James Brostek

8337 Frostwood Drive

Laurel, MD 20724

Home: 301-497-8684

Cell: 410-963-5174

E-mail: crash@baked.net


To obtain an operations or engineering position in the network technologies industry.


§     Advanced Cisco router configurations for Service Provider core and edge devices.

§     Routing protocols: ISIS, BGP, EIGRP, RIP and OSPF.

§     Experience with Cisco GSR, ESR, 7500, 7200, and access class 3600, 2600, 2500 series routers.

§     Experience with Cisco 6509, 7609, 4908, 3550, 3524, 2900 and 1900 series switches.

§     Experience deploying the Cisco 15454 ONS system.

§     Experience with MPLS and MPLS VPN configurations.

§     Experience with configuration and testing of Tollbridge and Copper Mountain VoIP solutions.

§     Experience with Copper Mountain and Cisco DSLAM and Integrated Access Devices (IAD).

§     Experience with configuration and testing of Cisco VoATM solution and migration path to native VoIP.

§     Advanced UNIX system administration experience.

§     Experience in troubleshooting ISDN, DDS, T1, T3, SONET, ATM, DSL, and Frame Relay.

§     Experience in troubleshooting Cisco LAN switches and VLAN configurations.

§     Basic access equipment configurations for Dial on Demand Routing (DDR) and dial access.

§     Basic knowledge for Juniper’s JUNOS CLI environment.

§     Configuration of MRTG for various network utilization needs.



November 2001-February 2002 Internetwork Consulting Services            Herndon, VA

Contractor - Network Design Engineer

§     Subcontractor for ICS to help with staff augmentation for configuration, test and turn-up of a Gigabit Ethernet based WAN network for a leading cable broadband provider.

§     Assisted in network equipment configuration, verification and testing.

§     Assisted with network transition to newly built network for leading cable broadband provider.

§     Completed required updates to “living” document baseline for customer per their request and requirements.

§     Assisted in network user inventory for DHCP scope variables on the network.



February 2001 – August 2001   Winstar Wireless                                  Herndon, VA

Senior Network Design Engineer

§     Wrote Network Planning Letters (NPLs) to document proposed and planned changes to the network including addition and removal of hardware.  This included rack layout and cable running lists.

§     Evaluate software for IP allocation, and DNS administration.

§     Currently supervise over IP allocation requests and needs.

§     Contributed to the design of a robust and highly available DNS for authoritive serving and resolution systems to integrate existing legacy systems onto.

§     Answered peering@winstar.net e-mails and contacted other companies to work out peering agreements either on public exchanges or alternative interconnections.

§     Researched various possible alternative scenarios for non-core pops and ATM to Packet Over Sonet (POS) migration for IP backbone.

§     Assisted with site install of IP equipment to expedite needed deployments.



September 2000 – February 2001 Rivien Broadband Services, Inc.           Silver Spring, MD

Network Design Engineer

§     Assisted in finalized design and field installation of Rivien network, including access, aggregation and core networks.

§     Assisted in testing VoIP and VoATM solutions deployed on the network.

§     Responsible for completing Out Of Band (OOB) network configuration in access and aggregation networks.

§     Completed standard router configurations for all layers of the network.

§     Responsible for test lab hardware configuration and design for current and future hardware interoperations testing.

§     Responsible for operations documentation for deployed designs and solutions.


February 1997–September 2000   Intermedia Communications, Inc.         Beltsville, MD

Senior Staff Engineer – Network Control Center

§     Senior engineer supporting the Intermedia network backbone and the Network Control Center Staff.

§     Duties included trafficking engineering through MPLS TE tunnels and the ISIS IGP mesh, network monitoring and maintenance.

§     Responsible for department administrative and technical escalations from the NCC staff and supported departments.

§     Assisted in hiring and training of new employees.

§     Reorganized and reinstated the companies Cisco IOS pre-deployment testing and deployment procedures.


1995-1997                       University of Maryland                          College Park, MD

§     Majoring in Computer Science


Computers and networking, boating, skiing.


Available upon request.