Network Engineer

Buffalo, NY

Job Type

Direct Hire

Pay Rate

TBD

About the Role

This person will be very hands on and will be pulling cable and physically setting up the networks. There will be some local travel and about 5% travel to sites in other states.

Job purpose
A Network Engineer will be involved with implementing new network designs and maintaining the existing LAN/WAN throughout the Enterprise. The qualified candidate will be responsible for monitoring and resolving LAN/WAN related issues. They will also support the wireless network for the enterprise.

Duties and responsibilities
• Maximize network performance by monitoring performance, troubleshoot network problems and outages, scheduling upgrades and collaborating with network architects on network optimization.
• Secure network systems by establishing and enforcing policies, and defining and monitoring access.
• Support and handle the administration of firewall environments.
• Coordinate and upgrade data network equipment to the latest stable firmware releases.
• Implement basic configuration of firewalls.
• Design and implementation of new solutions and improving the resilience of the existing environment.
• Resolve network system and application performance issues with the use of packet capture and protocol analysis.
• Maintain, monitor, and upgrade enterprise wireless (Wi-Fi) environment.
• Provide support to customers on a consulting basis.
• Assist with the overall operation of the Technology Services Group.

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or relevant field experience preferred.
• Minimum of three (3) years of experience in network support.
• Must possess strong analytical skills and effective interpersonal and communication skills to interact with a wide range of users having different levels of computer expertise.
• Ability to troubleshoot and resolve problems, or escalate to appropriate resources if unable to resolve.
• Ability to collaborate with other team members.
• Ability to work independently with limited supervision, while being an active member of a larger team.
• Ability to work on issues and projects with outside vendors.
• Ability to plan daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description, and Supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.
• Ability to effectively and efficiently meet necessary project deadlines.
• Willing to learn new concepts and skills and be able to utilize these new skills to provide support to staff.
• Strong background designing and implementing Local and Wide Area Networks (LAN/WAN)
• Advanced knowledge of TCP/IP networking.
• Experience configuring and troubleshooting LAN switches and firewalls.
• Experience with VPN technologies and protocols including IPSEC and SSL.
• Knowledge of Wi-Fi IEEE standards: 802.11 a/b/c/g/n and how to apply them to an enterprise network architecture.
• Strong understanding of deployment, management, and troubleshooting of common networking technologies, including IP routing, DHCP, DNS, Firewalls, Wi-Fi, Switches, VPN, and Voice Technologies (POTS, VoIP, SIP Trunking).
• Knowledge of Extreme Networks and Fortinet technologies is strongly desired.
• Knowledge of Nextiva phone system is desired.
• Knowledge of CAT6 cabling, terminating, tracing, and testing is desired.
• Familiarity with network, server, storage area networks and virtualization (HP MSA SAN, Hyper-V, and Hyper-V switching).
• IT Technical training and industry certifications are desired but not required.
• Local travel is required and some national travel.
• Work schedule is subject to vary based on facility needs.

Safety Requirements
• Must abide by safety standards as specified by each facility/site.

Physical requirements
• Ability to move/lift equipment (30-50lbs)