Job Description :
Position: Jr. Network Engineer

Location: Pittsburgh PA

Duration: 12+ months

Education: Associates or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science or information technology

MUST: ACI integrated with Nexus 9k, F5, Juniper Router

Start: ASAP

ROLE

The Network Engineer will provide technical support for the networking infrastructure. The Network Engineer is responsible for administration and management of network components, which play a comprehensive role in implementing the company’s network and intranet systems while monitoring the network infrastructure to ensure it is functioning as designed and expected. The position involves complex configuration, maintenance and repair work of all network components. The engineer must resolve and troubleshoot any malfunctions involved with the network(s) or network components. The Engineer will play a key role in all network support and related operations.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Consult with clients (both internal and external) to evaluate requirements, recommend designs, provide cost analyses, project plans, and coordinate tasks for installation of data networks.

2. Monitors and analyzes network performance, ensuring the network is performing optimally.

3. Analyze and resolve technical problems for established networks in a timely manner.

4. Provide network documentation, training, and guidance to computing system clients.

5. Serve as technical specialist in network problems and emergencies.

6. Conduct technical research on network upgrades and components to determine feasibility, cost, time required, and compatibility with current system.

7. Recommend network solutions for short-, medium-, and long-range network projects.

8. Install, configure and maintain network components in both a data center and office environment.

9. Establish and maintain security for networks being installed and existing infrastructures.

10. Maintain network security policies and provision network access for end users.

11. Work directly with other technical departments in the investigation of reported issues and / or projects with concentration on connectivity and compatibility between systems.

12. Work with vendors to resolve complex network problems.

13. Document network problems and resolutions for future reference.

14. Participate in on-call rotation

15. Responsibilities may require evening and weekend work in response to needs of the systems being supported.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIREMENTS

Good Knowledge of networking concepts and technologies.

Ability to learn and support new network components.

Experience with Cisco systems IOS standards and hardware specifications.

Knowledge of IPSEC VPN for remote access and site to site connectivity.

Understanding of dynamic routing protocols, i.e. EIGRP, OSFP and BGP.

Good technical understanding of Microsoft Windows workstation and server operating systems.

Ability to determine computer problems and to coordinate hardware and/or software solutions.

Ability to develop systems solutions for operational problems.

Ability to work within time-constrained periods.

Ability to coordinate with other professionals as and when needed.

Ability to develop and write systems and applications documentation and guides for users.

Ability to manage and execute tasks in a timely manner.

Ability to prepare written and oral reports effectively.

Ability to work independently or closely within a team.

Good arithmetic and communication skills.

SOFTWARE EXPERIENCE

Microsoft Office Suite programs, specifically Visio, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

Cisco ASA firewalls

Cisco 29xx, 37xx, 48xx, 65xx series switches

Cisco 28xx, 39xx, 72xx series routers

Cisco Wireless LAN Controller 5508

Juniper Netscreen Firewalls running ScreenOS.

Juniper Firewalls running JunOS

F5 LTM/GTM devices.

Packet Capture software and analysis tools.

Remedy trouble ticket software.

SNMP Monitoring and/or Trending Applications (i.e. Cacti, Nagios)

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

Associates or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science or information technology.

Professional Certification in networking is an added advantage.

Experience in networking related jobs is an asset for the candidate.