Randstad Senior Network Engineer in Kissimmee, Florida

Senior Network Engineer


Kissimmee, FL

Date Posted:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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The key responsibilities of this position include development and management of network software & life cycle 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 on occasion. - Manage the hardware and software lifecycle for 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. - Identify vulnerabilities and issues with current code; identify the need for new versions. - 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.

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. Skills: - 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. Experience: - 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. - Building network infrastructure in current-era data centers. - Experience with multiple vendor switching, routing, and security products (i.e. not just Cisco). - Hands-on experience in the past, although this position involves little hands-on or operational responsibilities. Non-Technical Skills: - 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 with minimal supervision. - Positive, collaborative, supportive, problem-solving approach to working with others. Preferred Qualifications...years of experience, specific skills, certifications or work experience preferred

ADVANCED QUALIFICATIONS: 12 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: - Programming skills i.e. Python or Java; deploying network automation, virtualization, and orchestration. - Deploying next gen firewalls and (web) application-layer security. - Designing other areas of IT infrastructure (i.e. server, storage, database, datacenter design, etc.). - Designing and deploying solutions to protect cloud deployments or cloud connectivity

Degree in Math, Decision Systems, CS or Business Tech

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