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Job Details

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    Pay Rate
$130k
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    Location
Remote
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    Job Type
Contract-to-Hire
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    Date Posted
3 weeks ago
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Overview

Our Network Engineers support a wide range of data communication hardware, software, and cloud-based connectivity.  This person works with several groups to design, build, and support the on-prem and cloud infrastructure, implement software features, research innovative solutions, and provide necessary maintenance and troubleshooting.  This person specifies, configures, installs, troubleshoots, upgrades, and administers WAN/LAN hardware and software, cloud connectivity and integrations, and various monitoring tools.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Related Work Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of Cisco and/or Meraki hardware and management software on a mid to large size network.

  • Experience with Fortinet or Cisco firewalls and their associated features

  • Strong knowledge of IP routing protocols including BGP and OSPF

  • Strong knowledge of IP addressing including CIDR, supernetting and subnetting.

  • Experience with NMS software and technologies (SNMP, NetFlow, Syslog, etc)

  • Solid understanding of voice and data wiring and communication protocols.

  • Knowledge of cloud-based connectivity options and integrations with major providers

  • Must have excellent troubleshooting skills and be able to diagnose complex network problems.

  • Ability to take ownership of an issue, problem, or project and see it through to completion.

  • Must be a teamwork oriented, self starter who can effectively manage their own project schedule and deadlines with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to learn new technologies rapidly and adapt to industry changes on a consistent ongoing basis.

  • Clear, concise, and understandable verbal and written communications with customers, vendors and IT staff.  Ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner.

  • Ability to adjust schedule appropriately to manage multiple, changing priorities as well as emergencies.

  • Understanding of current industry trends, directions and products.

Formal Education or Equivalent:

  • At least three years of experience administering a medium to large scale LAN/WAN and Hybrid-cloud environment

  • High-school diploma or general education degree required.

  • College degree in computer-related science or Cisco certifications preferred.

Skills / Knowledge Required:

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide a high level of customer service.

  • Manage WAN/LAN infrastructure.

  • Assist in architecting the WAN/LAN infrastructure

  • Regularly monitoring system usage, capacity and availability.

  • Develop and execute procedures for optimizing WAN/LAN performance and capacity.

  • Assist in the administration of Cisco and Meraki routers and switches, wireless access points, VPN equipment and related network hardware.

  • Work closely with direct supervisor to coordinate all hardware and software changes.

  • Perform network maintenance and work through vendors to resolve issues.

  • Manage Fortinet Firewall infrastructure

  • Assist in supporting and maintaining the Fortinet-based firewall platforms

  • Regularly monitoring system usage, capacity and availability.

  • Evaluate and specify new hardware, software and procedures.

  • Leads or participates in implementation of departmental system projects.

  • Participate in on-call rotation

  • Diagnose and resolve complex hardware, routing and system problems.

  • Use structured and systematic approach to gather information and identify cause of problem.

  • Understand the urgency of the problem and the impact on customers.

  • Initiate contact with hardware and software vendors as necessary to resolve problems.

  • Develop and implement temporary circumventions to be used if immediate resolution is not feasible.

  • Ensure direct supervisor is kept appraised of problem status.

  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge and skills to support the variety of hardware and software in use in the company.

  • Performs administrative duties and participates in departmental activities.

 

Technical Competencies

Knowledge and demonstrated skills with the following products:

  • Cisco IOS and Cat-OS

  • Cisco Routers, Switches, Cisco ASA, Cisco Wireless Access Points, VPN concentrators

  • Meraki devices (access points and switches) preferred

  • Hybrid-cloud integrations and support, including SaaS and IaaS (Azure preferred)

  • SSL VPN Appliances and various remote connectivity and security technologies

Exposure to the following: 

  • MPLS

  • HSRP

  • BGP, EIGRP, OSPF

  • IPSEC (client and site to site)

  • SSL VPN

  • ISDN

  • 802.1x

  • WPA/WPA2 (enterprise)

  • VLANs, VTP and 802.1q

  • QoS and CoS

  • NetFlow, SNMP, Syslog

  • 802.11b and 802.11g

  • Etherchannel

  • Fiber optics

  • IP Route summarization

  • CIDR, Subnetting and Supernetting

  • Radius & TACACS

  • Cisco Virtual switching (VSS)

  • Multicast

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  • This position offers the flexibility of working from home full time

  • Must be flexible enough to accommodate after hours assignments and support.

  • Minimal travel required to implement new technologies or support the network

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