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Garrett Barnes Resume 2016 LinkedIn

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Garrett Barnes Resume 2016 LinkedIn

  1. 1. GARRETT BARNES OBJECTIVE To obtain a position of responsibilities that utilizes my skills and experience and keen to work in an environment where I can enrich my knowledge. SKILLS & ABILITIES Networking: LAN, WAN, WLAN, Switches (Alcatel-Lucent/Cisco), Routers (Alcatel-Lucent/Cisco), Fiber and Optical (CWDM/DWDM), Racks and Power, TCP/IP, Latency, QoS, ACLs, BGP, OSPF, ATM, MPLS, Microwave. EXPERIENCE SALES ENGINEER – UTILITIES, PUBLIC SAFETY, GOVERNMENT, NOKIA (FORMERLY ALCATEL- LUCENT) 04/15-Present  Primary technical resource for the Utilities, Public Safety, and Government field sales force.  Actively drive and manage the technology evaluation stage of the sales process, working in conjunction with the Account Executive as the key technical adviser and product advocate for Nokia products (Microwave, Routers, Switches, Optical, Professional and Managed Services.  Hands-on development approach for product demonstrations, and respond to functional and technical elements of RFIs/RFPs.  Work with R&D department and Product Line Managers to provide customer feedback on existing and future products. LEAD NETWORK ENGINEER, GRAND RIVER DAM AUTHORITY 11/08-04/15  Supervise and mentor all network related staff and serve as Project Manager for existing network projects, and be primary contact for network related issues, responsible for root cause analysis and any post mortem reporting.  Design, install, configure, and maintain IP/MPLS based network equipment and devices on GRDA network (approx.: 120 sites including corporate, substation, hydro-electric, and coal-fired plant). This includes working with layer 3 IGP (OSPF, IBGP,) and layer 2 services such as VPLS, Epipe, VLL, and layer 3 VPN.  Support corporate LAN/WLAN and operational network infrastructure, monitoring system performance and implement performance tuning. Work in conjunction with Voice Services (VoIP), SCADA, Metering, Relay, Homeland Security, and corporate IT in support of department systems (SCADA EMS/EBS, Metering control systems, Relay fault control and monitoring systems).  Install, splice, and test fiber backbone. CUSTOMER TEST AND INSTALL TECHNICIAN, LEVEL3 COMMUNICATIONS 01/07-11/08
  2. 2. Page 2  Provide technical support for new service activation and testing.  Build, test, and deliver data transport services to customers.  Received certification for Ciena Coredirector, and extremely knowledgeable with most SONET, ATM, Frame Relay, and Wave transport equipment (Nortel, Ciena, Sycamore, Fuji, Alcatel, Lucent, etc.).  Operating SONET and Ethernet test-sets. PROJECT MANAGER/ENGINEER, ZEECO, INC. 05/06-01/07  Manage various projects for incinerator division.  Plan and lead projects in order to deliver final product to client within contract specification.  Prepare and maintain project budget and identify potential profit gain/loss areas.  Provide documents and drawings per contract milestones ensuring timely payments.  Manage and expedite in-house work as required. PROJECT MANAGER, WILTEL COMMUNICATIONS 11/99-04/06  Provide a single point-of-contact for the customer involvedwith the project, and coordinate and manage all aspects of the account.  Create comprehensive implementation/project plans to meet customer's needs and requirements, and ensuring critical timeframes and project deliverables are met in an acceptable time frame. CUSTOMER TEST AND INSTALL TECHNICIAN  Provide technical support for new service activation and testing.  Build, test, and deliver data transport services to customers.  Received certification for Ciena Coredirector, and extremely knowledgeable with most SONET, ATM, Frame Relay, and Wave transport equipment (Nortel, Ciena, Sycamore, Fuji, Alcatel, Lucent, etc.).  Also experienced in operating SONET and Ethernet test sets. LEAD DESIGNER  Designated as a backup for senior management.  Supervise and mentor network design staff.  Process, track, provision, and circuit design for carrier customers.
  3. 3. Page 3  Provide network design training for my group, quality control all outgoing network designs, create and maintain project reports for upper level management, and be a point-of-contact for all escalations. PROJECT LEAD/NETWORK DESIGN, MCIWORLDCOM 01/98-11/99  Spearheaded MCI/Worldcom Design alliance team.  Assign and track back orders for carrier customers, quality control all outgoing network designs, create and maintain project reports for upper level management, and be a point-of-contact for all escalations. EDUCATION NORTHEASTERN STATE UNIVERSITY – TAHLEQUAH, OK - BACHELOR OF ARTS Major: History Minor: Political Science Graduated May 10, 1997 Member OIL (Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature) COMMUNICATION Constantly advising senior staff on project updates. Presented Federal Regulatory Agencies updates on Compliance issues. LEADERSHIP Thrive and excel in leadership roles. Always up to tackling hard assignments, and leading my teammates to complete the goal. CERTIFICATES Have several Alcatel-Lucent certificates for IP Product Lines. REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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