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Bridget Edwards

Sr. Network Engineer

Executive Summary & Candidate Overview

Bridget is a results-driven Sr. Network Engineer with a background in major carriers, managed service providers, and enterprise environments. She has a track record of success in leading technical teams, managing telecom projects, and implementing network solutions to enhance performance and reliability. Bridget's expertise spans voice, data, and wireless technologies, making her a valuable asset for organizations seeking innovative network solutions.


Accomplishments and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Renewed CCNA and CCNP Collaboration certifications, demonstrating ongoing commitment to professional development.

  • Led multiple telecom projects, including CUCM migration, VoIP gateway configuration, and wireless network optimization.

  • Managed fiber transport, Tier III NOC operations, and vendor relationships for major carriers and service providers.

  • Successfully refreshed 1700 APs managed by Cisco WLCs, upgraded to Cisco 9800 series, and optimized wireless coverage for Ahold-Delhaize project.


Location and Travel
  • Open to: Relocation and On-Site Roles.

  • Compensation Seeking: Open to Review Upon Booked Meeting.

  • Position Seeking: Bridget is seeking senior roles related to network engineering.


Work Experience

Sr. Network Engineer at Comcast - Philadelphia, PA

  • Renewed CCNA and CCNP Collaboration certifications.

  • Led voice projects including legacy switch configuration, VoIP switch parity creation, and PSTN interface development.

  • Managed fiber transport, Tier III NOC operations, and vendor relationships for major carriers and service providers.

Sr. Network Engineer at Oxford International

  • Led CUCM migration project and performed AP placement and troubleshooting.

  • Managed life-cycle of manufacturing facilities and performed voice gateway configuration.

  • Conducted pilot projects for etherFAX and Granite implementation to reduce recurring costs.

Network Engineer at Delhaize (Contract through Apex Systems)

  • Optimized Cisco switch stack and 802.11 architecture in retail/warehouse environment.

  • Implemented POS, wireless, and handheld devices and documented network upgrades.

  • Troubleshot network performance and optimized wireless network.

Tier III Network Engineer at VectorUSA - Torrance, CA

  • Provided support for customer infrastructure installation and troubleshooting.

  • Created customer documentation including network diagrams and technical specifications.

  • Supported licensing, firmware upgrades, and vendor escalation for network equipment.

Tier III SME at Conterra Networks - Charlotte, NC

  • Configured ring transport for metro-E, ELAN services on optical network.

  • Trained junior staff on voice services and GPON topologies and equipment.

  • Developed processes and procedures for new product implementation.

Network Engineer/Administrator at MOOD Media - Fort Mill, SC

  • Oversaw global network for delivery of A/V streaming services.

  • Managed Cisco-centric switch/router environment and DMZ topology.

  • Provided LAN support and troubleshooting for regional controllers.

LAN Network Engineer (Contract) at Northrop Grumman - Raleigh, NC

  • Supported one of the world's largest LAN networks with core/distribution/access topology troubleshooting.

  • Conducted daily maintenance of routing/switching/WAPs and troubleshoot network performance.

Professional Services Engineer (Contract at Tekelec, Acquired by Oracle)

  • Provided validation and editorial reviews of MOPs and SOWs for customer upgrades and implementations.

  • Installed and configured virtual system architecture in lab environment.

  • Developed technical training program and delivered training to junior staff.

Sr. Engineer at Comcast Cable - Philadelphia, PA

  • Authored technical requirement and design validation for evolving SIP and IMS 3G CSCF core.

  • Led feature test automation initiative and developed OTT test decks.

  • Collaborated with standards bodies, vendors, and internal teams to reconcile development risks.

NOC at Major Carrier/SP/ISP Experience

  • Managed fiber transport, Tier III NOC operations, and ERate services for major carriers and service providers.

  • Developed processes, test decks, and technical specifications for network operations.

  • Led wireless project for Ahold-Delhaize including AP refresh and wireless network optimization.


Education
  • MS in Telecom Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1997.

  • B.S. in Electronic Engineering Technology from West Virginia State College, Institute, WV, 1994.

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