The candidate must have a strong specialized skillset for:
Analyze business requirements to develop technical network solutions and technology roadmap.
Comfortable documenting and explaining network topologies, understand and diagram existing network diagram, explain and plan for future growth.
Ability to engineer, build, and test networks for optimum throughput and reliability. Including security, bandwidth management and capacity planning.
Experience maintaining an enterprise-level infrastructure, including fiber optic and wireless technologies.
Understanding and implementation of network traffic analysis, remote access methods and systems, stateful inspection firewalls, encryption, authentication and authorization technology.
Develop fault isolation, service recovery, incident analysis procedures, including backup, failover and redundancy contingencies.
Design and implement network capacity, failure, and intrusion monitoring software systems.
Expert with 802.1q VLANs and working within industry best practices.
Evaluate and recommend network technology solutions from multiple vendors.
Hands-on technical experience working with VPN technologies for remote access clients, and remote facilities.
Expert understanding of firewall configuration and maintenance.
Expert with configuration, installation, troubleshooting, and supporting of networking equipment Should be able demonstrate hands on skills:
IP routing protocols including RIP, BGP, OSPF, IP Multicast, MPLS
IPv4 knowledge required and IPv6 knowledge a plus
IP fundamentals including packet level analysis
Network infrastructure including LAN, WAN, SD-WAN, routing, switching, load-balancing, security.
Network VPN protocols GRE, IPSEC, SSL, L2TP, PPTP, SSTP
Telephony including PSTN, voice and video over IP.
Network applications including VoIP, video, encryption, content delivery.
Network security including firewalls, proxies, ACL, IPSec, SSL/TLS, IPS/IDS
Physical layer including Ethernet, T1/T3, Cable, DSL, FiberChannel.
pplication transport and network infrastructure protocols (SSL/TLS, DNS, DHCP, WINS, NTP, FTPs, HTTP, HTTPs, SMTP, SSH, LDAP, and Microsoft AD), and possess an understanding of how to support these applications / protocols when accessed through VPN and firewall appliances.
Hardware experience including Cisco, Meraki, Juniper, Palo Alto, Fortinet products
Designing, developing, configuring, and implementing enterprise networks with diverse solutions from multiple vendors and providers.
The candidate must provide high level network design and implementation skills and combine technical intelligence with communication and presentation abilities.
Candidate must be an individual contributor capable of self-directed work showing strong leadership and commutations skills and who is focused on driving the complete network project. Familiarity with virtualized environments include VMware, Azure, AWS.
Expert level certification (e.g CCIE, CCNP, CCDP) a plus.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university in Information Management, Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Business Administration, Mathematics, or a related field.
A minimum of 8-10 years of related experience in the implementation, management and maintenance of information technology infrastructure and IT systems including cloud architectures, server technologies, and communication technologies, LANs, WANs, telephone, voice, video and data communication systems.
Proven ability to work with diverse stakeholders, manage competing agendas and priorities, and translate complex information across internal and external audiences.