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Network Engineer

Position - Network Engineer 

Location – Akron, Ohio (Local candidates only)

Duration: 12 months

Contract Type- W2 

JOB SUMMARY: -------- 
This position is accountable, under general supervision, for the installation, configuration and maintenance of complex data communication facilities used in the Client’s Wide-Area Network. Data communications circuits are critical for Business Units to perform their functions and require 24 hour monitoring and support. 
• Work with Ethernet LAN interfaces, router and switch configuration and WAN interfaces 
• Investigate device operational failures, alarms and performance. 
• Diagnose root cause of device failures or performance anomalies. 
• Remedy failures and performance issues on data devices/systems. 
• Install/upgrade/support data hardware, systems and software. 
• Maintain data hardware/software inventory. 
• Maintain documentation for all systems/hardware being supported. 
• Provide off-hours or weekend hours support as needed by project requirements 


CANDIDATE SPECIFICATIONS ---------- 
• A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Networking or related discipline or equivalent work experience in a large-scale CISCO based Wide-Area Network environment. 
• CISCO CCNA and/or CCNP certification preferred. 
• Experience with Cisco Nexus 7K & 9K platforms required 
• Experience with Cellular wide area communications and Cisco CGR platforms preferred 
• Experience with Alcatel Lucent SR and SAR systems preferred 
• Strong knowledge of network infrastructure platforms and their management applications (CISCO DWDM SONET, VoIP, etc.) 
• General understanding of LAN/WAN topology (routers, switches, Ethernet, wireless, firewalls, etc.), including diagnostic procedures and tools (CISCO TAC, CTM, CTC, CISCO Secure, HPOV, NetScout, Alcatel Lucent SAM) 
• Strong knowledge of interior and exterior routing protocols (EIGRP, OSPF, BGP). 
• Strong knowledge of MPLS, VRF and Frame Relay technologies. 
• Solid knowledge of IPv4 IP addressing and management software (DHCP and DNS). 
• Strong background and experience with personal computer hardware, operating systems and application software (office productivity tools) 
• Work experience in a Data Communications-related field, utilizing/demonstrating technical skills is preferred.

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