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Network Engineer

  • Location: Houston, 77024
  • Salary: $90.00 - $100.00 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 2 months ago

Large Oil and Gas company in Houston is hiring a Network Engineer for a long-term contract role, 12 months+ with the potential of conversion to permanent.  This Network Engineer will work on the Network Operations team. This team is responsible for keeping the enterprise network operational.  Will work a hybrid schedule, with a minimum of 3-days/week onsite, with remote every Friday and one other remote day during the week.  Will also be part of the on-call rotation.


As the Network Engineer, you will be responsible for network design, standard maintenance, troubleshooting, addressing new requests, deployment of standardized systems & configurations.  In addition, the candidate must demonstrate excellent communication skills working with other Infrastructure Services teams and the business, which includes the skill to present technical solutions to non-technical management. Additional tasks include the following:
  • Oversee the implementation of complex networks and assume the technical lead for multiple concurrent network projects.
  • Demonstrate specialized network design and data center expertise.
  • Provide strategic and tactical direction for advanced network connectivity
  • Serve as an escalation point and provide expert technical expertise and diagnosis in resolving complex network problems
  • Extensive experience and deep knowledge of LAN, Wireless, and SD-WAN networks
  • Extensive experience and deep understanding of data center networking in a virtualized environment using Cisco Nexus, Cisco UCS, and VMWare
  • Lead, train, and mentor other Network Engineers
  • Ensure network stability and performance through operational excellence and proactive maintenance
  • Troubleshoot network problems; schedule upgrades; perform network analysis, root cause analysis, and optimization
  • Ensure uptime and monitoring of all corporate network infrastructure and circuits
  • Manage network upgrades, expansions, and new implementation projects
  • Respond to tickets promptly and resolve the issue
  • Deploy the standardized systems and configurations as the business requirements evolve
  • Collaborate on and document standard operating procedures for network support
  • Participate in on-call rotation with other operations team members

It's is preferred that Network Engineers for this role, have experience working with the following products:
  • Network management and monitoring tools (i.e., Riverbed)
  • Cisco Nexus and Catalyst switches
  • Cisco ISR and ASR routers
  • Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers and Wireless Access Points
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE)
  • Cradlepoint LTE Routers
  • Routing – BGP, OSPF, HSRP
  • Switching – VLANs, rapid-PVST+, VPC
  • QoS and CoS
  • IPSec, DMVPN, SD-WAN, and SD-Access technologies
  • DNS, DHCP, and IPAM
  • Strong knowledge of packet capture and traffic analysis
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT-related field or at least ten (10) years of technical knowledge and experience of the products and technologies listed above
  • One or more industry-leading certifications preferred such as Cisco CCNP R/S or Enterprise
  • Experience working in the oil and gas industry is preferred but not required
  • Effectively work in a team environment and strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of change management
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent problem analysis and resolution skills
  • Committed to maintaining accurate and complete written documentation
  • Motivated, curious, self-starter, detail orientated who has the desire to learn
  • Ability to solve technical problems with creative solutions

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

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