Senior Network Engineer

Atlanta, GA | Contract To Hire

Post Date: 01/10/2017 Job ID: 42967 Industry: Network Engineer

Senior Network Engineer
    Major purpose: This “ hands-on” position is a key contributor to the overall design, planning, operating and implementation of network installations throughout the client' s enterprise, and works closely with other engineering and development areas to build a comprehensive and high-available platform. Responsible for developing an understanding of the present state and future vision of network/telephony inter-operability as we migrate in various phases from non-standard to standard operating environment, including high-availability to “ Cloud” applications.   Major functions: 
•       Proactively identifies risk, single points of failures, security issues, and other issues. Develop and implement remediation plans
 - Continuous Improvement in IT Risk Management
•       Find Root-cause of problems and provide a long-term plan and resolution
•       Act as a consultant with other departments to ensure networking and communication will meet needs and capacity
•       Monitors and manages network capacity
•       Monitors and manages risk with regards to availability and security
•       Responsible Office Move, Adds, and Changes
•       Researches and proposes improvements in technology and process
•       Ensures WAN high availability, including Internet access
•       Resolves problems as referred by Tech Services and the NOC (Level 3 support).
•       Develop and maintains networking documentation and diagrams
•       Works closely with other groups, such as Telephony Engineering, the NOC, Unified Communication, Collaboration, Data Center, End Points, Development, and Business Units in support of ongoing network & telecom improvement projects.
•       Develop project plans
•       Provide periodic progress report to communicate project status   •       Plan, architect and execute medium to large projects, including the coordination of cross functional resources.   •       Analyze monthly vendor metrics for adherence to SLAs   •       Provides 24 x 7 support to critical issues impacting Unified Communication systems in a timely and proactive manner in order to deliver defined service levels.
•       Coordinate with vendors to resolve issues as necessary.   •       Development of Strategic Roadmaps and other Long Range Planning documentation.   •       Excellent problem solving, organizational, analytical, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills   •       Ability to calmly work under pressure.   •       Must be able to work weekends and off-hours as necessary   •       Must be able to travel as necessary   •       Must be able to manage multiple, high-priority projects   •       Commitment to cooperative team approach   •       Excellent time management skills   •       Effective teamwork and excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, in a multicultural environment.   •       Ability to work with minimal direction and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.   •       Strong customer focus and ability to manage client expectations.   •       Ability to present and explain technical information in a way that establishes rapport, persuades others, and gains understanding
•       Strong fault analysis/determination and problem solving skills and techniques.
•       Demonstrated ability to coordinate diverse technical resources to deliver medium to large projects.
•       Ability to be a self-starter, complete tasks with minimal supervision and take initiative in critical situations.   Technical/Functional skills: 
• Advance knowledge of data communications and Internet knowledge including: LAN, WAN, VLAN, VRF, Spanning Tree, WLAN, TCP/UDP/IP, CAPWAP, FEX, HTTP/HTTPS, Multicasting, HTML, DNS, SMTP, SSH, routing protocols (BGP, EIGRP), sub-netting, tunneling, MPLS, and DMVPN.
 • Advance knowledge of VoIP-based Phone systems: such as, Avaya systems utilizing VoIP, SIP, and RTP • Advance working knowledge of Solarwinds Orion or equivalent Network Management System • Advance knowledge of a wide range of data network access; from Analog modems to Broadband technologies. Including: T1, DOCSIS, DSL, Wireless WAN, Wi-Fi, Satellite, etc. • Advance knowledge of load balancer technologies (F5 or Kemp) • Advance knowledge of QoS and large enterprise networks with video and voice. • Advance knowledge of network troubleshooting tools, such as, network analyzers (ex. WireShark), nslookup, telnet, traceroute, port scanners, IP scanners, PUTTY, etc.
• Advance knowledge of Wi-Fi technologies 802.11a/b/g/n/ac and WEP
• Experience with Cisco 7500 Flex Connect and Cisco 1041 Access Points is desirable.
• Working knowledge of SD-WAN and WAN Optimization
• Working knowledge of cabling infrastructure: Fiber (Single and Multi-Mode), Cat6, cable management, cabinets, and equipment racks
• Working knowledge of fundamental electrical concepts; such as: UPS and Grounding
• Proficient with network security concepts and implementation, such as, firewalls, Access Control Lists, TACACS, RADIUS, SYSLOG and NTP.
• Experience with Cisco ASR 1000 and 4300 series routers
• Experience with Cisco Catalyst 4500, 2950 and 2960 series switches
• Experience with Cisco Nexus7000, 5000, 2000 series switches including VPC & VDC technologies
• Experience with Cisco Prime
• Must be proficient with Windows, especially its communications and networking capabilities.
• Proficient with MS Visio
• Proficient with MS Excel and Word
• Proficient in ITIL concepts, such as, Change Management, Incident Management, Configuration Management, Problem Management, etc.   Education/Experience/Licenses etc.:  • Bachelor’ s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
• 10+ years of experience working with Networking, and Telecommunication on medium to large enterprise environments.    
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