Network Engineer

Blackstone Technology Group - Denver, CO (30+ days ago)3.6

Blackstone Technology Group, an award winning technology consulting and staffing firm, is seeking an Network Engineer to join our team and work at our client site in Greenwood Village, CO.

The Senior Network Engineer manages test systems in out clients network test labs. The labs use advanced high-performance multi-vendor network test systems and methodologies for out clients' engineers to assess and qualify Charter’s products and services. The labs are positioned for user self-service (Lab-as-a-Service). The lab users expect fast response to lab configuration requests and high availability of lab resources. Efficiency is realized using switched 3rd party test equipment, data networks and Charter equipment. Automation is used extensively throughout the lab. On-line reservation, sharing tools and excellent systems management are used to deliver excellent, high availability lab services.

Key job responsibilities:
Ensure continuous and uninterrupted service of test systems
Build trust, create synergies, and gain partnerships with engineering and product test teams
Setup and maintain software and hardware for network test systems e.g. Ixia, Spirent
Participate in planning for maintenance and test system upgrades
Setup and configure test systems to ensure requirements are met for users
Document test systems, changes and upgrades to ensure warranty records are up to date
Report test system failures to vendors and follow-up with vendors to orchestrate fixes
Use version control tools for software, scripts, and data used in test systems operations
Help develop and documentation metrics and reporting standards for network labs
Collect and deliver reports of relevant network test system metrics
Enable moves, adds, and changes of connections, to improve utilization of test systems
Interface effectively with test system users, upper management, and vendors
Work well under minimal supervision

2 years’ experience configuring data network equipment (e.g. Cisco/Juniper routers/switches, firewalls, and DNS)
2 years’ experience operating and managing network test systems including traffic load generators and network monitoring tools from Ixia, and Spirent
2 years’ experience with network test management systems such as Quali, NetScout or Spirent for user access management and lab resource scheduling
2 years’ experience designing and interpreting network test methodologies and topologies sufficient to translate network test diagrams into operational network test setups
2 years’ experience with integrating testing tools into network lab operations
QA test automation writing automated scripts to control systems through their API
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline
Professional network certification, such as a CCNA, CNCP preferred