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Senior IP Network Engineer

Atlanta, Georgia

Post Date: 09/18/2017 Job ID: 17084 Industry: Other Area(s)

9 month Senior IP Network Engineer Contract opportunity in Atlanta!

Senior IP Network Engineer

Our client is searching for a Senior IP Network Engineer to serve as a key point of contact with the clients Business Product Development team to bring new data & networking services, features, and capabilities to the clients Business commercial customers. This role will utilize a deep and broad knowledge of IP Routing, MPLS, Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs, platform capabilities, technical standards, and industry trends & practices to convert business requirements into technical designs that can be built, tested, and brought to market in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The data and networking service  products  for  the clientsBusiness  consistently  experience  strong  growth  and  are  a  critical  priority  in  the clients  Communications’  business  objectives. 

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions
  • Collaborate  with  the clients  Business  Product  Development  to  define  business  requirements  and  priorities.  Convert  those  business  requirements  into  technical requirements.
  • Create  draft  designs  and  construct  proof­ of­ concept  mockups  in  lab,  including  attention  to  interoperabiywith  other  network  domain  handoffs.  Execute lab trials and develop field trial test plans.
  • Support  the  transition  of  high  level  designs  into  field /  market  trials,  and  product  launch.  Supporting  transition  to  operations  teams  with  new  practice development and design revisions. 
  • Identify  risks  to  rollout  plans  and  clearly  articulate  impacts  and  options  to  business  partners  with  proposed  workarounds,  changes  to  schedule,  modified product scopes, etc.
  • Identify  opportunities  for  improvements  to  existing  designs &  practices  on  an  ongoing  basis,  drawing  on  new  platform  capabilities,  industry  standards, market demands, etc. Define the business impact and value of these improvements, publicize priorities, and align resources needed to perform proof of concept  testing  and  introduction  into  the client’ s  commercial  services  network  operations  for  these  design  improvements. 
  • Drive  vendors  toward  open  standard,  reliable,  scalable,  and  more  cost­ effective  architectures. 
  • Serve  as  overall  subject  matter  expert  on  network  technology  and  market  requirements,  particularly  relating  to  Metro  Ethernet  and  other  advanced networking services in demand by commercial & enterprise customers (e.g. L3VPN, VPLS, EWAN, internet and Ethernet Private Line services, QoS, Service Level Agreements, etc.).

Minimum
  • BS/BA  in  related  discipline (i.e.,  Engineering,  Computer  Science,  or  Telecommunications).  Will  consider  additional  relevant  work  experience  in  lieu  of degree. Business and/or management education, training, or direct professional experience is desired.
  • 7+  years  of  experience  in  related  field (i.e.,  Telecommunications,  network  engineering  fields)  or  MS/MA  and  5  years  of  experience  in  related  field).
  • 5+  years  of  experience  with  IP  and  MPLS  network  design  and  management  including  recent  experience  with  Cisco,  Juniper,  or  Alcatel  Lucent/Nokia specific implementations; as well as experience designing and implementing complex IP routing scenarios (Including OSPF & BGP).

Certifications:  CCNP,  CCDP,  JNCIP,  NRS  II  or  equivalent 
  • Experience  in  leading  complex  project  execution  teams,  ability  to  delegate  work  activities  and  provide  clarity  of  goals  and  priorities  in  a  manner  that assures timely execution of projects.
  • Clear  understanding  of  modern  router  architecture  and  network  design (control  plane  and  forwarding  plane  separation,  switch  fabric  design,  egress queuing, IP lookup algorithms, traffic engineering, protection mechanisms, and capacity planning).
  • Advanced  knowledge  of  Metro  Ethernet  switching  architecture,  design  and  implementation?  Metro  Ethernet  OAM  and  network  timing  as  related  to  circuit emulation over packet.
  • Ability  to  understand  Physical  and  Data­ Link  layer  media  properties  and  implications  as  they  relate  to  network  architecture  and  operations (i.e.  Optical, Ethernet, HFC/DOCSIS, PON, RF, etc.)
  • Experience  in  data  communications  and  networking  standards (e.g.,  MEF,  ANSI,  IETF,  IEEE.) 
  • Effective  written  and  verbal  interpersonal  communication  skills.  Experienced  at  writing  technical  proposals  and  documentation.  Typical  formal documentation outputs will include test plans, project business/technical requirements, test results and key findings, standardized design guidelines, and implementation guides. Informal communication skills (e-mail, teleconference, face to face, etc.) are also required.

Preferred
  • MS/MA  in  related  discipline (i.e.,  Engineering,  Computer  Science,  or  Telecommunications).  Will  consider  additional  relevant  work  experience  in  lieu  of degree. Business and/or management education, training, or direct professional experience is desired.
  • Large  Enterprise  or  Service  Provider  experience
  • 10+  years  of  experience  in  related  field (i.e.,  Telecommunications,  network  engineering  fields)  or  MS/MA  and  5  years  of  experience  in  related  field). 
  • 7+  years  of  experience  with  IP  and  MPLS  network  design  and  management  including  recent  experience  with  Cisco,  Juniper,  or  Alcatel  Lucent/Nokia specific implementations; as well as experience designing and implementing complex IP routing scenarios (Including IPv6, OSPF, IS-IS & BGP, Multicast, RSVP-TE, etc.).
  • Certifications:  CCIE,  JNCIE,  SR­ A  or  equivalent 
  • Direct  experience  with  Alcatel-Lucent/Nokia’ s  Service  Router  platform (7x50,  7210,  7705).
  • 3+  years  of  experience  with  IP  Security  network  design  and  management  including  recent  experience  with  Cisco  ASA,  or  Juniper  SRX  specific implementations; as well as experience designing and implementing complex IP routing scenarios (Including stateful firewall, IPS/IDS, Content Filtering, etc.).
  • Telecommunications  Industry  certifications  a  plus (i.e.  MEF,  Cisco,  Alcatel­ Lucent/Nokia,  Juniper). 
  • Direct  experience  with  Alcatel­ Lucent/Nokia’ s  Service  Router  platform (7x50,  7210,  7705). 
  • Deep  understanding  of  service  reliability  and  service  availability  while  having  the  capability  to  apply  these  concepts  to  Service  Level  Agreement calculations.
  • Direct  experience  with  Ethernet  performance  measurement  protocols  such  as  802.1ag  and  Y.1731. 
  • Understanding  network  domain  segmentation,  bridging  services  to  management  domains,  and  the  use  Y.1731  test  results  to  determine  network  latency and jitter.
  • Experience  with  Ethernet  Network  Interface  Demarcation (NID)  devices (Adva &  Accedian). 
  • Knowledge  of  test  measurement  protocols  such  as  RFC  2544 (IETF),  Y.1564 (ITU),  RFC  6349 (IETF)  test  suites,  etc.
  • Experience  with  the  following  scripting/programming  languages:  Python,  Perl,  PHP,  Ansible,  shell  scripts.
  • Knowledge  of  virtualization  platforms  such  as  VMWare,  Xen,  KVM,  etc.
  • Experience  with  Unix/Linux
  • Knowledge  of  SDN  principles  and  technologies  such  as  OpenFlow,  Service  Chaining,  NFV,  OpenStack,  Controllers,  Orchestration,  SD­ WAN,  etc.

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