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Location: Washington DC Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Direct Hire
Contact: itd.dc@hirestrategy.com

Are you looking for a stimulating and challenging career where your network, infrastructure, and security knowledge can be leveraged to enable communications services?

We are looking for a Senior Lead Network Engineer that can build and enhance our network and hardware infrastructure to support our client's service offerings. You will be in a critical position to make significant contributions to the development and operations of new service features.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Provide strategic and operational leadership for all functions within the network services platform. 
  • Monitor and Enhance the full-service lifecycle of WAN, LAN, and Voice services across the enterprise. 
  • Lead a team of skilled Network Architects and Operations Engineers in a production, cloud served, 24 x 7 environment
  • Take ownership of all network issue resolution while ensuring communication of correct urgency and severity to network engineers, internal teams, and vendor resources.
  • Oversee the preparation and effective management of the annual operating budget
  • Recruit and train staff in the use of industry best practices, established engineering methodologies and documented procedures. 
  • Oversee regular operational reviews, including performance reporting and continuous improvement progress.
  • Delegate the oversight and support of security policies.
  • Assess the performance of service components to keep capacity ahead of demand

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering or computer-related discipline. Master's degree desirable
  • 7 years of experience on a service provider network in engineering or operations roles with at least 3 years of demonstrated team leadership success with an exceptionally strong data-driven analytical approach towards solving complex challenges
  • Strong experience with supporting VOIP applications
  • Strong background in all elements of infrastructure technologies, including network, voice, internet, mobile, security and enterprise network performance.
  • Experience with Virtualization platforms, such as VMWare
  • Cisco and/or Juniper Certifications required
  • SaaS/Cloud based software service experience
  • Demonstrate knowledge of platform operating systems (router platforms, LAN, WAN, and router protocols) MPLS, OSPF, and BGP, and how they interact with the network
  • Experience leading network automation teams, especially in Python, Ansible, and data structures (YAML/JSON)
  • Networking Switches, Routers, Firewalls, IDSs, and Security Appliances
  • Relational Databases (MySQL, SQL Server, Oracle)
  • Linux server operations, deployment, and performance monitoring
  • Desire and ability to remain up-to-date with latest industry trends
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.