Network and Systems Engineer with focus on Cisco technologies, expert level experience with Routers, Switches, Firewalls, and Load balancers from different vendors including Cisco, Juniper, HP, F5, Fortinet, Palo Alto.
CCNP Routing Switching, CCNP Service Provider, and CCIE Service Provider with 13 years experience in the industry, I have worked for companies including the following:
✅ Barlcaycard as Network Security Consultant (altogether 3 years)
✅ Daisy Communications as Network Specialist and Tier 3 Support Engineer (about 5 years)
✅ Internet Solutions as Core Network Engineer (3 years)
I can do network design, implementation, security and troubleshooting for you. I believe in providing best value for money and going extra mile for my clients.
Shahzad was very helpful and knowledgeable and project was completed successfully with minimal disruption.
[28 February, 2020] Shahzad was very helpful and knowledgeable and project was completed successfully with minimal disruption.
> Working with a client online to build their ISP network; involves couple of Cisco ASR1Ks, firewalls and switches
> Working on Network Automation scripts using Python; to backup, configure network devices through scripts
> Provide online training for Cisco courses - currently teaching CCIE SP course (just started) and a Cisco ASA Weekend Bootcamp
> Site to Site & Remote Access VPNs for customers
Senior Network and Security Engineer
Daisy Communications, Reading, UK
Feb 2016 - Jan 2017 (11 months, 1 day)
• Design customer solutions
• Implement customer projects within agreed timelines
• Provide 4th Line support on customer issues as well as internal core network issues
• Core MPLS Network upgrades, core consist of mostly Cisco including CRS, 7200, 7600, ASR1K, 9K, Nexus 5K, 9K
• Design build templates for BGP, Quality of Service, Device hardening
• Network Extensions design and implementation
• Produce documentation and review
University of Greenwich, United Kingdom 2004 - 2005
PGD, Computer Networks and Communication
Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan 2001 - 2002
JNCIS - SP
Juniper Networks Certified Specialist, Service Provider Routing & Switching
The Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) Service Provider Routing and Switching track allows participants to demonstrate competence with Juniper Networks technology. Successful candidates demonstrate thorough understanding of networking technology in general and Juniper Networks service provider routing and switching platforms. (Description taken from Juniper Networks website).
CCIE - Service Provider
Cisco Certified Inter-network Expert
CCIE # 48102
Cisco CCIE Service Provider (CCIE Service Provider) certification is for expert-level SP network engineers who bring the knowledge and skill to build an extensible Service Provider infrastructure to deliver rich managed services (Description taken for Cisco's website)
JNCIA - Junos
Juniper Networks Certified Associate, Junos
The Juniper Networks Certified Associate - Junos (JNCIA-Junos) is the entry-level credential required to continue to the advanced certifications in our Junos certification tracks. Successful candidates demonstrate knowledge of the Juniper Networks Junos OS, networking fundamentals, and basic routing and switching. (Description taken from Juniper Networks website)