Sr. or Lead Network Engineer

  • location: Jacksonville, FL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $50 - $60 per hour
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Sr. or Lead Network Engineer

job summary:


location: Jacksonville, Florida
job type: Contract
salary: $50 - 60 per hour
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Bachelors
  • Directly supports all network equipment and Internet/WAN connectivity
  • Performs regular, routine or emergency maintenance and software upgrades to network equipment
  • Researches issues; plans and deploys software upgrades to remediate or prevent problems
  • Troubleshoots systemic issues, documenting causes and resolving problems to completion
  • Responsible for identifying and documenting project requirements related to network systems
  • Proactively troubleshoots and implements solutions to ensure that all information systems products and services meet organization standards and end-user requirements
  • Works on moderately complex systems
  • Provides analysis and recommendations for platform upgrades or EOL replacement
  • Contributes to developing IT standards and procedures
  • Supports IT Security programs, including IT Security assessments, vulnerability management, risk analysis and reporting
  • May provide system or security awareness related training
  • Ensure the safety of Information Systems Assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction
  • Weighs business needs against other concerns and articulates issues to management
  • Serves as a liaison or technical resource for others in IT or to partners within other business units
  • May require 24/7 on call responsibility
  • May be required to lift 25 lbs. or more
  • Extensive technical knowledge of Information Technology field and computer systems
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong ability to take ownership of assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Logical, clear and concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to react quickly to a fast paced, rapidly changing environment
  • Must display initiative, ability to work independently and be able to use extensive independent judgment
  • Ability to develop and follow project plans as well as adapt to changing conditions
  • Ability to work seamlessly within a team as well as manage individual tasks
  • Bachelor's degree required in a related area
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in a technical IT field
  • Subject matter expert (SME) on Cisco networking systems, including: NEXUS switching systems, ASA firewalls and VPN appliances, ISR routers, network security solutions, chassis and stack switching systems for access and distribution layers, and network access control systems
  • Experience in designing and building WAN solutions through MPLS environments, including managing VRF configurations; deploying routing protocols; and implementing traffic prioritization
  • Experience in configuring and deploying network hardware in data centers, business and retail offices
  • Experience in deploying and supporting wireless networking in campus and business office environments, including configuring and supporting WLCs, LWAPs and NCS/Prime
  • Experience in designing, configuring and supporting LAN and WAN environments to support VOIP and video conferencing, including defining and implementing QOS requirements
  • Experience in analyzing designs, troubleshooting systems, and implementing WAN and LAN architectures and solutions in order to best meet client requirements
  • Experience in deploying systems and applications in load balanced network environments; experience working with F5 systems; Cisco or Riverbed WAN acceleration technologies
  • Knowledge of testing, validating, and implementing new network designs into an existing production, QA and test/development environments
  • Experience developing enterprise implementations to include complex designs, implementations, project plans, schedules, and migration approaches
  • Problem solving skills for design, creation and testing of network systems
  • Experience in managing video conferencing platforms preferred
  • Network performance modeling and benchmarking experience preferred
  • Ability to analyze packet capture information in order to determine issue causes and create action plans to resolve application and network issues
  • Ability to take direction and interact with the customer's engineering team in a collaborative effort
  • Experience working in a matrixed environment, especially with business project managers;

    • Has proven ability to leverage resources from different teams, ensuring customer needs are met
    • Has the ability to take direction and provide task updates directly from project team managers
  • Ability to work in a time critical initiatives and results-oriented environment

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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