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Senior Network Engineer
Ref No.: 17-04043
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Full Time
Pay Rate : $ 130,000.00 - 140,000.00 /Year
Global Investment Management firm is seeking a Senior Network Engineer to join their NYC based team!

Position Overview

The Senior Network  Engineer will be based in the New York office and will be responsible for providing network/firewall support to the Americas region and data centres.  The Senior Network Engineer will also work closely with global colleagues, including staff located at our head office in London.  The role will entail a mixture of day-to-day support activities as well as project work as outlined below.   
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd level investigation and resolution of network and firewall incidents and problems.
  • Provide 2nd and 3rd level investigation and resolution of Cisco video conferencing systems issues.
  • Monitor availability and performance of network, firewall and video conferencing systems; tuning as required to optimise performance.
  • Implement necessary network and firewall changes for operational support and project requirements.
  • Work with IT security team members to advise and implement least privilege security rules on firewalls.
  • Partner closely with our Americas and global network providers for implementation, upgrade and support.
  • Lead the video conferencing element of projects, upgrades and general support.
  • Partner with external vendors and third party providers for support and projects.
  • Build and maintain a resilient network environment for disaster recovery, including automated fail-over.
  • Manage vendor relationships as they pertain to network, firewalls and voice infrastructure.
  • Provide backup support for voice infrastructure services including Microsoft Lync, BT dealer board and turret, voice hardware and leased circuits.
  • Work closely with other infrastructure platform and technology teams for implementation and support (including server, storage, voice, unified communications, desktop, end-user computing, database and collaboration engineers, digital, intranet and Internet specialists).Document processes for internal policies and procedures.
Position Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in information technology, computer science or other relevant field (or relevant combination of education and experience).
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience; previous experience within banking or financial services preferred.
  • Expert level knowledge of Palo Alto or Checkpoint and Cisco routing/switching/firewalls/proxies.
  • Expert knowledge of TCP/IP and exceptional troubleshooting skills on layer-2 and layer-3 IP-based networks.
  • Strong knowledge of EIGRP, BGP, OTV, VXLAN routing protocols over MPLS and ELAN networks.
  • Remote access technologies including VPN concentrators, hardware and software based VPN solutions.
  • In-depth knowledge of network security including wireless LAN security technologies and encryption.
  • In-depth technical knowledge of security monitoring, traffic capture and analysis.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with some or all of:
    • Video Conferencing including cisco SC10, SX20 & SX80 plus tracking system and polycom equipment
    • Wireless technologies including Cisco, Aruba and Meraki access points and controllers
    • Firewall policy and rules management and internet web content and malware filtering
    • Bluecoat and Palo Alto proxies
    • Citrix and F5 Netscaler load balancers
    • Network monitoring tools including SolarWinds, StatSeeker, SumoLogic and Splunk
    • VoIP technologies – including Microsoft Lync and BT ITS / Netrix and Sonus gateways
    • Network and voice vendor management for sales and suppor
  • Comfortable supporting technology remotely and hand-on in remote data centres.
  • Must be willing to be part of the on-call rotation schedule.
  • Experience with the following considered a plus:
    • Enterprise Microsoft Lync / Skype for Business
    • Recognized professional certification in Palo Alto and Cisco technologies, such as CCNA, CCNP or CCIE
    • ITIL Foundation certificate
    • Agile project management programs
    • Cloud based networking in environments such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure
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