Lead and work along side of operationally focused network engineers in resolving complex network issues
Define, document and maintain accepted baseline for all approved network equipment (includes hardware types, supported IOS versions, etc.).
Lead on-going research, evaluation, and analysis of existing and planned data network requirements to ensure improvement of network performance, availability, reliability and blending with new technology and concepts.
Define strategy and perform regular audits and risk analysis exercises on our data network assets.
Lead meetings to advise operations and/or management staff regarding the technical and conceptual aspects of network usage and related issues such as security.
Collaborate with security focused network engineers, Manager of Information Security, Server Operations, and End User Support to ensure our data resources are not comprised.
Participate in technical effort to assess and propose solutions for our disaster recovery plan.
Research, design, and manage network tools environment as well as and define requirements for upgrading of LAN/WAN and telecommunication systems.
Design a full featured, scalable, flexible, network lab environment that will support our diverse AVIT environment and promote the use of it as a staging/testing ground for pre-production designs and changes.
Utilize lab environments to recreate identified production environment failures or degradations.
Provide technical mentorship and training for less experienced Network Engineers.
Provide consultation services for our internal departments as well as affiliates.
Provide performance analysis reporting for continuous improvement of the our network.
Conduct detailed design reviews that include key stakeholder participation, test plans, detailed design drawing packages, back out plans, and performance/test results.
Demonstrate honesty, responsibility, integrity and fulfillment of commitments.
At least 10 years of enterprise level experience designing and deploying large, multiple platform networks, involving multiple global sites containing thousands of nodes incorporating various transports types and protocols.
Experience collaborating with management to set and implement networking policies and standards.
In depth understanding of network operating systems and open system protocols.
In depth understanding and working knowledge of Internetworking with IP communication protocol and the OSI model.
In depth working experience with various Cisco platforms and IOS’s.
In depth working experience with various wireless transports (802.11x, Cellular, Microwave, etc.).
In depth working experience defining requirements based on user criteria.
Thorough understanding of characteristics associated with WAN circuits/connectivity (DS-1, DS-3s, OC-3s, MPLS, etc.).
In depth knowledge of telecommunication circuits, bandwidth, as it relates to design criteria and implementation for user network requirements.
Solid working knowledge of the following network protocols/technologies: IP, TCP/IP, UDP/IP, ARP/RARP, BGP, OSPF, HSRP, VLANs, SNMP, NTP, IPSEC, GRE, QoS.
Strong working experience supporting high-availability load balancing systems.
In depth working experience with remote access VPN technologies.
Thorough technical and operational knowledge of Internet architectures and ISP connectivity.
In depth working experience and understanding of network security architectures and their implementation, including router-based ACLs.
Working knowledge of network management systems and procedures.
Working knowledge of PBX functionality, Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTNs), IP-based voice systems, and Voice Mail concepts.
Strong diagnostic, conceptual and systematic thinking skills, as well as excellent negotiation, communication and team working abilities.
Possess strong analytical and planning skills.
Strong ability to conceptualize, design, and integrate technology with the needs and functions of the organization.
Ability to communicate the potential of technology through verbal and written forms to all organizational levels.
Fundamental understanding with Linux servers and Linux networking.
Fundamental understanding of scripting in PERL, SQL, ASP, and various other shells.
Experience mentoring and providing training for less seasoned network engineers and other IT staff.
Ability to build network design drawings utilizing Visio is a must.
Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) from accredited institution and ten plus years relevant experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience.