job summary: Our enterprise global client has an immediate temp to perm opportunity for an experienced Network Engineer/Architect to support a global organization with multiple sites and enterprise projects, deliverables and day to day support. Candidate will be able to design solutions as well as support daily operational initiatives and BAU activities. NJ or NYC Location, temp to perm, hybrid, some travel to sites. location: East Brunswick, New Jersey job type: Contract salary: $65 - 85 per hour work hours: 8am to 4pm education: Bachelors responsibilities: The Network Team develops, deploys, maintains, and manages the Voice and Data Network. The candidate will be responsbile for the performance, capacity management, and daily operational monitoring and off hours support. The technologies supported will include LAN and WAN networks, firewalls and security devices, wireless connectivity, voice, and video communications and all related areas of Network Infrastructure. RESPONSIBILITIES The role will also ensure compliance to security policies within the team's scope, as well as ensuring disaster recovery plans and business continuity. ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Provide architectural and design input to strategic direction for the development of data networks and supporting Infrastructure environment. - Make recommendations to the Director of Infrastructure for the enhancement of the above infrastructure. - Manage the technical implementation of agreed initiatives working with all required parties to ensure successful delivery according to Stakeholder and Project Management Office criteria. - Identification and rectification of poor or obsolete systems or practice. - Identify areas of cost saving and ensure that all systems are maintained in the most cost-efficient way without impacting availability and performance. - Proactive management of the networks (LAN, WAN, WiFi, Mobile) in all office and POS locations, ensuring a suitable level of performance, security, and contingency. - Management and enhancement of Palo Alto Firewalls, Cisco (Meraki) / Aruba switching, access points and routing technologies. Cisco ISE (intrusion detection and protection systems). - Ensure all documentation is kept up to date e.g., network diagrams, procedure manuals, disaster recovery documentation. - Management of and co-ordination with engineers and colleagues to respond to Service Desk calls and Work Requests - Knowledgeable in the Disaster Recovery processes of the systems within area of responsibility to meet agreed RTOs (Recovery Time Objective) and maintain DR documentation, accounting for changes in live systems. - Responsible for network monitoring, reporting and bandwidth optimization. - Contribute to the development of department wide standards of service and delivery. - Ensure appropriate maintenance processes are in place to protect the performance of the service in the longer term. - Establish and maintain strong relationships with existing and new vendors and suppliers. - Ensure that the change management system is adhered to and that all changes to the network infrastructure are documented and approved. - Develop and maintain toolset for the 24/7 monitoring - Develop and maintain toolset for capacity management of the network - Providing advice to projects to assure that new services have appropriate service delivery processes, plans and tools in place. - Perform design, development, and implementation tasks as part of project teams. - Ensure all network elements of projects are transitioned and communicated. The essential functions of this role include:working weekends qualifications: Experience level: ExperiencedMinimum 11 years of experienceEducation: Bachelors skills: Network EngineerCiscoNetwork DesignNetworkDesign EngineerNETWORK ADMINLANWANLocal AreaWide AreaRoutersSwitchesDesignProfessional EngineerNetwork AdministrationLOCALAREAControlsNetwork SecurityJuniper 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.At Randstad Digital, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact HRsupport@randstadusa.com. Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. In addition, Randstad Digital offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, an incentive and recognition program, and 401K contribution (all benefits are based on eligibility).