Mainline Information Systems

Job Summary: (This is a remote home office position)

Mainline seeks experienced Senior Network LAN/WAN Engineer which is aimed at Providing guidance and advice to clients regarding the architecture, design, support and evolution of corporate networks.  The person in this role will provide designs and implement wired infrastructure for client data centers, offices and remote operations. Identifies and advises clients on network performance by assessing and adapting network configurations and connections; troubleshooting network problems.  Additionally, this resource will support the client IT team by providing knowledge on LAN/WAN devices, Load-Balancers, and network security issues. Will conduct network troubleshooting, network hardware configuration, capacity planning, and network performance tuning.                                                             

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Validates the client networking environment by reviewing system configuration; directing and/or undertaking system installation; defining, documenting, and enforcing best practice standards.
  • Maximizes network performance by monitoring infrastructure performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; supporting upgrades; collaborating with 3rd party support resources and fellow IT engineers on network optimization.
  • Secures network system by communicating policies; defining access practices.
  • Provides training and knowledge sharing for clients with varying levels of IT knowledge and competence
  • Works closely with other departments/organizations and collaborates with other IT staff.
  • Evaluates and provides expertise on all data circuits across the client enterprise; analyzes bandwidth requirements and provides proactive cost and capacity planning.
  • Develops and provides guidance on multi-year roadmap for network architecture including capacity, availability and redundancy/diversity aspects. Forecasts useful life and replacement planning for all core network infrastructure.
  • Documents network problems and resolution for client reference.
  • Communicate approaches for network user account management, permissions, email, anti-virus, anti-spam, intrusion detection.
  • Oversee updates/patches for network devices, software and network security.
  • Requires a thorough knowledge of networking essentials.
  • Strong analytical abilities and professional office experience needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a cross-functional IT service team. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Solution Designer ' Analyze a customer's business and IT challenges and design a comprehensive solution that integrates smoothly into the smoothly into the customer's environment, is checked carefully for reliability, availability and scalability, and leverages the appropriate vendor partner products to increase Mainline sales.
  • Technology Advisor ' Lead the Mainline team in promoting the applicability of the SE's focus solution(s) to achieve buy-in from the enterprise's management and IT communities, seeking to create new opportunities as well as advance existing sales efforts.
  • Methodologist ' Lead customers and the Mainline team in selecting and employing the use of appropriate methodologies and design tools to achieve the desired business and technical results.
  • Facilitator ' Be a leader in fostering communication among customer, partner and Mainline teams.
  • Project Advisor ' Lead the Mainline team in ensuring that the business vision has been satisfied through the design, adapting to inevitable design compromises and modified nonfunctional requirements, suggesting solutions to customer skill gaps, correcting architectural errors, and observing the deployed system to harvest lessons for future projects.

Education and/or Experience

  • 5+ years of exp. Designing, implementing and managing large scale Cisco and non-Cisco networks.
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or similar.
  • Minimum: Cisco CCNP Route/Switch certification or CCNA with extensive datacenter experience.
  • Cisco: LAN/WAN with an emphasis on Cisco ASR Router and Catalyst Switches.  Thorough knowledge the Cisco Internetwork Operating System (IOS).
  • Experience linking Cisco devices to other non-Cisco networking equipment. IE- Lenovo-IBM, Dell, HP, Juniper, F5, etc.
  • Experience linking network devices to VMWare and/or IBM Power Virtualized infrastructure.
  • Networking Hardware/Protocols: Switches, Routers, Hubs & load-balancers. Protocols- TCP/IP, Layer3, Layer2, DNS, QoS, BGP, VRRP, HSRP, Spanning-Tree, VLAG, OTV and MPLS.
  • Candidate must be accustomed to pre-building test and POC configurations in a lab environment.
  • Candidate must be skilled at efficiently opening support cases with the technology OEMs.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  •  Physical environmental factors of this position include those found in typical business office environment or home office environment.
  • Requires use of general office equipment and personal computer equipment.
  • Ability to travel.  Various means of travel may be required, including auto and air travel.  This position requires travel: Occasionally
  • May be required to work irregular schedules including but not limited to as applicable:  Nights, weekends, holidays, on-call, and/or overtime.

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