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Network Engineer Security

San Francisco, CA
May 22, 2020

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Arash Boustani

**** **** **, *** *********, CA

316-***-**** Summary:

Highly motivated Network Engineer with a strong technical background and hands-on experiencing operating global production networks.

o Education: PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. o Operational experience with Cisco, Aruba, Mist, Meraki wireless infrastructure and good understanding of technologies: 802.11n, 802.11ac, 802.11h.

o Working experience with predictive, passive/active Wi-Fi site survey tools: Ekahau, AirMagnet, VisiWave. o Operational experience with Palo Alto Networks firewalls, Global Protect user VPN. Working experience with Zero-trust VPN edge client in F5 and Aviatrix VPN controllers. o Understanding and working knowledge of routing and switching protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, TCP/IP, STP, VTP, HSRP/VRRP).

o Hands on experience working with Cisco, Juniper, and Arista routers and switches (Catalyst 4K, Catalyst 6K, Nexus 3K, Nexus 5K, Nexus 7K, MX-960, QFX5100, and QFX 10002). Work Experience:

• Network Engineer (Airbnb, San Francisco, CA (through MatchPoint Solutions)) (May 2019-Present) o Handled Airbnb Corporate network day-to-day operations using Cisco Switches and Routers, Palo Alto Networks Firewalls, and Cisco Networks Wireless.

o Daily operational experience with Palo Alto Networks firewalls: security and NAT policies, threat prevention, URL Filtering.

o Managed daily operational tickets for the Cisco and Meraki wireless infrastructure. o Working experience with predictive, passive/active Wi-Fi site survey tools: Ekahau Pro.

• Network Engineer (Netflix, Los Gatos, CA (through MatchPoint Solutions)) (Sep 2018-May 2019) o Responsible for monitoring (LogicMonitor), troubleshooting, and maintenance of Netflix enterprise network routers and switches, Cisco Catalyst 4500, Cisco Catalyst 3850; and PaloAlto Networks firewalls. o Hands on operational (Aruba, Mist) and implementation (Mist) experience. o Zero-trust user edge VPN monitoring/troubleshooting, F5 (BigIP/BigIQ) Edge client and Aviatrix VPNs. o Data analysis for different projects on VPN users, using Python scripting.

• Network Engineer (eBay, San Jose, CA) (Mar 2017-Aug 2018) o Responsible for monitoring, troubleshooting, and maintenance of eBay production network routers and switches; Cisco Catalyst 4500 and 6500, Nexus 3K, 5K, and 7K, Juniper QFX 5100, QFX 10002, and MX 960, and Arista DCS-7508.

o Utilizing Netmon, NetDB, and Netranger network monitoring software to control and troubleshoot in eBay operation and site network.

o Participated in day-to-day projects, operations, and upgrade of eBay's global production network. o Worked with various service providers provisioning and maintaining eBay’s production WAN.

• Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant (Wichita State University, Wichita, KS) (Aug 2012-Nov 2016) o Research on IoT and Smart Grid Network Security and Privacy. o Published 6+ journal, conference, and workshop research papers on various topics related to wireless networks security and privacy.

• Network Engineer Intern (Ulterius Technologies, Wichita, KS) (Summer Internship 2014, 2015, 2016) o Wi-Fi design, analysis, and deployment for achieving the best coverage and throughput. Doing PoC for the produced Ulterius APs versus Cisco Meraki lightweight APs and Aruba APs (controller based APs). o Network architecture tester and analyzer for Ulterius Tech’s FDN-640 at Ulterius Tech R&D team and FDN-640 troubleshooting.

o Research, test, and simulate various dynamic secure multi radio signal delivery algorithms to be implemented on FDN640 architecture.

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o Performed advanced system performance and scalability modeling, simulating, and emulating to test FDN- 640 and network analyzing.

o Conducted network architecture analysis for Ulterius Tech’s launch customers and assist Ulterius Tech R&D team. Performed advanced system performance and scalability modeling to test Ulterius Tech’s flagship product FDN-640.

• Telecommunications Network Engineer (Safir Fanavari, Iran.) (2010-2012) o Design, implement, test, and maintain fiber optic networks and SCADA networks. o Researcher of Interconnection Network, Research Institute for ICT – ITRC, and Project Manager of CCTV Traffic Monitoring in Mashhad municipality’s networks, 2011, Test and maintenance Huawei CC08 telecommunication switches.

o Network designer in numerous small LAN computer network projects.

• Instructor – Part Time (Various Higher Education Institutions, Mashhad, Iran) (2008- 2012) o Taught various computer science and networking courses at Payam Noor University, Sadjad University, Khayyam University, Bahar Higher Education Institute. Education:

• PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (Dec 2016) Wichita State University, KS, USA.

Dissertation: Security and Privacy in Critical Infrastructure Cyber-Physical Systems: Recent Challenges and Solutions.

• Information Technology - Computer Networks (Dec 2009) Azad University, Qazvin, Iran.

Thesis: Cell Planning in Wireless Cellular Networks by Frequency Reuse to Increase User’s Capacity.

• B.S in Computer Engineering - Software (Aug 2006) Azad University, Mashhad, Iran.

Thesis: A Digital Library Design and Implementation on SQL DBMS. Training and Certifications:

• Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA).

• Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching (CCNA R&S).

• LogicMonitor Certified Professional (LMCP).

• SumoLogic certification in Fundamental, Administration, Metric Mastery, Search Mastery.

• Multimedia Builder and Designer certification (640 hours).

• Optical Fiber Networks Design certification (217 hours).

• Examiner in Optical fiber network design in Technical & Vocational skills, Eram center, Mashhad, Iran. Skill and Expertise:

• Network Skills:

o CCNP level proficiency.

o Experience with Cisco routers, switches, and WLAN controllers. o Internet Layer and Routing: IP addressing and subnetting, IPv4, IPv6, ICMP, RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP.

o Switch: STP, PVST, VTP, Trunking (802.1Q and ISL), First-hop redundancy (HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP). o WAN: PPP, HDLC, Frame-Relay, and DSL.

o Security: IPSec VPN, DMVPN, Access Control Lists, and Traffic Management. o Application Protocols: DHCP, DNS, FTP, TFTP, SMTP, POP3, SNMP, SSL/TLS, SSH, Telnet. o SNMP and Netflow-Based Network Monitoring Software: PRTG, LabTech, N-Able, and Continuum. o Wireless Analyzer and Site Survey Tools: Ekahau, VisiWave.

• Programming Languages: Python, C, C++, and MATLAB. Page 3 of 3 Arash Boustani

• Network Simulators/Emulator: ixia (IxNetwork, IxLoad, IxVeriWave, IxExplorer), MATLAB, OPNET, Ns2, Omnet++, Packet Tracer, WireShark, and Glomosim.


[1] Arash Boustani, Navid Alamatsaz, Nima Alamatsaz, and Ashkan Boustani, “Traffic Volume Reduction in Smart Grid Networks by a Cooperative Intelligent Interpolation Technique,” CCNC’18, USA, 2018.

[2] Navid Alamatsaz, Arash Boustani, Nima Alamatsaz, and Ashkan Boustani, "Towards Efficient Privacy Preserving Data Aggregation for Advanced Metering Infrastructure," International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications

(IJCNC) Vol.9, No.5, September 2017.

[3] A. Boustani, A. Maiti, S. Jazi, M. Jadliwala, and V. Namboodiri, “Seer Grid: Preserving Both Privacy and Utility of Smart Meters through Two-Level Prediction,” IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems TPDS 2016.

[4] A. Boustani, M. Jadliwala, H. M. Kwon, and N. Alamatsaz, “Optimal Resource Allocation in Cognitive Smart Grid Network,” CCNC’15, USA, 2015.

[5] A. Boustani, N. Alamatsaz, M. Jadliwala, and V. Namboodiri, “LocJam: A Novel Jamming-based Approach to Secure Localization in Wireless Networks,” CCNC’14, USA, 2014.

[6] N. Alamatsaz, A. Boustani, M. Jadliwala, and V. Namboodiri, “AgSec: Secure and Efficient CDMA-based Aggregation for Smart Metering Systems,” CCNC 2014, USA, 2014.

[7] A. Boustani, N. Alamatsaz, and M. Jadliwala, “Network Capacity Improvement in Spread Spectrum-based Cognitive Radio Networks,” 5th Central Area Networking and Security Workshop, University of Arkansas, Arkansas, USA, April 2014.

[8] N. Alamatsaz, A. Boustani, and M. Jadliwala, “Private Spread Spectrum-Based Data Aggregation for smart Grid Networks,” 5th Central Area Networking and Security Workshop, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, April 2014.

[9] A. Boustani, N. Alamatsaz, M. Jadliwala, “Securing Localization in Wireless Networks using Jamming”, 3rd Greater Kansas Area Security Workshop, KanSec’13, USA, April 2013.

[10] N. Alamatsaz, A. Boustani, and M. Jadliwala, “Secure Homomorphic Data Aggregation in Smart Grid Communications”, 3rd Greater Kansas Area Security Workshop, KanSec’13, USA, April 2013.

[11] H. Sharifi, A. Ghazi askar, A. Boustani, A. Moghani, M. B. Zanjani,” Implementing a Greedy Chain Routing Technique with Spread Spectrum on Grid-Based WSNs”, published in IJWMN/IJDPS, Sep 2012.

[12] M. B. Zanjani, A. Boustani, “Energy aware and highly secured data aggregation for grid-base Asynchronous wireless sensor network,”IEEE PacRim’11, ISBN 978-1-4577-0251-8, Canada, Aug 2011.

[13] A. Boustani, J. sabet, M azizi, N. Mirmotahhary, S. Khorsandi, “Persian Algorithm, a New Approach for Generating Orthogonal Codes in Spread Spectrum,” WiAD’10, ISBN 978-1-4244-7071-6, UK, June 2010.

[14] M. B. Zanjani, R. Monsefi, and A. Boustani, “Energy Efficient/highly Secure Data Aggregation Method using Tree structured Orthogonal Codes for Wireless Sensor Network,” Proc in IEEE ICSTE/ISI, ISBN 978-1-4244-8667-0,USA, 2010.

[15] Ashkan. Boustani, Arash. Boustani, “A new method for random number generation in simulation,” national statistical conference, Iran, Toyserkan, March 2010.

[16] Ashkan. Boustani, Arash. Boustani, “positioning and defining the optimized number of PNU branches by using the rejection algorithm,” national statistical conference, Iran, Toyserkan, March 2010.

[17] A. Boustani, S. Khorsandi, R. Danesfahani and N. MirMotahhary,” An Efficient Frequency Reuse Scheme by Cell Sectorization in OFDMA Based Wireless Networks,” IEEE ICCIT’09, ISBN 978-0-7695-3896-9/09, Korea 2009.

[18] Ashkan. Boustani, Arash. Boustani, “Almost surely central limit theorem,” national mathematical conference, Iran, 2009.

- Books: By: R. Ale sheikh, A. Boustani, Atraa publisher Ltd,, Iran, Tehran 2010

[1] ”Computer and Telecommunication Networks,” ISBN: 978**********.

[2] ”New Approach to Internet Engineering,” ISBN: 978**********.

[3] ”Principles of Computer Data Structures,” ISBN: 978**********.

[4] ”Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms,” ISBN: 978**********.

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