Cisco Network Engineer
Posted on Dec 31, 2019 by Request Technology - Craig Johnson
*Permanent Full time role*
*Position is bonus eligible*
Prestigious Financial Company is currently seeking a Network Engineer with strong Cisco infrastructure and voice experience. Candidate will provide a crucial role in support of the mission critical areas of debt issuance, debt servicing, and combined financial reporting, which depend on the availability, performance, and security of the network and voice infrastructure.
- Administer and manage the network infrastructure. This includes planning, designing, configuring, installing, documenting, monitoring, and supporting asset management processes.
- Maintain highly available systems. The Network Engineer is an essential staff member, and is expected to be on-call for emergency issues at all times. Scheduled outages for maintenance or upgrades must occur during maintenance windows which may require evening, night, and weekend
- Administer the Internet-facing Cisco Routers at the various Company locations, including peering relationships with the Companys Internet Service
- Monitor and maintain existing network infrastructure, troubleshoot network issues, and ensure optimal network
- Monitor and maintain network security in compliance with Company IT Security Policy and Security
- Accept ownership of the network environment at the Company, including the design, implementation, testing, and documentation of network
- Monitor network utilization and plan network capacity upgrades and enhancements as required.
- Analyze and troubleshoot internal and external Voice-over-IP issues.
- Monitor and maintain telecom endpoints including turrets, conference phones, and desk phones.
- Work with telecom hosted service provider on maintenance activities and planned upgrades.
- Collaborate with Company Help Desk and vendor in fulfilling user requests and resolving technical issues.
- Coordinate installation and maintenance of telephone and data circuits by carriers and service providers.
- Manage telecommunications hosted service and
- Serve as first point-of-contact for all carriers and service
- Ensure all escalation lists used by carriers and service providers are accurate on an ongoing basis.
- Coordinate all services calls with external support vendors of telecom systems at the Company.
- Coordinate activities by vendors on third-party network infrastructure and externally-managed network
- Work with vendors, analyze appropriate product offerings, and develop new products and services as required by the business units.
- Support the Companys diversity and inclusion strategy by following policies and procedures that ensure opportunities for diverse vendors.
- Assist with other job duties as assigned.
- Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related
- Minimum five years of experience with Cisco infrastructure
- Minimum of two years of experience administering telecommunication systems in an office environment.
- Cisco Certifications (CCNA,CCDP,CCNP ) or equivalent job/training experience required, most recent responsibilities showing a progression to that of a Tier 3 Support Engineer (or similar capacity).
- Strong understanding of Local & Wide Area Networks (LAN/WAN) and should possess a firm grasp of TCP/IP
- Working knowledge of dynamic routing protocols (such as BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, etc.) required.
- Experience with Voice-over-IP protocols (such as SIP, H.323, RTP/SRTP)
- Understanding of Firewall technologies, VPN management, and Network Intrusion detection systems
- Knowledge of ITIL Service Model required, specifically in incident and change
- Attention to detail, problem solving, and results oriented skills
- Ability to listen and integrate ideas from diverse groups of individuals, build and maintain respectful relationships, collaborate with others, and resolve conflicts constructively.
- Strong written/verbal communications skills
- Experience supporting IT service delivery in a highly-regulated and audited environment preferred.