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Engineer Project

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
December 27, 2015

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Sandip Rathod

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Since Jan’ 10: Cisco Systems, Bangalore as Senior Network Consulting Engineer

Liaising with US, Europe, Middle East & Asia Pac based global customers and different advanced services team.

Extending complete support and delivery of Advanced Services to Cisco’s major accounts (Enterprise, Service provider and Data Centre accounts).

Involved in preparing architectural design and integration for complex, cross-functional network designs.

Drive Network as a Platform vision and execution for Cisco Customers Key Projects:

A. Reliance Jio Data Centre (India - Onsite)- Lead infrastructure team on MPLS and infrastructure design for Reliance Jio Data Centre Project. HLD, LLD, NIP, NRFU Implementation and Migrations are the deliverables on this project. This project includes designing data center with MPLS VPN in Nexus 77XX as Core & Aggregation, N9K for Spine & Leaf, ASA & IPS for securing traffic and Citrix LB for server load balance.

B. Singtel SDN/NFV POC (Sydney - Remote)- Worked with team on installation of VTS, Performance Testing, Service Chain Testing. This project includes POC of Singtel SDN / NFV solution based on VTS (Virtual Topology System).

C. Infosys (India - Onsite) – Lead Consulting engineer for Infosys network across globe consists of 17 sites. Project is to migrate entire Infosys network from EIGRP to OSPF, BGP and MPLS due to various time outage across the network. Delivered HLD, LLD, NIP, NRFU documentation for the same and implemented & migrated all sites and core network from EIGRP to OSPF, BGP and MPLS. Nexus 7K, 6500 and ASR boxes are the primary devices included in the design with VDC, VPC, VSS, BGP, OSPF, MPLS and other technologies included.

D. KPN RWS (Netherland – Onsite / Remote) – Lead NCE for the various design deliverable of KPN RWS customer for 2 years. Some of the major deliverable were Unified MPLS design, L2 Network design, Dual DC network design, VSS design in DC etc. E. GSK DC (USA - Remote) – Lead NCE for LLD and NIP deliverable for GSK Dual DC project in USA. Provided implementation and migration support remotely for successfully implementation of CAREER OVERVIEW

Double CCIE with over 11 years (5+ years in Cisco) of experience in Networking Consulting, Design, Implementation, and Migration.

Lead multiple large engagements across the globe

Dealt with multiple Cisco advanced service customers across the globe in large design projects.

Lead multiple project design workshops and plenty of projects experience in CRD, HLD, LLD, Implementation and Migration.

Holds the distinction of handling some of the major enterprise client side projects, ISP infrastructure and data centre deployments using Layer-3 and Layer -2 enabled devices.

Insightful knowledge in network planning & implementation (DC, LAN, WAN),

An effective communicator with honed relationship, leadership, planning, coordination and analytical skills with ability to view the larger picture, taking business-critical decisions from the front to attain business/ operational excellence


Network Devices

Cisco Routers Series:

72XX, 76XX, ASR1K, ASR9K,


Cisco Catalyst Switches

35XX, 37XX, 4507, 65XX

Cisco DC Switches

Nexus 7K, 77K, 9K, 5K, and




MPBGP, L3VPN, L2VPN, Traffic

Engineering, CSC, vPC, VDC,

OTV, Fabric Path, IPv6,

Multicast protocols, QoS,

Virtualization etc.




































this project. Device involved were N77K, N5K, N2K, ASA, LB and ASR1K. Technologies involved were VPC, VDC, OTV, Fabricpath, EBGP, QoS, vMotion etc. F. Galaxy Backbone DC (Nigeria – Onsite / Remote) – Had been working as lead NCE to deliver all required delivers like design workshop, HLD, LLD, NIP etc. This project is to design for building up new DC in Abuja and providing connectivity to existing DC located in Enugu site. Provided HLD, LLD, NIP and NRFU for the same. Devices involved were N7K, N5K, N2K, FW, and LB. Technology involved were VPC, VDC, Routing etc.

G. Vodacom Broadband (South Africa - Remote): - As a lead NCE provided HLD and LLD for Vodacom Broadband design. This project is to design broadband for one site and with this design building up Broadband network across South Africa over FTTH and Wireless network. Devices involved wereCisco 7600, 7200 etc. Technology involved were Access technology (PPPoE, BBA Group etc.) QoS, Radius, BGP, etc.

H. British Telecom (UK – Onsite / Remote): - Had been working as a Senior NCE for delivering HLD and LLD for various services like PE to P design, CE to PE design, Voice network etc. Involved in DVT testing of connecting two network via ASBR for both IPv4 & IPv6 traffic. Devices involved were ASR1K, Cisco 7600, and Cisco 10K etc. Technology involved were BGP, MPLS, MPLS TE, L3VPN, VPNv4, VPNv6, L2VPN etc.

I. ITENOS End to End Broadband and MPLS design (Germany - Remote): - Lead NCE for designing ITENOS Broadband network end to end including MPLS network of ITENOS. This project is to migration of Juniper devices to Cisco devices of PE and P network and building up end to end Broadband network and some of the Customer site migrate from Juniper PE to Cisco PE. Devices involved were ASR1K, ASR9K, 3750-X, 2950, 2960 and Radius Server. Technology involved were MPLS, L3VPN, Broadband, QoS, BGP etc.

J. EMM Network Audit, recommendation and implementation (South Africa- Onsite): - Lead NCE for Auditing, Providing report of around 20 sites, accomplished redundancy on EMM Core network, setup new wireless network on 20 sites of EMM, Installed, implemented and configured new 6500 EMM data centre, Installed, implemented and configured 7 X 4507 on EMM Enterprise Core network for Redundancy, Setup NMS, NTP and QoS on EMM network. Bring up customer network for EMM which were down since more than 6 months due to configuration and hardware issue Above mentioned are some of the key deliverables, worked upon many other design, implementation and migration project.

Nov’ 07 – Dec’ 09: VPN Owner (Orange Business Services), Bangalore as L3 Network Engineer Key Deliverables:

Provide the on-time and error-free implementation of IP Change management requests for MPLS VPNs, including the design, validation, and configurations, planning and end-to-end testing.

Providing & implementing solution to customers for ongoing issue

Providing & implementing solution for new sites on customer network

Analysing the effects of any change that might affect the network.

Optimizing resource utilization by suggesting changes in customer network and on the Orange PE’s.

Working on expansion projects for the existing customers of Orange and Continuous improvement projects.

Update day-to-day and monthly work report regularly. Dec’ 05 – Oct’ 07: Tech Mahindra Ltd as Technical Associate

Responsible to add/modify and delete the configuration on BRAS.

Co-ordinate with BT for efficient transition/migration of users to BRAS.

Responsible for proactive trend analysis and root cause finding by analysing the faults generated by the FLS.

Responsible for training new joiners on the project. July’ 04 – Nov’ 05: VSNL as Planning & Implementation Network Engineer

Planning and implementing VSNL Broadband Site. Mount, power on and configure the device used in VSNL network and RFS site for Internet connection to the customer.

Implement and troubleshoot on E1s for VSNL using many different types of converter like Loop converter, CTC converter, RAD, I-way. Installation, Power on and configuration of Ericsson IPDSLM, Lucent Stinger MS+, EXN 104 (Fast Ethernet to 4 E1 converter, E-Gate 20 (Fast Ethernet to 8 E1 converter)

Working on a D-link switch, Cisco-2950 switch, and Ericsson ECN 320 switch.

Working on a MPLS network using Cisco 7606 router, Cisco 2611 router, MMDS network using Packet Wave 760 BSU and 100 SU, CWDM, and DWDM.

Planning and Implement fibre ring for Access and Building node. SCHOLASTICS

Bachelor of Electronic & Communication Engineer (BE E&C): 2000 – 2004 CERTIFICATIONS

ITIL Certified

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA),




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