Network Engineer - Tier 2

QoS Networking
Albany, NY
Oct 05, 2017
Jobs Outside Higher Education
Software & Technology
Institution Type
Outside Academe

Job Description

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! This is a chance to get ahead by leaps and bounds. Once aboard with QoS Networking you will work side by side with Brad Wilson who has more than 20 years of experience in the networking and communications field. If you have the desire to be the top dog then Brad can help get you there.

At QoS Networking we teach our network engineers in many areas of IT. Basically you will major in networking but you will minor in many other areas. When you develop this broad knowledge in IT you will become the asset every customer needs and desires. And check out the benefits that QoS Networking offers. We don't believe they can be matched anywhere. With QoS Networking, you're not a just another number on the payroll, instead you're a priority and the priority is number one.

*We have two positions available - see below for descriptions and functions.

Position Description #1

In this position you will work as a Tier 2 network engineer with the network operations team supporting the largest data center in upstate New York. The Tier 2 engineer receives trouble tickets from the Tier 1 engineers. The Tier 2 engineer has an advanced skill set allowing for rapid restoration of issues.

While in this group you will work with Cisco, Juniper and F5 network and security products. The specific product lines supported are the Cisco CSS and ACE load balancers, ASA security appliances, FirePower IPS, Nexus 7k and 6ks, Catalyst 6500 and 3750 Layer 3 Switches and 2950 Layer 2 switches. For F5, there is the Viprion Application Delivery Controller and the GTM. For Juniper, there are the SSG 550 and the ISG 2000 firewalls.

As a Tier 2 network engineer, you will have the opportunity to move into the network projects group. The network projects group is responsible for the network designs within the data center.

Position Description #2

In this position you will work as a Tier 2 network engineer to help build a new Cisco data center for the largest enterprise network in the Albany area. You will also have the opportunity to assist with the merging of multiple enterprise networks into this large enterprise network.

During the enterprise mergers, and the building of the new data center, you will create network upgrade and migration plans and create Visio drawings to support these efforts.

You will work primarily with Cisco equipment. The specific product lines supported are the Cisco Nexus 7ks, ASA security appliances, FirePower IPS, Identity Services Engine (ISE), Catalyst 6500, 4500, 3750 and 3850 Layer 3 switches and 6500 Wireless Lan Controllers.

The enterprise also has one of the largest Wireless networks with over one thousand APs. All APs will soon be controlled by two of Cisco's biggest wireless controllers, the 8540s.

The data center design will include the latest Cisco Nexus platforms and Cisco Security products.

Typical Functions
  • Solve operational problems with:
    • layer 1 connections
    • layer 2 switching
    • layer 3 routing with OSPF, VRFs and static routes
    • layer 4 and layer 5 load balancing
    • layer 3, layer 4, and layer 5 security
    • layer 3 NAT
  • Create firewall polices for users and servers to access servers, and servers to access external networks
  • Create IPSec tunnels for customers accessing the Data Center
  • Create load balancing services for load balanced servers
  • Utilize these network management and analysis tools to support and operate the network:
    • Dynatrace Data Center Real User Monitoring
    • Splunk
    • Syslog servers
    • Wireshark
    • Dynatrace Network Analyzer
  • Analyzes workload, including traffic and utilization trends
  • Interface with users, consultants, technical teams, and vendors for guidance in determining the most appropriate type of hardware and software installation and configuration.
  • Support network for complex application infrastructure throughout the organization.
  • Identify areas of operation that need upgraded equipment or re-design.
  • Tests and evaluates hardware and software to determine efficiency, reliability, and compatibility with existing system
  • Implements recommended equipment modifications and enhancements in accordance with user request and business objectives.
  • Reviews and processes work orders related to customer application data communication needs.
  • Develop and write procedures for installation, use, and solving problems of communications hardware and software.
  • Perform protocol analysis and monitor system performance.
  • Provide knowledge transfer for all of the above.
  • Provide well written reports, documentation, and summaries as required

Education and Experience

  • BS/BA Degree and 3 Years Experience

  • The candidate must have advanced troubleshooting skills and the ability to rapidly identify issues and provide restoration of issues.
  • Substitution: Minimum 5 Years Experience
  • Must have valid Drivers License

  • Salary 50k to 75k based on experience
  • Aggressive pay raises and promotions
  • Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401K with employer matching
  • 15 days personal/vacation time
  • Scheduled training classes to reinforce your networking knowledge foundation
  • Reimbursements for training and learning material and certification tests
  • Free training to help prepare for certifications
  • Yearly and project based bonuses

Company Description
QoS Networking is a leading Network-Security design and support organization. Security is our primary focus for Training and Design. We feel that it is critical for a company to not only have a secure network but to also know how to design, implement and support a secure network.

Albany, NY


Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:41:54 PDT