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Sr. Network Engineer

Pasadena, CA

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Description

Our client has an immediate need for a Senior Network Engineer.  This is a contract to hire position that will convert to full time, permanent employment directly with the client after approximately 6 months. The Network Engineer will need to work onsite at their Pasadena, CA location. Duties:

  • Plans, designs, develops, and implements network engineering plans and wide-scale WAN / LAN network load balancing schemes
  • Provides advanced knowledge in field in all customer interaction situations to resolve highly complex problems including receipt of specifications, design, test, and response to service requests
  • Performs network systems engineering including performance analysis, maintainability analysis, capacity analysis, and reliability analysis
  • Establishes contingency plans and anomaly resolution plans for complex computer networks
  • Debugs and tests load balancing, plans projects, and performs needs assessments
  • Prepares and oversees cost/benefit estimates, presentations, negotiations, installation, problem resolution, and multi-vendor product integration
  • May provide initial implementation support of networks to assure proper execution and provides resolution for system failures or degradation
  • Forecasts network needs and works with other information systems areas to develop policies and procedures to resolve the most complex and unique technical problems
  • Performs highly complex root cause analysis
  • Defines systems requirements and resolves highly complex problems;
  • Implements networks and/or network applications
  • Analysis of situation or data requires identification, review and interpretation of highly complex factors as well as decisions as to policies, procedures and practices
  • Exercises discretion and independent judgment in evaluating potential approaches and solutions to critical problems and determining appropriate resolutions
  • Serves as an essential team member on teams inside or outside organization, project, activity or function

Job Requirements

Requirements:

 

  • Minimum of 9 years of related experience with the following requirements:
  • Juniper Network experience - switches, routers
  • Experience with designing high traffic networks and security practices for Data Center Networks, which includes Load Balancing, Firewall design, traffic engineering, Network redundancy, and Disaster recovery
  • Experience in installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting WANS, and networking technologies (enterprise environment)
  • Working knowledge in one or more of the following areas: installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting LANs, WANS, and networking technologies
  • Practical knowledge of protocols OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, MPLS, VRF, IPSEC, QOS, DNS, VTP, Broadcast, Multicast and GRE
  • Practical working knowledge of Juniper, Cisco, F5, and Palo Alto (firewalls)
  • Real-world understanding and wide application of advanced principles, theories, concepts and techniques in network and communications engineering
  • Knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards of LANs and telecommunication interfaces; with a knowledge of network switch and routing protocols familiarity of network services applications.
  • Ability to perform problem identification, reporting, and resolution of task
  • Knowledge of applicable industry and/or academic practices and standards in Virtual Private Networks
  • Multidisciplinary knowledge regularly used in the application and development of advanced principles, theories and concepts in network engineering and operations;
  • Experience with network automation via a programing language;

 

Desired experience includes the following:  

  • Working knowledge of a programming language like Python, Shell, Bash, Perl, Java, API, Ansible, JSON, SOAP, Ruby, or REST
  •  Extensive experience gathering requirements from different business units, stakeholders and engineering teams
  •  Recent experience in systems engineering applied to computing or network architectures
  •  Achievement in developing breakthrough solutions to challenging technical problems
  • Cross-functional Network Project Management experience a plus. 
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