Senior Network Engineer

Excel Talent Solutions

Seeking strong Network Operations Engineer to support global new technology upgrades and new offices. Must have strong Voice and Data experience.

  • Strong Network Operations experience
  • Cisco Data and Voice experience required
  • Global experience a strong plus.
Our client is a global manufacturing market leader with a growing product portfolio which is become more IoT based. They are experiencing year over year growth of 20-25%.  They are currently adding a Senior Network Operations Engineer to play a critical role in supporting operations and connectivity.
This person will function as the “Go To” ops expert and as such is a highly visible role within the organization. The ideal person will be a certified Cisco (voice and data) professional with a solid track record in a mid-size global organization.​ This position manages the purchase, installation, and support of network communications infrastructure and management tools, including Local Area, Wireless Local Area Network and Wide Area Network (LAN/WLAN/WAN) firewall, and PBX systems.  Additionally, you will install, and maintain network related systems such as routers, switches, wireless access points, firewalls, and other network devices while leading infrastructure projects.
  • Operates and supports the company’s internal data network and voice communications systems.
  • Develops strategies and determines direction for network systems solutions using current and emerging technologies relative to network infrastructure.
  • Plans, designs and implements local and wide-area network solutions between multiple platforms and protocols.
  • Supports/troubleshoots network issues and coordinates with vendors for installation of such items as routers, firewalls, switches, PBXs and other network devices.
  • Monitors current systems and plans implementation projects as necessary through evaluating trends and planning for future needs to ensure ongoing system availability, performance, and adherence to service level agreements.
  • Audits network hardware and software to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, procedures, and configuration guidelines.
  • Maintain network security of all network devices, and aides in the coordination independent security audits performed by outside parties as required.
  • Manages and maintains the communications infrastructure required for Disaster Recovery (DR) failover.
  • Maintains backups of network system configurations.
  • Provides training and assists with proposal writing.
What they are seeking:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field plus a minimum of 5 years of experience using skills as a seasoned, experienced professional in infrastructure/ network environments performing network planning, architecture design, engineering (hardware and software) and optimization. Cisco CCNA or CCNP strongly preferred.
  • In depth understanding of network security, firewalls, intrusion detection systems.
  • Prior experience with configuring Cisco routers, switches, and firewalls.
  • Prior experience designing and executing system readiness and performance tests.
  • Experience in an environment that includes an enterprise management system (ERP), such as SAP, is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Windows server administration.
  • Working knowledge of DNS and DHCP.
  • Has a full understanding of industry practices and/or company policies and procedures.
  • Able to work on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data or situations requires evaluation of identifiable factors
  • Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions for difficult assignments and of diverse scope.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Strong customer service skills and focus.