Sr. Network Engineer

  • location: Louisville, KY
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $55 - $65 per hour
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job description

Sr. Network Engineer

job summary:
SUMMARY:

Provide design, implementation, and support for the client's information technology systems. Perform analytical, procedural, and diagnostic processes aimed at designing, implementing, documenting, and supporting information technologies. Provide multi-level support for implemented systems. Following project lifecycle methodology and responsible for multiple simultaneous information technology projects.

 
location: Louisville, Kentucky
job type: Contract
salary: $55 - 65 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: No Degree Required
 
responsibilities:
RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and associated training for network resource administration, appropriate use, and disaster recovery.
  • Design, install, configure, and support all network hardware and equipment, including, but not limited to routers, switches, hubs, UPSs, and so on.
  • Experience with both switching and routing with Cisco networking components
  • Experience with Juniper switching and routing networking components is a plus
  • Monitor and analyze network performance across the organization's LANs, WANs, and wireless deployments.
  • Inspect, maintain, and where necessary replace network cabling, voice/data jacks, and other network-related equipment.
  • Monitor system capacity to determine its effect on performance and recommend enhancements to meet new or changing network demands.
  • Ensure network and IP connectivity of all workstations, application servers, and back-end office infrastructure.
  • Design and perform network and security audits, system backup procedures, and other recovery processes in accordance with the company's disaster recovery and business continuity strategies.
  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, mapping, processes, and service records.
  • Recommend and execute modifications to server environment in order to improve efficiency, reliability, and performance.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with various Information Services departments to ensure availability, reliability, and scalability of the network to meet business demands.
  • 24 x 7 on-call for scheduled weeks, some weekend and after hours work is required.
  • Expected to follow strict change control management policies designed to ensure that proper planning, execution, and meticulous documentation for projects of all systems supported.
  • Under limited supervision assume primary responsibility for support and maintenance of multiple Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 incidents and projects.
  • Manage assigned projects according to IS project management methodology, procedures, and processes.
  • Adherence to established best practices for systems implementation, deployment, monitoring, housekeeping, security, disaster recovery, and backups.
  • Maintain current knowledge through reviews literature, patents and current practices which are in line with company strategic direction. Prepares reports regarding new technology to communicate to appropriate personnel.
  • Designs and develops highly complex, integrated solutions to meet business requirements or enhance performance.
  • Recommends highly complex systems investment(s) to management and business users based on results of independent assessment of current and future performance, stability, and systems management/life cycle issues.
  • Manage circuit contracts and maintain inventories related to systems:
  • Design, develop and test disaster recovery processes, trains staff and ensures compliance with disaster recovery plans for all supported systems.
  • Performs and evaluates cost analysis and vendor comparisons for projects to ensure cost-effective and efficient operations. Measures feasibility of various approaches and make recommendation(s). Ensure adherence to model created and overall budgetary guidelines.
  • Analyze systems and take appropriate corrective action(s) to ensure systems performance and availability meet or exceed established service level standards.
  • Provide detailed support documentation and maintenance of documentation
  • Maintain daily/weekly/monthly reports regarding projects, activities, and status of open requests and problems.
  • Provides Mentoring, training and technical guidance to less experienced personnel.
 
qualifications:
REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • 5+ year of relevant experience in engineering or design of data networking, data center design and configuration, VPN connectivity, Networking hardware and Unified Communications.
  • Experience with Cisco and Juniper networking technologies
 
skills:
  • Experience in engineering or design of data networking, data center design and configuration, VPN connectivity, Networking hardware and Unified Communications.
  • Experience with Cisco and Juniper networking technologies

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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