Network Engineer

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Buffalo, NY

Less than 5 years

Posted 164 days ago

  by    Joe Szlosek

We are seeking an experienced Network Engineer to join a large, global company in Upstate, NY.

Relocation assistance is available.

Overview:

The Network Engineer?s role is to support the Company?s network.  This includes installation, configuration, and maintenance, of all network hardware, software, and communication links while ensuring minimal network downtime. The person will also diagnose, resolve, and document hardware and software network problems in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide training/support where required.  

Responsibilities:  

Operational Management

-Monitor, analyze and troubleshoot network performance across the organization?s LANs, WANs, and wireless deployments.

-Ensure the stable operation and efficient performance of company networks.

-Identify and remedy network performance bottlenecks.

-Install and configure all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, firewalls, content filters, WAN optimizers, load-balancers, and so on.

-Maintain network management applications

-Configure and monitor load-balancing and proxy of applications

-Maintain all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, firewalls, load-balancers, and wireless equipment.

-Receive and respond to incoming calls, trouble tickets, and/or e-mails regarding network connectivity problems.

-Perform on-site analyze, diagnosis, and resolution of network issues for a variety of end users, and recommend and implement corrective hardware and software solutions, including off-site repair.

-Practice networkasset management, including maintenance of network component inventory.

-Prepare, maintain, and adhere to procedures for logging, reporting, and statistically monitoring network data.

-Consult with end-users, clients, or senior management to supporting business requirements for complex systems and infrastructure development

Position Requirements:

Formal Education & Certification

-AssociateDegree in Computer Science and minimum of 3 years of relevant networking experience OR 5-7 years of relevant experience if no degree.

-Certifications in networking (particularly Cisco) considered a plus.

Knowledge & Experience

-Ability to operate tools and utilities used in troubleshooting issues.

-Working technical knowledge of current Internet and network protocols and Windows operating systems.

-Hands-on troubleshootingexperience.

-Ability to operate network component analyzers, scanners, and testers.

-Ability to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.

-Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and standards.

-Working technical knowledge of computer networking and computer operating systems.

-Proficient written and oral communication skills.

-Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.

-Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

-Technical knowledge of Cisco switching equipment, protocols and configuration is required.

-Technical knowledge of routing protocols a plus.

 

$80K - $90K