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Sarath Karunakaran

Candidate ID: 1496817

Career Summary

Network Engineer with 8 years of experience in UAE. Most recent experience involved Fortigate firewall implementation at the data center along with server upgrade across all the branches. Strength in working with diverse groups to achieve company goals and objectives.

Skill Set

CCNP,CCNA,Fortigate,networking

Professional Information

Total Experience : 8

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Engineering Graduates/PG

Job Function : IT - Hardware

Work Location Preference : UAE

Detailed Profile

RESUME


Mr. Sarath.k Email: sarathkarun@gmail.com
Mobile: +97(1) 552410429



CAREER OBJECTIVE

To take-up a challenging assignment in the Industry of Information Technology.

CAREER SUMMARY

Working as a Network Engineer in Abjar Computer (member of Gulf Group Holding Co.), Ras Al Khaimah. Have 8 years of experience in UAE. Most recent experience involved Fortigate firewall implementation at the data center along with server upgrade across all the branches. Strength in working with diverse groups to achieve company goals and objectives.

Job role:

NETWORKING:

• Installation and support of network devices across the companies under the Gulf Group Holding LLC including hypermarket chains.
• Installing and configuring firewalls,routers, switches and other hardwares.
• Configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting site-to-site VPN connectivity to the branch offices from the data center.
• Anti-virus server manager installation and client deployment across the systems located in all the companies under the ‘gulf group’.
• Monitor security threats in a proactive manner and recommend corrective & preventive actions.
• Maintain periodic back-up of databases, firewall firmware, emails etc on a daily, weekly or monthly basis depending on the criticality.
• Installing and troubleshooting servers (windows 2016, 2012, 2008 and 2003), PCs and peripherals.
• Mail server installation, outlook and third party mail client configuration.
• Firewall firmware upgrades.
• Wireless access point configuration.
• Configuring VLAN, inter VLAN and DHCP configuration.
• Design IP Addressing scheme using subnetting.
• Installs and maintains the IT systems & hardware.
• Designing and implementation of data network for customer.
• Travelling to customer sites, troubleshooting networks and preparing BOM for clients.

SAP (ERP):

• Handling SAP basis administration - S4 HANA (User level authorizations) including creation, modification of users etc for the companies under Gulf Group Holding. Co. LLC
• Handling daily back up creation and moving of ‘HANA DB back up’ to separate network hard discs located in the local premises and remote places as a disaster recovery.
• Installation, troubleshooting and monitoring SAP database and application servers in data center.


CCTV:

• Holds security engineer certification responsible for CCTV installations under General Resource Authority ( RAK Government)
• Handles in-house and outside CCTV installation projects. Most of the projects have installation of 150 to 350 cameras.

SALES & PROCUREMENT:

• Heading procurement and sales of IT equipment as per the requirements from the Gulf Group Holding Co. and for the customers of Abjar Computer.
• Very good contact with the vendors of different IT related equipment like firewalls, computers, CCTV, network hard discs, cables, monitors etc
• Discuss with the customer and prepare bill of materials (BOM).
• Handling RFQ,LPO approvals related to the IT hardware and software through the SAP ERP.
• Manage and control procurement and operating costs by the efficient utilization of the work force.
• Managing pre-sales, work with external partners, vendors and customers to research and develop, implement, and maintain cost-effective solutions.




CORE COMPETENCIES

• Strong understanding of TCP/IP and OSI model.
• Windows server installation and configurations
• VPNs - IPSEC,GET VPN, VRF Aware GET VPN, DMVPN
• Thorough understanding of layer 2 technologies like Ethernet and Frame-relay.
• Implementing technologies like HSRP, VRRP, GLBP and NAT.
• Configuration of VLANs, VTP, trunking and inter-VLAN routing on switches.
• Configuration of Layer 2 and Layer 3 ether channel.
• Configuring various routing protocols such as RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP and PBR.
• Thorough understanding and configuring route maps, route-summarization and redistribution.

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE

? Worked as a Network Engineer in HCL Info-systems Ltd, under KWA (Kerala Water Authority) project, for implementing Wide Area Network (WAN).

Projects involved:
• KWA-Kerala Water Authority
• KFC-Kerala Financial Corporation
Job role:
• Heading, Wide Area Network Implementation at Thrissur district, Kerala.
• Configuring routers and switches after implementation.
• Travelling to customer sites and preparing documentation and presenting progress reports to HCL Info-systems ltd.
• Meeting with clients to determine requirements.
• Assigning and Distributing required man power to different locations of Kerala Water Authority for implementation.


? Worked as a Network administrator at ‘Technosys computers’. Assisted network Engineers to setup and carrying out the maintenance of networks (LAN) for educational institutions and small and medium enterprises (SME).


Job role:
• Set up and maintenance of networks (LAN) for educational institutions and small and medium enterprises.
• Configuring routers and switches after implementation.
• Installing servers, PCs and peripheral devices.
• Hardware trouble shooting.
• Meeting with clients to determine requirements.

EDUCATION

• BTech. in Electronics & Communication, 2004-2008.
College: Co-operative Institute of Technology, Vadakara.
University: CUSAT (Cochin University of Science and Technology)
Percentage of marks: 62%
• Plus two :
School: Rani Public School
Board: CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)
Percentage of marks: 62.1 %
• 10th :
School: Rani Public School
Board: CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education)
Percentage of marks: 67.2 %

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

CISCO Certification ID: CSCO11472158

• CCIE (Security – Written completed in May,2019)
• CCIE (Security – Lab expected to complete in October,2019)

• CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional).
Certification is valid through November 22, 2019.
• CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Administrator)
Certification is valid through November 22, 2019.
FORTIGATE (Fortinet)

• NSE1 - Threat landscape
• NSE2 - Fortinet Security Fabric
• NSE1 - Network Security Associate
• NSE2 - Network Security Assciate

HEMAYA
(Security engineer CCTV) certification under General Resource Authority (RAK Government)

NETWORKING SKILLS

• Routers: Fortigate 300E, 70D, 40C, 30E, 30C Series Cisco 2520, 2511, 1841, 2821 Series, CISCO ASA , FortiWiFi
Belkin, D-Link, Linksys, Netgear etc.
• Switches: Cisco catalyst 3750, 2950,300 series switches.
• Protocols/Standards: TCP/IP, RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, Ethernet,
VLANS, SPANNING TREE, NAT, CDP etc
• Operating systems: Windows server 2016,2012, 2008,,Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP

STRENGTHS

• Self-motivated and ability to motivate others.
• Fluency in English, Hindi and Malayalam.
• Team player.

PERSONEL PROFILE
• Age : 33 years
• Date of Birth : 21/12/1985
• Father’s Name : Mr.C.K.Karunakaran.
• Sex : Male
• Hobbies : Reading, swimming, driving.
• Marital Status : Single
• Nationality : Indian
• Language Proficiency : English, Hindi, Malayalam
• Permanent Address : Chaithanya,P O Kurikkilad,
Vadakara, Kozhikode
Kerala-673104.
• Phone Number : +91496-2525814

DECLARATION
I hereby declare that the above written particulars are true to the best of my knowledge and belief.

Date: 04/07/2019
Place: Ras Al Khaimah, UAE Sarath.K