Reporting to the Manager of Network Engineering, this position develops and implements all aspects of the architecture and deployment of network elements in support of new service offerings, new customer orders, and overall network health. Building and managing Horizon’s large-scale carrier Ethernet network and troubleshooting complex customer issues will be the focus of this role.
Essential Job Functions
Take the lead in designing and deploying end-to-end network solutions to ensure scale, cost efficiency, and high availability (99.999%)
Oversee the design, provisioning, and implementation of complex multi-location customer Internet & Ethernet based services (Layer 2 and Layer 3)
Develop and maintain firewall or other network based filtering policies
Monitor core network capacity and performance for any potential problems, including taking action to mitigate or prevent problems in a timely manner
Take the lead in troubleshooting complex customer or internal network issues
Act as the highest technical escalation point for all customer and service related issues
Train and develop others for increasing responsibility of the IP network
Develop and publish core network diagrams to include Layer 2 and 3 interconnections
Maintain core network POP, colocation and data center design diagrams
Evaluate emerging technologies and create implementation strategies for inclusion in the wider network
Act as a subject-matter expert in all core network change management activities (peering, transport, hardware, etc.) including the development of change and test plans
Develop and publish network architecture and configuration standards for backbone and customer networks
Publish Monthly or On-Demand network utilization and other performance statistics
Understanding and knowledge of best practices in regards to Carrier install methods.
All other job duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
5+ years experience in a carrier network (CLEC, ISP, etc) including responsibilities for Engineering and Network Operations
3+ years architecting service provider networks that including Ethernet, DWDM, OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, MPLS and Layer 2 Switching
3+ years using and managing network management systems like Solarwinds and Juniper Space
3+ years working with principal network equipment vendors (e.g. Juniper & Fujitsu) and carriers (e.g. Zayo & Level3)
3+ years troubleshooting and resolving complex routing and switching problems in an IP based carrier network
3+ years deploying and operating VPN technologies such as L2VPNs & VPLS
Strong Hands on Microsoft Office Suite experience (Primarily Excel and Visio)
Hands on experience implementing firewall and security policies for a carrier grade network
JNCIP or JNCIE Network Certification preferred
Knowledge of or experience with various technologies, including MPLS, OSPF, Ethernet, VPLS, IP routing, and BGP will important, as well as vendors like Juniper, Fujitsu, Calix & Accedian.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree preferred, preferably in Computer Science, Networking, Technology or Engineering. Minimum of 3 years of experience in a similar role.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Horizon is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, mental or physical disabilities, military or veteran status or any other legally protected status. Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all persons. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application and/or interview process should notify Horizon’s Department of Human Resources.
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