KHURRAM SHAHZAD | Elance
 
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KHURRAM SHAHZAD

Microsoft/Cisco/Fortinet/Juniper/Linux/Hyper-V/ESX
   Saudi Arabia
  |   Yanbu, Al Madinah
  |  12:42 pm Local Time

Resume/C.V.

I am hard working and dedicated person. I would love to give my best to any task because I take it as a pride.

Over the last 9 years, I have applied myself as a Network & Infrastructure Professional. I hold multiple technical certifications in Cisco, Microsoft and Juniper, Fortinet.

Experienced in providing remote support for Routing & switching, tunneling, Unified Communication, Microsoft, RHEL4/5/6, CenOS5/6, Ubuntu6-12, Open source and security solutions.

Implementation of:- Fortinet, Cisco, Juniper, Netflow, Asterisk, Freepbx, Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange Server, Clustering, HyperV, EXSi, Vmware, HP Blade Servers, hp SAN Storage.

I look forward to do great business with you. You can reach me via skype (khurramshahzad1142) or IM should you need to discuss further work you require.
Service Description
Certifications
FCNSP
FORTINET CERTIFIED NETWORK SECURITY PROFESSIONAL
Awarded: 2012
FCNSA
FORTINET CERTIFIED NETWORK SECURITY ADMINISTRATOR
Awarded: 2011
PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
PMP (PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL )
Awarded: 2011
CCNP
CISCO CERTIFIED NETWORK PROFESSIONAL
Awarded: 2010
CCNA
Cisco Certified Network Associate
Awarded: 2009
Education
University of South Asia
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
1997 - 2005
The University of Lahore
Master in Computer Science
2001 - 2004
Employment
Arabian United Float Glass Company, Yanbu KSA.
Data Center Incharge
2012 - Present
Excellent supervision capabilities of all related technical staff and liaison for all contract related issues. Plays the lead role in developing budgets and plans for future upgrades and the type of software used in the center. This includes operating systems, email & internet systems, Databases, Storage & backup solutions and enterprise servers & connectivity. Make sure full Reliability with highest possible efficiency and ensuring a stable service delivery, system uptime 24/7 and proactive as well as reactive support. Install, maintain, monitor, analyze, and troubleshoot data center equipment and software in support of data center operations. Support production operations environment including multiple servers, networking, batch processing, backup and related activities. Carries out assignments requiring the development of new improved techniques and solutions related to support all operating computer systems and services running at the data center. Must work diligently to implement security and data recovery options in the development of their technology plans. Provides support for Windows-based or Linux-based systems and related application software. Develops effective problem resolution procedures related to data center computer systems and application software. Maintains a broad knowledge of current and emerging state-of-the-art computer technologies, architectures, and products. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as assigned. Increase responsiveness and productivity to your business needs. Provide Effective and efficient IT Service Management. Simplify the IT Infrastructure with improved reliability and less complexity. Help and avoid the costs and challenges of managing company own IT environments. Provide excellent communication and presentation skills.
Tameer Micro Finance Bank Limited, lahore Pakistan
Manager IT Infrastructure - North
2011 - 2012
Manage the provisioning of IT Support on going operation for North region including (Punjab, NWFP). Make sure full Reliability with highest possible efficiency and ensuring a stable service delivery, system uptime 24/7 and proactive as well as reactive support. Manage and administrate the complete IT Systems, communication and network infrastructure of the region by directing/managing the support team leads and support officer as required. Ongoing operational and Maintenance activities including backup, restore, upgrade and change to be performed in a timely manner with minimal business impact. Overseeing troubleshooting, and provide expert support when required. Ensure that all operating system and servers and software are up-to-date and patched. Work as required with project related teams to implement it operation, new systems and follow the instructions of HOD. Performing task assigned by the HOD. Interacting with branches and operation managers to ensure support provisioning to resolve IT related issues and provide solutions in a timely manner. Oversee regional vendor relationship and coordinate with regional procurement staff for the purchase of hardware and software products. Overseeing the team memberís performance and expense report in conscientious and timely manner. Reviewing the status reports of team memberís performance and addressing the concerned issues as appropriate. Managing the delivery of IT related training which are provided by the bank or any third party services. Co-managing the responsibilities of the regional Data center that acts as a DR for the primary data center. Managing and assisting where required in the planning and implementation of additions, deletions and major modifications to the existing regional IT Infrastructure. Oversee all the help desk activities at the regional level. Ensure the implementation of Bank IT policies. Performing research and evaluation where required. Provide excellent communication and presentation skills.
Trust Investment Bank Limited, Lahore Pakistan.
Assistant IT Manager
2009 - 2011
Administrate the NOC (Network Operation Center) operations of corporate bank. Make sure full Reliability and 24/7 network up and provide full disaster recover plane. Ongoing operational and Maintenance activities including backup, restore, upgrade and change to be performed in a timely manner with minimal business impact. Installation, Configuration, Maintenance and hardware troubleshooting server side in different branded Machines like IBM x-series & i-series, HS/PS blade Servers, Sun Micro Server like Fire X2100, Fire X4200 Servers, Physically 19 servers working and virtually 45 servers are installed with VMWare Sphere 4.0. Work through VMWare Sphere / ESXi V4.0 / 7.0 Workstation installation and backup and management knowledge. Access list defining and Implementation for traffic routing from head office to branch offices. Backup router on weekly bases and Make sure high availability of network. Manage Active Directory 2003 Services and features for domain on both office and with networks, directory services and managing Domain controllers. Manage and oversee all aspects of administration and management including, operational procedures, technical specifications, disaster recovery plans, system backup schedules and safety and quality plans. Handling Servers Machines like Domain controller, squid Proxy Server, Mail server, Database Servers, Oracle ERP Servers, Application & File Server. Backup of all Server Machine to secure the data on DVDíS. Managing Internet Security / Firewall & Care WAN link. Look for potential vulnerabilities in our loaded IOS and keep all devices with latest firmware. Administration, configuration and Support for in-house build oracle ERP for bank and its remote branches Handling bank networking infrastructure on Cisco Routers 1800/2800Series, 2950Series switches, by Cisco Network assistant. Define new network ACL polices on requirement. Analyze, troubleshoot and investigate security related information system anomalies based on security plate form reporting, logs files, network traffic and security alerts. Continually review and further develop the IT strategy and business direction. Ensure continuous availability of data network and servers infrastructure service. Further develop the solution for the possible re-introduction of a complete IT/AV operation and maintenance team. Manage IT helpdesk Support team to provide user support regarding there problems. Manage and Plan Budget and Resources and find new needs for IT department. Looking after IT activities related to Hardware, Software & Networking. Network Expansion Layout scheme Design, Installation and Configuration, Trouble Shooting of LAN & Computer Hardware. Purchasing of all sort of hardware like Server Machine, System and Network printers, Router, Switches, Cisco, Allied Telesyn, 3COM. IT Audit detail preparation and support. Also Subordinate the Head IT. Provide excellent communication and presentation skills.
octOpus Advertising LLC Dubai UAE.
Network Infrastructure Engineer
2009 - 2009
Redesign company infrastructure by Installation, configuration and maintenance of Active directory (AD) with company approved structure with help of DNS, DHCP, and WINS with complete migration on New Dell servers. Site to Site VPN connectivity both offices for mail routing and Data access. SSL VPN configuration for remote uses so they can remotely access mail and office data. Access updates data for presentations and portfolio. Change old Servers with new server including domain migration and data shifting. Manage Active Directory 2003 Services and features for domain on both office and with networks, directory services and managing Domain controllers. Administrations overall Network of more than 100+ nodes in octopus on two different site offices in Dubai. Define policies and security principles for users, groups and computer accounts, Define folder sharing access. Remotely management of servers with Microsoft Management Console (MMC) and Administration. Handling Servers Machines like Domain controller, Mail server, Database Server, Application & File Server. Backup of all Server Machine to secure the data on tapes. Managing Internet Security / Firewall & Care WAN link. Manage IT helpdesk Support team to provide user support regarding there problems. Manage and Plan Budget and Resources and find new needs for IT department. Looking after IT activities related to Hardware, Software & Networking Network Expansion Layout scheme Design, Installation and Configuration, Trouble Shooting of LAN & Computer Hardware Email configuration, troubleshooting through Microsoft Outlook & Outlook express. Purchasing of all sort of hardware like Server Machine, System and Network printers, Router, Switches, hubs of Cisco, 3COM. Subordinate the In-charge IT Director. Provide excellent communication and presentation skills.
Integrated Business Technologies, DIC, Dubai, UAE.
Network Engineer / IT Consultant
2008 - 2009
Develops detailed network specifications and adheres to standards in support of new project scope work. Develops and recommends strategies for network growth, security, and enhancements by maximizing functionality of network equipment such as routers, bridges, gateways, switches, concentrators, and hubs. Interfaces with vendors and suppliers to ensure adequate delivery and maintenance of equipment and services. Performs network analysis and capacity planning and testing for organization's LAN/WAN environment. Designs, installs, and tests network topologies to support Internet and other data transport channels. Project Reporting to IT Director and update him project changes and progress. Manage and conduct meeting with customer project manager for project change plans. Designs, installs and troubleshoots IP based LANs/WANs and IP- based routing and bridging solutions with firewall like Juniper / FortiNet. Performs routine and emergency maintenance of equipment. Provides network performance monitoring and analysis. Analyzes and evaluates LAN/WAN changes, additions and reconfigurations. Contributes to development and administration of network backup and recovery plan to maintain LAN/WAN network systems operation. Identifies and corrects faults and provides resolution of complex problem tickets escalated from the help desk. Leads network projects by recommending solutions to network strategy and security issues, as well as providing network-engineering solutions/options for the organization. Responsible for the supervision of junior network engineers on projects and act as coordinator on assigned projects. Site survey and make proposal for IT infrastructure design and implementation. Design, installation and commissioning of Local Area Networks (LAN) with hp ProCurve manage switches like 2600/2800/3500/4200/5400 series. Installation and configuration of wireless Access points and radio ports like hp ProCurve. Providing State of the art solutions/ conduct presentation at customer sites for new project requirements. Installation and configuration VPN like IPSec and SSL, Access list, firewall polices on Client requirement on juniper and FortiNet firewalls. Installation, Configuring, Maintenance & troubleshoot of hp Servers like DL360G5, DL380G4-G5 with Windows 2008 / 2003 /2000 standard & Enterprise edition, in different Topologies. Installation, Configure hp storage server P2000/MSA array system with fiber channel switch. Provide excellent communication and presentation skills.
CANCAN IT Solutions LLC, Dubai UAE.
Network Engineer / In-charge IT Operations
2007 - 2008
Handling all IT Operations including like Manage new upcoming Networking Projects BOQ, resources gathering, assign different tasks to subordinates, Clients Support. Take reports on different issues and manage team. Network Project Management Planning (PMP) like Survey, Design, and Documentation in Boson Net-Sim, MS VISIO, MS WORD and MS EXCEL. Project Costing, Resource gathering and Team building. Supervision of Networking Projects, take decision on different issues. Physical Cabling layout designing and installation Supervised on physical lying of cable & Duck-ting. Cable Testing and troubleshooting. Installation, Configuration, Maintenance and hardware troubleshooting in different branded Machines like IBM XEON Server, eSeries Servers, Net Finity 3000 / 3500 series Servers, IBM Notebooks, IBM Desktop Systems, HP Compaq Proliant servers and Desktop Systems and Notebooks. Installation, Configuring, Maintenance & troubleshoot Of Windows 2003 Servers / Windows 2000 Server / Windows XP/ Windows 2000/Window NT /Win98 Base Network, In different Topologies. Installation & Configuration of VisNetic Mail server / Exchange Server 2000/2003. File / Web / Mail Server Administrator by Win Proxy, M Daemon in WinNT / 2000. Management and Installation of Software and Hardware interface including Modems, Network Cards, Multimedia Projects, Scanners, CD-Writers, Backup drives, etc. Provide technical support to different companies on contract like DPA, Grooming Company, Padialite Chemicals, etc. IP Addressing & Sub netting. Troubleshooting, Maintain, Implementation & Configuration. Full knowledge about all categories of CAT5 & CAT6 Cables. FortiNet Firewall solution, VPN connectivity, wireless networking Solutions. Citrix Installation, implementation and testing. Provide excellent presentation and communication skills.
Descon Engineering Pvt Ltd, Lahore Pakistan.
Network / System Administrator
2004 - 2007
Administrate 300+ node network with Windows server 2003/2000 Active directory services, Cisco routers & switches with squid proxy internet server. Define policies and security principles for users, groups and computer accounts, Define folder sharing access. Handling Servers Machines like Domain controller, Database server, SMART Server, ACCPAC Server, Application & File Server. Backup of all Server Machine to secure the data on tapes. Managing Internet Services with squid proxy server define ACL for users and Care WAN link. Manage IT helpdesk Support team to provide user support regarding there problems. Configure Cisco 2500, 2601Series Routers and 2950, 2960Series switches. Manage and Plan Budget and Resources and find new needs for IT department. Provide Support to project Sites. Network Expansion Layout scheme Design, Installation and Configuration, Trouble Shooting of LAN & Computer Hardware Installation of ERP software like ACCPAC, SMART, GDMS etc for users and troubleshooting problems. Email configuration, troubleshooting through Microsoft Outlook & Outlook express. Providing support related to all matters related to IT Department. Investigate user problems, identify their source, determine possible solutions, test and implement solutions. Install, configure, and maintain personal computers, file servers, Ethernet networks, network cabling, and other related equipment, devices, and systems, adds or upgrades and configures modems, disk drives, data acquisition boards, CD ROM units, printers, and related equipment. Purchasing of all sort of hardware like Server Machine, System and Network printers. Purchasing of Networking Equipment like Router, Switches, hubs of Cisco, 3COM. Purchase and Implement the secure wireless network and with effective handover features like Roaming with LINKSYS devices. Subordinate the In-charge IT. Provide excellent communication and presentation skills.
ABM INFO Tech Pvt Ltd, Lahore Pakistan.
Network / System Engineer
2003 - 2004
Support Habib bank pakistan project for whole north side. work on IBM server with Unix Operating System.
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