Network Engineer whose career is marked by the deployment of advanced technologies to advance the competitive edge of my employer. Able to rely on my extensive technical background to exceed in difficult situations from large cell site migration activities to establishing critical data links for disaster recovery efforts.

Work History

Work History
2012 - 2016

Migration Analyst

LCC, Overland Park, Kansas
  • Successfully upgraded Sprint’s network by leading cell site migration activities, providing field engineers router scripts, and coordinating with switch technicians.

  • Resolved issues on over 300 circuit orders by coordinating with internal groups as well as Sprint personnel increasing customer satisfaction and generating additional revenue.

  • Issued 600+ circuit orders to upgrade cell site backhaul bandwidth allowing deployment of new 2.5 cell site radio equipment

2010 - 2012

Facilities Engineer

Ericsson (JM Neil), Overland Park, Kansas
  • Quickly isolated problems with site environmental systems (HVAC, DC power, fire suppression) and worked with Sprint personnel and outside vendors to expedite repairs.
2000 - 2008

Engineer II

Sprint, New Century, Kansas
  • Worked with EMBARQ’s Planning and ASP (circuit) engineering departments to develop better forecast models and reports used to anticipate need for additional network capacity.
  • Provided guidance on the deployment of new equipment via the development and distribution of a detailed MOP that saved was provided to Engineering, Planning, and Installation.

  • Issued detailed project specifications via Microsoft Office, Visio, and other programs that included Scope of Work, Justification, and Engineering (instructions and drawings) sections for nearly 1000 projects.

  • Monitored network performance metrics and took corrective action to resolve bandwidth issues such as reconfiguring equipment, adding new equipment, or issuing circuit roll orders saving thousands in wasted bandwidth.

  • Participated in several successful first office applications of SONET/DWDM/ethernet equipment which entailed creating installation standards, functionality testing guidelines, and acceptance procedures.

  • Initiated a weekly call with Installation, Planning and vendors (if needed) to track progress on each of my 150+ active projects improving on-time completion by 25%.

  • Provided engineering services for the creation of (3) MOPs for new equipment saving an estimated $12,000 in lost time.

  • Increased bandwidth 300% by updating configurations on existing sites to move cell sites from TDM backhaul to fiber with no impact on existing traffic.
1998 - 2000

Technician II

Sprint, New Century, Kansas
  • Maintained EMBARQ’s wide area network hardware by running remote diagnostics tests and leading technicians through maintenance procedures to reestablish service minimizing downtime.
  • Saved Sprint $26,000 in overnight callout costs and improved customer satisfaction by performing remote troubleshooting and maintainence procedures eliminating need for costly callouts.
  • Consistently ranked at the top in a NOC staff of nearly 100 by resolving the most trouble tickets.
1995 - 1998

Electronic Technician

DASH Computers, Lenexa, Kansas
    • Saved Dash (small computer hardware/office telecom equipment manufacturer) nearly $25,000 by taking over all duties from a previous worker eliminating the need to hire a replacement
    1991 - 1995

    Technical Control Specialist

    United States Air Force, Falcon AFB, Colorado
    • Expedited the switch to a new automated switching system and saved $90,000 in contract labor costs by replacing the contractors as a trainer



    Bachelor of Science - Electronics Engineering Technology

    DeVry Institute

    Kansas City, MO