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Network Engineer Administrator

Jersey City, NJ
April 15, 2024

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Jay Popat Cell: 201-***-****

Experienced Cisco Certified Network Engineer with MS in Computer Science currently working as Network Engineer with Disons Inc. Specialized in designing, implementing and maintaining network infrastructure in Cisco Environment. Possess a strong working knowledge of protocols such as TCP/IP, OSPF, STP, BGP deployed at enterprise level network architecture.


Master of Science in Computer Science May 2017

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ CGPA: 3.2 Bachelor of Engineering in Information Technology May 2013 Gujarat Technological University, Gujarat, India GPA: 3.5 CERTIFICATIONS:

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CSCO13038748) Sept 2017 TECHNICAL SKILLS:

• Routing: OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, Static Routing, VRRP, HSRP

• Switching: Cisco Catalyst 6500, 3750, LAN, VTP, STP, VLAN

• VPN: Cisco IOS Firewall Feature set (IOS 12.X), IPSEC, SSL, MPLS

• Networking Tools: Wireshark, Cisco Packet Tracer, Putty, GNS3

• LAN and WAN: Ethernet (IEEE 802.3), Fast Ethernet, DHCP, DNS, PPP

• Tools/Platforms: Cisco Prime, SolarWinds


Network Administrator Oct 2017-Present

Disons Inc., NJ, USA

• Performed network troubleshooting and monitored routing protocols such as OSPF, EIGRP & BGP.

• Configured, implemented and troubleshot layer 2 switching: Trunking, RSTP+, EtherChannel, Inter-Vlan routing and HSRP.

• Create and maintain detailed network documentation, including network diagrams, configuration records, and standard operating procedures

• Configured, troubleshot and optimized routing protocol: EIGRP for lowest latency.

• Troubleshot network issues (TCP/IP, HTTP, SSH, DNS) to internal customers.

• Tested Cisco IOS, IOS upgrades, configuration upgrades, and implemented VLANS, as well as maintained varied Cisco platforms.

• Involved in troubleshooting of DNS, DHCP and other IP conflict problems.

• Improvised applied networking concepts such as DNS, DHCP, Email, HTTP, SSL, OSI Model, and TCP/IP protocols.

• Performed User account management using Active Directory as well as managed group policies

• Performed network troubleshooting on Cisco 4510E Catalyst, SF300 switches and Cisco ARS1001X router.

• Analyzed key metrics to measure network product effectiveness.

• Performed system repair, troubleshooting, deployment, and liquidation

• Interfaced with Cisco TAC for troubleshooting Cisco routers such as ASR 5K, 3700 series as well as Cisco catalyst switches like 4900/4500 series

• Configured L2/L3 switching technology, including creating and managing VLANs, Port security, Trunking, Inter- VLAN routing, as well as executed change management for improvising network performance, implementing changes to network topology as well as perform hardware upgrades

• Implemented and troubleshot FHRP technologies such as HSRP, and VRRP for Default Gateway Redundancy

• Test and deploy Cisco routers and switches in laboratory and on-site production environment Jay Popat Cell: 201-***-****

Network Engineer Mar 2017 - Oct 2017

Xenon InfoTech, Inc., NJ, USA

• Designed and implemented IPSEC VPN using IKEV2 and GRE tunneling for clients.

• Configured, maintained the Routers and Switches and implemented EIGRP, OSPF, BGP routing protocols for enterprise scale networks.

• Engaged in remote infrastructure management of offices in different location.

• Gained proficiency in Designing, Implementation, Administration, Operations and Troubleshooting of enterprise data networks as a Network Engineer

• Provided solution design, initial setup, support and troubleshooting F5 and network related issues and implementation

• Performed installation, configuration and support of VMware and the daily management of Virtual environment.

• Tested network systems to identify problems like packet loss, latency and connection issues and made improvements.

• Involved in monitoring, installing and configuring mid-level network components like LAN/WAN to ensure availability and to have a test backup in emergency.

• Recorded events, problems and their resolutions in logs.

• Provided infrastructure security including server protection, encryption, switch/router security, firewalls and antivirus/anti-malware.

• Handled installation of Windows server 2008/2012. Network Engineer Mar 2013 - Dec 2014

Ciesto Solution, India

• Gained knowledge of encryption, VPN and GRE tunnels implementations using Cisco IOS with IPSEC-IKEV2 on GNS3.

• Configured and deployed commodity routers and switches to build a lab IDF environment.

• Gained experience with Data Cabling / Computer Facilities maintenance.

• Configured Cisco Catalyst switches 6500, 3750 & 3550 series as well as configured routing protocol OSPF, EIGRP, BGP with access control lists as per network design and IT policies

• Monitored network for optimum traffic distribution and load balancing using Solar winds

• Validated existing infrastructure and recommended new network designs

• Reviewed tickets, generated outage reports, and initiated resolution actions in line with client-directed communication and resolution plans

• Analyzed and evaluated network security threats and vulnerabilities

• Responsible for day-to-day operational maintenance, support, and upgrades for Windows server and VMware.

• Static and dynamic network address translations over ASA. Managing security levels and controlling traffic using ASA

• Implementing IPv6 addressing scheme for routing protocols. VLANs, subnetting and mostly during up gradation of Cisco ISR routers 2800/2900/3800/3900 and switches.

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