Senior-level Pre/Post Sales Network Architect/Engineer/Consultant with multiple vendor certifications and 17 years of diverse client facing experience in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, banking, cable, retail and federal government verticals. I have extensive experience with multi-vendor networking solutions within the Data Center, Campus, LAN, and WAN environments both wired and wireless. Proven ability to lead, manage, design, plan and
Senior-level Pre/Post Sales Network Architect/Engineer/Consultant with multiple vendor certifications and 17 years of diverse client facing experience in the telecommunications, pharmaceutical, banking, cable, retail and federal government verticals. I have extensive experience with multi-vendor networking solutions within the Data Center, Campus, LAN, and WAN environments both wired and wireless. Proven ability to lead, manage, design, plan and implement complex networking solutions that support new applications, process, security and operational requirements. My core skills include but are not limited to communication, leadership, teaming and technical. I have received several awards for Excellence on the job.
Hardware Platforms: CISCO Series Routers 700 - 7600, Catalyst Switches 1900 – 6500 + (VSS), NEXUS 7/5/2K, PIX 501-525 Firewall, ASA 55XX Firewalls, Cisco VPN Concentrator, CISCO AVVID, Cisco WAAS, Cisco NAC, Cisco ACS, Cisco Wireless AP’s 350 – 1252, Cisco Wireless Controllers 4404, H3C/HPN Switching Platforms 3600 – 12508, H3C/HPN Routing Platforms MSR 900 – 50, HPN SR6600 -8800 Router Platforms, HPN Wireless A&E series, TELLABS 8800 series Routers, Juniper SSLVPN, Netscreen Firewalls, Tipping Point IPS/IDS, Enterasys Switches, HP Virtual Connect, CradlePoint Routers
Specialties: Ethernet, 10/40/100GB, RIP, OSPF, IGRP, EIGRP, ODR, NLSP, IS-IS, BGP4, NHRP, TCP/IP, SNMPv1-3, VPN, 802.1X, Multicast, MPLS Traffic Eng + VPN, IPSec, DMVPN, DVPN, QoS, VoIP, IPv6, IPv6 to IPv4 Tunneling, VoSat, VOS, VSAT, IPoSAT, SONET OC-3 – OC-768, VPLS, EVPL, Pseudo wire, IRF, DCB (PBB), OTV, FCoE, iSCSI, 3G/4G, LTE, DMNR, Access My LAN
OEM experience with CISCO, HP NETWORKING, TIPPING POINT, ENTERASYS NETWORKS, NETQOS, TELLABS, JUNIPER NETWORKS, AVAYA, 3COM, H3C, IBM and CRADLEPOINT INC.
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Production Engineer, Audio/Video Post Production @ L.A.R.W From 1995 to 1997 Associates, Comp Sci @ Glendale Community College From 1991 to 1996 John Field is skilled in: Routing, OSPF, Routers, Network Architecture, WAN, Network Design, BGP, QoS, Data Center, VPN, Network Engineering, VoIP, Network Security, Ethernet, TCP/IP, IPSec, EIGRP, MPLS, IP, Wireless, Sales Support, RIP, ISDN, Network Administration, Unified Communications, Frame Relay, ATM, SNMP, Multicast, IPv6, 802.1x, SMTP, IS-IS, VPLS, Fast Ethernet, DMVPN, IGRP, VSAT, CCNP, Switches, CCNA, Cisco, Firewalls, LAN/WAN, Juniper, VLAN, DHCP, Cisco IOS, IP Networking, Telecommunications
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