CompuCom Sr. Network Engineer &#8211 VPN, BGP in Seattle, Washington

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17-02284

Location:
Seattle, Washington

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Our hugely popular client is seeking a Sr. Network Engineer candidate with experience in load balancing, VPN and BGP. This is a retail networking engineering role working on how the store networks connect to corporate data centers. They will be covering North America, Europe and Asia.

The Sr. Network Engineer position will focus on Enterprise LAN / WAN Network space. S/He engages in network operations activities for facilitates network design and planning. The engineer in this position interprets network data to troubleshoot issues and applies technical knowledge to resolve network incidents. In addition, s/he manages network projects to both build out and lifecycle network infrastructure under limited supervision.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to long term network architecture planning for specific network services

  • Contributes to short and long term planning to meet network requirements

  • Facilitates efforts to establish and review network architecture, standards, and best practices for network design and implementation

  • Analyzes capacity issues

  • Executes regular planned maintenance and testing activities

  • Ensures network infrastructure is fully compliant with security guidelines

  • Develops and executes infrastructure automation tasks via Ansible, Python and other frameworks as needed

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and reading professional publications

  • Monitors network usage, anticipate problems and suggest solutions

  • Identifies issues with network management tools

  • Analyzes network activity and network problems to client and prevent systematic errors

  • Reports network operational status by gathering and prioritizing data

  • Provides Tier III escalation support of network service incidents to diagnose problems and resolve time-critical issues

  • Takes part in 24-7 on call rotation

  • Gathers data to support root cause investigation of outages

  • Documents architectures, processes, as-builts, projects, standards, and root cause analyses both in text and diagram form

  • Contributes to the formulation and implementation of installation standards and procedures

  • Evaluates services provided by vendors and recommends changes

  • Manages projects under supervision

    Summary of Experience:

  • Full-time experience with medium to large scale enterprise networks (4+ years)

  • IT customer support and service (4+ years)

  • Experience with Cisco Systems switches and routers (3+ years)

  • Experience with TCP/IP, routing / switching concepts, and common routing protocols

  • Firewall experience including TCP/IP filtering, NAT, and statefull inspection (3+ years)

  • Experience developing in structured programming frameworks or Infrastructure Automation in Ansible, Python or equivalent

  • Knowledge and experience with Network management tools

  • Experience working with telecommunication vendors like Telecommunication, Telecommunication

  • Assists with system updates and implementation activities, including requirements definition, planning, testing, product evaluations, integrations, deployment and support (5+ years of experience)

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge proficiency with Cisco IOS with hands-on experience configuring Cisco routers, switches and firewalls

  • Knowledge proficiency with IOS, NX-OS, EIGRP, BGP, GRE and OSPF

  • Knowledge proficiency with WAN technologies including MPLS, circuiting, and commodity peering

  • Ability to design and implement configuration solutions to meet customer requests

  • Ability to employ patience and empathy while dealing with conflict or differing viewpoints

  • Ability to configure network hardware based on templates and networking best practices

  • Ability to implement network performance improvements based on understanding of network trends and patterns

  • Ability to build and maintain configuration templates guided by reference architectures and networking best practices

  • Verbal and written skills reflecting an ability to express oneself clearly and articulately – fluency in technical terms relevant to networking

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical audiences

  • Ability to develop infrastructure automation playbooks for network infrastructure in Ansible

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