Job Description :
Job Description:
This contract to hire position is located in Burbank, CA and will ensure delivery for incident recovery, network changes and adherence to configuration standards.
The Network Engineer needs to apply technical expertise in routing and switching and hold a current CCNP or higher.
The engineer will utilize their knowledge to review engineering standards and develop tactical plans to ensure Network Operations, partners and suppliers are meeting technical requirements.
The candidate may also assist or oversee major incidents, major change or introduction of new technologies within the environment.
Primary Job Functions:
Responsible for the technical success of network services within the environment.
This includes, but is not limited to:
Contributor into the development of the Network Operations Strategy and into supporting organizational strategies.
Contributor to the strategies of peer organizations ensuring that their strategic plans are in alignment with the technical direction of Network Operations and/or Strategy and Architecture.
Ensure that all new network services are designed to deliver the levels of availability required by the business, and validate the final service design to meet operational needs of the business to ensure excellent service delivery
Technical Leadership
Provide technical leadership during major incidents and drive to quick resolutions
Work with service providers to ensure the proper level of technical acumen and quality are executed within the contracted services
Contributor in developing and evolving operational procedures.
Examine & document existing processes, evaluate them within the context of availability and maintainability of Network Services.
Identify areas in need of process documentation and work with the teams to create, document and train the process
Responsible for maintenance of operational run-books based on industry best practices for improving compliance to engineering standards in the network domain, including the audit of existing configurations for quality and compliance
Maintain knowledge of industry best practices regarding network operations
Develop strong working relationships with peers, collateral support teams, and customers.
Develop and evolve operational procedures, KPI’s and other key network measurement benchmarks.
Facilitate knowledge transfer to service and network operations personnel.

BA/BS degree in Information Technology, Engineering or Business related field
5 plus years of experience in technology related fields, with at least 3 years of experience in operationally focused positions
1 to 3 years of supporting enterprise level, mission critical systems in either a large IT shared services organization or telecom service provider environment
Full understanding of F5 load balancers
Full understanding of TCP/IP version 4 and other network services required to run a complex corporate network
Requires at minimum the F5 GTM technical certification and Cisco certifications a plus
Additional Pluses:
Preferred to have a minimum of at least 1 professional level certification from a major technology supplier (CCNP, F5-CTS LTM, etc
3 plus years’ progressive data communications experience in WAN/MAN/LAN/Data Center operational support, configuration, evaluation, incident resolution, problem management, and project management experience in a 24x7x365 support environment.
3 plus years’ experience in day-to-day support of enterprise-scale, complex network environments
Working knowledge of DNS/DHCP, load-balancers, and other network technologies.
Knowledge of and experience with major routing protocols like RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, BGP, RMTP, OSPF, etc.
1 plus years’ experience in the utilization of data communications test equipment and network management systems (e.g., sniffers, Wireshark, OPNET, NetScout, ReliaTel, NAGIOS, and software based management systems such as OpenView, SevOne, Smarts, Riverbed CMC, NetBrain, NetCool, etc a plus.

Position Requirements:
Familiarity with the capabilities and problems of a broad spectrum of hardware and transmission technologies (e.g., cabling, optical fiber, WAN and transport, routing, firewalls, LAN/VLANs switches, SDN, etc
Ability to understand fairly complex network infrastructure quickly during major incidents and provide technical leadership appropriately
Exceptional communication skills are a must.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at a variety of levels and to communicate intricate technical and procedural matters to both technical and non-technical personnel across diverse cultures
Ability to learn new technologies quickly
Good understanding of how IT technology supports the Enterprise and the Business Segments
Ability to communicate and multi-task under pressure
Sound knowledge and understanding of all types of LAN environments (equipment hardware, software and cabling environment to support Ethernet, single mode and multi-mode fiber optics, CISCO Nexus, ASR, F5, Juniper, MacAfee, etc.
Knowledge and experience with ITIL concepts, Incident, Problem and Change Management.
Expert troubleshooting skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with a wide array of technical and managerial personnel to resolve complex problems.
Ability to direct and interact during major outages and/or initiatives
Ability to construct action plans and provide oversight to ensure delivery
Ability to utilize Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook)
Ability to be on-call (including weekends and holidays)
Travel requirements are not expected for this role

Interpersonal Skills:
Strong customer, quality and results orientation
Ability to be an effective team member and technical leader
Ability to recognize and embrace change as the external environment and organization evolves
Ability to interface with non-IT savvy business partners as well as technical staff
Ability to articulate challenges effectively to client and customer executives
Candidate will possess a high-level of written, verbal & presentation & skills
Responsible to meet directed deadlines and excellent attention to detail
Self-starter with excellent time management skills
Team player at all levels.

Client : Direct