Cisco Senior Network Engineer

  • location: Richmond, VA
  • type: Permanent
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Cisco Senior Network Engineer

job summary:
For immediate consideration, please send your resume to:

We are seeking Network Engineers for our direct client located in Richmond, VA.

The Network Engineers are responsible for the deployment, management and operational support with a primary focus on the enterprise network environments including regional computer rooms. The network engineer will provide day-to-day engineering and operational support for the enterprise network environments (wired and wireless). The network engineers are responsible for analyzing, deploying, configuring and maintaining the multifaceted network infrastructure within large IT ecosystems.

location: Richmond, Virginia
job type: Permanent
work hours: 9am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

Design, setup and configure complex switching environments

Design, setup and configure complex wireless network environments that supports secured access and the ability to support voice and video applications

Maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of local area networks (LAN) and Wide Area Networks (WAN)

Work collaboratively with various partners, vendors and associates to provide a superior end-to-end customer experience

Possess working knowledge of various Network Management Systems (NMS) platforms (CA Suite (Spectrum, NFA, ADA, VNA and PM/PC), Cisco Prime, Live Action, BMC's BNA, Cisco vManage, NetMRI and Splunk)

Able to configure and support WAN Optimization (Riverbed)

Maintains functionality, reliability, performance and support for the enterprise and data center network hardware and software.

Closely collaborates with many IT disciplines such as Applications, Security, and Server Administration.

Participates in lights-on and project work configuring/implementing hardware to meet business requirements and standards.

Acts as key resource for infrastructure and application problem determination and resolution; and skilled at network protocol analysis.

Possesses the ability to quickly identify the cause and resolve most incidents.

Ensures high availability of Enterprise Network and Data Center Environments

Configures and enables network connectivity, including IP and DNS/DCHP management.

Serves as an escalation point for the most complex network and system issues for resolution

Plan and lead implementations for network and system deployments

Develop test plans to ensure quality implementations and deployments.

Participates in design of the enterprise architecture

May act as a key contact for setting vendor support strategies.

Participates in 24x7 on-call rotation with other enterprise network team members

The candidate should have a background in deploying and supporting large enterprise network environments (wired and wireless) and should be able to handle multiple projects, tasks and responsibilities. The candidate should also possess good problem determination and resolution skills.


Requires Bachelor's degree in related field; 5 to 8 years of experience required in a support and operations role in any of the following areas: servers, networks, telecommunications, storage, mainframe, operating systems, middleware, disaster recovery, collaboration technologies, or hardware/software support; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

Multiple trade certifications and significant experience with multiple technical and business disciplines preferred.

Significant operational experience required in one or more core infrastructure technologies; capable of serving as a subject matter expert in various settings; capable of advanced troubleshooting and implementations.

Demonstration of strong mentoring skills preferred.

skills: Extensive hands on experience with implementation and troubleshooting of Cisco network equipment in an Enterprise network environment - Required.

Hands on experience Cisco SDWAN networking (Viptela) - Desirable.

Familiarity with scripting/programming (PYTHON) - Desirable.

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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