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Cisco Network/Firewall/Security Engineer

Washington, DC
April 30, 2020

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Sadri Lecaj

Senior Network Engineer

Silver Spring, MD 703-***-**** CCNP, Security, Switch & Router

US Citizen with Active TS/SCI

An accomplished and results-oriented Senior Network Engineer with 8+ years of specialized experience leading network security projects for military and defense organizations.

An individual who is demonstrated expertise in designing, developing, analyzing, managing, and improving enterprise design to meet organizational objectives.

Intuitive and strategic thinker with knowledge in outstanding project management skills, broad technical expertise, and excellent interpersonal abilities.

Demonstrated ability to handle highly confidential company information with discretion and good judgment.

Equipped with strong organizational skills, an excellent work ethic, a desire to succeed, and a strong sense of absolute integrity achieving exceptional outcomes while handling tasks with efficiency.

Bachelor's of Science

Telecommunication & Computer Science

Pristina, Kosovo 1995

CCNP Security

CCNP Switch and Router

CCNA Voice



CompTIA Security+

Network Security

Vulnerability Scanning

Remote Access Support

Real-time Traffic Analysis

Data Recovery and Analysis

Network Incidence Response

Crisis Management Specialist

Hardware & Software Configuration

Project Management & Development


CVOICE-Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Voice over IP& QoS v8.0

Global Knowledge, NC

ICOMM-Introducing Cisco Voice UC Administration v8.0

Global Knowledge, NC

Fluent in Albanian (Native), Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian


Senior Network Engineer

LTS; Silver Spring, MD March 2020 – Present


Establish network specifications and workflow, access, information, and security requirements.

Standup new off sites and make sure off-site users have connection to all existing and new available resources from HQ.

Configure and Manage cisco ASA 5525, 5512, configure AnyConnect for remote access, Site-to-Site VPN, Cisco ISE for authentication, Wireless controller management with Access Points.

Document all pre-approved network configuration changes by the client

Managed SolarWind and performed continuous Network maps through Network Atlas for daily operational maintenance.

Managed a team assuring ticketing system is monitored and ticket are reviewed and completed based on set priority.

Senior Development Project Manager

WeWork; NYC May 2018 – March 2020


Developed procedures, and managed delivery processes.

Liaise with superior to make decisions for operational activities and set strategic goals

Plan and monitor the day-to-day running of business to ensure smooth progress

Supervise staff from different departments and provide constructive feedback

Evaluate regularly the efficiency of business procedures according to organizational objectives and apply improvements

Manage procurement processes and coordinate material and resources allocation

Oversee customer support processes and organize them to enhance customer satisfaction

Director of Operations

UA Builders Association; NYC October 2017 – May 2018


Managed and implemented various projects.

Review financial information and adjust operational budgets to promote profitability

Revise and/or formulate policies and promote their implementation

Manage relationships/agreements with external partners/vendors

Evaluate overall performance by gathering, analyzing and interpreting data and metrics

Ensure that the company runs with legality and conformity to established regulations

Senior Network Security Firewall Engineer

MTI, DOJ Washington, DC July 2014 – October 2017


Effectively designed, maintained, and ensured network security for Department of Justice.

Analyzes and defines security requirements for Multilevel Security (MLS) issues.

Designs, develops, engineers and implements solutions to MLS requirements.

Responsible for the implementation, monitoring, maintenance and development of the MLS environment.

Gathers and organizes technical information about the organization's mission goals and needs, existing security products, and ongoing programs in the MLS arena.

Performs risk analyses, which also includes risk assessment. Provides technical support for secure software development and integration tasks, including reviewing work products for correctness and adhering to the design concept and to user standards.

Has expert knowledge of Security/Information Assurance (IA) products and techniques such as PKI, VPN, ASA firewalls, and IPS intrusion detection systems.

Experience with integration of security appliances with Cisco Security Manager, creating Event Viewer and Health Performance Reports.

IPS/IDS deep packet analyzes and sensor custom signature configurations.

ASA Active/Standby configurations and packet capture egress-ingress analyzes.

Experience with Cisco NAM, NetFlow analyzing application network performance.

Analyzes and recommends resolution of security/IA problems on the basis of knowledge of the major IA products and services, an understanding of their limitations, and knowledge of the IA disciplines.

Experience with Nexus 1K, 5K, 7K, VDC, VPC.

Experience with configuring TL-175.

Provides daily monitoring, support and maintenance of these systems.

Senior Network Engineer

Arma Global, Ft. Belvoir, VA October 2013 – June 2014


Attained efficiencies through technology upgrades and process improvements.

Manages, configures and maintains an Enterprise-class Army Network.

Capable of attacking any problem that arises in a logical manner.

Gathers pertinent information about voice and network problems and coordinates with related work centers or sites to solve problems.

Working knowledge of sub netting, switching and Cisco IOS.

Performs a variety of network device configuration and connectivity tasks, to include encrypted devices.

Implements procedures to ensure accurate records of authorized devices attached to the Army strategic network.

IPS/IDS deep packet analyzes and sensor custom signature configurations.

ASA5555-X, ASA5525-X, ASA5510 Active/Standby configurations and packet capture egress-ingress analyzes.

Provide network design services, coordinate and define network requirements (i.e. design, configure, install, etc.) to include coordinating with other groups within and outside the Infrastructure team to determine the scope and objectives of proposed networking configurations; oversee the timely and accurate analysis of company, evaluating if network configuration is possible with existing resources.

Develop detailed implementation plans to accommodate network growth, security, and enhancements by maximizing functionality of network equipment (i.e. Cisco routers, gateways, switches, etc.); monitor network implementation, providing support in a timely and accurate manner

Experience with CUCM 8.X, VoIP phone models 79XX.

Network Administrator

ITT Exelis, Bagram Airfield, PAR 09354 Afghanistan March 2012 – September 2013


Attained efficiencies through technology upgrades and process improvements.

Implements procedures to ensure accurate records of authorized devices attached to the Army strategic network.

Implements the standard operating procedures for all devices on the network.

Coordinates between all parties for all aspects of NIPR, SIPR, and CENTRIX networks.

Exhibits a solid background and knowledge in Voice over IP technology (VOIP), primarily Cisco Call Manager systems through the management troubleshooting and maintenance of Army VOIP and VOSIP (Voice over Secret Internet Protocol).

Analyze data traffic patterns within network infrastructure, detecting operational problems and recommending improvements to ensure optimal performance; proactively identify symptoms and instabilities in a timely and accurate manner to include performing analysis, capacity planning, and testing for organizations network environment; make recommendations to management on enhancements to network that will improve the quality and reliability of the networks performance.

IPS sensor configurations, signature updates and version upgrades. Packet analyzes using Cisco CSM Report Manager.

Provide network security by configuring routers, switches, firewalls, according to company security standards; monitor security measures in place within network perimeter, ensuring security breaches do not occur and information is safeguarded from unauthorized users.


AUK-American University in Kosovo-Cisco Academy October 2007 – October 2009


Implements procedures to ensure accurate records of authorized devices attached to the Army strategic network.

Prepared lab equipment for CCNA and CCNP courses and provided assistance to students with assignments and labs.

The Cisco CCNA curriculum provides foundational networking knowledge, practical experience, opportunities for career exploration, and soft-skills development to help students prepare for entry-level careers in IT and networking.


DoD Consulting

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo Sept 2010 – Feb 2012

AECOM, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo June 2006 – Sept 2010

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo July 2003 – June 2010






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