Our client is looking for a Network Engineer to help them for a contract to hire opportunity in South Bend, IN. They have multiple locations they support including two datacenters. This team coordinates heavily with the security team so they need someone who is constantly aware of vulnerabilities and will help to keep a secure environment. They are currently in the middle of a network refresh and recently went to a Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) to help with operational efficiencies, deliver network automation, and improve security for any combination of on-premises data centers, private, and public clouds. The rules within ACI are extendable with a push of a button. Due refresh and daily responsibilities, the team is needing more help to cover the workload.
Some of the main projects their team is working on right now are:
- A project with Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) to reduce risks and contain threats by controlling network access.
- A FirePOWER project to help beat sophisticated cyber attacks by analyzing the network's vulnerabilities, prioritize any attacks, and recommend protections
- Cloud solutions project
- Wireless project
Top skills needed:
-WAN Routing - Specifically BGP Border Gateway Protocol (This is a standardized exterior gateway protocol designed to exchange routing and reachability information among autonomous systems (AS) on the Internet.) This individual needs to be able to upgrade WAN circuits, and add Failover for networking
-Quality of Service QoS - (capability of a network to provide better service to selected network traffic over various technologies) , including Frame Relay, Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM), Ethernet and 802.1 networks, SONET, and IP-routed networks that may use any or all of these underlying technologies.
-Security knowledge when it comes to setting up and configuring ASA's and FirePOWER firewalls.
-Cisco Route/Switch (they have approximately 30 routers/switches)
-This person will need to be able to lead projects when it comes to interacting with Vendors.
-SD-WAN experience to help upgrade WAN circuits
-Install and maintain all tools (Mainly Cisco based shop)
-Networking in the Cloud
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