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Network Engineer

Company: Spearhead Staffing
Location: Akron
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

Network Engineer IT Akron, Ohio Description Summary With locations around the world, Quanex Building Products Corporation is an industry-leading manufacturer of components sold to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the building products industry. Quanex designs and produces energy-efficient fenestration products in addition to kitchen and bath cabinet components. Quanex is in search of a Network Engineer to be a key member of the Houston based Infrastructure and Network team. This position does require the candidate to work at the Akron office Monday through Friday and travel to Quanex locations on as needed. The Network Engineer will perform as a key member on project teams regarding the design and implementation of network functions, roles and projects. The successful candidate will have strong technical skills with the ability to communicate plans and proposals to IT leadership effectively and design communications and training resources for technical users as well as end users. As part of the Network Engineer team, this position will be responsible for managing ongoing administration of all aspects of LAN/WAN hardware (switching, routing, security appliances, voice systems), including resource monitoring and optimization. Responsibilities

  • Network Edge, design, implementation and maintenance of all Fortinet firewalls including site to site VPN's, client VPN's, 2FA, and SDWAN.
  • Design, implementation, and maintenance of all switching, routing, wireless, and network security devices.
  • Design and implement standardized network addressing and segmentation
  • Design and implementation of hardware and concepts to facilitate network optimization, performance, resiliency, and security.
  • Ability to maintain vendor relationships across multiple WAN/PSTN providers in a disparate network environment, ensuring highest levels of uptime, optimization, interconnectivity, and resiliency.
  • Maintains standardized configurations and software platforms across network devices; account for the backup and recovery of configurations and software images on network devices.
  • Familiarity with and proficiency leveraging Solarwinds/Orion monitoring and alerting software as it pertains to network operations, performance, and troubleshooting.
  • Develop and maintain documentation and standard work regarding systems architecture, configuration, best practice, user guides, etc.
  • Design, implement and support Cisco voice systems, and have a working knowledge of general vendor-agnostic VoIP technologies (SIP, voice codecs, PSTN interface and signaling, etc)
  • Working knowledge of wireless technologies including Cisco wireless controllers, access points, frequency/range optimization, and security.
  • Distributes, implements, and enforces approved policies and procedures for network and security.
  • Follows best practice troubleshooting guidelines to methodically isolate and solve complex technical challenges.
  • Provides level 3 support to network problems/questions with assistance of internal/external sources when required
  • Familiarity with and sensitivity to security best practices, especially as it pertains to secure data communications, physical/logical LAN access, change management, VPN technologies, and unified communication systems; Past experience with SOX compliance preferred
  • May be required to support multiple locations and provide remote support to centralized solutions Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer science or related field required
    • CCNA certification required; CCNP preferred
    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in LAN, WAN, wireless, security technologies
    • Experience in new infrastructure deployments and network functionality
    • Supported organizations with multiple sites, preferably including international locations and environments with large/complex network and routing.
    • Knowledge of and experience with Fortinet, Cisco and HP networking devices/concepts
    • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills with technical ability to install and troubleshoot complex technical solutions

Keywords: Spearhead Staffing, Akron , Network Engineer, Engineering , Akron, Ohio

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