Network Engineer

Job Title: Network Engineer
Department: IT
Reports to: Manager, Infrastructure Engineering & Information Security
FLSA Status: Exempt
Revised: October 24, 2013
Position Overview
The Network Engineer will perform the day-to-day activities and operations of the network and coordinate the use of additional support resources with the Manager of Operations, provide technical consultation and coordination services, diagnose and resolve highly technical networking and related system problems, formulate new procedures, coordinate network software and hardware installations\upgrades, and make recommendations to improve the network infrastructure while following the change control process.
Essential Functions
As part of a small team, build and enhance financial business application software for the entertainment industry
Work closely with QA, business analysts and customers to design and implement new feature requests
Follow best practices related to coding, testing and building software using Java in a continuous integration environment
As part of a team, implement large, complex enterprise software systems from the ground up
Recommend new technologies, tools and standards to improve efficiency and productivity within the team
Core Competencies
Technology and Systems Knowledge
6+ years of network experience with Cisco routers and switches.
Expert level understanding and experience with routing and switching technologies.
Expert level understanding and experience with 802.1q, STP, RSTP, MSTP, VLAN
Expert level understanding and experience with routing protocols, specifically BGP, EIGRP, OSPF
Advanced level understanding and experience with storage protocols, specifically FCP, FCoE, iSCSI, NFS, FTP, FCIP,
Advanced level understanding and experience with firewall and load balancer technologies (e.g. F5)
Advanced level understanding and experience with IPSEC VPN(s) tunnels.
Experience with Cisco Routing and Switching platforms like Catalyst 6500/7600, ASR 900, Nexus, MDS and GSR
Strong understanding of troubleshooting techniques.
Experience with high availability environment (e.g. 99.99% SLA, redundancy)
Experience with MPLS Routing and Switching
Communications
Good oral communication skills and is comfortable in group or small team settings
Good written communication skills
Ability to take highly technical material and present\communicate it to a non-technical audience
Relationship Building
Builds excellent working relations with all IT colleagues and users, works effectively with department and executive management, and maintains a professional relationship with outside clients
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Business Acumen and Process Knowledge
Demonstrates a continually growing knowledge of Companys internal business practices, processes and the daily IT operational needs of the users
Excellent ability to work closely with multiple vendors
Ability to assess\evaluate multiple products and recommend the best solution for business requirements
Planning, Organizing, Prioritizing, Delivering
Exhibits mature organization and time management skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Excellent documentation, communication and interpersonal skills.
Effectively plans and organizes daily work following priorities set by the Engineering manager and help desk tickets when appropriate
Demonstrates strong follow-up and follow-through skills in ensuring timely completion of projects and end user support
Self-starter who actively takes responsibility to resolve technical problems but also knows when to ask questions to avoid major delays in delivery of work product
Requirements
8+ years of work experience as a network engineer
6+ years of work experience with Cisco products
Bachelor's degree in the IT field, science field, or equivalent work experience
Cisco certification is a plus
Experience with F5 switch and\or Palo Alto firewalls is a plus
Experience in the Entertainment Industry is a plus
Physical Demands
SEDENTARY - Exerts up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, or pull. Involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

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