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Manager Professional Experience

Location:
Dallas, Texas, United States
Posted:
January 17, 2017

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Rikesh A. Saner

Dallas, TX 530-***-**** acybz3@r.postjobfree.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/rikesh-saner

EDUCATION:

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX Aug. 2014 - May 2016

Master of Science in Telecommunications and Network Engineering GPA: 3.8/4.0

North Maharashtra University, India May 2008 - Aug. 2012

Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communications GPA: 3.7/4.0

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

Certifications: CCNP Switch (Expected Date: Jan. 2017), VMware Certified Associate 6 (VCA6-NV) (NSX), CCNA Switching and Routing

Scripting Languages: Python and Linux Shell

Networks: TCP/IP, MPLS, IPsec, DNS, DHCP, UDP, VLSM, IPv6, SNMP, VPN

Switching: VLAN, VTP, STP, RSTP, MSTP, EtherChannel, PAgP, LACP, MLS, SPAN, HSRP, VRRP, GLBP

Routing: OSPF, BGP, RIP, Static Routing, Default Routing GRE

SDN Fundamentals: SDN Applications, SDN Controller, Open Flow Controller, Virtualization

Areas of Expertise: BMC Remedy, Fault Monitoring System (FMS), GNS3, Wireshark, BOSON, CRM

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX

Graduate Teaching Assistance (TA) EETS 8303 Switching and Routing Jan. 2016 - May. 2016

Graduate Teaching Assistance (TA) EETS 7304 Network Protocols Aug. 2015 - Dec. 2015

Tata Communications Ltd. (TCL), India Network Support Engineer Jan. 2013 - June 2014

Identified and troubleshoot customer premise WAN problems including link failure, flapping and utilization

Determined FOC physical layer challenges and fixed remote alarms on CIENA and TEJAS MUX using FMS Tool

Discovered misbehavior in the cards and observed attenuator errors, which was rectified by running Self-loop test

Fixed Remote Defect Indications (RDI) issue and reduced Loss of Signals (LOS) by 100% on CIENA and TEJAS MUX

ACADEMIC PROJECTS:

CloudCenter Integration with Cisco ACI and SDN: Apr. 2016

Presented CloudCenter (CC) integration with Cisco ACI and introduced with CC Manager and CC Orchestration

Analogy between Cisco ACI and SDN based upon security policies

Migration from Public to Private cloud and communication between End Points using Cisco ACI

OSPF Network Discovery via SNMP: Apr. 2016

Extracted OSPF devices from SNMP Object Extractions and other functionality using OID and python

Displayed OSPF devices exported to CSV file and built graphical map of the network

MPLS Using Layer 3 VPN: Feb. 2015

Created a network topology with two PE and P routers; configured OSPF and MPLS between them

Formed MP-BGP tunnel within PE, attached CEs at each PE and created respective VRFs with RD, RT

Configured OSPF on CE and redistributed BGP routes into OSPF and vice-versa at each PE

Software Defined Network (SDN): Apr. 2015

Launched two Amazon EC2 instances in different zones with Amazon Linux AMI and Ubuntu

Installed Elastic Load Balancer using CLI and attached both instances to the load balancer

Managed traffic by changing Inbound-Outbound rules and accessed public DNS through different hosts

Socket, Telnet and SSH using Python: Feb. 2016

Created Server-Client IPv4 Socket with python and passed traffic with limited clients

Designed a network topology using OSPF, and used Python to Telnet/SSH the routers and push the configuration files, without router terminal login

ACHIEVEMENTS AND HONORS:

Awarded as a Best Performer in the team and was promoted at an early stage

Appreciated for identifying alarms on CIENA MUX, which prevented major link down issue for more than 500 enterprise customers



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