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Senior Network Engineer

  • Location: Merrimack, 03054
  • Salary: 65.0
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 6 months ago

This international industry leader has an immediate 6-12+ month contract opportunity (with strong chance for conversion) in Merrimack, NH for a Senior Network Engineer.  Requires working onsite 2-3 days per week.  Will be responsible for designing, maintaining, and managing the enterprise-wide IT infrastructure of the organization. Will be analyzing system requirements and ensuring that systems are secure and integrated with current applications. Will be ensuring that all systems are working at optimal levels and support network and operations departments with regard to new technologies and system requirements. Requires Cisco certifications and a deep understanding of Next Generation versions of Cisco, F5, Palo Alto/Juniper on-prem equipment, and cloud-based service offerings.

  • Designing, Architecting & Maintaining state-of-the-art technical solutions on-premise, and in the cloud, to address requirements for scalability, reliability, security, and performance.
  • Automating installations and implementation for provisioning and operating infrastructure in a reliable and repeatable method.
  • Together with the infrastructure team, participating in a 24x7 on-call rotation and be an escalation contact for incidents.
  • Providing periodic off-hours on-call support for production and development teams.
  • Working closely with a team of architects, and engineers, and acting as the SME for Network, Datacenter, and related requests.
  • Creating functional design specifications for on-prem & cloud reference architectures and assisting with other network and related project deliverables as needed.
  • Conducting monthly security scans and installation of security patches as required.
  • Conducting daily, weekly, monthly system maintenance as required
  • Implementing operating system enhancements that will improve reliability.
  • Interacting with software, systems, IT engineering, and/or applications development to restore service.
  • Ensuring long-term requirements of systems operations and administration are included in the overall information systems planning of the organization.
  • Responsible for the installation, maintenance, configuration, and integrity of network-related computer software.
  • Monitoring the performance of the overall network and or collaboration systems.
  • Maintaining current trends and a high level of technical skill in the field of expertise.
  • Escalating more complex problems to appropriate personnel.
  • Other related duties as assigned by supervisor.

  • 5-10+ years experience with Cisco Firewalls & Switching
  • Cisco Certifications - CCNP and/or CCIE required.  CCIE Security Certification is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Azure NSGs, Routing Tables, Apps Gateways, and Traffic Managers
  • Network Load balancers like F5/NetScaler
  • Extensive experience with Disaster Recovery, including the development of and implementation of the architecture to support.
  • Experience in troubleshooting Enterprise Network Applications.
  • Experience with architecture and implementation of enterprise BCDR solutions, including physical and virtual environments as well as client systems.
  • Experience in capacity planning and management.
  • Experience supporting Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Proficient in one or more programming languages
  • Some working knowledge of Software-Defined Networking
  • Best practice implementation of WAN, Disaster Recover, and multi-site architecture.
  • LAN/WAN/WIRELESS routing and switching for storage, voice, and video
  • Use of Cisco troubleshooting tools and support services
  • General knowledge of virtualization and Cloud Computing
  • Microsoft OS: 2012\2016\2019 Server and Windows 7/10
  • Working knowledge of Nextgen Firewalls, Switching, and Load balancers
  • Hardware sourcing, deployment, administration, and maintenance
  • Working knowledge of MPLS, DIA, SDWAN technologies.
  • Cisco VoIP experience is a plus.
Special Requirements: 
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to get security clearance