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Data Communications Network Engineer
Ref No.: 17-10020
Location: Reading, Pennsylvania
Position Type:Right to Hire
Start Date: 10/19/2017
Title: Data Communications Network Engineer
Location: Reading, PA
Duration: 3-4 Month Contract-to-Hire
Rate/Salary: DOE

Position Summary:

A Data Communications Engineer's main responsibility is to provide day-to-day support of the Company's wide area and local area networks. They support, monitor and maintain network hardware and WAN connectivity to ensure maximum operability. The Data Communications Engineer is responsible to install and maintain PTL locations networks. They manage and administrate the Company's DNS and Cisco devices to ensure proper connectivity. The incumbent monitors network stability and performance; bring non performing sites to the attention of management. They participate in DR testing and maintain detailed documentation of the primary and redundant network infrastructure. A Data Communications Engineer will participate in multiple projects that have department or division-wide implications and impact. Such efforts will require cross-function involvement with IT groups. They are responsible for the creation of project plans, timelines, milestones, goals and ownership. The position requires the ability to participate in after hours tasks such as on-call responsibilities and organizational outage windows.

Dimensions / Scope:
Scope People Customers P&L
Works independently on multiple small or large-scale projects. Is expected to be able to mentor newer or more junior associates. Regular interface with some supervision during customer meetings. Responsible for providing budget ideas for planning.
  • Customers are primarily internal and interaction is on a daily/weekly basis.
  • Organization based initiatives or projects.
  • Will work on 1-3 small-scale projects (one or a few departments or client groups) or 1-2 large-scale projects (many departments or an Organization division) assigned to them from department management.
  • Is capable of working independently.
  • Expected to demonstrate decision-making, problem solving, analytical, communication, and team processing skills

Responsibilities Matrix:
  • Management, maintenance, updating, and support of Company's WAN and LAN
  • Identification and correction of location network connectivity issues
  • Understanding and execution of TCP/IP skills and IP address subnetting
  • Manage traffic in and out of network hardware (routers) to ensure maximum utilization
Project Management:
  • Participate in the development and planning of projects.
  • Identify and recommend solution to meet customer needs, and implement chosen solution.
  • Manage projects from identification of need to implementation and ongoing monitoring of system/solution performance.
  • Involved in analyzing system/software performance and adjust network specifications based on any identified problems
  • Analyze network connectivity to ensure that hardware is utilized at its highest capacity
  • Perform network analysis and disaster recovery planning and testing for the Company's WAN environment.
Customer Experience:
  • Communicate with client groups on a regular basis to determine needs
  • Work closely with customer's leadership and project team during scope development and option analysis phase.
  • Manage the projects and/or solutions to client group expectations.

Customer's Expectations of this Role:
  • Reliable and responsive network infrastructure.
  • Comprehensive solutions that are created from customer requirements
  • Continual updates on project progress and any obstacles the team has encountered
  • Give realistic timelines for solution implementation

Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Associates degree required, advanced degrees preferred
  • CCNA certification preferred or equivalent experience.
  • 1-2 years of functional experience
  • 1-2 years of project management (including mid-to-large scale projects, and managing multiple projects at one time)
  • Experience and full fluency in the following hardware/software (depending on role):
    • Cisco tools (routers, switches, wireless access points, and WLSE)
    • Infoblox DNS, DHCP grid platform
    • CA Spectrum Network event management and reporting
    • Castle Rock SNMPc Manager
    • MPLS Technologies
    • Site-to-Site VPN implementations
    • BGP & EIGRP experience
    • IP Addressing schemes.
    • Bandwidth / Circuit monitoring tools (i.e. Netflow Tracker)
    • Microsoft office applications (including Visio)

Competency Requirements:
Passionately Personal Dedicated to Excellence Values Fresh Thinking Functional Expertise
Core: - Focus on customers
- Take responsibility - Communicate effectively
- Behave ethically
- Work efficiently
- Drive process improvement
- Achieve results
- Think big
- Create opportunities
- Foster diversity
- Technical Knowledge
- Network Design
- Problem Analysis
Leader: - Develop others
- Build teams
- Promote high standards - Demonstrate leadership
- Champion ideas
- Project Management
- Business Knowledge

Positions that Prepare you for this Role:
  • PC Support Technician, PC Service Technician, Security Administrator; Network Administrator; Network Engineer.

Potential Promotional Opportunities:
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If qualified and interested, please respond with updated resume to Jonathan at