Sr Telecommunications Engineer


Houston, TX

Houston, TX
6 days ago



Senior Network Engineer – On behalf of our client, Procom Services is looking for a Senior Network Engineer for a 12 month contract with possible extension(s).


Senior Network Engineer Job Details

  • Works in an enterprise IT environment with specific tasks related to network security, firewalls administration, access and perimeter control, vulnerability management, intrusion detection and security monitoring.  
  • Tests and evaluates network systems to eliminate problems and make improvements.       
  • Performs network operation for LAN, WAN connectivity.
  • Participates in the ongoing support, and maintenance of existing WAN and LAN in the DC infrastructure. 
  • Works independently
  • Recommends best practices to improve processes or services ·        


Senior Network Engineer Mandatory Skills

  • 5+ years of experience with data network (LAN/WAN/WLAN) administration experience in a Cisco environment implementing, monitoring and maintaining interconnected networks
  • Cisco Certifications like CCNP, CCIE in Routing and Switching are desirable.      
  • Must have working knowledge on following product areas:
    • CISCO Catalyst 2960/3850/4500-X L2/L3 switch platform
    • Cisco Firewall ASA 5500-X and Firepower 4xxx series
    • Cisco Meraki MS/MX switches
    • Cisco ISE / Forescout NAC       
    • Experienced in or willingness to learn and become proficient with SilverPeak SDWAN environment
    • Strong working knowledge on IPSEC, AnyConnect VPN, SSL VPN
    • Excellent working knowledge on TACACS & RADIUS concepts and products like ISE, Forescout NAC
    • Strong Working Knowledge of Routing Protocols (BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, RIP, Static Routing)
    • Excellent understanding of Citrix Netscaler, Nexus Switches – Fabric Paths, OTV etc.
    • Experienced in configuring and troubleshooting WAN technologies and routing protocols (TCP/IP, Etherchannel, 802.1Q, Spanning-Tree,OSPF & BGP Routing, QoS and VoIP)
    • Experience in configuring and troubleshooting IPSEC and SSL VPN
    • Experience in configuring and troubleshooting Cisco ASA and Palo Alto FW
    • Experience in configuring and troubleshooting VRF’s multi-tenant environments
    • Experience in configuring Route Leaking, Route redistribution, prefix and distribution lists
    • Must have experience reviewing Ethernet packet captures (e.g. tcpdump, Ethereal, Wireshark), studying network traffic flows and reading interface statistics to identify network connectivity and performance problems affecting IP communications.
    • Experience with 802.11 wireless, 802.1x, and Network Access Control (NAC) is required
  • Demonstrated self-initiative and be able to operate without supervision as needed
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with customers and team members. A positive attitude is required.
  • Ability to work in an environment with shifting priorities and assignments
  • Strong organization skills to balance and prioritize work
  • Ability to be assigned a project/task and meet deadlines
  • Must have strong time management, multi-tasking, organization and administrative skills and must be highly proficient with Visio, Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Ability to be self-taught through research, be innovative and be a team-player
  • Good product knowledge of Palo Alto Firewalls is desirable
  • Strong working experience in Data Center Migration, Upgradation and refresh activity.
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP networking, network protocols and packet analysis ·        
  • Configuring and troubleshooting stateful and multi context firewall like Cisco ASA and Firepower       Proficient in collaboration with 3rd party suppliers and partners ·        
  • Good communication and documentation skills like Visio etc.        
  • Good knowledge in ITIL process and can work align with ITIL framework.
  • Required to monitor email and respond quickly during and after normal business hours
  • Expected to proactively take ownership of networking related incidents and projects without having to be specifically directed
  • Expected to escalate to manager when deadlines will be missed, or project/task is not going to be completed
  • Stays abreast of technology by seeking information from team members, reading, and other forms of self-improvement/learning
  • Experienced in Cisco router and switch configuration and troubleshooting using a variety of hardware platforms and IOS revisions
  • Experience in SDWAN configuration and troubleshooting using a variety of hardware platforms
  • Experienced in working directly at the command line interface (CLI) of switches, routers, firewalls and various network devices and telecommunications equipment
  • Should be able to work under pressure as individual and during critical activity or P1/P2 issues.


Senior Network Engineer Start Date and Location

  • April 2021
  • Houston, TX


Senior Network Engineer Assignment Length

  • 12 months with possible extension(s)