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Work Experience


  • EagleView/Pictometry: Network Engineer (May 2016 - Present)
    • Support high availability corporate and production networks for 3 data centers and 3 remote sites
      • Hardware: Cisco ASR’s, Nexus 6k’s, 5k’s, 2k FEX, 4500’s, 3750’s, 3850’s, 2960S, 2960X, Cisco WLC 8510 & 2504, Engenius EAP600, Palo Alto 200’s & 3020’s, H3C S5810
      • Routing: IPv6, BGP, BFD, EIGRP, OSPF, VPN, IP SLA, VRF’s, route maps, and floating static
      • Wireless: Fix channel width and channel planning issues, redesign RADIUS authentication to differentiate BYOD vs. corporate assets with Windows NPS attributes
      • Palo Alto: Upgrades, SSL decryption, user identity, policy rules, QoS, PBF, custom threat alerting, vulnerability exceptions, GlobalProtect gateways (1 with machine authentication)
      • Security: RADIUS/AD authentication on all network devices, review firewall threat alerts and take action
      • Monitoring: Solarwinds, NetFlow analysis, custom syslog-ng server, custom PHP/SNMP scripts pulling data from QoS classes on multiple ASR’s and graphing in Cacti
      • Evaluate new network/security products: SIEM cloud solutions, Riverbed WAN acceleration, SDN (Cisco IWAN, Peplink, Silver Peak), Palo Alto traps
      • Miscellaneous: Custom SDN PHP/SNMP script to adjust QoS classes based on bandwidth demands, add Avocent console servers, help with PC networking and security issues where needed

  • Ronco Communications: Network Engineer 2 (August 2012 – May 2016)
    • Integrate network technologies into SMB and enterprise environments
      • Successfully complete infrastructure overhauls, device upgrades/replacements, and new additions
    • Heavy infrastructure inter-op
      • Cisco Nexus, chassis solutions, edge switches (Stacked and single), routers, autonomous AP’s
      • Avaya ERS (Chassis, stacked, and single)
      • HP/H3C switches and wireless
      • Adtran routers and switches
      • Juniper switches
      • Netgear switches
    • Senior Ronco Aerohive Engineer
      • Work with Ronco internal, SMB and large enterprise customers to remotely implement complex wireless designs (High density design, channel planning, roaming optimization, AD integrated RADIUS authentication, GPO for domain machines, BYOD, secure guest access, QoS, firewall configuration, application monitoring and filtering, L2 and L3 VPN, and multiple OS device support)
      • Create custom PHP interface to retrieve better event logging and filtering
      • Create PHP scripts to reduce configuration time
    • Lead network assessment engineer
      • Consolidate PHP scripts from previous employment and open source tools to create a network discovery, reporting and monitoring toolset used in SMB and enterprise environments
      • Discover topology/design, configuration issues, document all findings, and provide recommendations
      • Traffic analysis and stress testing using NetFlow, SNMP tools, iperf and other open source tools
      • Created custom Debian and Ubuntu Linux images on low end hardware for remote access and network analysis at customer sites using TeamViewer and Hamachi
    • R&D networking lead
      • Identify, research, test and document networking products for use on the Ronco internal network, customer networks, and troubleshooting/analysis
    • Miscellaneous tasks
      • Team leader role: Train new network engineers and sales engineers
      • QoS LAN/WAN configuration, verification and testing with NetIQ and custom packet captures

  • Ronco Communications: Data Technician (April 2012 – August 2012)
    • Data cabling for large office space under construction
    • Cisco QoS training
    • CCNA voice training

  • Wegmans Food Markets: Overnight Network Technician (June 2010 - April 2012)
    • Remotely support Cisco infrastructure for 80+ stores, warehouses, 3 datacenters, and corporate residences
      • Manage, configure and upgrade 2800 series routers, 3550 switches, 3750 switches and switch stacks, 6500 series switches, 4400 series WLC's, 1200 series Autonomous AP's, Cisco VoIP Phones
    • Monitor, test, troubleshoot and work with vendors on primary and backup data connections
      • MPLS, Broadband, Frame Relay, ISDN, Cellular
    • Solarwinds
      • Re-document and update network diagrams for stores, warehouses, and datacenters
      • Add, remove, manage and monitor Cisco nodes and interfaces for problems
      • Write custom SQL reports and policy reports to find configuration issues
      • Write, test and implement automated configuration changes
    • Projects
      • Move all switches to Rapid PVST and fix other spanning tree issues
      • Fix HSRP configuration issues at warehouses and data centers
      • Add redundant 3750 switch stack to command center
      • Remotely upgrade Cisco switch and router IOS at all stores
      • Harden Cisco IOS security and assist in banking ACL creation and troubleshooting
    • Custom scripting (PHP on Ubuntu Server with Apache)
      • Write custom PHP scripts for network monitoring
      • Write PHP script to use XML output from QRadar logs and convert to original log
      • Write PHP scripts to use output from Cisco devices and automate configuration changes
    • Miscellaneous duties
      • Troubleshoot bandwidth issues using NetQoS monitoring
      • Routing and backup VPN troubleshooting
      • Test and fix dial-in console connections through store Digi PortServer's

  • Xerox: Senior Technician/Network Technician (April 2010 - June 2010)
    • Maintain test lab
      • Configure and manage Cisco 4605 switch
      • Update and cleanup Windows Active Directory, file, mail, and DNS servers
      • Manage Certificate Authority and integrate with card swipe features on printers
      • Manage IBM SAN and VMware ESXi that stores VM’s on the SAN
      • Created custom web-based Linux DHCP server to modify DHCP server reservations and settings
    • Test features and performance for in-development printers

  • Internship at SUNY Alfred State College (December 2009 - April 2010)
    • Linux projects
      • Fixed and reconfigured a broken failover Linux ISC DHCP server
      • Create custom kernel for transparent squid caching device with TProxy to save internet bandwidth
    • Networking projects
      • Research and help choose replacement WAN bandwidth management appliance
      • Trace down spanning tree configuration that shut down VLAN’s in an academic building
    • PHP scripting
      • Write web interface for existing Linux NAC
      • Write script to get custom user bandwidth stats from Palo Alto firewall
      • Write script to detect wireless users stealing IP addresses from other users

  • Help Desk Student Technician and Team Leader at SUNY Alfred State College (May 2007 - April 2010)
    • Support 3500+ students, faculty, and staff with computer related problems including but not limited to:
      • PC software installation, configuration, and troubleshooting
      • Network connectivity (Wired, wireless, and VPN)
      • Malware/virus removal
      • Email setup, configuration and troubleshooting
      • Printing problems
      • Support for Windows 2000 through Windows 7, Ubuntu and Fedora Core Linux, Mac OSX & Leopard
      • Microsoft Office support
      • Desktop and laptop hardware support and troubleshooting
      • Mobile device support (Windows and Apple)
      • Gaming systems support (XBOX, PlayStation, Wii, PSP, etc.)
      • User training and education
    • Summer cabling and wireless projects
    • Thin client server configuration and client installation (Summer 2007)

Education



Certifications and Training


  • CCNP Route 300-101 training (8/22/16 - 8/26/16)
  • Xirrus wireless training
  • Ciena Carrier Ethernet Associate Certification (11/3/2014)
  • OSHA Construction Outreach Course (07/29/2014)
  • Palo Alto Firewall Accredited Configuration Engineer (09/2013)
  • Aerohive Certified WLAN Professional (02/2013)
  • Avaya SPB Training
  • Avaya Networking Boot Camp
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (05/13/2011 and 11/13/2014)
  • Cisco Call Manager Basics
  • QRadar Training

Technical Skills and Hobbies


  • Cisco UC520 home install with 7960/7961 phones and SIP service through net2phone
  • Self-taught PHP and MySQL. Wrote multiple websites Apache and IIS.
  • NAC Systems
  • Mikrotik routers
  • GNS3 and Cisco IOU
  • Ubiquiti AP’s
  • DD-WRT open source SOHO router firmware
  • Secure remote access software (SSH port forwarding, TeamViewer, LogMeIn, Hamachi, SSL and other VPN’s)
  • VMware and VirtualBox
  • Bandwidth management and monitoring software and technologies (SNMP, NetFlow, etc)
  • Backup and file synchronization technologies (ViceVersa, unison, rsync)
  • Mobile device optimization with custom software (Android, iPod Touch/iPhone/iPad, GPS, Windows mobile phones)
  • Web, Linux, Cisco, and wireless specialist member of an 8 person team competing in the 2010 Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NECCDC) at the University of Maine

Other Hobbies


  • DIY projects on my house
  • Walking my 2 beagles
  • Skiing
  • Traveling and trying new foods
  • Fish tanks (African Cichlids)