I have 15 years’ experience as an IT engineer, gained by working for some of the top companies in the world. I am highly qualified (including several advanced Cisco and Microsoft Certifications, amongst others), very driven, dedicated, a quick learner and natural problem solver. I have built several infrastructures from scratch with my broad background in electricity
I have 15 years’ experience as an IT engineer, gained by working for some of the top companies in the world. I am highly qualified (including several advanced Cisco and Microsoft Certifications, amongst others), very driven, dedicated, a quick learner and natural problem solver. I have built several infrastructures from scratch with my broad background in electricity to networking products. With my out of the box thinking, I am called upon regularly if other professionals can’t solve something, be it the simplest, to the most complicated problems.
I am very strong technically, but, also have very good soft skills, I am good with customer interactions and people like to interact with me. Currently I manage a team of 10 technical people, responsible for their KPI's and time management. Yet I am still hands on, and have angood overview off all 10 products we distribute.
Technical Manager / Network Consulting Engineer @ Network Security. * DDOS * Spyware/Malware * Intrusion Detection * Analytics * Packet inspection * Netflow * POC's * BOM's Security Products Focus. * RSA * Arbor * Arista * Aruba * F5 * Riverbed * Simplivity * Fortinet Management. * Management of Network Engineers * Daily tasks * Projects * Adhoc tasks * Calls logged * POC processes * Road Map for team Members * KPI's * Time Management * Performance Reviews * Professional Service Targets From July 2014 to Present (1 year 2 months) Johannesburg Area, South AfricaNetwork Consulting Engineer @ OSS/NMS Business Module / Customer Facing Focus Points : SCE (Service Control Engine) * Deep packet inspection Cisco Prime Products. * Prime AR * Prime Network Registar * Prime Infrastructure * Prime Mobility * Cisco Prime Carrier Management RADIUS/AAA Solutions & Integration DNS DHCP LLD Design HLD Documentation Customer Presentations From November 2013 to June 2014 (8 months) Johannesburg Area, South AfricaSenior Network Engineer @ Responsible for the South African Reserve Bank’s complex collection of networks, which includes various hardware platforms, (ex Cisco, Checkpoint, Bluecoat, IronPort, IBM Proventia, Birghtmail) supporting and implementing of new networking equipment as well as network security. Also involved with the roll out of Jabber and Tele-Presence. Projects and responsibilities include the upgrading of the networks’ security components, Unified communication and collaboration project, upgrading of entire access layer and core network, as well as making procurement decisions on new security products like firewalls and mail filter systems, core network and access layer level components for the Bank’s networks. My positive attitude has initiated projects such as; replacing old mail system and old network equipment with newer technology, a roll out of Windows 7 across the Reserve bank, and the installation new network monitoring tools. I am constantly striving to better the Reserve Bank’s entire network with latest, top of the range technologies. Duties include: • Configure, install, monitor and maintain all Cisco Hardware various of platforms • Configure, install, monitor and maintain all Checkpoint Hardware firewalls • Configure, install, monitor and maintain Bluecoat hardware • Research and investigate new technologies, POC of new security and networking devices out on the market • Daily support on networking related calls • (Ad-hoc) Requested to host information sessions that inform and teach SA Reserve Bank colleagues about IT security in general. From September 2009 to October 2013 (4 years 2 months) PretoriaInfrastructure Manager @ Started at Ster-Kinekor as consultant and then full time employed by Ster-Kinekor as Infrastructure manager. In charge of Ster-Kinekor’s entire IT environment. One of my biggest projects was initiating and establishing / introducing a new network as the previous one was completely out-dated and flawed. Changed it from white servers to all dell integrated blade servers (everything that was redone from scratch, including a new server room being built, air-conditioning systems being added, the complete network infrastructure and all it’s components that was bought, everything being done under my direction) . All the while still being a hands on IT technician, involved in each and every single project that was IT-related. I left Ster-Kinekor after 6 years, leaving them with the latest technology and most advance network infrastructure they have ever had. Duties included: • Technical hands on support on all hardware, including Dell SAN, Cisco routers, switches, Backup devices, and software technologies such MS exchange MS AD. • Research investigate new technologies, procurement, and setup of the latest devices • Management of the Infrastructure, including managing of people, managing contracts, and processing procurements of new hardware, reports to upper management. • Monitoring uptime of overall IT infrastructure • Decision making in procuring of new hardware From November 2004 to August 2009 (4 years 10 months) Johannesburg Area, South AfricaIT Consultant @ Primary role at ARTEC was IT consultant, being sent to clients to fix any IT related problem. Eventually outsourced to Ster-Kinekor. At this time desktop support and some sever support was part of my daily job. The CTO of Ster-Kinekor requested me to join Ster-Kinekor permanently. Duties included: • Desktop support, on all clients pc’s including MAC machines • Backups of server • File server support • Installation and configuring of some servers. From November 2003 to October 2004 (1 year) Sales Engineer @ My primary responsibility was sales of electric engineering products. Repairs of all motor and feeder vision protection relays to electronic component level. Administrating and maintenance of workstations and servers. From 2002 to 2003 (1 year) Johannesburg Area, South Africa
Cisco Variuos, Checkpoint, Bluecoat, Ironport, Information Technology @ Torque IT From 2002 to 2012 Rhodesfield Lukas Pelser is skilled in: Cisco Technologies, Network Security, Firewalls, Switches, Networking, Wireless Networking, Network Design, Windows Server, Operating Systems, Security, Data Network, Checkpoint Security, CCNP Certified, CCNP Security, CCNA, Checkpoint, Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange, Cisco Routers, Servers, DHCP, Ironport, CCDP, MCSE 2003, Network Architecture, Information Security, MSCA, MCP+I, CCSA, Network Administration, Microsoft Certified..., Technical Support, Network Engineering, ASA, IPS
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