Network Consulting Engineer

USA - Texas - Dallas
Posted 2 months ago
Summary/Objective:  As a Network Consulting Engineer (NCE) you will act as the subject matter expert for IP Networking.  The Network Consulting Engineer (NCE) will support our client and the end-customer, typically a major wireless service provider.  The NCE will provide IP Networking services, including network design and, high level trouble ticket escalation, to the end customer’s network.  The NCE will be in a customer facing role and, must be able to closely coordinate with clients and internal teams to provide knowledge transfer.  Primary function is to act as a subject matter expert in a Service Provider environment using MPLS, BGP and OSPF.  A great deal of customer interaction is expected.  This is a regular, full-time opportunity well suited for a senior level, service provider network consultant.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide Day 1 and Day 2 Support
  • Conduct internal lab testing and validation
  • Create and execute test plans
  • Document test results
  • Provide resolution of issues found during testing activities
  • Interface with respective Bus for escalation of issues / fixes
  • Generate operational documents
  • Generate Methods of Procedures (MOPs) including installation, upgrades, and deployment procedures
  • Generate Customer Information Questionnaires (CIQs)
  • Update Project Information Form (PIF)
  • Verify hardware inventory and configuration
  • Update inventory databases
  • Create System Engineering Document (SED)
  • Create IP and Platform work orders
  • Coordinate network VLAN turn-up
  • Create work orders to get configurations in place
  • Support new installations, upgrades, and deployment in production environment
  • Integrate solutions in Service Provider (SP) environment
Other Functions:
  • Review technical business requirements and proposing designs to meet the customer current and future business needs. Whilst also providing SP consultancy, design, implementation and support services to customers
  • Produce and present project documentation including design, implementation and testing in line with standards
  • Deliver Professional Services by working closely with the customer on issues and opportunities in their SP environment. This involves the analysis of data collected from the customer’s environment against standards and guidance to provide them with innovative solutions whilst also optimizing availability and stability.
  • Become the trusted advisor, building a solid, long-term relationship with your customers through providing technical thought leadership in solving customer issues and achieving their business outcome.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:  
  • Will work from client premises
  • On occasion, may work from client location or remote
  • Willing to potentially work extra hours and travel on short notice
  • Ability to work under aggressive project timelines
Required Education/Experience and Competencies:
  • Proven experience and advanced knowledge in the following major areas of Service Provider environments: Routing & Switching Platforms and Datacenter Platforms, with expert level knowledge / experience of Elastic Services Controller (ESC)
  • Strong Experience and knowledge in the Enterprise and Service Provider environments with expert level of internetworking and solution troubleshooting in these complex environments
  • Good Networking and Data Center design skills, with strong current knowledge of networking fundamentals and good experience in Professional/Consulting Services or high-level support
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in Overlay Solutions, Cloud and IT infrastructures plus automation and orchestration implementation
  • Clear understanding and ability to communicate the latest market trends as Cisco will continue to partner and form eco-systems to deliver comprehensive solutions to our customer base
  • Strong experience of technical consulting with demonstrable experiences of leading customers and their teams through the design and implementation of new complex technologies that are core to their business??
  • Self-motivated with solid technical leadership and collaboration skills with excellent written, oral communication and listening skills communication skills to interact with various levels within a customers’ organization
  • Large scale Service Provider Network Design and Implementation background with a track record of leading technical teams throughout the Plan, Design and Implementation lifecycle
  • Conduct Certification testing, HLD and Migration strategies using various options that are aligned and revised to meet the customers’ business objectives
  • Expertise in IOS/IOS-XR
  • Expertise with Cisco Security Platforms
  • Expert knowledge and experience of Ethernet Switching, VLANs, VTP, STP, HSRP, VRRP, GLBP, VSS, VPC, REP, G8032, VXLAN MPLS, MPLS VPN (L2VPN, L3VPN, Inter AS, CsC), OSPF, BGP, MVPN (Draft Rosen) and Traffic engineering
  • Expert knowledge of Cisco routing and swithcing products and Cisco IOS, NXOX, XOS
  • Experience / Scripting experience with Python, Java (good to have but not mandatory), LINUX, XML / YAML, YANG modelling, RESTful WebService NETCONF / ConfD, Openstack
  • Good interpersonal skills, Excellent communicator, Self-Motivated and Team player
  • Typically requires BSc, BA or University degree equivalent with extensive experience in network engineering, telecommunications or Data Center support environments?
  • Fluent in English

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OfficeCSS Corp - Dallas, Tx (Glow)
LocationBellevue, WA, 98004, United States

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