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									                                           JESSE KENDALL
   123 Elm Street • Miami, FL 33183 • Home: (305) 555-5555 • Cell: (305) 444-4444 • jkendall@notmail.com

                                 INNOVATIVE VOIP SOLUTIONS DESIGN
Subject Matter Expert (SME) for critical operational support for Global Cisco VoIP Services. Known for providing
outstanding oversight of the network/system changes, proactive analysis of VoIP networks, and quick resolution of
Tier I and II escalated technical issues.


                                      PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Cisco Systems, Miami, FL                                                                          20xx – 20xx
Manager, Voice Platform Development
Technical Lead, Security/Voice Architecture & Solution Test
Managed a multi-site software development team of 12 people; implemented VoIP/H.323/SIP/xGCP directly on the
DSLAM. Led a software development team located across multiple Cisco sites to implement an eight-port IDSL
card utilized in Cisco DSLAM products. Defined and tested multiple customer solutions, including ISDN over
TDM/fiber networks, voice over IDSL, and third-party CPE at customer sites. Collaborated with Wall Street
institutions to test and deploy next-generation architectures for the brokerage industry. Interfaced with third-party
partners and offshore Cisco teams while driving programs to successful customer implementation. Oversaw product
delivery and supervised team in performing integration testing with VoIP equipment prior to customer deployment.
       Improved performance and increased reliability by implementing platform redundancy, failover, POTS call
        processing, SS7 support, OAM&P, and network management GUI functionality.
       Achieved high coverage in compressed automated cycles; defined the QA process and solution test plans.
       Identified next-generation branch office and core data center architecture for utilization in the financial
        industry, including application packet prioritization, storage, fraud detection, and voice integration.
       Rolled out a security testing program via an education initiative and implemented the enhanced testing as
        part of the ISO-9000 quality compliance.
       Defined processes to improve the boundary and vulnerability testing of all Cisco products.

BCD Network Hardware Division, Miami, FL                                                        20xx – 20xx
VoIP Engineer
Directed a software development team in defining the VoIP software architecture for the product and implementing
VoIP on the IBM routers. Presented the program to IBM organizations and customers. Partnered with other IBM
business units to define an overall voice strategy.
       Provided overall project management support to successfully deliver milestones on time and within budget.

CDE Telephony Systems, Miami, FL                                                                  20xx – 20xx
VoIP System/Network Administrator
Headed technical collaboration with worldwide associates. Created, implemented, and provided 24x7 support of a
network of seven VoIP gateways and three gatekeepers across four worldwide satellite locations. Reformed and
managed the billing system.
IVR/CTI System Developer/Administrator
Managed IVR/CTI in support of online technologies. Innovated and improved an Interactive Response System for
online telephone gaming, voting, dating, and messaging.


                                                  EDUCATION

                                  Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
                                        XYZ State University, Miami, FL
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