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Senior Network Engineer / Network Architect

Company: NetCraftsmen
Location: Baltimore
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Company Description

We are a diverse team of recognized subject matter experts with multi-vendor consulting expertise in network security, high-end routing, network design, switching, Automation, Unified Communications, cloud/virtualization, QoS, MPLS, video, network management, and other areas. We are committed to continued training and certification and our outstanding culture and commitment to employee success have led us to be regular finalists in the Baltimore Business Journal's "Best Places to Work", including a 2nd place finish in 2020 - Come see why!

Why become a NetCraftsmen?

  • We are a company of high achievers who learn from each other and support each other's growth and success
  • We offer competitive pay and solid benefits including self-directed PTO and a matching 401(k) with the employer component IMMEDIATELY vested
  • We offer a minimum of 2 weeks and a strong corresponding budget per engineer per year (pro-rated) for professional development/certification AND the time necessary to hit your training/cert goals
  • We are NOT a body shop. We hire full-time direct hire specialists with a driving thirst to learn and improve.
  • See our reviews on Indeed and GlassDoor for validation. Job Description

    This expansion role is for a Senior Network Engineer / Network Architect in the DC/MD/NoVA metro area to perform on-site and project-based consulting with various customers to design, implement, and support Cisco-based networks.

    In this role, you will:
    • Assess, design, implement, troubleshoot, and document Cisco networks and related systems
    • Develop both high-level and detailed implementation and test plans for Cisco technologies related to enterprise networks
    • Provide knowledge transfer and informal training to clients The successful candidate will be a self-starter who is able to work in a team environment and have the ability to resolve issues independently and as a senior member of a team. Having a positive attitude, excellent customer service skills, and strong clear communication (verbal and written) capabilities is key.

      A typical day in this role would include high-level and detailed design, implementation, operations, troubleshooting and issue resolution. You will develop documentation as it relates to project requirements, and assist with or develop customer facing presentations of technology solutions.

      Please note that this is not a remote role. but a hybrid role. Your first client engagement will be with a Baltimore area client and occasional on-site visits will be a requirement so you must be commutable to the Baltimore MD area as needed, or willing to self-relocate.

      • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) or CCIE level expertise in Enterprise Infrastructure (formerly Route/Switch), Security, Data Center or Service Provider (enterprise wireless and collaboration are welcome as well - let's talk)
      • 10+ years of experience in the design of large enterprise networks
      • Experienced with Software Defined Networks, specifically DCNM/NDFC and/or VXLAN technologies
      • Experienced with on-prem to cloud migration
        • Good understanding and practical experience with routing protocols (EIGRP, OSFP, and BGP)
        • Good understanding and practical experience with switching technologies (Spanning tree, EtherChannel, Port Security, 802.1X, MAB)
        • Familiarity with Virtual Private Network (VPN) and next-generation firewall technologies (NGFW)
          • Cisco FirePower preferred, but will also consider Palo Alto, Juniper, Check Point, etc
          • Must be able to work with end-users, communicate clearly, and meet deadlines. Desirable:
            • Experience in the integration of data network and storage system in a data center environment
            • Experience with Nexus 9K/7K/5K/2K/100V switches
            • Familiarity with VMware virtual and storage environments
            • Network programmability for automating network tasks is a plus
            • Familiarity with Network Security Technologies like ISE, Zero Trust, SDA, Segmentation
            • Excellent understanding / experience in dealing with SNMP Network Management Servers and configuration of SNMP agents.

              Additional Information

              All qualified applicants to NetCraftsmen career opportunities will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

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