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Network Engineer Cisco

Killeen, TX, 76549
October 23, 2019

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Walter Thompson

**** ********** *****, **** #*

Killeen, Texas 76549

Home: 254-***-****

Mobile: 919-***-****

Network Engineer

OBJECTIVE: Seeking a challenging technical or managerial position as a Network Operation Center Engineer utilizing my experience and knowledge within a large-scale electronic communication system environment.


6/30/2016 – Present

Dimension Data, Chicago IL (Home Office)

Network Administrator/Engineer

Dimension Data needs traveling engineers for a project all over the country at various locations until end 2017

They need CCNA/CCNP level candidates for this job that having good troubleshooting experience OSPF/ EIGRP/ BGP)

Network Refresh of an existing data/voice network for a fortune 500 International Pharmaceutical Company.

Replace Cisco Routers (3750 to 4350) and Switches (2811, 2921 to 3850) and modify the configurations.

Replace Cisco Wireless Access Points and Wireless LAN Controllers.

Replace UPS and PDU’s.

Coordinate and activate Verizon T1 cutovers for the new primary site T1 circuit.

3/2/2015 – 3/18/2016

IPsoft, Austin, Texas

Network Administrator

Responsible for diagnosing and resolving problems across a variety of hardware platforms and vendors including Cisco, Juniper, F5, Checkpoint, Palo Alto and more across our global client base.

Solid understanding of Cisco internetworks, routing and switching and related protocols,

Trained customers on troubleshooting LAN/WAN systems

Upgraded, configured and managed all LAN/WAN hardware and software

Worked with WAN circuit troubleshooting, including interacting with carriers (Verizon, AT&T etc.) as well as the procedures

Worked with Exchange and interacted with global peers within the network operations center and across other departments to solve problems

Identified automation opportunities that can improve and help optimize the operation, such as documentation and monitoring adjustments.

Utilize top notch written and oral communication skills to provide clients with the best support experience

7/2/2013 – 11/20/2014

Network Engineer

Cisco Systems, Austin Texas

Tier 1 NOC Telepresence Support Engineer

TSG RMS Tier 1 Job Description:

The Cisco TSG RMS (Telepresence Support Group Remote Management Services) is the service delivery arm for Cisco responsible for co-management of the world’s largest and most progressive networks in the world. As a part of the TSG team, I was trained to support and maintain “bleeding edge technologies” for WAN/LAN, Security, VOICE and Telepresence related technologies. Engineers at Cisco TSG build a wealth of knowledge in Enterprise and Global Network troubleshooting, administration and design while getting exposure to the latest technology developments Cisco has to offer. Qualified candidates will have a desire to provide premier customer support to technical and non-technical users at the individual contributor level up to the executive level for internal and external clients.

Tier 1 Support:

Cisco ROS Tier 1 Support is responsible for in-depth technical notification to the customer and timely triage on a 24x7 basis for WAN/LAN, Voice, Security and Telepresence related incidents. Engineers will be accountable for analyzing trouble tickets, contacting the customer to relay pertinent information, incident remediation and/or escalation to Tier 2 Engineering if required.

We have the ability to troubleshoot basic networking problems and an understanding of the OSI model. Experience in Carrier or Service Provider environments are also required. We also must also have a proven track record of excellent customer service. Remedy Ticketing systems experience or other proactive monitoring experience is a plus.

10/2009 – 7/2/2013

Network Engineer

ProActive Communications


4 years experience in configuring Cisco routers and router interfaces to allow data communication between two or more network devices on multiple networks in a flat or hierarchical design.

2 years experience in creating virtual local area networks (VLANS) and implementing port security in conjunction with the use of access control lists to maintain logical segmentation

Troubleshoot transmission control protocol/internet protocols (TCP/IP) from layers 1 – 3 and layer 7 of the Open systems Interconnections (OSI) Model

Strong foundation in configuring and troubleshooting routing protocols such as EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Protocol), OSPF (Open Shortest Path First), RIVv1 and RIPv2 (Routing Information Protocol version 1 and 2) to pass routing information to appropriate neighbor routers to ensure connectivity is maintained at all times

Configure access points for wireless client access and wireless bridges to extend wireless signals

Precisely follow technical direction and focus on attention to detail when analyzing and solving network failures or malfunctions

Provide excellent communications skills when speaking to customers

Translate complex technical terms into simplified non-technical terms and educate customers in a timely manner to help prevent related malfunctions in the future.

10/2008 – 10/2009

Supervisor/Cable Splicer

DB Communications

Installation, test and turn-up of Data & Voice Networks @ Fort Hood, Texas of 5 simultaneous buildings with 250 – 350 drops per building, including Category 6 cabling, coax cabling, 50 pair cabling & 6 strand fiber cabling. I supervised a crew of 8 to 11 personnel.

6/1/06 – 10/10/2008

Cable Technician

Installation, terminating test & turn-up of CAT6 cable @ Austin Community

College in Cedar Park, Texas for their data and voice network. Installation, test and turn-up of Simplex-Grinnell Fire Alarm Systems in Austin, Fort Hood, University of Texas MD Anderson as well as Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco and the Veterans Administration in Temple, Texas.

10/2005 - 1/2006

Associate Network Technician

AT&T/SBC Raleigh, NC

Tier 1.5 Network Analyst who worked in a 7x24 network operations center monitoring and managing WAN, LAN and VOIP (Voice over IP) networks for Domestic and international clients, which dynamically multitasked across numerous issues and clients in a high pressure SLA driven environment. I additionally engage equipment and service vendors that support network operations. Interface with client by responding to client requests and notifying them of network problems and any business impacting alarms. I interfaced with vendors as needed on client's behalf to resolve network issues. I successfully functioned with the Data-Networking knowledge and some experience with Cisco and/or Nortel Routers,

TCP/IP, Circuit and LAN troubleshooting. Desired skills: - WAN troubleshooting /problem determination. (Frame Relay, ISDN, ATM, and Private Line) -LAN troubleshooting/problem determination. (Ethernet, VTP, Token Ring, HSRP) - Knowledge of Cisco and/or Nortel Router troubleshooting/problem

determination and maintenance. - Understanding of routing and routing protocols (EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, etc.) - Knowledge of TCP/IP stacks. -Unix user skills. Tier 1.5 Triage group opened trouble tickets from the Remedy Ticketing System. I initially logged into the router to take a snapshot of the current operation of the router (if successful). Started the troubleshooting process from there and/or forwarding to the proper group for resolution (Tier 2 or 3, or the assigned group i.e. United States Post Office, GM, Home Depot, Lowes CRX etc.)

12/2004 - 1/2006

Automotive Technician

Capital Ford Inc. Raleigh, NC

Provide preventive maintenance and services on used trade in vehicles as well as walk-in customers automobiles. Oil changes, transmission service, mount/balance tires, engine flushes, coolant flushes etc.

11/2004 - 12/2004

Network Engineer (Level I)

MCI Cary, North Carolina

Network Engineer/Analyst that served as the primary support of network operations by managing customer devices and end-to end services, identifying sources of problems, and resolving configuration issues. Monitoring and managing WAN, LAN and VOIP networks for Domestic clients as well as elements, fault identification and management, performance reporting, real-time performance tuning, and capacity planning and analysis. Engage equipment and service vendors to support network operations. Respond to and may implement client requests and notify them of network problems and the impact on the customers business. I also have Data/Networking knowledge and experience to digital communication systems, including line coding, and framing, TCP/IP, and circuit troubleshooting/maintenance. Troubleshoot and isolate physical issues with Cisco Routers/Nortel and Bay Network Routers, DXC, Smart Jacks, CSU, and NEI. Also understanding Fractional T1s, Point-to Point Circuits, T1s (DS1) and T3s (DS3) circuits. Able to demonstrate Data-Networking knowledge and experience to include Cisco/Nortel/Bay Network Routers and troubleshooting, extremely multi-task, with call center/help desk experience.

3/2003 - 10/2004

Senior Power Tech IV

Scope Networks Plano, Texas

Responsible for helping plan and monitor the maintenance, configuration and troubleshooting of direct current (DC) power requirements for the multiple product-type telecommunications networks and associated communications environments to meet customer telecommunications requirements.

8/2001 - 3/2003

Cable Tech/Technician

Addecco Technical Services Cary, NC

Installation, terminating and testing of CAT7/CAT6/CAT5/CAT3 (Data and Voice Networks) cable at various sites. I also have within this timeframe having various retail positions, (i.e. Kroger, Bob Evans, and Target). I also worked at Square D as a technician building Industrial Drives and environmental testing of those devices.

12/1999 - 9/2001

Site Team Leader/Senior Field Technician

Nortel Networks Raleigh, North Carolina

Responsible for scheduling and staffing, logistics, material coordination, commissioning, test and turn-up of Broadband Optical Networks (OC3/12/48 & 192). Scheduling and staffing the installation of DC power systems and optical fiber cabling. Additional duties include technical support to Associate Technicians, Technicians I/II, and training and mentoring employees. Possess the technical and advanced troubleshooting capabilities necessary to integrate Data and Fiber Optic equipment into the LAN & WAN networks. Excellent testing experience with data and voice (DS0, DS1) circuits, Cisco/Nortel & Bay Network Routers, utilizing Centest 550 & 650 test sets as well as the Digital Light wave. Experience with channel banks, CSU/DSU's, AT&T Dacs2, Dacs4, Dexes, SONET hierarchy and Titan 532/5500 equipment, digital switching and multiplexing equipment. Scheduled work orders and the team specific customer projects. Work to establish the team and guides them on all technical aspects related to specific job functions. As the lead technician on customer projects, was responsible for quality assurance, technical support, and customer interface. Work aggressively on multiple jobs tasks, and meets timelines and due dates. Develop processes, (MOP) procedures for testing and responsible for turn-up of customer equipment and test results.

2/1997 - 12/1999

Quality Assurance Acceptance and Private Line Tech

AT&T Local Services/ TCG Denver, CO

Responsible for testing and accepting of DS0's and DS1's with local exchange carriers (LECs), competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs), city switch and customers. I am able to multitask across numerous issues and clients/vendors in a high pressure SLA driven environment. Provisioning of circuits, utilizing craft access as well as telnetting into DACs (Multiplexers/De-multiplexers), Titans (which hold the line cards and line interfaces), Cisco Routers, Muxes DDM1000/2000, OC-3/12/48's (also which hold the line cards and line interfaces), for access to framing, formatting or provisioning of . I also interfaced

with vendors as well as the customers to resolve network issues. Performed engineering out date, verified proper routing of circuits and re-work orders. Troubleshoot data and voice circuits for problems with city operations, switch, LEC and customers for resolution. I have and excellent understanding of Private Line, ATM, LAN, WAN, ISDN, VPN, VOIP and Frame Relay Circuits. I performed cutovers with customer and local operations. Interface with clients/vendors by responding to client/vendor request and notifying them of network issues/problems and the impact on customer business. Conduct all aspects of

quality assurance.

4/1994 - 2/1997

MAC-1 Customer Audit/ICT/EMMO Operator

Apple Computer Colorado Springs, Colorado

Performed quality checks on all incoming units for cosmetic defects; tested for functionality and inspected mechanically. I installed modems and external plugs on back door in preparation for functional testing. Identified failures and sent rejects to re-work.

6/1993 - 4/1994

Test Plans Analyst/ Senior Performance Data Collector

TESCO Fort Hood, Texas

Developed and presented training and orientation classes to data collectors in data collection procedures and systems. I coordinated collecting and reduction of data collection, entry into database and transmission to headquarters. I assisted in the preparation of the Test and Evaluation Plan and its appendices.

7/1991 - 6/1993

Technical Instructor

GTE Systems and Services Fort Hood, Texas

provided classroom instruction to various military installations throughout the US and Europe on military communication equipment installation, operation, maintenance and repair. Provided classroom instruction/understanding to over 200 students annually, totaling over 600 classroom hours in Digital Switching Systems, Ethernet, Token Ring, T20 Gateway, IEEE 802/x.25 Interfaces, C3 Packet

Switch, TCP/IP Addressing, Dbase Programming and System configuration/Troubleshooting.

5/87 - 5/91

1st Lt

US Army - Various Assignments Worldwide

Communication Officer. I provided supervision and training to over 558 subordinates. I supervised the testing and evaluation of electronic equipment for the use in a tactical environment.

EDUCATION: 12/1986 Prairie View A&M University Texas-Prairie View

Bachelor's Degree

BBA Marketing.

5/1982 Killeen High School Texas-Killeen

High School or equivalent

All required for High School.

AFFILIATIONS: 12/1984 - Present Phi Beta Lambda member


Scheduled to take CCNA Summer 2018

Successfully completed Cisco Networking Academy CCNA 1, 2, 3 & 4 Courses

Successfully completed Cisco VoIP Course, Cisco Wireless LANS Course

Network & Network Security Certified, 9.2010

Broadband Basic Installation Certified Expert Currently used/3 years

DWDM/MOR SLAT Certified Expert Currently used/3 years

Universal SLAT Process Certified Expert Currently used/3 years

Optera LH 1600 Release 4.0 Certified Expert Currently used/3 years

REFERENCES: Reference Name: Bob Bosko

Reference Company: AT&T Local Services

Reference Title: Project Manager

Phone: 303-***-****

Type: Professional

Reference Name: George Ragsdale

Reference Company: Proactive Communications Inc.

Reference Title: Chief Technology Officer

Phone: 254-***-****


Type: Professional

Reference Name: John Anderson

Reference Company: Operations Manager

Reference Title: Broadband

Phone: 303-***-****


Type: Professional

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: I am a goal oriented, diligent, analytical, team player. I am IBM computer literate and familiar with MS Office products. Superior communication skills, excellent presentation ability. Maintain several projects simultaneously, prioritizing for completion within

deadlines. I am a motivated individual that strives for success, with an ongoing continuous desire to learn and improve. Finally I anticipate and thrive on opportunities to lead by example.

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