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Network Analyst
Mounds View, Minnesota  |  Hybrid
Contract Position
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Applied on January 27, 2022
Job Id #51573 Posted November 1, 2021


  • Principal Network Analyst is responsible for supporting global production network infrastructure, ensuring the network is always fast, available, scalable and engineered to withstand unparalleled demand.
  • You will be working in a team that combines network engineering, operations, system administration, and tools/automation development to design, implement and operate the global production software defined networks as well as the traditional network LAN/WAN environments.
  • Team resources will leverage you as the (SME) subject matter expert with regards to supporting our company's  network tools and Cisco devices.
  • Includes working in a technical command center environment to maintain smooth operation of company's  global IT Network. Issues will include complex, time sensitive and critical issues. 


  • Define, design, and implement network communications and solutions.
  • Support Cloud technology strategies and solutions that enable devices residing on the same or different systems to access and utilize the company's network.
  • Experience with F5 Load Balancer support and troubleshooting
  • Remote Access, VPN, and Firewall) using a toolkit developed by company's .
  • Help to design process and procedures that help to detect network infrastructure alerts.
  • Serve as (SME) subject matter expert to colleagues with regards network training and technical knowledge transfer.
  • Engage with engineering teams to support existing virtual/converged environment.
  • Partners with suppliers, architects, engineers, developers, and internal customers to provide expert guidance in designing, testing, deploying and operating highly scalable software defined network systems.
  • Understand business requirements related to the global network and security infrastructure for company's locations worldwide. 
  • Establish working relationships with company's business partners. Implement business-focused solutions
  • Work under the direction and collaboratively with peer employees in the Global Network Services team as well as partner organizations chartered with protecting the Information resource.
  • Troubleshoot firewall and IPS related application issues
  • Consult with applications projects that require network security services.
  • Provide technical troubleshooting using network management and security tools.
  • Monitor WAN/MAN circuits and equipment for outages, performance issues, abnormal usage, errors or resource issues.
  • Provide traffic analysis on WAN circuits.
  • Network application troubleshooting with packet analyzers.
  • Application Delivery Controller experience.  Install, configure and troubleshoot.
  • Monitor LAN equipment for outages, performance issues, abnormal usage, errors or resource issues.
  • Fault isolation and problem determination for all Network Operation Center related issues including network connectivity and latency issues.
  • Work with vendors and end users to resolve issues.
  • Troubleshoot and isolate failed equipment and circuits remotely or on site.
  • IP address management.  Install, configure and troubleshoot to include IPAM DNS and DHCP.
  • Manage and administer Enterprise monitoring toolsets.
  • Maintain network documentation.
  • Create Change Management for network related changes.
  • Develop, write and present technical standard operating procedures as necessary.  As well as provide necessary training within the team as well as other teams.
  • Install, configure and manage end user VPN solutions.
  • Rotational 24/7 on-call support required


  • Bachelor's Degree.


  • 10 years with Bachelors
  • 5 years of experience with a Masters Degree


  • One or more Cisco Certifications (CCNA/CCNP/CCDP/CCIE)
  • Network Operations Center model experience
  • Experienced in Cloud management platforms and offerings


  • Demonstrated hands-on skills with any of the following Cisco hardware/software: switches, wireless access points, remote access products, routers, ACS and Cisco Prime
  • Network Monitoring Tools: CA Spectrum, CA Performance Center, CA NetFlow, Thousandeyes, Etc.,
  • Automation Scripting using Python, Pearl, JSON & Selenium
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated hands on skills with Application Delivery Controllers and VPN concentrators
  • Strong oral / presentation skills and demonstrated written communication skills
  • Proactive communication with management, team, and clients
  • Technical diagramming communications skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Technical strength, demonstrated by continuous technical education, coursework, applicable experience, and certification
  • Process development and adherence, ability to set and meet deadlines
  • Process orientation, ITIL or similar training and experience desired
  • Any of the following (or in progress) are ‘good to have’:  Cisco CCNA, CCNP, SANS GIAC Security Expert (GSE), Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP), CCIE Security, (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Security), CCSE Plus (Check Point Certified Security Expert Plus), CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. 
  • The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers.
  • Must be able to lift or move (i.e. computers, servers, etc.) weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Must be able to travel independently to various company's  buildings/sites

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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