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Senior Network Engineer

Midwest Consulting Group, Inc. Dallas Contractor
$65.00 - $70.00 / hour
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Our direct client located in Dallas, TX has an immediate opening for a Sr. Network Engineer.

***This is a 12+ month Contract to Hire opportunity***
Responsibilities:
  • Serve as the expert in all networking aspects as well as overseeing network team
  • Lead network design and lead network installations as well as directing troubleshooting and service outages
  • Create services and strategies for cross network back up and disaster recovery data and provide traffic and costing analysis for a balanced network at predictable service levels
  • Maintain the integrity of the network boundaries setting up firewalls (ASA), IDS/IPS protections and fail safe mechanisms against hackers and unauthorized users
  • Formulate system performance metrics, train and advise technical engineering and network operators working on the network of connectivity to trading partners
  • Engineer and troubleshoot site core routing and switching networks including wifi base communications
  • Create a map of the entire network and remote site connectivity and to diagram the hardware used in the topology of the design
  • Work with key network and implementation vendors and services to determines the best fit for the company’s network service’s needs
  • Lead in network capacity planning, tuning, and datacenter network infrastructure defining standards for the network & security.
  • Lead & architect strategic initiatives to address Cloud architecture design, data center Layer 2/3 network services, DR/BC, data backup/restore and others Network managers
  • Design network and lead network installations as well as directing troubleshooting and service outages
  • Provide status information that show the health of the network and events such as outages or other problems

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience
  • 10 years network engineering and management experience
  • Extensive technical knowledge and experience of managing and maintaining large-scale, highly available, Internet facing networks
  • Extensive previous experience in the following areas - Cisco, firewalls, load balancers, gateways, data and voice convergence, video services, application network protocols and accelerators, wireless technologies, supplier management carriers and service providers.
  • Extensive experience troubleshooting multi-tier Internet applications platforms, particularly for web applications and streaming
  • Experience with a broad range of network hardware, software
  • Deep understanding of network protocols (EIGRP, OSPF and BGP), and their applications and characteristic behaviors
  • Experience implementing pragmatic network security and audit
  • Current, industry recognized, advanced certification, or equivalent
  • Good understanding of network configuration and troubleshooting on a range of server Operating systems
  • Experience of working with application and network layer cryptography and virtualization
  • Competency scripting and tools and their application to network engineering, monitoring, automation, and troubleshooting
  • Cisco Certified (CCENT OR CCNA) is a plus but not required

Skills required

Network Routing
Network Planning And Design
Network Engineering
Network Switches
Wide Area Networks
Local Area Networks
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