Senior Network Systems Engineer

Job Description:
This senior engineer position is responsible for providing day-to-day operation of the enterprise data networks access layer, as well as testing new Core and Access layer network configurations. This position is also responsible for developing test plans and coordinating, reviewing and installing/changing network projects in collaboration with systems, infrastructure, NOC (Network Operations Center), and data center engineers.

1. Network and system design
Responsible for Access layer and workgroup network design from requirements to implementation
Maintain the CORE network high availability and connectivity
Create and implement Router configurations based on network and security best practices
Test network components and design as part of projects and expansion before they are put into production
Keep up to date and familiar with Cisco network equipment, IOS revision levels and life cycles
Expert with routing protocols
Expert with Layer 17, multicast, fiber optics, 802.11, and TCP/IP
Familiar with UNIX and command set
Ability to implement products such as QIP, IronPort and Bradford System
Analyze network traffic to provide recommendations for solving problems or improving the network

2. Support of NOC and network problem resolution
Escalation point for NOC Engineers and Network Engineer to resolve network or system problems
Liaison between NOC Engineers and Architects
Train NOC Engineers on network and systems equipment, applications and services
Under leadership of Network Architect, works with NOC Engineers to create network test bed configurations before they are put into production
Mentors NOC Engineers on troubleshooting methodologies
Member of on-call rotation team

3. Document the enterprise network
Responsible for managing network documentation to ensure that it is accurate and updates have been completed
Create numbering systems, nomenclature and organization of network documentation
Coordinate student workers
Assign and track student workers task
Provide training and direction to student workers

4. Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications
Bachelor degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience
3 5 years experience in network engineering and design
Advanced knowledge of Cisco hardware and IOS, switching technologies, Internet routing protocols
Foundation in network security such as Cisco FWSM and ASA, VPN, intrusion detection and prevention
Ability to handle multiple tasks
Ability to independently solve technical problems
In-depth knowledge of networking technologies
Knowledge of documentation standards
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
Strong customer service orientation

Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor degree in computer science or related field or equivalent experience
4 6 years experience in network engineering and design
Cisco CCIE or CCNP certifications
Project management skills

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