Network Engineer

  • location: Chesapeake, VA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $80,000 - $100,000 per year
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Network Engineer

job summary:
Network Engineer - Our client is hiring in Hampton Roads!

Summary of Position

The Network Engineer is responsible for the design, implementation and support of the data/voice/video networks used to support our client. It is also responsible to participate in the interaction between business, project and support personnel to develop and maintain these solutions

location: Chesapeake, Virginia
job type: Permanent
salary: $80,000 - 100,000 per year
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Bachelors
Key areas of responsibility:

o Networks that support operations of all enterprise wired and wireless networks and VoIP solutions.

o Secure communications to third party service providers such as payment processors, SAAS/IAAS, and trading partners.

o Computer - telephone integration solutions for contact centers

o Headquarters telecommunications solutions including audio and video conferencing

o Network instrumentation, reporting and failure analysis

o Lead technical design projects to support business requirement efforts

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

- Perform ongoing design and deployment of solutions to support the enterprise networks. This includes store, distribution center, regional operating office, corporate facilities as well as remote access VPNs.

- Interface and coordinate with third party vendors that provide technology services.

- Develop and support initiatives to promote stability and reliability of network solutions to support a high volume, high transaction environment.

- Manage the policies and procedures to ensure all network infrastructure equipment are operating at the appropriate software levels to include drivers, patches, service packs, release upgrades, etc.

- Maintain accurate network diagramming and documentation of networks.

- Work closely with other Information Technology teams and business partners to ensure that network solutions are available to support IT and business initiatives.

- Perform project and non-project related tasks and activities to support the department's goals and objectives.

- Prepare and manage capital and expense budgets for network engineering projects.

- Perform project management duties as required.

- Maintain a high level of expertise in current and emerging technologies

- Research and evaluate industry developments and trends.

- Perform software and hardware evaluations to assure documented requirements are met and department standards are followed.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

- Bachelor's degree, Engineering or Information Systems preferred.

- 7 years of experience in enterprise network design and systems management

- Firsthand experience managing multi-site, multi solution networks. Experience managing 100 or more individual locations preferred.

- Experience with broadband, MPLS, cellular, VPN, cloud integration, Internet redundancy, WAN acceleration, load balancing, VoIP, Wifi, enterprise firewalls, headquarters telecommunications systems (Avaya, Cisco. Polycom).

- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

- Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills

- Understanding and interest in continuous process improvement

- Independent and proactive management style

- Ability to work on many concurrent priorities

- Action oriented and able to manage and meet aggressive timelines and deadlines.

- Strong track record of delivering initiatives on time and on budget.

skills: Desired Qualifications:

- Experience working in high square footage, high user count campus environments.

- Experience developing and maintaining modern NAC environments servicing guest and employee wifi and mobile connectivity.

- Experience developing and maintaining audio and video teleconferencing systems.

- Experience developing and maintaining enterprise routing and switching protocols to include BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, HSRP,TP, VPC and EtherChannel

- Experience developing and maintaining global and server load balancing systems with the F5 product line.

- Experience developing and maintaining multi-site Riverbed Steelhead environments.

- Experience negotiating and managing vendor agreements. Large vendor experience preferred.

- Experience developing network management and monitoring tools.

- Current network and / or security certifications.

- Familiarity with ITIL and IT service management concepts. ServiceNow experience preferred.

- Critical incident management and response experience

- Demonstrated track record of improving stability and reducing costs.

- Experience creating, maintaining and optimizing Standard Operating Procedures

This is not to be considered a complete list of job duties, as they may be amended or added to as needed.

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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