Senior IP/IX Network Engineer in Dallas, TX at MDI Group

Date Posted: 8/28/2018

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Job Description

Senior IP/IX Network Engineer 
Direct Hire
Dallas, TX 

What You Will Be Doing:   

  • This position will be a key member of our team of engineers that is responsible for the delivery and operation of our customer facing IP and interconnection network. 
  • This position will be responsible for the design, installation and support of complex network topologies on a primarily Cisco based infrastructure.
  • Establish a highly scalable, secure, and robust networking environment utilizing Cisco products.
  • Provide network design and implementation strategies, migration strategies, and technical project support for medium to high complexity projects
  • Create and promote a reference architecture in order to detail the how and why of all implementations
  • Continually challenge existing standards and introduce new standards to be incorporated into a reference architecture
  • Review network installations, defining, documenting, and enforcing established company standards.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation to provide 24/7 to provide tier 3 technical support for Network Operations on complex networking issues.
  • Develop, perfect, and review detailed methods of procedure for simple to complex network changes to be executed by other teams.
  • Maximize network reliability by monitoring logs, evaluating network connectivity requests, scheduling upgrades, and collaborating with peers to identify issues before they impact service
  • Report overall network capacity by managing and developing utilization thresholds
  • Develop, implement and test network management and alerting procedures
  • Communicate assigned project and task status with accuracy and with sensitivity to deadlines
  • Participate in and lead other team meetings as required by project demand
  • Maintain multiple lab environments for testing and staging
  • Evaluate new network products, and procedures as available
  • Actively participate in the change management process
  • Manage assigned tickets via company ticketing system, ensuring that updates are frequent and well-constructed

Must Haves:

  • **Travel is required on occasion as dictated by project load
  • This position requires typical weekday (Monday - Friday) attendance, at times after hours work may be required to meet business and customer needs.
  • This position requires participation in on call rotation to provide 2/7 support
  • Highly skilled network engineer with extensive proficiency and ability to work on multiple complex projects.
  • Significant experience and demonstrable technical skills in the following areas:
  • IPv4; IPv6
  • SNMP; SSH; AAA; NetFlow
  • Extensive hands on working knowledge of platforms such as the following:
  • Cisco ASR9000 Series
  • Cisco IOS XR 6.x
  • Cisco NCS5000 (As a satellite preferred)
  • Familiarity and understanding of platforms such as the following:
  • Juniper MX Series
  • Juniper JUNOS 15.x
  • Brocade MLX Series
  • Brocade NetIron Software
  • Extensive use of monitoring, testing and packet capturing tools such as the following:
  • Solarwinds
  • Kibana
  • Kentik
  • Arbor
  • Wireshark
  • Ability to write detailed technical procedures and maintain exact documentation including creation of Visio drawings.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex connectivity problems and resolve to network events rapidly
  • Ability to work in a team environment and demonstrate strong problem-solving skills,
  • Capability to schedule time with flexibility to handle varying workload, and still meet tight deadlines, with the ability multi-task and work multiple projects simultaneously
  • High level of attention to detail and customer service
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, decision making, presentation and organizational skills
  • Familiarity with ITIL concepts and how they can be applied to the network engineering realm
  • Must Haves:
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience
  • CCNP or equivalent
  • Five or more years of experience as a senior/lead/principal network engineer
  • Strong can-do attitude in a time sensitive operational environment
  • Technical experience with Service Provider Routing and Switching, MPLS and VPLS.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 40 pounds.


  • Master’s degree or MBA
  • CCIE or equivalent


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