Data Network Engineer

Data Network Engineer

Job Code: 6968
Company Name: Cogent Data Solutions
Job Location: schaumburg, Illinois
Zip Code: 60159
Job Category/Title: Network Engineer
Employment Category: Contract to Hire - W2, Contract to Hire - Corp-to-Corp
Position Type: Senior Level
Salary: $ 90000
Travel Required: No
Interview Type: In-person
Education: Bachelors Degree
Experience: 5-10 year(s)
Job Description: Data Network Engineer #6968
Location: Schaumburg, IL
Duration 3 month contract for hire
Interview: phone then onsite
2nd shift. Hours are 11pm-7am Sunday-Thursday (ending 7:00 am on Friday).
Top 3 criteria when reviewing resumes:
-Router experience (juniper or cisco, routing protocals ) 3-5 years exp.
-Experience with switching, catalyst switchers, enterprise network, telecommunication environment
-Would like to see candidates that have experience with industry experience
3-5 years of router experience (juniper or cisco, routing protocols), Experience with switching, catalyst switchers, enterprise network, and industry experience is preferred. Please be sure candidates have RECENT experience with BGP, OSPS and MPLS.

Soft Skills:
Can work independently with minimal supervision, can pick up knowledge fast, need strong written and oral communication skills, can deliver technical communication to an executive audience

Plan, design, engineer, develop, implement, and troubleshoot infrastructure technologies on the customer-servicing network. Provide subject matter expertise around specific technologies. Provide project management for the deployment of customer-servicing projects. Act as vendor interface for support of applications and technologies. Evaluate and implement new technologies, policies, and procedures for business network operations.

• Support
• Identify changes needed in the customer-servicing infrastructure configuration to achieve the technology organization goals
• Analyzes network & system response and determines tuning recommendations to improve performance.
• Supports the customer-servicing infrastructure strategy reviews and development by performing applicable analysis
• Manage effective issue identification and resolution process; serve as the focal point for customer-servicing infrastructure-related issue / crisis resolution
• Perform 24x7 advanced tier troubleshooting, including off-hour maintenance activities, problem resolution, and on-call
• Engineering
• Provide project management oversight to customer-servicing infrastructure implementation projects.
• Implements technology and customer-servicing infrastructure changes
• Lead interaction with partner organizations/departments to engineer cross-functional solutions for our customer-servicing infrastructure
• Evaluates new product/solutions for inclusion in our customer-servicing network
• Tools
• Define requirements in support of budget plans and make recommendations for ways to improve performance and reduce costs
• Ensure communication of process and procedure changes to key stakeholders
• Design an effective test plan for any new / changed customer-servicing infrastructure
• Support identification and collection of metrics and performance reporting processes
• Participate in process improvement initiatives, when applicable
• Develop full suite of documentation as it relates to the customer-servicing network infrastructure (Engineering Work Plans, Standards, policies and procedures, etc.)


Skills
• Actively maintains knowledge of current technology
• Actively maintains our current network infrastructure to expedite the resolution process
• Develop and deliver cross-training activities
• Participates in, and encourages a knowledge-sharing environment both within, and outside the department
• Business Partnership
• Maintain relationships with the customers, associates, and vendors to proactively identify needed changes
• Establish working relationships with technical, business and sourcing counterparts
• Participate in process improvement initiatives
• Participate in industry/vendor forums to guide product development activities
• People Management
• Manage individual workload and deliver to agreed upon milestones
• Proactively promote consistent project-based performance measurement and skill development of junior staff
• Actively participate in HR performance measurement processes
• Demonstrate ability to work in team environment and help resolve issues
• Provide input to staffing plans at the project-level to identify key / required skills
• Technical Skills:
• Cisco Hardware: Cisco 2600, 2800, 3600, 7200, 7500, ESR, GSR, Catalyst 6500 switches
• Other Network Hardware: Juniper firewalls, CSU/DSU’s, DACS
• Transport Protocols: ATM, MPLS, Frame-Relay, HDLC, IMA, PPP
• Network Protocols: TCP/IP, MPLS, 802.1Q, QoS, Multicast, Encryption (3DES), GRE tunneling, ATM classes of service (ABR, UBR, VBR, etc)
• Routing Protocols: RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, IS-IS, HSRP
• Network Applications: CiscoWorks, Cisco WAN Manager, Monitoring tools (ie Openview, Netcool), Performance monitoring tools (ie MRTG, Infovista), CiscoSecure, IP management tools, DNS
• Business Applications: Remedy Ticketing, Citrix
• Office Automation: Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint
• Planning & Design: Microsoft Project, DotProject, Visio
• O/S and Software: Windows XP, Solaris, BSD, SSH, VPN Client

Experience
• Minimum 3 to 5 years relevant work experience
• Bachelor’s degree in related technical / business areas is preferred
• Foundation of the relevant technology
• Theoretical understanding of the business and/or industry
• Knowledge of re-engineering / process improvement
• Demonstrated problem solving / analytical skills and knowledge of analytical tools
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Experience supporting mission-critical infrastructure in a fast-paced environment is preferred.
Duration: 3 Month(s)
No. of Posts: 5
Job Expiry Date: July 15, 2016
Telecommute: No
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