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Network Infrastructure & Capacity Services (NICS) Lead
Ref No.: 18-00519
Location: Auburn Hills, Michigan
V2Soft (www.v2soft.com) is a global company, headquartered out of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, with locations in Mexico, Italy, India, China and Germany. At V2Soft, our mission is to provide high performance technology solutions to solve real business problems. We become our customer's true partner, enabling both parties to enjoy success. We are committed to promoting diversity in the workplace, and believe it has a positive effect on our company and the customers we serve.

We have an immediate requirement for a Network Infrastructure & Capacity Services (NICS) Lead with our client in Auburn Hills, MI.

Required Skills:


Roles & Responsibilities:
 
The Network Infrastructure & Capacity Services is a key representative of Architecture and Infrastructure (A&I), working directly with all departments within Company Information and Communication Technology (Company) department. This role primarily provides services in two distinct areas: 
  • Network Infrastructure architecture services for new/ existing applications
  • Capacity Planning & Management in the areas of WAN, LAN, WLAN etc., 
Network Infrastructure architecture services:
 
The NICS works with all teams to understand project timelines and project requirements; align projects to solutions, technologies, and standards; document solutions; and review implementations to validate the proper and timely implementation is completed. The NICS approaches this work with a focus on execution, delivery, and total cost of ownership. Work with various network infrastructure groups to develop and implement Capacity.
 
Within A&I, the NICS addresses the below topics when designing & modifying applications: 
  • Coordinate FW discovery, LB discovery
  • Questions related to network topology such as BGN, ACI etc.,
  • Connections with outside vendors, Service Delivery Providers/Suppliers, Cloud components
  • Understanding Specific ports for some products that are not part of the standard Visio templates
  • Legacy to next gen IP translations
  • Plant network related questions
  • VPN access to off shore resources related questions - like opening bigger port ranges
  • Showing connections with multiple LB's and servers in VLANs Physical servers — standard port openings 
Capacity Planning & Management:
 
This individual also develops Network Capacity Plans and Implements them working with several Network services providers. 
  • Support Demand Management process. Collaborate with the demand management team to understand prioritized demand, business requirements, and known capability gaps, with a focus on capacity requirements. Articulate effectively across Global Design teams, translating into specific, prioritized, and structured input for Enterprise Architecture, Technical Architecture, and Portfolio/ Project Management planning. Liaise with Technology Architecture and Integration Architecture teams.
  • Execute Capacity Management process. Monitor current asset utilization and leverage Demand Management input to project future capacity needs. Provide input into the prioritization discussion to identify necessary procurement scope, scheduled, and budget. Capture lessons learned and apply to future activities to drive continuous improvement culture
  • Periodically monitor, report and trend analysis on the network segments object of the plan.
  • Provide recommendations to project future capacity needs.
  • Provide recommendations to produce savings.
  • Periodically review the resources reported on the capacity plan according to network changes. Revision of the format of the reports.
  • Support on special projects (Headends capacity recommendations for GNP, VPLS, DWDM, Firewall links utilization, Cloud interconnect, SDWAN) 
Key Competencies: 
  • Understands infrastructure architecture, including servers, SAN, networking, database and middleware
  • Understanding of application and database development and methodologies
  • Able to coordinate many efforts and produce high-level plans Able to facilitate meetings
  • Able to perform basic levels of financial and / or time analysis
  • Able to document complex ideas for presentations
  • Able to identify and apply standards and patterns to produce effective solutions
  • Able to formalize standards and applies these standards to create solutions Able to conceptualize new ideas to improve performance or reduce costs in Company
  • Critical thinker - thinks outside the box and asks tough questions Knowledge of the tools to monitor and report on Network Parameters. o Ability to indipendently run reports on the relevant tools, o Knowledge of Network Performance Parameters, o Proficiency in Excel, Gsuite Sheets, o Experience working with statistics.
  • Ability to define the capacity planning metodology for each segment: o Ability to create logical models of the network segments under study, o Definition of the reports, o Threshold setting, o Experience in predicting future capacity trends based on historical data.
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement through recommendations based on demand forecasts and existing capacity.
  • Ability to support the dimensioning of resources on new and existing projects based on business requirements, timing and budget constraints and technology features 
Qualifications & Experience: 
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
  • Strong knowledge in OTV Architecture, Fortinet firewall and IPS, VPN_Cisco Works LMS, DCNM, Sniffers
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate in written and verbal form to all levels of management as well as technical and non-technical business parmers Demonstrates strong analytical and problem solving abilities
  • Ability to create complex end-to-end network designs to document network flows of an application
  • Any Cisco certifications preferable 
V2Soft Offers market-competitive wages and excellent benefits. https://www.v2soft.com/careers/benefits
  • Medical, Dental and Vision benefits, which start immediately upon hire.        
  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 10 Paid Vacation Days annually
  • Flexible spending
  • Long-term and Short-term disability insurance
  • Life and AD&D insurance
V2Soft is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).