Network Engineering

at Advantage Resourcing
Location Allen Park, MI
Date Posted February 6, 2020
Category Default
Job Type Contractor


Position Duties:

  • Communicate with various Server Hosting, Mainframe and Storage teams to understand network connectivity requirements; encourage compliance with Data Center standards
  • Design network (logical, physical) according to approved standards; consult with Network Engineering team as appropriate if customer requirements don.t align with standards
  • Arrange space and power with Data Center Facilities team 
  • Maintain bill-of-materials; order network hardware and cabling following purchasing process/policies; approve payment of invoices
  • Plan changes to network configurations in accordance with standards and following change control process/policy; plan associated DNS configuration changes
  • Coordinate hardware, cabling and configuration tasks with Network Operations
  • Create logical network drawings and change control documents 
  • Attend change control meetings to present project information and resolve implementation issues
  • Manage project resources/timing and communicate plans to stakeholders
  • Create network design and process documentation in various formats (drawings, spreadsheets) 
  • Manage hardware lifecycle refresh (Cisco L2/L3 and ACI switches, F5, etc.); recommend and deploy new hardware
  • Monitor software updates/bugs/patches (Cisco NXOS and ACI, F5, etc.); implement approved code updates
  • Work with Network Engineering to test and approve new network designs, hardware, code updates, etc.

Primary Skills Required:

  • Extensive knowledge of Cisco IOS, NXOS, ACI
  • Extensive knowledge of Cisco L2/L3 switch technologies 
  • In depth knowledge of Ethernet switching (1G, 10G, 40G, 100G) 
  • Knowledge of basic networking and IP protocols o Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Visio, Excel and Sharepoint applications
  • Strong project management skills, organization skills, personal discipline, interpersonal relationship skills and communication skills (written and oral)
Additional Skills Preferred:

  • Strong process mindset 
  • Ability to follow and create effective and sustainable processes
  • High standards for quality; attention to detail 
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage several projects at the same time
  • Knowledge of SDN technology and hyper-converged infrastructure designs 
  • Knowledge of DNS and load-balancing technologies (ex: F5 VIPRION, F5 BIG-IQ VE)
  • Knowledge of VMWare and emerging cloud and container solutions (Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Azure)
  • Knowledge of server, storage and mainframe technologies
  • Knowledge of structured cabling best practices

Additional Education Preferred:

  • Cisco Certifications (CCNA, CCNP, CCDA, CCDP or CCIE)
  • Other technical or project management certifications (e.g. RCDD, PMI) 

Education Required:

  • Bachelors or Master's degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications or related technical field. Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • 3-5 years of related industry experience desired.

About Advantage Resourcing

Advantage Resourcing makes all employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, medical condition, age, marital status, national origin, citizen status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran status, denial of medical or family leave, pregnancy or pregnancy disability leave or any other protected group status as defined by federal, state or local law. We will provide reasonable accommodations throughout the application or interviewing process. If you require a reasonable accommodation, contact us. Advantage Resourcing is an E-verify employer.

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