Usamah Ridwan

Usamah Ridwan

Objective

A progressive career with a professional organization where my education & experience can be

utilized as resource for all kind of challenging jobs and can be put to optimum use, reaching set

goals and leading me to the zenith of my career.

Summary

• Exceptionally well organized person, strong work ethics and willingness to work hard to achieve company's objective.

• Continues education plans in technologies and major vender in the market.

• Maintain and develop personal and professional skills to achieve higher level of responsibility through volunteer involvements and engagements.

• Excellent written and verbal communication, listening, and strong presentation skills.

• Experienced IT troubleshooting & maintenance /Management Skills

• Ability to work effectively and add value as a team member.

• Demonstrated technical knowledge and consultative skills.

• Strong problem solving skills: ability to assess a problem and determine an effective course of action

Work History

Work History
Feb 2010 - Present

IP Engineer

Detcon Al Saudia LTD Co.

Team Lead for OCC-BS (Operations Coordination Center Back-Up Site) Replication

• Develops the scope of engineering work, schedules, and budgets for the assigned project

elements.

• Apply engineering knowledge and practice to lead large and complex projects.

• Responsible for providing leadership and management to a team of project clients to

complete the project within schedule, budget and technical quality guidelines.

• Responsible for coordination of all technical activities on assigned projects.

• Responsible for having an awareness of and ability to recognize technical problems.

• Designs, coordinates and communicates deliverables per Client and Company

specifications.

• Monitors progress to maintain schedules and budgets; identifies and documents change

scope.

• Assures quality control processes are followed and technical disciplines compliance on

projects.

Provides documentation associated with project (i.e. control of drawing packages, bid

package preparation, planning and scheduling).

• Develops technical specifications for materials and construction.

• Assists in development of Total Install cost estimates.

• Interacts with discipline leads to ensure compliance with project objectives and contract

requirements.

• Evaluates materials and construction bids.

• Manages and leads meetings, including bid presentation and opening meetings, technical

reviews, and Client meetings.

• Provides Client presentations to support engineering.

• Provides technical support during construction as required.

• Provide direction and/or mentor other engineers in managing their tasks.

• Exercise judgment and leadership while approaching projects and ensure that the project

aligns with long term vision.

• Responsible and accountable for the overall success of the project from start to finish

including quality of all deliverables.

• Coordinates the review and checking of engineering deliverables.

• Coordinates the efforts of engineering support groups and external resources such as

vendors, consultants and contractors.

• Complies with applicable regulations and Client guidelines for design, project

documentation and records

• Works effectively without direct supervision, interfaces with a variety of people and

manages competing demands, accepts criticism and constructive feedback while being

adaptable and flexible

• Delivers scope estimating and execution of all forms of consulting engineering including

on-site due diligence investigations, technology evaluations, report development and

writing of the report, cost and performance evaluations and recommendations

Aug 2006 - Aug 2009

Systems Engineer

Cisco Systems

As in this role responsibilities including :-

o Overachieved our team target for petrochemicals FY08

o Understand business requirements for customer base and be able to translate them into

technical requirements.

o Keep up-to-date on relevant competitive solutions and products.

o Provided specific solution/technology/product consulting, technical and customer

support.

o Perform technical presentations for customers, partners and prospects.

o Assist with the development of formal project proposals.

o Actively participate as a specialist on assigned Virtual Team and provides consultative

support in their area of specialization to other Systems Engineers, and mentor other junior systems engineers

o Demonstrated knowledge operating experience in the following areas of specialization:

VPN's, Security, QoS, Multi-Service (Voice and Video), Campus/MAN, and Wireless.

o Knowledge of relevant solutions sets, product line specifications, performance criteria

and applications.

Aug 2004 - Aug 2006

Systems Engineer

AXA Insurance

• Administered Citrix network and provided support for Windows.

• Resolved all problems related to the network.

• Troubleshoot the network for LAN and WAN that affects the working of the Citrix.

• Maintained the remote access system and the windows networking.

• Organized training programs for the Citrix administrators and end users.

• Analyzed the system and prepared the Citrix application according to the need of the user.

• A support and key figure for the branches around the gulf.

• Led installation, implementation, and the rollout of the new data base system based on

Oracle/Windows 2003 (CIRIS).

• Installed and maintained HP & Dell based servers.

• Configured Pix firewall and routers

• Automated lot of installations tasks (windows clients /software)

Education

Education
Sep 1998 - Jun 2004

BSc

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Skills

Skills

Presales

Cisco Networks

Certifications CCIE (Written) CCNP CCSP CCDP CCNA CCDA CCNA - Wireless CWNA   Skills & Products Catalyst 6500 Catalyst 4500 Catalyst 3750 Catalyst 3560 Catalyst 29xx 3900 Router 3800 Router 2900 Router 2800 Router 1900 Router 1800 Router Aironet 1520 Aironet 1500 Aironet 1250 Aironet 1240 Aironet 1140 Aironet 1130 WCS WLAN 7800 MCS UCM IP Phone ASA 5500 IPS FWSM NAC Appliance NAC Guest Server CSACS Digital Media Suite IOS