Randstad Network Engineer in Kissimmee, Florida
Monday, October 10, 2016
The key responsibilities of this position include development and management of the network software & lifecycle tracks for network infrastructure. This involves proactively planning and testing software and hardware releases with an objective of maintaining superior levels of security, reliability, and performance of the global network.
The candidate must have strong fundamental networking skills plus the knowledge and experience to work on a variety of complex network related initiatives. As such, the candidate may potentially work on general networking projects in addition to lifecycle work.
Key specific responsibilities:
Manage the hardware and software lifecycle for the footprint of network devices (switches, routers, firewalls, and related systems).
Research and recommend next generation network technology, products, & services.
Meet with vendors to discuss product offerings; recommend new products and services to meet project requirements.
Consult peer groups in the development of project plans, hardware/software roadmaps, and refresh plans.
Conduct lab tests, proofs-of-concept, bug scrubs, and other technical evaluations to ensure that new technology fits into the network and performs as expected.
Work with vendors to identify upcoming versions of code; plan for and conduct testing and bug scrubs.
Remain current with technology advancements in order to apply holistic lifecycle and capacity planning.
Develop standards, procedures, and other reference documentation to guide the various technology stakeholders throughout the company.
Participate in the development of a software-defined networking strategy.
7+ years in an enterprise environment that operates 7x24 services to a multitude of customers and business units with a progression of responsibilities spanning operations, implementation, design, and architecture.
Technical leadership experience in a large, complex enterprise (e.g. at least 30+ sites in multiple countries, at least 10-15k users but preferably 50k+ users).
Required or Highly Preferred Certifications:
One or more advanced certifications such as CISSP, Cisco CCIE, CSSLP, or equivalent networking certifications or education.
And at least two manufacturer certifications in the areas of switching/routing, firewalls, IPS, load balancers, and other related network technology.
A successful candidate will have a balance of technical and non-technical skills. The candidate must have advanced data networking skills and experiences, both hands-on and theoretical. Other technical skills include wireless, voice, and security networking skills.
Working knowledge in networking and security technologies & protocols including: TCP/IP protocol suite, IPSEC, TLS, SSL, client and site-to-site VPNs, RADIUS, TACACS+ and X509 Certificate authentication.
Working knowledge of LAN/MAN/WAN topologies & platforms, routing protocols, current data center architectures, DNS/DHCP, IPAM, multicast, VRF, QoS, etc.
Basic programming skills in Python or other contemporary toolset/language.
Architecting world-class, large-scale data networks for global enterprises that maximize security, performance, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.
Working with business units to rapidly develop and implement solutions.
Directly or indirectly leading teams of engineers in the implementation of complex technology.
Building and supporting enterprise LANs, MANs, WANs, VPNs, and remote access solutions in a variety of topologies.
Developing and communicating large-scale standards, procedures, and other reference documentation to guide technical teams throughout an enterprise.
Experience with multiple vendor switching, routing, and security products (i.e. not just Cisco).
Programming experience to simplify, automate, or orchestrate any network tasks.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders in highly matrixed environment.
Ability to prioritize work and manage time effectively.
Ability to work in a highly visible fast paced environment both with and without supervision.
Positive, collaborative, supportive, problem-solving approach to working with others.
Self-starter with a commitment to achieving results.
9+ years progressive experience in an enterprise environment that operates 7x24 services to a multitude of customers and business units.
Media and ISP industry experience is beneficial.
An advanced candidate has served as the lead architect / technical leader for the enterprise, leading other teams of network and/or security engineers/architects either directly or indirectly.
Required or Highly Preferred Certifications:
- Multiple certifications such as CISSP, Cisco CCIE, CSSLP, or equivalent networking certifications or education.
Skills & Experience:
An advanced candidate may have experience in any or all of the following:
Expert level programming in Python or other language that helps to simplify, automate, and/or orchestrate network functions.
Experience testing or deploying software-defined networks.
Designing other areas of IT infrastructure (i.e. server, storage, database, data-center design, etc.).
Designing and deploying solution
BA/BS Math, Decision Systems, CS, or Business