18 days old

Sr. Network Engineering Consultant

Houston, TX 77008
  • Job Code
    580151
  • Payrate
    $110,000 To $115,000

Essential Functions


Perform support, troubleshooting, and performance monitoring and tuning for the data network at all locations including WAN, LAN, Security and campus networks


Understand and implement security best practices within network design and work with security specialists to minimize vulnerabilities, coordinate security planning with Shared Services Security


Design and optimize data network topology based on network and system studies, application traffic behavior, and new requirements


Provide evaluation and recommendations for network improvements and optimization including ROI reports, solution pricing, and deployment plans


Perform implementation, maintenance and troubleshooting of network components to ensure maximum up time and optimal refresh intervals


Leverage support providers as required, act as single point of contact, managing service providers on the clients behalf.


Understand and implement security best practices within network design and work with security specialists to minimize vulnerabilities, coordinate security planning with Shared Services Security


Understand applicable compliance requirements and provide effective audit support as related to network design and components


Understand and comply with all applicable SLAs, policies and procedures


Consult with users and evaluate requirements, recommend designs, provide cost analysis, plan projects, and coordinate tasks for installation of data networks and network support systems


Analyze and resolve technical problems for established networks


Provide network documentation, training, and guidance to computing system clients and programmers


Participation in nights and weekends on-call rotation.


Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications


Cisco CCNP required;


CCIE, CCDP and/or CCNP-DC a strong plus


Strong to expert working knowledge of being directly responsible for supporting the development of network capabilities in the area of SAN, LAN, WAN technologies


Strong to expert working knowledge of routing protocols (OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, other), DMZ design, and IP address management


Strong to expert working knowledge and experience working in SLA-driven environments


Good to strong working knowledge and experience supporting network technologies in Vblock, VXBlock, VxRack, or VxRail


Good to strong working knowledge in Cisco Voice over IP technologies and protocols


Good to strong troubleshooting skills and experience in resolving unified communications problems


Good working knowledge of managing and supporting a centralized Cisco Wireless infrastructure


Good working knowledge of managing and supporting a fully meshed MPSL network


Preferred working knowledge of using Cisco or F5 technologies to load balance datacenters


Prefer the candidate has an active Cisco CCNP to a minimum and has had it for at least 4-5 years


Assist with providing technical leadership to a client who is completely outsourced


Required Experience & Education


Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Network Engineering or related field plus 5 years experience; (alternately, may possess Master's Degree in Computer Network Engineering or related field plus 3 years experience).


Minimum experience for the position is 7-10 years of relevant experience in Enterprise Network Design, Implementation, Administration and Support


Previous service provider experience is a strong plus


Required Skills


Experience with Cisco ASAs and VPN Tunneling


Cisco ASA firewall management experience


Cisco UCS


Experience with Cisco Switches 3560/3750/Nexus 7k


Site-to-site, remote access, and SSL VPN experience


Big-IP F5 LTM


Good understanding of VOIP signaling Protocols: MGCP/SIP/H.323


Experience in Routing Protocols: BGP/OSPF


Experience with Statseeker Monitoring software


Expert knowledge of IPv4 and TCP/IP - design, operations, and troubleshooting


Routing protocols EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP


SDWAN/MPLS design and operations experience a plus


VRF configuration and troubleshooting experience a plus


A working knowledge of cabling standards - copper, fiber, SAN, etc.


Demonstrated skill in application performance troubleshooting


CISCO CUCM/Unity version 9.X/10.X


Network capacity management and forward planning


Wireless deployment experience a plus


Demonstrated Enterprise change control experience, configuration management


Project management experience a plus


Client consulting, business case input, project collaboration


Fluent written and verbal communications, English


Physical Requirements


Lifting and/or Pulling up to 40 lbs.


Sitting, Bending, Standing


Equipment Used

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