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Network Manager

  • Location: Atlanta, 30342
  • Salary: $115000 - $130000 / year
  • Job Type:Contract to Hire

Posted 2 months ago

Cisco Network Manager - Decatur, GA

Privately held services organization seeking a hands-on Network Manager for their growing team in the Decatur, GA area.  

The Network Manager holds primary responsibility for implementing, maintaining, and supporting secure connectivity to and from all network resources . This includes all switching, routing, firewalling, VPN, External DNS, application load-balancing, and DNS failover in a multi-datacenter environment with approximately 160 WAN network nodes. The Network Manager is accountable for directing staff, planning and executing projects, and providing client-focused service to drive successful business outcomes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the organization's primary networking subject matter expert and holds responsibility for the overall reliability and integrity of the network
  • Performs day-to-day management, mentoring, and professional development of the Network team 
  • Delegates tasks and projects according to departmental and organizational goals, refining priorities when necessary
  • Drives the on-time delivery of all network infrastructure projects through planning, coordinating, executing, and by directing all subordinate and cross-functional resources
  • Proactively manages and updates department processes; institutes and promotes best practices through documentation, standards development, and reporting
  • Creates, maintains, and distributes technical documentation on all system designs and configurations, troubleshooting procedures, and network acceptable use policies
  • Oversees network security measures and identifies potential risks to ensure sufficient mechanisms are in place to protect systems and data
  • Conducts research and leads efforts to determine and deploy the appropriate tools and technologies to improve operational efficiency and security
  • Serves as an escalation point and resource for problem identification and resolution for direct reports and other internal staff
  • Collaborates across departments to ensure network maintenance, projects, and compliance standards meet performance, security, and business objectives
  • Provides technical leadership in vendor selection, contract negotiation, and maintenance
  • Builds relationships with customers and other stakeholders to better understand needs to ensure exceptional service
  • Accomplishes financial objectives by forecasting, preparing, and adhering to an annual budget based on recurring expenses and proposed projects
  • Designs, deploys, and supports LANs, WANs, network appliances, load balancers, routers, switches, and other hardware
  • Designs network topologies and architectures for a LAN\WAN environment to resolve complex organizational needs
  • Configures and supports LAN\WAN, Internet circuits and virtual private network connections (VPN)
  • Monitors the network for uptime, utilization, latency, and overall performance
  • Maximizes network performance by monitoring, scheduling upgrades, and collaborating with other team members
  • Reviews reports to ensure the uptime, performance, resource availability, and security of the networks managed within operational guidelines, escalating concerns as needed
  • Troubleshoots and analyzes the network to quickly restore service in case of network failures
  • Documents all changes to system settings and configurations
  • Participates in planned and on-call after-hours support for infrastructure changes and outages
  • Works with internet service providers, vendors, and county IT departments to facilitate network changes and maintenance
  • Engages in continuing education to remain up to date on networking best practices and new industry standards
  • Supports wireless network Infrastructure
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • CCNA certification is required; CCNP Enterprise, Data Center, or Security is preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience of designing, managing, and maintaining Cisco networks
  • Experience leading teams and managing direct reports
  • Project Management skills
  • Big IP F5
  • Must possess strong ability to document and design network infrastructure
  • Experience with Cisco PIX/ASA/FWSM Firewalls
  • Familiar with the functions of Cisco’s ACS AAA and NAC framework
  • Advanced understanding of routers, firewalls, layer 3 switches, and network protocols
  • Expert level knowledge with application load balancing
  • Implementation of NAT, Policy NAT, Policy PAT, Twice NAT, Manual, after-auto NAT features
  • Must be familiar with application layer traffic and network devices that can affect the application layer
  • Expert with routed IP networks, including detailed knowledge of access lists, source-based routing, QOS, SNMP management, and router protocols (BGP, OSPF)
  • Expert in network security, policy generation, intrusion detection, and industry best practices
  • Must have highly developed LAN optimization skills, including VLAN setup, DMZ configurations, gigabit Ethernet cabling, and switching, EtherChannel, and PVST+ Spanning-tree configuration and troubleshooting
  • Strong background in WAN technology is required, with emphasis placed on the following WAN technologies: ATM, Frame Relay, DSL, MPPP, Wireless Bridging, WIC installation and configuration
  • Experience with PCI compliant security implementations on network infrastructure

referred Qualifications:

  • Experience using Cisco Works, CSMARS, Cisco ASDM, SolarWinds, Wireshark, Scrutinizer, and PRTG
  • Experience with Fortinet networks
This is an excellent opportunity to lead a small yet savvy team of network engineers and also help with the next generation of network vision.  Excellent family first culture, great leadership, robust benefits package and more.  Please send your detailed resume and LI profile today!

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

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MATRIX is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets. All applicants must be currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the country for which they are applying, and no sponsorship is currently available. Employment is subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment screening. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Motion Recruitment Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.