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Job Title Sr Cisco Network Engineer (2 people - 2-4 yr contr
Location Irvine, CA
Job Type Contract Full-Time
Job Description

Sr Cisco Network Engineer (2 people needed - 2-4 yr contract)

 

$70-80/hr DOE

 

Network Engineer: 

 

Network Engineer develops and maintains the global connectivity technology standards / roadmap supporting data, voice, video, mobile, and unified communications (UC).   This role provides the engineering expertise for all connectivity solutions across the enterprise.   In this context, data networks support both internal and external (i.e., partners, collaborators, etc.) systems connectivity and voice encompasses voice-over-IP (VoIP) platforms.   Strategic solutions will be delivered through direct participation on project teams and consultative services to all Business Relationship and Centers of Excellence groups, and will provide internal business customers with value-added and interoperable solutions through the intelligent and appropriate use of information technology.

 

Education and Experience:

                     Six (4) to eight (8) years of progressively increasing responsibility and achievement in the Information Services area with at least five (3) years in all aspects of designing and implementing enterprise scale network and connectivity solutions, including demonstrated experience building technology standards and roadmaps for large and complex multinational organizations.

                     A Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical discipline is desirable.

                     Experience must include designing, implementing and supporting global network environments and associated network-based applications for multinational companies.  Specific experience must also include a broad spectrum of technologies, including VoIP, LAN switches, WAN routers, firewalls, VPN remote access (IPsec and SSL), wireless, WAN acceleration, DNS appliances, IP-based video conferencing and network management products.  Cisco certification is not an absolute requirement but considered a plus.

                     Demonstrated ability to design and implement Unified Communications technology including VoIP, unified messaging, presence-based call and message routing, video communications (desktop and conference room), and integration of mobile devices, is required.  Specific experience with Call Center technology design and the use of advanced communications platforms is considered a plus.

                     A strong competency in technology design and an applied knowledge of design interdependencies and element interactions in a large-scale, complex I.T. environment is required.

                     Demonstrated ability to be a respected technology advisor to senior I.T. management, as well as to I.T. operations, operating groups, technical staff, and project management, and the skills to interface across several channels to proactively assist in defining solutions, direction, and specifications.

                     Knowledge and working experience with SDLC and structured project management methodologies; experience with an I.T. governance process supported by a project and portfolio management system a plus.

                     In-depth, up-to-date and broad knowledge of the Information Technology field is a plus, including all major communications and computing technologies and trends, including significant domestic and international exposure.

 

Essential Skills and Abilities:

                     Excellent interpersonal, oral/presentation and written communications skills.

                     Conceptual and analytical thinker, able to understand, analyze and synthesize complex technology issues.

                     Team builder/player able to work effectively with others in multicultural settings.

                     Flexible and adaptable process-oriented work style; strong demonstrated work ethic; personal time management skills.

 

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