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Network Engineer

Network Engineer

Please note that this is a 6+ month contract position and will require working from downtown Houston and/or Freeport, TX as needed. You will assist with the day-to-day operation and maintenance of network infrastructure (LAN, WAN, WLAN, Business Internet) and voice communications systems. Assist in continuous improvement efforts of existing solutions and provide support and expertise to the implementation of new solutions. Serve as an escalation point for the help desk and desktop support team as needed. Support IT infrastructure projects as needed.

– Support business critical functions by achieving the highest possible availability of infrastructure at all times
– Provide both operational and project support within IT in order to achieve departmental and business goals
– Responsible for day-to-day monitoring and support of the corporate computing network
– Responsible for monitoring and support of corporate firewalls
– Administer and maintain enterprise NAC solution
– Maintain network monitoring solutions
– Support required infrastructure changes during and after normal business hours as needed
– Support audio visual and collaboration solutions
– Troubleshoot and resolve network related incidents

Minimum Required:
– Minimum of 3 years? experience supporting computer and network systems
– Network certification (CCNA/JNCIA or greater)
– Knowledge in connecting WAN technologies (T-1, Metro Ethernet, MPLS, microwave)
– Knowledge of routing protocols (e.g. OSPF, EIGRP, IS-IS, BGP)
– Specific knowledge of network operating systems (e.g. IOS, NX-OS, FTD, JunOS, PanOS)
– Experience in the installation, configuration, and support of network switches, routers, and wireless APs
– Experience in the configuration and support of firewalls and network security devices (e.g. VPN, IPS, Web/URL filtering)
– Experience in the configuration and support of collaboration solutions (e.g. CUCM, Webex, Zoom, MS Teams)
– Familiarity with cloud-based IaaS solutions (e.g. AWS, Azure, GCP)
– Experience with network monitoring and logging solutions (e.g. Solarwinds, PRTG, Nagios, Elastic, Graylog, Splunk, etc)

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