and assigning IP addresses.

WAN Circuit upgrades running OSPF,EIGRP,RIP,ECMP,BGP,MP-BGP, troubleshooting WAN connectivity for any latency

Understand NAT, Security contexts and failovers in the Firewalls.

Experience on HSRP for load balancing.

Administration of Cisco 11.x and 12.1 versions and higher

Monitored all Cisco equipment using Cisco Works

Scrutinized solar winds traffic for assurance of no data loss

Troubleshooting and installing of CRS, ISR, GSR, ASR9000 and Nexus devices.

Experience in designing data communications and networks utilizing that utilize a mixture of frame relay, point to point T1, T3,T5, and amp; OC3 lines

Manage the tools and techniques of remote diagnosis and resolution of end user client side and server-side issues.

Worked to develop protocols for network control with Simple Network Management Protocol

Developed model to convert SNMP to syslog for more thorough device transactions

Principles of contemporary networking, including topology, protocols, integration and file access

Ensure each customer receives superior service by providing friendly environment using established service standards.

Thorough understanding of Configuration of DHCP on IP phones, Zebra printers, HP Printers.



Nexus 9k,7K, 5K, 2K & 1K, Cisco routers (7600, 7200, 3900, 3600, 2800, 2600, 2500, 1800 series) & Cisco Catalyst switches (6500, 4900, 3750, 3500,

4500, 2900 series)


SRX, MX, EX Series Routers and Switches Networking Concepts


ASA Firewall (5505/5510), Checkpoint, Cisco ASA

Network Tools Solar Winds, SNMP, Cisco Works


Cisco CSM, F5 Networks (Big-IP)

WAN Technologies : Frame Relay, ISDN, ATM, MPLS, leased lines & exposure to PPP, DS1,

DS3, OC3, T1 /T3 & SONET Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, & 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Port- Channel, VLANS, VTP, STP, RSTP, 802.1Q







Windows 10/7/XP, MAC OS X, Windows Server 2008/2003

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