Connected Systems Partners is looking for a Sr. Network Engineer who can help our client build, maintain, upgrade network systems and infrastructure in field offices and datacenters (including LAN/WAN devices, firewalls, load balancers, IPS / IDS, VPN, QoS, switches, wireless solutions and VOIP throughout the organization’ s global network).
·Manage network equipment and services refresh program to ensure current supported technology is utilized by coordinating with supplier and business Units.
Select and implement security tools, policies, and procedures in conjunction with the company’s security team.
·Manage VPN, WebSSLVPN, and VPN site to site tunnels on ASA firewalls.
·Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations.
·Monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability.
·Monitor metrics around utilization and capacity and recommend changes for improvement.
·Provide Level – 2/3 support and troubleshooting to resolve network issues and requests.
·Work within established configuration and change management policies to ensure awareness, approval and success of changes made to the network infrastructure.
·Determine network hardware requirements based on system requirements.
·Liaise with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution.
·Develop technical transformation plans and business cases as needed to foster adoption of new network technologies.
·Develop new network transport services to support emerging application requirements such as IP Video implementation, Connectivity to Cloud hosting providers, Unified Communications Integration, QoS, etc.
·Ensure global standards are met and that global projects are designed, implemented and supported consistently.
·Interface with other Vendor Infrastructure domain experts and project managers to develop and deliver solutions that cross multiple technical domains.
·Ability to participate in on-call rotation.
Education & Experience:
·8 or more years of experience in a technical network position
·Proven hands-on network engineering experience
·5 or more years of experience in a large, global environment is preferred
·Bachelor’ s degree in Computer Science or extensive relevant experience will be considered
·Cisco Certification preferred (CCNP or higher)
·Strong working knowledge of TCP/IP protocols, concepts and application in production environments (DNS, DHCP, FTP, NTP, etc.)
·Strong working knowledge of LAN / WAN protocols and technologies (EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, MPLS, VPLS, IPsec, VPN/DMVPN/GETVPN, QOS, etc.)
·Strong working knowledge of the following hardware, software, and protocol includes but is not limited to; Cisco Nexus Series, Cisco Routers, Cisco Catalyst switches, Cisco ASA firewalls, Cisco WLC controllers, Cisco Access Points, Cisco ACS, WCS
·Hands-on experience with monitoring, network diagnostic and network analytics tools