Network Engineer II

5 - 7 years

Posted 273 days ago

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Essential Functions

  • Designs and deploys company LANs, WANs including routers, switches, firewalls, VPN concentrators, wireless, and other hardware
  • Configures networks to ensure efficient and reliable operation for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
  • Monitors network performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed
  • Creates and maintains documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records
  • Monitors ticketing queue, responds to incidents in a timely manner, documents solution
  • Ensures network connectivity of all servers, workstations, and other network appliances
  • Develops, implements, and maintains policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery
  • Conducts research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry
  • Manages all network security solutions in accordance to industry best practices
  • Provides guidance to junior members of the team
  • Participates in after hours, on-call rotation as needed
  • Notifies end users of planned network outages / maintenance, work with providers to understand impact and timeline of provider outages
  • Provides backup coverage for other functions including systems administration, virtualization, storage, and telephony

Required Qualifications

  • BS/BAs degree in IT or related field (Industry experience may be considered in lieu of degree)
  • At least 5 years of experience in similar role is required
  • Network focused industry certifications
  • Certifications in Juniper, Cisco, Microsoft, or equivalent
  • Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices
  • Network monitoring tools such as Solarwinds, Paessler, or Splunk
  • Disaster Recovery planning/testing
  • Unified Communications/VoIP/SIP experience a plus
  • Expert level knowledge of Layer 2 and Layer 3 devices
  • High-level knowledge of QoS, MPLS, Ethernet, VLAN's, routing protocols
  • Previous experience supporting a multi-site, interconnected network environment with 500+ employees
  • Juniper Networks / Extreme experience a plus
  • Aruba / Meru Wireless experience a plus
  • Previous Avaya experience is a plus
  • Excellent hardware troubleshooting experience
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical certifications are preferred, specifics are dependent on team placement