Network Lead Experience, Project Management, WAN / LAN Environment Experience, TCP / IP, Vendor Relations, F5 Load Balancers, Cisco Nexus Switch Platform, Network Design And Networking Protocols, VOIP/SIP QOS, Routing and Switch skills - EIGRP & BDG, WAN/NPLS, Troublshooting skills with network analizers
Job Description: Our DIRECT CLIENT has an immediate opening for a Lead Network Engineer to ensure the efficiency and accuracy of business transactions by researching, engineering and implementing network services for use by the client's enterprise network which consists of 30 sites throughout the Maryland, Washington D.C., and West Virginia region. This also includes connectivity to external business partners, vendors and ISP’s.
SCOPE: Position responsible for environment consisting of 6,000 users, 30 sites and over 800 network components routers, switches, hubs and communications circuits).
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES: Under the direction of the Manager, accountabilities include but are not limited to the following:
Design and integrate systems that enable access to data across and outside of the the client's organization, ensuring integrity, security and availability. Act as consultative resource for voice and data network infrastructure problem resolution, to ensure maximum availability and efficiency of the companies enterprise data network.
Prototypes and tests network based systems and services under consideration for use by I/T and its clients. Develops and maintains network based infrastructure architectures which facilitate access to data across the enterprise and facilitate cross-platform integration.
Manage projects as assigned. Utilize project management tools to track and report on project progress and issues. Act as technical project manager and/or lead architect for projects assigned or approved by the data network engineering area.
Provide technology consulting services to business units, translating their business needs into technology solutions. Function as senior integration specialist for network interoperability design and problem resolution related to cross-platform technical infrastructure issues. Serve as consultative resource to other I/T staff by providing highest level of internal problem escalation in support of the data network. Recommend solutions, alternative techniques and provide training related to voice and data network service infrastructure issues.
Staff guidance, development, assessment and administrative duties.
Research current technology through a combination of formal and self-training. Provide instruction to peers and staff on technology changes.
This position is also subject to being "on call" for emergency situations requiring immediate resolution. Travel between all the client's locations may be required.
BS Degree in Information Management or a related field, with 5-7 years of related experience and/or training in
F5 load balancers
Cisco Nexus switch platform
strong routing and switch skills - EIGRP & BDG, WAN/NPLS
Troublshooting skills with network analizers
Project management experience.
Supervisory or project lead experience.
Previous experience must include equipment installation, fault isolation/resolution and project management in a WAN/LAN environment as well as several years experience in managing routers, switches and other network infrastructure components.
Should be very knowledgeable of networking protocols, with a thorough understanding of TCP/IP.
Must have the ability to analyze, design and implement complex network topologies.
Must be aggressive in researching and trialing new technologies that would benefit the enterprise business.
Will need to understand the role of other technical platforms which includes servers, host systems, workstations and network based applications/databases.
Ability to conduct business with vendors
Excellent project management skills, with ability to coordinate technical and human resources
Ability to produce detailed, accurate technical documentation
Must be able to coordinate multiple projects concurrently
Self-motivated and adaptable to change.
Must be able to prioritize and manage time effectively as well as function with no supervision, under tight deadlines, and demonstrate initiative in problem solving
Ability to engage oneself and others in continuous learning
Communication skills must include ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals and technical procedures and journals, ability to write reports, business correspondence procedure manuals, and white papers; and ability to appropriately respond to complaints from customers and associates.
Also required is the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of top management, public groups, customers and associates.
Top level technical skills
Working knowledge and experience with configuring main frame communications software including VTAM, TCP/IP, Enterprise Extender, and APPN are a plus.
Broad knowledge of Cisco products and services
Network based certifications
Knowledge of data network communication
Supervisory, technical lead or project lead experience