World Wide Technology Sr. Network Engineer in St. Louis, Missouri
Sr. Network Engineer
St. Louis, MO, Reston, VA, Washington, DC
Senior Network Engineer
The Senior Network Engineer's role is to ensure that WWT/industry best practices and methodologies are applied to design, deployment and operations of core route/switch and data center networks. This individual provides technical guidance and leadership to the customer and project engineering team and ensures project timelines are being met. They will be the technical point of contact for the customer and provide design, migration and deployment guidance.
Responsible for the delivery of network planning, design, implementation & optimization services as a post sales consultant to WWT's Commercial Enterprise clients.
Create Low Level and High Level design of data center networks utilizing industry best practices and Cisco hardware to include: Cisco enterprise level L3 switching and Nexus 7K/5K/2K platforms
Lead the delivery of network solutions including routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers and other network hardware appliances.
Oversee/perform new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades.
Perform installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of customer managed hardware, software, and peripheral devices.
Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed.
Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.
Must have at least 7 years of experience designing, deploying, and implementing core route/switch and/or data center networks in accordance with industry best practices
Extensive Nexus 7K/5K/2K experience required.
Experience logical design models (L2/L3, VPC, VDC, Datacenter Zones, Spanning tree, VFR, VTP, VLANs, physical cabling).
Working technical knowledge of network control protocols (QOS, PfR, PoE, NTP, DHCP), network management protocols (CDP, FTP, TFTP, SNMP) and security protocols (SSH, HTTPS, AAA, IPSec, TustSec).
Strong knowledge IP communication and routing is required (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP). Experience with inter-company routing is preferred.
Understand WAN/LAN and transport technologies (Ethernet, Frame Relay, DMVPN, WAAS and MPLS).
SD-WAN (IWAN, Viptela) implementation and migration experience.
Configuration management of networking devices using automation tools (APIC-EM, Cisco Prime) and API scripting with Python
Certifications in CCNP, CCIE R&S and/or Data Center Preferred .
Cisco partner post sales consulting experience strongly preferred.
Knowledge or experience with Nexus 9K and ACI is a plus.
Knowledge or experience F5 load balancing, Palo Alto technologies, Cisco UCS, or Cisco MDS is a plus.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills with the ability to work well in a collaborative environment.
Able to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.
Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Strong customer service orientation with proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Related degree in computer science or electrical engineering and/or seven to ten years equivalent network engineering experience.
This individual should expect 25% travel for the first year and 50%-75% travel after the first year.
World Wide Technology, Inc. offers excellent benefits and competitive compensation. Visit our company web page at www.wwt.com for more information.
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