Network Specialist

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Boston, MA

Less than 5 years

Posted 166 days ago

  by    Vanessa Stella

Description

Sullivan & Worcester is a leading corporate law firm advising clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to emerging businesses. With more than 175 lawyers in Boston, London, New York and Washington, D.C., the firm offers services in a wide range of areas, including corporate finance, banking, tradefinance, securities and mutual funds, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, tax, real estate and REITs, private equity and venture capital, bankruptcy, environment and natural resources, renewable energy and water resources, regulatory law, and employment and benefits. ZAG-S&W ? a joint venture between Israel-based Zysman, Aharoni, Gayer & Co. and Sullivan & Worcester ? provides counsel to Israel-based companies and U.S. companies with Israeli interests on a variety of legal matters including access to capital markets, corporate issues, and tax. For more information please visit

Job Purpose

Develop, manage and maintain functional, stable and secure data and communication networks that effectively support business services and operations. The position entails front-line accountability and responsibility for the day-to-day operations and monitoring of the firm?s data and communications networkinfrastructure. This includes performance tuning and data network optimization ensuring high availability and maximum performance to all end users.  

Perform independent investigation, research and recommendation of relevant networking technologies and participates in logistical and strategic design of the data and communications network in order to ensure on-going effective support of business operations and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Monitor network performance and ensure system availability and reliability
  • Monitor resource utilization and usage trends in concert with capacity planning and system enhancements
  • Troubleshoot and resolve network related issues to support daily business needs
  • Plan, implement and support network solutions between multiple platforms using industry standard practices
  • Install, configure, maintain, troubleshoot all LAN/WAN
  • Install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot security hardware and software
  • Perform proactive maintenance of all network and security hardware
  • Produce quality technical documentation of change and configuration management together with network diagrams in support of and as reference for project scope/s of work
  • Research, recommend and select security tools and technology
  • Mitigate information securityevents and work with external security providers

 

Qualifications

 

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent
  • 3 years + experience with demonstrated growth and development
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP, DNS, MPS, Layer 2 and Layer 3, and very strong knowledge of -Internet protocols, standards, and technologies
  • Strong knowledge of Internetworking principles and protocols in a TCP/IP, Windows environment including SMTP, Van?s, H.323, Layer 2 & 3 switching, routing, HSRP and DNS
  • Expertise with VLANs, switching and routing protocols including HSRP, VTP, STP, BGP, and EIGRP
  • Equivalent experience levels required for Network Management (Syslog, SNMP, Network Monitor system), Security, and Project Management
  • Quality of Service (QoS) configuration and management
  • Knowledge of Cisco?s Catalyst, Meraki and Nexus switch and wireless technology, Cisco?s ASA and Sophos UTM Firewalls
  • Cisco certification preferred or relevant experience
  • Knowledge of telecommunications services and circuitry
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities
  • Strong planning, project management and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships
  • Knowledge of VMware a plus

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  • Position requires some overtime including availability to participate in standard monthly maintenance windows which are often performed off-hours 
  • Flexibility and availability to respond to critical system alerts and events
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs
  • Some travelrequired to other firm locations.