Long You

SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER/Cloud solutions architect


I am a talented  Network Engineer with 6 years experiences in the IT industry(telecommunication and enterprise field) and 3+ years in project management and team leading. My strength is network engineering(routing & switching, MPLS/IP, firewall, STP, vlan, etc.) but I also have strong knowledge and rich practical experience in system administration, cloud solutions, virtualization, information security, etc. The valid to date certifications I possessing include CCIE Service Provider(#24548), AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional and ITIL Foundation v3. 

Work History

Work History
Apr 2015 - Jan 2016

Freelancer IT Consultant

Job Description:

I became an independent IT consultant in Apr 2015. I have been travelling and worked on small IT projects as a consultant and engineer from time to time. The projects I  participated in included IP network deployment, data centre migration, cloud design, etc.

  • Helped an India company deploy several cisco routers(2900 Series) in a Chinese data centre. The work included hardware installation, configuring OSPF to peer with other sites, configuring access list and authentication.
  • Designed an IT infrastructure based on AWS for a gaming startup. Optimised their current infrastructure using CDN and load balancer to reduce latency and server usage.
  • Migrated a small data centre together with other engineers. My part was to plan and provision the IP network in the new location, made sure it functioned normally to support the servers and storages. Most equipment was moved from the old location except for two core Cisco routers, which was replaced by two new high-end Huawei routers. I translated the configuration from Cisco to Huawei and the migration was successful.
Apr 2013 - Apr 2015

IT Infrastructure Engineer/Manager

Medici Software Ltd.

Medici Software Ltd. is a small software development company based in UK and China. With about 50 staff, it focuses on the finance industry and develops software and IT solutions for banks and finance institutions.

Job Description:

  • Defined the company IT strategy under ITIL framework. Aligned IT strategy with business goals. Introduced new technologies(such as virtualization, cloud, etc) to help increase productivity.
  • Improved and managed IT processes, determined duties and responsibilities to make sure IT department delivering efficient services to both the company and customers.
  • Mentored staff in IT department, especially in the cloud field and how it could be used with the technologies they knew. Helped to improve the career in IT industry. 
  • Built, maintained and improved IT infrastructure across the company, include cloud, servers, routers, switches, etc. Using technology such as BGP, IP Sec VPN, NAT to integrate on-premises infrastructure and cloud seamlessly as a hybrid environment.
  • Designed and deployed IT solutions for customers.
  • Developed IT security policies/processes and made enhancements to IT infrastructure to help the company/customers achieve PCI DSS compliance.

Jan 2013 - Apr 2013

Network Consultant

Cell C

Cell C is a major Telecommunication Service Provider in South Africa.

Job Description:

  • Mentored and trained local African engineers in MPLS/IP networking, helped them understanding the basic theory of MPLS/IP and how the current system worked, and the logic when troubleshooting so they could operate the network on their own.
  • Advised on optimization of the MPLS/IP network of Cell C. Analyzed the traffic pattern to find the bottleneck of the network. Changed VLAN and routing design for better scalability.
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013

Network Engineer/Team Leader

ZTE Corporation South Africa branch

ZTE Corporation is a Chinese multinational telecommunications equipment and systems company. In South Africa ZTE has more than 100 employees and provide telecommunication solutions to several major service provider.

Job Description:

  • Designed and Deployed MPLS/IP access, aggregation, core networks for Customers using VLAN, IS-IS, BGP and MPLS.
  • Maintained MPLS/IP network, monitored core routers and switches and handle network faulty.
  • Optimized traffic using MPLS TE and QoS tech.
  • Led the ZTE Cape Town transmission team. Determined the duties and responsibilities within the team. Explained and required every team member(fibre engineers, microwave engineers and IP engineers) to learn how different part of the network interact with each other, so that when there was a fault, nobody was blaming each other but cooperating to solve the problem.
  • Created a good team atmosphere by organising team activities.
  • Communicated as with customers to understand requirements and improved services.
Sep 2009 - Jan 2011

Network Engineer/Project Manager

China Telecom Corporation Guangxi Branch

China Telecom Corporation Limited is a Chinese state-owned telecommunication company. It is the largest fixed-line service and the third largest mobile telecommunication provider in Mainland China.

Job Description:

  • Designed and deployed IT solutions(networks, datacenters, VOIP and video conference) to enterprise/government customers based on technologies of Cisco, Juniper, IBM and Huawei.
  • Maintained and improved Metropolitan Area Network for China Telecom in Guangxi province. Optimized and configured BGP, OSPF, Qos, MPLS and Radius. Handled network faulty and cutting over devices.
  • Worked as project manager on several projects. Distributed resources and controlled processes.


2005 - 2009

Bachelor's Degree of Engineering

Wuhan University of Technology

Automobile Service Engineering


Jun 2009 - Present

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert



Jan 2016 - Present

AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional

Apr 2015 - Present

ITIL Foundation v3


Self assessment

  • Highly self-motivated
  • Focused
  • Optimistic
  • Good team player


  • Travel
  • Photography
  • Reading
  • Sports