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What you’ll be doing...
The Engineer is responsible for the advanced configuration and operating system upgrades of carrier-class Cisco, Juniper and Nokia equipment that tie together a complex, multivendor nationwide data network. You will also be responsible for working on up and coming virtualization technologies.
Work 3rdshift, 10-hour days, 4-day work weeks (Monday – Thursday nights).
Plan, prioritize, and schedule maintenance window changes with many groups both inside and outside the office with minimum supervision during the daytime and then implement these changes during scheduled maintenance windows while adhering to corporate standards.
Equipment that is to be worked on includes but is not limited to eNSE Fabric comprised of Nexus 7K and Nexus 9K, carrier-class Cisco routers running IOS-XR, Juniper and Nokia routers and virtualization technologies.
Implement configuration changes for the directional Intelligent Edge Networks. These include but are not limited to: SAP eNSE fabric, Access eNSE fabric, EPC element migration to eNSE, ISP peering routers, VCP Edge connectivity, eNSE connectivity to MSE and UT.
Leveraging automation tools like Python, NSO, DCNM, VTS, Pronghorn and Nuage to complete the above projects.
Turn up new and disconnect older circuits of varying bandwidths using procedures written by both an internal engineering group and outside vendors. The work is done in parallel with other internal groups.
Perform BAU maintenance work such as ACL updates and software upgrades on border and access leafs and spines in eNSE.
Utilize network monitoring tools, during maintenance windows, to ensure that all monitored network equipment is functioning in accordance with company standards and policies, both before and after changes are made.
Take accountability to review MOPs and automated dry-run outputs with the engineering team before any scheduled change to ensure accuracy.
Engage in both intra and interdepartmental communication to plan, schedule, prioritize, and prepare for maintenance window activities.
What we’re looking for...
You’ll need to have:
Associate's degree or two or more years of work experience.
Three or more years of relevant work experience.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including nights and an occasional weekend as necessary.
Even better if you have:
A Bachelor’s degree.
CCNA or CCNP certifications.
Hands on experience with Nokia SR-OS devices.
Experience with virtualization technology in a corporate environment.
Problem solving and leadership abilities.
Strong work ethic and work extremely well in a team environment.
Ability to clearly communicate ideas in order to lead phone calls to implement changes and thoroughly test for any residual issues afterwards during maintenance window hours.
A knack for paying CLOSE attention to details.
Knowledge of Cloud Computing (VMWare, Openstack, AWS, Azure, or similar).
Experience with data center and cloud technologies such as Linux OS, VMware, Open-Stack, Ansible, Chef/Puppet and/or Docker.
Five or more years of experience that involved working on large, complex data networks.
Experience working with data networking gear and troubleshooting data networking problems involving: TCP/IP, BGP, MP-BGP, OSPF, MPLS, IPv4, IPv6, L2VPN, L3VPN, SIP, and other advanced LAN/WAN technologies and concepts.
Experience with planning for multiple technical projects AND implementing them by working with people using multiple lines of communications (phone, e-mail, face to face, etc.) in order to deliver them on time.
Good understanding of 3G and 4G call flow.
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