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Network Automation Specialist
Ref No.: 18-06476
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Global financial firm located in Montreal, QC has an immediate contract opportunity for a Network Automation Specialist

*Must be onsite in Montreal, QC*

Description:
Candidate will be responsible for hygiene related audits and changes to the network, as well as miscellaneous requests involving configurations changes on large quantity scale. Implement and document any recommendations for change management, lifecycle management, and problem management issues as required.

Principal Responsibilities:
1) Global Maintenance of device configuration as per certified standards and Engineering recommendations
2) Create, administer, and execute changes in mass-scale device quantity
3) Act as team representative for weekly change management review meetings
4) Provide coordination and act as a team interface between Network Operations and the Engineering, Deployment, and Security teams
5) Conduct network audits and risk assessment as required and remediate if necessary
6) Review posted documentation to ensure network is in adherence to and compliant of any mandates
7) Create, debug, and maintain scripts to optimize work flow
8) Facilitate and coordinate work with external vendors for areas that are not under current management
9) Participate in design and peer reviews
10) Adapt and transform operational and/or functional needs into solutions

Coverage and Support: Responsibility will include on-site cover in line with Brokerage's policies.

Skills required:
- Understanding of routing protocols OSPF, RIP, BGP, multicast, MPLS (L3 VPN, L2 VPN, VPLS, preferably from a provider point of view).
- Understanding of layer 2 protocols HDLC, PPP, spanning-tree protocols
- Understanding of Wireless technologies and devices (CAPWAP, WLC, FlexConnect, etc.)
- Device platforms including Juniper, Cisco, Arista, Cylades, BNT, Client etc
- Scripting experience (shell, PERL, etc)
- Project management/coordination (optional)
- Experience with network automation/orchestration tools/frameworks is preferred.

Skills desired:
- Strong command of Microsoft Excel, Visio and PowerPoint
- Strong organizational skills, customer service focus, attention to detail, and process orientation
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
- Ability to distill and present information to business community in non-technical terminology
- Business analysis skills, with the ability to forecast implications and provide consultative recommendations and solutions
- Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and manage operational lifecycle