A Sr. Data Communications Engineer’s main responsibility is to provide day-to-day support of the Company’s wide area and local area networks. They support and maintain network hardware and WAN to ensure proper connectivity, and generate monthly reports detailing uptime and bandwidth utilization. The Sr. Data Communications Engineer is responsible to install new location networks. They manage and administrate the Company’s DNS and Cisco devices to ensure proper connectivity. The incumbent monitors network stability and performance and implements a solution if a connectivity problem is found. They participate in DR testing and maintain detailed documentation of the primary
and redundant network infrastructure. A Sr. Data Communications Engineer will manage or co-manage and coordinate the implementation of multiple projects that have department or division-wide implications and impact. Such efforts will require cross-function involvement with IT groups. They are responsible for the creation of project plans, timelines, milestones, goals and ownership. The position requires the ability to participate in after hours tasks such as on-call responsibilities and organizational outage windows
Management, maintenance, updating, and support of Company’s WAN and LAN
Identification and correction of location network connectivity issues
Understanding and execution of TCP/IP skills and IP address subnetting
Manage traffic in and out of network hardware (routers) to ensure maximum utilization.
Design and Implementation of complex solutions.
Lead project scope development and options analysis.
Identify and recommend solution to meet customer needs, and implement chosen solution.
Manage projects from identification of need to implementation and ongoing monitoring of system/solution performance.
Involved in analyzing system/software performance and adjust network specifications based on any identified problems
Analyze network connectivity to ensure that hardware is utilized at its highest capacity
Perform network analysis and disaster recovery planning and testing for the Company’s WAN environment.
Communicate with client groups on a regular basis to determine needs
Work closely with customer’s leadership and project team during scope development and option analysis phase.
Manage the projects and/or solutions to client group expectations.
Associates degree required, advanced degrees preferred
CCNA certification preferred or equivalent experience.
3-5 years of functional experience in a large enterprise network
2-3 years of project management (including mid-to-large scale projects, and managing multiple projects at one time)
Experience and full fluency in the following hardware/software (depending on role):
-Cisco Platform (Cisco Nexus 7k, 5k, 2k, routers, switches, wireless access points, Cisco Prime and Cisco DCNM)
-Infoblox DNS, DHCP grid platform
-Solarwinds Network Management/Monitoring Toolset
-Site-to-Site VPN implementations
-BGP & EIGRP experience
-IP Addressing schemes.
-Bandwidth / Circuit monitoring tools (i.e. Netflow Tracker)
-Packet Analysis – (Wire Shark) experience