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Cisco Network Engineer


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Trenton, NJ, United States 


Information-Technology, Government


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Contract - Corp-to-Corp, Contract - W2, Contract - 1099



Job Description:

Client: The State of New Jersey Information Technology
Position:  Cisco Network Engineer
Location: Trenton NJ 08625
Duration: 12 months contract
Interview process: Direct In Person Only
The Product Specialist is a network engineer that will be part of the team that will migrate the existing Executive Branch Wide Area Network to the new Wide Area Network  Aggregation routing architecture.
The expert will be responsible for configuring and troubleshooting  Vlans, SVIs, spanning-tree instances, PVlans and other related topologies.  The primary responsibility of a Product Specialist is to follow specific engineering templates which will enable the transition form individual legacy routing domains into a new common and structured architecture.  They must also ensure the availability and support of existing network infrastructure during the migration process.  The Product Specialist requires significant to expert experience and skills in the Cisco hardware platform that performs standards-based routing and switching.  The Product Specialist will usually also have significant proficiency using the Cisco IOS, IOS-XE and ISO-XR operating systems.   The Product Specialist is responsible for collaborating with other technical staff within this unit as well as others within the organization.  They must be able to document and diagram the technologies deployed and effectively communicate changes through the in-house ticketing system. 
Years of Relevant Experience: 7 plus years
Preferred Education: 4 year college degree or equivalent technical study.
Current professional level Cisco Certification( CCEI not required but a plus)
Role Description: All roles specified in PS4 plus the following:
Responsible for functioning as the Technical SME on an enterprise-wide system.
Responsible for troubleshooting and configuring Vlans, SVIs, layer 2 Port-Channels, Dot1Q trunks, PVlans, vPCs adn general Data Link Layer.
Responsible for troubleshooting and configuring OSPF , EIGRP MP-BGP/MPLS, static routing and other Network Layer fundamental protocols.
Support exiting infrastructure using the established tools and techniques available. 
Document and diagram the technologies deployed, as well as to develop the documentation to any new initiative prior to deployment or purchase.
 SkillRequired / DesiredAmountof Experience
Proficient using any Cisco hardware platform that performs standards-based routing and switching including Cisco IOS, IOS-XE & ISO-XR OSs.Required7Years 
Ability to troubleshoot and configure Vlans, Layer 2 Port-Channels, Dot1Q trunks, vPCs and general Data Link Layer issuesRequired7Years
Ability to comprehend industry-standard network topologies, best practices, deviations, technical standards and the ability to explain in clear mannerRequired7Years
Ability to support exiting infrastructure using established tools and techniques requiring knowledge of SNMP, Netflow, QoS, and SyslogRequired7Years
Understanding of ISP business practice and AAS-type offering including cloud hosting, co-lo hosting, infrastructure and security as a serviceRequired7Years
Expert level knowledge of Network Protocols such as MPLS; BGP; OSPF;Required7Years
Expert level knowledge of Cisco IOS platformHighly desired7Years
Experience with configuration and maintenance of Cisco networking equipment; ISR router (1800, 2800, 2900, 3800,1900, 2900, 3800) and 7600Required7Years
Experience with configuration and maintenance of ASR 1001, 1006, 9000, L2, L3 Cisco Switching; Nexus 7000, Catalyst 6500 seriesRequired7Years
Experience with configuration and maintenance of FWSM; ASA 55xx, application and network load balancing technologiesRequired7Years
Ability to document and diagram technologies deployed and to develop documentation to any new initiatives prior to deployment or purchase.Highly desired7Years
Ability to effectively communicate changes through the in-house ticketing systemHighly desired7Years
Understanding of network policies and procedures surrounding general network operation/optimization and to establish new policies if none existHighly desired7Years
Have a current professional level Cisco CertificationHighly desired7Years

Krishna Gurram                                           
Talent Acquisition Team
4031 University Drive, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030
D: 240-500-1684
P: 240-500-1666 Ext: 102
F: 240-396-5769
E: krishnag@akvarr.com

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