Sr. Network/System Engineer

Sr. Network/System Engineer

03 Nov 2023
California, Sunnyvale, 94086 Sunnyvale USA

Sr. Network/System Engineer

Direct Client: State of California

Job Title: Sr. Network/System Engineer

Duration: 5+ Months

Start Date: 01/24/2022

Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Position Type: Contract To Hire

Interview Type: In Person

Requirement ID: SCAHD006SS

Note: Manager need someone with Routing and switching experience (ACI and DNA).

Background: The Information Technology Department (ITD) provides secure, reliable and integrated technology solutions in alignment with the needs and goals throughout the City in a timely manner, while delivering excellence in customer service. Within the department, the Infrastructure Services Division manages the City’s server and storage platform, network infrastructure, VoIP system, desktops and laptops, emergency and non-emergency radios, operating system for all hardware, desktop applications and email in a manner that enables City Staff to effectively and efficiently support the City’s operations.

Services Requested
We are currently recruiting for a Sr. Network/System Engineer (temporary assignment) to further enhance our service delivery. The ideal candidate will work as a senior member of the Network Engineering Team and will perform a variety of network support functions for the department, such as troubleshooting routing and switching problems, network hardware replacement and IOS updates, monitor network and recommend/implement network enhancements, ensure network up-time and optimization.

There is a possibility for this position to convert to a term-limited position with the City (2 years, with the possibility of a 3rd year). The Sr. Network/System Engineer will be required to be onsite during the entire duration of the assignment.

Essential Job Functions
  • Plans, designs, recommends, installs, upgrades, and supports data center activities and systems of data, voice, radio and video network infrastructures, equipment, servers, and applications to achieve optimum performance in accordance with the IT Service Level Agreement (SLA).
  • Reviews and evaluates technological network related needs and recommends appropriate solutions; works closely with vendors to ensure complete and successful projects.
  • Troubleshoots, upgrades, or configures network systems or server hardware or operating system issues to determine cause(s) of failure and resolves problems including relocation of wiring infrastructure and ensuring compliance with warranties and/or specifications.
  • Performs structured and complex analyses and develops integrated information flow according to documentation related to area of assignment.
  • Monitors system capacity and utilization and performance of systems or networks and performs necessary restructure or recommends expansion.
  • Upgrades network operating systems, server and storage systems and configures software.
  • Researches, designs, develops security and integrity of network systems to ensure protection from in appropriate access or destruction to include disaster recovery and business continuity.
  • Implements a preventive maintenance routine identifying weaknesses of current system to determine critical server/storage or networking issues.
  • Evaluates and monitors cost acquisition of network and server related items to obtain the best results, meet budget guidelines and ensure system compatibility.
  • Assists in the development and execution of preventive maintenance programs identifying weaknesses of current systems to determine critical server/storage or network issues, including cybersecurity.
  • Develops technical system documentation, training materials and provides training to users and other support staff.
  • Leads and coordinates IT, departmental, and vendor resources for projects in accordance with project plan.
  • Prepares presentation materials for meetings, documents and follows up accordingly.
  • Assists in the development and operations of the IT Strategic Plan (ITSP).
  • Provides input, recommendations on new technology and solicits technical specifications.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
  • Assists in the creation of operational procedure manuals.
  • Sets timelines and expectations for tasks within various project plans.
  • Provides guidance to team members.
  • Acts as a liaison between the various divisions within the department along with the client departments.
  • Provides subject-matter expertise on complex technical issues related to their area of focus.

Required Skills/Experience
  • Minimum 5 - 7 years network/system engineering.
  • Current CCNP
  • Network design and troubleshooting
  • Principles and practices of excellent customer service.
  • Principles and practices of ITSM (IT Service Management) systems to include incident/problem management; request fulfilment; knowledgebase; asset management and IT service catalogs.
  • Network traffic and performance parameters, including understanding telecommunications theory and practice.
  • Methods and procedures of systems administration and security and integrity maintenance.
  • Connectivity, system integration, and network design.
  • Structure development, features, and access including configurations protocol and interfacing.
  • Current developments and trends of network technologies and/or server/data storage technologies.
  • Principles and methods of system and storage capacity, physical, virtual and cloud-based Local Area Network wiring and distribution methods.
  • Wide Areas Networking Connectivity utilizing T1, T3 and fiber backbone transports.
  • Advanced cybersecurity practices and procedures.
  • Office methods, procedures, software and equipment.
  • Applicable industry and safety codes and technology standards.
  • Principles of project management, task completion and resource management.

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