This position will be responsible for daily network operations and firewall changes, possibly involving external vendors and multiple business areas.
The Junior Network Engineer will:
2+ years of hands on networking experience (routing and switching) is required
Team player: Will be working closely with 3-5 other people on a 24x7x365 basis
Create/maintain/improve network support documentation and processes
Recommend and perform upgrades on systems to ensure uptime
Ability to participate in an on-call rotation
Contribute to planning, testing and responding to Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery events
Ensure the infrastructure is properly monitored within set thresholds and that alerts regarding network outages are addressed in a timely manner
Troubleshoot and repair network-related problems, system failures, switching/routing, etc.
Identify/diagnose network configuration and/or performance irregularities. Develop procedures to respond to these irregularities in a timely manner
Provide timely issue resolutions by evaluating, tracking, escalating, managing of all requests/problems reported
Drive project work to completion
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies desired:
1-3 years experience with networking protocols (e.g., BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, STP, HSRP, VTP, etc.
1-3 years direct experience required in the management and administration of network infrastructure - firewalls, routers, switches, load balancers, etc. - in a high-availability infrastructure on a 24x7x365 basis
Strong knowledge of TCP/IP required
Experience with the use and implementation of enterprise monitoring and management software, such as SolarWinds, Nagios, Cacti, etc.
Candidate must have extensive experience working in structured change management processes for highly available networks.
Firewall/security experience (e.g., access control list (ACL) management, secure remote access, IDS/IPS, etc.)
Experience in network traffic analysis and network-level forensics based on log events and packet capture data
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, conducive to team development
Experience in load balancer configuration, troubleshooting and resolution.
Experience on public/private clouds is a plus
Formal hardware training and/or certifications from one or more of the following vendors: Cisco Systems (CCNA, CCNP), Juniper Networks (JNCIA, JNCIS), Citrix, F5 Networks