I am a dynamic Information Technology Professional with progressive experience in systems administration, network security, and project management. Skilled IT Manager and Project Leader with broad knowledge and success in managing server infrastructures and data-center operations in a range of IT environments. Known for managing risk Assessment and vulnerability scanning of Infrastructure (OS, Systems, Sever, and Networks etc.). Establishes security operations and manage via implementation and effective use of required tools (SIEM, CMS etc.). Led network security monitoring and assessment using various tools and contributes in Information Security SOPs/Guidelines development and maintenance.
Proven ability to create and deliver solutions tied to business growth and organizational development, as well as effectively plans, installs and configures IT infrastructures to achieve high availability and performance. Expert in Working closely with the infrastructure and business teams to identify and arrange for deployment of appropriate policy creation and development of compensating controls to address security and risk gaps in IT systems.
My key skills includes Network and Telecommunications Design and Implementation, Knowledge of Network Standards & Protocols, Productivity Improvement, Security / Strategic IT Solutions, Systems Network / Optimization, Problem Resolution / Troubleshooting, User Training & Development, New Technologies / Networking, Client Relationship Management
My professional background and great industrial exposure coupled with an excellent track record makes me an ideal candidate for executive roles. As such I would welcome a discussion regarding opportunities with your organization that fit my background.
Served as a resource in all efforts to manage all NOC routine activities like health checks of devices and escalation, follow up the issues, communicate with other departments teams, also performed Network Audits as per IS team instruction.
Exercised hands-on approach to provide sterling support to the team and stakeholders as per SOPs; also steered efforts towards implementing user & network security policies according to the requirement on the Cisco ACS server
Gained invaluable program ownership experience through configuraing and troubleshooting of Cisco ASR Router, Cisco ASA, Cisco Catalyst Switch, and Cisco Prime Network (NMS), and integration of other departments devices
Ensured close coordination with Cisco TAC during a critical outage as well as with network design and planning teams for the implementation and integration of new projects.
Facilitated Jazz-Warid leadership in MPBN capacity building in pre-launch of 4G in Pakistan; Deployed Cisco devices in the replacement of Juniper equipment. As the MPBN team coordinated with vendor for a seamless migration.
Led activities in NOC & Data Center, incident & audit reports, managed the installation, support, and maintenance of hardware and software infrastructure according to best practices, including Cisco routers 3700, switches 2960, and firewall ASA5545.
Harnessed in-depth knowledge and technical skills complimentary for managing DNS & AD, WSUS, Exchange 2007, ISA2006, Linux Servers, and Symantec endpoint Antivirus as well as assigned projects and maintenance tasks.
Identified problems and solved issues under time constraints, partnered with colleagues to meet team goals and improve processes and practices, also maintained multi-site network operations and software applications, operating systems.
Provided detailed trainings to branch staff members regarding IT equipment, maintenance and troubleshooting.
Ensured security of IT infrastructure from Internal and external threats, so they got Symantec products in which Email Security, Netbackup, and Antivirus initially deployed in the system. Deployed the antivirus solution in all branches, regional offices, and head office.
New Branch Opening:
Punjab Bank is a growing bank in Pakistan and every year opens new branches to expand its business in all cities.
Performed various tasks in which Link Commissioning, Devices Configuration, and training of IT staff for a new branch. I did this assignment successfully for consecutive three years and learned a lot of things.