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Network Architect

Location: Houston Region
Category: Information Technology
Employment Type: Contract
Contact: ithoustonad@addisongroup.com

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Proactively monitor the IT network and Industrial network connectivity and work with various teams and vendors to resolve network issues promptly.
  • Ensure Network standards, guidelines, and procedures are compliant with frequent auditing.
  • Review trend reports to evaluate where the bandwidth is being consumed and determine if rig bandwidth needs to be upgraded or eliminate unnecessary traffic.
  • Investigate network outages, high latency, and high utilization.  This person will be able to read and interpret network performance statistics and suggest solutions for higher bandwidth utilization.
  • Ensure the security, integrity, and compliance of the IT and Industrial Networks.
  • Responsible for daily operations of network engineering maintenance task with a proactive approach in solving problems.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Electronic Technology/Electrical Engineering/Computer related degree preferred.
  • 4+ year’s network engineering with both routing and switching.
  • CCNP, CCDP, Network + or equivalent (CCIE R&S Written and/or lab a plus).
  • Strong Network Architecture background in IT networks.
  • Network Architecture experience with industrial control systems (a plus).
  • Good design experience with wire run, switches, and routers covering distances measured in 100s of feet with different media.
  • Understanding of Industrial Network technology (SCADA, Siemens, Rockwell Automation, or ABB ICS) (a plus).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Understanding and troubleshooting network issues over VSAT and other WAN technologies.
  • Riverbed Steelhead administration and troubleshooting.
  • Ability to configure routers and switches to secure specifications within a repeatable engineering processes.
  • Be willing and able to be on call for emergencies.