Manage all voice and data network devices (wired and wireless) to ensure appropriate function, security and reliability (availability).
Maintain all voice and data network systems at the most current, reliable release levels.
Planning: Conducts short- and long-term planning to meet network requirements.
Network System Design and Implementation: Designs and implements network systems.
Configure, deploy and manage network and cyber security platforms
Hands on and comprehensive understanding of Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks, TCP/IP, Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching and routing protocols, BGP, VPN (IPSec, SSL), IPS/IDS, DNS, DHCP, web security, TACACS+, VPN and NAC network security, data circuits, and application specific protocols.
Hands-on experience with configuration, administration, and troubleshooting of network devices such as Cisco, Palo Alto Firewall
High level understanding of HTTP, DNS, DHCP, PXE, and other commonly used protocols
Strong working familiarity with Cisco IOS with hands-on experience configuring Cisco routers, switches and firewalls.
Network Connectivity: Provides support for network connectivity or related network issues.
Network Installation: Plans and monitors the installation of network systems.
Network Monitoring: Analyzes network activity and network problems to discover and prevent systematic errors. Recommends network design changes/enhancements for improved systems availability and performance.
Issue Resolution: Troubleshoots, diagnoses and resolves network problems. Researches, analyzes and recommends the implementation of software or hardware changes to rectify any network deficiencies or to enhance network performance.
Capacity Planning: Analyzes facilities bandwidth requirements and system inter-dependencies. Develops capacity planning models.
Disaster Recovery: Ensures planned testing activities are performed and technical criteria are met.
Network Performance Assessment: Assesses network performance to ensure that it meets the present and future needs of the business. Provides network planning recommendations to management.
Vendor Management: Evaluates services provided by vendors and recommends changes.
Knowledge of Enterprise system monitoring and management tools.
Develop and maintain an effective intrusion detection and prevention system and periodically perform network security vulnerability assessments. Also, provide for appropriate encryption of selected communications.
Develop and maintain an appropriate disaster recovery plan for voice, data and desktop systems.
As required, solicit and evaluate proposals from contract providers, selecting the proposals based on the total evaluated cost and performance and manage all related contract work to quality, cost effective completion.
Maintain appropriate documentation, including drawings, configurations, settings and recovery plans.
Ensure an effective level or cross training to provide for self or employee absence.
Maintain familiarity and expertise with new voice, data and desktop technologies.
Manage the company's local and long distance expenses, periodically competitively bidding them.
Maintain relationships with related suppliers.
Secondary duties may include windows server administration and support.
Understanding of internal control concepts and processes to mitigate risks.
Attend all company required meetings.
Additional responsibilities as requested or required.
Knowledge of DDOS Attacks, mitigation and industry best practices.
Knowledge of Linux and/or Windows Operating Systems.
Familiarity with network, server and storage virtualization, i.e. VMWare, vSphere.
Extensive experience with VOIP
Advanced knowledge of IOS, EIGRP, BGP, GRE and OSPF.
Experience and/or certification in Cisco network routing and switching, design or security required.
Design and implementation of wireless (802.11x), wide area networks.
Intrusion detection and data encryption technologies and their application in a corporate information environment desired.
Windows domain administration desired.
Ability to speak, read, write and comprehend English
Must have excellent customer service and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Ability to sit and work on a computer, looking at a monitor for extended periods of time.
Availability to work in excess of 40 hours a week including nights and weekends with little to no advance notice.
Flexibility to cover changing work schedules as needed.
Ability to repeatedly bend, stoop, reach, climb stairs, push and pull.
Ability to perform essential functions with or without accommodation.
High School diploma or equivalent
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, MIS, engineering or related program and at least five years directly related experience or in lieu of a bachelor's degree, directly related experience and certification beyond minimums will be considered.