Passionate, knowledgeable, and a quick learner; an established and proficient Network Security resource. After being exposed to a multitude of possible network configurations, I have acquired considerable experience with a wide range of technologies. Having received industry recognized training and having worked with cutting edge technologies, has honed my troubleshooting skills as well as broadened my design
Passionate, knowledgeable, and a quick learner; an established and proficient Network Security resource. After being exposed to a multitude of possible network configurations, I have acquired considerable experience with a wide range of technologies. Having received industry recognized training and having worked with cutting edge technologies, has honed my troubleshooting skills as well as broadened my design and implementation methodologies.
Network Security Engineer @ As a Network Security Engineer, within our International/E.U. business unit, my daily responsibilities are expanded to being a top tier escalation point for customer issues, on the after-hours team. Platforms range from Cisco ASA/ASA-X and Juniper SRX firewalls, F5 and Brocade load balancers, as well as a multitude of different Cisco route/switch gear.
I have been tasked with creating and presenting training material, aimed at increasing our teams knowledge and proficiency on our supported platforms. I also play a more substantial role in developing policies and procedures, for a global audience of Network Security administrators and engineers. From April 2014 to Present (1 year 9 months) San Antonio, Texas AreaNetwork Security Administrator III @ In addition to my Network Security Administrator II responsibilities and having moved to our Enterprise Segment, which supports Fortune 500 companies, my responsibilities increased to include being a dedicated point-of-contact for customer projects, that include network re-architecture, to take advantage of RackConnect (hybrid dedicated hosting with cloud servers), complex migrations, and administering more complex multi-tiered environments.
Additionally, within the Enterprise segment, I have been tasked with developing standards and assisting with evaluating new network products like Brocade ADX load balancers and Juniper SRX firewalls. From February 2012 to Present (3 years 11 months) San Antonio, Texas AreaNetwork Security Administrator II @ As a Network Security Administrator, I am responsible for configuring and maintaining complex networks that consist of firewalls, load balancers, switches, and routers, for Rackspace Customers
In this role, I am extremely interactive with our customers and serve as not only an administrator, but as a consultant for their current and upcoming projects, as well as serving as a point of contact during a DDOS event and other network intrusion attempts.
As a Network Security Admin II, I am also responsible for interviewing and evaluating new Network Security candidates, as well as provide OTJ training to new admins, and serve as an escalation/consultation resource for the rest of the team.
My duties expanded to be included in a team of fellow Engineers and Administrators in creating standards and polices regarding the Network Security Administrator roles for all of Rackspace. From 2008 to February 2012 (4 years) Desktop Support Technician @ Supported a Windows PC environment that had a mixture of Windows 2000, XP, and Vista.
Responsible for desktop issues that included migrating data, adjusting Active Directory permissions, and configuring Cisco VPN clients.
Duties also included hardware replacement/upgrades and basic server level support. From January 2007 to March 2008 (1 year 3 months)
Bachelor's of Applied Technology, Computer Information Systems @ University of Texas at Brownsville From 2005 to 2007 Rene Garcia is skilled in: Firewalls, Load Balancing, Network Security, VPN, Cisco Technologies, Switches, F5 BigIP, ASA, PIX, Juniper, Network Administration, Security, Cisco ASA, Troubleshooting, High Availability, Networking, Juniper SRX
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