Job Description :
Job Description :

Location : pittsburgh,PA

Duration : 12 Plus Months

Major tasks and responsibilities

1. Architect and design NA Data Center network for Hosting (VMWare, Blade,P500, etc), Storage (Fibre Channel, ISCSI, NAS, etc) and Network Services (NTP, Cache, Load Balancing / High Availability, Security – IPS/IDS, Vwalls, etc Determine network requirements (i.e. design, configure, install, etc with network users.

2. Develop strategies to accommodate network growth, security, and enhancements by maximizing functionality of network equipment (i.e Cisco routers, gateways, switches, etc.

3. Monitor network implementation, providing support in a timely and accurate manner; design network performance reports, detailing network status.

4. Technical Analysis - Analyze data traffic patterns within network infrastructure, detecting operational problems and recommending improvements to ensure optimal performance

5. Proactively identify symptoms and instabilities in a timely and accurate manner to include performing analysis, capacity planning, and testing for organizations network environment. This includes monitoring trends in documented incidents and determine appropriate actions necessary to eliminate future occurrences and improve customer service levels in an appropriate timeframe

6. Make recommendations to management on enhancements to network that will improve the quality and reliability of the network’s performance.

7. Provide general network support by configuring routers, switches, Load Balancers, etc

8. Troubleshooting and resolution: Respond to 24-hour/7-day-a-week service needs while adhering to established departmental guidelines.

REQUIREMENTS

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) required

10 years of experience, in a Data Center Networking environment, working with Cisco equipment

Applications & OS: MS Office, Exchange and Visio, Windows, Linux, VMware

Networks Protocols & Technologies: OSPF, ISIS, BGP, EIGRP, MPLS, VPNs, 802.1q, ISL, 802.1q, ISL, Ether Channel, Multicast, HSRP

Network Management: NMS/Cisco Prime/CA Performance Manager, PCap Analysis, Spectrum.

Competent with operating and interrupting all SMTP Management applications

Routing/Switching Harware: Cisco Catalyst 6500, Nexus 7K/5K/2K, Optical Network systems (DWDM)

Load Balancing: CISCO ACE, Citrix Netscaler, Citrix NMAS

PREFERENCES

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) strongly preferred