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Network Engineer

Location: Ashland City, TN

Job Type: Contract

Our client is looking for a Network Engineer for a 3+ contract role West of Nashville.


Job Duties:

  • Designs, implements, and manages network equipment and services.
  • Evaluates and recommends new products and systems to improve network and telecommunications reliability, throughput, and productivity.
  • Coordinates with business owners to determine business needs or requirements.
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements new projects requiring network services.
  • Performs analysis of bandwidth needs to ensure network optimization and cost savings.
  • Partnering with Security, implement best practices and audit recommendations to maintain a secure network environment.
  • Proactively assess potential items of risk and develop mitigation plans.
  • Ensures network performance through testing, monitoring, and statistics reporting.
  • Collaboratively manages and performs network systems software upgrades, including planning and scheduling, testing and coordination.
  • Conducts feasibility studies, assesses impacts on existing system configurations, and performs and cost/benefit analyses to support the selection and purchase of network hardware and software.

Qualifications:

  • Four year degree in Information Technology Management, Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years related work experience.
  • ITIL certification is preferred, but not required.
  • High level of proficiency in the following networking and communications systems:
  • Firewall & VPN provisioning & maintenance LAN and WLAN design and deployment (Extreme Networks experience preferred) Router & networking service configuration, support (DHCP, WINS, DNS, etc.) Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

 

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