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Senior Network Operations Engineer

New York
Freelance | Job ID #67871 | Posted one year ago

Our client, a financial organization, is looking for a Sr. Network Operations Engineer to join their team for a contract opportunity.

Sr. Network Operations Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Experienced with the identification, diagnosis, and resolution of complex network problems.
  • Maintenance of network hardware and software components
  • Experience with management of network monitoring, including Solarwinds, Riverbed, Cisco Prime and DNAC
  • Experience with performance analysis and capacity planning for network circuits and devices
  • Ensure network devices are configured and maintained in accordance with appropriate standards, best practices, and regulatory compliance requirements. Utilize and follow the change management process for network changes
  • Hardware installation and maintenance of network devices, including lifting up to 50lbs to heights of up to 6ft
  • Configuration of Palo Alto firewalls and other network infrastructure, including, cisco routers, switches, F5 load balancers IPS/IDS, and wireless controllers
  • Provide Level 2 support to Network Operations for all LAN/WAN issues
  • Effectively communicate both technical details and summarized impact analysis to Management
  • Provide necessary network infrastructure support for day to day operations and appropriate disaster recovery procedures to support business continuity
  • Keep abreast of new technologies and recommend adoption as appropriate. Identify areas for automation or other process improvement
  • Cross-train and mentor to enhance skill-set with peers and superiors
  • Participate in team on-call rotation and provide support during project and operations related cutovers
  • Ensure network equipment is upgraded in line with vendor recommended operating system.
  • Maintenance of asset information and other documentation
  • Perform duties & responsibilities specific to department functions & activities
  • Performs other duties & responsibilities as required or assigned by supervisor

Sr. Network Operations Engineer Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field (or equivalent experience)
  • 10+ years of experience in the industry
  • Expert knowledge of Cisco networking equipment and software - Cisco CCNP or equivalent - with a minimum 5 years’ experience with design and deployment of enterprise LAN/WAN networks in mission-critical, 7x24 production environments
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP network protocols, including common application protocols
  • Demonstrated ability to systematically troubleshoot problems in complex systems and network environments
  • Extensive experience with both interior and exterior routing protocols, including OSPF, and BGP -Solid understanding of VPN concepts and experience with GRE, IPSEC and other VPN technologies
  • Experience designing and supporting high-availability networks in load-balanced, n-tier application environments
  • Experience supporting secure enterprise wireless networks; including Cisco knowledge and experience
  • Experience supporting IP-based voice and video systems, including QoS on both LAN and WAN infrastructure
  • Experience deploying and managing SNMP-based network monitoring tools
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communications skills must be a Team player/Collaborative
  • Provides extraordinary service
  • Must be able to review and analyze data reports and manuals; must be computer proficient.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively via telephone and in person.
  • Working knowledge of: Route/Switch Nexus Palo Alto Firewall F5 Load Balancing Cisco Wireless Cisco ISE Cisco ASA IPS/IDS Monitoring

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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