Network Engineer - PaulshofIntroductionWe currently have an axciting opportunity fora Core Network Engineer. The successful incumbent will design, install, administer, and maintain core network telecoms nodes to ensure coverage and access for customers and business critical systems.
Duties & ResponsibilitiesEnsure the daily stable operation of the ITEC Core network including, Routing and Switching, Access control, Device health monitoring, IGP and EGP health monitoring, Backbone and inter core link capacity monitoring,Ensuring circuits are designed to standard (resiliency / redundancy, latency, etc.
plan large scale circuit migrations with data centre providers, vendors, and partners,Communicating with Technical Infrastructure Delivery, Business Operations, Logistics, and Network Engineering teams to streamline work of the various stakeholders,Working with data centre vendors and telecommunication providers to ensure reliable and functional connectivity per company standards,Reducing potential risks to upcoming projects timelines, by identifying issues and providing solutions,Managing vendor for on time delivery of services, escalate issues to account teams as appropriate and manage expectations of customers both internal and external on a periodic basis,Conducting regularly scheduled audits of all connectivity to ensure accurate inventory and invoicing.
This includes device inventories for routers and switches, examining device logs for security breaches, anomalies in software or hardware that could cause potential unscheduled downtime,Manage routing and switching activity as and when need on the companys core infrastructure,Manage IPAM while monitoring traffic through relevant systems, to provide traffic analysis and address future expansion requirements.
Understanding of monitoring tools like SNMP and NetFlow crucial,Engage and meet with upstream service providers to resolve all issues experienced on Last-mile Access Circuits, and on Core National Long Distance links,Test remotely with on sight technicians, CPE technicians, carriers, all customers, and peering partners,Help in designing and implementation of L2 VLANs and bridge domains for the new customers and peering partners, as and when needed,Provide usage reports and trends on core backbone links for SLA uptime and future capacity planning,Manage Firewall configuration and network security policies,Manage Quality of Service on provider and provider edge circuits.
Desired Experience & QualificationDiploma or higher certificate beneficial IT qualification / any similar qualification,CISCO certification CCNP (R&S or SP) or higher.
Security skill is an advantage,Juniper Certification will be beneficial,MtCNA or MTCRE Mikrotik certification an advantage,Advanced knowledge of Network topology, Network Design, Application Layer, and routing protocols, with emphases on BGP and OSPF,Needs 3 to 5 years + knowledge and experience working within telecommunications industry,Needs to have extensive knowledge of company systems, processes, and policies,Understanding of MPLS and VRF essential,Strong understanding of SIP & VOIP protocols and topologies.
Package & RemunerationPension fund and medical aid