Network Administrator
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Network Administrator
Ref No.: 17-08332
Location: Colorado, Colorado
Job Description:
This is a great opportunity for a CCNP/JNCP level or equivalent experienced IP/MPLS Network Engineer to design, configure, provision and support State of Colorado Public Safety Microwave and DTR customer network from build to deployment (voice, data, video traffic and cloud).
Candidates should have experience around MPLS/VRFs and BGP within in an ISP / Telecom's provider environment.
As well as appropriate technical skills, candidates will have a strong customer service ethic and able to work a flexible work pattern including on-call.
Responsibilities of the IP/MPLS Network Engineer include:
  • Design/implement IP/MPLS network Microwave backhaul transport systems to support voice, data, video traffic with IP Telephony and Products over the VMware cloud.
  • Support Microwave IP transport systems critical data payloads used for RF signaling of Aviat and Client Radio and switch environments.
  • Support and troubleshooting a mix of networking technologies including MPLS, VRF and BGP working within in an ISP / Telecoms service provider environment
  • Design and implementation of peering IP networks using BGP and MPLS, interior routing protocols.
  • Architect networks for new services, identify areas of improvement, and develop/implement acceptance testing plans.
  • Configuration, provisioning and deploy designed network solutions from build to deployment within IP Routing, MPLS / BGP environment.
  • Experience in dynamic protocols including OSPF and BGP.
  • Experience configuring and deploying Coriant (Tellabs), Cisco, Juniper and Avait CTR routers, switches and firewalls in an MPLS network environment.
  • Determine network equipment needed to meet specified requirements.
  • Complete and maintain network topology documents, design and diagrams in google drive share folder, network inventory is current.
  • Embrace Agency's goals and strategy in alignment with KPI's and provide metrics.
  • Maintain and implement network firewalls, manage security access to protect the network from intentional and accidental abuse, unauthorized access, and any communication loss.
  • Work closely with NOC and Field Technicians on 1st/2nd/3rd line troubleshooting in support of the customer on network faults and developing product turn-up processes.
  • Ensure minimal downtime/outage with quick workarounds, troubleshooting, and correcting fault conditions.
  • Respond to support calls and escalations of customer issues on a 24/7 basis as required.
  • Script programs to automate configuration/provisioning of services.
  • Design routines health tests that run diagnostic scans and report/notify of system alarms.
  • Provide training and mentoring to other team members.
  • Develop and support procedures for ensuring network survivability and disaster recovery.
To be successful in this role, the candidate should have min 5 years of experience in the below listed fields:
  • Strong hands-on IP/MPLS Network Planning, Designing and Operations experience with a good reference from previous employment
  • Service provider environment – Core, Edge, Border, Access and Aggregation routing and switching with voice and data peering.
  • Attention to the details with great communications skills to interact/articulate in a professional manner.
  • Peering IXC's, NMS/OSS, DDoS monitoring and mitigation.
  • Usage of TACACS+, AAA services.
  • Design and deploy VMware cloud environment, Linux OS.
  • Network Protocols and OSI models (TCP, UDP, VLAN, MPLS).
  • Standard best practices for network development and design.
  • Networking, IP Telephony and VoIP terminology.
  • Knowledge of SIP/RTP/TLS/SRTP/ENUM/DNS.
  • Wireshark, PCAP applications, SPLUNK.
  • Elastic Logging systems.
  • Coriant (Tellabs), Aviat CTR, Cisco, Juniper (JUNOS).
  • Certification preferred: CCNP, CCIE, JNCIE, or CCDE with SP tracks.
Additional Information:
  • Contract-to-Hire on successful performance for 6 months with possibility of extending the contract for 12 months.
  • Need to work in Client Pearl Plaza Bldg.
  • Excellent time management, organizational, decision making and problem solving skills.
  • Flexibility to work during planned and emergency maintenance windows.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work with end users to meet appropriate deadlines.
  • Laptop and Cell Phone would be vendor company's responsibility to facilitate.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time and lift up to 50 pounds, when necessary.
  • Unrestricted right to work in the United States, required.