Job Description :
IDEALFORCE has a CONTRACT position available immediately for a Network Engineer to join our customer in Phoenix AZ. This is an ONSITE position. Please find below additional details about this job. Kindly respond with your most up to date resume if you would like to pursue this opportunity. Only Local Candidates are considered for this role.
The Network Engineer’s role is to ensure the stability and integrity of in-house voice, data, video, and wireless network services. This is achieved by planning, designing, and developing local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) across the organization. In addition, the Network Engineer will participate with the installation, monitoring, maintenance, support, and optimization of all network hardware, software, and communication links. This individual will also analyze and resolve network hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end user training where required.
The Network Engineer helps implement new projects as needed; helps answer Service Desk requests and incidents as needed; helps maintain acceptable performance on the network; and troubleshoots issues with network related services.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records
Help to develop, implementation and maintaining policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery.
Design and deploy company LANs, WANs, and wireless networks, including UCS servers, routers, hubs, switches, UPSs, and other hardware.
Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.
Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end user workstation hardware, software, and peripheral devices.
Configure networks to ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports and troubleshoot problem areas as needed.
Ensure network connectivity of all servers, workstations, telephony equipment, fax machines, and other network appliances.
Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
Participate in managing all network security solutions.
ITIL Foundations and MOF Guidelines

QUALIFICATIONS
Proven experience and success with LAN, WAN, WLAN, and WWAN design and implementation.
Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices.
Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards.
Excellent hardware troubleshooting experience.
Competence with testing tools and procedures for voice and data circuits.
Able to conduct research into networking issues and products as required
Analyzing existing services and comprehending the planning for needed improvements
Analyzing existing performance trends and recommending adjustments or changes
Analyzing audit and security information
Implementing software patches, security fixes, and tests and validates modified system configurations
Ensuring compliance with standards for systems software and documentation
Monitoring system reliability and availability.
Communicate effectively (in oral and written form) with a variety of individuals; author design documents with the assistance of a project leader; work well within small and large team environments; and analyze problems and resolve issues with both short-term workarounds and long-term solutions.

Ideal/Preferred Candidate will have experience in the following:

Completed Bachelor degree in Computer Science or related field. Four years of additional general experience may be substituted for a Bachelor''s Degree

2-3 years’ experience with Cisco Networking.

1+ year VPN troubleshooting experience.

Is aware of, and works within, the ITIL and MOF guidelines of IT service and process management

Current Cisco Certifications, CCNA or CCDP.

THIRD PARTY CANDIDATES:
Email your candidate/s resume to joseph dot shelton at along with the following details: Rate, Current location and Availability.

Disclaimer :
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.