Senior Network Implementation Engineer

cisco ccnp, routing, switching, virtualization, security, storage, voice, ip network protocol bgp, ip network protocol ospf, ipsec, vpn, cisco ise, ssl data acceleration, optimization, mlps, mlps vpn, wlan, vrf- lite, large scale palo alto, voip, python, rest apis, ansible terraform, hybrid cloud infrastructure, cisco data center technologies, nk7, n9k, n2k, greenfield network design, brownfield network design, CCNP
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

Job Description

Title: Network Implementation Engineer

Location: Woodland Hills, CA

Ekman Associates, Inc. is a Southern California based company focused on the following services: Management Consulting, Professional Staffing Solutions and Executive Recruiting.


Seeking a senior level Network Implementation Engineer. Our Client is insourcing major aspects of their Network and Data Center Operations. The position will be responsible for technical ownership and delivery on infrastructure projects and for infrastructure aspects of Application projects. Requires extensive background driving outsource partners in project delivery and strong technical experience in enterprise networks.


  • Utilize technical skills to coordinate network enhancements and deployment efforts.
  • Identify hardware, software, and external service cost estimates, resource requirements, project scope, and objectives.
  • Develop and implement detailed migration plans
  • Develop configurations for network and security equipment based on provided high level designs.
  • Physically install network and security equipment to support designs.
  • Turnover implemented work to the operational support teams including development of operational processes, as-built documentation, and training. Ensure network project documentation is complete and accurate.
  • Review proposed solutions to ensure the delivery of a quality product or service
  • Inform stakeholders of the strategy for deployment of new implementations, as well as the maintenance and upgrades of existing equipment.
  • Confirm the alignment of customer expectations and implementation plans.
  • Provide documentation and communication to peers and management for status, coordination, objectives, and performance.
  • Work with service providers for the coordination, delivery, and testing of network circuits.
  • Assess and troubleshoot, consult with vendors, and coordinate with other teams for problem resolution of build activities.
  • Ensure compliance with incident, problem, and change management procedures and standards to ITIL standards
  • Ensure project technical designs meet UMG’s operational requirements are in compliance with UMG infrastructure and security standards, attending project meetings as necessary
  • Position will require travel and out of hours work to complete implementations as required
  • Other tasks as deemed necessary or appropriate



  • CiscoCCNPor greater in Route/Switch preferred
  • Engineering level experience in two (2) of the following: Routing & Switching, Virtualization, Security, Storage, or Voice.
  • Proficiency in Firewall configuration and rule creation with Palo Altofirewalls in large scale environments. PCNSA and Panoramaexperience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of IP network protocols including BGPand OSPF
  • Network security experience with IPSEC, VPN, Cisco ISE, SSL Data Acceleration and optimization
  • Proficiency in MLPS, MPLS VPN, WLAN, and VRF-Lite. Knowledge of SD-WAN is a plus
  • Proficiency in VoIPtechnologies
  • Ability to create migration plans with minimal disruption to existing network
  • Knowledge of scripting and automation technologies (Python, REST APIs, Ansible, Terraform, etc) as applied to Cisco environments
  • Knowledge of network technologies utilized in hybrid cloud infrastructures, experience inAWS & GCPa plus
  • Solid written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills        


  • Experienced IT professional with 7+ years overall experience and minimum of 5 years as a Network Engineer.
  • Experience in the design and delivery of customer-facing presentations (3 years minimum)
  • Experience configuring and/or administering firewalls (Palo Alto preferred) (3 years minimum)
  • Experience with Cisco Data Centre Technologies including: N7K, N9K, and N2k(2 year minimum)
  • Experience interpreting and implementing Network designs in both Greenfield and Brownfield deployments


  • BA or BS degree in an IT related field or an equivalent combination of formal education and applicable experience required

Qualified Candidates Only: If you wish to learn more about this opportunity and additional qualifications/responsibilities, please submit your resume. To learn more about Ekman Associates, Inc. please visit our website at


Dice Id : 91010724
Position Id : 6340459
Originally Posted : 4 months ago
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