Summary Of Qualifications
Highly qualified and well developed IT Professional with extensive project lead experience that excels at leading cross-functional teams and coordinating multiple projects simultaneously. Solutions-oriented with notable success directing a broad range of software development initiatives while participating in planning and implementation of network systems solutions in direct support of targeted business objectives. Currently seeking a position in IT Security, Networking, or Software Development, bringing 30+ years of related experience and qualifications as follows:
Exceptional problem solving, communication, organizational, and time management skills.
Full lifecycle experience in scoping, designing, developing, deploying, and supporting enterprise-scale business applications and business intelligence software.
Full Stack engineer from the packet level to the user interface.
Unique competency in translating business issues into technical solutions including technical leadership and coordination, and ensuring customer needs are met.
Outstanding leadership abilities; able to coordinate and direct all phases of project-based efforts while initiating efficient customer support initiatives.
Exceptional multi-tasking skills with a wide-range of technical abilities and proficiency in several applications and hardware platforms.
Strong background is application development.
Strong background in very complex network designs with advanced network technologies.
Strategic Business Planning
Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
Devops / Continuous Development / Deployment
Business Requirement Documentation
Marriott International - Gaithersburg, MD 2017 - Present
Director Application Security Architecture (Cloud), Security Technology Strategy and Business Partnership
Created the Zero-Trust security strategy
Set strategy and standards for Software as a Service (SaS) solutions for Marriott.
Work with different internal business partners to review proposed software designs and architecture for security risks and design standards.
Integral part of the Software Design Lifecycle for security review.
Work with Public Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Alibaba Cloud, etc) and Private Cloud for setting the security standards for the environments as well as the applications that reside in those environments.
Set Strategy, select vendors and set standards for cloud based tools like CASB (Cloud Access Security Broker).
Set Strategy, select vendors, technology and set standards for data protections like Digital Rights Management, Data Loss Prevention, etc.
Set Strategy and set standards for emerging technology like IoT.
Set Strategy and standards for the Mac Desktops within the Marriott environment.
Work with Security Engineering on new and old solutions and the settings and standards as well as the strategy.
Marriott International - Gaithersburg, MD 2012 - 2017
Technical Consultant, Enterprise Security
Managed the global firewall standards across the entire enterprise
Evaluated, Installed and Managed advanced security tools like FireEye, IPS, Sandblast, etc.
Involved in the security around our first attempts to moving into both Public and Private cloud
Achieved certification as a Reverse Engineering Analyst (CREA)
Designed and Created a central malware logging and tracking system
Designed and Created a compliance tracking dashboard to track the compliance status of devices on the Marriott network
Reverse engineer new malware to determine the action and risks to Marriott
Created a Security Tool called MCA that can be deployed to potentially infected machines to gather forensic information and files for submission to AV vendors for new pattern creation
Engineer and install new security solutions
Manage the malware strategy for all of Marriott
Set the security standards for Marriott’s Mobile Device Management (MDM) system
Marriott International - Frederick, MD 2008 - 2012
Lead Technical Analyst, Global Network Operations Center
Led the project to move un-authenticated internal operations web sites to either behind the Tivoli Access Manager environment or implement local authentication
Achieved Ethical Hacking and Certified Penetration Tester Certifications
Created tools for S-NOC to automate regular forensic activities during the remediation of malware.
Created security tracking system within MOSIS
Performed technical escalation for GNOC Network
Created Pro-Active monitoring tools and processes (MOSIS)
Led the S-NOC transition from NGS Support to GNOC
Led the S-NOC team in daily day to day operations and development of new processes, procedures and tools
Marriott International - Gaithersburg, MD 2004 - 2008
Lead Technical Analyst, Telecom WAN Engineering
Responsible for Firewalls and Proxy Servers
Part of the Core team that designs the Marriott LAN and WAN core
Configured and maintained Cisco Routers and Switches, VPNs and Checkpoint Firewalls
Installed and maintained enterprise reporting tools for firewall rulebase compliance
Installed and maintain BPA (Business Partner Access) using Netsilica devices
Developed replacement solution for BPA with Checkpoint to replace the older Netsilica devices
Worked closely with DSNM and DSNM Tier II to keep the network security devices up to date and maintained
Collaborated with Enterprise Security to maintain the network security
Supported operational organizations as needed
Marriott International - Gaithersburg, MD 2002 - 2004
Lead Technical Analyst, Distributed Systems Engineering
Firewalls and Proxy Servers
IBM’s Tivoli Access Manager
Evaluated SIM tools and centralized logging options
Developed miscellaneous Unix applications
Performed miscellaneous security related tasks
PSINet - Ashburn, VA 1999 - 2002
Senior Network Engineer
Led the hosting center network design and installation team
Led backbone network engineering last year and a half until PSINet closed due to bankruptcy
Wrote custom customer portal for viewing IDS and security alarms
Led the team that built OC-192 backbone from Boston to Miami
Developed a custom application in Linux to save and restore configurations to routers and switches in the lab so that a test can be saved and restored quickly in an environment that can have many devices
Mobile Solutions, Inc. - Frederick, MD 1995 - 1999
Managed product designs, product roadmaps and 5 year plan
Investigated and developed with emerging technologies
Managed team of developers to continue the development of the TotalFleet product
Investigated new markets for existing products and new products for all markets
AWS Certified Solutions Architect
AWS Certified Developer
AWS Certified DevOps Engineer
AWS Certified Sysops Administrator
AWS Certified Advanced Networking
Certified Penetration Tester (CPT)
Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)
Checkpoint Certified Security Expert (CCSE)
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst (CREA)
Operating Systems: Unix, Microsoft Windows, Mac OSX
Hardware: Checkpoint, Juniper, Sonicwall, Cisco Routers/Switches, Cisco VOIP, Cisco Wireless, Firemon, Extreme Networks, F5, FireEye, SourceFire, RSA, Ubiquity
Networking: Micro Segmentation, Zero-Trust, Routing, Switching, OSPF, BGP, Cisco Nexus, WAN Wireless solutions