Darren Willie | Elance
Last Sign-in: Nov 16, 2012

Darren Willie

Enterprise Architect - Network Services & VoIP
   United States
  |  11:57 pm Local Time


Cisco Systems Routers and Switches, Firewalls, Adaptive Security Appliance, VPN Tunnels, QoS Service Policies, Policy Based Routing, WCCP, Citrix Netscaler Access Gateways, Nexus 7000/5000/2000, Tunneling protocols, VoIP and other technologies as needed.

Results-oriented Information Technology Project Architect with 18 years of planning, developing and implementing, state of the art information solutions looking to facilitate strategic growth through technological advances.

Integration, and solutions architecture using Cisco Systems Routing, Switching, and Security products. Expert cross-level communicator with superb interpersonal skills; ability to interact with individuals at all levels and cultures.
Service Description
I have performed LAN/WAN design and implementation projects for Fortune 500 companies all across the United States and Europe, including FOXSports Network, Nielsen Media, WorldCom, Verizon, Sprint, and Daimler AG (Daimler Trucks North America, Thomas Built Buses, and Daimler Bus), New Breed Logistics, and B/E Aerospace. Work includes project planning, implementation of Cisco switches and routers, Cisco Call Manager, Unified Messaging Environments with Exchange 2003 and Active Directory, Cisco PIX Firewalls and Cisco ASA w Intrusion Detection Modules (IDS).

Managed the design, planning, and implementation of multi-million dollar state of the art manufacturing facilities infrastructure using Cisco Catalyst 3550 3560 6500 series switches, 2800/3800 series routers, Cisco PIX Firewalls and Cisco ASA Firewalls with IDS, completed ahead of schedule and on budget.

Managed, researched, planned and implemented Unified Communications environment replacing Nortel Meridian 1 PBX with Cisco Systems CUCM, resulting in reduced maintenance costs while introducing communication system providing call center and collaboration capabilities.

Lead a highly effective team raising support standards/performance utilizing ITIL framework; results increased SLA team performance/efficiencies allowing for training and preventative maintenance opportunities.

Achieved system uptime target goals identifying/tracking high risk areas, implementing contingency plans and risk mitigation, through proof of concept technical/architectural prototyping, and maintaining constant communication with stakeholders/team members.

Reduced Cost by implementing a scalable route/switching and converged network infrastructure environment.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Certified Voice Associate
Awarded: 2009
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Certified Network Professional
Awarded: 2005
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Cisco Certified Network Associate
Awarded: 2004
The University of Phoenix
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration
2003 - 2007
B/E Aerospace, Inc.
Sr. Network Architect
2012 - Present
Oversight of Nexus Data Center Migration, installation and configuration of Nexus 7009, Nexus 5000, and Nexus 2200 Fabric Switching and vDC's associated. Installation and Troubleshooting of Cisco ASR's, 2900/3900 series routers, ASA Firewalls, Site-to-Site VPN Tunnels.
New Breed Logistics
Sr. Network Engineer
2011 - 2012
Senior Implementation Engineer installation and configuration of Cisco 2900/3900 series routers configured in a Multi-homed BGP MPLS networks, Cisco 6509 Dual Core environments providing HSRP redundancy and high availability to the LAN. Implemented Rapid Spanning-Tree 802.1w 802.1w, EIGRP, BGP RFC4271, QoS RFC2597/RFC2598.
Electronic Data Systems Corporation
Network Architect
2005 - 2011
Overall Responsibility of Enterprise Operations in networking, telephony, and security at Thomas Built Buses, a subsidiary of Daimler AG; includes initial project proposal, project planning, and design through implementation. Managed corporate redesign of multi-million dollar manufacturing infrastructure, converting fiber distribution in support of Gigabit Ethernet Standards, planned and design new distribution facilities in support of shop floor portal stations, and inventory tracking. Managed Corporate enterprise forklift migration of network architecture from a 2-tier collapsed hybrid core design to a Cisco 3-Tier Layered distributed model, including Cisco Systems Dual 6509 Sup720 Routed Core operating in native mode, EIGRP & OSPF Distributed Routing with QoS, 30+ VLAN, Spanning-Tree PVST+ environment with distributed systems architecture. Deployed Cisco 3750 stackable distribution layer switches, and 3560/3550 access layer switches. Performed project management and oversight of corporate IP telephony migration from Nortel Meridian 1 PBX systems to Voice over IP. Deployment of Cisco Systems Unified Communications Manager with Unified Messaging Integration of Active Directory 2003 and Microsoft Exchange 2003. Deployed Differentiated Services Compliant QoS policies throughout the environment in order to support a converged IP network consisting of IP Voice, IP Video, and Data. Managed and performed corporate security systems migration from Cisco PIX OS 6.(3) to Cisco Systems Applied Security Appliances (ASA) 5520's with Intrusion Protection Systems modules, complete with VPN support. Managed and performed Thomas Built Buses Corporate Wireless Infrastructure migration to LWAPP environment. Introduced Cisco Lightweight Access Protocol Controllers to manage the deployment and growth of the wireless infrastructure in support of inventory management processes, and data testing on the finished product. Migrated Corporate Wide Area Network from Frame Relay to Daimler Global Multi-Protocol Label Switching network using Cisco 2821 Routers.
Paradyne Networks
Global Solutions Consultant
1999 - 2002
Responsible for support, training, and consultation to RBOC Network Operations Engineers, in support of customers using Traditional Digital Signaling, Frame Relay, and ATM as a wide area communications platform. Includes design, configuration, and installation of Cisco Routers (EIGRP, OSPF, BGP), Cisco Switches (6509, 4500, 3550, 3560, 3750), CSU/DSU, ESF/B8ZS, DS3, HSSI, B3ZS/C-bit Parity implementations. Provided Technical Consultation on Paradyne Product Portfolio for MCI WorldCom, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, Quest Communications, SBC and other CLEC and RBOC Telecommunications companies. Design, Configuration, and implementation to telecommunications customers including Fortune 100 companies Nielsen Media, FOXSports, and PriceWaterhouseCooper. Supported the design and certification of MCI WorldCom's Smart Frame Relay service offerings including Paradyne Networks, ADC Kentrox, and Visual Networks equipment.
Paradyne Networks
Instructional Technologist
1998 - 1999
Responsible for developing course syllabus, outline, and training materials on TCP/IP Routing, Switching, Frame Relay, Asynchronous Transfer Mode, and Digital Signaling Interfaces; in support of Lucent Technologies, AVAYA, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, SBC Telecom, BellSouth, Bell Canada, Raytheon, Tech Data Corporation, and other customers of Paradyne. Host Speaker and Technology Specialist for Paradyne / NetScout Broadband Forums hosting over 300+ people per event in U.S. tour consisting of 28 Major Cities. Event promoted the value added features of performance monitoring, and engineering of Frame Relay used as a Wide Area Network Access Solution. Designed and developed course materials on Frame Relay Technologies in accordance with IETF RFC 1490, ITU Annex-A, IEEE Annex-D, GoF Industry Standards. Instructed students in courses covering Frame Relay Encapsulation studies, LMI protocol advertisements, status enquiries, UNI Interfaces, NNI Interfaces, and Cisco Router configuration and show commands in support of configuration and troubleshooting Frame Relay environments. Designed and developed course materials on Frame Relay to ATM Service Interworking in accordance with IETF RFC 1483, FRF.8, FRF11, FRF13, & FRF.16. Instructed students in courses covering ATM Cell Format, VCC [VPI/VCI], ATM Adaptation Layer 5 (AAL5), ILMI protocol operations, PCR, SCR, MCR; Service Categories CBR, VBR-RT, VBR-NRT, ABR, and UBR. High Speed Serial Interaces (HSSI), and Cisco Router configuration and show commands in support of configuration and troubleshooting ATM environments. Designed and developed course materials for DS3 Signaling and Interfaces courses. Instructed students in courses covering DDS through DS3 technologies, focusing on the development of the M13 block format of DS3 framing format. In depth technical focus on B3ZS framing and C-bit Parity Line encoding.
Tech Data Corporation
Systems Engineer
1996 - 1998
Provided systems engineering support for Tech Data customers on Wide Area Network Technologies and Paradyne products distributed through Tech Data. Developed Tech Data course materials for training sales and technical staff on technologies and Paradyne Networks product portfolio.
United States Army
Secure Cryptographic Radio Technician
1991 - 1995
Payment Terms
Payment terms are negotiable and will be determined by the project request proposal process.
Pat Erickson
Thomas Built Buses, CIO Thomas Built Buses
*** http://www.linkedin.com/in/dswillieus *** Full Voice over IP project, CUCM Cluster, extension mobility, Dual Redundant VoIP Gateways, 4 PRI, Unity voicemail, Unified Messaging integration with Active Directory and Microsoft Exchange 2003.
Darren Willie | Elance

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