Jason Lavoie

jason.lavoie@gmail.com (207) 837-5805 www.oasys.net oasys

Work History

Bowdoin College, Director of Networking and Infrastructure

Aug. 2003 - Present

  • Principal network architect for a prestigious liberal arts college.
  • Lead a team in engineering and operations of network, telecom, cloud, and datacenter infrastructure.

Prexar, Lead Network Engineer

June 2001 - Aug. 2003

  • Managed and expanded ATM network, colocation datacenter, and DSL services for a large regional ISP.

Adelphia Business Solutions, Director of Network Engineering

Oct. 1999 - June 2001

  • Designed and implemented a scalable and robust infrastructure for a national commercial webhosting product.
  • Led project development for flexible ASP systems in a shared environment.

The Maine InternetWorks (MINT), Network Engineer

May 1993 - Oct. 1999

  • Responsible for design and implementation of network, servers, and telco facilities for a 20,000+ user ISP.
  • Designed and deployed municipal and residential cable modem networks for multiple cable companies.

Notable Experience

Hybrid Cloud Connectivity

  • Design, implement, and support flexible and reliable networking between on-prem, AWS, and Azure.
  • Used supporting technologies such as Internet2 CloudConnect, Direct Connect, Transit Gateway, ExpressRoute, Virtual WAN

Project Management

  • Managed multiple $10M+ projects from inception to completion, including design, vendor/product selection, internal justification and budgeting, migration and deployment logistics, training, and operational support.

Wireless Networking

  • Performed extensive “real world” evaluation and comparison of next-generation wireless from multiple vendors.
  • Deployed campus wireless network in numerous RF-challenging environments.

IP Telephony

  • Migrated a 3000-extension campus phone system from a legacy PBX to Cisco VoIP solution, including integration of features such as unified messaging, E911 service, two-way radio interoperability, call recording, SIP trunking, and presence.

Kuwait Stock Exchange Online Trading System

  • Technical lead for project to make live trading information available to exchange members. Innovated elegant solutions for site-redundancy, database synchronization, transparent failover, and interfaces to proprietary exchange protocols.

Network Performance and Analysis Tools

  • Built infrastructure to collect and analyze metrics for ISP and customer network elements, featuring Netflow visualization, per-AS tracking for justification of potential peering/transit arrangements, and real-time tracking of DoS attacks and security incidents.

Mentoring and Teaching

  • Founded an internship program at Bowdoin College to mentor individuals beginning a networking career.
  • Taught group classes for IT staff to obtain CCNA certification.
  • Former Adjunct Professor at Kennebec Valley Technical College for “Intro to Unix” class.

Education

University of Maine, B.S. Electrical Engineering

Dec. 1997

Senior Project: "Hardware data encryption system, Full DES implementation on a 68HC11-based platform."

Skills and Technologies

  • Networking: Cisco (IOS, NXOS, IOS-XR, UCS), Juniper (EX, SRX, MX), F5 (LTM, GTM, ASM), Aruba (Wireless, ClearPass)
  • Infrastructure management: Terraform, Puppet, SaltStack, Ansible
  • Programming Languages: Python, Perl, Bash, Ruby
  • Cloud providers: AWS and Azure