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Senior Network Engineer

Location:Brainerd North, MN
Level:Full Time
Category: Information Technology

Description

Section 1: Position Summary

Support the Ascensus network infrastructure environments. This position will troubleshoot, support, and design expansion and enhancements for our growing network. This is a senior position, providing technical expertise and direction for all network components.

Section 2: Job Functions, Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for protecting, securing, and proper handling of all confidential data held by Ascensus to ensure against unauthorized access, improper transmission, and/or unapproved disclosure of information that could result in harm to Ascensus or our clients.
  • Our I-Client service philosophy and our Core Values of People Matter, Quality First and Integrity Always® should be visible in your actions on a day to day basis showing your support of our organizational culture.
  • Assist with other tasks and projects as assigned
  • Administer and architect global network infrastructure, including Cisco Routers, Firewalls, Load Balancers, and Switches
  • Design, test, build, secure, and maintain an advanced data and voice network
  • Produce well-designed, well-documented, and highly-available networks
  • Troubleshoot voice and network issues on a routine basis
  • Triage requests from software engineers for IT support and insight
  • Thorough understanding of MPLS and other WAN services and technologies including SIP and advanced routing
  • Analyze the existing voice and data networks and recommend solutions based on requirements
  • Support end user issue resolution
  • Participate in on-call rotation to ensure availability of environment 24x7
  • Must have advanced skills and experience with most of the following:
    • Strong IP / Routing Fundamentals: BGP, EIGRP, etc.
    • WAN Technologies: VPN, QOS, MPLS, VoIP
    • Strong Layer2/Ethernet Fundamentals: VLANs, Trunking, Spanning-Tree, Port-Channels
    • Redundant connectivity and infrastructure
  • Experience with F5  and Cisco ASA platforms strongly desired
  • Experience with business continuity, high availability and disaster recovery

Supervision  

  • N/A

Section 3:  Experience, Skills, Knowledge Requirements

  • Minimum of 5 years related experience in network environments
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline
  • Expert Knowledge of Cisco network technologies and solutions
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Good team player, willing to share knowledge with the team
  • Highly effective communicator (written & verbal)
  • Cisco Certifications desired (CCNP/CCIE)

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer


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What makes any career at Ascensus so rewarding?

  • Collaborative, idea-sharing environment
  • Professional development
    • In-house training
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous reward programs
  • Paid time off (additional purchase plan)
  • Medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Health savings account (employer contribution up to $1,100)
  • 401(k) & 529 match programs
  • Volunteer/charitable-giving programs
  • Business casual dress
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