C032018: Senior Enterprise Network Engineer

Job Location:

St. Louis, MO

The role:

As a FTE of Ferguson Consulting, you will function as a contract IT resource in the role

Senior Network Engineer

at the enterprise level for our telecommunications client in St. Louis, MO. As a Ferguson employee, and a consultant to our end client, you are able to focus on your technical skills development - which is always in your best interest, and what Ferguson does best.

Description:

As an

Enterprise Senior Network Engineer

you will working on a team to establish, set up and support hundreds of new retail mobile stores across the United States.

Responsibilities:

  • Troubleshoots topologies, hardware, software, transmission and signaling links and protocols
  • Performs network problem resolution
  • Implements approved methods of procedure
  • Maintains and supports protocol compatibility standards, implements network enhancements and makes recommendations for improvement.
  • Works on projects/ systems/issues of medium to high complexity surrounding network planning, configuration and optimization.
  • Handles escalated trouble calls and work closely with engineering, field technicians, and third party vendors to resolve service issues.
  • Validates problem descriptions and perform detailed problem diagnosis; track and update problems in trouble ticketing system.
  • Develops problem resolution procedures required to meet serviceability requirements.
  • Verifies alarms when needed; identify alarm correlations and appropriate response actions for future automation.
  • Maintains awareness of network activities affecting local elements

Requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience working as a Network Engineer
  • Extensive experience working with Cisco routers and switches (set up, configuration, troubleshooting, etc.)
  • Extensive experience designing networks from scratch
  • Self-starter who is driven and motivated

Preferred Requirements/Knowledge:

  • CCNA
  • CCNP
  • CISSP

Technical:

  • Minimum three (3) years technical work experience in at least one of the following; switches and routers, Gateways and PSTN Links, DHCP, DNS, Servers, HFC Elements, Conditional Access, Video on Demand, IP Video
  • Advanced understanding of either IP, Video or Voice network fundamentals
  • Advanced knowledge of tunneling technologies such as L2 and L3 VPN's
  • Advanced knowledge in local and wide area networking communications
  • Advanced knowledge of hardware, network operating systems and troubleshooting skills
  • Advanced knowledge of security features like PKI, VPN and Firewall Knowledge of Switching and Routing Architectures
  • Ability to analyze network design, architecture, protocols, topology, configuration and provisioning platforms Knowledge of support systems for network management and element management systems and protocols

The benefits:

We hire IT professionals who like to work with smart people and can hold their own in a demanding environment. Our employees build a career at Ferguson. Here IT isn’t a support function for our business – it IS our business. We strive to develop a professional relationship with each employee – and that is what you are, our direct employee. Our pay and benefit levels recognize the advanced skills of our talented staff members. In addition, we are unique in our market in the emphasis that we place on continuing education, including an annual training allowance that is an integral part of our compensation package. This kind of investment in our employees’ professional development is an important contributor to making Ferguson a desirable place to build an IT career. As a W-2 employee, your first assignment will be just that – the first of many. Our goal is to establish a long-term employee relationship with you.

The compensation:

Highly competitive base salary.

Paid overtime

$.60/$1 401K match

160 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO) Benefits

Bonus System

Health, vision, dental, and life insurance

Short-term and long-term disability

Training allowance for Leading Industry Professional Training with SLU/Wash U.

How to Apply:

If you are looking for a change and/or are interested in building or continuing your career as an IT professional and have the ability to thrive in challenging, fast-paced environments, we want to hear from you.

Please send your resume to Kevin Hopfer at khopfer@fergcons.com

Please review our website fergusonconsultinginc.com and find out more about who we are and what we can do for you.

W-2 CANDIDATES ONLY. NO CORP-TO-CORP.


Kevin Hopfer
Ferguson Consulting
1350 Timberlake Manor Parkway, Suite 500
Chesterfield,MO 63017
(636) 728-4404
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