Network Engineer

New York, NY

Category: IT Job Number: 6652

Our client is a privately held  financial, software, data, and media company headquartered in New York City that delivers business and markets news, data, analysis, and video to the world.

The Network SRE team is responsible for the reliability and performance of the network infrastructure that provides connectivity for internal and external business applications. We support all aspects of system integration, working closely with application owners and other Engineers to ensure a supportable operational model. We believe that our operational experience makes us well positioned to improve our monitoring, reporting and processes so we are ready for business. We are involved with all aspects of planning and implementation of network infrastructure, spanning over a hundred Point of Presence (POP) sites globally and serve as point of escalation for Operations. We work closely with other Engineering team, Network Design, CTO office and product managers across the enterprise, driving technology forward for business and client needs.

What' s the role?

On our team you' ll use both your design and operational experience to help us implement new technologies that provide essential business solutions. You' ll provide design recommendations as well as testing and implementing the designs as a proof of concept. We' ll depend on you to provide technical leadership on complex projects involving a broad range of expertise and disciplines. You' ll also be looked to for recommendations on how best to leverage new technology for the benefit of our customers.

We' ll trust you to:
  • Plan, design and handle the installation of wide area networks, including the recommendation of system software and hardware
  • Capture requirements, analyze technical networking issues and develop options and recommendations
  • Perform system installation, system software maintenance and product upgrades
  • Procure networking hardware and software
  • Test new vendor hardware, as well as software updates and patches
  • Conduct network analysis, configuration management and develop improvements for system software performance, availability and reliability
  • Research, analyze, plan and develop hardware and software requirements
  • Design, develop, recommend and implement new or revised system software, utilities and automated processes as necessary
  • Provide technical expertise for network transitions, migrations and consolidations
  • Provide technical assistance to IT support staff, including but not limited to, Network Operations, Applications Developers, System Administrators, Project Mangers, Change Managers and Business Development staff
  • Lead project management activities for new system requirements, RFP responses, POP site migrations and new technology deployments
  • Collaborate with the R&D design team on implementing technologically advanced solutions to meet customer requirements
  • Proactively assess exposure areas and take steps to reduce vulnerabilities
  • Create and updates Network Diagrams in MS Visio, and document processes/procedures
  • Collaborate with customers, end users, partners and associates to resolve complex issues

You' ll need to have:
  • 6+ years Cisco/Juniper Network Engineering experience with routers, switches, LAN, WAN and dynamic routing protocols (BFD, CFM, BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, MPBGP, MPLS, VPLS, BGP/MPLS)
  • A Bachelors or Masters degree with a focus on Computer Science or Electrical Engineering preferred or equivalent work experience
  • Extensive hands-on design, implementation and configuration of highly complex
  • Cisco/Juniper Routing/Switching Network environments
  • An understanding of WAN/LAN inter-networking including design elements, cost versus performance trade-offs, protocol interoperability, network architecture development and requirements for testing / proof of concept.
  • Experience implementing and troubleshooting user and site VPNs on multiple platforms
  • Superb communication (verbal and written), customer service, and collaboration skills
  • Effective prioritization and time management skills
  • Ability to remain calm under urgency, to multi-task, to roll your sleeves up, to be client focused, and to adapt in a fast changing environment
  • Flexibility to work off hours
  • Strong documentation skills

We' d love to see:
  • Technology experience such as Cloud (AWS, Azure), SDN/SD-WAN, CDNs, Internet IXP,
  • MPLS, Whitebox Solutions
  • Traffic Analysis utilizing Riverbed, Corvil or similar netflow analysis tools
  • Nokia 7750 Experience
  • Programming languages such as Python, PHP, Go, C+
  • Experience with orchestration SaltStack, Ansible,
  • Experience in Splunk Databases

Our client  is an equal opportunities employer and values diversity at their company. They  do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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