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Network Engineer

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
AED 10000
December 26, 2019

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Manjunath S R



Network and Systems administrator with 18 year’s experience in the planning, design, and implementation of network technologies. Background includes hands-on experience with multi-platform, LAN/WAN environments. Demonstrated record of success in troubleshooting computers, increasing efficiency, and optimizing the access and utilization of shared information. Specialist in extending technology services from corporate headquarters to field operations. Professionally certified in a wide range of networking and server technologies.

Skills Summary

Windows 2008 / 2016 Server,

Active directory Exchange 2010

Cisco 1720 And 2600 Routers D-Link 1750 series routers

Microsoft Office 2010 Suite, Lotus Domino and Notes R 6

VMWare ESX server4.0,

VCenter, Vmotion, P2V

DELL, HP, IBM HS 20/HS 21 Blades, Sun X 4150, IronPort C100

LAN, WAN, VPN Configuration

TCP/IP, DHCP, and DNS, Linux Administration

Symantec Antivirus Suite Symantec Backup Exec

Internet and Intranet Security Disaster Recovery


International Institute of Information Technology (Client of VEITC consultants), Bangalore, India

Datacenter Administrator, 2008 - Present

Valued team leader reporting directly to the Managing Director of the company. Scope of responsibilities include Network Administrator; analyzing, troubleshooting and supporting computer applications and systems for users; application issues and server problems; evaluation of potential network enhancements; analysis of existing hardware and software; implementing firewall and antivirus systems (Symantec, McAfee, Bitdefender); migration and upgrade of Exchange server; total database planning and design coordinating; and deployment.

Directed a team of PC Technicians, a Network Administrator / Analyst, and two Help Desk personnel in the management of all facets of information technology for this 2000 users research institute.

Provided support and planning for critical requirements including: Network Administration, Computer Builds, Software Loads, Product Testing, Telephony, End-User Support & Training, Vendor Relations, Project Management.

Administered primary and back-up domain controllers, file servers, print servers, proxy server, and e-mail server.

Implemented policies for users of Internet and e-mail. Utilized Anexgate Firewall and monitored proxy server.

Provided technical support and end-user training to internal and external users on network, software, and computer systems. Negotiated all hardware and software purchases for company, successfully saving thousands during new network integration.

Held several key roles, including VMWare ESX Server 4.0 Administrator, Wintel Administrator and Linux support team member tasked with administering and maintaining corporate IBM and HP server infrastructure.

Implemented and maintained new and existing corporate production, DMZ, and development of VMWare infrastructure clusters running on Sun X4150 and HP server hardware.

Administered Exchange 2003 Server with various Exchange roles (Connectors, Hub/Transport, Mailbox, Public

Folders etc.)

Assumed responsibility for backing up critical corporate data utilizing Symantec Backup Exec.

Administered Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008, Servers and software dependencies like IIS, Apache and other pre-requisite software.

Installing, configuring, and supporting various business applications on dedicated or shared application servers.

Assigned user accounts and granted permissions to shared resources. Assured senior management of data protection by demonstrating permission settings.

Conducted security analysis to identify and address weaknesses. Monitored available disk space to ensure sufficient space for regular operations.

Aujan Industries Co, Dubai, UAE

Network & Systems Administrator, 2007 - 2008

Designed and constructed a wide-area network connecting satellite offices to corporate headquarters. Oversaw

setup of servers and desktop workstations. Recruited and trained network and desktop support technicians. Prepared budgets and managed expenses. Configured routers, firewalls, domain name services, e-mail, Web, and ftp services.

Implemented wide-area network to increase availability of field data at corporate headquarters and improve communications with field technicians.

Researched, negotiated, and instituted standard server configuration for remote sites, achieving 27% cost savings while establishing a corporate-wide server standard.

Performed impromptu security checks of servers and networks to verify adequate virus protection and compliance with corporate procedures.

Conducted training sessions for server administrators to collaborate on future plans and coordinate IT development projects.

Designing, Implementing, Configuring and Troubleshooting Wide Area Network (WAN), and Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect the Company's Head Office in KSA and branches in Middle East. WAN and VPN is running over Frame Relay, Lease Line, ISDN and IPSec tunnel by using Cisco Routers, Cisco PIX Firewall and Cisco VPN Concentrator. Monitoring and Troubleshooting WAN routing protocols i.e. RIP 2.0 EIGRP and OSPF.

Installing and Administrating Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) by using Cisco Aironet Access point and integrating with Wired Local Area Network (LAN). This includes configuring Access points and implementing Wireless security and Authentication.

Implementing the security policies for the Network and Data Protection. Designing the network for best speed and performance. Planning the Disaster Recovery procedures. Taking Backup for data and system configurations.

Installing, Configuring and Updating the Anti-Virus Software on Servers and Client PCs (Norton, Trend Micro). Also installing and maintaining patches on Servers and client’s PCs.

Providing support for Company's ERP system (MFG/Pro). This includes creating users’ profile, taking Database server backup, troubleshooting users’ problems, Monitoring MFG/Pro performance & coordinating with technical consultants to find out bottlenecks and problems of the ERP system.

Analyzing the Router, Firewall, Proxy and Operating System Log files to ensure that Network is protected from outside & inside Intrusion threats and free from technical faults.

Generating the reports for bandwidth and network services use by using tools i.e. Web Analyzer and MRTG.

Installation, Configuration and Troubleshooting of remote printer. Upgrading & replacing network components and adding new computers in the network as needed. Training & supporting users as needed. Troubleshooting of PC's.

Modern Freight Co., LLC, Dubai, UAE

Systems Administrator, 2005 - 2007

Managed local area network, servers, and communications connections to remote locations. Installed network concentrators, bridges, routers, and repeaters. Configured network servers and trained local administrators on standard network server procedures, including virus protection and other security measures.

Providing network technical support to Modern Freight users in HQ buildings and remote locations. Troubleshoot all network problems in HQ and remote offices.

Developed and implemented desktop computing and networking standards to simplify network environment and troubleshooting.

Connected remote sites to central network system to allow direct transfer of production and sales data.

Designed and implemented a database to track network equipment, computers, servers, and software.

Enhancing system security for the group of companies, external users and remote offices that were connected via VPN tunnels.

Provided remote locations with network connectivity and applications extending the services from 5 remote locations scattered all over the world to date with more than 2000 users working 24x7.

Other responsibilities include maintaining and administering all windows 2000/2003 servers and Linux servers (totally 46 servers), MacAfee antivirus e-policy server, supporting Sybase and SQL servers, providing support to applications such as Microsoft Office 2003, Outlook 2003 clients, Windows and Citrix terminal server clients, Procars (Linux based), CargoFlo, Vizaac, Goldmine (ERP application), Linux based Avaya telephony systems, Supporting RF application integrated with CargoFlo.

Supported, Configured and set-up Hardware such as Dell Power Edge 4200, IBM Series 235, IBM Server Series 205, Acer Altos 1200/350 series, Compaq ProLiant 800/ML370/DL360 G4/ML350 G4 series of Servers, Routers such as Cisco 2600,800,1600 series, Firewalls such as Cisco Pix, SonicWALL Pro300, Switches such as 3COM, Cisco, D-Link, Peri bit WAN Accelerator devices, Alcatel VAM-NG leased line modems, RF antenna and Base station equipment, Tec Logix handheld terminals.

Pagepoint Services India Ltd, Bangalore, India

Systems Engineer, 2001 - 2005

Responsible for managing the information technology infrastructure and operation of a large, multi-site Hotline paging service, including all network communications, Dell Power Edge servers, Dell GX workstations, and Microsoft software.

Assigned user accounts and granted permissions to shared resources. Assured senior management of data protection by demonstrating permission settings.

Conducted security analysis to identify and address weaknesses.

Monitored available disk space to ensure sufficient space for regular operations.

Installed, configured, and updated server-based applications, including accounting system and records database.

Troubleshooting and resolving operational issues of LAN/WAN, Internet/intranet, remote access; system backup and recovery, maintaining system security.

Implementation and administration, management, and support of servers, networks, and workstations at the operating system level.

Installed and maintained the Fax over Internet service connecting to 12 nodal across the country using

Broadband connectivity and cisco routers with secure firewalls. Provide first-level hardware, software, and network support to more than 2,000 end-users, providing expedient resolutions with total customer satisfaction in mind.

Installed and provided service and support for wireless network configuration in the company premises.

Exchange server administration and maintenance, providing reliable email service to more than 2,000 employees.

Performed regular backup, maintenance, and archival of user data. Trained users on shared server resources.


Master of Business Administration, International Business, 2012

Vinayaka Missions University, India

Bachelor of Engineering, Computer Science, 2001

Bangalore University, India


Microsoft Certified Information Technology Professional (MCITP)

Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)

Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE)

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

Personal Information

Date of Birth 25/01/1970

Nationality Indian

Marital Status Married

Driving License Holding Valid Dubai/UAE driving license

Visa Status None

Languages English, Hindi

References Available on request

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