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Network Engineer

San Jose, CA, 95127
September 26, 2023

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W. James Kubon

P.O. Box ****, San Jose, CA ***** Email:

Professional Attributes

Superior technical, analytical, and creative abilities aligned with a results oriented, dependable “can-do” attitude to ensure the success of corporate operations. Comprehensive experience in various facets of corporate IT, employing the skills necessary to lead and implement both technical programs and product deployments.

Accomplishment Highlights

Creative entrepreneurial skills combining Information Technology, Data Center Operations, as well as Project Management. Experience as an individual contributor, creating solutions to expand corporate profitability and add to the bottom line.

Experienced in many phases of Information Systems lifecycle: Project management, development, systems analysis and performance tuning, operations, and network design.

Experienced in many functional areas of the corporate enterprise: Technology, production, operations,, customer service, quality assurance. Effectively managed large projects with multi-million dollar budgets, ensuring the quality of the completed project.

Resourceful problem solver: Ability to elicit customer requirements and solve problems in an efficient manner. Successfully implemented and managed large projects to production deployment. Strong analytical skills that see the big picture, through diligence, and hard work to streamline and reflect improvements in performance and efficiency.

Bottom Line Focused:

Successful project management of large network installations across corporate organizations negotiating and ensuring the cooperation of vendors, management and personnel to meet or exceed project goals.


Project Management, Construction Industry, Alternative Energy Systems,

Home automation (Smart Home)

Software: Windows 98,2000,,XP,7,8,10, Server 2003,2008,2012,MSDOS, MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Visio, Oracle, MYSQL database, networking, client-sever interaction, HTML web design, Solaris, Linux, Perl, Shell, Forth


3COM 1996-2000 US Robotics 1987-1998

Bay Networks/Nortel, 1993-1995 Sun Microsystems, 1987-1995

Tekelec, 1992-1995 Network General Sniffers

Sunrise ISDN Tester Alcatel Products, 1998-2000

Cisco Products, 1996-2000 Extreme Networks Products, 2000-2001

TTC, Fireberd 209, 1992-1995 AT&T Fiber test Units, 1990-1995

Chariot (Ixia) Network performance Ethereal / Wireshark /Airopeek protocol

tester 2004-2008 analysers 2002-2008

Disciplines: Analysis, Network Design, documentation, quality assurance

Customer-oriented communications, enterprise-view,


Classes Completed

College of Marin Graduate Control Data Institute

Data Processing fundamentals Computer theory

Cobol programming Computer number systems math

Electronics Math Computer and Peripheral repair

Basic Electronics

General Education classes

Condie College University Ca. Berkeley Extension

General Education classes Unix Internals

College Accounting High Speed networking (FDDI)

PrimeOS classes C Programming

University Santa Cruz Extension Usenix Association

C Programming Configuring Cisco Routers

Company Training/ Seminars:

Sun Microsystems:

ATM Theory and Adaptive switch operation

Effective Report Writing

Stress Management

Forth Programming

Kernel Debugging

Multicast routing protocol

Router Discovery protocol


10/10– Present, Network Consultant

Working with various small business's helping create websites and assisting with

Internet access, wireless installation, video security systems and debugging,

system administration ( Linux, Windows Server 2003,2008,2012,2016.2019)

virus removal, security (Google, 2FA, DUO, BOX) and support.

02//08 -09/10 -Milestone /Google

Hired as Technical Support Engineer for newly formed Google Chromebook team,

consistently handled more support calls than any other Support Engineer,

Developed log analysis to troubleshoot customer connection issues, created scripts

for incoming tech support engineers.

10/06 – 1/08 TUV Rheinland, Network Consultant

Conduct wireless testing (802.11a,b,g,n) of customer products utilizing Chariot (Ixia)

seeking Wi-Fi® Certification.

Create customer reports. Assist development of automated test bed and report generation to

speed up testing. Assist with Zigbee certification (both application and stack).

Begin implementation of automated test suite for Zigbee.

8/04 – 7/06 Wi-Fi Alliance, Network Consultant

Assist in developing, debugging test scripts in PERL. Provide support to test labs

Debug and correct test plans.

Run tests on vendor equipment utilizing Chariot (Ixia) and custom test programs,

Isolate interoperability problems with Ethereal/Wireshark /Airopeek wireless sniffer and other diagnostic tools and report bugs back to vendors. Implement bug tracking system (Bugzilla) and Mysql database. Assist with lab management and running of “plug fests”

2001 – 2004 Independent Consultant (JNCS)

Assisting small companies with internet access, systems maintenance, security,

networking and website implementation and operations.(Windows XP, Server 2003,

Office, Apache, Mysql, VPN’s)

2000 – 2001 Rearden Steel Technologies Inc

Designed and implemented network infrastructure utilizing Extreme Networks switches

and Cisco routers, Implemented SonicWall firewall, remote VPN’s, PPTP and SSH for

secure Remote access. Install,maintain and upgrade Zcorp “3D” printer for design group.

1996 – 2000 WebTV Networks Inc. a Microsoft Subsidiary

Designed and developed data center for WebTV service, supporting over 1.5 Million customers.

Designed and implemented authentication via RADIUS and 800 number "scriptless" pool

for the authentication and local access of WebTV boxes.

Implemented first successful Load Balancing of RADIUS (UDP protocol) with

Alteon Websystems equipment for high volume authentication.

Provided specifications, design criteria and feedback for building new Microsoft campus

(SVC) data center. Implemented monitoring of dialup networks via “Cricket” program based on

MRTG. Assisted with debugging and network security of Cisco Routers, Implement configuration

changes to minimize or prevent DDOS, DNS, and SMURF attacks. Implemented high-speed wireless and infra-red backup links for redundancy and disaster recovery. Maintain network configuration data with Perforce.

1996 - 1996 Telecom Project Assistance

Created proposal that allowed TPA to win contract for supporting Apple Computer’s

LAN infrastructure, saving both Apple and TPA thousands of dollars.

Recruited, hired and managed 6 network specialists to support Apple's internal Lan/Wan

infrastructure. Assisted with implementation of HP Openview for Novell’s NOC.

1995 - 1996 Independent Network Consultant (JNCS)

Implemented international digital token based dial in/dial out V.34bis modem pool,

utilizing RADIUS authentication and smart cards for Hewlett Packard Inc.

Installed/debugged several ISDN solutions for various companies, Gupta, CCC, Xilinx etc, saving

thousands of dollars in telco costs. .

1987 - 1995 Sun Microsystems Inc.

Provided requirements and designs for new campus data centers (Menlo Park).

Worked with vendor EPE/MGE to develop SNMP monitoring of UPS/generator

Equipment.(The first UPS system to have SNMP capabilities)

Designed and implemented award winning High speed (FDDI) network design for

new Menlo Park Campus Phase I utilizing SMC and Bay Networks equip.

Implemented DS3 link between Mt. View and New Menlo Park Campus on Cisco Routers.

(Later upgraded this link to ATM-155/ OC3)

Implemented high speed wireless links (multiple T1’s) for redundancy and failover.

Participated in 6 person team to test / evaluate vendor equipment for both Phase I and II.

Participated in 8 person team to test / evaluate / implement of first production ATM equipment

(Adaptive Switch) at Sun Microsystems.

Implemented Dial back PPP server for engineering campus.

Debugged and completed implementation of Engineering Campus FDDI ring and

NMS system (Sun Net Manager/Solstice Manager) using Sun’s as routers running gated.

Managed IP address space and developed address scheme for Menlo Park Campus, maintain

Network configuration data with RCS.

Designed and implemented Milpitas campus backbone to fiber conversion.

Designed and implemented award winning secure high speed modem pool and remote (home

based) Xterminal project

Provided 2nd and 3rd level support for System Administrators.


1985 - 1987 Versatec Inc. (a Xerox Company)

Provided District level support to field engineers on Versatec Printers and plotters

Serviced Versatec Printers and Plotters in the Western states.

Trained new field engineers on service and support of Versatec Printers and plotters.

Developed training and service program on new UNIX based Raster Processing Machine.

Complete Xerox field service training program.

Worked on Production line building and refurbishing Versatec Printers and Plotters.

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