We are currently seeking a Talented Network Admin here in the downtown Houston area. If you have a strong background and looking to make that change, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Under the general supervision of the Information Security Officer, the Network Administrator is responsible for
maintaining our clients network technology resources and support facilities, including the Network Topology,
Phone System, Cyber Security and Access to the Mobile, VPN and Wireless Networks, including the Disaster
Recovery network. The Network Administrator maintains the day to day network requirements including
installing upgrades; monitoring network performance, and protection of the client's network access. Collaborates
with the Information Security Officer in the overall administration of these directives for our client. Ensures the
network technology activities are secure and stable at all times. Assists in developing and implementing
network technology architecture strategies to accommodate current and future organizational needs.
Strategy & Planning
Proven experience and success with enterprise-level LAN, WAN, and WLAN engineering, design, and
Proven ability to design, deploy, maintain and document all firewalls, routers, switches, UPSs and network
connections to all servers, SANs, phone and internet circuits. Ensure network connectivity of all servers,
workstations, telephony equipment, fax machines, and any other networked appliance.
Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network
management best practices.
Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes,
and service records.
Document the LAN's architecture, design, and layout, including protocols and standards used, as well as
Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network
administration, usage, and disaster recovery.
Develop and deploy methodologies for testing network performance and providing network performance
statistics and reports.
Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related
Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of
developments in the networking industry in support of network procurement and development efforts.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications;
maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Design and support Cisco VoIP infrastructure and its associated software, including IP-PBXs, call
management systems, voicemail, and interactive voice response.
Deploy, update, and effectively manager call manager suite for reporting and routing of IP telephony traffic
on the network.
Establishes network specifications by analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements;
designing router administration, including interface configuration and routing protocols.
Assist the technology department financial requirements by submitting information for budgets and
network monitoring expenses.
Acquisition & Deployment
Assist with the design and deployment of company LANs, WANs, and WLANs, including connectivity to
servers, routers, switches, UPSs and other hardware.
Participate in managing and evaluating all network security solutions.
Responsible for submitting change control requests and receiving approvals prior to any changes on the
Conduct scheduled testing and improve the disaster recovery plans to detect faults, minimize malfunctions
and backup systems as it relates to network functionality.
Oversee new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades relating to network or telephony
Plan and implement any improvement, modification, or replacement of network infrastructure components.
Where necessary, liaise with equipment vendors during installations and hardware performance issues.
Design and deploy enterprise-class
Receive, prioritize, and respond to incoming work orders, calls, and/or emails regarding equipment and/or
Processes, solves and answers complex network problems or inquiries including on site analysis,
diagnosis and resolution of complex network problems for a variety of end users. Recommend and
implement corrective solutions.
Evaluates network performance issues including availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency;
planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment; defining network
policies and procedures; establishing connections and firewalls.
Maintains network performance by performing network monitoring and analysis, performance tuning;
troubleshooting network problems; and escalating problems to the vendor when necessary.
Secures the network by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation.
Upgrades network by conferring with vendors; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancement
and patches. Where necessary, liaise with equipment vendors during installations and hardware
Responsible for coordinating, supervising and managing all network cabling and wiring requests for all
facilities and their IT rooms.
Performs periodic scheduled audits to validate all serial numbers, locations, licenses, and support
Performs periodic network configuration file reviews and makes approved adjustments as necessary.
Assures all network devices have configuration file backups available.
Participate in scheduled network failover and disaster recovery testing events.
Accurately document instances of software or hardware failure, repair, installation, and removal or other
Manage and ensure effectiveness of security solutions, including firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, and
intrusion detection systems.
Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with departmental administration
regarding pertinent network activities.
Configure all networks to ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling organizational objectives
Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed to identify and remedy network
Ensure network connectivity of all servers, workstations, telephony equipment, fax machines, and other
Participate in managing all network security solutions.
May answer telephones, answer questions and direct
We are an equal opportunity employer and make hiring decisions based on merit. Recruitment, hiring, training, and job assignments are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, or any other protected classification. We consider all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.