Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Hands on security engineer looking for a job in Atlanta

Jeff A. Mathis
Phone:  404-903-8027
Network Security Engineer

Accomplished and highly motivated IT Security Professional with over 14 years’ experience in IT and Sales related disciplines.  Together with a strong work ethic, passion for success, customer satisfaction, and a proven track record with superior consultative and technical skills. Technologically advanced IT Certifications include; Juniper Instructor Training – Start and Switch Boot Camp, Configure and Manage Cisco ASA and IPSs, PCI Remediation and Compliance, Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer, Palo Alto Networks Accredited Configuration Engineer, Juniper Certified Specialist – Security (SRX) and Enterprise Routing and Switching, Juniper  Firewall/VPN (Netscreen), Sourcefire Certified Security Engineer (SFSCE), Sourcefire Certified Incident Response Professional (SFCIRP), Sourcefire Certified Architect (SFCAR), Sourcefire Certified Security Engineer Advanced Malware Protection(SFCSE-AMP), and Cisco Certified Network Associate.


IBM – Security Intelligence QRadar                                                                     2015-2015
L2 Technical Support Engineer

  • Work directly with clients, including some of the World’s top network and security Infrastructures. To assist with advanced hardware, operating systems, tuning, scalability/performance, network integration issues and security analysis.
  • Provide technical engineering support, as part of the Technical Support Center, in order to resolve customer issues by performing diagnostics, performance optimization, security incident analysis, solution/partner recommendations, and product knowledge transfer. 
  • Perform Proof of Concept and Validation of solutions and complex issue reproduction while interfacing with engineering, product management, and quality assurance teams.
  • Function as a key state-of-the-art QRadar Information Security software expert.

iGX Global Services – Project Based Work                                                                      2012-2015
Network Security Architect and Implementation Engineer
·      Project Manage Network Security Solutions Installations from Network Design, Implementation to Maintenance and Support.
·      Projects have included diverse Industries including Universities, Insurance, and Medical enterprises with solutions from our Networking and Security Partners. 
·      Juniper Instructor Training – Junos Start, Junos EX Switch Boot camp Facilitator.
·      Configure, Maintain, and troubleshoot Security Solutions and tune IDP/IPS’s Signatures.

Enteredge Technology                                                                                             2011- 2012
Network Security Engineer
·      Juniper Partner Support Engineer Security Operations Center (SOC). Configuration/Troubleshooting for Managed Security Services (Firewalls and VPNs),
·      Network Security Design with Juniper Security Appliances (SSL/VPN and Network Access Control (UAC)(BYOD)  JNCIS-SEC(SRX), JNCIA-Junos
·      JUNOS/SRX - Configure High Availability (Clustering, Chasseing, and Disaster Recovery), Install and configure VMware, Windows, Linux Servers, and Security Appliances.
·      Project Implementation Specialist/IT Network and Information Security
·      Cisco CCNA Facilitator for The Atlanta Cisco User’s Group

Intertek ETL Testing Services                                                                               2008-2011      
Strategic Account Manager/Sales Engineer
·      Specialized in selling IT/Telco Equipment Safety, EMC, NEBS and Performance testing.
·      Managed a $1 Million Dollar Module of 50 accounts including Cisco, Adtran and Digium.
·      Developed over 30 new accounts in First Year of Sales, which contributed to more than a 50% in yearly revenue. 

AT&T Business Services                                                                                              2004-2007
Strategic Account Manager
·      Sold all products from the AT&T portfolio including Managed Security, MPLS, Frame Relay, VPN, and VoIP.
·      Managed a $3 Million Dollar Module of Accounts: Single point of contact for all customer service issues pertaining to all accounts in module including sales, contracts, billing, implementation, and service.

Momentum Global Services (AT&T Partner)                                                            2002-2004
Cisco/MPLS VoIP Implementation Specialist
·      Designed Cisco Network, implemented and installed Data/VoIP (MPLS) network for the largest Dental Company in the US (230 offices).
·      Member of the team that pioneered VoIP utilizing MPLS with Cisco Equipment and AT&T.  Installed and Configured Cisco 1750 Routers at Remote Office Locations, Setup LAN/WAN/VoIP and trained Office Managers on the new benefits of the enhanced system and Cisco 7500 at HQ location.

AT&T Business Services                                                                                              2000-2002
Data Network Consultant (Sales Engineer)
·      Developed sales business plans to provide sales team with leads and strategic business development solutions for existing customers Designed and Conducted technical training and programs on VPN, Security Solutions, VoIP and Data Center Solutions for Sales Teams and Customers – assisted in differentiating AT&T from the competition to win more business.
·      Technically designed strategic solutions for leading companies in coordination with engineers, sales, and marketing team.
·      Led technical promotional programs designed to increase sales for special AT&T products – conducting training classes for over 50 sales executives monthly.
·      Expertise in Technical Sales Training including Cisco Sales Essentials Competitive analysis differentiating AT&T products within the market place.
·      Supported Sales Executives by providing technical presentations to CEO and CIO decision makers.


·      Juniper Networks Instructor Training – Junos Start
·      Palo Alto Networks:  Certified Network Security Engineer
·      Palo Alto Networks: Accredited Configuration Engineer 5.0. 6.0
·      Palo Alto Networks Migration Tool 1.8, 2.3
·      Palo Alto Networks Panorama Management 6.0
·      Sourcefire Certified Incident Response Professional (SFCIRP) v4.4
·      IBM Blue Diamond Medical Information Security Certified Specialist
·      Juniper Networks Certified Specialist – Security (JNCIS-SEC)
·      Sourcefire Certified Security Engineer (SFCSE-AMP)
·      Juniper Networks Certified Specialist – Enterprise Routing and Switching
·      Juniper Networks Certified Associate Netscreen OS Firewall/VPN
·      Sourcefire Certified Security Engineer (SFCSE)
·      Junos Pulse UAC/SA SSL/VPN Gateway Hardware Installation
·      Juniper Networks Security – Technical Accreditation
·      Juniper Networks Policy and Access Control
·      Sourcefire Certified Architect (SFCAR)
·      Sourcefire Certified Sales Representative (SFCSR)
·      Juniper Networks Certified Associate JUNOS (JNCIA-JUNOS)
·      Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
·      Juniper Authorized Design Specialist – Branch
·      Juniper Authorized Design Specialist - Campus
·      Juniper Networks Sales Specialist Enterprise Routing, SA SSL/VPN, IDP/IDS
·      Palo Alto Networks:  Accredited Sales Expert
·      CompTIA Network+
·      Juniper Networks Ingenious Champion

University of North Texas
Bachelor of Business Administration

University of Sheffield Hallam, Sheffield, England
Field of Study:  International Business
Synopsis of Projects:

Project manager and Network/Security Implementation Engineer for every aspect of the projects:

PCI Audit and Remediation for Largest POS manufacturer and Payment Gateway Company in the World to Prepare for the annual PCI Audit.  Manage chance and control procedure to configure and manage all Cisco ASA Firewalls including IPS modules, Juniper SRX Firewalls, Cisco Routers and Switches and Juniper EX-Switches.  Update and tune IPS signature databases, and investigate LogRhythm alerts to determine the type and scopes of attacks, potential breaches and remediation techniques to minimize risks and attack vectors.  Proactively ensured that all network devices were hardened to meet PCI compliance recommendations/standards. 
Analyze and create proposals and deliver presentations of potential threats and attack vectors to keep management up to date on potential Security Solutions to secure the organization in the most cost effective possibilities.

Medical Enterprise Network consisting of more than 6 hospitals and over 300 clinics for an Ivy League Medical School integrated with a large Medical Enterprise.
Migrated 2 Cisco 7600 FWSMs in High Availability to 2 Palo Alto Networks 5060s in High Availability between 2 geographically dispersed Datacenters.
Project Highlights:
4,700 Firewall Objects
2,200 Network Address Translation Security Rules
1,200 Security Policies

Ivy League University migration from Juniper SA-6500s to Mag-6611s
4,500 users with over 40,000 switch ports
Replaced Juniper Secure Access 6500s in HA with Juniper Mag 6611 with 2 SM-360s (SA) and 2 SM-161 (NAC) modules chassis in High Availability between 2 Datacenters.

Installed Juniper Network Security Manager (Juniper Network and Security Manager) for a University and another project for one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.

Installed Juniper vGW(Virtual Gateway) (VM - Virtual Security) for one of the largest insurance companies in New England to facilitate with their Physical to Virtual transition of their systems.

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