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Delhi, India
March 12, 2020

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Eric Mckingley

Cisco Network Engineer


•Certified Network Engineer having 10+ years of rich Computer Networking experience. Solid understanding of Designing, Implementation, Administration, Operational and troubleshooting of enterprise data networks.

•Implementing & troubleshooting Cisco 2900, 3600, 3900, 7200, 7600 series routers, CAT OS 2960, 3560, 3750, 4500, 6500 series switches and Nexus 2k/5k/7k series switches.

•Experience with various LAN and WAN technologies and protocols like: - TCP/IP, VSS, VLAN, VTP, STP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, IKE/IPsec VPNs, DMVPN, NAT and access list.

•Experience in addressing Cisco infrastructure issues, monitoring, debugging like routing, WAN outages, Network Hardware/Software failure, configuration and performance issues.

•Manage Airwave wireless management system for all Aruba Controllers and WAP's including user administration.

•In 2018 Migrated Cisco AnyConnect to FortiClient VPN Solution with MFA. Deployed Fortinet Firewall enterprise wide including datacenters.

•Knowledge and experience on Protocols such as TCP/IP, SNMP, ICMP, NAT, PAT.

•Experience in Physical cabling, IP addressing, configuring and supporting TCP/IP.

•Firewall technologies including general configuration, security policy, rules creation and modification of cisco ASA and Palo Alto.

•• Design and deploy Data Center Networks utilizing industry best practices and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure and Nexus 9k platforms.

•• Develop and perform migration from traditional data center network designs to Cisco ACI.

•• Integrate services and appliances to Cisco ACI deployments to include Application Delivery Controllers and Firewalls.

•• Configure all Palo Alto Networks Firewall models (PA-2k, PA-3k, PA-5k, PA-7k) as well as a centralized management system (Panorama) to manage large scale firewall deployments.

•Experience in configuring and Troubleshooting BIG-IP F5 load balancer LTM, GTM, APM, ASM.

•Creating Virtual Servers, Nodes, Pools and iRules on BIG-IP F5 in LTM module.

•Configuration, Solution Designing and Managing F5 BIG IP LTM, GTM, APM.

•Deploy the BIG-IP® Virtual Edition (VE) system on ESXi,

•Also have knowledge of CheckPoint and Cisco ASA firewall administration.

•Also, proficient in handling Network Monitoring tools and Packet capture tools, technical documentation and presentation tools and has excellent analytical, organizational, problem solving and resolution skills.

•Configuring and troubleshooting Layer 3 Interior Gateway Routing protocols such as Link-State routing protocols (OSPF and BGP) and Distance Vector routing protocols (RIP and EIGRP).

•Windows Server 2012/2008, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange 2010, Exchange 2007, Exchange

•Knowledge of implementing and troubleshooting complex layer II technologies such as VLAN Trunks, VTP, Ether channel, STP, RSTP and MST. Implementation of HSRP, VRRP for Default Gateway Redundancy.

•Conduct mentored installation of Cisco ACI as well as providing support post migration.

•• Hands on experience on how to create different application policies in the ACI including Tenants, Application Network Profile (ANP), End Point Group (EPG), Contracts, Subjects and Filters.

•Experience in testing cisco routers and switches in laboratory and deploy them on site production.

•In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in IP Subletting, VLSM, TCP/IP, NAT, DHCP, DNS, FT1 / T1 / FT3 / T3, Firewalls.

•Design, develop, test, debug and implement complex operating systems components, software tools and utilities.

•Install system patches and updates

•Strong knowledge of TACACS, RADIUS implementation in Access Control Network.

•Configuration and troubleshooting of IPSEC VPN, ACL, NAT in ASA & Juniper SRX, FortiGate firewall.

•Perform System Administration tasks including performance tuning, system optimization, disk space planning, print queue management, and job scheduling

•Adept in preparing Technical Documentation and presentations using Microsoft VISIO/Office. Involved in troubleshooting of DNS, DHCP and other IP conflict problems.

•Strong troubleshooting skills on Cisco LAN switch environment including WAN infrastructure.

•Implemented various VPN technologies like IPSEC and SSL ina site-to-site & remote VPN based on requirements.

•Managed Servers on the Amazon Web Services ( AWS) platform instances using Puppet configuration management.

•Self-starter, quick learner and a team player with good communication, project planning, organizational and interpersonal skills.


•Routers: Cisco 1900, 2600,2800, 2900, 3600,3800, 3900, 7200, 7600

•Switches: Cisco Catalyst 2960, 3560, 3750, 4500, 6500 & Nexus 2K/5K/7K

•Routing Protocols: OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, RIP, Route Filtering, Redistribution,

Summarization& Static Routing

•Switching: VLAN, VTP, STP, PVST+, RPVST+, Inter VLAN routing & Multi-Layer

Switch,Ether channels, Transparent Bridging

•LAN Ethernet: (IEEE 802.3), Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet

•WAN: PPP, HDLC, Channelized links (E1/T1/E3/T3), Fiber Optic Circuits,

Frame Relay



•Network Security: Cisco ASA 5540,IPSEC, Checkpoint, Palo Alto Aruba Wireless Controller Aruba Clearpass

•Network Management: Wireshark, Network analyzer, GNS3

•Gateway Redundancy: HSRP, GLBP, VRRP

•AAA Architecture: TACACS+, RADIUS

•Operating System: Windows NT/XP, Unix


Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) - Information Technology, 2011

Cisco Certified Network Associate – CCNA (Routing and Switching)

CCNP (Routing and Switching)


Metra, Chicago, IL jan’18-Till Date

Network Engineer


•Installation and Configuration of Cisco Switches, Cisco Routers and Cisco Firewalls.

•Designing IP addressing schemes, VLAN tables and Switch port assignments and Ether-channel implementation.

•• Assisted with the deployment of Cisco ACI both network and application centric

•Gained hands on experience with STP, VLAN, VTP and Trunking.

•Provide design and support for Palo Alto FWs, and Aruba wireless controller\AP solutions for additional HP client base. Designed and deployed Cisco 5585X with Sourcefire\Firepower Next Gen FW functionality.

•Implementation of HSRP and GLBP Routing Redundancy protocols on L3 Switches.

•Configuring and troubleshooting OSPF and EIGRP.

•Configuring route redistribution between OSPF and BGP in a multi-area OSPF network.

•Designed, implemented and maintained scalability test network using Cisco 6509 and ACE load balancer.

•Designed, implemented and managed all Aruba Wireless Controllers and WAP's across enterprise and Corporate Sites.

•Conduct systems design, feasibility and cost studies and recommend cost-effective cloud solutions such as Amazon Web Services ( AWS).

•Performing troubleshooting on slow network connectivity issues, Routing issues involved OSPF, EIGRP and identifying the root cause of the issues.

•Applying Access lists and NAT configurations based on implementation guidelines.

•Installed high availability Big IP F5 LTM and GTM load balancers to provide uninterrupted service to customers.

•Configuration and troubleshooting of IPSEC VPN, ACL, NAT in ASA & Juniper SRX, FortiGate firewall.

•Accessing the Switches and Routers remotely through Telnet and SSH.

•Managing and developing network projects designed to strengthen network continuity and deploy security elements to meet and exceed contract requirements, including system analysis and troubleshooting.

•Performance monitoring of various applications to maintain quality of service and network stability.

•Change management, Monitoring network performance with network tools.

•IP Distribution for existing devices and new devices as they were added.

•Involved in troubleshooting IP addressing issues and Updating IOS images using TFTP.

•Experience Transfer web services from Cisco CSS platform to F5 Big IP LTM platform.

•Performing maintenance on equipment as necessary. Modification of configurations, Password changes and diagnostic testing.

•Involved in creating the Azure Services with Azure Virtual Machine.

•Designing and implement multi-forest connectivity to Azure Active Directory.

•Configured Azure Virtual Networks (VNets), subnets, Azure network settings, DHCP, DNS settings, and security policies.

•Experience in handling Wireshark and other protocol analyzers and network management tools.

•Preparation and maintaining documentation using MS Visio.

•Raising and Execution of Change requests for new requirements in the network.

•Co-ordination for planned activities and Network related changes.

•Identify any design issues in the existing setup and co-ordinate with design team in order to get that rectified.

•Administrate and maintain Fortinet Fortigate Firewalls, Forti Analyzer and Forti Manager.

•Conducting knowledge transfer sessions and training the team members.

•Mentoring newly joined Engineers with the processes and involved proactively in preparation and sending Daily Reports, Weekly Reports and Monthly Reports to the supervisor.

Wachter technologies,NJ May’16-Jan’18

Network Engineer


•Worked with Nexus 7k/5k/2k, Cisco 6500 series multilayer switches, Cisco 2960s series switches and Cisco 3560/3750s switches and configured routing protocols like OSPF, EIGRP and BGP.

•• Provided system administration FortiGates firewall, FortiSandbox and FortiAnalyzer, FortiMail engineering

•Planned migration of servers from traditional Nexus environment to Application Centric Infrastructure ( ACI).

•• Worked on migration of HP Blade chassis to ACI.

•• In the spine, joined the Multi-Pod fabric and all the policies configured on the APIC controller are pushed to that device.

•• Upgraded HP Procurve switches to cisco 3650's which support ISE.

•• Created Interface profile and Interface policy groups on ACI.

•Worked with Aruba Instant, Airwave, ClearPass, Airglass and Aruba Anchor Controllers and other Aruba Hardware and participated in configuring and installing equipment in the Data Center

•• Firewall Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Strong information technology professional skilled in Cisco IOS, Technical Support, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), SSL Certificates, Checkpoint Firewalls, Cisco ASA Firewalls, Palo Alto Firewalls

•Senior Systems Engineer MTS for WIN-T, CPP, CCS, HCCC. Tasks include configuring platforms (Element Managers, LAN/WAN Managers, NetFlow Collector, Retina w/ ACAS, BIT and CCS) for quarterly testing. Strong experience troubleshooting network anomalies to resolution.

•Senior Systems Engineer MTS for DISA's Unified Capabilities (UC) initiative for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T). Worked closely with Cisco adapting new technology to current baseline system.

•Configured VLANs with 802.1q tagging. Configured Trunk groups, ether channels and Spanning tree for creating Access/distribution and core layer switching architecture.

•Performed a wide range of network administration duties including installations, debugging, maintenance, upgrades, and support for various network devices.

•Responsible for the installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of the client network and partner WAN connectivity.

•Windows Engineer, Windows Server 2008/2003 responsible for all aspects of support for a large Windows Server environment.

•• Hands-on experience on Checkpoint Firewall R70 and Cisco ASA 5520 firewalls.

•• Responsible for installation, troubleshooting of firewalls (Cisco firewalls, Checkpoint firewalls and Palo Alto Firewalls ) and related software, and LAN/WAN protocols.

•• Configuring failover for redundancy purposes for the security devices. Implemented the stateful & serial failover for PIX/ASA firewalls, Checkpoint Clustering and load balancing features.

•Designed & implemented Fortinet network & third party equipment as per ISP SR (service request) the included Juniper, F5, Cisco Catalyst, Cisco Nexus 7K and higher end FortiGate.

• Built a VPC, established the site-to- site VPN connection between Data Center and AWS.

•Worked in the Team of Data Center Operations to perform duties like administration and monitoring of Cisco Routers and Switches according to the organization requirements.

•Performed network administration tasks such as creation and management of VLANS, Port security, Trunking, STP, Inter-VLAN routing, and LAN security.

•Firewalls: Juniper SRX, Basic knowledge on ASA, FortiGate and Checkpoint

•Responsible for layer 2 securities which was implemented using a dedicated VLAN ID for all trunk ports, setting the user ports to non-trunking, deployed port security when possible for user ports.

•Configuring, Maintaining the Routers and Switches and Implementation of RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP routing protocols and troubleshooting Remote infrastructure management of offices in different locations nationwide.

•Integration of branch sites to eliminate the cost of T1 WAN links.

•Standardized site surveying, positioning, and configuration for WLAN upgrades for coverage in office areas, large-scale manufacturing warehouses, and outdoor layouts.

•Innovated with support of Palo Alto for remote and mobile users and for analyzing files for malware in a separate (cloud-based) process that does not impact stream processing.

•Responsible for Check Point and Cisco ASA firewalls configuration and administration across global networks.

•Designed an Aruba Wireless bridge solution that was implemented at several Sysco Sites and that solution has been stable with no wireless issues.

•Generating RCA (Root Cause Analysis) for critical issues of layer1/layer2/layer3 problems.

•Documented and maintained all the network changes, topology diagrams and implementations through MS VISIO tool.

•Carried out network performance monitoring and planning and troubleshooting and end-user support.

•Stood as primary support contact for all test teams regarding architecture, network topology and connectivity.

•Coordinated new site integration with customers and provided router configuration scripts as needed.

•Managing DATA Center Inbound and outbound services. Working on Ansible automation tool.

•Knowledge of Windows XP, 2003, 2008, Linux Red-Hat Server and Shell scripting.

•Advanced knowledge, design, installation, configuration, maintenance and administration of Palo Alto Firewalls, Checkpoint Firewall R55 up to R70 version, VPN.

•Created and maintained network topology documentation as new sites were integrated.

•Create and maintain documentation and Visio diagrams as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records.

BBVA, Dallas, TX Dec’14-Apr’16

Network Engineer

Roles and Responsibilities:

•Worked on different networking concepts and routing protocols like BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, Tunnels, L2TP, and other LAN/WAN technologies.

•Configured and resolved various OSPF multi-area environments, used OSPF as IGP with route filtering and route-redistribution, implemented Stubs/Totally stub areas, implemented features like route summarization.

• Good Experience in architecting and configuring secure cloud VPC using private and public networks through subnets in AWS

•Installed different network Architecture: VLAN, Designed and Configured LAN and WAN using OSPF.

•Involved in troubleshooting of DNS, DHCP and other IP conflict problems. Implementation of name resolution using DNS in TCP/IP environment.

•Designed, configured, tested networks using routing protocols such as ISIS, SIP, BGP implemented route distributions wherever needed and created templates for testing in the Lab.

•Configured VLANs with 802.1q tagging.

•Implemented BGP and SIP Add path and Multipath for routes coming from different neighbors.

•Managed Network Devices across 100+ sites globally.

•Managed inventory list and worked with the team as a part of design and ordering Network equipment for the new sites.

•Work in a team to perform functional and scalability testing of the various L2 (VLAN, VTP, RSTP, LLDP, CDP, LACP) and L3 (OSPF, EGRP) protocols/features and system management testing and Multicasting.

•Involved in TCP/IP, Trouble Shooting, WAN/LAN, IP Configuration, VLAN Configuration, Technical Troubleshooting, ACL Configuring, Spanning Tree Protocol, OSPF, EIGRP.

•Utilized Packet Capture for network troubleshooting and analysis.

•Knowledge of Windows XP, 2003, 2008, Linux Red-Hat Server and Shell scripting.

CMC Limited, Jun’10-Sep’14

Junior Network Engineer


•In-depth expertise in the implementation of analysis, optimization, troubleshooting and documentation of LAN/WAN networking systems.

•Configured and troubleshoot OSPF and EIGRP.

•Configuring, managing and troubleshooting networks using routing protocols like RIP, EIGRP and OSPF (Single Area and Multi Area).

•WAN Infrastructure running OSPF and BGP as core routing protocol.

•Configuration of CISCO Routers (2600, 2800 Series) and 3550, 4500 series switches.

•Tested authentication in OSPF and BGP.

•Performed and technically documented various test results on the lab tests conducted.

•Hands on Experience working with security issue like applying ACL's, configuring NAT and VPN.

•Responsible for Internal and external accounts and, managing LAN/WAN and checking for Security.

•Systems Engineer for the Enhance Switch Operating Program. Responsibilities include, team member of the Security Enhancements Analysis and Design team,

•Maintenance and Troubleshooting of connectivity problems using Ping, Trace route.

•Assisted with troubleshooting all network issues with routers and switches when necessary and consulted with on call tech as needed for client.

•Knowledge of Juno environment including SRX/Junos Space.

•Installed and configured Cisco ASA 5500 series firewall and configured remote access IPSEC VPN on Cisco ASA 5500 series.

•Responsible for Configuring Site-to-Site VPN on VPN Concentrators series between Head office and Branch office.

•Troubleshoot problems on a day to day basis & provide solutions that would fix the problems within their Network.

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