Senior Network Engineer
Atlanta, GA | Contract To Hire
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.