Basic Info

Osama Abosekkina

14 years

Cairo, Egypt

Bachelor's Degree

Experienced

Work Experience

Network/clouding lead at Telecommunication company

Experience Details

Network/clouding lead

IT/Software Development

Manager

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Company Details

Telecommunication company

Cairo, Egypt

11-50 employees

Information Technology Services

N/A

Oct 2016 to present (6 months)
Senior Network Security Engineer at Schlumberger

Experience Details

Senior Network Security Engineer

IT/Software Development

Experienced (Non-Manager)

• Liaising with the business units to collect the developer/ user requirements for the POC, and working together on identification of the success criteria for projects. Report to the committee management on the progress.
• Conducts in-depth analysis of network and security elements and identifying target architectures and gaps from baseline in line with the strategy, SLAs, KPIs and policies.
• Manages the day-to-day installation of Cisco 3800, 2800 routers, 3750, 6500 switches, Nexus 7000, ASA firewalls, IPs, wireless access points, DMVPN, IPsec and SSL VPNs for all sites and the associated monitoring tools. Delegates tasks to the IT engineers and ensures issues are getting handled in line with the SLA.
• Conducts regular security events analysis and monitoring. Ensures compliance with IT network and security metrics, and policies.
• Evaluates and certifies new technologies or new versions of existing network and security products.
• Write and maintain technical documentation including design docs, test plans, project plans, procedures, incident reports and troubleshooting guides.
• Evaluate the proposals of vendors during the RFP process for procurement of x86 server clusters, network equipment and for the data centers globally. Examples, IBM System X, P and HP Proliant, DELL Power Edge, NVIDIA GPGPUs, MELLANOX infiniband switches.


• Provide L3 support to the business units and the clients. Create and manage the release process of the documentation of installations, configuration, service catalogues and troubleshooting. Provide the necessary training.
• Ensures the smooth transition of services by the change management practices and procedures like replacing assets, software or hardware upgrade required.
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Improved performance to cost ratio for acceptance criteria of new hardware to be 3 to 1.
• Achieved a global support model for hardware to reduce the associated cost and downtime of replacing components.
• improved the lead time to deliver the clients with the hardware. It was proven as a competitive advantage.
• Reduced the down time and the cost with the implementation of an innovative automatic ticketing system solution.
• Designed the first secure OpenStack cloud platform for the company’s multi-tenant client projects.


Company Details

Schlumberger (multinational)

Dubai, United States

More than 1000 employees

Oil and Gas

slb.com

Oct 2010 to Sep 2016 (5 years 11 months)
Network Team Lead at Schlumberger

Experience Details

Network Team Lead

IT/Software Development

Manager

• Manages the day-to-day installation of Cisco 3800, 2800 routers, 3750, 6500 switches, ASA firewalls, IPs, wireless access points, DMVPN, IPsec and SSL VPNs for all sites and the associated monitoring tools. Delegates tasks to the IT engineers and ensures issues are getting handled in line with the SLA.
• Analyses availability, capacity, security, recovery and asset utilization requirements of new site implementations or the gap from the baselines in line with the metrics, policies for the existing ones. Creates the guidelines and associated procedures needed.
• Conducting in-depth analysis of network and security elements and identifying target architectures and gaps from baseline in line with the strategy, SLAs, KPIs and policies.
• Measures KPIs and ensures compliance with IT infrastructure architecture principles, metrics and standards.
• Ensures the smooth transition of services by the change management practices and procedures like replacing assets, software or hardware upgrade required.
• Reporting to the IT Manager and stakeholders on project progress, network availability, security performance status against SLAs and KPIs.
ACCOMPLESHMENTS
• Reduced the downtime and the cost of point-to-point leased links by 30% by achieving an innovative MPLS solution connecting remote sites and offices to the HUBs.
• Increased the availability of sites by10% to 98% of all time measured on a monthly basis.
• Improved the customer satisfaction and maintained it on a quarterly basis.
• Improved the measured time taken by the user to run the remote applications to a few seconds rather than minutes in some situations.


Company Details

Schlumberger (multinational)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

More than 1000 employees

Oil and Gas

slb.com

Apr 2006 to Oct 2010 (4 years 6 months)
Project Manager at NABS ITS

Experience Details

Project Manager

IT/Software Development

Experienced (Non-Manager)

As a Cisco Partner, I was responsible for responding to the tenders by the different Clients for Network and Security deployment projects, the management of the RFP process, Pre-Sale support, technical presentations and After-deployment support during the maintenance contracts.

ACCOMPLESHMENTS:
• My company was awarded many projects in the private and government sectors to deploy the network security model for many clients as a result of my good listening to the client’s requirements, and my ability to convince the clients with the cost-performance comparison of the solutions compared against other competitors.


Company Details

NABS ITS

Abudhabi, United Arab Emirates

11-50 employees

Information Technology Services

nabs-its.com

Dec 2003 to Apr 2006 (2 years 4 months)
Network Engineer at Nile Online

Experience Details

Network Engineer

IT/Software Development

Entry Level

As a Network Engineer with a large ISP, I was responsible for the provision of the ATM/Frame Relay network across Egypt using Cisco MGXs, BPXs, PARADYNE DSLAMs (Hotwire 8820, 8620). I also provided the technical support of the clients.


Company Details

Nile Online

Cairo, Egypt

101-500 employees

Information Technology Services

nile-online.com

Jan 2001 to Dec 2003 (2 years 11 months)

Achievements


HPC Network and systems architect for Schlumberger global datacenters for +5 years.

Managing the vendors supplying the servers, and network products for the datacenters like HP, DELL, Super Micro, Mellanox, QLogic and Cisco.

Doing the engineering role to support the huge data centers (>10000 nodes) requirements and acting as the 3rd level support for their operational issues.



Led the team responsible for managing the network connectivity for Schlumberger in the Middle East , oversaw compliance with IT metrics, policies such as capacity, availability, security and configuration for a very large network of Cisco routers, switches, wireless controllers and access points, reported to the connectivity manager in MEA.

Managed many real-time offshore and onshore connectivity projects in the Middle East, using a variety of technologies such as VSAT, MPLS, ISDN, Wireless Full Mesh, and IPT.



Acted as Network Security Expert for the H.Q of the UAE armed forces and its affiliates.

Acted as a consultant for the most well known Oil and Gas production customers.



Provisioned the ATM/Frame relay network which covered the entire country. Worked for one of the leading ISPs in Egypt and North Africa and had great exposure to differentiated technologies.

Education

BSc in Computers and Systems Engineering in Computers Engineering

Education Details

BSc in Computers and Systems Engineering

Computers Engineering

Ain Shams University, Egypt

C / Good / 65 - 75%

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Ain Shams University
1995 - 1999

Certifications

CCNP, CCSP
Mar 2002

Certificate details

CCNP, CCSP

Mar 2002

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Cisco

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Certificate details

Prince2 Practitioner

Jul 2009

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= PMP

ITIL foundation
Jul 2009

Certificate details

ITIL foundation

Jul 2009

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CISSP
May 2005

Certificate details

CISSP

May 2005

N/A

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ISC2

N/A

CISA
Dec 2006

Certificate details

CISA

Dec 2006

N/A

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ISACA

N/A

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

Applied Project Management in Houston, TX.

Jun 2013

Schlumberger

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Training/Course Details

Technical bidding and tendering in Houston, TX.

Jun 2014

Schlumberger

N/A

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More than 7 years

Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows

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More than 7 years

Network Administration

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More than 7 years

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3-5 years

VMWare

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1-3 years

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Data Centers

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3-5 years

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More than 7 years

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Business-oriented, Presenter, Initiative, Team Player, Supportive

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