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Network/Data Center Engineer/Technician

Aldie, Virginia, United States
May 16, 2019

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Aldie, Virginia 20105

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I’m an eight year Marine Corps veteran. I am an experienced NOC Analyst, Senior Network Engineer and Senior Operations Technical Lead. Senior Level Network/NOC Engineer, with expertise in test-bed design, WireShark, configuration, implementation, evaluation and troubleshooting network devices including Cisco (2800, 3600, 3800, 7200, 7500, 7600, 7018, 9000 and 12000 GRS series) and ASR1000 series routers, Terminal Servers (Cisco 3640), switches (Catalyst 2900, 3500, 4900, 5500, 6500, and Content 11000 series), BIND, Remedy Ticketing System, Solarwinds, Netcool, IPAM, TACACS, CSU/DSUs, and Multiplexers for LAN/WAN/SAN environments. Expertise configuring and troubleshooting Infinera (DNA), DNS, ISDN, DS1, DS3, OC-3 thru OC-192, POS, MRTG, HDLC, Frame Relay, MPLS, LACP, GigE and 10GigE circuits/interfaces. Five years’experience with Linux, and Cisco, Juniper (M and T series routers), Brocade (Foundry) switches and routers with SONET, LACP, Ethernet, VLANS, VIP, RIP, OSPF, ISIS, EIGRP, IGRP, BGP, VOIP, SIP, TCP/IP, MPLS, L2VPN, X.25, VMware, and Frame Relay. Cisco Nexus 1K, 2K, 5K, 7K, 9K, VSphere, ESXi, Hypervisor, Cisco CAT-OS, IOS, Nexus NX-OS & Visio.


PBS (Teleworx) Alexandria, Virginia

Network Engineer 6/25/18 to 12/29/2018

Act as Tier II technical liaison between PBS member stations, PBS engineering staff, addressing application, end to end service problems & perform network troubleshooting to assure high levels of stability & reliability. Install, integrate and perform regression testing of video transcoding solutions. Monitor existing system networking, while performing hardware troubleshooting in a production environment, while working with software vendors.

JPMC (Randstad) Ashburn, Virginia

Data Center Site Engineer 12/04/17 to 03/07/2018

Rack & stack server and IT hardware in corporate Data Center. Provide on-site and remote troubleshooting and diagnosis of various computer and networking systems to include LAN/WAN/SAN. Perform upgrades, configuration maintenance, and repairs of system hardware and software. Responsible for server implementation, support and decommissioning within a secure raised-floor environment.

VirtuStream Inc (ConsultNet) Vienna, Virginia

Data Center Operations Technician 3/09/16 to 7/15/2016

Maintain the operations of the Data Center and its core, the facility. I’ve performed Windows and Vmware admin functions to install and maintain network performance. Building custom cages, and removing this same equipment when decommissioned. Troubleshoot and verify existing network equipment and infrastructure for LAN/WAN/MAN/SAN. Hardware rack and stack, Cat5/6 & Fiber cabling, as well as hardware troubleshooting and replacing memory DIMM’s, NIC cards, SFP’s, server blades, patch panels etc.

Pepco Holdings Inc Bethesda, Maryland

Network Operations Center Operator 7/21/14 to 11/19/2015

Monitor, manage and secure the WAN/LAN infrastructures across Pepco Holdings Inc.’s (PHI) Information Technology (IT) and Power Delivery communication systems for network faults (i.e., power failures, faulty hardware, environmental alerts, and communication line alarms). Ensure the continual optimal performance

of the Energy Management System (EMS), by performing alarm surveillance of the entire electrical system for cyber vulnerabilities and possible power faults/failures (i.e., substations, breakers, RTU’s, switches, routers, amps, voltages, feeders, poles, intelligent devices, and the new smart grid components of Distribution Automation and AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure).

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Monitor TripWire, an Intrusion Detection System (IDS) for active cyber security alerts and actual unauthorized access events, which may compromise the Electrical System.

BAE Systems Herndon, Virginia


Responsibilities include senior level network troubleshooting, maintenance, support, installations, tuning and configurations with a wide variety of Cisco devices to include, but not limited to TACACS Servers, ASR1000 series, 3845, 6500, 2960(G), 12000, Nexus 1000, 2000, 5000, 7000 and 9000 Series routers and switches. Responsible for IP address allocation and maintaining the spreadsheet on the share drive. Responsible for IP port allocations within VMware virtual environment. Install, troubleshoot and maintain Data Center devices such as Cisco Fabric Extenders (FEX) and Shared Infrastructure Internet Gateway (SIIG) infrastructure. Configure, implement and troubleshoot Cyclades Terminal Servers OOB network. Perform test and acceptance of T1, Multilink, T3 and OC-3 circuits directly with vendors (AT&T). Configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Cisco VRF’s. Perform DNS Blackholes, IP Security Blocks, DNS add, removal and domain name changes.

TWC (TEKSYSTEMS) Herndon, Virginia

SR NOC TECHNICIAN 6/1/10 to 12/15/2010

Monitor, troubleshoot, problem analysis and isolation of an array of network devices for the Backbone Network and Cell Tower Backhaul desks in the NOC. I troubleshoot using such tools as Infinera (DNA) for

the Optical Network, ADVA FSP Network Management Tool, Solarwinds network management components, Troubleshooting devices such as Alcatel-Lucent (TSS-5 thru TSS-320) Modular Optical Transport Switch, Juniper (T320, T1600 and MX960) and also Cisco (4900M, 6500, 7600 and 12000 GSR) routers and switches on the Backbone Network, Regional Data Centers nationwide, Time Warner Cable divisions and Commercial Data Centers. I utilize Netcool, various graphs and utilization software to analyze the network infrastructure. I troubleshoot MPLS, LACP, OSPF, ISIS, BGP, VLANS, and TCP/IP protocols. Troubleshooting both local, remote and co-located devices, fiber outages, BGP peers, and check circuit fiber levels, patch panels, perform RMA’s, maintenance, open/track tickets for network anomalies using Remedy to track it.

AOL Ashburn, Virginia


Monitor, administer and troubleshot an array of network devices such as Cisco (2800, 6500, 7600 and 12000 GSR), Juniper (M10, M40, M120, T320, T640 and MX960) and Brocade routers and switches, and out of band access devices in an enterprise network environment. Responsible for assigning IP address subnetting and maintaining the IP database. Responsible for configuring the routers and switches, troubleshooting circuits (OC-192, POS, MPLS, GigE and 10GigE), and modifying Access Control List on the LAN/WAN/SAN devices. I troubleshot and configured Frame Relay, MPLS, OSPF, ISIS, BGP, Ethernet, VLANS, TCP/IP, L2VPN and VOIP devices. Troubleshooting both local, remote and co-located devices, Fiber outages and check circuit Fiber levels, Patch Panels, perform RMA’s, maintenance, open/track tickets on network anomalies using Remedy. Contact carriers for circuit outages, work with Brocade, Juniper and Cisco TAC for resolution of hardware and software issues.


NETWORK ENGINEER TIER III 10/1/05 to 1/30/2006

Provide 3rd level technical support to the NOC for complex DSL networking issues. This includes troubleshooting devices such as Redback, NRP, Cisco and Paradyne DSLAMS, Cisco BPX ATM switch (Stratacom) and joining session to the customers’ Efficient/Visionet DSL modems. Responsible for repairing OSPF issues on the border routers, to allow routing for the customers’ IP address. I was required to interface directly with the customers, MCI FST (Field Support Technician), ILEC FST and MCI Tier II department to resolve the customers’ connectivity anomalies.

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FANNIEMAE (AJILON) Urbana, Maryland


Monitor and troubleshoot the Enterprise wide voice and data network. using multiple tools including: NFVOIP, HP Openview and Netcool. Open, track, and perform change control and other scheduled

maintenance using Remedy ticketing system. Troubleshoot, both local and remote, perform maintenance on Cisco and Juniper network devices, circuit switches, and signaling devices. Initiate and conduct service and maintenance request with internal customers, Internet Service Providers, and commercial Telco carriers.



Responsible for the implementation of T1 and fractional T1 service for small to medium businesses nationally. Serve as a central point of contact, to manage the whole process of the installation to the customer premises. Responsible for configuring the customer’s Cisco or Netopia router, for HDLC, Frame Relay and BGP connectivity to Verizon’s edge router for access to the Internet and networking services. Some of the responsibilities include processing DNS requests, project managing the testers, onsite field technicians, Sales and Network Operations groups from the conception to the activation of the customer.



I was assigned as the lead engineer in the Kansas City, MO node upgrade. This Tier II Node services over 130k users. I configured and implemented Cisco 7609’s, Cisco 6513, Foundry ServerIron XL, and assisted the Firewall Administrator in the implementation of the Nokia 750’s. I served as a key player on the Wide Area Network (WAN) Team in the configuration and implementation phase of the Washington, DC Node upgrade, for the National Telecommunications Services and Operations (NTSO) Team. Participated in the USDA WAN Team Duty Officer, which is a 24/7 rotating technical support on-call group, maintaining coverage for technical issues arising in the NTSO WAN. Have troubleshot different network related outages, and BGP/OSPF implementation and routing issues.

CABLE & WIRELESS USA Reston, Virginia NETWORK ENGINEER III 11/99 to 4/2001

Designed, tested and evaluated, documented, implemented various network devices, isolated and resolved network problems. Monitored, configured and maintained a complex range of computer and data networking components and systems. I performed these functions across a wide range of network facilities including physical media, hubs, switches, F5 load balancer, routers, software, hardware, and Solarwinds network management components. Designed and built the test-bed, installed, configured, tested, evaluated and certified Quick Eagle’s (formerly Digital Link) DL3100 T3 Access Multiplexer. This was utilized as a DSU to front end CPE for access, via HSSI/DS3 connection to C&W’s High Speed Frame Relay Network. I performed Y2K compliance tests for CMS400 software for remote management of Racal CSU/DSUs.


Provided technical support to DNE lab projects and other Data Network and Operations engineers assigned to these projects. I provided network administration functions, including but not limited to: configuration of Cisco routers, wiring of Ethernet, T1, and DS3 connections to various hardware. Oversaw and managed relocation of the DNE lab from the Tyson’s facility to the new facility in Reston. Acted as liaison, provided circuit connectivity, and oversaw equipment and lab layout.

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SPRINT Reston, Virginia


I configured the TP4/3, TP4/2, TP3, and TP8 Alcatel nodes for the Sprintnet X.25 network. Provided expertise in software installations and configurations, SCO moves, and upgrading TP4000 and TP8000 series switches used for Sprint’s Public Data Network (PDN). Troubleshot problems and resolved issues with the PDN. Configured X.25 DAFs (Dedicated Access Facility), customer/network trunks, full/fractional T1’s, Hpad, 3270DSP, X.28 async ports and installed/modified complex network routing scenarios. Trained new personnel for the X.25 group. Acquired a working knowledge of Sun Solaris and Data General workstations, and their related software including HPOV, TCP/IP and IDNX platforms.

GLOBAL ONE Reston, Virginia


I monitored, analyzed, and troubleshot issues relating to TPX400 (X.400 switching system residing on Data General’s UNIX platform), SMX for LAN, and Global Sprint Fax. Monitored, troubleshot, tracked and resolved issues pertaining to Global One’s IVAN backbone X.25/X.75 and Frame Relay backbone, including but not limited to: monitoring the X.25, X.75 and Frame Relay network via the Integrated Network

Monitoring System (INMS), Network Health Monitor, ONAS, TPRF3 and Master Analyst. Discovered, troubleshot and isolated faults, or referred problems to the appropriate fix agency. Coordinated with Global

One’s field offices, PLSC, IDSC, PTT’s our Alliance Partners and various earthstations for combined efforts to restore service to the network and customers. Generated trouble tickets and resolved network issues.

SPRINT (Mantech Reston, Virginia


Configured, implemented, and maintained Fax Servers, cc:Mail Router Gateways, and Eicon X.25 Gateways. Setup workstations for Novell LAN’s. Monitored, analyzed, tracked and resolved customer and network related issues. Installed, configured, operated, evaluated and monitored the test Remote Admin 2, which was the Directory Synchronizing software used for Unilever. Analyzed error messages and exposed the errors and generated status reports indicating percentages of most common errors.



Presented formal periods of instruction to Staff Officers in telecommunications, PC operations, modems, facsimile and various types of software and hardware devices. Deployed, installed, provided training, and troubleshot LAN/WANs in a tactical environment. Directed and oversaw 40-70 personnel in operations, training and inter battalion projects. Supervised eight junior Marines on a daily basis.


CCNA Acquiring July 2019

Configuring Juniper Networks Routers August 2010

Operation and Troubleshooting of Juniper Networks Routers August 2010

Advanced Juniper Networks Routing August 2010

Global Knowledge CCNA Boot Camp August 2008

Georgetown University Networking Training November 2004

Cisco PIX Firewall & VOIP Certificate 2004

IT Security Awareness Certificate 2003

Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers Certificate 2003

Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Certificate 2002

Internetworking with TCP/IP Certificate 2001

Advanced Cisco Router Configuration Certificate 2000

Hutchinson Central Technical High School Diploma June 1985

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