Baris Sonmez

NetDevOps Engineer ·

10+ years of experience in the IT industry with a focus on Network and DevOps technologies. Adept in network solution from designing, implementation, troubleshooting and focused on software development processes and architectural design. Ability to work well in teams & have a passion for delivering high-quality services/solutions. Strong analytical, research & problem-solving skills.


CK Enerji - Senior Network Engineer

Datacenter & Branch Network Operations

• Manage & responsibility for end-to-end designing, implementation, troubleshooting of network infrastructure
• Design the improvements to be made in the network architecture in Visio
• Monitoring the entire network infrastructure with SolarWinds
• Implementation of hardenings in network infrastructure

January 2022 - Present

Cisco Networking Academy - Instructor

Instructor at CCNA / CCNP / DevNet / CyberOps

Instructor of CCNA, DevNet, Python, CyberOps courses at Cisco Network Academy

September 2020 - Present

TrainingPeaks - Level 1 Accredited Coach

Triathlon Age-Group Coaching

November 2019 - Present

Turk Telekom - Network Security Engineer

Enterprise Network Security Management

• Multivendor firewall management, monitoring, analysis, optimization and security hardening of end-to-end mobile and broadband network security between data centers such as Palo Alto, Fortigate, Check Point
• Management of S2S & IPSec VPN tunnels between data center and other sites
• Detection of threats and vulnerabilities, event tracking, anomaly monitoring with IBM QRadar SIEM
• Network monitoring and traffic analysis with PRTG
• Automates network configuration backup, recovery, compliance analysis, and change management with Restorepoint

September 2021 - December 2021

Netsys Bilisim - Network Engineer

Enterprise Network Management

• Management, design, troubleshoot, upgrade experience on Fortinet’s SD-WAN, Fortigate NGFW, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer, FortiAuthenticator and other products
• Management, design, troubleshoot, upgrade experience Arista’s EOS based L2/L3 switch in spine and leaf architecture and network management with Arista CloudVision
• Management, troubleshoot, upgrade Cisco’s Nexus and Catalyst switches, Meraki switches, routers and access points cloud management
• Management and design leaf and spine architecture with Aruba switch
• Management, troubleshoot, upgrade Juniper’s EX/QFX L2/L3 switches and MX router

August 2020 - December 2021


Consultant Services

• High skill hands-on experience w/ Cisco Catalyst, Meraki, Nexus series switches
• High skill hands-on experience w/ Cisco ISR, NCS, ASR series router
• Indoor&Outdoor access point high skill hands-on experience w/ Cisco Catalyst and Aironet series
• Wireless controller high skill hands-on experience w/ Cisco Catalyst 9800 series
• High skill hands-on experience w/ Cisco ASA/Firepower, Fortigate, Palo Alto, Check Point series firewall
• Network management & monitoring w/ Cisco ISE, DNA Center, CCP, Zabbix
• Network traffic analyzing w/ Wireshark
• Designing network projects on Eve-NG, GNS3, Cisco Packet Tracer

February 2017 - August 2020

TP-Link Technologies Co., Ltd - Network Specialist

Infrastructure & Software Development

• Implemented PoC testing of the products on the roadmap
• Defined the requirement specification for improvement and development and prepared documentation
• Managed the migration and integration processes of ISPs tenders
• TR-069 compliance and APIs customize

February 2011 - March 2017


Istanbul University

Bachelor of Science · Management Information System

Anadolu University

Bachelor of Business Administration · Hospitality Management

Tuzla Anatolian Technical High School

Information Technologies · Computer and Network Systems


Programming Languages & Tools
  • Enterprise & Telecommunication Networks Design & Implementation
  • Software Development with DevOps Methodologies
  • Network Automation Software Development
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum


Apart from being a DevOps Engineer, I enjoy most of my time being outdoors. I am a semi-professional triathlete and triathlon coach in the rest of my professional life. I enjoy pushing my limits by riding a road or mountain bike, running and swimming in different weather conditions all season long. Triathlon is a lifestyle for me, the time I spend outdoors refreshes my mind and makes me physically and mentally strong in my life.

Apart from these, I am interested in aviation and space and I am interested in electric guitar. I spend most of my free time in software development and exploring the latest technological advances in DevOps.