Network Engineer in Palo Alto, CA at Johnson Service Group

Date Posted: 9/8/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

JobID: 386138

Johnson Service Group has a tremendous career opportunity for a Network Engineer at one of leading our Pre-IPO clients.

The Network Engineer, Edge will be responsible for the day-to-day tasks required to manage and maintain our edge network infrastructure that connects the ‘last mile’ of our network to our customers. Additionally, the individual would be responsible for making recommendations, gathering requirements, identifying solutions, implementing proof of concepts, building project plans, assisting and/or driving production deployments, and troubleshooting issues on the edge network.

Our ideal Network Engineer is motivated by a challenge and is driven to succeed. They work well in a team environment, are capable of handling multiple projects at once, and adapts well to change and high-pressure deadlines. They must possess a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, a positive attitude, as well as stellar organizational and creative problem-solving skills.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Design and implement hardwired and PtP wireless network systems, including deployment and configuration management
  • Test & troubleshoot implemented designs
  • Perform firmware upgrades and associated configuration diffs
  • Work with DevOps personnel on the automation of network tasks, including “self-healing” mechanisms to eliminate downtime
  • Monitor metrics and recommend ways to improve problem areas
  • Brainstorm for new ideas and ways to improve delivery
  • Consult with peers for feedback during design & testing phases
  • Build, maintain, and monitor configuration standards
  • Maintain day-to-day management and administration of projects
  • Document and design various processes; update existing processes
  • Maintain a “100% uptime” mentality
  • Be available for after-hour on-call rotation
  • Follow all best practices and procedures as established by the company

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years’ previous commercial experience in network administration
  • Strong experience with Cisco-based infrastructure
  • Experience with PtP wireless equipment, especially from Mimosa and Siklu
  • Strong familiarity with the OSI model and network routing & switching
  • Strong ability to diagnose and troubleshoot network issues under pressure
  • Intimately familiar with different media types, both copper and fiber
  • Familiar with packet-level network diagnostic tools & concepts, such as ping, traceroute, mtr, wireshark, pcap, etc.
  • Up-to-date on the latest industry trends; able to articulate trends and potential clearly and confidently; a thirst & passion for learning new things
  • Good interpersonal skills and communication with all levels of management
  • Able to multitask, collaborate, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
  • Able to physically stand, bend, squat, and lift equipment up to 30 pounds or more
  • Self-motivated and takes initiative with little direction
  • Experience with 24/7 mission-critical environments
  • Ability to travel to local datacenters, hub sites and relays for installation, troubleshooting, etc.
  • Eligibility to work in the United States

Desirable Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering-related field
  • Network certifications, with bonuses for current CCNA & CCNP
  • Experience with other makes and models of networking equipment
  • Familiarity with the OSPF routing protocol, including configuration, path cost management, and troubleshooting
  • Previous experience of various tools like Slack, Zendesk, Trello, Copper, Google Earth/Maps, JIRA, Github, Jenkins, Docker, Kubernetes, KVM, OpenStack, Nagios, PagerDuty, etc.
  • Familiarity with ISP infrastructures, especially WISP
  • Previous experience with security tools, such as firewall, SIEM, log management, etc.
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