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Network Engineer
Ref No.: 17-03774
Location: Irving, Texas
Position Type:Contract to hire
Pay Rate : $ 100,000.00 - 125,000.00 /Year
Irving, TX

3rd party applications are not accepted

We are hiring for a Cisco Network Engineer who will ensure the stability and integrity of in-house data and wireless network services. This position is responsible for planning, designing, and developing local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) across the organization. In addition, the Network Engineer will be responsible for service and support of local area networks, wide area network, routers, switches, firewalls, wireless solutions, etc. within the infrastructure of multiple locations. The candidate will work with other staff to assist with coordination of LAN/WAN related issues and activities. The candidate will monitor performance and troubleshoot the overall network. The candidate will participate as a local technical resource in systems projects involving data center / network activities and will be responsible to assist in the support of the end user community. The ideal candidate has a very strong understanding of core networking concepts, network monitoring, troubleshooting, and experience with meeting deadlines.

  • Strategy & Planning:
    • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records.
    • Perform network maintenance, configuration, and capacity planning.
    • Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network resource administration, appropriate use, and disaster recovery.
  • Acquisition & Deployment:
    • Design and deploy company LANs, WANs, and wireless networks, including servers, routers, switches, Access Points, UPSs, and other hardware.
    • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.
    • Oversee new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades.
    • Interact and negotiate with vendors and contractors to secure network products and services.
  • Operational Management:
    • Ensure that LAN/WAN configurations are compatible and consistent with the global standards of the company.
    • Install, configure, and manage all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, wireless, and UPSs.
    • Manage security solutions, including firewall, anti-virus, and intrusion detection systems.
    • Investigate and troubleshoot network problems and perform LAN/WAN communication repair during and after hours.
    • Monitor and test network performance.
    • Recommend, schedule, and perform network improvements, upgrades, security patches and repairs.
    • Act as a point of contact and resource for management, staff, and vendors in assigned areas related to network and IS services.
    • Assist other IT staff in implementing and designing network solutions.
    • Assist with systems backup/restore/and offsite media storage and retention activities
  • Completed Bachelor's Degree required
  • 5+ years' experience in network administration/engineering
  • Strong understandings of Cisco's Network implementation in VMWare environment using a Cisco UCS, FlexPod and Cisco Nexus switches.
  • Strong Cisco Route/Switch experience
  • Cisco ASA firewall experience
  • VPN setup and support experience
  • Design and implement security processes and procedures and perform cost benefit analysis on all recommended strategies
  • Experience in designing networks from layer 1 to layer 3.
  • Experience configuring and maintaining Layer2/3 Switches and Routers and building switch stacks.
  • Experience with configuring and maintaining Cisco firewalls
  • Experience with routing protocols (BGP, EIGRP, OSPF)
  • Knowledge of network configurations for virtual platforms
  • Experience in IP Address management
  • Experience in designing and implementing Network Security
  • Expertise in troubleshooting tools (tcpdump, wireshark, SolwarWinds, etc.)
  • Demonstrated understanding of TCP/IP networking concepts
  • Experience working with Third Party Vendors such as ISP's
  • Experience with Change Management Processes
  • Collaborate with external auditors to conduct in-depth compliance audits and penetration testing, presenting results to senior management.
  • Experience with large-scale global network environments conducting Internet facing e-Commerce -BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, Multicast, LAN/WAN network design, configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • Network solutions, standards and protocols WAN Acceleration
  • TCP/IP and various Internet Protocols DNS, NAT, IPSec, HTTP/HTTPS, SSH, SSL, SNMP, NFS, IPv4, Digital Certificates, Web Security architecture.
  • L2 technologies-VLANs/VLAN tagging, VTP, Spanning Tree, Etherchannel, portchannel , Gigabit/10Gigabit switched networks .
  • L3 technologies-IP Sub-netting, IP routing, BGP, OSPF, VRRP, HSRP, VRF.
  • WAN technologies, T1, DSL, DS3, MPLS, VPN, WAN Optimization.
  • Firewalls, router ACLs, IPSec VPNs, RADIUS, and TACACS.
  • Network hardware platforms and their specifications