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CCNP certified engineer possessing an excellent working knowledge of networking technologies and having a commitment to keep up to date with the latest developments. Effective communicator who collaborates closely with colleagues to understand and implement network security needs. Coordinating directly with sales and marketing teams to align solution design with customers' business requirements. WORK EXPERIENCE
Senior Network Engineer at PTL LTD Malta
December 2018 –Present
Configuring and troubleshooting various network devices and services, maintaining small, mid-size and large networks. I take the complete lead on networking issues until the issues were completely resolved, and I am also the point of contact for the customer or anyone within the company to Cisco and Barracuda.
Network security, Site to site VPNs, Remote Access VPNs, DMVPN, ASA55xx, Cisco FPR21x0 NGFW, Load balancers, Proxy servers. Cisco Routers(8xx,2900x,3900), Cisco Switches (29xx, 35xx, 36xx, 38xx, 45xx, 93xx), Mikrotik, HP, Dell, Lenovo and Barracuda equipment. Testing and pre-configuring network devices for customers. Being a member of a 24/7 on-call support. Handling Cisco NCR tickets by visiting customer sites. Coaching junior members of staff. Drafting monthly reports of network efficiency to determine if changes were needed.
Automating access switches configuration deployment, by using Python Paramiko-Netmiko SSH features. Actively learning Ansible and utilizing it to automate Linux VMs updates and configurations.
Configuring traffic policing on edge routers. Doing security scans for vulnerabilities using OpenVAS on Kali Linux. Generating network vulnerability reports and hardening and securing networks, based on those reports.
Cloud Services Engineer at CSL Data Centre Services, Birkirkara, Malta April 2018 –December 2018
Building and supporting virtual and physical networks and servers. Dealing with customers IT teams, providing smooth operation of hosted services in the Data Center, running virtual environments for 100+ clients, mostly Fintech and Betting companies. Managing VPNs, address publishing, SSL certificates, proxy servers (Cisco ASA, pfSense, KEMP, Barracuda, HP, Lenovo, Fujitsu).
Researching new network functions and features that could be useful to the company. Being a member of a 24/7 on-call Level2 and 3 support. Building and maintaining Visio documentation for Clients. Network Engineer at Infinite Fusion Zabbar, Malta
October 2017 –April 2018
Installing Cisco wireless LAN controllers, Cisco Air access points and Ubiquity Unifi WIFI equipment. On-site deployment and maintenance of multiple mid and large size networks. Configuring and testing networking software, computer hardware, and operating system software. Opening TAC cases for customers and resolving issues. Configuring Site-to-site VPNs Fiber optic termination, including splicing, testing and racking. Being responsible for initial configuration and deployment of Cisco equipment – Switch 2960, 3850, 4500, Cisco ASA 5506, 5508, 5516, 5525. NOC Engineer at StreamAMG Malta, Birkirkara, Malta May 2016 –November 2017
Monitoring and troubleshooting an Internal network for the Company and some customers, mostly betting companies. Installing and configuring Cisco Router/Switch/FW for the company’s needs. Installing and administering network monitoring tools and software- Nagios core and Cacti. Being part of a team for a 24/7 network/systems support. Installing and configuring Linux servers (Centos/Ubuntu).
Responsible for Cisco VPN client and AnyConnect remote access connections for all users and customers (Cisco ASA and pfSense). Building, administering and troubleshooting Site-to-Site VPN connections with various betting companies.
Sales Executive/IT administrator at Golub Enterprises Malta, Kappara, August 2014 –May 2016
Configuring and maintaining the company’s wired network and access points. Configuring remote access VPN, Site to site VPN between the company’s outlets (Mikrotik). Maintaining hardware and operating systems, updates, patches on the company servers and employees equipment. Laser engraving and calibration, retail sales. Communicating with customers and suppliers.
PC/Electronic technician – Serbia/Malta
2007 - 2015
Repairing, restoring and upgrading PCs, servers, and motherboards. Installing operating systems, various SOHO routers, and access points. Configuring and troubleshooting HP and TPlink switches. Cable termination/patching. Fiber optics termination. Configuration and troubleshooting of Cisco 2960 switches and ASA 5505/5510/5520 firewalls, including Site-to-site and remote access VPNs. Customer service agent – Brazil betting company, Serbia 2003 – 2007
Handling customer complaints and their enquiries. Preparing financial reports daily for a betting shop.
MCAST Malta, Paola, Malta
October 2013 –October 2015
Hardware technician, Fiber Optic fundamentals, Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching
Middlesex University/STC, Pembroke,Malta
December 2015 –October 2018
CCNP Routing and Switching
3 x 6-month modules for CCNP R&S Certification.
ICE Malta, Zebbug, Malta
April 2017 –November 2017
Linux LPIC-1 administrator, learning Linux administration and pass- ing both 101 and 102 exams.