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Information Technology Network/System Engineer

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
April 20, 2017

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An experienced & certified Network professional (MCSA, CCNA, CCNP) with progressive technical experience. Successfully maintains professionalism and personal commitment over the years with excellent communications, presentation skills, good analytical abilities and the ability to adapt new environments within a very short period of time. I am now seeking a quality organization to utilize my networking skills: design, configuration, installation, integration, troubleshooting, administration, maintenance, and escalation support for various technologies for a medium to corporate enterprise environment.


Network Technologies:



Cisco 4500 Distribution Switches, Cisco 6500 Core Switches, Cisco 2950, 2960 Access Layer, switches, Cisco 3560, 3750, 3850- Multilayer Switches, Cisco 800, 900.1800,1900, 2800, 2900, 3900 Routers, Cisco ASA 5500 Series Firewalls

Operating Systems:

Cisco IOS, ASDM, Windows XP/Vista/7/10, Microsoft Windows Server 2000/2003/2008/2012


MS-Office, MS-Active Directory, MS-Exchange Server 2007, MS-Visio, MS-SharePoint, VMWare EDUCATION

Masters of Business Administration in Information Technology, MBA-IT,

/Sikkim Manipal University, India, 2006 – 2008/

Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication Engineering, BSc

/National Institute of Technology, India 1986 – 1990/ CERTIFICATION

Cisco Certified Network Professional (C CNP) – In progress – Cisco Inc.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (M CSA) - Administering MS-SQL Server 2012/2014 – Microsoft Corp.

Cisco Certified Network Associate (C CNA) Routing & Switching – Cisco Inc.

Advanced Techniques on Web Page Designing - EEI Communications, USA.

Certified on Windows Workstation and Server: Learning Tree Int., USA MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTIONS

formerly member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (I EEE)

Ethiopian Information Technology Professional Association (E ITPA) EXPERIENCE

Employer: S nowy Mountains Engineering Corporation - SMEC Australia June 2014 – August 2016 Position: Network Engineer

Working on network expansion and optimization on legacy network infrastructure of the enterprise network supporting and analyzing networks comprising more than 30, 6500s core switches, more than 10, 4500s distribution switches, 2, 7600 routers, 2, 3800 WAN routers, ASA5500s firewalls and 100s of access layer switches,

Adding and maintaining VPN profile of and different class of permissions on ASA 5540 firewalls

Working on F5 BIG-IP LTM load balancer; load balancing ERP services

Upgrade 4400 wireless LAN controller and 1242 access points to WLC5508 and LAP3702 access points

Installing and administrating Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE) 1.2

Adding network elements and device management accounts using TACACS+ server

Working on: HP Network Automation to keep track of network elements and configuration changes

Working on SolarWinds to monitor the network infrastructure on Orion Platform 2013.2.1, NPM 10.6.1; IVIM 1.9.0

Working on Wireshark for deep packet analysis and troubleshoot

Administer Web and VPN gateways; manage and monitor site-to-site VPN tunnels for inter-office network connectivity and remote client VPN connections

Perform IOS upgrades on routers, switches, and firmware on UPSs, and other hardware Employer: A lta Computec plc November 2012 – July 2014 Position: N etwork Engineer

Clients: W orld Vision Ethiopia, Civil Service University, Ministry of Construction & Urban Development

Design and implement campus network based on Cisco hierarchical network design model using Cisco 2911 Routers, Cisco 6500 core switches, 4500 distribution switches, 3750 access layer switches and Cisco ASA 5540 Firewalls with IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) module.

Design and implement Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Active Directory

Design and implement Microsoft Exchange Server 2007

Design and implement VPN profile for any client access on the ASA 5540 firewall.

Install & administrate Cisco Works Network Management tool

Prepared as built documentation after completion of each projects

Design & deploy company LANs, WANs, and wireless networks, including servers, routers, switches, UPSs, workstations and other hardware.

Design scalable, available, secure and manageable integrated back-end and network infrastructure.

Configure and install WAN/ Internet edge routers, core/ distribution and access layer switches, wireless access points and dedicated circuits across all location

Manage, test and troubleshoot IP network infrastructure and verified network connectivity

Designed and configured VLANs network subnets and client connections

Adding VLANs, port level security enabled and setup changed when required.

System, process documentation and diagrams updated and documented; user guides and procedure produced.

Performed IOS upgrades on routers, switches, and firmware upgrade on UPSs, and other hardware

Conducting root cause analysis on network Incident and work for permanent solution on recurrent Incidents.

Provide L2 and L3 network support to clients

Employer: IMC Worldwide Ltd., UK December 2009 – October 2012 Position: Senior System Analyst

Led the development and database administration experts

Extensive business analysis work done with highway engineering team

Led the production and deployment of a “Performance Monitoring and Construction Unit Rate” system

SQL Server 2008 deployment, configuration and maintenance.

Perform backups, restores, and reviewing logs for a SQL environment.

SQL and Windows Clustering and Replication

Windows Server 2008/2012 AD, DNS, DHCP implementation & administration

Manage Application and User Accounts logins and security

Deploy database change scripts provided by development staff and executing SQL Queries, stored procedures and other database object using T-SQL.

Employer: W SP imc, UK, January 2001 – April 2009 Position: S enior network and system administrator

Conduct business analysis on different business processes

Asset Register, General Ledger, Inventory Control and Equipment Management application implemented.

Administer and optimize databases on MS SQL Server, Sybase Central and Install and administrate Pervasive database.

User’s manual for the systems prepared and training for IT staff and account clerks provided.

Implement Windows Server 2003 - AD, DHCP, DNS, DFS, Windows Backup Server, GPOs

Deploy backup strategy on Windows Backup Server, RAID, and Antivirus maintenance

Design & Implementation of network infrastructure in multiple regional offices

Manage, testing, and troubleshooting of IP network infrastructure,

Operate & troubleshoot switches, firewalls, and other network elements

Provided L2 and L3 network support to clients

Prepare user guides, process documentation and network diagrams Employer: E thiopian Investment Authority March 1994 - Jan 2001 Position: D ata Bank, Computer & Library Service Division Head

Implement and support Novell and Windows NT based network system

Design and develop country-level investment opportunities and potentials web-based database system.

Provide users’ training and systems support.

Employer: W ater Resource Development Authority August 1990 – March 1994 Position: I T Support Specialist

Modify and enhance COBOL based payroll system

Manage computer software/hardware.

Conduct short term users’ training.


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