Job ID NTI79013
Location NY City
Type Full-Time position
Job Title Network Engineer (Cisco, Nortel)

Ideal candidate will have Nortel switches and Cisco router experience, but VOIP on Cisco equipment will work.

• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
• 5 years of experience desired.
• CCNP-level experience or equivalent experience required
• Familiarity with VoIP and TDM phone systems.
• Excellent writing and verbal communications skills
• Lives within reasonable commuting distance to NY City (Manhattan)

• Provide support for all networking equipment, including voice, data and video, within the production environment.
• Support can include design, implementation, problem determination, resolution and applying fixes to hardware and software. This includes the monitoring of all equipment and links to ensure the systems are functioning properly for information delivery, including, but not limited to, routers, switches, firewalls, PBXs and Voicemail Systems.
• Test new network and communication products, interacting with vendors as needed while gaining an understanding of the products.
• Develop substantial understanding and knowledge of the existing network architecture, the application development architecture and the web architecture.

• With moderate supervision, install, monitor and maintain all hardware and software components related to the operation of the voice, video and data network, including system performance.
• Monitor and assist less experienced team members with troubleshooting all network connections.
• Monitor bandwidth use, analyze traffic patterns and volumes, and make recommendations to management on solutions for improvements.
• Use monitoring tools, protocol analyzers and cable testers to troubleshoot, diagnose and identify failing/failed-networking components.
• Conduct performance tuning and capacity planning for the existing network.
• Design, code and implement tools to aid in the support of the network environment.
• Interact with IT application groups in order to recommend the most effective and productive protocol configurations to work on the network.
• Isolate and resolve network-related service calls and problems, and diagnose and correct problems resulting from component failure or normal use of the network.
• Evaluate, test and recommend hardware, software and diagnostic tools.*
• Provide Level 2 technical support to clients and all other IT technical groups.
• Set up and support audio and video teleconferences and become familiar with the underlying technology.
• As new devices and data circuits are added to the network, keep management and configuration tools current (maintain network diagrams, and ensure that they are updated and current).
• Assist in creating disaster recovery test plans and participate in backup and recovery of systems and databases.
• Review and take action on security notifications, either from the security group, vendor or management on any vulnerability found on the production networking components.
• Provide 24x7 support, on a rotating basis, as required.
• Participate in the design and implementation of complex network architectures.
• Periodically review network documentation to ensure both accuracy and completeness.

Competitive starting salary and excellent benefits package (details on request). Here is a quote from one of the IT pros I recently placed with this client:

"Niche Technologists placed me in a great company, one of those rare companies who really do care about their employees. I'm working with most of the senior IT management on a weekly basis which is great . . . all are very well-heeled in their professions. My manager is a great boss and funny. I could not ask for a better environment in which to be."

Can't say enough good things about this company, the working environment, and the management; we’ve been placing with this client for the past several years.