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Engineer Manager

Fremont, CA
April 28, 2016

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Rakesh Goondla


Networking Engineer

Experience Summary:

I have 6 years of experience in Cisco Networking technologies. A complete overview of knowledge, skills, and abilities are as follows:

Experienced with Cisco Routing and Switching.

Experience in Configuring and implementing VLAN, VTP, LAN switching, STP and 802.x authentication in access layer switches.

In-depth knowledge and experience with WAN technologies including ISDN/PRI, HDLC, Point to Point, PSTN, DSL, ATM and Frame Relay connections.

Experience with Physical cabling, IP addressing, Subnetting, Multicasting, VLSM, CIDR.

Expertise with IPv4 and IPv6 Internetworking Design, Planning, and Implementation.

Experience with different Network Management Tools, like Sniffer, Whatsup Gold, HP-Open view, IBM Tivoli, Cisco WAN manager, and Cisco works to support 24 x7 Network Operation Center.

Possess excellent Interpersonal, Communication, and Leadership skills and also good at building strong business relationships with both clients and coworkers.

Technical Skills:



CISCO- Routers

ASR 9k, 7609,7500, 5500, 3800, 3600,2800 and 1700 series routers

CISCO – Switches

Catalyst layer 3 switches 6500, Catalyst layer 2 switches 4500,3750,2950,1950

Operating Systems

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 2003/2008/2010/2012 Servers, Cisco IOS, NX-OS, IOS-XR and IOS-XE

Ticketing tools

Remedy Incident Management and Change Management

ASA- Firewalls

ASA 5505,5520,5585, PIX firewall

Routing Protocols


Network Monitoring tools

Solar winds, Wireshark, HP Open view, NMS, Cisco WAN manager, Cisco works 2000.

Educational Qualification & Certifications:

B. tech, Electrical and Electronics – JNTU, Hyderabad, India

CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) Certification CSCO12777845 Valid till March 2019.

CCNP (Routing & Switching) Certified --Valid till March 2019.

Professional Experience:

Cable Vision, Hicksville NY Networking Engineer March 2015 –March 2016

Datacenter Infrastructure Support/Network Upgrades

Cablevision Systems Corporation is an American cable television company with systems serving areas surrounding New York City.This project involves performing network upgrades and decommission the old hardware. Monitoring and Managing the upstream and downstream traffic provided to the customers across East-coast region.


Configuring and Troubleshooting Cisco CMTS 10k uBR routers.

Configuring and Troubleshooting Arris CMTS E6000 routers.

Cabling the Cisco and Arris CMTS hardware in the data center.

Configuring and Troubleshooting Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches, 7600 series routers and Nexus 7000 series switches.

Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing Protocols (EIGRP, OSPF and BGP).

Configuring and Troubleshooting VLAN networks.

Creating Node splits and Node moves for the CMTS’s.

Creating Service flows and generating graphs for downstream traffic.

Submitting IP requests for Node splits and Node moves using IP control tool.

Creating cut-sheets for field splits and Node moves.

Developing MOPs for the Router and Switch configuration work through change requests (Remedy tool).

Managing the IP blocks creation and deletion for network devices across many sites.

Providing weekly reports and attending weekly meetings with the customer.

Environment: Cisco 6500, 7600 routers, Nexus 7k, 5k, Cisco 10k CMTS, Arris E6000, CASA hardware.

Port of Long Beach, Los Angeles CA Network Engineer Oct 2012 – Feb 2015

LAN/WAN Support

Port of Long Beach is the Harbor department that manages the containers. This project involves in maintaining the LAN/WAN network connectivity of IT department and troubleshoot any network performance or outage issues.


Configuring and Troubleshooting Dial Peers on 2800, 3800 and 7200 Routers.

Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing Protocols (RIP, EIGRP, BGP and OSPF).

Configuring and Troubleshooting Static and Default Routing Protocol.

Implementing traffic filters using extended and standard access-lists, route summarization and redistribution.

Configuring and Troubleshooting VLAN networks.

Network Monitoring with Wireshark Network Protocol analyzer, Network traffic sniffer protocol analyzer and ethereal analyzer.

Managing DNS, DHCP and IP addressing using Infoblox.

Designing, Configuring and Administering ISDN, ATM, Frame relay WAN links.

Designing, Configuration and Administration of MPLS networks.

Following the QoS standards in managing the WAN links

Configuration of Voice Interfaces like FXS, FXO, ISDN T1/E1 PRI.

Environment: Cisco 3750, 6500, Nexus 5k, Nexus 7k, Cisco 7600 routers, Solarwinds, Wireshark.

IBM India Private Limited Networking Engineer June 2010 – Sep 2012

Datacenter Implementation and Support

IBM, this project involves performing the Datacenter design, Implementation and Migrations across the Datacenter locations. Managing UCS infrastructure and providing 24/7 Support for the end user requests performing Load balance for their applications.


Configuration of Cisco Routers series 2900, 3800 and Cisco catalyst 6500 series switches.

Configuring and Troubleshooting Routing Protocols (RIP, EIGRP, BGP and OSPF).

Managing and troubleshooting UCS clusters

Monitoring the network performance with HP Open view, Protocol analyzers tools.

Configuration, Designing and Administration of LAN, WAN networks using protocols like TCP/IP,PPP,HDLC

Configuring and Troubleshooting VLANs an inter-VLAN routing

Configuring Load balance for the application servers using Cisco ACE 4710

Performing migration from Cisco ACE4710 and F5 LTM load balancer.

Configuring inbound/outbound rules and IP Sec tunnels on ASA5500 firewalls.

Configuring and troubleshooting NAT and PAT.

Installation and Upgradation of Cisco IOS

Configuring and Implementing voice gateways (H323/MGCP/SIP), SRST for remote sites.

Configuring and Managing Cisco Unified Communication Manager(CUCM) products.

Performed vMotion and storage vMotion for the virtual servers hosted on ESX hosts.

Configured HA and DRS features for the VM’s on the ESX hosts.

Configured UCS clusters for the virtual ESX hosts

Migration performed on the vCenter from 4.x to 5.x

Performed V2V, P2V and P2P migrations

Created OS templates deployed large number of virtual servers on ESX hosts.

Environment: Cisco 6500, 7600, ACE 4710, F5 LTM/GTM, UCS 5108, Fabric interconnect 6120, UCS half & full Blades

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