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Network Engineer

  • Location: El Paso, TX
  • Job Type: Direct Placement
  • Ref No: 19-06493
  • Date: November 01, 2019
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Job Description - Network Engineer

Summary of Position

  • Perform support, troubleshooting, and performance monitoring and tuning for the data network at all locations including WAN, LAN, and campus networks
  • Design and optimize data network topology based on network and system studies, application traffic behavior, and new requirements
  • Provide evaluation and recommendations for network improvements and optimization including ROI reports, solution pricing, and deployment plans
  • Perform implementation, maintenance and troubleshooting of network components to ensure maximum uptime and optimal refresh intervals
  • Leverage support providers as required, act as single point of contact, managing service providers on the clients behalf.
  • Understand and implement security best practices within network design and work with security specialists to minimize vulnerabilities, coordinate security planning with Shared Services Security
  • Understand applicable compliance requirements and provide effective audit support as related to network design and components
  • Understand and comply with all applicable SLAs, policies and procedures
  • Consult with users and evaluate requirements, recommend designs, provide cost analyses, plan projects, and coordinate tasks for installation of data networks and network support systems
  • Analyze and resolve technical problems for established networks
  • Provide network documentation, training, and guidance to computing system clients and programmers
  • Complete other duties as assigned


Additional Responsibilities

  • Serve as technical specialist in network problems and emergencies.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve network production problems
  • Conduct technical research on network upgrades and components to determine feasibility, cost, time required, and compatibility with current system
  • Recommend network solutions for short-, medium-, and long-range network projects
  • Install, configure and maintain network components
  • Determine plan layout for new hardware or modifications to existing layout
  • Install, upgrade, and configure network printing, directory structures, user access, security, software, and file services
  • Establish user profiles, user environments, directories, and security for networks being installed.
  • Work as a team member with other technical staff, such as systems to ensure connectivity and compatibility between systems
  • Work with vendors to resolve complex network problems
  • Maintain confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or accessed by the network
  • Document network problems and resolutions for future reference |
  • Manage monitoring of network systems and links, provide capacity planning and monthly reporting on same


Required Education

High school diploma, Degree preferred, or in lieu of education, 5- 7+years experience


  • Cisco CCNA required; or in lieu of certification, proven mastery of CCNA subject matter
  • CCNP or CCIE a strong plus
  • Cisco CCDA certification a plus
  • Microsoft certifications a plus when in addition to Cisco
  • ITIL certifications a plus when in addition to Cisco


Required Experience

The minimum experience for this position is 5-7 years of relevant experience in Enterprise Network Design and Administration.


Required Skills

  • Expert knowledge of IPv4 and TCP/IP – design, operations, and troubleshooting
  • Cisco router and switching experience, both IOS and CATOS
  • Routing protocols EIGRP, OSPF
  • A working knowledge of cabling standards – copper, fiber, SAN, etc sufficient to guide third party cable installs and review quality of work product
  • Demonstrated skill in application performance troubleshooting
  • Cisco PIX firewall management experience
  • Network capacity management and forward planning
  • Demonstrated Enterprise change control experience, configuration management
  • Client consulting, business case input, project collaboration
  • Fluent written and verbal communications, English
  • Aventail SSL VPN management experience a plus
  • Realtime SCADA,DCS,PLC,EMS network design/operations experience a plus
  • MPLS, BGP, WCCP design and operations experience a plus
  • Fluent written and verbal communications, Spanish a plus
  • Electric Utility experience a plus
  • WPA2 secured 802.11 Wireless deployment experience a plus
  • Remote communications technology experience a plus (Packet radio, microwave, Ethernet radio, 3g/4G wireless, etc.)
  • SONET design and operations experience a plus




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