Senior Network Engineer 9/5/2016

CommScope Dallas, TX

Company
CommScope
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
26983648
AJE Ref #
576099670
Location
Dallas, TX
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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CommScope (NASDAQ: COMM) helps companies around the world design, build and manage their wired and wireless networks. Our network infrastructure solutions help customers increase bandwidth; maximize existing capacity; improve network performance and availability; increase energy efficiency; and simplify technology migration. You will find our solutions in the largest buildings, venues and outdoor spaces; in data centers and buildings of all shapes, sizes and complexity; at wireless cell sites and in cable headends; and in airports, trains, and tunnels. Vital networks around the world run on CommScope solutions.

We are currently recruiting for a SENIOR NETWORK ENGINEER for an opportunity located in HICKORY, NC, RICHARDSON, TX, JOLIET, IL OR SHAKOPEE, MN WITH HICKORY, NC BEING THE PREFERRED LOCATION.

JOB SUMMARY:

Design, develop, plan, implement, document, and administer network technologies to deliver global data, voice, and video services and solutions to Company users and authorized third-parties. This includes developing, maintaining, administering, supporting and optimizing the network infrastructure and any supporting systems. The NetworkEngineer will also be responsible for tracking, detailing, and remediating network infrastructure-related issues assigned through the Incident and Change Management processes.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBLITIES:

* Manage project initiatives, create project and implementation plans. Communicate with and coordinate internal and external project resources as needed.
* Manage implementation of networking solutions as assigned.
* Manage engineering of end to end data center solutions that take into account several different networking technologies.
* Work with IT and business stakeholders to understand needs and implement solutions based on defined requirements.
* Use defined processes to manage all change management activities associated with the network infrastructure including communications, approvals, procedural documentation, and production acceptance.
* Perform root cause analysis, troubleshooting and remediation of network events as assigned and conduct all necessary follow-up actions based on assignments.
* Take the lead in responding to network incidents and change requests.
* Coordinate resolution efforts and prepare reports of findings.
* Maintain a thorough understanding of the basics behind the internet and its workings i.e. DNS, Routing, NAT, web traffic, and email traffic.
* Maintain a thorough understanding of Wide Area and Local Area Networking.
* Work closely with other team members to meet team goals and improve processes.
* Provide mentoring to team members.
* Create network documentation and network standards documents as assigned.
* Recommend changes to policies, procedures, and standards and ensures conformance with IT and Company objectives. Participate and assist in driving the knowledge management process.
* Assists in the recommendation and acquisition of new solutions and equipment.
* Assist in developing and enhancing cooperative interdepartmental and business relationships and communications.
* Assists with establishing budgetary requirements for equipment and services
* Takes personal responsibility for making meeting commitments and ensuring expected results are achieved.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* A completed Bachelor's Degree and 10years total relevant experience or Master's degree and 5years total relevant experience required.
* 5 to 7years in designing, planning, and implementation of data center infrastructure using Cisco technologies (Nexus, ASR, ISR and legacy solutions)
* 5 to 7years in designing, planning, and implementation of WAN solutions
* BGP and EIGRP experience is required.
* Knowledge of VoIP network deployments to include QOS and other traffic shaping practices
* Strong working knowledge of wireless solutions
* Knowledge of security solutions preferred (VPN, Firewalls, IPS/IDS, TACACS, Radius)
* Experience with load balancing solutions is preferred - F5 is a plus
* Advanced certification (CCNP, CCIE) in the following is highly desired-Cisco router, switches, firewalls.
* Networking Protocols/Services BGP, OSPF, GRE, HSRP/VRRP,SNMP, MPLS, QoS, Multicast, T1, DS3, DNS, etc.
* Good understanding of MPLS, VPLS, OTV technology.
* Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills to facilitate interactions with business clients and members of other technology teams
* Ability to communicate, and present verbally and written, with a high level of confidence and skill.
* Experience with current networking best practices in IT standards and principles.
* Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
* Experience with packet capture, e.g., Wireshark, and log analysis products
* Excellent technical documentation skills
* The ability to work under pressure and to deadlines.
* Commitment to keep up-to-date with IT trends and developments
* Incumbent may be required to be available 24-hours a day, seven days a week.