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Network Administrator

Affinity Management Group

This is a Full-time position in Houston, TX posted August 20, 2021.

Exciting Direct Hire Opportunity!

Our Client, and EPCM Company in the Houston, area has an immediate need for a Network Administrator.In this role you will oversee the environments from a design, solutions and technical operations perspective, ensuring that the network design and infrastructure is optimized optimal performance and maximum uptime.The ideal candidate will collaborate with the business to establish IT networking infrastructure roadmaps and to design configure, monitor, troubleshoot and deliver IT technical solutions.

This role requires establishing a balance between day-to-day problem
– solving and long-term projects and is an integral part of the IT Management Team.

Responsibilities:
Maintain and configure company network systems Respond to circuit outages by working with ISP TAC to resolve the issue in a timely manner while providing continual updates to appropriate stakeholders Design and implement new network solutions and/or improve the efficiency of current networks Maintain and ensure availability of corporate VPN environment Configure and support the Azure network environment Install, configure and support network equipment including routers, firewalls, switches, SDWAN appliances and wireless controllers Respond to outages in addition to scheduled maintenance windows after hours Manage network security and monitors network performance to ensure maximum uptime Manage network maintenance renewals/support contracts Document network architecture Maintain Solarwinds network monitoring environment Investigate and resolve problems, inefficiencies, and performance issues Establish IT networking roadmap in collaboration with management and stakeholders Provide ongoing reports to key stakeholders Evaluate, test, recommend and implement specific network solutions Retain an awareness of current regarding emerging networking and security technologies and make recommendations based on future business needs Serve as a resource to end users and IT teammates to diagnose and resolve network issues

Qualifications:
BS and 4 years’ experience in Network Administration Security+ Certification CCNA preferred Advanced proficiency of network concepts and solutions and implications for security (AD, Topology Mgmt, VLANs, Software Defined Networks and micro segmentation (e.g., VMWare NSX), QOS, SD-WAN, MPLS, DNS, Scripting, UTM, Next Generation Firewalls (Palo Alto), IDS/IPS, DMZ, VPN, Wireless Networks 802.11a, 802.11b/g/n, and/or 802.11ac, and ISE 3+ years of experience with Palo Alto firewalls 2+ years of experience with Silver Peak SD-WAN appliances Experience with Aruba switches and WLAN controllers Experience with subnetting and VLANs 3+ years of experience with Cisco routers and IOS Possesses and routinely applies broad knowledge of network related processes and procedures to the completion of complex assignments Possesses knowledge, skills and abilities required to resolve most network related problems Advanced knowledge of network performance, hardware and software Effective communication skills within and outside team Intermediate knowledge of security issues and implications to network solutions Intermediate knowledge and adaptation of emerging technologies and frameworks to reduce costs, effort, and maintenance Intermediate proficiency in the establishing and implementing general IT control processes such as access, backup & recovery, and DR

For more information or immediate consideration, please email resume directly to wdonahue@affinity-mgt.com.

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