James Aaron Conaway
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Objective My career objective is to contribute to a company that will help me to gain momentum as a professional in an environment that allows me to contribute to the company, to my coworkers, and to the community.
November 2011 – Present
Senior Network Engineer
VeriFone Systems, Inc.
I haven’t summarized my duties yet. I just started working here. :)
August 2005 – November 2011
I was brought to Morris DigitalWorks, wholly-owned by Morris Communications, to design and implement a completely new network infrastructure as well as to take responsibilities for the maintenance of the new and legacy networks. The design includes using a set of Cisco 6509s to provide a highly-available and redundant method to deliver web content using the company’s proprietary content management system. The chassis switches use the Cisco Content Switching Module to provide load-balancing features and the Cisco Firewall Service Module to provide security and segmentation. The new design also includes migrating the single-headed Cisco 7507 to a dual-headed Cisco 7200 configuration for termination of redundant OC3s. BGP is also implemented to advertise the IP space to upstream providers, and OSPF is used to advertise routes to Cisco 2600 routers in the network that are used to provide Internet access to customers. The implementation also includes migrating services from the flat legacy network to the tiered and siloed infrastructure with Squid-based caching frontends and Oracle databases. I also implemented and use CiscoWorks for maintenance and monitoring of all network nodes to archive configurations and OS codes for backup and upgrade. During my tenure, I inherited the responsibility of maintaining the corporate network for Morris Communications as the senior network architect. This network consists of over 50 Verizon PIP circuits and over 20 VPN-connect locations. Each of these locations is connected back to the main data center in Augusta to provide centralized services. Several offices in Augusta are also connected via Ethernet and MetroEthernet back to the main data center. Daily responsibilities include maintenance of the 6509s, service modules, PIX firewalls, and various Cisco switches including the 2950 and 3750. Working in Network Operations, I am also responsible for several HP-UX and Linux servers of various version to support several hundred websites for internal and external customers to the Morris Communications companies. Other responsibilities include cable management of a state-of-the-art datacenter, maintenance of monitoring tools such as Cacti and HP Openview.
February 1999 – July 2005
Network Engineer III
Daily job responsibilities include maintenance of Cisco routers on a frame relay and ATM WAN along with PIX firewall configurations, including routing protocols, WAN protocols, and security of networks of Internet-facing and non-Internet-facing equipment; maintenance and support of Cisco switches on an Ethernet LAN; and maintenance and support of DNS on Windows 2000 and Bind 8.0 and DHCP on Windows 2000. Daily responsibilties also include maintenance and support of large-scale LAN-to-LAN and user VPNs on Cisco equipment and dialup solutions for remote users. Other daily responsibilities include maintenance and support of Redhat Linux 8.0 and 9.0 servers running SNMP monitoring through MRTG and service monitoring through Nagios. Other daily responsibilities include maintenance and support of Windows 2000 and Windows XP desktops and setup of Windows and Unix server hardware. Project responsibilities include design and implementation of frame relay/ATM/VPN/dialup networks, including all design, resource management, scheduling, ordering, implementation, and installation of all equipment and services. Key skills used include knowledge of routing protocols (EIGRP, IGRP, OSPF, RIP, static), WAN protocols (frame relay, ATM, IMA, non-real-time queueing, frame mapping), LAN protocols (spanning tree, VLANs, VMPS, 802.1x, VTP), VPN protocols (IPSec, IKE, shared keys, LAN-to-LAN), authentication protocols (RADIUS, TACACS+), security protocols (firewalling, intrusion detection, access-lists, user- and server-specific system/service access, packet sniffing, trending), and systems services (FTP, telnet, SSH, RCP, UUCP).
Bachelor of Business Administration
Georgia Southern University