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Network Engineer

Posted on Feb 18, 2020 by BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Carolina, SC
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Network Engineer

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

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Columbia, SC

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

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Summary

Responsible for the engineering of network infrastructure.
Designs infrastructures including hardware, software, and various configurations.
Ensures that the design and integration of proposed solutions leads to the development and growth of the business through effective use of technology.
Facilitates the optimization of business unit performance by enhancing the alignment between business systems and information technology.
Evaluates new products, performs network problem resolution and assists in the development and documentation of technical standards and interface applications.
This position requires on call work as needed. Heavy workload on Sunday evenings and Wednesday evenings.
This position requires a security clearance which requires US Citizenship to obtain.

Description

25% Responsible for network planning, architecture design and engineering. Determines feasibility from technical and economic perspectives. Evaluates equipment specifications and process requirements to conceive a practical design. Compiles and analyzes operational data and directs tests to establish standard for new designs or modifications to existing equipment, systems, or processes.

25% Plans and evaluates complex network systems and makes recommendations for resources required to develop, maintain and/or expand service levels. Provides consultative support to facilitate design and to resolve design problems. May also monitor network performance to determine whether adjustments need to be made, and to determine where changes will need to be made in the future.

20% Plans, coordinates, and implements network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware. Anticipates and mitigates potential attacks through network or other connections to ensure the security of the system. Provides strategic planning and participation for disaster recovery operations.

10% Updates knowledge and skills to keep up with rapid advancements in technology. Researches, evaluates and recommends software and hardware products. Provides counsel and leadership on future use of technology and system improvements.

10% Ensures network compliance with audit requirements. Addresses new network vulnerabilities within audit-mandated time frames. Maintains effective security/backup and disaster recovery processes and systems.

5% Directs or leads technical support personnel as needed. May lead the gathering of business needs as well as the design of solutions through direct interaction with business unit leaders.

5% Maintains effective relationships with external suppliers to ensure appropriate levels of support. Plans large scale systems projects through vendor comparison and cost studies. May interface with vendors to identify and purchase hardware and software.

Required Education:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other job related degree
or 4 years of job related work experience
or 2 years of job related experience plus an associate's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other job related degree.

Required Work Experience:
8 years of network or other job related experience.
Experience with CISCO ISE or F5 Big IP Load Balancer or Palo Alto Firewall
F5 Big IP Load Balancer or Palo Alto Firewall

Preferred Work Experience
8+ years of network experience or CCNA Certification or better
Experience with routing protocols EIGRP, MPLS, BGP

Required Skills and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of network systems and applications.
Able to perform high-level network planning, design, and optimization.
Able to suggest plans to integrate new and existing designs and provide input into highly complex and high impacting decisions.
Advanced technical knowledge of networking, communications, and related hardware and software.
Strong knowledge of emerging technologies for applications to the enterprise.
Capable of taking on the role of project leader for special enterprise-wide assignments.
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Ability to communicate technical issues with non-technical people.
Strong understanding of technical problems and solutions in relation to the current, as well as the future business environment.
High level of understanding of organization business systems and processes as well as industry-wide requirements.
Proficiency with network technologies and platforms.

Preferred Licenses:
CCNP

Required Software and Tools:
Advanced understanding of relevant network hardware and software.

We participate in E-Verify and comply with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and our subsidiary companies maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment to promote employment opportunities for persons regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other legally protected status. Additionally, as a federal contractor, the company maintains Affirmative Action programs to promote employment opportunities for minorities, females, disabled individuals and veterans. It is our policy to provide equal opportunities in all phases of the employment process and to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please e-mail or call 1-, ext. 43172 with the nature of your request. We will make a determination regarding your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

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