Evgeny Koshelev

IT Specialist

About Me

Over 30 years of experience in IT engineering and Data Communication field, including 20+ years of hands-on practice within a large Multinational Telecom and ISP Network. Extensive experience of dealing with inside departments and local business units in more than 30 counties worldwide, as well as with equipment suppliers. Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills, ability to coordinate with sales and marketing staff, and to work under time pressure and overtime.

Work Experience

Data Center Technician / Manager
November, 2012 - Present
  • - Served as a Data Center Subject Matter Expert (SME). Demonstrated an excellent hands-on experience in all aspects of data center operation and customer implementation. Received many awards from the management and satisfied customers for a good job.
    - Continued performing CPE installations and support of Oranges data center operation in Houston (data center infrastructure, power and environmental monitoring and PM, administration, documentation, asset management, and metric reporting). Managed to achieve a 100% uptime since day one.
    - Implemented a number of initiatives to bolster reliability and energy efficiency levels in the data center, including ATS modification, UPS optimization, HVAC balancing. Achieved noticeable cost savings by improving processes and finding better QCR.
    - Participated in construction, survey, relocation and closure projects of various sites in central region as an SME and active performer. Managed data center closures. Built a new Orange POP in Houston and moved there all the customers.

Orange Business Services (Equant - France Telecom Group)
, Sr Field Ops Engineer
January, 2002 - November, 2012
  • - Contributed a main role in the Data Centers Build-out project installed and wired up almost all the network equipment in Houston and Dallas data centers.
    - Actively involved in implementation of SONET, DWDM, IP/MPLS Backbone, Metro Ethernet, ATM/FR, OC-48 to DS0 circuits, Wi-Fi, Voice/IP, and other services.
    - Successfully completed hundreds of router installations, wiring and troubleshooting tickets, network change calls, nodal PMs, test and repair activities.
    - Conducted planning, estimating and documentation activities. Performed capacity monitoring and inventory management. Handled ordering of materials and tools to complete jobs/projects.
    - Collaborated effectively with clients, support staff, vendors and service providers.
    - Demonstrated extensive knowledge of Internet, computers, routers, switches, firewall, etc. Proved advanced skills in Electronics, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering.

Global One Communications, LLC. (JV of Sprint, France Telecom, Deutsche Telekom)
, IP Engineer / Analyst
November, 1999 - January, 2002
  • - Participated in a Global Intranet Network Redesign project (OSPF and IPX reconfiguration, IOS upgrades). Developed system design specifications and procedures.
    - Implemented a Transparent Web Caching Optimization project. Achieved about 30% of HTTP traffic saving on the company IP Core Network after fine-tuning the caching strategy and equipment upgrades.
    - Led the IP Lab. Performed acceptance testing of a number of Cisco IOS releases and hardware modules on main platforms with SmartBits Traffic Generator and LAN/WAN protocol analyzers before deployment on the Global IPVPN network.


Radio-Technical College of Yekaterinburg, Russia, Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science


  • Data Center
  • Datacenter
  • Data Center Operations
  • Data Center Infrastructure
  • Data Center Relocation
  • Data Center Management
  • Data Center Design
  • Data Center Consolidation
  • Data Center Construction
  • Data Center Architecture
  • Field Operations
  • Field Technician
  • Field Installation
  • Field Support
  • Customer Support
  • Customer Service Operations
  • IT Operations
  • Network Administration
  • Network Engineering
  • Cabling
  • Structured Cabling
  • Wiring
  • Wide Area Network (WAN)
  • Internet Protocol (IP)
  • Internet Protocol Suite (TCP/IP)
  • Voice over IP (VoIP)
  • IP Phones
  • IP Networking
  • Networking
  • Cisco Networking
  • Core Network
  • Optical Network
  • Optical Transport Network (OTN)
  • Optical Communications
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Telecom Infrastructure
  • Enterprise IT Infrastructure
  • IT Infrastructure Operations
  • IT Infrastructure Management
  • Optical Fiber
  • Cisco Routers
  • IP VPN
  • OSPF
  • MPLS
  • OC-48
  • Firewalls
  • Load Balancing
  • Switches
  • Microsoft Office
  • Facility Management (FM)


Full professional proficiency