Senior Network Engineer

eXcell - San Jose, CA3.6

ContractEstimated: $100,000 - $150,000 a year
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The Senior Network Engineer collaborates with Technology Architects in the design and selection of new technologies in support of business and network engineering initiatives and priorities; works on highest priority business critical network projects / tasks; works on the network tasks, projects or support issues that involve the highest level of risk, or impact performance; provides Tier 3 support and is regarded as the highest level technical expert in multiple network disciplines.

Typical Tasks:
Participates in workstream planning process including inception, technical design, development, testing, and delivery of network solutions
Leads and/or develops the design and development of network solutions including firewalls, switches, and routers
Responds to, manages, and restores normal service operation as quickly as possible and minimizes impact on business operations
Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and resolves high severity issues or problems
Collaborates with or guides internal or external teams during the problem resolution process as needed
Sets up business continuity & disaster recovery requirements, methods, and procedures based on established policies
Participates in discussions with architecture team around standards and practices
Provides technical leadership to network team members and recommends training programs targeting specific areas of improvement
Gathers research data on vendor products
Reviews network schematics, diagrams, and other program documentation to assist with development and preparation of cost estimates
Reviews vendor proposals for new hardware and software
Assists in the development of disaster recovery plans with service providers and network carriers
Implements contingency plans including reliable backup and restore procedures, as needed
Evaluates vendor solutions to ensure compliance with requirements and cost effectiveness
Analyzes network activity and network problems to client and prevents systematic errors
Recommends enhancements to improve systems availability and performance
Develops capacity planning models and load-balancing / redundancy solutions
Ensures disaster recovery plan testing activities are performed and technical criteria met
Maintains enterprise IT standards across the network; analyzes and reports on key metrics and KPIs
Collaborates in the overall implementation of cloud networking solutions
Configures, installs, and tests various types of VoIP equipment including voice enabled gateways, VoIP servers, paging servers / software, phones, ACD and IVR systems
Configures, installs, and tests various network devices and services (e.g. routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, DNS and DHCP, remote access / VPN)
Ensures deployment meets client's expectations
Monitors network activity and logs problems
Reviews facility bandwidth requirements and system interdependencies
Provides responsive support for problems found during normal working hours and outside normal working hours
Communicates status and documents problems and resolutions for future reference
Tracks, monitors, and analyzes key metrics and KPIs
Notifies management when contract requirements are not being met
Determines requirements impact on existing architecture, work processes, and systems
Analyzes facility bandwidth requirements and system interdependencies
Assesses network performance to ensure that it meets the present and future needs

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field
Eleven (11) years of relevant networking work experience
Three (3) years of experience must include migrating and/or extending on-premises networks to the cloud
Valid California Driver's License prior to appointment, and the ability to obtain and maintain a driver authorization
Related security certifications may be required or desirable

Knowledge of:
Cloud and other emerging technologies
Workstream planning processes including inception, technical design, development, testing and delivery of network solutions
Network solutions development, design, and support
Network solutions deployment-to-release
Network implementation requirements, acceptance criteria, and generating Statements of Work (SOW)
Vulnerabilities and mitigation strategies in business continuity and disaster recovery
Standards and practices related to network architecture
Architecture team around standards and practice
Requirements that impact on existing architecture, work processes, and systems
Business and security requirements
Methods to analyze network activity and network problems to client and prevent systematic errors
Methods to improve systems availability and performance to senior management
Principles of coaching team members
Strong knowledge of cloud computing and technologies
Network security concepts, firewalls, and load balancers
Implementation of cloud networking solutions
Various network devices and services (e.g. routers, switches, load balancers, VPN)
Functionality of network components and services within the release
Network activity and logs problems
Facility bandwidth requirements and system interdependencies
Capacity planning models and load-balancing / redundancy solutions
Methods to document and resolve problems
Disaster recovery and contingency plans
Principles of contract management
Enterprise IT standards

Ability to:
Participate in workstream planning process including inception, technical design, development, testing, and delivery of network solutions
Manage change requests, schedules, and reporting
Review network schematics, diagrams, and other program documentation to assist with development and preparation of cost estimates
Lead deployment of network solutions to release schedule
Respond to, manage, and restore normal service operation to minimize impact on business operations
Guide teams during the problem resolution process as needed
Set up business continuity & disaster recovery requirements, methods and procedures based on established policies
Collaborate in the development of network implementation requirements, acceptance criteria, and assist in generating Statements of Work (SOW)
Review vendor proposals for new hardware and software
Determine requirements that impact on existing architecture, work processes, and systems
Develop business and security requirements
Analyze network activity and network problems to client and prevent systematic errors
Analyze reports and historical data to identify problems
Improve systems availability and performance to senior management
Coach team members
Implement cloud networking solutions
Configure, install and test various network devices and services (e.g. routers, switches, load balancers, VPN)
Ensure client's expectations are met
Monitor network activity and logs problems
Review facility bandwidth requirements and system interdependencies
Perform network adjustments
Troubleshoot, diagnose, and resolve high severity issues or problems
Communicate status and document problems and resolutions for future reference
Manage vendor contracts
Track and monitor on key metrics and KPIs

Physical Requirements: May have to help with on-call needs (On-call hours must be made up through time off, no overtime allocated).

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, arrest, and conviction records in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws. This includes the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance as well as the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

W2 only, no Corp to Corp. We are unable to sponsor H1B visas at this time. **eXcell™ Supports Equal Employment Opportunity** eXcell™, a division of CompuCom® Systems, Inc., a global company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, provides IT staffing services and solutions to Fortune 1000 companies as well as small and medium business. For more information, visit www.excell.com.