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emmanuel igbokwe

IT INFRASTRCURE AND NETWORK ENGINEER
Lagos, Lagos

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Experience

Current: Fairmoney Microfinance Bank
Role: IT Infrastructure and Network Engineer
Provide daily operations and systems support to all on-site and off-site personnel
• Manage access to unauthorized sites, downloads and users on the network
• Troubleshoot system and network problems, diagnose and solve hardware or software faults
• Troubleshoot and resolve VOIP/Contact center connectivity issues
• Management/Administration of Internet services, ensuring strict SLA compliance
• Email Administration and Management.
• Maintain and Manage records of all IT inventory and licenses
• Support the roll-out of new applications/softwares
• Install and configure computer hardware, software, systems, routers, switches, access points, printers and scanners
• Plan, direct and manage IT procurement activities (including sourcing strategy, RFP/bid review, supplier management, etc.), replacement of faulty systems warranties and hardware repairs
• Define Service Level agreements (SLAs) and operational level agreements (OLAs) across all relevant business functions
• Facilitate timely IT vendor and service provider payments and ensure expenditure (CAPEX&OPEX) compliance to budget
• Responsible for the technical development and management of the organizations WAN and LAN.

• Responsible for creating and updating various IT Policy documents (Inofrmation security policy, Business continuity policy etc.)

• Responsible for administering and managing the company's google workspace
• Ensure Zero downtime on the network through proactive monitoring of all network resources via PRTG
• Ensure connectivity and resource sharing across all locations.
• Ensure efficiency and functionality of IT Infrastructure
• Configure QOS for optimal user experience and bandwidth usage.
• Create and document IT Policies.
• Ensure Security through access controls and Next Generation Firewalls-Fortigate, Sophos
• Monitor performance and maintain systems according to requirements.
• Set up accounts and workstations.

Netcom Africa (2018- 2021)
Core IP Network Engineer
• Implement design/plan recommendations to boost network performance, availability, reliability and ensure scalability.
• Train colleagues on new technologies and security strategies.
• BGP Peering with Upstream and Downstream Clients
• Design Network/ connectivity solutions for professional services.
• Create Knowledge base on existing and new technologies.
• Maintained communication networks, monitored network performance, and resolved technical issues.
• Network troubleshooting, fault analysis, and resolution of distribution and access network issues
• Deployment and maintenance of network monitoring, analysis and reporting tools (PRTG, The Dude Server).
• GPON design, planning and configuration for eSpace clients
• End-to-end deployment of new POPs.
• Provide level 3 support to NOC teams on escalated issues from internet customers.
• Design and Implement various client-to-site and site-to-site VPN solution (SSTP, L2TP, PPTP, OVPN, GRE, EOIP).
• Project manage greenfield and brownfield projects/deployments.
• Design High availability networks with the use of various redundancy protocols and automated failover systems.
• Implementation and review of all Data Center processes including Access Control, Device
Addition/removal, Item lease/retrieval, Fault escalation, Collocation services, DC-to-DC Interconnect e.t.c
• Proactive monitoring and reporting of all events in the Data Center for documentation, historical and fault resolution where necessary.
• Preparation of Daily, Weekly and Monthly reports including Device Audit and routine
Maintenance check (FM200, Cooling Systems, Temperature, Humidity and Water sensors) reports.
• Analyze customer’s link utilization data for optimization and planning to ensure optimal customer service experience.
• Configuration of network devices, including routers, switches, wireless AP’s, and WLAN controllers
• Configuration of Backbone radios- DragonWave, Aviat, Allgon, Exalt,Omnibas
• Integration of new site activations and creation of various Sensors (Temperature, RSL, Interface FCS error, bandwidth, packet loss, CPU utilization, voltage, uptime, memory, firmware/OS version, Device Serial Number etc.) for monitoring on PRTG.
• Configuration of radius server for authentication, authorization and accounting for connections to all CPE devices.
• Configuration of bandwidth shapers and Qos for Internet and Layer 2 circuit customers.

2017 - 2019 Panorama Data Solutions Limited
Network Engineer
• Ensured proper planning, configuration and commissioning of new remote sites in line with the company’s NOC configuration and commissioning procedures.
• Conduct first and second level troubleshooting during technical faults
• Responsible for necessary escalation to IP core engineers and following up to ensure that opened tickets are successfully closed within SLA limit.
• Generate necessary periodic reports for both internal and external use.
• Responsible for handling customer’s complaints, queries and requests.
• Provide assistance to Field Service Engineers on site as and when required.
• Document maintenance logs and update NOC log Database with essentials readings from NOC equipment room.
• Creating trouble ticket (TT) for every network event and ensuring it is tracked up to the point of closure.
• Maintain and ensure full compliance with the company’s NOC processes and procedures.
• Answering all network support related telephone calls, e-mails and interfacing with internal/external customers on operational issues and related network events, using the company’s standard operating procedures.
• Ensuring all customer SLAs are met.
• Drafting customer SLAs.
• Conduct WI-FI surveys, RF planning and Link budget
• Designing Floor Plans for WI-FI implementation using Microsoft Office Visio.
• LAN Design (using Microsoft Visio) and Configuration.
• On site customer LAN/WAN support.
• Configuration of Network Qos for customers.
• Installation, configuration and optimization of p2p and point-to-multipoint radio links (Mikrotik, Ubiquiti) on masts and towers.
• Installation and configuration of cisco switches and routers for distribution and access network
• Installation and configuration of Mikrotik: Routers, Switches, QRT radios, Sextant-G and Access points.
• Splicing of Fibre Optic cable for LAN/WAN connectivity.
• Project managed all Fibre Optic Cable Installation/Splicing activities
• Train external candidates (e.g Internet Solutions, Zeta web, Tizeti Networks) and Internal staff for Mikrotik Ceritification Exams (MTCNA, MTCRE, CCNA)

 

Education

I graduated from the University of Nigeria as a Microbiologist after which I transitioned into Network Engineering through self-learning and relevant trainings and certification courses which include:
CCNA, JNCIA, JNCDA, MTCNA,MTCRE, PRINCE2 PRACTITIONER,  ISO 27001 LEAD IMPLEMENTER

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