|Email:||shekhar.hemnani (at) gmail (dot) com [email concealed]|
|Location:||san jose, California, United States|
|Position/Title:||Technical Marketing Engineer|
OBJECTIVE To pursue a career in Technical Marketing.
EDUCATION M.S. Computer Science, University of Texas at Arlington, 12/04
B.E. Computer Engineering, Mumbai University, India, 06/01
CERTIFICATION Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Preparing for Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)
SKILL SET Operating systems: Windows 9x/XP, Redhat Linux 7.2, Cisco IOS, and Dos
Network Topologies: Ethernet, Token Ring, ATM, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/e, Frame Relay, ISDN, VPN, PPP/PPPoE
Application Protocols: HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, RTP, RTSP, POP3, IMAP, DNS, FTP, DHCP, CIFS, SIP (TCP/UDP), NFS, MMS, Streaming, Telnet,
Network Protocols: TCP/IP, RIP, BGP, OSPF, IGRP, EIGRP, ICMP, IGMP, ARP, MPLS, VTP, IPv4, IPv6,
Security: SSL, TLS, IPSec, 802.1x, Cisco NAC, EAP, RADIUS
Network Analyzer: Ethereal 0.10.5
Languages: Java, C++, C, VB, COBOL and Pascal
Server, MYSQL Server, VOIP etc
Spirent Communications (Avalanche and ThreatEx) 04/05-Present
Technical Marketing Engineer
 Responsible for setting up labs for in house testing of the protocols or customer issues.
 Work closely with the engineers to resolve customer issues.
 Write Technical documents related to the product.
 Help Sales to close deals by closely working with customers.
 Test the Beta quality of the product beforehand in order to accelerate the delivery of the Beta version to the customers.
 Provide the custom performance numbers based on the customers requirement.
 Work closely with Cisco testing group to setup and test the NAC implementation using Avalanche.
 Created a library of protocols, which are not natively supported by Spirent Avalanche, to be used by the customers for their testing.
 Train Sales and Product Verification group for new protocols and functions in the product.
 Responsible for getting requirements and test cases from the customers.
 Help Spirent ThreatEx team on need basis.
 Attend Trade Shows spreading word for our product.
 Perform Competitive Analysis to keep an eye on the competitors.
Compuage Infocom Ltd. 1/02 7/02
Assistant System and Network Administrator for Redhat Linux 7.2
 Install and setup the Redhat Linux 7.2.
 Setup the Security Firewall using Ipchains to allow and restrict the users.
 Deployed Squid Proxy Server
Compuage Infocom Ltd. 10/01 12/01
Assistant Hardware Maintenance Engineer
 Assembled PCs as per requirement
 Resolved problems related to Network card, sound cards, Switches, Routers and so on.
 Installed Windows 95/98/2000, Hardware Drivers and all useful softwares
FEW RECENT PROJECTS
Avalanche doesnt natively support all the protocols but it has a feature called Capture-Replay. Capture-
Replay provides ability to playback a flow captured on the network. In order to allow the customers to use
protocols like Citrix, Napster, Bittorrent, etc which are not natively supported by Avalanche, I created a
NAC Lab Deployment, Testing and Documentation:
Single handedly managed to deploy a lab to test Cisco NAC in its initial phase. I managed to deploy and
help developer to test the initial NAC implementation when the technology was not so well understood. I created training documents to train Sales and Product Verification team. Training documents include 80 pages presentation on 802.1x and NAC, 45 Pages document on Cisco ACS Server and Config files for Cisco DUT.
RFC 2544 like tests over IPSec Tunnel:
RFC 2544 specifies different test cases using variable frame size for testing networking devices. I created a automation project that tests the performance of the networking devices over IPSec tunnel. The tests generate results for different frame sizes which can be graphed using Avalanche Analyzer to analyze the performance of the networking device as the frame size varies.
128 Ports Triple Play test for HP
HP wanted to test their high port density switching modules using Spirent TestCenter. They had test case in which they wanted to send mixed layer 2-7 traffic to see the performance of their Switch. Our competitors already told them that they cant do such a high port density test. I helped sales to configure Layer 4-7 Triple Play traffic on all 128 ports. Triple play traffic included HTTP, FTP, SIP and Multicast video. The test case was a cross mesh and took longtime to configure. We were able to demonstrate the test and win the HP account from our competitors.
RELEVANT Distributed Operating Systems Networks II Wireless LAN
COURSEWORK Multimedia Systems Advanced Networks Computer Architecture
Parallel Processing Advanced Algorithms Concurrent Programming
Software Engineering Advanced Software Engineering
Cross-Layer Optimization in Wireless Networks
Startups: From Idea to Reality (Stanford University)
Building Business through Customer Driven Innovation (Stanford University)
Available on www.LinkedIn.com.