Velocity Staff

  • IP Network Engineer III

    Location US-MO-Kansas City
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(12/7/2018 1:05 PM)
    # Positions
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  • Overview

    Velocity Staff, Inc. is currently working with our client located in downtown Kansas City, MO to identify an IP Network Engineer III to join their team on a 9+ month contract. The right candidate will be responsible for providing and applying technical strategies in the design, configuration and maintenance of LAN, WAN and wireless networks to ensure the stability, integrity and operational effectiveness and efficiency of network services.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Participate in the design, purchase, installation, monitoring, maintenance, support, and optimization of all network hardware, software, and communication links.
    • Analyze and resolve network hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end user training where required.
    • Participate in the design and configuration of internal and/or external networks as required for assigned projects, assuring that requirements are met.
    • Translate business/customer requirements into network or process designs.
    • Support network technology and configuration activities to ensure integration and alignment with other IT technology, systems, applications, and environment.
    • Assist in development, implement and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery.
    • Use planning skills to manage and complete projects on time and on budget.
    • Conduct research on software and systems products to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts.
    • Identify innovative approaches to accomplish departmental goals, while maintaining alignment and compliance with business goals, corporate IT standards, strategy and Service Level Agreements.
    • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.
    • Coordinate network technology and configuration activities to ensure integration and alignment with other IT technology, systems, applications, and environment.
    • Provide technical support and guidance (Level 3) in troubleshooting network performance issues.
    • Research problems that cannot be resolved by routine procedures and create troubleshooting procedures, designing resolution scripts, workflows or flowcharts.
    • Ensure timely resolution of problems.
    • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
    • Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.
    • Participate in managing all network security solutions.
    • Expected to work independently with minimal guidance and assistance with the technology supported.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other related field and 4 years network engineering experience OR 9 years network engineering experience.
    • CCNP or similar certification highly desired and CCIE certification desired.
    • Knowledge and ability to perform advanced administration on mulitple company standard network technologies or similar platforms; such as Cisco enterprise LAN/WAN gear, F5 load balancing, Aruba wireless networking, and Checkpoint/Palo Alto security platforms.
    • Understand and consider business goals, corporate IT standards, department strategy, service level agreements, EVA’s and budgetary implications.
    • Understand and apply standard concepts, best practices and procedures related to LAN, WAN and wireless networks.
    • Knowledge of established configuration management, network architecture development and project methodologies.
    • Communicate effectively with all levels of employees, both technical and non-technical.
    • Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with other departments.
    • Effective project team member, at times assuming leadership roles for projects as required.
    • Monitor emerging trends and evolving technologies, evaluating and understanding the implications for inclusion in department strategy.
    • Take the initiative to search for and identify alternative and/or innovative solutions to architecture problems.
    • Quickly adapt to the demands inherent in managing multiple projects simultaneously.

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