Sr Network Engineer

Employer
Inova
Location
Sterling, VA
Posted
Sep 27, 2022
Closes
Oct 01, 2022
Ref
666228755
Hours
Full Time
Demonstrates ability to proactively identify and resolve any architectural or standard issue effectively & efficiently required to ensure minimal disruptions & unplanned downtime of assigned systems. Independently seeks new technologies that will improve the availability, support, and costs of infrastructure systems. Exhibits exceptional oral and written communication skills necessary to communicate (technically and non-technically) with other team members; other technology services staff, customers, vendors, partners and leadership. Ensure successful and cooperative completion of tasks and projects and to resolve problems in a timely manner. Manage computing infrastructure including servers, data storage, and supporting infrastructure. Technical expert that provides support to other IT areas and coaches/mentors other members of the team. The IT Data Communications Architect is responsible for expert design and architecture standards required for installation/configuration, operation and support of systems hardware and software related data communications infrastructure. Tasks will be focused on advanced design, implementation, maintaining high availability, performance, and security of data communications systems that are located throughout the enterprise. Must be able to manage urgent and complex issues by setting customer expectations, devising and implementing action plans, being available as required and professionally communicating to all parties involved. Job Responsibilities Works well independently in the resolution of problems while allowing for other team members to continue to work on other tasks evidenced by the smooth resolution to issues & all team members being cognizant of what was done to resolve the problem. Demonstrates the ability to proactively identify & implement successful preventive measures as evidenced by minimal issues associated with assigned systems & implementations. Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups. Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups. Evaluate new technologies to solve key requirements and problems, perform proof of concepts, and provide architecture proposals. Exhibits exceptional oral and written communication skills necessary to communicate (technically and non-technically) with other team members; other technology services staff, customers, vendors, partners and leadership. Ensure successful and cooperative completion of tasks and projects and to resolve problems in a timely manner. Efficiently and effectively communicates and follows up in a positive and meaningful manner with stakeholders on (1) the status on problems and projects, (2) proper procedures for system evaluations, (3) current task and project priorities and (4) alternatives to requests for services that do not meet standards. Communicates effectively and timely the status on project implementations and problem resolutions as needed to all appropriate stakeholders and leadership. Communicates problems and resolution statuses to vendors in a timely, thorough and professional manner by using written communication to cover any potential issues or problems. Establishes positive client/vendor relations. Participates as an active, contributing member of project teams as evidenced by project meeting minutes, status reports and project outcomes. Acts Independently and with good judgment and little need for supervision. Initiates and completes tasks without continual reminders. Reports status of tasks and projects back to supervisor regularly (at least weekly) in writing. Manage computing infrastructure including servers, data storage, and supporting infrastructure. Technical expert that provides support to other IT areas and coaches/mentors other members of the team.Leads in the identification, evaluation, and testing of potential new technologies and solutions required to meet future business needs. Makes recommendations regarding solutions and recommendations are adequate for projected growth. Document architectural configurations and standards required for installation, upgrade, backup/recovery, security and operating systems standards, and other required information to ensure support and maintenance of system infrastructure, data storage, and associated systems. Responsible for architectural designs and standards ensuring the performance and availability of infrastructure systems. Identifies preventative and improved maintenance activities that should be performed during installation, upgrade, and/or configuration documentation. Demonstrating seniority by always following change control procedures, testing changes in non-production environment, developing back-out plans, and monitoring infrastructure systems for possible includes including but not limited to performance issues, security issues, application issues, and system issues. Participate in a on-call rotation. Off-hours work may be required. Leads cross-departmental discussions to enable timely identification and resolution of issues. Timely response to possible production issues impacting security and system availability possibly resulting in patient safety issues. The leadership approach required during emergency situations is expected to include appropriate emotional intelligence and willingness to accept cross-functional lead accountability. Drive and implement automation enhancements and process improvement efforts, are assigned to multiple complex systems/applications. Proactively assess and monitor the current state of the service, user requirements, operations requirements, security gaps, industry trends, to propose and deliver a road-map to ensure infrastructure availability, support, and adherence to security and compliance requirements. The IT Data Communications Architect is responsible for expert design and architecture standards required for installation/configuration, operation and support of systems hardware and software related data communications infrastructure. Tasks will be focused on advanced design, implementation, maintaining high availability, performance, and security of data communications systems that are located throughout the enterprise. Must be able to manage urgent and complex issues by setting customer expectations, devising and implementing action plans, being available as required and professionally communicating to all parties involved. Leads the definition of architecture to ensure that the organization's solutions are built within a consistent framework. Provides expertise and guidance to groups across the enterprise in the design and support of architecture and infrastructure solutions for business applications. Leads the decision-making processes related to the selection of architecture solutions. Serves as a technical and business-savvy resource to other technical resources, business partners, and other stakeholders on a wide range of design issues. Develops the technical vision and designs specifications of assigned projects and may perform as implementation lead. Facilitates and reviews the definition and implementation of standards, methodologies, and best practices that guide the design of technology solutions including architecture and implementing solutions requiring integration of multiple platforms, operating systems, and applications across the enterprise. Leads teams/projects and implementations. Mentors and provides subject matter expertise to less experienced team members. May participate in teaching and training members of work team. Completes architecture documentation for all planned infrastructure systems & system software implementations & upgrades, including overall work-plans, test plans, implementation schedules & backout/recovery plans & evidenced by a minimal number of problems or 'backouts' associated with an implementation, modification or upgrade. Develop and implement architectural infrastructure strategies resulting in fewer incidents, increased availability, or accelerated deployments. Drive and implement automation enhancements and process improvement efforts, are assigned to multiple complex systems/applications. Additional Requirements Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in Computer Science or Engineering. Experience: 1o years of Network Management demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: full suite of Cisco networking products including Catalyst, ASR, ISR, and Nexus. Designing and operating networks using OSPF, BGP, QoS, Spanning Tree, and EIGRP. 5 years minimum working with Cisco (or similar enterprise class) Wireless components. 5 years minimum working with firewalls (preferably Cisco ASA). Strong background in network management tools for SNMP, Netflow, syslog, IPAM. Demonstrated capability to troubleshoot and resolve complex network issues. Certified: CCNP or equivalent certification (or demonstrated functional abilities at this level and the ability to attain a CCNP) Skills: Ability to independently plan, organize and document complex infrastructure design activities and standards to be consistent with institutional policies/procedures; Must be able to proactively identify possible infrastructure issues and clearly and timely communicate technical/complex information both verbally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain cross-functional cooperation, understanding, trust and credibility; Willing and competent in performing multiple tasks concurrently and acts is the technical expert in emergency situations.