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Network Engineer Cisco

Iselin, NJ
December 23, 2019

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Giacomo Scalia

Cisco Certified Network Professional – Routing & Switching

Colonia, NJ Cell 732-***-**** Email


IT professional with over 30 years of experience in the IT field. Worked with various technologies that includes switching & routing, voice, wireless & datacenter technologies. Ability to build relationships with staff and clients. Analytical skills, consistently looking for opportunities through productivity improvement and cost savings.

Technical Summary


Cisco LAN Switching Catalysts 65XX / 45XX / 38XX, Nexus 5k and ASR/ISR/GSR (9K,1002X,3845 & 3945) Routers . Cisco AnyConnect VPN, TACACS, Multicast Routing, Aruba WIFI. Arista switches. F5 Load balancer, Lantronix TS. Viptela vEdge 1000, 2000 & 5000 SD-WAN routers. Palo Alto, Dell, NetApp and Cisco OS versions ( IOS, EX, XR, XO). Proficient with Wireshark.

Routing & Switching protocol: Proficient with EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, TCP/IP, IPSEC, MPLS, 802.1Q Trunking, Vlans, Spanning-Tree, Port-channels, HSRP, SNMP, NTP, ACL, ISE/802.1X.

Certification Cisco CCNA CCNP CERTIFIED


American Express Co. 200 Vesey St. New York, NY (ONX/CBTS) June 2016 – December 2019

American Express Co. 200 Vesey St. New York, NY (CDI) March 2015 – June 2016

American Express Co. 200 Vesey St. New York, NY (HP) August 2009 – March 2015

Senior Network Engineer - Primary responsibilities are design, implement, maintain, monitor & troubleshoot the corporate wide LAN/WAN, Data & Voice and WIFI network infrastructure.

Other responsibilities – Configure and manage routing policies configurations based on the company gold standards. Provide operational network support to local and remote sites. Perform IOS code upgrades for Cisco routers and switches. Work on escalations. Replace faulty hardware and generate Cisco TAC Cases. Create & submit RFCs for network changes. Assist with data center Rack & Stack and design optimization. Troubleshoot end user network connectivity issues. Monitoring network utilization and performance. Oversee network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory. Maintain network documentations.

Key Projects accomplishments (2019)

Security Devices Refresh - Worked with the Security team to replace the exiting McAfee 4050 IPS with new Palo Alto 3260 NGFs appliances. My responsibility was to rack & stack the hardware. Run all copper and fiber connections as per the provided cut sheet. Configured and assigned new network interfaces on the core switches for the new FW devices and worked with the PM and the Security team to bring them online into production.

NAS Refresh - Worked with the NAS team to install new NetApp appliances. My responsibility was to rack & stack the hardware. Run all copper and fiber connections as per the provided cut sheet. Configured and assigned new network interfaces (access & trunked) on the core switches for the new Storage devices. Worked with the PM and NAS team to bring them online into production.

Network build for new site- Migrated over 200 users to new work space. My responsibility was to work on the new design network proposal, implement and configure all the LAN gears based on Amex gold standards. Configure multicast for video streaming. Rack & Stack all hardware and work with the ISP to install the new DIA circuits and bring them online. Coordinate and work with other IT groups Voice, Wireless and Security to bring the site into production.

Aruba Wireless controllers Refresh – Replaced and upgraded from Aruba 7210 to 7220 controllers. My responsibility was to Rack & Stack new 7220 controllers. Configure and assign new 10G network trunked interfaces, Port channels between core switches and new 7220 controllers. Coordinate and work with the wireless team to bring them online.

WIFI Wireless Refresh - Upgraded over 27 floors to new WAPs. My responsibility was to coordinate and work with the building management and cable vendor to mount the new Aruba 305 & 335 WAPs devices in the ceiling on each floor. Install new cat6e cable runs and patch panels to each IDF closets for the new WAPs. Configure and assign new network ports. Coordinate and work with the wireless team to provision the new WAPs and bring them online. Work with the Cable vendor to remove and decommission old WAPs devices from ceiling. (Refreshed over 600 WAPs.)

New DIA SD-WAN circuits - My responsibility was to work closely with the ISP and follow up with the progress of the installation of new DIA circuits. Coordinate and work with the PM and the SD-WAN team to migrate the site to the new DIA circuits. Rack & Stack new hardware and loaded initial config on the SD-WAN 2K & 5K vEdge routers.

IOS code upgrade Refresh – Perform IOS upgrades to company gold standard on the following network gears.

Catalyst 4500X, 3850 IOS-XE and Nexus 5K NX-OS.

Liz Claiborne Inc. North Bergen, New Jersey March 1992 – February 2009

Sr. Network Engineer - May 1999 – 2009

Primary responsibilities are design, implement, maintain, troubleshoot, and monitor corporate wide LAN/WAN Data & Voice network environment. Responsible for troubleshooting and isolating network performance & LAN applications issues using various network management software tools. Recommendation and implementation of network redesigns based on business requirements for local and remote sites. Other responsibilities included the following:

Configured & Maintained Cisco Routers 17XX, 28XX, 37XX, 38XX and 72XX series and Cisco LAN switches 65XX/45XX/35XX series. (CATOS & IOS based).

Configured & Maintained Three IPT Clusters infrastructures (NYNJ/West coast/Canada) & Cisco 7960 & 7905 IP Phones, 7935 IP conference stations. Created & Maintained voicemail accounts for local and remote users with Cisco Unity. Configured & maintained Fax/modem analog phone lines with Cisco vg248 gateway devices.

Configured & maintained Cisco wireless AP 1200 series and Symbol AP 4121 RF devices, Cisco VPN3030 concentrators for VPN access. Standardized network hardware & software (QOS, COS, AAA, SNMP) to company standards. Evaluation of new rising technology and network products. Able to work independently and with a team environment. Maintain accurate documentation.

Key Projects accomplishments

Consolidation project of two data centers. The project required the move of voice & data Cisco equipment’s and the re-configuration of fiber, cat5&6 cabling to meet the capacity of 3000 users. The migration had a cost savings of over 2 Million dollars.

Implementation of major projects Voice and Data in Headquarters, NYC, and all remote sites.

Successfully upgraded Cisco 6509 Core switches and routers to recommended IOS codes. The upgrade has saved the company $50K that would have been charged by the vendor.

Installation of SolarWinds Network Management System to diagnose and resolve network performance problems and outages. Successfully established and maintained LAN to LAN secure IPsec VPN tunnels with our business partners.

LAN Administrator III March 1992 - May 1999

Responsible for installing, upgrading, and maintaining over 60 Novell File Servers. Backup and data restoration

of all servers including disaster recovery.


EDUCATION: DeVry University January, 1985 – June 1986 Woodbridge, NJ

LANGUAGES: Fluent in French and Italian

REFERENCES: Furnished upon request

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