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Network Engineer
Ohio, OH  |  Remote
Contract Position
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Applied on January 28, 2023
Job Id #61305 Posted January 13, 2023

Network Engineer
  • Experience with Lumen Edge Gateway and Cisco Meraki SD WAN
  • Experience with layers 1, 2, and 3 (testing and implementation of services)
  • Ethernet, MPLS, VPN experience
  • CCNA highly desired
  • Shift flexibility for first 4 weeks of project
  • Shift: Mon-Fri Shift starts 10 AM EST
Job Description:
  • The Role - ***Strong focus on company Edge Gateway and Cisco Meraki ***
  • Potential flexibility needed for the first 4 weeks due to pilot and ramp up rollout. This position will be responsible for the testing of layer 1 and layer 2, implementation of services at layer 1, 2, and occasionally 3, including private line services; Ethernet, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Virtual Private Network (VPN), Dedicated Internet Access (DIA), Voice, Security, Managed Services and Meraki Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) suite of products.
  • Responsibilities will also include product and systems knowledge related to the activated services, technical validations, pre-testing, troubleshooting, activation and post activation with customers.
The Main Responsibilities :
  • Complete activations for external customers with little oversight
  •  Partner with the applicable departments to trouble shoot activations for customers such as Customer Care Manager’s, Account teams and Field Ops
  •  Troubleshoot post activation issues.
  •  Excel at processing orders according to Service Level Agreements (SLAs), M&P's, On-Time Performance objectives and quality standards.
  •  Excel at managing the assigned queue (May be an Automatic Call Distribution (ADC) call queue where assigned) to maintain service level objectives.
  •  Maintains and supports the network infrastructure.
  •  Update all systems and databases with careful attention to detail.
  •  Provides accurate and consistent internal and external customer communication during established intervals using phone, email, and ticketing notes.
  •  Leverages knowledge to provide support to peers and provides new hire training.
  •  Organize and complete special projects assigned by Leadership.
  •  Utilize flexible scheduling to work outside of normal business hours in support of customer requests.
  •  Provide top level escalation support for Leadership
  •  Develop and maintain close working relationships with key stakeholders to understand evolving issues and requirements, understand upstream and downstream implications and dependencies, ensuring key solutions are executed and properly coordinated.
  •  Maintain a commitment to safe practices and holds others equally accountable.
  •  Complete designated amount of work in a specified timeframe with a high degree of quality.
  •  Efficiently and accurately work with multiple types of information and/or perform multiple tasks simultaneously. What We Look For in a Candidate
Minimum Qualifications:
  •  Assoc degree or equivalent education
  •  7+ years related experience in specific area or equivalent.
  •  May require technical certification.
  •  Knowledge of Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) Topologies
  •  Understanding and ability to interpret Circuit Designs
  •  Intermediate experience with implementation of Circuits: DS1, DS3, Optical, Ethernet, and DWDM
  •  Intermediate experience with Network Hardware including Routers, Switches, Wireless Access Points
  •  Intermediate experience working with Internet and Private Network Solutions
  •  Intermediate experience working with Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP) Equipment or Solutions
  •  Intermediate experience configuring Customer Provided Equipment (CPE) Routers and Switches
  •  Excellent negotiating and persuasive skills to lead teams through change.
Preferred Qualifications:
  •  Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Operations, Technology or related field
  •  Certifications on related telecom or networking field. (3 certifications preferred – Cisco Certified Network Associate, Cisco Certified Network Professional, and/or MEF. Juniper or Alcatel)
  •  Experience with SDWAN activations, troubleshooting and turn ups – Cisco Meraki experience is a major plus, Versa and/or Viptela experience is a plus
  •  Experience in working in a fast-paced environment and dealing with ambiguity (thinking outside of the box).
  •  Intermediate knowledge of Open Systems Intercommunication model, working knowledge of TDM, Ethernet, Voice, MPLS, Internet Protocol, DWDM and Classless Inter-domain Routing (CIDR)
  •  Intermediate knowledge of Routing Protocols and Hardware Platforms to include BGP, OSPF, TCP/IP, IP Routing, Cisco
  •  Layer 2 and 3 Hardware and Software plus Cisco IOS, ATM, Frame-Relay and Juniper
  •  Layer 2 and 3 Hardware and Software plus Juno OS, DNS, Radius, UNIX
  •  Exposure to Network Design (LAN, WAN and ISP) and troubleshooting
  •  Intermediate knowledge of all Ethernet Topologies

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