Senior Network Engineer

Date Posted: Nov 11
Type: Contract to Hire
Wage: $150K
Job Number: 8261
Location: Houston, TX

TITLE: Sr. Network Engineer
CLIENT: Domestic Shipping
LOCATION: Midtown Hybrid
TYPE: Contract-to-Hire/Permanent
SALARY or RATE: $XX-XX/hour DOE OR $XX,000-XX,000
The Senior Network Engineer will work as part of the IT team. This position is a part of our Network Operations team that envisions, implements, and supports network infrastructure. This is a hands-on role where you will be responsible for the design and implementation as well as day-to-day administration of all network infrastructure including Cisco Catalyst switches, Cisco Nexus L2/L3 switches, Palo Alto Firewalls, IPSEC tunnels, Cisco and Meraki access points, serial console servers, out of band management devices, Remote access VPN, 2-factor authentication gateways, redundant high-speed internet links, and inter-datacenter with dynamic routing.
This position will be on a hybrid work schedule, working three days in the office and two days from home.
• Manage and supervise outsourcers
• Design, install, configure, and maintain Local Area Network and Wide Area Network (LAN/WAN) and wireless infrastructure in a multi-vendor environment including but not limited to: Cisco/Aruba routers, switches, access points, and Silver Peak SD-WAN appliances
• Analyze, review, and recommend technologies for deployment across the enterprise
• Supervise outsourcing network companies that services the company
• Supervise the rotational on-call structure to provide after hours and weekend support
• Provide consulting and engineering services on projects
• Stay up-to-date on current technologies, serve as technology consultant, and make recommendations based on knowledge and research
• Work on unusually complex problems and provide innovative solutions
• Plan and architect the network infrastructure with IT management
• Implement network solutions based on analysis of technical and capacity requirements
• Perform capacity management, planning, and reporting related to network infrastructure
• Provide architecture, planning, design and support for Network Infrastructure including the physical infrastructure in our offices and substations
• Perform analysis and develop advanced telecommunications hardware/software solutions
• Serve as a senior technical resource to direct and resolve complex and critical Network Infrastructure problems
• Manage and lead highly complex technical projects from start to completion
• Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot routing protocols
• Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot firewalls
• Interact with vendors for expanding the network
• Evaluate company projects to integrate them in the actual network
• Document and execute production changes in environments with strict high-availability, security/compliance, and change management requirements
• Deploy and troubleshoot VPN configurations
• Perform root cause analysis of network issues
• Interact with all levels within the organization
• Compile and develop project status reports and provide to project stakeholders
• Maintain procedures and standards in support of Network operations and documentation required for network administration
• Assist with the design and documentation of network functional requirements to facilitate the development of deliverables such as project based planning documents, scope documents and client services communication
• Perform additional duties as assigned
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field
• 5+ years providing network engineering support
• Solid TCP/IP networking foundation including routing, subnetting, VPN, packet filtering/firewalling, VLANs, packet capture/analysis, QOS, and NAT configuration
• Strong experience with configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting routing protocols such as BGP and OSPF
• Understanding of ancillary network services such as RADIUS, TACACS, NTP, LDAP and DNS
• Extensive experience configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Palo Alto firewalls (failover configuration, complex NAT configuration, routing protocols, VLAN trunking, etc.)
• Extensive experience deploying and troubleshooting various VPN configurations including remote access with Any Connect (Palo Alto), Site to Site IPSEC tunnels w/ IKEv2, GRE/GRE +IPSEC, etc.
• Extensive hands-on experience configuring and maintaining Solar Winds
• Demonstrated flexibility during times of change and ability to adjust to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines
• Understanding of Microsoft products and/or complementing products
• Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise preferred
Desired skills:
• Advanced Network certification (CCNP)
• • Previous experience in MSP/ISP environments
• Experience working with regional internet routing entities (ARIN, RIPE, etc.) to request & maintain AS number & IP address assignments

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