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Network Engineer Cisco

Fereej Ibn Dirhem, Qatar
March 15, 2020

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Email:, Visa Status: -- Qatar Residency Transferable


IT Admin/cyber security/System Network

Senior Professional & Project Management


A competent Senior Professional with excellent communication of more than 14 years of experience in leading industry. I believe in hard work in an efficient way and throughout my Professional career, I have been an excellent team member contributing to the success of the project. I have contributed heavily to delivering many successful projects in an efficient and timely manner with my extraordinary planning skills. CERTIFICATIONS

• Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert ( CCIE - CSCO10554144 ) Written

• Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

• Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)

• Microsoft certified System Engineer (MCSE)

• Prince 2 Certified.


• Master’s in Business Administration in Project Management (MBA)

• Bachelor of Science in Computers & Electronics, Osmania University (B.S.c) (2001; Topper, A Grade)

• Diploma in Computer Applications (DCA)

• Post Graduate Diploma Computer Application (PGDCA)

• Diploma in Red Hat Linux from ZOOM TECHNOLOGIES

• Training from Huawei for FTTx, Planning and deployment

• Training from Huawei GPON.

• Training from Ericson GPON


• Cisco firewall (pix firewall 500 series & ASA 5500 series)

• Juniper firewall (SSG 550,520,350.320,140,20)/Net screen ISG 1000,2000/SRX 100,200/Sonic wall (TZ & Pro series)

• SSL VPN (SA 2500 & 4500)

• Proxy MS ISA 2000/Blue coat proxy SG 210

• Cisco NAC/Juniper UAC

• Antivirus (Trend micro and Symantec)

• Sonic wall

• Fortinet

Responsibilities Cyber Security

• Monitor all operations and infrastructure.

• Maintain all security tools and technology

• Monitor internal and external policy compliance

• Monitor regulation compliance

• Work with different departments in the organization to reduce risk

• Implement new technology


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• Audit policies and controls continuously

• Ensure cyber security stays on the organizational radar

• Detail out the security incident response program. TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

• Cisco GSR 12406,Cisco GSR 12404 router, Cisco 7604 & 7206 routers & 3 COM Hipers, Cisco WS-C4506 Layer 3 switches, Cisco ME-C3750

• Cisco routers (10720, 7600, 3700, 3800, 2800, IAD2430)

• Cisco Switches Catalyst (6500, 4500, 3750, 3550, 2900 and 3650)

• Routing Protocols: RIPv1, RIPv2, IGRP, OSPF, EIGRP and BGP

• Experienced in the latest Triple play technology from Packet front ASR 4124, IP DSLAM and MSAN 319-719

• Tested Triple play through Cisco ME3400 and ME4924

• I3 Micro, Vood 300, 200 series from Tilgin for Triple play (Voice, Video & Internet)

• Mediatrix 4100 for VoIP

• Packet front technologies in combination with sun Microsystems

• BECS and SPECS servers for Packet front

• HP Openview

• Nutanix, Veritas, Microsoft, VMware, Citrix,

• Operating System: WINDOWS 9x/NT/2K/XP/Linux

• Lenovo, Dell-EMC, Nutanix, Veritas, Microsoft, VMware, Citrix. Worked as a Administrator//Network System Maintenance for Ascon (2017-2019)

• Analyzes, administers and maintains voice, video, and/or data communications networks.

• Install and configure software and hardware

• Manage network servers and technology tools

• Set up accounts and workstations

• Monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements

• Troubleshoot issues and outages

• Ensure security through access controls, backups and firewalls

• Upgrade systems with new releases and models

• Develop expertise to train staff on new technologies

• Build an internal wiki with technical documentation, manuals and IT policies

• Provide technical solutions to new and existing clients on compute, storage, converged and hyper converged infrastructure, virtualization, backup and recovery, disaster recovery

• Monitor alerts pertaining to HIA & DIA IT infrastructure and provides 1st level technical support.

• Experienced in IT Infrastructure Solutions like Lenovo, Dell-EMC, Nutanix, Veritas, Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, Cisco and other technology vendors.

• Perform and manage Proof-of-Concept (POC) for solutions being evaluated and requested by the client to support in their buying decision

• Monitor SOC (Security Operation Centre) alerts and escalate to concerned team.

• Should be capable of communicating clearly the technical aspects as well as the selling points of the solution and must able to provide advice and explanation to the client that can influence on buying the solution.

• Attain and maintain product certifications to meet Vendor Partnership level requirements

• Maintain up-to-date with the latest products and solution technologies through vendor partner enablement and partner portal online trainings

• Manages the usage and performance of voice, video and/or data communications networks.

• Maintains network security and ensures compliance with security policies and procedures.

• Evaluates hardware and software, including peripheral, output, and related equipment. MOHAMMED SAFIUDDIN

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• Participates in the development and implementation of network-related procedures and standards.

• Participates in and may lead aspects of major network installations and upgrades.

• Interfaces with vendors to ensure appropriate resolution during network outages or periods of reduced performance.

• Develops and implements testing strategies and document results.

• Provides advice and training to end-users.

• Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems.

• Management of large multi-discipline integrated security / IT project projects

• Handled projects with multiple low current systems, familiar with Security Systems such as CCTV, Access Control & Audio Visual Systems

• Project planning, tracking, monitoring, documenting

• Material or resource managing & approving.

WORKED for Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company, PJSC (DU) as employee on du payroll (2011-2017

(Senior Network Engineer)

DU is one of the leading telecommunications company providing mobile, fixed line voice, iPTV, MSTv and broadband services and above all it is about providing customers with a better experience having a vast customer base, both enterprise and residential.


• Optimizing and maintaining Service Delivery Platform (SDP) Core devices.

• Reviewing and Implementing change requests in coordination with planning team to enhance the network and the services offered.

• Configuring CRS-1 (with XR IOS)devices,12K Series, 10K Series, 7609 PE Core devices.

• Updating Fixed IP Core network diagram with overall links and connectivity

• Coordinating with transmission team to bring up DWDM links and dark fiber SDH links at between core devices.

• Implementing scripts on firewall FWSM contexts based on requirement from internal customers.

• Dismantling of Dubai RPR ring and 10K series routers from the network and replacing them with parallel live CRS connectivity setup as proposed by CISCO

• Coordinating with Nortel Voice team to bring up RAVEN solution as a part of DU voice connectivity

• Identifying & accessing all the risks including cost & timing after award of the project

• Conducting value engineering studies and exercises to ensure cost savings

• Verifying & confirming BOQ, Prelims & other expenses in advance to avoid unwarranted/unaccounted costs

• Active involvement in planning and scheduling the Migration of triple-play service subscribers in Packet front BECS2 to BECS3 to enhance and provide better service for residential customers.

• Active participation along with CISCO team for the successful implementation of DUAL OSPF concept in POP layer on all 7609 PE devices to separate CORE and ACCESS routes.

• Introduced the Internal Router Reflectors of ASR 1004 CISCO series to enable IPV4 BGP peering between all PE devices in the live network.

• Perform Failover, Back up & Restoration activities in coordination with technical teams as a part of ISO20000 framework.

• Work on tenders, RFP, RFQ, RFI and other client requirement for IT Infrastructure and effectively design solution(s) and build a comprehensive technical proposal. WORKED WITH TRINET EMIRATES


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(Project Manager) (2009 - 2011)

CLIENT: Du Telecom (Emirates Integrated Telecomunicaciones Company – Dubai) UAE JOB RESPONSIBILITY

• Prepare the Initial Design documents for the external contractor to implement Solutions, Management of IP in the Access and how they operate

• Support presales team on technical issues

• To provide support for smooth operation of core network

• Responsible for timely completion of tasks

• Assist in network documentation such as network diagrams, IP addressing and bandwidth utilization reports

• Monitoring and trouble shooting of problems pertaining to WAN/LAN

• To perform dimensioning, designing and planning of Access/Transport Network for new and existing management system to manage the growth/expansion of network.

• Designing the access equipments’ and the line cards planning and utilization with the requirements for the access/distribution levels.

• Recommend the access technologies and get approval from Transport before issuing the Initial design document.

• To provide assistance in NMS/OSS-design for every project or planned growth, such as 2009 Transmission Projects.

• Work with network operations/implementation in a consultancy roll for NMS/OSS systems to provide solutions for new requirements, to optimize network usage.

• Planning and design of Access OSP network. Both copper & fiber mediums including Blown Fiber Solutions

(Micro tube cables/blown fiber units) .

• Planning and design of Fixed Access Technologies: XDSL (ADSL / VDSL2 ), FTTC/N/B, FTTH (PON / active P2P)

• Working on transmission technologies providing backhaul for fixed Access systems: SDH / DWDM / Ethernet.

Work with the transport team for the back holing media EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Arowana Consultant Dubait (Oct’06 -2009)

CLIENT: Du Telecom (Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company – Dubai) UAE Network Engineer (Team Lead)

Key Deliverables

• Responsible for the complete setup and management of all Du Residential Projects & retail stores throughout UAE consisting of the followings:

Local Area Network constituting Cisco and Net screen Products; WAN connectivity to the main site through site to site VPN, ADSL and ATM links

• Planning, designing and implementation of Network solutions to enhance and expand the current cliental network infrastructure of EITC (DU)

• Testing of Triple Play services till customer premises for Network infrastructure projects

• Recommended preventive, mitigating, and compensating controls to ensure the appropriate level of protection and adherence to the goals of the overall information security strategy,

• Produce detailed plans that capture all aspects of network design including, but not limited to; physical topology, logical topology, addressing schemes, capacity monitoring guidelines, availability calculations, performance parameters and resiliency options

• Provides support to existing systems and new systems; Determine technology direction for area of expertise

• Provides input on policy level direction regarding standards and budget constraints. MOHAMMED SAFIUDDIN

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• Responsible for resource management, delivering an efficient department operation and/or project completion through assessment of resource needs, evaluation of third party relationships, and delegation of responsibility and authority

• Responsible for quality assurance on all systems/infrastructure in area of accountability

• Serve as the escalation point for problem resolution regarding operations and infrastructure. Maginet (Dubai) (Dec’05 – Oct)

Network Engineer

Key Deliverables

• Supports to three star and five star Hotels customers

• Provide (24x7) technical support and solutions to technical team managing client’s network

• Handle administration and maintenance of DSL, dial-up and leased line customers

• Managing the order process which encompasses order tracking, validating engineering, documenting and publishing daily reports; Perform high level engineering functions in the area of service implementation

• Determine and evaluate customer needs; consistently review and revise processes and procedures based on changing technology

TATA INDICOM Pvt Ltd, India (May’02 - Nov )

Network Administrator

• Key Deliverables

• Managing the branch office network consisting of Cisco Routers, Cisco Switches

• Handles testing of new equipment and systems with vendors in order to evaluate its performance and adaptability/compatibility to the existing network.

• Do suggestions to engineering for modification and translation of database for implementation of Service work orders and circuit work orders

• Configuration of VLANs on Cisco Catalyst Switches using VTP

• Planning and Implementing Access Control Lists and Network Address Translations

• Customizing the network to the company's needs by connecting the necessary hardware and software to the network

• Monitors the performance of the network and troubleshoot any problems such as slow performance or network crashes

• Administration and maintenance of company’s internal systems

• Configuration and set-up of all new server systems required internally for the company’s activities

• Firewall administration and overall responsibility for company IT security

• Administration of email servers for company-wide email

• Provide telephone and desktop support to internal users

• Forecasting any needed improvements, budgeting for and implementing any change PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name : Mohammed Safiuddin

Nationality : Indian

Marital Status : Married

Expected CTC : Negotiable

Notice Period : Immediate

Languages Known: English, and Partial Arabic.

Visa Status: -- Qatar Residency Transferable

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