Network Engineer


New Jersey | Somerset

Position type

Contract or Direct Placement

Job Description

Position Summary

The network engineer will oversee the daily operation of multiple aspects of data center infrastructure, including switches, routers, and firewalls. The network engineer will also work closely with the DevOps team in the design, planning, and execution of production and internal tactical projects. The network engineer will be closely involved in projects involving site reliability engineering, such as designing and managing infrastructure and application monitoring systems.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Support and maintenance of an application delivery environment with multiple data centers, including several Azure subscriptions.
  • Establishing the networking environment by designing system configuration, directing system installation, defining, documenting, and enforcing system standards
  • The design and implementation of high-availability solutions at all levels of the network stack
  • Maximizing network performance by monitoring performance, troubleshooting network problems and outages
  • Undertaking data network fault investigations in local and wide area environments, using information from multiple sources
  • Securing network systems by establishing and enforcing policies and defining and monitoring access
  • The support and administration of firewall environments in line with the IT security policy
  • Updating job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations
  • The configuration of routing and switching equipment
  • Capacity management and audit of IP addressing and hosted devices within data centers
  • Liaising with project management teams, third tier engineers, and service desk engineers regularly
  • Aid in the monitoring, support, and reliability engineering of the Datacenter including network infrastructure and servers

Skills and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field. In lieu of a degree, 4 years of work and/or network engineer work experience
  • Solid technical background with SonicWall firewalls
  • Expert knowledge of BGP, OSPF, and VPN technologies
  • Knowledge of telecommunications technologies, including voice, data, broadband, VoIP, and Internet services, and the deployment and implementation of these services.
  • Windows system administration
  • Experience with Vmware and dense virtualization environments
  • Mid size and Enterprise experience preferred
  • Aruba certification preferred
  • Needs to be open to change and drive change opportunities.
  • Able to provide excellent oral and written communication.
  • The candidate must be a team player, have good customer service skills, and be able to work flexible hours if necessary.
  • Exhibit strong end end troubleshooting skills for systems, networks, or applications.

Physical qualifications and work environment:

  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs.
  • Must be able to sustain office work for 8+ hours per day, including the following:
    • Sitting in an office chair
    • Typing
    • Reaching for the telephone
    • Standing at office equipment
    • Hearing for phone use
    • Sight for computer use
  • Must be able to work beyond 40-hour week during upgrades or new functionality rollout if necessary
  • The office environment has a moderate noise level.

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