Job Description :
Job Description : Network Engineer
Location: Plano TX
Duration: 15 months long term contract

Job Description:
Candidate is responsible for the technical specification evaluations, recommendations and network designs for the enterprise’s VoIP networks. This encompasses all areas of enterprise wide connectivity, both LAN/Wireless, WAN, ISE/NAC and Data Center Architecture, that will include system configuration, troubleshooting, security, and resource monitoring to support the corporate business plan/roadmap. With a primary focus on the delivery of VoIP services.

Qualifications:
Current & Valid Cisco Professional Certification (CCNP – Routing and Switching or CCDP)
A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Management Information Systems or related discipline, or equivalent work experience.
5 or more years of demonstrated functional work experience with CISCO environments including experience with Enterprise level routing and switching, OSPF/BGP protocol experience, QoS (DSCP and COS markings), Spanning tree, VLAN, VXLAN, Fabric Path, and other layer 2 switching experience, Layer 3 routing experience.
Understanding of commonly used protocols and services (e.g. SSL, TCP/UDP, HTTP, FTP/SFTP, NTP, Telnet, NFS, SSH, LDAP, etc.
High-level teaming and communication skills to influence and persuade others.
Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to create and present concepts and recommendations to management.
Demonstrated knowledge of current industry trends in Enterprise/Data Center LAN architecture and solutions, including knowledge of CISCO WAN and LAN Solutions
Responsibilities Include:
Assists Information Technology management in designing and building the enterprise’s computing networks including data centers, wide area, local area, and value added components where applicable.
Analyzes and evaluates technical requirements and specifications for the seamless integration of enterprise wide Network resources.
Interface with North American Business users and develop standards based solutions to meet business demands for LAN, Data Center, and Campus platforms.
Supports the planning and installation of computer equipment and networks.
Troubleshoot and coordinates fixes to LAN/Data Center Wireless related issues
Prepares designs layouts and configurations as a normal part of project assignments.
Improves customer satisfaction in reliability, availability, and cost of network service.
Participates in certain aspects of user consulting, systems analysis, vendor contracts and detail systems design.
Delivers the appropriate level of documentation to support recommendations. Makes recommendations continually on changes in hardware and network configuration to improve delivery of service.
Supports company-wide communication and network solutions. Able to multitask in a high pressured situation, and extensive troubleshooting knowledge in routing and switching.

Required skills/experience:
6+ years of experience as a Network Engineer, supporting large and complex multi-site environments
6+ years’ experience with wide and local area networks including experience with common-carrier data networks.
6+ years’ experience in data center architecture and network design.
Experience designing, installing and maintaining LAN/WAN hardware and software technologies and standards.
Experience configuring and installing routers and switches, experience analyzing network capacity and security, and experience translating business requirement into a solution.
In depth knowledge of CISCO Networking technologies; i.e. Nexus switches, ASR and ISR routers.
Experience troubleshooting and diagnosing problems in campus LAN and WAN environments.
Knowledge of CISCO Wireless networking technology.
Deep understanding of the following protocols: BGP, OSPF, STP, RSTP.
Deep understanding of CISCO implementations of QoS (DSCP and COS