Title: Network Engineer
1.5+ year contract
Sorry, no sponsorship or C2C arrangements
Local candidates to the DFW area only (onsite Mon - Thurs, remote on Friday)
Our client is looking for an experienced Network Engineer with strong Route/Switch and Firewall Administration experience. This role will be part of Global Network Team, delivering architecture, implementation, and support services to the Enterprise's global network.
Managing and supporting major components including but not limited to:
Cisco Systems routers, switches, WLC and wireless devices Cisco ACI Data Center Infrastructure Palo Alto Networks Firewalls and Cato Networks SASE/SDWAN branch infrastructure Aruba Wireless and ClearPass Network Access Control (NAC), F5 Load-Balancers LTM and GTM
Other utilities include: TACACS, Aruba ClearPass, Tufin FW automation, Solarwinds Orion, Extrahop, and Infoblox IPAM
-10+ years IT experience, with at least 5 years LAN networking experience specializing in Network Implementation, troubleshoot and resolving complex network communications issues. This includes hands on experience managing multiple LANs over WAN serving a minimum of 1,000 users using PCs and other Ethernet devices.
-At least 4 years of WAN experience including the use of point-to-point VPNs, MPLS and coordinating circuit installation with vendors. Emphasis on Cisco, Palo Alto, and Aruba network components. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate this knowledge in a working environment during an interview.
CCNP; Palo Alto, Checkpoint or other Firewall certification; other networking related certifications & course completion certificates.
-Keen understanding and practical knowledge of IP, Network Security, Network Management platforms, and routing/switching necessary for supporting the production environment.
-Working knowledge of WireShark or other brand name protocol analyzers as well as Netflow collection and analysis. Understanding of debugging techniques such as analysis of dump files, tracing, performance tuning, and monitoring required. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate this knowledge in a working environment during an interview.
-Strong design and operational knowledge of Firewall software such as Checkpoint, and Palo Alto along with their associated management platforms such as Panorama for Palo Alto.
-Strong design and operational knowledge and understanding of Software Defined Networking and Cloud computing concepts and architecture.
-Working knowledge & experience supporting Wireless Networks.
-Microsoft Windows experience from a networking/protocol perspective is required to assist in minimizing risk in implementation changes.
-Working knowledge of network management platforms such as Solarwinds Orion, Cisco DNA, or equivalent.
-Working knowledge of MS-Visio®. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate this knowledge by showing and explaining maps that they created for previous work or projects.
-Proficient oral and written communication skills are required to effectively communicate with operations and other technical groups for training, troubleshooting and problem resolution closure, as well as keeping network documentation current. Additionally, the candidate should be able to communicate to end users and effectively convey recommendations that end users can understand and implement.
-Advanced abilities in Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
-Ability to speak a foreign language such as Spanish, Mandarin, or Russian may be helpful, but not required.
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