Network Administrator 2

Denton County Electric Cooperative - Corinth, TX

Full-time
6 Months Contract to Hire position

Position Summary

The Network Administrator 2 team member will be responsible for the installation, documentation, troubleshooting, security and lifecycle management of network infrastructure including firewalls, routers and switches. The team member will also implement, maintain and troubleshoot wired and wireless networks of different designations: LANs, WANs, CANs and remote site to site connectivity. They will also perform day-to-day administration of wired and wireless network infrastructure and connectivity across campuses, in a datacenter environment and remote sites. They will provide advanced support to the Enterprise for network related issues, contribute to departmental and enterprise projects and participate in a rotating, after hours on-call schedule.

Successful members of the IT Enterprise Operations team excel in two major areas:
Hard Skills refer to abilities required to accomplish the technical aspects of a position, and
Soft Skills refer to professional and personal qualities required to accomplish the business goals of the position and work effectively within the IT Operations Team.

Hard Skills Responsibilities
Must be available to respond via personal smart phone during working and non-working hours. Smart phones will be registered with the CoServ Mobile Data Management system.
Administers, maintains and supports wired and wireless LANs, WANs, remote sites connected through VPN tunnels, dedicated point-to-point circuits and/or cellular ISP.
Next generation firewall administration including policy design and implementation.
Manages network infrastructure lifecycle including commissioning, firmware and software image management, hardware upgrades and decommissioning.
Manages physical network wiring infrastructure according to best practices.
Contributes to and maintains operations documentation, including configuration data, change requests, installation procedures, diagrams, and test plans
Troubleshoots and proactively identifies and mitigates network availability/performance issues and security risks
Develops, maintains and tests the Disaster Recovery plan for networking
Other duties as required

Soft Skills Responsibilities
Complies with established CoServ safety and operating rules, procedures, and guidelines. Responsible for reporting unsafe practices to a supervisor.
Complies with established CoServ Information Security Handbook, policies, procedures, and guidelines. Responsible for reporting suspected information security incidents to Client Services.
Customer service oriented. Always incorporates the view of the end user in technical solutions. Operates from the understanding that IT exists to serve the enterprise.
IT systems and data protection oriented. Always incorporates the view of the end user security and systems protection in technical solutions, with strong consideration given to an analysis of IT security best practices
Team player with a positive attitude who is able to communicate ideas clearly and tactfully
Highly motivated worker with the ability to time-manage and prioritize, take a proactive approach to improving services, and have an innovative and keen interest in learning new technologies
Analyzes technical challenges and develops potential resolutions correctly
Produces and maintains quality technical documentation and reports
Participates in and sometimes leads departmental and enterprise projects, assists in producing quality thorough project plans, adheres to project plans and recommends plan changes as needed

Supervisory Responsibilities
None

Position Requirements
Education and Certifications Required
High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Experience Required

3+ years experience in Network Administration, to include:
Strong experience with routing protocols like OSPF
Designing, implementing, troubleshooting, and administering secure TCP/IP WAN/LAN/WLAN networks
Experience with network & security hardware, software & configuration (firewalls, routers, encryption devices, switches, etc.)
Experience with IPSEC and secure site to site VPN tunnels
Experience with IP management (subnettings, VLANs, IPAM)
Datacenter network management experience
Experience with network cable management

Experience Preferred
Extreme Networks, Palo Alto Networks, Cisco hardware experience
Experience with virtual hypervisor networking
Experience with DNS, RADIUS, IPAM, Netflow/SFlow, SNMP
Experience with designing, monitoring and managing wireless networks and related components (sensors, access points, controllers)
Cellular data network experience
Experience with Network QOS administration
Experience with VOIP
Experience with project management principles

Skills and Abilities Required
Fits the “co-op culture” with principles of safety first, employee dedication, outstanding service and exceeding customer expectations
Team oriented performer, focused on the tasks and goals of the organization
Work within a Change Control environment
Motivated self starter with attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Excellent grammar and composition skills
Experience with project management principles

Physical Requirements
Indoor office environment, ability to lift a minimum of 25 pounds.
Occasionally perform field environment tasks for various WAN and cellular communications
Operates office equipment such as a computer, telephone, fax machine, copier, etc.
Ability to drive occasionally.
Ability to sit for long periods of time.
Requires frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and reaching
Works extended hours as needed or directed.

Other Requirements
Must have and maintain a valid Texas driver's license
Must have reliable home high-speed Internet service for situations where remote work is necessary.