Dru Albright

7 Markel Road

Malvern, PA 19355

(610) 722-0770 [Home]    (610) 728-1208 [Work]   (610) 389-0617 [Cell]


Executive Summary

Senior Network Engineer with experience in network analysis, design and implementation, security policy and hardware and software maintenance.  Results oriented, with strong ability learn quickly and adapt to new technologies.

Summary of Qualifications

14 years of experience in network support.  7 years experience in Network Management and Design.  6 years experience in Frame Relay, TCP/IP, Telephony, and LAN/WAN equipment.

Excellent interpersonal skills to work equally well with Engineers, Business Leaders and Customers.   7 years of experience with client proposals and budgeting, interacting with both technical and non-technical personnel.  6 years experience in managing personnel on project-based tasks.  11 years experience preparing technical documentation.  3 years experience designing and implementing security procedures and design.  Very adaptable to new opportunities and challenges. Information technology experience performing design, implementation and management of WANs, LANs and secure Internet systems. 


Position History

01/01 to Present              Lockheed Martin Global Telecom            King of Prussia, PA

Chief Architect / Senior Network Engineer


Involved in variety of high-profile projects for Advanced Business Engineering division.  Supported proposals of Broadband Internet Data Center for multiple large international contracts, including various network design and documentation efforts.  Acted as Chief Architect for Broadband Lab research and development project.  Performed trade studies for Unified Messaging solution and other services.      Responsible for overall design of Internet Data Center product and decision-making authority over policies and procedures, equipment selection, purchases and documentation.    

Supported multiple network design and engineering contracts for national Internet Data Centers installed for global customers in China, Kazakhstan, Portugal and other countries.  Worked with vendors for design and pricing, including Sun, Cisco, Hewlett Packard, iPlanet, Stalker and Novell.  Acted as business development support with both internal and external clients at various sites about the U.S., doing presentations and promotions of the IDC and LMGT.  Presented proposals to both commercial and government contract bids.  Supported engineering of Set-top Box and TV Head-end systems for MPEG-2 Cable/ISP project as both developer and review board chairperson.

10/00 to 01/01 Tek Systems            Plymouth Meeting, PA       

Infrastructure Engineer

Responsible for maintenance of NT servers across 35+ site WAN Enterprise for large chemical corporation.  Developed and documented infrastructure standards for servers and WAN.  Maintained servers and monitored security and backup procedures.  Provided support as central point of contact for all local administrators at remote sites.  Supported first-level support desk and IT director initiatives.


7/98 to 10/00             Pilgrim Baxter & Associates,             Wayne, PA     

Security Manager / Senior Network Engineer

    Responsible for the development and support of the Data Center and WAN for a $30 billion mutual fund company.  Hardened network for security and audit purposes, and developed all relevant physical and conceptual security policies.  Met with vendors and contractors to scope and develop network, software and WAN solutions.  Developed and implemented Y2K disaster recovery plans.  Selected, configured and maintained network routers, switches, firewalls, servers and various ISP and WAN solutions.


Rebuilt and rewired networks from 10 Mb to full-duplex Gigabit with Fast Ethernet.  Utilized VLANs, multiple domains, firewall DMZs and host of networking technologies to enhance the corporate network, and support the company’s Internet presence.  Coordinated over a dozen WAN-based research services from outside providers.  Developed network and documentation standards, as well as standard desktop client images.  Facilitated weekly I.S. staff meetings, and interfaced directly with vice-president and company principles.


7/95 to 7/98 DataZed Software Services Inc.,             Collegeville, PA

Senior Consultant/Network Manager

Employed on contract to Rhone-Poulenc Rorer of Collegeville, PA.  Supported over 200 clients for day-to-day IS issues.  Implemented a variety of Ingres, Oracle and Visual Basic vertical applications.  Documented and developed multiple corporate desktop standards.  Integrated a variety of in-house applications.  Worked on various RPR Intranet projects. 


For DataZed directly, assembled and maintained Internet Service Provider with complete suite of Internet server packages.  Produced corporate web sites for several clients.  Integrated several Internet solutions, including Microsoft Exchange and Internet Information Server.


5/93 to 7/95    Softmart Inc.,                                     Exton, PA                 

Team Leader / Manager      

Supervised a staff of 12 regular employees and 3 part-time employees.  Promoted twice in one year.  Answered 20 to 50 help desk calls daily.  Acted as company representative to clients.  Performed corporate technical support for a dozen Fortune 500 companies.  Conducted in-staff training and produced report for client companies.  Named Technical Representative of the Year by peers.  Earned two awards for support efforts.


9/91 to 5/93     Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz,          Phila., PA       

PC Support Specialist

Provided all PC hardware and software support for 70+ users across 12 offices nationwide.  Helped maintain a network of 500+ users. Worked extended hours for special projects.  Developed solutions and made hardware and software purchase recommendations.


9/89 to 9/90     SmithKline Beecham,                    Phila., PA                      

 PC Support Analyst

Provided troubleshooting for 1000+ users across several sites.  Operated client support lines and user resource center.  Worked with support group on various projects.  Installed and upgraded a variety of hardware and software on a continual basis and in support of corporate projects.



Bachelor of Management of Information Systems  (1991), Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA;

Training and Development

MCSE Certification, September 1997

SmartSwitch Routers – Cabletron Systems

Microsoft Exchange 5.0

Spectrum Element Manager – Cabletron Systems

Microsoft SMS 1.1

VLAN Manager – Cabletron Systems

Microsoft SQL Server 7.0

US Robotics Total Control Enterprise System–3COM

Microsoft TCP/IP

Checkpoint Firewall-1 Security Engineer Training

Microsoft Windows 95

Checkpoint Firewall-1 Security Administrator

Microsoft NT Server 3.51

ISDN Provisioning