Aqueduct Technologies Inc. Network Engineer - Cisco in Boston, Massachusetts
Aqueduct Technologies is currently seeking a Network Engineer for their customer, based out of Boston, MA. Under the direction of the Team Lead of Network Engineering, support network activities in a multi-vendor, multi-platform computer environment. Responsible for the daily technical support of the Institution-wide computer networks, and for the installation, maintenance, and tuning of network software and hardware. Provides technical assistance to the Network Architect for the installation of new technologies as well as providing next level support to Network Engineers. Consults with the Team Lead of Network Engineering on specific matters requiring clarification, interpretation, or exception to standard policies and procedures
This is a hybrid remote position that requires onsite work in Boston 2-3 days a week.
Essential Job Functions :
Responsible for managing the planning, coordination, configuration, installation, and management of all data and VoIP network infrastructure and related client services within the enterprise to meet business requirements
Design data and VoIP networks; install routers, switches and wireless access points, identify solutions through constant interfacing with appropriate management levels, users, departments, and vendor organizations to ensure a cost-effective and efficient infrastructure environment is available to provide the processing power essential to department operations
Participates in Change Management and Root Cause Analysis meetings as directed.
Monitor and control infrastructure performance in the areas of response, throughput, and availability
Proactively research and locate the necessary tools and processes to identify troublesome trends as they develop; analyze trends and develop a long-range plan designed to resolve problems and prevent them from recurring; maintain high service levels for the user community, and establish a method to easily compare the installation performance against established performance objectives.
Ensure a stable performance environment for mission-critical enterprise systems
Develop test plans (including cases for functionality, integrity, and stress testing; test matrixes; and definition of test methodologies and test strategy); be responsible for the creation of test platforms, including evaluation of test equipment and designing test networks; develop automated test suites for product regression and stress testing
Participate in various IT projects intended to continually improve/upgrade the enterprise network infrastructure; for example, evaluate new software and hardware required to meet a business need or to make a process more cost effective
Configure, install, and maintain necessary hardware and software for network infrastructure hardware and software to provide a suitable environment to run production applications and perform development; perform maintenance and release upgrades on a timely basis or as needed; monitor performance and availability of LAN/WAN platforms
Communicates with departmental and business unit managers, as well as project manager and leaders, to define support initiatives and solutions
Builds relationships with clients (positive customer relationships and friendly, helpful attitude will help to manage customer expectations)
Interacts with individuals at all levels of the organization
Has effective working relationships with peers in other areas of IT organization, which are essential for maintaining good public relations, facilitating communications, and soliciting useful feedback
Has frequent interaction with development and operations people as facilitator and client problem solver; works on performance problems, upgrades, design reviews, and application setup/implementation
Has collaborative working relationships with outside vendors, which will help to enhance service delivery capabilities
Develops relationships with professional organizations, peer groups, and industry trade groups to stay current with technology
Documents all required activities in Service Now.
Provides detailed network diagrams as needed using Microsoft Visio.
Updates databases for items such as circuit id's, pictures and IP addressing.
Maintain and or update network equipment images and configurations
Participates in the development of standards of practice to include: physical layout of infrastructure wiring, networking products and protocol compliance.
Participates in the development of disaster recovery practices for all network equipment device types.
Maintains expert level of technical knowledge.
Provides technical support and training to departments Network Engineers as required.
Additional responsibilities as assigned by Management
Monitor the computer network and recommends to the Management resolutions to concerns.
May be called to work off hours, weekends and holidays to provide technical support to the Institution.
Required to carry a pager at all times.
Job Requirements :
CCNP Certification is desired.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline.
Six to eight years of enterprise experience in infrastructure/network environments performing network engineering (hardware and software), and designing, planning, and implementing LANs and WANs using the latest technology.
Aqueduct Technologies, Inc. assists customers in finding top talent for their diverse staffing augmentation needs and providing technical solutions including deployment and support of advanced networking, systems, storage, and collaboration solutions to enable better business results. Aqueduct is one of the fastest growing IT services organization in the US, powered by our relentless pursuit of customer satisfaction, corporate culture, and employing the top 10% in the industry.