Our direct client has an urgent opening for a Senior Network Engineer to join their team as a permanent/full-time employee. For now, this person will be working 100% remote until Covid restrictions are lifted and staff are able to come back to work onsite. This company offers amazing benefits and perks and the opportunity to work on a beautiful campus they have for their corporate headquarters.
Manager Notes & Position Overview:
This position will require Voice experience; specifically, Cisco Unified Communications (UC)
The main thing the client needs is for this Sr. Network Engineer to be able to support Level 2/3 issues with the following platforms: Cisco, Arista, F5, Palo Alto, and Aruba.
This Sr. Network Engineer needs experience with VPN tunneling and needs to have advanced knowledge/experience with the following network protocols and how they are used: MPLS, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, VPN, QoS, NHRP, and GRE)
Will need to know how to create new IP’s
Must have at least 3+ years (more is better) of experience with F5 Load Balancing and will be required to help with the F5 issues being experienced due to the client’s network having grown and are now having a loading problem.
Will need to know how to lock down a firewall.
Facilitates the planning, forecasting, implementation, and operational support for network of moderate to high complexity.
Responsible for the administration and maintenance of client’s network infrastructure.
Required to keep abreast of emerging technologies and provide recommendations where necessary. Performs and manages network problem resolution and oversees the development and documentation of best practices.
Performs or manages large network design upgrades and hardware reconfigurations.
Conducts network studies and traffic analyses, prepares forecasts of network traffic and capacity, and recommends modifications to the network configurations that reduce costs or improve service. Utilizes network management software to produce appropriate metric reports.
Troubleshooting & Support
Serves as a technical resource on large scale network/security issues.
Acts as a subject matter expert and also provides support for network/security related incidents. Proactively monitors and measures the overall infrastructure performance and recommends or drives the necessary corrective measures, if necessary.
Participates in on-call rotation requiring troubleshooting during off hours.
Implements and supports network/security devices including firewalls, IDS/IPS, ACLs, and various other security devices.
Adheres to industry accepted network/security best practices.
Produces and reports on cyber threats as they relate to the company and industry.
Conducts vulnerability scans against company owned assets to assist in determining security posture.
Policies, Standards, Guidelines, Procedures, and Audits
Assists in the development of network/security policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures relevant to IT infrastructure.
Participates in audits providing requested network/security information on time and as requested by the audit teams.
Adheres to SOX, PCI, and local regulatory requirements to ensure compliancy.
Technical Skills & Experience Required:
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field OR equivalent work experience may also be considered
Minimum 7+ years of IT network experience in infrastructure/network environments performing network engineering (hardware and/or software), design, planning, implementation, and support
Minimum of 8+ years of experience ideally working in a large enterprise network in a design, engineering, or L2/L3 network support role.
Minimum of 8+ years of LAN/WAN Network Engineering experience installing, maintaining, configuring, and troubleshooting network equipment including: Arista/Aruba/Cisco routers and switches
Minimum of 3+ years of experience (more is even better) with F5 load balancing hardware
Must have Arista/Aruba/Cisco routing and switching knowledge and experience, Palo Alto/ASA firewalls, VPN and Wireless experience.
Advanced knowledge of & experience with routing protocols e.g., MPLS, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, VPN, QoS, NHRP, GRE required
Must be skilled in the use of routing protocols (EIGRP, OSFP, BGP), understand QOS, be able to implement traffic policing and shaping on a LAN/WAN network and understand GRE tunneling
Must have networking, network design, and network security experience
Strong troubleshooting skills and effective troubleshooting methods including:
F5 Load balancing traffic and engineering for automatic failover Hands-on experience with traffic monitoring and management
Must have advanced knowledge of datacenter routing and switching
Experience troubleshooting and resolving network anomalies on an operational network
Experience with a broad range of security products such as Firewalls, IDS/IPS systems, AV, VPNs, Authentication, Content Filtering, etc. in a variety of network implementations.
CCNP certified is or equivalent experience is desirable
Professional Skills Required:
Ability to develop and implement highly complex network/security projects.
Solid analytical skills to troubleshoot highly complex and/or technical problems
Ability to engage with customers, manufacturer partners, and internal and technical staff
Must have excellent attention to detail as well as excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Customer focused attitude: Must have the ability to clearly articulate complex issues to various levels/audiences. Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently
Ability to make decisions in stressful situations that align with strategic goals of business
Ability to manage conflicting priorities
Participate in 24/7 on-call rotation
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and rack equipment
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