Network Engineer – 8 Years Experience – Bachelor Computer Networking – CCNP Enterprise

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Short Description:
Looking for roles such as:
Network Engineer
Network-Security Engineer
Cybersecurity Engineer
Also, I’m open to rounding out my resume by getting some entry-level “Unified Communications” type experience

8 Years Network Engineer for a hospital in Michigan.
CCNP Enterprise
CCNA Security

Bachelor of Science with a major in Computer Networking and a Specialty in Advanced Cisco Networking – Grand Rapids, MI

My wife and I are willing to move and I mean move nearly anywhere in the USA. We love where we live, we love our house and our neighborhood but we value our freedom of choice and health more.

I’m looking to get out of healthcare to avoid the vaccine but I’m also looking to get away from other vaccines such as the influenza vax.

Ideally I’m looking for a job title along the lines of:
Network-Security Engineer
Cybersecurity Engineer
Network Engineer

But I’m also open to something like an entry level unified communications role to add that to my resume.

Resume copy/paste:

Network Engineer

Professional Summary

Network engineer with 8 years experience planning, designing, and implementing Cisco LAN, WAN, wireless LAN, and network security technologies.
Excellent experience in high stress situations and working under pressure
Excited to expand skill set by either growing my network-security knowledge or even rounding out my skills by being available to entry level VoIP engineering positions.


12/2017 Bachelor of Science with a major in Computer Networking and a Specialty in Advanced Cisco Networking
Davenport University Grand Rapids, MI

2003-2004 Mecost-Osceola Career Center – Electricity/Electronics | Computer Networking Big Rapids, MI

Active Certifications

CCNP Enterprise
CCNA Security
Specialist – Enterprise Advanced Infrastructure Implementation
Specialist – Enterprise Core
Specialist – Security Identity Management Implementation

Currently Studying – Likely to change now that I’m in the market for a job

End of 2021 300-730 SVPN Implementing Secure Solutions with Virtual Private Networks (SVPN) v1.0
End of 2021 300-710 SNCF Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall (SSNGFW) v1.0
March 2022 350-701 SCOR (out of order due to needs of organization)
June 2022 350-801 CLCOR – for better personal marketability

Professional Experience

09/2013 – Present Network Engineer
Hospital in Michigan
IPsec VPN – IKEv1 & 2, Recommended, documented and implemented improved AES-GCM type VPNs based on NIST and Cisco recommendation
Remote-Access VPN implementation and support especially at the height of COVID-19. Primary support for AnyConnect and implementing access on new Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) devices
Hospital Core Upgrade – Upgraded old core to Cisco Catalyst 4500X in VSS
I’m the “ISE” guy (Identity Services Engine) – I moved us from ACS to ISE, built out TACACS, built RADIUS EAP-TLS for our laptop connections, profiling, DACLs, and Trustsec although TrustSec isn’t widely deployed.
For the buzzword portion of the resume I also work every day with:
Cisco ASA 5505 and 5584, Cisco Firepower Management Center FMC controlling FTD on Firepower 2140 appliances
Palo Alto Panorama controlling PA-850’s and PA-5250’s
Core and Data Center Devices – 6509, 4500x, Nexus 5548/5596/7706
Access Layer – 2960, 3700, 9500, 9300, 3850, 4948
Routers – 2800, 2900, 3845, 3900, ISR4331, ISR4461, ISR4451, ASR1006
WLC – 9800, 5520, 2504 – Also familiar with Prime and DNAC
WAP – 3800, 3700, 3600, 3500, 2800, 2700, 2600, 1600
I am also familiar with Solarwinds, multicast hammer, managing UPS’ and ATS’ and doing SNMP polling, traps, and syslog. I’ll tack on Gigamon HC2 appliances here as well.

07/2012 – 09/2013 Deskside Technician
Hospital in Michigan
Usually next step in escalation after support center and usually the first, and often last, face of IT someone sees. Personability and customer service skills are key in this role
Computer and computer hardware replacements, imaging, and lifecycle
At the elbow support, sometimes the middle-man with an owning application analyst or engineer
Printer deployment and setup
Install software, troubleshoot faulty software, make software recommendations
Hardware upgrades which include RAM, hard disk, or computer swaps

05/2011 – 07/2012 Contracted Deskside Technician
Otterbase of Grand Rapids
Same exact role as above. Was a contractor before behind hired on full-time


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5 Replies to “Network Engineer – 8 Years Experience – Bachelor Computer Networking – CCNP Enterprise”

  1. Best of luck! Sincerely. I was purged from the DoD in March, and either no one has been hiring straight white males or I’ve had too much competition of more qualified people.

    I’m so unlucky lol, there are two of us (Network) and I’m STILL last! Lol happy hunting brother.

        1. Jordan, you should be able to upload a PDF just like the media file. I tested it today and it worked fine for me. I’m considering adding a more robust resume portal for members. The portal would be searchable by employers. Thoughts?

    1. Thanks, yea it’s closing in on about five more paychecks from my current employer so things are getting a bit more stressful. I’m having a hard time finding out what “requirements” there are for places. I’ve tried the route of asking about vaccines such as influenza and already closed some doors that way so if anyone has advice on how to find out a companies stance on vaccines I’d like to hear them. Well………. it sounds like there’s TWO states now that are standing up for freedom so maybe more will follow.

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