A passionate, driven and motivated Network architect / Network infrastructure manager with a methodical and analytical approach to manage complex networking projects. Possessing a proven ability to develop polices & procedures covering network infrastructure design, build, testing, implementation and support. Skills
High skills in building and design large scale network ITIL Foundation v3 certified Infrastructure (IP/MPLS Backbone, DCs, Corpo sites..) Experience in virtualisation and cloud services High Skills in problem & change management
(VMware, hyper-v, Azure ..)
Excellent problem-solving abilities for servers, storage Master and bachelor degree in network engineering network and security layers
Senior Network Architect, 01/ 2019 To Present
INAP, 14 place de Commerce, Nuns island, Montreal.
The challenge is to bring the INAP Hosting network to the next level and make it more scalable and reliable by sizing and upgrade the site and deploy a new EVPN-VXLAN and Active-Active MC-LAG switching fabric design.
Lead the engineering team to upgrade and scale up the networking layer (IPV4/IPV6 peering, DWDM ring, Global network, MP-BGP, LDP over RSVP, multi-hop VPNV4 with Route reflector architecture).
I also lead a complete revamp the deployment, maintenance and support of the DC infrastructure (Racks, power, physical connectivity, etc) in order to make INAP able to deliver just in time the necessary compute to the clients.
This new infrastructure and the new way of operating it were the basis of the INAP Agile V2 Cloud and INAP Agile V2 Baremetal.
Senior Solution Architect, 06/ 2017 To 01/2019
Openface internet, 3445 Avenue du parc, Montreal.
Participate in major client calls and meetings with Account Executives to discover needs and present solutions.
Translate complex business requirements into technology solutions.
Develop and communicate overall solution including high-level solution design, diagrams, plans, and related customer documents; consulting with network engineers, system admins and other professional and technical personnel.
Ensure solutions proposed are feasible and easy to implement based on the company’s current service portfolio and infrastructure.
Gains customer acceptance by explaining benefits of products and adjusting solutions to meet customer's needs, or by demonstrating operations improvements or cost reductions.
Assist solution deployments by working with the project and delivery managers, providing details on customer solutions and updating solution design documentation. Network Designer – Data and voice, 05/2016 To 06/2017 Cogeco peer 1 – 2600 Ontario East St, Montreal
Develop and maintain network plans for cost-effective delivery of best in class network services.
Manage planning, deployment and upgrade the Cogeco peer 1 IP/MPLS backbone, Datacenters, Carrier Ethernet service, Flexpod VMware & hyper-v.
Provide a third level support for Data and VoIP services.
Perform the initial design of the network, features, services and applications in order to provide services with high availability and innovative features.
Perform analysis of performance against standards and industry benchmarks.
Manage and leading the complex networking projects in a mullti VRF large scale network. (All Laurentian bank services with the Partners, Laurentian bank Data center move from Montreal to Markam, …)
Responsible for the development of planning capital budgets and work within the budget to maintain or exceed the network architecture plan.
Decision maker for selection and implementation of new technologies and services.
Work closely with Marketing in all stages of service development and product evolution to enhance standard products and develop new innovative service offerings. Network Specialist, 10/2014 to 05/2016
Cogeco data services – 2600 ontario East St, Montreal
Provision voice and data circuits for customers (Sip trunk, PRI, Internet transit, L2VPN and L3VPN).
Configure and support L2VPN and L3VPN Customers in full mesh BGP and route reflectors architecture.
Actively troubleshoots core network technologies ( DWDM/CWDM, Ethernet, MPLS, OSPF, IPVPN and BGP).
Create trouble tickets and document events during trouble resolution process working towards meeting company‘s MTTR and SLA.
Advanced in and ability to train others to most layer 2 protocols including Spanning Tree, 802.1s and 802.1w, 802.1Q, 802.1P, 8021AD and Transparent VLANs
Advanced in layer 2 bridging/switching, TCP/IP inter-networking and routing with OSPF and BGP.
Advanced in network upgrade and backbone links activation : Juniper MX/EX,Cisco ASR9000, ASR920, ASR 901, and Cisco 34xx, 49xx, 65xx, 73xx, 76xx, Nexus 7K platfor Research Assistant, 09/2012 to 07/2014
UQTR – 3351 Boulevard des Forges, Trois-Rivières
Design of wireless sensor network in order to monitor several parameters aboard a train.
WLAN configuration based on the integration of IEEE802.15.4 Mac layer Implementation of Multi tier routing scheme using Wifi and zegbee technologies.
Technologies: Windows, Linux, TCP/IP, C++, WLAN configuration, NS2, data routing design. Network Designer, 02/2011 to 08/2011
Netvirt Project - Ericsson/UQAM – Laboratoire de téléinformatique et réseaux (LTIR)
Installing VMware workstation on Linux hosts. Design and implementation of a polymorphic network between datacenters.
Virtual server migration between distant hosts.
Capture and analyze network traffic using Wireshark tool.
Technologies: Linux, Windows, Nagios, Wireshark, VMware, virtual server, OMNET ++. Education :
Master of Science: Electrical engineering, 2014
Université de Québec a Trois rivieres - 3351 Boulevard des Forges, Trois-Rivières, QC
Bachelor of Science: Mobile networks and services, 2010 Higher school of communications of Tunis (Sup\'com) - Technopôle El Gazala, Tunisia Publications :
Oussama Drissi, Adel Omar Dahmane, Tayeb Medjeldi : ”Performance Evaluation of Routing Schemes in Wireless Sensor Networks for Train Monitoring. SENSORNETS 2014: 82-86
Bahria, N., Omar Cherkaoui, Oussama Drissi, Ben Mnaouar, A. et Frikha, M. : “A Polymorphic Network service for Inter-Cloud VM migration “ IEEE NCAA Network Cloud Computing and Applications, Toulouse, France, 2011.
Cisco Certified Network Associated (CCNA- R/S) / (CSCO12770406)
Cisco certified Network Professional (CCNP- R/S) / (Routing)
Cisco certified Network Professional (CCNP- R/S) / (Switching)
Juniper Networks Certified Associate - Junos (JNCIA-Junos)
SSCA- The SIP School certified associate.
ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST