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Network Engineer-Data Center

Location : Coppell TX
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 6+
Required Education : Bachelors
Travel : No
Relocation : No
Job Industry : IT Staffing

Job Description :


Network Infrastructure - NIST





Responsible for the day to day operations of the organization’s core voice and data networks (wired and wireless), enterprise network architecture and security, network technology evaluations, protocol analysis, configuration, and research, complex troubleshooting and analysis and special network projects.


The resource will take an active role in capacity planning, network monitoring and technology mentoring.


Network infrastructure includes routers; switches; circuits; MPLS/DMVPN connectivity; voice over IP phone systems; load balancers; firewalls; VPN; DNS; IPAM; Sniffers; tapping; NAC; NTP; DDoS mitigation; proxies; network management tools; and call recording infrastructure. 



Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each primary duty satisfactorily.

·         Provide advanced system administration, operational support and problem resolution for a large complex network environment.

·         Prepare administer work schedules, assignments, status reports, and workflow analysis.

·         Assign tasks, track time, manage projects, conduct workflow analysis and perform team status reporting. 

·         Monitor and report on network performance and capacity.

·         Ensure network policy, controls, and procedures are maintained throughout the team.

·         Identifies and diagnoses complex problems and factors affecting network performance.

·         Evaluates and identifies opportunities for network performance and functionality improvements.

·         Implement and maintain required levels of network security.

·         Forecast system demands and recommends upgrades, expansions, and reconfigurations.

·         Study vendor products to determine those which best meet company needs and assists in presentation of information to management result in purchase and installation of hardware and software.

·         Assist in supporting non-network technologies such as Servers, SAN, and virtualization.

·         Follow and be an advocate for the change management processes

·         Perform network build-outs, site setup, user training, hardware/software installation, maintenance and support and documentation of operating procedures and processes as necessary.

·         Troubleshoot hardware and software problems take appropriate corrective action and/or interacts with IT staff or vendors in performing complex testing, support, network/ router recovery, and troubleshooting functions.

·         Proactively identify potential issues and areas of improvements in existing network environment.

·         Multi-tasks and prioritizes according to business priorities and production availability requirements.



Required Qualifications :




The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.

·         Good consultative, communication, analytical, and judgment skills.

·         Good time management skills.

·         Ability to work effectively with clients, systems technical staff, consultants and vendors.

·         Suggests solutions that make sense and are in line with future technology direction.

·         Demonstrates sound analytical and diagnostic skills dealing with issues that are not readily defined and/or conflict with available information.

·         Optimizes the use of all available resources.

·         Maintains partnerships across the organization and is able to influence senior management and staff through an inclusive style and recognition of their abilities to achieve results.



Technical Skills:

·         In-depth knowledge of networking and telecommunication systems, concepts, applicable methodologies, tools, standards, procedures, and policies.

·         Extensive knowledge of network environment consisting of all Cisco hardware.

·         In-depth understanding of fiber optic communications, Cisco Routers, Switches, Wireless and IP Telephony systems (VOIP).

·         Proven proficiency in the use of network monitoring or other optimization tools such as Solar Winds, CiscoWorks, etc.

·         Knowledge of major internet routing protocols: BGP, IGMP, EIGRP, OSPF

·         Ability to design, install and manage support of VPN hardware and networks.

·         Ability to engineer, implement and manage support MPLS networks, SONET, Frame Relay, T-1, fractional T-1 networks.

·         Experience with network load balancing, proxies, and network analyzer technologies.

·         Deep knowledge of layers 1 – 4 of the OSI model. Working knowledge of layers 5 – 7.

·         Experience developing scripts to automate system administration tasks including performance monitoring.

·         Checkpoint firewall experience a plus.

·         UNIX / Linux experience a plus.

·         OpenStack; Cisco ACI; or SDN experience a plus



Education and/or Experience:

· Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications or a related discipline

· Six(6) or more years’ experience network systems operations and administration, telecommunications network installation, operations and maintenance or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

·         The qualified candidate demonstrates a strong ability to multi-task in an environment of constantly changing priorities.



Certificates or Licenses:

·         Industry certifications in the areas of ITIL, security and IP networking a plus





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