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Asif Irfan

Senior Network Engineer & Designer

Profileimage by Asif Irfan Senior Network Engineer & Designer from Lahore
  • 54000 Lahore Freelancer in
  • Graduation: not provided
  • Hourly-/Daily rates: not provided
  • Languages: Arabic (basic knowledge) | English (good)
  • Last update: 12.05.2014
Profileimage by Asif Irfan Senior Network Engineer & Designer from Lahore
Open Source Network Tools, CCIE R&S, Routing Protocols, Cisco, HSRP, Routers, Network Design, Data Center Architecture, Data Center Operations, Customer Account Management, IP Planning, Cisco ASR, Cisco Nexus, Cisco Technologies, Zenoss, Cisco UCS, Zenoss CSA, Zenoss Cloud Service Assurance, Data Center, Project Planning, IP, Networking, Cloud Computing, Switches, Firewalls, VMware, DNS, CRM, Open Source, Service Assurance, System Administration, Storage, CCNP, Group Policy, BGP, Troubleshooting, Solaris, DHCP, Microsoft Exchange, Storage Area Networks, MPLS, CCNA, Citrix, Pre-sales, OSPF, VPN, Servers, SIP, Windows Server, SAN
Team Leader Cloud Platform Operations
04.2013 - today
* Managing state of the art Cisco data center technologies including Nexus, UCS, storage
* Responsible for the data center operations running enterprise class cloud
* Planning for the installation of new cloud based products and equipment, and enhancement of existing products and equipment, in accordance with customer requirements
* Ongoing support to ensure smooth and efficient customer operations maximising customer satisfaction
* Management reporting
* Adherence and compliance to company\'s service delivery processes and methods
* Provide \"on-the-job\" training, guidance and assistance to the team whenever required to ensure overall competence in the company continually improves
Information Technology and Services
201-500 employees

Al-Moammar Information Systems
Senior Network Engineer & Presales
07.2012 - 04.2013
- Worked with prestigious customers in Data Center Architecture design and implementations using Cisco Nexus, Cisco UCS and Storage Networks with network virtualization implementations using VmWare solutions.

- Assisted Account Managers in Presales role with network design, BoQ preparation and technical discussions with customers.

- Provided network consultancy to customers when required including IP network optimization, IP troubleshooting and redesigning IP networks.
Information Technology and Services
201-500 employees

Network Expert
12.2011 - 06.2012
* Conducted data center security audits and reviews/analysis data and documents

* Member of CAB (Change Advisory Board) to ensure efficient controlling of changes related to network in live production services

* Consulted on a variety of Cisco networking solutions
1001-5000 employees

IT Matters Pvt. Ltd
Solutions Architect
01.2010 - 12.2011
Firm was a registered Cisco Partner providing systems integration services headquartered in Lahore, primarily working with UK & Africa based clients with collaboration of a UK based IT company in network infrastructure services.

* Helping customers with aligning business goals with technology deployment initiatives
* Incorporated (sole proprietorship) an Information and Technology services firm with the vision of providing the network services and business solutions to small to medium & large scale corporations
* Built a team of information technology professionals with wide range of skill sets
* Worked on number of projects and closely worked with sales team to brought in revenue as projected
Information Technology and Services
1-10 employees

Wateen Telecom
AM Engineering Program Management
06.2008 - 09.2009
* Worked with Head of Program Management who was responsible for the Program Management of entire engineering division
* Accountable for reporting of achievements of all Engineering Targets
* Responsible for Developing and Re-engineering Processes of Engineering Division
* Ensured that the technical project management strategy of Engineering is aligned with Project Management Methodology of Enterprise Office.
* Regularly assess assigned professional staff and ensure high employee morale of Engineering teams, compliance to company values and policies.
* Technical & strategic management of IP/Core projects that includes countrywide and Int\'l deployments.

TRG Customer Solutions
Project Manager & AM Network Infrastructure
10.2004 - 05.2008
* Visited US, successfully planned $1.0M electrical upgrades in US and Canada
* Directly worked with Vice President Technology and managed $10M spending on IT / Telecoms Infrastructure
* Designed and managed $225K IT Infrastructure of US based customer service center and successfully managed IT Operations with a team of 17 IT personnel using ITIL approach
* Successfully designed and upgraded company wide email system in US from an unmanaged and outsourced service to in-house, new Windows 2003 platform preventing the loss of even a single email that also minimized per mailbox cost from $20 to $8 and saved $18K annually
* Liaised with the IT Managers in other Int’l hubs and US to ensure strategic IT policy alignment, standardizing and trouble shooting
* Selected from Asia as the most suitable candidate to be trained at Align UAE on home-grown applications
* Recommended by Senior IT Management as IT Manager for TRG Philippines among peers

TRG, Pittsburgh, USA
Sr. Network Infrastructure Engineer
10.2004 - 05.2005
- Architecture, analysis, and systems design, and development of corporate technology solutions
- Deployment of Cisco equipment 3800 series routers, 2950 and 2948 switches, SIP based VOIP infrastructure for call center, CRM development & implementation, Win 2003 domain, 2004 ISA Server, MS DB Servers, Exchange 2003 & Collaboration tools including GPO
- Infrastructure setup, traffic engineering, bandwidth augmentation at TRG and customers i.e. adding E1, T1, DXX, ISDN PRIs and DSL
- Worked as Key Account Manager
- Multiple Servers providing various network services such as authentication & file (Windows 2000/2003), Mail (MS-Exchange 2000/2003), ISA, Networking (DNS, WINS, DHCP), Web (IIS, Java Web), Antivirus (Norton Antivirus Corporate Edition), Database (MS-SQL 2000), Disaster Recovery & Backup (VERITAS BE, NTBACKUP) on hardware platforms of Compaq Proliant ML-370 & ML-530 Servers, DL 380 cluster with MSA 600 storage, IBM Netfinity & x300 Series Servers
Information Technology and Services

ByeART Ventures - Dubai
Network Engineer
12.2002 - 05.2004
Headquartered in Sharjah, the primary services provided by the firm include ICT Management Consulting, Computing Infrastructure Management & Support Services, and Market Development Services

Worked for Sharjah Free Zone (SAIF Zone) with following responsibilities:

- Prepared a proposal for a state-of-the-art ICT complex in Sharjah
- Developed service level agreements (SLAs) for service providers and end users
- Coordination with vendors and service providers in UAE for custom ICT based solutions
- Conducted research on software methodologies
- Applied Digital Forensics in customer solutions using AI (neural networks) for Pakistan Govt
- Analyzed systems for development & implementation of Enterprise Management System for SAIF Zone
Information Technology and Services

Align Technology Inc - Pakistan
Network & Helpdesk Administration
07.2001 - 11.2002
- Provided support for Windows NT/2K/XP, MS Office, Visio, Project, AP550, EN, Presario 1700/Armada E500 notebooks
- Troubleshooting, configuration and optimization of LAN consisting of 350+ nodes
- Setup & administration of video conferencing between US, Dubai and Pakistan offices via Picture Tel 600 video conferencing units
- Installation, configuration and troubleshooting including disaster recovery and backup of Compaq ML370 & ML530 and IBM Netfinity 4500R and x300 series
- Configured and Administered Win NT/2000 Server on Compaq Proliant ML 530 and 370 server hardware
- Administered Norton Anti-virus Corporate Edition 7.6 over 300 nodes
- Provided support for JD Edwards users (client end) connected with Citrix Meta frames in US office
- Assisted Telecommunication Manager to install Nortel PBX
- General Knowledge: WiMAX, MPLS, Check Point Firewalls, Nortel PBX, VPNs, Linux, UNIX, Solaris, SAN, Clustering, SQL 7/2000, VOIP, Fiber Optic backbones, Juniper Routers, IPCC, IPT
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