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Sr. Network Engineer

Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

Posted: 05/16/2024 Job Category: Information Technology Job Number: HA492715516

Job Description

Sr. Network Engineer


Key Responsibilities

Network Infrastructure Management:

  • Install, configure, and maintain Cisco routers, switches, and Palo Alto firewalls, along with HP/Aruba switches, Wi-Fi access points, and SilverPeak SD-WAN infrastructure, ensuring seamless network operations.
  • Coordinate and support all data and telecommunications circuits to guarantee optimal performance and reliability.
  • Evaluate and recommend adopting new network products and technologies, such as SilverPeak SD-WAN, to enhance network efficiency and security.
  • Collaborate with vendors and contractors for daily operations and network-related projects, ensuring smooth implementation and issue resolution.
  • Design and update comprehensive network diagrams to reflect evolving network architecture across all company locations.

Security and Compliance:

  • Implement and maintain robust security measures based on zero-trust frameworks, ensuring the integrity and confidentiality of network data. 
  • Administer system security at file, user, group, and server levels, adhering to industry best practices and compliance standards. 
  • Ensure compliance with licensing, support, and contractual requirements for all network-related hardware, software, and data circuits.
  • Performance Monitoring and Optimization: 
  • Monitor network performance closely, proactively responding to issues to maximize reliability, resilience, and security. 
  • Utilize Orion network monitoring and SolarWinds toolsets to promptly identify and address network anomalies.

User Support and Collaboration:

  • Provide responsive help desk support to all employees, efficiently troubleshooting and resolving network-related problems. 
  • Collaborate with other departments and vendors to facilitate timely resolution of network issues, minimizing disruption to business operations. 
  • Foster a culture of effective communication and collaboration, promoting courteous and user-centric support services.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Participate in after-hours on-call rotation to promptly address network emergencies. 
  • Ensure license compliance for all company network-related hardware and software. 
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by IT management.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and a minimum of eight (8) years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Familiarity with technologies such as Microsoft Entra, Intune, Windows OS, Microsoft Office Suite, Citrix, VMWare, Avaya IP Office, Rapid 7, and DUO is a plus. Highly skilled in diagnosing and troubleshooting problems to identify solutions in a timely manner.

In the capacity of Network Administrator, the incumbent must apply proven and specialized experience with:

  • Cisco IOS (routers and switches). 
  • HP/Aruba switches and Wi-Fi access points. 
  • SilverPeak SD-WAN. 
  • Palo Alto firewalls. 
  • Aruba ClearPass. 
  • TCP/IP, IP Routing principles, and practices. 
  • Network security concepts, including knowledge of NIST and zero-trust security frameworks. 
  • Orion network monitoring and SolarWinds toolsets. 
  • Certificate administration. 
  • Ethernet cabling. 
  • DNS, DHCP, and/or WINS.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

While not required, the following certifications are encouraged and advantageous: 

  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional). 
  • CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate). 
  • HP/Aruba ACX, ACA, ACEP. 
  • Palo Alto PCNSE (Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer).

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