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Paul Tursan d'Espaignet

Netzwerk und Unified Communications Spezialist

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  • Sprachkenntnisse: deutsch (verhandlungssicher) | englisch (Muttersprache)
  • Letztes Update: 07.02.2017

CCIE (Collaboration) und CCNP (Routing & Switching) certified with more than 10 years of experience.

Experienced with design and implementation of IP Telephony solutions across the Cisco suite of products (Cisco Unified Communications manager, Cisco UCM Express, Unity Connection, Unity Express, IMP & Presence, Contact Center Express, WebEx Meetings Server) as well as 3rd party integrations (XMedius, RightFax, ARC Enterprise Console, ANDTEK, Prognosis), and underlying virtualisation infrastructure (VMWare ESXi, VCenter, etc).

Experienced with design, implementation and troubleshooting of across a broad range of Cisco Networking solutions including ISR Routers, Catalyst Series Switches, Nexus Series Switches, Controller Based Wireless LANs (44xx & 55xx series), Cisco ASA Firewalls, and some 3rd party vendors including HP ProCurve and HP A-Series (Formerly 3COM).


Freelance Work                                                         July 2014 – Present
Network and Unified Communications Specialist
Airbus Defence & Space (on behalf of Dimension Data Managed Services) – Munich, Germany (July 2015 – October 2016)

  • Operational and Lead Project Resource in a secure Cisco UC environment of 20,000+ endpoints across 5 Clusters, and various ecosystems, including CUCM, IM&P, CUC, On-Premise WebEx Meeting Server, Kurmi (UC Provisioning), Tiger (Call Billing Platform), XMedius (IP Fax), Andtek (Phone Services & Call Recording), and Prognosis (Monitoring Solution).
  • Cisco Jabber rollout across multiple divisions and domains, including cluster preparation (DNS activation, Hostname / Domain name changes, Certificate compliance, etc).
  • Consolidations of individual CUCM Clusters and standardisation of configuration, dial-plan, software versions, and authentication mechanisms.
  • Project Support for several CUCM 10.5 Cluster Upgrades
  • Automation of various operational tasks using Python and 3rd Party libraries, integrating with IOS Devices (via SSH libraries), CUCM (via AXL SOAP libraries) and various other data processing tasks (CSV, XLS, etc).
Avantgarde Technologies – Perth, Western Australia (Remote work) (July 2014 – Present)
  • Provide freelance consulting and project services to a number of clients. Projects including:
  • Network and Unified Communications Audits for several local government clients, identifying outstanding issues, and recommendations for remediation.
  • Complete Network Redesign and implementation for a local government client based on findings from previous network audits, introducing multiple spanning-tree protocol, dynamic IP routing and modification of IP addressing scheme network wide.
  • Core Switching Replacement and DR Site implementation.
  • UC, Routing and Firewall implementation for a regional Airport.
  • Respond to ad-hoc incidents, provide Pre-Sales services for equipment and Professional Services quotes and provide general infrastructure advice.

Data#3 (Perth, Australia)                                             March 2014 – June 2014
Senior Systems Engineer (Contract)
  • Contract role to lead technical delivery of several projects for various clients including the following:
    • Upgrade of Cisco Unified Communications environment from v7.x on physical hardware to v9.x on Cisco UCS and VMWare.
    • Upgrade of Cisco Unified Communications environment from v9.x to v10.5, including all integrated applications (IM & Presence, Unity Connection, TelePresence application servers (TMS, TMSXE, Conductor, TPS) and WebEx Meetings Server.
    • Configuration of SAML SSO for Cisco UC Applications (CUCM, IM & Presence, Unity Connection and WebEx Meetings Server) using Microsoft Active Directory Federated Services.
    • Design of new Cisco Unified Communications System for a Government client, consisting of Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Unity Connection, IM & Presence, Unified Contact Centre Express, ARC Enterprise Console and WebEx Meetings Server.     
Data#3 (Perth, Australia)                                September 2012 – December 2012
Senior Systems Engineer (Contract)
  • Contract role to lead technical delivery of several projects for an Engineering company including the following:
    • Relocation of a backup Data Centre and all WAN services for the region, to new facilities with new highly available LAN & WAN infrastructure, consisting of twin Nexus 7000 series Core Layer, twin Nexus 5000 Series Distribution Layer and Cisco Nexus 2000 series Fabric extenders as the access layer.
    • Design of the new dual-homed WAN infrastructure, providing redundancy across multiple provider connections.
    • Upgrade of an existing two-server resilient ARC Enterprise Console deployment and resolution of outstanding issues.
    • Support and maintenance of the existing APAC-wide Cisco Communications Manager environment.


ConocoPhillips (Perth, Australia)                            March 2011 – December 2011
Network Services Analyst (Contract)
  • Responsibilities included day to day support for the data and voice networks in the Asia Pacific region and several projects including:
    • Migration from Ericsson MD110 PBX to Cisco Unified Communications Manager
    • Design and installation of ARC Enterprise Console in a two server resilient configuration for the central Australian reception
    • Implementation of new WAN and Switching infrastructure for new offices
    • Infrastructure Upgrades and refreshes
    • Proof of concept deployment for wired 802.1X security on Cisco Catalyst switches

Synergy Plus (Perth, Australia)                                     May 2009 – March 2011
Communications Engineer
  • Varied role involving presales, ad hoc support for managed services customers and technical delivery of projects including the following:
    • Implementation of new Core infrastructure for a large Health Care provider - using Cisco 6500 Virtual Switching System (VSS).
    • Design of a new Cisco Unified Communications Manager Cluster for an international subsea engineering company that provides services to the oil and gas industry.
    • Cisco IP Telephony deployment for a defence force contractor including integrations with ARC Enterprise Console, Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging, Microsoft Office Communicator (CUCIMOC), Polycom IP Video endpoints via a Cisco IOS Gatekeeper and Cisco 3500 Series MCU and ISDN Video Gateway.
    • Complete redesign/replacement of an existing Cisco IP Telephony deployment (upgrading from version 4.x to version 7.1), incorporating new features made available in version 7.x of Cisco Unified Communications Manager and integration with Microsoft Exchange Unified Messaging and ARC Enterprise Console.
    • Remote site Cisco IP Telephony deployment for local government.
    • Network refresh for a resources customer, involving implementing new Core and Access Layer switching infrastructure for a large mine site.
    • Complete Data Centre relocation for an oil and gas customer.
    • Various IP Telephony deployments based on Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express.
    • Ongoing support for several customers Cisco Unified Communications platforms.

Rio Tinto (Perth, Australia)                                                  May 2008 – April 2009
Communications Engineer – Projects (Contract)                                                       
  • Responsible for delivery of large infrastructure projects, including:
    • Network Switch Replacement Project - A major infrastructure replacement project, replacing End of Life / End of Support switches in complex environments at multiple Pilbara Mining sites.
    • Wesley Building Office Fit out – Installation of Switching infrastructure, UPS’s and IP Handsets.
    • Rio Tinto Operations Centre – Installation and configuration of multiple Cisco Nexus 7000 and Cisco Catalyst 6500 series switches for the Operations Centre Data Centre.

St John of God Health Care (Perth, Australia)                   March 2005 – May 2008
Network Engineer                                                                   
  • LAN and WAN Administration
  • Managed WAN upgrades and Firewall changes.
  • Planned and implemented WAN changes to improve availability to several divisions.
  • Implemented significant network equipment refreshes in several large Hospitals.
  • Implemented a Cisco Wireless network based on 4400 series WLAN Controllers and lightweight access points in Bunbury Hospital.
  • Installed network infrastructure for a large office relocation, including deployment of Cisco IP Telephony
  • Worked on numerous other projects including Standard Operating Environment, Financial modelling and WAN Quality of Service implementations.
  • Produced documentation and provided support training to Technical Support Officers.
Technical Support Officer – Service Desk and Level 2 On-Site Support
  • Provided Desktop and Network support in a mixed Windows 2000 / XP / Novell Environment of 1500 workstations across 15 different sites
  • Novell eDirectory Administration and ZENworks application packaging
  • Configure and deploy replacement network switches
  • Responsible for training new staff members
  • Provided backfill for several positions including Change and Release manager, Availability / Capacity manager and Service Desk / Incident Managers.
Open to projects in and around Berlin, or those where remote work is possible. Would consider projects with part-time on-site requirement depending on distance from Berlin. For short-term cutovers and upgrades in remote sites, travel is no problem.