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Lead Network/Telecom Engineer

Job Description

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Lead Network/Telecom Engineers are responsible for the entire lifecycle of Network and Telecommunications global solutions and platforms. They participate in capacity planning, support the creation and the maintenance of network disaster recovery plans and monitor network performance activities. They lead technical design and development of regional and global Network/Telecommunications solutions and platform projects. They work on systems/issues that are highly complex in nature.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy:

  • Designates direction for LAN/WAN, internet, wireless, and remote access services.

Project Planning:

  • Participates in short- and long-term planning to meet requirements.

Design/Develop:

  • Works with client teams to gather requirements.

  • Creates and collaborates with cross functional teams to come up with build design documents that can be implemented.

  • Determines requirements impact on existing architecture, work processes and systems.

  • Ensures proper communication/ review of requirements and integration for impacted areas.

  • May participate in technical design review of applicable global projects.

  • Explains to non-SME's how the proposed solution will support their requirements.

Deployment:

  • Coordinates and leads the deployment and review of new, modified or enhanced system hardware and software components or services.

Administration:

  • Plans and monitors the installation, configuration and maintenance of network architecture such as WAN and LAN.

  • Researches, analyzes and recommends the implementation of software or hardware changes to rectify any deficiencies or to enhance performance.

  • Works with other technical staff to ensure connectivity and compatibility between systems.

Telecom:

  • Configures and maintains routers, switches and hubs for the enterprises’ telecommunication network.

  • Plans, updates and validates voice network configurations.

  • Coordinates the deployment of new telecommunications components and services with the client and support teams.

  • Certifies the functionality of telecommunications components and services.

  • Ensures capacity planning is performed according to specifications.

  • Develops and implements strategies to identify future client and technology bandwidth and capacity needs.

Audio & Video Conferencing:

  • May lead the planning and coordinating the resources for audio and video conferencing.

  • Sets-up and conducts multiple-point conferencing for meetings, sharing of documents, computer displayed information and whiteboard.

FCAPS Management (Fault, Configuration, Accounting Performance, and Security):

  • Analyzes network/telecom activity and problems to discover and prevent systematic errors.

  • Recommends network design changes/enhancements for improved systems availability and performance.

  • Analyzes facilities bandwidth requirements and system interdependencies.

  • Develops capacity planning models.

  • Assesses network performance to ensure that it meets the present and future needs of the business.

Customer Support:

  • Provides support for connectivity or related network/ communication issues for the user community.

  • Provides documentation, training, and guidance for computing system clients and programmers.

  • Provides responsive support for problems found during normal working hours as well as outside normal working hours.

Prodution Support:

  • Provides Level 2 and 3 support.

  • Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and resolves problems.

  • Documents problems and resolutions for future reference.

Policies, Processes & Standards:

  • Adheres to policies, processes and standards.

Business Continuity:

  • Assists in the development of a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.

  • Assists in the development of disaster recovery plans with service providers and network carriers.

Security:

  • Assesses service performance risks and provides input for contingency planning.

Vendor Management:

  • Works with vendors to resolve network/telecommunications problems.

  • Assists in negotiation efforts for contracts with external vendors or individuals.

  • Ensures that external parties are adhering to contract requirements.

  • Notifies management when contract requirements are not being met.

  • Reviews all invoices and resolves discrepancies.

Research/Evaluation:

  • Conducts technical research on network / telecommunications upgrades and components to determine feasibility, cost, time required, and compatibility with current system.

  • Evaluates, selects and implements tools to improve the quality and effectiveness for monitoring/ administration tasks and enhance security levels.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree or technical institute degree/certificate in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience.

  • Cisco/Brocade/Blue Coat/Juniper Certified.

  • Typically requires 5 – 7 years of relevant experience in diverse networking technologies.

  • Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally, as necessary.

Preferred:

Advance experiences in designing, building and managing network technologies such as:

  • Brocade Switch & Ethernet Fabric.

  • Cisco Routers, Firewalls, Switches & ACS.

  • Meraki Security Appliances.

  • Juniper SSL VPN MAG Pulse Gateway.

  • F5 BIG-IP LTM, Access Policy Manager and Application Security Manager.

  • Riverbed Steelhead WAN Optimization.

  • Blue Coat PacketShaper.

  • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor & Network Configuration Manager.

  • WireShark.

  • Ruckus Wireless.

  • Structured Fiber & UTP Cabling System.

  • Cisco/Brocade/Blue Coat/Juniper Certified.