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Senior Network Engineer

Description Company Overview When it comes to IT solution providers, there are a lot of choices. But when it comes to providers with innovative and differentiating end-to-end service offerings, there's really only one: Zones - First Choice for IT.TM As a rapidly growing global provider of IT solutions, we've expanded from Seattle to Sydney and beyond - with reach in over 80 countries around the world. Today's top brands count on Zones and our world-class partners - Microsoft, Apple, Cisco, Dell, Lenovo, and more - to transform their enterprises. To support this transformation, Zones offers products and services across four Solution Environments: Workplace Modernization, Network Optimization, Data Center Transformation, and Security Fortification. Zones nfrastructure, the Services Company of Zones, is a collaborative team of more than 700 technology architects, engineers, technicians, and specialists that designs, builds, and operates IT solutions. Our focus on insight, execution, and results has helped us become the First Choice for ITTM for many of today's top brands. At Zones, work is more than a job - it's an exciting career immersed in an inventive, collaborative culture. If you're interested in working on the cutting edge of IT innovation, sales, engineering, operations, administration, and more, Zones is the place for you! Position Overview The Senior Network Engineer's role is to ensure that Zones/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. Key Responsibilities The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The Senior Network Engineer is primarily responsible for: Responsible for the delivery of network planning, design, implementation & optimization services as a post sales consultant to 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. We are seeking candidates with the following skills and experience: 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 experiencerequired. 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. 50-75% TRAVEL REQUIRED. At Zones, we take great pride in offering a full spectrum of comprehensive, flexible benefit programs to our employees: Medical/dental/vision coverage 401(k) plan with matching provision Life insurance Paid Time Off (PTO) Financial protection benefits Group discounts & perks Wellness programs And more Zones is also proud to be a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Corporate Plus member of the Northwest MSDC (Minority Supplier Development Council), and Equal Employment Opportunity Employer (EEOE) committed to diversity and inclusion. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
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Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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