Summary

A qualified and dynamic IT Infrastructure Professional with over 7 years of extensive hands-on experience in system & networking domain. Have worked under Multiple and Diverse Environment to solve the Issues for customers, on network & systems related Issues where the Resolution is to expected achieve within SLA. Primary focus is on systems & networking technologies with expertise in servers, routing, switching, Wireless and security with a good working knowledge of related technologies and architecture of the products. I am seeking to build on my decade’s experience in network and systems engineering roles as well as my strong work ethic and focus on technical problem-solving.

Skills

Skills
Operating systems

Microsoft Windows server 2003,2008,2012, XP, Vista, 7, 8,8.1,Suse & ReadHat Linux

Routers & Switches

Cisco(catalyst & Nexus), Juniper, HP(Comware and Procurve)

Wireless

HP, Cisco & Aruba

Firewalls

Cisco ASA , Juniper, Fortinet, HP UTM Appliance, PaloAlto, Checkpoint, Cyberoam, DELL SonicWALL Intelligent firewalls

Protocols & Services:

BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP, IP, RADIUS, PPP & L2TP, PPTP/IPSec/SSL, DNS and SMTP, FTP, HTTP, DHCP, TFTP, telnet, ssh, ICMP,SNMP, Multicasting and IPv6

Security and Software

Citrix Netscalers, Symantec, McAfee, Kaspersky

Virtualization

VMware, Hyper V

Certifications

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA - Routing and Switching)
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless (CCNA Wireless)
  • HP Master ASE - Network Infrastructure
  • HP ASE- Network Infrastructure (equivalent to CCNP)
  • HP ATP - FlexNetwork Solutions V3
  • HP Sales Certified - Networking [2013]
  • HP Accredited Platform Specialist (APS-Networking)
  • Cyberoam Certified Network & Security Professional-CCNSP

Work History

Work History
Jun 2015 - Present

Network Engineer

  • Providing presales and post-sales support for designing, implementing, supporting and managing networking and telecommunication infrastructure.
Jan 2013 - Mar 2015

Network & Systems Engineer

  • Provide professional Support for Symantec backup exec, veeam, Microsoft Products such as Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, RADIUS, Exchange 2007, 2010, 2013 and Hyper-V according to ITIL methodology.
  • Engaged in tasks of designing, implementing, supporting and managing networking and telecommunication infrastructure.
  • Managing, installation, Support and maintenance of LAN, WAN and Wireless network Using Cisco, HP Networking, Fortinet, Cyberoam & SonicWall Products.
  • Responsible for optimization of critical networks and systems utilized by cooperate customers in various locations in Qatar by planning, designing, and leading the execution of short- and long-term upgrade, expansion, and integration projects.
  • Involved in providing on-site support, change management, maintaining project coordination, reporting & documentation including analyse and isolate issues.
  • Supporting, troubleshooting, Root cause analysis & resolution of technical issues on the enterprise LAN, WLAN, VPN and MPLS network (hardware/software).
  • Administer desktop computers, printers, routers, switches, IP phones, smartphones, software deployment, security updates and patches

Network Engineer

  • Involved in the design and implementation of Network & Infrastructure solutions using HP & Cisco technologies.
  • Maintaining the accuracy and support including Active Directory/Exchange DHCP, DNS, Group Policy, SQL
  • Instrumental role in the deployment of LAN, WAN, VPN and Wireless Networks including Remote Access Solutions while providing end-to-end support for the same.
  • Writing Powershell scripts to automate recurring tasks to increase operation efficiency and Assists in the planning, design, documentation, and implementation of various systems to include desktop PC's, servers, network equipment, and software applications.
  • Handled complete accountability to configure, maintain and troubleshoot networks for premium corporate clients in the region.
  • Managed the configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting operations for Master Card and Visa Card Network Systems in Sri Lanka.
  • Provided technical support for Active Networking Components like Routers, Switches, Firewalls and Wireless Access Points of HP, 3Com, H3C and Cisco.
  • Managed the installation, configuration and troubleshooting of Total Call Center Solution and Aspect Ensemble Pro for Telecom Suppliers such as Etisalat, Lanka Bell, Suntell and Dialog.
  • Supported User Management including assigning privilege rights & access policies, reporting system operational status and handling routine preventive maintenance of hardware & software systems.

Education

Education

Projects

  • Yarra Valley Water-Australia Implementation of Fortinet SSO with AD polling using Forti Authenticator, Forti Manager & FortiGate 800C HA Cluster to authenticate more than 500 users.
  • Karmah Trading & Services Doha, Qatar: Migrate existing file Server to the new setup that include DL 380 Gen9 Server with HP Store Easy 1450 storage, loaded with Windows storage Server 2012 R2.
  •  W DOHA Hotel Qatar: Setup DL380 Servers and HP P2000 storage for Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V cluster and migrate existing physical machines to it.

  • Kempinski Luxury Hotels – Doha Qatar: Migrated entire Microsoft Infrastructure from Windows Server 2003 to 2008 R2 servers Migrated Active Directory Domain Controllers, DHCP, Printer and File servers

  • Queen Dental Khalifa Qatar: Design and implement total infrastructure solution Using Cisco ASA 5506-X,Cisco 1841, Cisco 2500 Series controller with 15+ Cisco Aironet 600access points and Cisco Catalyst 3850 & 2960 switches to provide services to over 200 users. Guest and staff access for wireless users using RADIS authentication with AD integration for staff users. QoS, ACLs, VLANs, VPN are some of technologies used to provide reliable services to the customer.

  • Qatar National Day: Implemented total LAN, WAN, VPN & WLAN for the national day event using two HP 8212zl Switches, 15+ HP 2920 Switches, two HP MSM 765zl wireless controllers with Teaming 70+ HP MSM 460 Access Points and two Fortinet 200D firewalls with HA Cluster. Leveraging Technologies like HA cluster configuration for Core Switches and Firewalls, Controller teaming, IPsec Tunnels, RADIUS Authentications & BYOD for wireless users.

  • Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel Network Project(Qatar):-Designed and implemented entire network infrastructure (Wired & Wireless) to provide services to more than 2000 users Using HP 8212zl Switches-02 no's, HP 2920 Switches -78 no's, HP MSM 775 controllers-08 no's, and over 900 HP MSM 425 AP's. VRRP, Multicasting, QoS, ACLs & MSM controller teaming technologies, VLANs, 802.1x Authentication are the sum of technologies used to provide unentrapped seamless services to the users.

  • Qatar Automobile Data Voice & Wireless Network Implementation: Design and implement Data, voice and Wireless solution Using 5500HI Core Switches, HP 5120 Edge Switches,HP710 Controllers & HP 425 Aps to provide services to more than 500 users. The solution interconnects3 remote locations with the Head Office network through MPLS. Rolled out the solution using HP IRF (Intelligent Resilient Framework), MPLS, VPN, ACLs, QoS, RADIUS & AD Authentication.

  • NBK (Nasser Bin Khaled) Holdings Data and Voice Network Implementation (Qatar). Designed, implemented and maintained the total solution using two HP10500 Core Switches, 30+ HP5800 & HP5120Switches to provide services to over 1000 users. Manage & Monitor the entire solution using HP IMC. The solution interconnects 25 remote locations with Head Office network through MPLS.HP IRF, L3 Switching, MPLS, Routing, Link Aggregation, Access Control lists, QoS, 802.1X Authentication are some of technologies used.

  • UNHCR Sri Lanka:-Implement the solution to connect 4 remote sites (Colobo, Vavuniya , Trincomalee & Batticaloa) to the MPLS network at head office in Geneva using Cisco 1800 series routers and cisco 2960 switches.

  •  University of Jaffna Networking Project (Sri Lanka): One of Largest Project of DMS Electronics had. Designed, implemented, manage the total solution using HP products including 5 Routers (MSR30-20, MSR20-20), 4 Core Switches (HP 7500), 4 HP SecPath U200A Firewalls and 94 HP 4210-PoE & HP 5120 EI L2/L3 Switches to provide services to over 2000 users. The solution interconnects 4 remote locations with Main University network through MPLS VPN. Managed and monitored the solution using HP IMC. Implemented protocols and technologies like IRF, VRRP, VLANs, QoS, MPLS and ACLs to provide secure reliable uninterrupted service to more than 2000 users

  • University of Colombo School of computing (Sri Lanka) Core switch migrated to Two HP 7503 switches. Implemented protocols and technologies like IRF, VLANs, QoS, MPLS and ACLs to provide secure reliable uninterrupted service to more than 1000 users.
  • People's leasing and Finance PLC Networking Project (Sri Lanka): Designed and implemented the complete network infrastructure HP Networking Solutions. Provided high availability security and quality service using VRRP, MSTP, IRF, VLANs, QoS and ACL to 500+ users. Managed and monitored the total solution using HP IMC. The solution consisted of 2 Core switches (HP 7502), 25 Layer 3 switches (HP 5500-EI & HP 5120-EI-PoE), 19 L2 (HP 1910) Switches and HP IMC.