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Network Engineer, Deployment & Provisioning (8232988)

Summary
Seeking two contingent resources to assist with our projects and workload. Additionally, one of our colleagues recently moved teams and we need resources to assist with the backfill.

Duties

  • Deploy, configure, and support a large-scale production and corporate network and server infrastructure in data centers and Point of Presence (POP) sites
  • Calculate and document equipment power requirements and work with Engineering, Facilities Operations, and/or collocation vendors to meet these requirements
  • Manage project timelines to support network turn-up within expected completion intervals
  • Responsible for asset management of networking gear in datacenter and POP sites
  • Proactively contribute to documentation, automation, and processes as they evolve
  • Create network and server rack face elevations, floor plans, wiring diagrams, and detailed port maps for new deployments and documentation
  • Create statements of work for vendors at the POP sites
  • Create cage and rack designs and understand the overall needs of POP infrastructure
  • Document and follow RMA processes and procedures for all relevant vendors
  • Follow, improve, and implement data center and POP best practices
  • Provide necessary escalations to higher support tier; assist Sales and Customer Support with technical operations, and work with internal departments to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Work closely with Network Engineering, Logistics, and equipment vendors as new equipment and technologies are integrated into the production network
  • Use internal tools and scripts to configure, monitor, and repair servers and network equipment
  • Detect and diagnose various error/failure conditions across an array of server types

Skills

  • 3+ years’ experience in data center deployment, building large-scale infrastructure and providing support for Linux based servers and Network devices
  • Understanding of data center network architecture and common issues related to data center networks
  • Knowledgeable in data center practices (i.e. cable routing, calculating power usage and cooling)
  • Experience with field-based work in POPs, carrier hotels, or Central Office environments
  • Basic understanding of DWDM transmission technology, and circuit troubleshooting techniques
  • Solid understanding of fiber-optic technology including cable types, connector types, optic types, patch panels, and optical transport technologies
  • Experience with IPv6 and familiarity with scripting languages is strongly desired
  • Proficiency in Linux operating system
  • Certification such as CCNA, JNCIA, RHCT or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Ability to capture and analyze traffic.
  • Solid understanding of Queue Management for tasks and incidents, vendor engagement, and participation in ongoing POPs deployment projects
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations and utilize troubleshooting skills, systems and tools, and creative problem-solving abilities under pressure
  • Experience in dealing with service providers and colocation facilities around the world
  • Experience with Enterprise and Service Provider network hardware platforms and architectures including Cisco and Juniper routers/switches and Nexus data center switching platform
  • Have a sound and in-depth understanding of IP technologies such as MPLS, BGP, RSVP-TE, IS-IS

 

 

Education

  • Experience working in a multi-vendor network environment
  • Experience with field-based work in Collocation Facilities, Internet Exchanges, or Central Offices
  • Scripting experience with Python or Perl preferred
  • Network certifications such as CCNP or JNCIP. Expert level certifications preferred
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