Cisco Network Engineer
Currently working as a Cisco Network Specialist in a NOC environment, troubleshooting BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, VLANs, HSRP, VRRP, GLBP dealing with layer1 and layer 2 problems and upgrading IOS. Working with various European branches of one of the UKs leading high street bank, both independently and within small teams of engineers responsible for maintaining and upgrading multi-site IT networking systems and installing VOIP. Working in various locations in US and Canada performing Hardware Refresh (Updating Multilayer switches) and installing new access points or upgrading the existing ones.
- Performed Site surveys in Data Centres and Office Buildings in UK, Ireland, Canada, Norway, Denmark, Germany and Gibraltar.
- Performed Site Surveys across UK prior to WI FI installations for O2.
- Have been installing mainly 1900, 2900 and 3900 series of Cisco routers, 2960 and 3560 Cisco Catalyst switches and various Cisco phones in retail bank branches and bank Business Centre offices in UK, Ireland, Italy and Poland; troubleshooting mainly BGP connectivity issues; configuring and troubleshooting VOIP phones and decommissioning the legacy devices by performing password recovery and wiping off the data in Flash.
- Worked in various US sites of one of Germany's leading firm SIEMENS; I completed Field Engineers' site surveys by remotely connecting to the Cisco equipment and have filled out the details on excel sheet and finished with drawing the existing network design in Visio. Upgraded the Cisco Catalyst Multilayer switches by travelling across US, upgraded the IOS, pushed in the new configs and troubleshot if anything went wrong. Converted the existing wireless access points from Autonomous to Lightweight system.
- Currently working in Germany's leading finance firm offices across Europe; performing routine installations of Cisco 6500, 4500, 3560 series of switches, Voice Gateways, 3900 series of routers, upgrading Supervisor Engines of mainly 4500 series switches by backing up existing configs then replacing them with brand new ones, pushing in new configs, troubleshooting connectivity and decommissioning the legacy equipment.