Experience

Work History

Dimension Data Middle East (Outsourced for GASCO)

Nov 2012 - Aug 2015

Senior Network Engineer

  • Expert in network and security assessment, design, implementation and deployment of network infrastructure
  • Responsible for providing escalation support of network security LAN, WAN, WLAN & Data Center infrastructure
  • Evaluates, assess and recommend new network solutions that help enhance the security posture, availability, scalability and redundancy of the company network infrastructure
  • Experience in intrusion monitoring, vulnerability analysis, web application security, incident response and forensics, malware and threat analysis and risk analysis
  • Configure and maintain all the network and security peripherals to meet the security compliance as per recommended standards
  • Utilize Industry Standard Best Practices, develop supporting practices, and other related guidance for threat management and secure hardening efforts
  • Analyzes the network performance through the use of various network monitoring tools and provides the monthly statistics to the senior managements
  • Focal Point for IT deliverables for Major Plant Network and Pipeline Network Projects
  • Work closely with Vendors, Partners, Service Providers and Project Engineers to prepare and review Scope of Work and Project Requirement Documents in line with end user requirement and corporate objectives.

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank(ADCB)

Jan 2011 - Nov 2012

Network Engineer

  • Support day to day network operations & drive various network projects
  • Ensure the secure design, deployment and sustainment of wired/wireless networks in order to provide maximum performance and availability
  • Perform network security engineering using firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, switches, Cisco Identity Services Engine, Websense, WAF, Symantec Messaging Gateway and more.
  • Accurately deploy security configurations to Core/Perimeter Firewalls, IPS/IDS, ASR routers as supplied by senior SOC staff
  • Implementation and support/troubleshooting of BGP, OSPF, DNS, IPsec VPN and DMVPN.
  • Working knowledge of WAN deployments including OSPF/BGP route redistribution over MPLS networks, route maps and filtering, traffic prioritization and QoS policies.
  • Optimize end to end network performance and traffic flow management
  • Responsible for the support and maintenance of video conference set up
  • Monitors the network devices, data/voice traffic utilization via SNMP and Netflow
  • Test, verify and document network device backup methods and procedures
  • Coordinates with network vendors, ISP and facilitates on incidents and other service request
  • Ensure that SLAs are attained by timely closure of service request
  • Knowledge of ITIL incident, problem & change management

Ibaze Technologies, India

Mar 2008 - Oct 2010

Network Engineer

  • Support and maintain voice and data traffic for BAU operations
  • Provides remote support to clients for Network peripheral under AMC contract
  • Monitors network performance and executes scheduled network device maintenance as required
  • Maintained router and switch configurations updated and changed configurations depending on corporate requirements and documentation
  • Perform daily monitoring network utilization and network traffic

ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co Ltd

Jul 2006 - Feb 2008

IT Technical Consultant

  • Installation and Configuration of operating systems including Windows XP and Server 2003
  • Installation of essential Software, Drivers, Antivirus updates and related troubleshooting
  • Deploy updates, service packs, and hot fixes using Windows update and Group policies
  • Troubleshoot hardware peripherals, LAN issues and ensure ongoing performance of Network
  • Maintain a comprehensive IT inventory, including software and hardware

Technical Skills

Skills

Data Center

  • Experience on Cisco Nexus 7K, 5K, 2K fabric extenders, MDS and UCS platform
  • Perform VPC, VDC, VFC, VSS, HSRP, VRRP, GLBP from Core to Aggregation switches for high availability and redundancy
  • Experience with Ethernet and Storage traffic consolidation through FCoE
  • Experience with OTV and Fabricpath for DCI connectivity
  • Hands on with F5 BIG LTM includes Load Balancing, SSL/TLS offloading, Application Delivery Optimization and
  • iRule for data plane programmability

Security

  • Manage and Monitor traffic content on Core and perimeter through IPS/IDS and Firewall (Palo Alto, Juniper, Fortinet, HP Tipping point, Stonesoft, Cisco ASA)
  • Deploy, manage and maintain corporate SSL VPN (Juniper) appliances and Two factor authentication systems (RSA)
  • Experience in AAA, RBAC, TACACS, RADIUS and SNMPv3 configuration to monitor and audit from Cisco ACS/ISE

Routing

  • Hands on with ASR 1K, VXR 72XX, 18XX, 28XX, 38XX, 39XX series routers
  • Hands on with Routing protocols BGP, OSPF, EIGRP,IS-IS, RIPv2, RIPng, Redistribution and PBR
  • Create L3 MPLS VPN Tunnels and IPSec based VPN
  • Experience in WAN Optimization with Riverbed Steelhead for Backup and DB clustering.
  • Create virtual circuit on MPLS link through Exinda and apply Qos for link availability

Switching

  • Hands on with Cisco Catalyst 65XX, 45XX, 35XX, 3750, 3850, 2960 series switches
  • Experience on Layer 2 technologies includes STP,VTP, MSTP, RSTP, SPAN, RSPAN, OTV and Fabricpath
  • Create VLAN, ACL, Port Security, dot1x for Security and NAC

Monitoring

  • Expert in Security Monitoring tools includes IBM Qradar SIEM, Scrutinizer Netflow Analyzer, Solarwinds, OPManager, PRTG, Opnet (IT Guru and Netmapper)
  • Hands on with DCNM, Fluke Optiview and Infoblox for DC monitoring and troubleshooting

Wireless and Video conferencing

  • Experience in deploying various campus Wireless management platforms includes Cisco (WLC – 5500, 4400, 2500 ,WCS, Aironet), Xirrus (XMS and Arrays 6000, 4000 and 2000) and HP
  • Experience in Polycom video conferencing system with configuration and administration of RMX 2000, CMA 4000, HDX series and Real Presence Group series

Service Management

  • Project management, Change Management, Release Management, Incident Management, Adhere to SLA
  • Hands on with BMC Remedy and HP Service Manager (HPSM)

Education

Education

Jamia Islamic Technical University

Jun 2010 - Nov 2013

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Kerala Institute of Engineering

Jun 2003 - May 2006

Diploma in Computer Science

Certifications

Certifications

Cisco

2009 - 2017

Cisco Certified Network Professional

CCNP

Cisco

2009 - 2017

Cisco Certified Network Associate

CCNA

VMware

2014 - 2016

VMware Certified Professional in Network Virtualization

VCP-NV

Microsoft

2009 - 2016

Microsoft Certified Network Administrator

MCSA

Projects

  • GASCO DC and DR upgrade Project: Lead the Project for replacing all the Nexus 5010/5020 to Nexus 5596 in GASCO DC and DR to perform higher scalability and better performance.
  • GASCO-WIFI Project: Supervised for replacing all the Cisco Access points with Xirrus arrays including centralized management solutions for Guests and corporate users to access Internet.
  • GASCO HQ expansion Project: Planned, Designed and Deployed network access to Capital Plaza and provided new campus infrastructure by configuring new Routers, Core Switches, Access switches , Firewalls, Wireless AP’s and Controllers and integrated with GASCO MPLS through Etisalat.
  • Load Balancer Project: Replaced Cisco ACE with F5 BIG-IP LTM and migrated all the configurations with same VIP’s and rules.
  • WAN Optimization: Successfully implemented Riverbed Steelhead for WAN optimization and created the Encryption, Compression and Decryption rules for Backup and clustering.
  • LYNC Polycom Integration: Integrated Lync 2013 with Polycom RMX and created virtual meeting rooms to make video conferencing possible from Desktop PC’s
  • Coordinated for Migrating all the RBS MPLS connectivity to ADCB Network

Awards and Achievement

  • Best IT Network Engineer in Individual Contract role for 2012 from ADCB
  • Customer Champion in Technical Support Role from ICICI for 3 consecutive quarters in 2007

Personal Dossier

Nationality:                         Indian
Date of Birth:                      13th September 1985
Marital status:                     Married
Passport No:                        M5651677
UAE Driving License:          2079654              
Current Address:                 Electra Street, Abu Dhabi, UAE