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Senior Network Engineer
Ref No.: 18-03614
Location: New York, New York
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 120,000.00 - 160,000.00 /Year
The Senior Network Engineer must display a high-level of professionalism and sound judgment at all times by promoting superior service to clients. Our ideal candidate will have experience providing IT support to the financial services industry and have worked for a Managed Services Provider (MSP).
The Senior Network Engineer will also be an integral part of handling various networking functions including security and firewalling while leveraging their Cisco and Palo Alto expertise.
  • Prepare complex network designs for new and existing client site establishments, site relocations, network upgrades, network expansions, and disaster recovery setups with a focus on Cisco for core network requirements.
  • Implement and maintain logical design models (L2/L3, spanning tree, VTP, VLANs, physical cabling), remote VPN software, network control protocols (QOS, PoE, NTP, DHCP), network management protocols (CDP, FTP, TFTP, SNMP), and security protocols (SSH, HTTPS, AAA).
  • Provide Tier 3 support for all network and data communication issues including private and internet circuits, routing protocols, VPN connectivity, WAN optimization, hardware, and 3rd party vendor connectivity.
  • Research networking issues and products as required and leverage critical thinking skills to evaluate all possible solutions while using appropriate judgment in applying effective resolutions.
  • Properly address and prioritize tasks based on urgent and highly-sensitive client needs and manage appropriate/realistic expectations to ensure overall client satisfaction.
  • Responsible for configuring IPSec VPN tunnels, IP communication, and routing (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP).
  • Leverage a strong knowledge of equipment, production processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing efficiency.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent level of hands-on experience
  • 7-10 years of related IT experience in a Cisco environment.
  • Must have 5+ years of network engineering experience.
  • Must have CCIE certification or in progress.
  • Has been involved in Network Design Architect work.
  • Advanced Routing and Switching Experience with Nexus Switches.
  • Experience with the financial industry.
  • Must be able to travel to Purchase, NY Data Center (Ideal candidate would be able to work from Purchase, NY).
  • Must have ASA firewall or Palo Alto Firewall experience.
  • Financial services industry and MSP experience are preferred.
  • Impeccable verbal/written communication.
  • Experience configuring and deploying Palo Alto network devices.
  • Strong understanding of routing, WAN/LAN, and transport technologies (Ethernet, Frame Relay, MPLS).
  • Excellent desktop and server troubleshooting skills.
  • Hands-on experience with SolarWinds Orion and Kiwi Syslog is a plus.
  • SilverPeak WAN optimization is a major plus.