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Network Engineer

Location: Westport, CT
Job # 11543756
Date Posted: 10-31-2018
Network Associate
Locations:
Westport, CT
Duration:
12 months
Position Summary:
We are seeking a Network Associate who will be responsible for supporting, maintaining, and evolving the network infrastructure. This position presents an opportunity to be responsible for external data communications, security infrastructure, network and wireless infrastructure, and network analysis tools.
Responsibilities:
  • Provide high quality network infrastructure and security services
  • Operate network services in accordance with business needs, priorities and SLAs and strive to continually improve process and network infra.
  • Network infrastructure configuration, deployment, support and management
  • Diagnose, resolve and communicate problems
  • Resolution of Tier 1 and Tier 2 incidents as a hands-on expert
  • Increase resource effectiveness and improve operational efficiency
  • Develop, improve, and adhere to processes, policies and procedures
  • Deliver and report on capacity/performance/SLA metrics
  • Mitigate risks to the service and ensure service availability
  • Assess, communicate and prioritize operational risks to network services
  • Design and execute plans to remediate risks
  • 24x7 rotating support of the network infrastructure
  • Five or more years of enterprise Network Administration experience
  • Deep and rich understanding of network theory at both the micro and macro level – protocols, applications, topologies
  • Strong networking background with good breadth of knowledge across other IT domains (security, platform, storage)
  • Rich problem-solving capabilities; troubleshooting and performance-tuning
  • Broad experience with Cisco network technologies
  • Understands and is capable of applying network design and configuration best practices
  • Deep understanding of routing protocols (EIGRP, OSPF, BGP) and common topologies
  • Experience managing security devices including firewalls, TACACS/Radius, VPN
  • CS or Engineering background preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to quickly synthesize information and take appropriate actions
  • Accountable for results and holds others accountable
  • Goal oriented and able to see the big picture
  • Perceptive about things happening around them, what it means and what do about them
  • Understands when to escalate issues
Preferred candidates would also meet the following criteria:
  • Cisco certification is a plus (CCNA, CCNP)
  • Security certification(s)
  • F5 BigIP, DNS, Firewalls including Cisco ASA, DWDM experience
  • Financial industry experience is a plus
  • Automation focus: experience with Python is a plus
  • Experience managing Cisco ISE is a plus
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The most important things are:
  1. Firewalls experience (Cisco ASA is what they are currently using, Palo Alto would just be a plus)
  2. Route/Switch experience (Cisco)
  3. CCNA/CCNP (CCIE would be too qualified for this role)
  4. They CAN’T be just a task taker, they have to have the personality to push back on upper level management and peers based on the company culture
Regards,
Megha Ananthakrishna
 
Technical Recruiting Manager | MatchPoint Solutions | Office 925-829-7755 |  Cell 408-718-6170| Email megha@matchps.com
   
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