Senior Network Engineer

Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053

Employment Type: Contract Area of Specialty: Network Engineer Job Number: 7497

Job Description

 
The Sr. Network Engineer reports to the Manager, Network Engineering.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing day-to-day support of the  networking environment, including, but not limited to; routing and switching, LAN/WAN, VoIP, telecommunications services, Internet, and network security.  This person will also play a key role in designing networking solutions, performance monitoring and tuning, problem troubleshooting & remediation.
 
 

  PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Monitoring and ensuring the availability of the  alphabroder networking environment.  This includes LAN routers and switches, WAN routers, wireless networking, firewalls, and load-balancing solutions

  • Manage communications with Network Management Services Providers.

  • Provide design expertise based on industry best-practices for this environment

  • Monitoring and ensuring the availability of all telecommunication circuitry

  • Perform network  diagnostics to identify trends and potential issues. 

  • Troubleshoot and resolve network service interruptions and performance issues 

  • Perform scheduled network  configuration changes. 

  • Ensure network configurations are properly backed up

  • Work with the IT Help Desk as an escalation point to resolve network related issues 

  • Develop and maintain documentation detailing network design and processes

  • Prepare IT  network and systems performance reports and operating statistics as directed by  management. 

  • Manage inventory of all IT network assets 

  • Work with the Network Engineering Manager to build and maintain network and network security roadmaps

  • Provide cross-training for designated team members

  • Develop and maintain network support procedures, including for vendor support and escalation
 
CORE SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of 8+ years supporting LAN/WAN, firewalls, IDS/IPS

  • Configuration of Cisco switches and routers

  • Implement and administer Wi-Fi networking technologies 

  • Working knowledge of Meraki Network Cloud Services 

  • Experience working with F5 load balancers

  • Experience supporting VoIP solutions.  Call Center environment experience is a plus

  • Experience with network performance tools and technologies, e.g. SolarWinds, NetFlow, and packet sniffers

  • Optimize converged network performance for client/server, storage (iSCSI), and VoIP traffic

  • Experience supporting MPLS networks and various routing protocols such as BGP and EIGRP

  • Proven skills in troubleshooting and resolving problems within a large-scale distributed systems environment of over 1, 000 users.

  • Ability to analyze and determine root cause and escalate to IT management, as needed, for timely resolution of IT network  and systems outages

  • Ability to compile operating data/statistics and prepare performance reports

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP

 

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES/REQUIREMENTS: 

  • A strong background working in an IT Operations environment is recommended. 

  • Familiarity with change management practices in an IT operating environment

  • Familiarity with IT network  security practices

  • Highly effective written and oral communication skills

  • Must be flexible with extended hours and possible shift changes to cover for vacation/sick days. 

  • May require ability to work at night, off-hours, holidays, and weekends (on-call rotation)

  • Some infrequent travel may be required (< 20%)

  • All other duties as assigned by management.

  • Ability to work with internal IT clients of varying abilities

  • Ability to prioritize tasks

  • Serve as mentor to junior technicians

  • Ability to handle high pressure situations

  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment

  • Self-starting; willingness to take personal initiative and lead others

  • Strong customer service skills
 
EDUCATION:

  • BS Degree in Computer Science or equivalent vocational training or experience

  • CCNA/CCNP




 

Meet Your Recruiter

Pattie Tsivouras
Recruiting Director, Information Technology

Pattie joined the Connors Group team in 2017. Knowing how it’s important to always try and make the right impression with each interaction; Pattie personally feels that clients look for a Recruiter who demonstrates honesty, integrity, as well as trust. When proactively developing a strategic partnership, clients want to know that they can depend on you to deliver the most qualified candidates for their current openings. As a recruiter, she embodies that value in demonstrating passion in her work; evident as they encounter the level of excitement in describing past achievements or enthusiasm in approach to find the most qualified talent for their team!

Pattie strongly feels that candidates prefer that their career is centered around their quality of life. The chance to express preferences for a new job while feeling secure helps encourage them to do what they do best. Quality candidates like to be presented with long-term opportunities where they can see how their skills align with each company. Alternately, people who just feel comfortable tend to base any opportunity on what they currently need in order to make ends meet. Pattie embodies these values by matching the candidate to a position that provides an opportunity to learn, progress, and contribute to the company. Team work is always very key when it comes to empowering an individual to hone their expertise; allowing them the chance to grow within any organization.

Summoning the courage and strength to start her own business while also starting a family is something Pattie is very proud of.  Obtaining that perfect balance is always a key challenge, but you need to totally embrace it in order to overcome it.  A Director at her former company referred to her as “fearless” …and while she never thought of herself like that, hearing the complement did make her very proud! Her goal is to continue to have a stimulating career; providing open, supportive collaboration to inspire opportunity in the market. She would like to be positioned as someone who is focused on fostering strength in others! Outside of the office, Pattie loves skiing with her family… typically taking a trip out west every year. Going bike riding and taking family vacations are great. She loves summers at a Long Island beach home, going fishing with her boys and spending time at the pool and at the beach!   

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