Contract Network Operations Engineer Opportunity with Great Company in Dallas, TX

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Contract Network Operations Engineer Opportunity with Great Company in Dallas, TX

SUMMARY:

Ambitious self-starter that works well within a team atmosphere.  Will be part of the On-Call rotation for weekly support and escalation issues.  Requires general knowledge of how to troubleshoot issues.  Preferred knowledge of switches, firewalls, and load balancing within NOC Tier2/3 setting.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in the design and support of data and network solutions for the various networks located at  datacenters, remote branch locations and hosted Azure environments.
  • Assist in the design and configurations with the Application Development teams, Network Team, Engineering Teams to deploy applications in the pipeline of projects while consulting with the Security Team to meet the standards and security policies of the various environments.
  • Assist in the design, implementations, and to support network security solutions (firewall, load balancing, VPN, NaaS, SIP, UCaaS, SDWAN, MPLS) for the enterprise environment.
  • Participates network enterprise architecture planning and integration of hybrid environments.
  • Install, support and configure firewall, load balancers, routers, switches and wireless access points across various network environments  (Palo Alto, NetScalers, Azure Vnets/Subnets, Web Application Firewalls, and Network Security Groups)
  • Assist in the creation of topology documentation related to network and infrastructure services.
  • Provide assistance in the deployment, review, and analysis recommended security settings.
  • Assist in creating proactive monitoring and alerting of resources.
  • Assist in the deployment and upkeep of Infrastructure.
  • Assist in creating policy, runbooks, and proactive resolutions.
  • Work closely with various teams to configure, deploy and support business applications.
  • Systems monitoring and “On-Call” coverage after business hours
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 

COMPANY’S FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES:

  1. Adaptability – Effectively adapts and to changing work environments.  Remains flexible in spite of adversity.  Embraces change from current environment to desired future state.  Adapts effectively to changing technology and changing job demands.
  2. Resourcefulness – Takes steps to improve processes, correct errors, and expand overall products or services in order to meet the customer’s changing needs.  Strives for continuous improvement and ultimately perfection by identifying opportunities and accessing risks.  Supports an environment that is conducive to change and fosters a free exchange of ideas to improve processes.
  3. Customer Focus – Provides excellent customer service to clients, vendors, and/or fellow Company employees.  Responds promptly, professionally, effectively, and efficiently to internal and external customer needs.  Manages difficult or emotional situations.  Recognizes sense of urgency in responding to needs.  Follows up to ensure requests, needs, and commitments are met are met consistently.  Displays an attitude of friendliness and service towards our customers and a willingness to make the extra effort to satisfy their needs.
  4. Dependability – Meets deadlines and commitments to ensure the job gets done.  Consistently completes assignments in an accurate and timely fashion.  Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.  Demonstrates ability to work independently.  Meets deadlines and performs at expected level in typical circumstances as well as unexpected circumstances.
  5. Ethics – Exemplifies and integrates Company’s code of ethics into all aspects of management.  Supports and upholds the organization’s standards and values.  Demonstrates honesty, reliability, and professionalism.  Maintains the highest ethical standards in Company policy and employee conduct.  Discourages violation of ethical conduct.  Ensures sensitive information remains confidential.

JOB SPECIFIC REQUIRMENTS:

  1. Analytical Skills – Synthesizes complex or diverse information using intuition, research and experience to complement data provided. Reviews & analyzes a wide variety of information and recommends a specific course of action.
  2. Attendance – Complies with work hour standards and overtime policies (if applicable). Reports to work on time each scheduled day and maintains satisfactory record of attendance. Notifies supervisor in a timely fashion when sick or unavailable for work.
  3. Business Process Improvement – Takes steps to improve or correct errors and expand overall products or services. Strives for continuous improvement by identifying opportunities and assessing risks.  Supports an environment conducive to change and foster free exchange of ideas to improve processes.
  4. Critical Thinking – Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  5. Mathematical Reasoning – The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. Ability to create or interpret graphs, tables, and formulas.
  6. Problem Resolution – Analyzes problems and alternative solutions and takes appropriate timely action to achieve desired business results. Seeks unique and novel solutions to problems and considers impact of final resolution.
  7. Productivity – Stays focused and uses time efficiently. Prioritizes work effectively.  Performs work with minimal supervision.
  8. Quality / Quantity – Looks for ways to improve or promote quantity of work while still adhering to quality standards. Demonstrates accuracy, thoroughness, timeliness, and attention to detail.   Brings quality/quantity concerns to the attention of appropriate individuals.
  9. Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to assignments or role.
  10. Drive to Perform – Identifies and accomplishes challenging objectives or personal goals. Works effectively with others to achieve goals.  Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities.  Maintains a high level of interest, enthusiasm and personal focus.
  11. Technical Skills – Ability to understand and interpret the laws, rules, policies, procedures, or systems related to the job.
  12. Technology – Generates or adapts equipment and technology to serve user needs. Writes or interprets computer programming for various purposes.

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, related discipline or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum 5+ years of IT experience with increasing responsibility in network design and enterprise security infrastructure.
  • 5+ years experience deploying and supporting network services including enterprise routing (BGP/OSPF), WAN (MPLS/QoS/SIP/UCaaS/SDWAN), LAN (Cisco Meraki/Catalyst/Nexus FEX/VLANs/SpanningTree), Palo Alto Firewalls, Cisco and Palo Alto VPN, and Citrix NetScaler load balancing.
  • Demonstrates best practice knowledge designing and deploying networks/infrastructure with VPN, Citrix NetScaler, Palo Alto Firewalls, Cisco ASA.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of industry practices in network design fundamentals and security principles.
  • Demonstrates best practices of Active Directory and RBAC design.
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Strong understanding of services related to Network as a Service (NaaS) .
  • Strong desire to service internal customers, and to serve as a subject matter expert for the implementation of network and security technologies across the organization.

 

 

WORK SCHEDULE:

Business hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Extended business hours and weekends will be required.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

 

Industry certifications preferred – CCNA, CCIE or other related certification.

 

TRAVEL DEMANDS:

Some travel (< 25%) is required for this position, including some weekend travel during technology upgrades.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The employee will be required to work long hours as needed.

COMMENTS

The position described above is a general outline of the job’s responsibilities and requirements.  The duties may increase or decrease at any time at the discretion of management.

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Direct-hire Network Engineer Opportunity in Denton, TX

Network Engineer

Facilitates the planning, forecasting, implementation and operational support for network of moderate/high complexity. Responsible for the administration and maintenance of the company’s network infrastructure. Required to keep abreast of emerging technologies and provide recommendations where necessary. Performs and manages network problem resolution and oversees the development and documentation of best practices.

Responsibilities

Network Management

Performs or manages large network design upgrades and hardware reconfigurations. Conducts network studies and traffic analyses, prepares forecasts of network traffic and capacity, and recommends modifications to the network configurations that reduce costs or improve service. Utilizes network management software to produce appropriate metric reports.

Troubleshooting & Support

Serves as a high level technical resource on large scale network/security issues. Acts as a subject matter expert (SME) and also provides support for network/security related incidents. Proactively monitors and measures the overall infrastructure performance and recommends or drives the necessary corrective measures, if necessary. Participates in on-call rotation requiring troubleshooting during off hours.

Security

Implements and supports network/security devices including firewalls, IDS/IPS, ACLs, and various other security devices. Adheres to industry accepted network/security best practices. Produces and reports on cyber threats as they relate to the company and industry. Conducts vulnerability scans against company owned assets to assist in determining security posture.

Policies, Standards, Guidelines, Procedures, and Audits

Assists in the development of network/security policies, standards, guidelines, and procedures relevant to IT infrastructure. Participates in audits providing requested network/security information on time and as requested by the audit teams. Adheres to SOX, PCI, and local regulatory requirements to ensure compliancy.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, equivalent work experience may be considered

Minimum 4-6 years of IT network experience in infrastructure/network environments performing network engineering (hardware and/or software), design, planning, implementation and support

Minimum of 3 years of experience ideally working in a large enterprise network in a design, engineering, or support role.

Networking, network design and network security experience

6 years of LAN/WAN Network Engineering experience installing, maintaining, configuring, and troubleshooting network equipment including Arista/Aruba/Cisco routers and switches

Advanced knowledge of routing protocols e.g. MPLS, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, VPN, QoS, NHRP, GRE

Strong troubleshooting skills and effective troubleshooting methods including:

Load balancing traffic and engineering for automatic failover Hands-on experience with traffic monitoring and management

Must have Arista/Aruba/Cisco routing and switching knowledge and experience, Palo Alto/ASA firewalls, VPN and Wireless experience.

Experience with F5 load balancing hardware

Must be skilled in the use of routing protocols (EIGRP, OSFP, BGP), understand QOS, be able to implement traffic policing and shaping on a LAN/WAN network and understand GRE tunneling

Must have advanced knowledge of datacenter routing and switching

Experience troubleshooting and resolving network anomalies on an operational network

Experience with a broad range of security products such as Firewalls, IDS/IPS systems, AV, VPNs, Authentication, Content Filtering, etc. in a variety of network implementations.

CCNP certified is or equivalent experience is desirable Customer focused attitude

Attention to detail

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

The ability to clearly articulate complex issues to various levels/audiences

Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently

Ability to develop and implement highly complex network/security projects. Solid analytical skills to troubleshoot highly complex and/or technical problems

Ability to engage with customers, manufacturer partners, and internal and technical staff Ability to make decisions in stressful situations that align with strategic goals of business Ability to manage conflicting priorities

Participate in 24/7 on-call rotation

Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and rack equipment

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