Select Page

Kenneth Wayne Hancock

Senior Network Engineer

 Wayne Hancock

Senior Network Engineer


My Story

I grew up knowing what I wanted to do, work with technology.  Repairing old stereo equipment as a kid, getting my first computer (Commodore 64), I always knew I would be working with Tech.  Computers, then Dial Up networking/Bulletin Board Services (BBS’s) opened my eyes to linked or networked computers.  In 1991 @ College, there were no options for networking degrees, my options were Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.  While attending college……


My Resume

Years Experience

Oil and Gas Experience

Defense Contracting

Employment History

General Dynamics, OKC

  • Oversee the architecture and operation of the Network Integration Lab staging area for Air Force Network configuration/validation
  • Designed, supported, and reviewed 29 individual base’s network topologies to support new equipment requirements for the Air Force Base Information Transport Infrastructure (BITI) 2018 project to upgrade Base Area Networks
  • Designed new IP/VLAN structures for 29 Air Force and National Guard bases for BITI 2018 Project.
  • Review, verify and redesign enterprise-level base area networks to support future growth and network transitions according to industry standards via Technical Requirement Document (TRD) and Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) directives
  • Simplify and automate manual processes via scripting and templated configuration systems
  • Automated Visio Stencil creation to speed up network design and documentation
  • Provide training and onboarding of new contract network personnel
  • Install, maintain and operate SolarWinds monitoring system for the lab

Thing Commander



  • Provide network contract services to Oil / Gas Companies
  • Design and deployment of greenfield as well as brownfield network solutions in oil/gas fields
  • Palo Alto firewall design, installation, configuration, and design for field security

SandRidge Energy

  • Lead Architect and manager of all field communications for SCADA data collection and field secured Wi-Fi
  • Co-designer of Data Center core routers/switches as well as distribution systems for corporate offices
  • Administrator for company-wide network monitoring and alerting via SolarWinds Orion suite of tools including NPM (Network Performance Monitor), SAM (Software & Application Monitoring), NTA (NetFlow Traffic Analysis), and NCM (Network Configuration Manager).  Monitored 18,500+ nodes (9+ years exp)
  • Developed field SCADA security system, separating corporate users from SCADA networks.  (Palo Alto)
  • Developed SandRidge Field Communications budget to be able to better track and allocate spending.
  • Directed field personnel to preform network equipment installation and troubleshooting; provide Tier 3 troubleshooting escalation assistance to resolve wireless/network/server issues in the field
  • Worked closely with business units to ensure network connectivity prior to well first flows
  • Evaluated project proposals from multiple vendors, presenting a quantitative vendor selection to the business as well as an implementation plan.  Examples: Tower construction bids, VoIP phone solutions, Network equipment
  • Developed and provide network training for all field network technicians to prepare them for working with corporate SCADA Systems
  • Established field network documentation standards, creating custom stencils in Visio to assist in the creation of accurate documentation
  • Designed, implemented, and maintain over 2,900 wireless devices utilizing Motorola/Cambium network equipment
  • Designed and administrated the Aruba Networks Wireless controllers and access points companywide (1200+ Access Points) for both Corporate and Field use

General Dynamics

  • Directed General Dynamics personnel on Air Force Bases
  • Surveyed, designed, configured, and implemented multiple 300+ building, multi-vendor network systems for USAF
  • Architected improved network topologies and implemented a cutover solution to minimize downtime
  • Facilitated development of project schedules, manpower oversight to reach target milestones and complete projects on time
  • Directed the selection of primary network vendors by evaluating technical specifications, creation of statements of work, and review of bids for each base
  • Chief customer relations liaison and engineering troubleshooter
  • Trained base personnel on newly deployed network systems
  • Evaluated MTBF studies to improve and implement optimum systems designs


East Central University, Ada OK


BA in General Studies completed with all coursework for Computer Science completed.

Network Engineer in Oklahoma City

Wayne Hancock