This position delivers on Major Transformational projects including Datacenter reengineering, consolidation, Multi-cloud rationalization and deployments including Cisco ACI, SDWAN, etc.
Perform designs and deliver on operational objectives by engineering, evaluating, recommending, formulating testing and implementation of plans for current and new network technology;
Contributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews;
Preparing and completing action plans;
Designing cost effective networks, ensuring industry best practices networks;
Completing audits; identifying trends; determining network improvements; implementing change;
Hands on Engineer with Knowledge in the following Network Technologies to include Cisco Routers, Switches, Firewalls, F5 Load-Balancers, VPN concentrators, Cisco ACI, SDWAN, AWS cloud services, DNS, Proxy as well as others for all data centers and branches etc
Must have design, deployment, and troubleshooting experience in MPLS, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, STP, Ether Channels, OTV, VPC, VDC, and general knowledge around NTP, SNMP, NetFlow, CEF, Security Protocols, Network management tools including DCNM, NAE, Live Action, Solarwinds, and Wireshark.
Be able to independently design and develop QoS configurations for data and Voice deployments and help troubleshoot any data and voice related issues.
Be able to design, deploy, migrate, and troubleshoot Cisco ACI and SDWAN
Be able to configure, deploy, and troubleshoot F5 LTMs/GTMs
Familiar with project delivery methodologies as related to network infrastructure.
Work with the team to evolve the long-term architecture in collaboration with stakeholders, partners and customers; participate in developing the ongoing strategic vision.
Be able to evaluate emerging technologies on an ongoing basis, identify needs and able to make recommendations for new technologies and vendor solutions based on network vision and strategy, leveraging latest industry developments.
Drive implementation of proof-of-concepts and lab testing from concept to delivery with an emphasis and focus on emerging technologies.
Embed Information Security and Risk Management principles within culture requiring continuous improvement to complex functions to coordinate security and compliance risks related to information systems and assets. Able to drive coordination, consensus and execution to mitigate risk, issues and emerging threats in mission-critical environments.
Ability to maintain excellent network documentation using Visio, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Excellent verbal / written communication skills a must.
Must be able to support weekend / after-hours network deployments and escalations to troubleshoot production issues.
7+ years of related technical experience with planning, engineering, design and implementation of complex enterprise networks using Cisco routers, switches, firewalls, VPN, network management and monitoring systems.
5 years of leading Datacenter and WAN transformational network engineering efforts. ACI, SDWAN, and AWS Cloud would be a big plus.
Deep experience with Network architecture, IT infrastructure, IT application technologies and frameworks
Must be able to determine business requirements and provide detailed designs.
Strong knowledge and hands on experience in QOS design and implementation is required for this position.
Strong Hands on architect/engineering level experience on Cisco Nexus, 6500, 3800, 3900, 3700, 3500 & 2900 is required.
Strong Cisco Nexus 7K, 9K expertise and virtualization is required for this position.
Strong communicator with ability to be flexible, decision oriented, and highly motivated. Ability to approach major decisions in a consultative manner with a particular emphasis on delivery.
Strong ability to develop and maintain productive relationships with internal partners and external vendors.
Bachelor s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Internetworking, Management Information Systems, Engineering or Information Systems Engineering (or foreign equivalent degree
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) Certification is ideal