ARMANDO L. ALEMAN
SENIOR NETWORK / SECURITY ENGINEER
Network subject matter expert with experience in information systems, infrastructure architecture, network design, security implementation, firewall configuration, network access control, and network support. Possess extensive experience in the secure design of scalable and redundant topologies, corporate network architecture, and remote access connectivity. Strengths include the development of technical solutions to business problems and establishment of standard repeatable processes for mission critical systems. Regularly troubleshooting and resolving new and complex issues. Excellent communications skills. Fluent in Spanish. EXPERIENCE
Assurant Inc. Atlanta, GA 6/2014 to Present
Senior Network Engineer, Infrastructure Platform Strategy, Infrastructure and Cloud Services
Develop Corporate Technology Standards for Building, Implementing, and Supporting Network Infrastructure.
Research and Introduce New Technology to Reduce Costs and Gain Competitive Edge.
Plan Office Relocations and New Office Design.
Design and Deploy Data Centers and Co-Locations (Including Interconnectivity, Floor Plans, Rack Space Utilization, Electrical, and HVAC Requirements).
Plan Site Downsizing, Divestitures, Closings.
Standardization Projects for Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A’s).
Perform Site Surveys for New or Potential M&A’s – Collect all relevant information about the existing infrastructure to identify risks and costs.
Capacity Planning for LAN/WAN, Internet, and Private Circuits (monitoring use, predict growth patterns based on utilization trends, upgrade as needed.).
Lead Procurement Efforts of Hardware, Software, Licenses, Circuits, Professional Services, and “Turnkey” Solutions.
Participate on Technology Review Board and Infrastructure Vetting Board – Ensure systems changes are introduced in a controlled and coordinated manner for minimal disruption to services, reduction in back-out activities, and cost-effective utilization of resources involved in implementing changes.
Vendor Management and Negotiations - Controlling costs, reducing potential risks, ensuring excellent service deliverability, and deriving value from vendor relationships.
Develop and Conduct Request for Proposals (RFP’s) for Vendors – Identify Requirements, Work with Legal Teams to Finalize Verbiage, Rate/Score and Compare Vendor Proposals.
Participate in Vendor Selections/Contracts – Fair, unbiased, and standardized review and measure of bids to approve vendors that satisfy RFP requirements. Perform Proof of Concept (PoC) testing and evaluations.
Training of Team Members (New Hires/Contractors) on Procedures, Standards/Best Practices, Corporate Policy.
Assurant Inc. Miami, FL 11/1999 - 6/2014
Senior Network Engineer, Network Services Group, Assurant Corporate Technology
Network Design and Implementation
Business Partner Connectivity
Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
Network Administration and Support
Development of Policy and Procedures
Domain Name and IP Address Management
Standardization of Configurations
Assurant Inc. Miami, FL 7/1998 - 11/1999
Technology Project Coordinator, Project Management Group, Information Systems
Time and Resource Management/Planning
Manage Multiple Projects
Coordinate and Conduct Project Meetings
Assurant Inc. Miami, FL 4/1996 - 7/1998
Senior Security Analyst, System Security Group, Information Systems
Information Security Management
Software Asset Management
Internal Software Development
Firewalls: Cisco ASA, Palo Alto NGFW
NAC: Aruba Networks ClearPass Policy Manager (both wired and wireless access control)
Experience in creating Policy Rules, NATs, Security Profiles, Audits, and Cleanup on Firewalls
Business Partner Point to Point IPSec VPN Tunnels (IKEv1 and IKEv2)
Web Proxy Appliances and related software: (Bluecoat, Palo Alto Content Filtering)
IP Address Management (DNS/DHCP): Infoblox
Intelligent DNS – Global Traffic Manager/Local Traffic Manager (GTM/LTM) : F5 Networks BIG-IP
Network Monitoring and Analysis: Tier 3/Tier4 problem resolution; NetScout nGenius, Wireshark
Cisco Routers and Switches
Routing Protocols: BGP, EIGRP
Switching: 802.1X, VPN, LAN, WAN, RADIUS and Network Security
Site Connectivity: Internet, MPLS, VRF, VPN, DMVPN, GRE, Ethernet, DS3/T1/E1
Cloud Computing: Microsoft Azure
Provider Management: AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, Level3, CenturyLink
Sales skills and technical knowledge to make presentations and lead customer discussions to advance the sales process.
Direct interaction with the Vendors, Providers, Customers, Partners, Peers and Corporate team.
Vendors and VARs: Cisco, Infoblox, F5 Networks, Palo Alto, CDW, GigaNetworks, Dimension Data, ComDesign, Telaid
State University of New York, College at Oneonta, Oneonta, NY
Bachelor of Science - Computer Science
Cisco Certified Network Professional – CCNP (5/2003)
Cisco Certified Design Associate – CCDA (11/2001)
Cisco Certified Network Associate - CCNA (7/2001)
Certified Netware 4 Administrator - CNA (12/1996)
Certified Netware 3 Administrator - CNA (9/1995)
Certified IBM LAN Server Administrator (11/1995)