Network Administrator in Conover, NC at MDI Group

Date Posted: 9/26/2018

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Job Description

Network Engineer
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Conover, NC
What you will be doing:

  • Provides Engineering and Operational support to ensure network reliability and optimal performance. Network uptime and availability goal is 99.999% based upon the redundant SD-WAN architecture.
  • Establishes network specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements; designing router policies, including interface configuration and routing protocols.
  • Manages and monitors network health by evaluating network performance issues including availability, utilization, throughput, and latency; planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment; defining network policies and procedures; establishing connections and firewalls.
  • Maintains network performance by performing network monitoring and analysis, performance tuning; troubleshooting network problems; escalating problems to vendors as appropriate.
  • Secures network by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation; maintaining documentation.
  • Prepares users and regional IT support personnel by designing and conducting training programs; providing references and support.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Industry Recognized Certification in Networking and IT Infrastructure Disciplines such as Meraki CMNO / CMNA, Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, CCSA is highly desirable.
  • Three (3) to six (6) years of experience with system administration and/or end user support in a networked environment
  • Network Design and Administration: Minimum of three (5) years hands-on experience.
  • Extensive Knowledge of MS Office applications & MS Windows operating systems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong aptitude for technical troubleshooting and mentoring.
  • Strong analytical Problem Solving & Strategic Planning skills
  • Multi-tasking with a Quality Focus
  • Strong technical knowledge of networking, communications, and related hardware/software
  • Willingness and keen desire to expand technical knowledge, particularly in the areas of network administration, end user support, and system analysis
  • Responsible for operations of Telecom-IP/TDM telephony platform & Network-LAN/WAN providing data services to the business on 24 x 7 x 365 basis
  • Hands-on experience on Routing protocols – EIGRP, OSPF, BGP
  • LAN Switching – VLAN, VTP, STP, EtherChannel, CoS
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Technical hand-on experience in the configuration, operation, and maintenance of the following products:
  • Meraki MS-200/100/400 switch series
  • Meraki MX84/MX100 Firewalls
  • Meraki MR74 Wireless Access Points
  • Cisco Catalyst Series switches
  • Cisco Series 3800, 3900, 7600 Routers
  • Cisco Nexus 7K/5K/2K Series of switches
  • Cisco ACE and F5 Big IP load balancers
  • Cisco, Checkpoint, and Juniper Firewalls
  • Cisco, Aruba Wireless Controller & access points
  • Nutanix NX Series Clusters
  • IDS/IPS Network Management tools – HPOpenView, NNM, SolarWinds, ORION etc.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • Meraki CMNO / CMNA
  • Current Cisco CCNA certification (or equivalent) – minimum requirement.
  • Advanced Cisco / Meraki Certification (CCDA, CCNP) or equivalent experience highly desirable.
  • ITIL and PMP Certification is also highly desirable


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