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Senior Network Engineer, IT Infrastructure

  • Location: Fort Worth, 76155
  • Salary: $53.33 - $63.33 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract to Hire

Posted about 1 month ago

Leverage the latest technology to solve business problems in a collaborative environment at this Fortune 500 transportation giant. Top technical resources are retained on long term contract engagements.

Position: Senior Network Engineer, IT Infrastructure
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Term: 6 months (contract to hire)

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Write/engineer network device configuration scripts with associated change documentation to meet project goals and deadlines.
  • Implement network changes during appropriate change windows (after hours).
  • Review and provide feedback on change documentation/engineering of other engineers.
  • Establish processes to test applications and devices before planned network deployment to quantify their performance and recommend steps to ensure they are optimized.
  • Serve as second-tier support for network operations team when needed.
  • Participate in on-call support escalation rotation.
  • Translate business needs into actionable deliverables.
  • Manage small internal data network projects.
  • Create detailed network designs that meet the customer requirements (including physical and logical) of complex network systems to meet the functional objectives of the business.
  • Serve as a technical resource providing guidance and advice to associates on data, voice, and mobile network capabilities for utilizing the full capability of technology in designing effective solutions.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • 6+ years of enterprise data network/IT industry experience with a minimum of 4 working with data network technologies at an enterprise scale.
  • BS Computer Science, Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience Industry Certifications such as CCNP/CCIE is desired.
  • Demonstrated expertise with protocol analyzers, and test equipment is desired.
  • Experience working with network tools such as CA Spectrum and Wireshark.
  • Expert knowledge on Cisco routers, Cisco L2/L3 switches, load balancing, QOS, VPN, NAT, VoIP, IPSec, Multicast, DNS services, MPLS networks, network protocols (Ethernet, TCP/IP, SNMP, VLAN Trunking), and routing protocols (BGP, OSPF).
  • Strong knowledge of Spanning-tree protocols (PVST, MSTP, RSTP).
  • Experience working with VeloCloud/Viptela SDWAN/Aruba/Meraki/Nexus/Palo Alto Firewalls Zscaler equipment is an advantage.
  • Basic understanding of public cloud and Azure cloud networking.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Azure is a plus.
  • Firewall troubleshooting skill.
  • Experience with vulnerability management.
  • Basic Wi-Fi design understanding and troubleshooting skill.
  • Strong experience in switch upgrades and refresh activity.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple vendors in a partially outsourced IT environment.
  • Previous software development experience is a plus to help drive Automation.
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills with a track record as a problem solver & an effective team player is essential.
  • Flexibility - able to manage stressful situations and adapt to changing environments.
  • Solid problem management skills related to working network related issues.
  • Have attention to detail and an ability to organize and prioritize workload.
  • Strong presentation and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Capable of efficiently completing tasks without specific direction or close supervision.
  • Ability to run/lead projects with minimum guidance.
  • Lead both technical and non-technical discussions.
  • Be the escalation point for resolution of network integration issues.
  • Act as the liaison between IT verticals, vendors, the business, and the network team.
  • Consult with technical peers and management on the deployment of applications within the network.
  • Work with the IT verticals to ensure on-going standards and application performance over the network.
  • Proactively recommend courses of action to maintain cost effectiveness and competitiveness.
  • Proven ability to build and facilitate relationships at all levels of the organization, both internally and externally.
  • Commitment to system functionality and user satisfaction in rapidly growing and changing environments.
  • Develop and present business case and related ROI to senior management for justification of investment in upgrades or replacement of hardware/software.