An enthusiastic network engineer with the necessary drive and determination needed to resolve complex networking issues who loves implementing and consulting on exciting projects. I have the ability to anlyze and resolve a network problem 99.99% of the time. I’m an astute, analytic, goal-oriented and resourceful team player hoping to be an agent of positive change and transformation in a technology organization through innovations and ideas that suit the organization’s strategic goal to unlock the future.
Solutions Architect, Arit of Africa March ’15 till date
Design solutions for, implement and troubleshoot complex client networks ranging from tens to hundreds to thousands of nodes spanning across financial, telecoms, oil and gas industries and government parastatals across West Africa.
Plan datacenter network upgrades and services migration.
Consult with clients to ensure service level agreements (SLAs) are met.
Conduct network assessments, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests for customers to determine key compliance issues and vulnerabilites while also recommending possible solutions and upgrades to key devices.
Carry out site analysis and come up with cost-effective designs for clients.
Act as Subject Matter Expert for all cisco security-related issues.
Adapting validated designs to suit customer environment and requirements, so as to meet the business objective of implementing the solution.
Network Engineer, Arit of Africa Feb ’14 – Feb ‘15
Design and Deployment of Enterprise security solutions with the defense in-depth approach
Carry out entire project lifecycles from pre-sales to design to implementation to post-sales support.
Act as Principal technical resource for all cisco security-related issues.
Develop Low-Level and High-Level designs of projects.
Generating network configurations from Low Level Design for highly complex networks.
Planned and executed highly complex Network Upgrade and Datacenter Network Migration projects.
IT Support Engineer, Iway Africa/Multichoice (Intern) March ’12 – August ‘12
Worked as part of the IT Service delivery team for the entire country.
Configured, supported and managed the entire Network Infrastructure
Troubleshoot and resolve various networking issues ranging from infrastructure to end users.
Analyzed Trouble Tickets, rectified or escalated as appropriate.
Analyzed network infrastructure security and hardened the network using Firewalls.
Routing: RIP, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, EIGRP, Multicast, MPLS, QoS, PBR, NAT, Multi-Layer Switching, ACLs, IP SLAs, RIPnG, OSPFv3, EIGRPv6, MP-BGP, HSRP,VRRP,GLBP
TCP/IP: TCP, UDP, IP, SMTP, SNMP, HTTP, DNS, ARP, SSL
WANs: GRE, IP-IP, MPLS L3VPN, DMVPNs
Switching: VLANS, Etherchannels, Security, CEF, Spanning Tree(STP, RSTP, MSTP), PoE, VSS
Datacenter Switching: FEX, VDC, VPC, OTV, FabricPath
Programming/Scripting: Java, Python.
Network Management: Cisco Prime, Solarwinds, PRTG, NetformX.
Application Delivery: SSL Offloading, Load balancing, Header Rewrite, HTTP Compression, Content Filtering, High Availability.
Virtualization: Vmware, DRS, HA, vMotion, VxLAN, OTV, DPM, Clustering, Server Virtualization, Network Virtualization.
Storage: Fibre-channel, iSCSI, NFS.
Security: 802.1x, IPSEC VPNs, DMVPNs, AAA, SSL VPNs, L2TP, DHCP snooping, DAI, Certificate Authorities, Stateful Inspection, NAT, Next-Gen Firewalling, CBAC, Zone Based Firewalls, RADIUS, TACACS+, PEAP Authentication, Identity Services Engine, ACS, IPS, IDS.
Penetration Testing/Hacking: Kali Linux tools, Wireshark, Nessus, Netsparker, Aircrack, NMAP, Scapy, THC.
Wireless and Mobility: 802.11a/b/g/n, WLANs, CAPWAP, LWAPP, SCEP, BYOD, NAC, MDM, Autonomous APs, Lightweight APs.
Operating System: Windows 98/NT/2000/XP/8/Server2008/Server2012 Cisco IOS, IOSXR, NXOS, Vmware ESXi, Linux/Unix.
Directory: Active Directory, Group Policy, LDAP, AD Certificate Services, DHCP, DNS, FTP, IIS.
Routers (Cisco 890,1800,1900,2500,2600,2800,2900,3600,7200,7600,ASR 1k),
Switches (Catalyst 3550,3560,2950,2960,6500,3750,4500, Nexus 7k, 5k 2k)
Security (Cisco ASA 552x,554x,558x, Cisco WSA, Cisco ACS 1121, Cyberoam CR100iNG),
Wireless (Cisco 2500,5500,vWLC,Aironet 1600,2600,3600 Access points, Ruckus zone director),
Servers (Cisco UCS C-Series, HP Servers, IBM Servers, Dell Proliant Servers)
Load balancers (Citrix VPX Netscaler)
Cisco Certified Network Associate – Wireless (CCNA-Wireless) Sept ‘15
Citrix Certified Professional – Networking Jul ‘15
IPv6 Forum Certified Network Engineer (Gold) Jun ‘15
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (Routing and Switching) – CCIE#46897 Feb ‘15
Cisco Identity Services Engine systems Engineer May ‘14
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Jun ‘12
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Sept ‘11
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Mar ‘11
Dean’s Hooding Award for First Class Honours 2013
NNPC/Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited Scholarship Award 2008 – 2013
Best Student (SSCE), FGC Ilorin 2008
Covenant University, Ota 2008 - 2013
B.Eng Electrical and Electronics Engineering (First Class Honors)
Federal Government College, Ilorin 2002 - 2008
Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) (7 distinctions, 1 Credit)
Good communication Skills
Good presentation skills
Strong analytical skills
Strong Troubleshooting skills
Ability to work under pressure
Datacenter Core Network Upgrade, FirstBank plc Aug ‘15
oPlanned the upgrade of the datacenter core network switches from 6500s to Nexus 7ks
oMigrated Services from the existing switches at both the HQ and DR sites
oImplemented high availability and redundancy using Virtual Port Channels (vPC)
oUpgraded the access layer from 3750s to Nexus 5ks with Fabric Extenders.
Penetration Testing and Vulnerability Assessment, NDIC Jul ‘15
oLed a team of engineers in carrying out the penetration test for this customer.
oConducted an extensive penetration test on web applications, internal network, external facing server, wireless and device configuraton compliance using appropriate tools to determine vulnerability and exploit some of them.
oGenerated device compliance reports with recommendations on hardening the network infrastructure.
Enterprise Network Assessment, Oando plc Jun ‘15
oConducted a network assessment to determine overall network design, identify End-of-life devices and determine device compliance with regulatory standards
oA Comprehensive report was about the network infrastructure was given to the client with recommendations regarding End-of-life devices, this resulted in the customer purchasing some new devices.
Cisco Prime Infrastructure Design and Implementation, Oando plc Apr ‘15
oImplemented an enterprise network management solution for lifecycle management of the wired/wireless and visibility into end-user connectivity
oAutomated policies for periodic backups and periodic reports generation
oAutomated common workflows and configured application visibility and control over the network for monitoring and baselining.
Enterprise Unified Wireless LAN Design and implementation, Oando plc Mar ‘15
oImplemented a unified wireless network with voice and video support using cisco 5500 WLCs and access points to support seamless roaming.
oDeployed Flexconnect Access Points to select branch sites with heavy local wireless traffic
oConverged disparate SSIDs to three (3) unified SSID across entire branches worldwide
oSecured Wireless Implementation using 802.1x authentication with certificates.
Enterprise Next Gen. Network Security Design and implementation, Oando plc Oct ‘14
oDesigned and Implemented a next generation network access control system using cisco identity services engine for the Oil and gas company across all branches in the country consisting of 2500 endpoints.
oImplementation of a secure enterprise mobility solution using Airwatch Mobile device manager, Cisco BYOD Suite and TrustSec.
Network Internet Edge Design and implementation, NNPC Sept ‘14
oLed a team of Engineers in the implementation of a scalable and highly available internet edge with redundancy and failover
oDeployed Cisco ASA firewalls in active-standby redundancy, NAT, ACLs and application layer inspection policies.
oImplementation of Site-to-Site VPNs between HQ and 20 sites, IPsec VPNs and SSL VPNs for remote access.
Enterprise Next Gen. Network Security Design and implementation, Ecobank plc. July ‘14
oDesigned and Implemented a next generation network access control system using cisco identity services engine for the financial institution across all branches in the country consisting of 12,000 endpoints.
oDeep analysis of application flows and ensuring necessary access permissions are granted
oBYOD and Guest access implementation.
oGeographical fencing to reduce the likelihood of fraud occurrence.
Enterprise Network Core Redesign and upgrade, Infinity Homes plc. Apr ’14
oRedesigned the network from a flat mode into a collapsed core model
oInstalled and configured the new core switches
oConfigured internet edge block with IPSec VPNs to Remote sites over the internet
Zing (A peer to peer chat application) Mar ‘13
oInitiated a project to solve communication problems in school by building a customized peer-to-peer chat application running over a Local area network using the Java Language
oPlanned and Managed the entire duration of the project from Design using UML to actual implementation using Java compilers.
oOrganized and brought together the entire team of programmers who handled the project.
Design and construction of an automated wireless appliance control and monitoring system Jun ‘13
oBuilt a system that enable remote control of household electrical appliances based on the Internet of Things model
oBuilt mobile applications for the Android and PC platform using Java for automated control of household electrical appliances, with full mobility integrated with wireless support.
Soccer, Chess, Lawn Tennis, Travelling, Watching documentaries.