Added Dec 27, 2021 Network Operations Engineer (23072) Bristol, VA | Temp to Perm Apply

Job Description

Looking for more than just another assignment? We're looking for you! This isn't just another assignment, but a real opportunity and a challenge for the right person. LRS Consulting Services is seeking a Network Operations Engineer for a contract to hire opportunity with our client in Bristol, VA.

LRS Consulting Services has been delivering the highest quality consultants to our clients since 1979. We've built a solid reputation for dealing with our clients and our consultants with honesty, integrity, and respect. We work hard every day to maintain that reputation, and we're very interested in candidates who can help us. If you're that candidate, this opportunity is made for you!

Our client is looking to hire a Network Operations Engineer as a part of our Network Operations team. The position will help support company’s Access, Metro and Core networks to drive increased reliability and carrier class uptime. This person will be key in training and mentoring other members of the Operations Engineering team while we build a grow a carrier class service provider network.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for supporting company’s access, metro and core networks.
  • Responsible for working with internal groups and external partners in the acceptance testing, and production implementation for long haul transport circuits.
  • Lead and coordinate with vendors to support company’s during critical network outages.
  • Train and mentor other engineering staff to build expertise amongst the Operations team.
  • Prepare written reports and other technical documentation necessary to communicate ideas, postmortems, opportunities for improvement, etc.
  • Analyze chronic network imperfections for root cause source and recommend any appropriate corrective actions. Implement fix/correction as directed
  • Contribute to the definition of operational and support requirements for new network related technologies and products
  • Provide routing escalation support for all Metro and Backbone network elements
  • Punctual, regular, and consistent attendance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must have proven operational experience of multi-gigabit transport networks
  • Excellent oral/written communication and interpersonal skills and a customer-centric attitude
  • Minimum 2 years of Service Provider network experience
  • Recent work history with MPLS and commercial networks and the various components included
  • Recent network operations experience in a related field. Routing (OSPF, IS-IS, BGP) and switching expertise
  • Extensive network engineering and architecture experience - excellent understanding of Internet and datacenter topologies
  • Experience evaluating, configuring, and troubleshooting a variety of network equipment especially Juniper, Cisco, Brocade, and Alcatel-Lucent - solid understanding of associated vendor hardware architecture and characteristics

Computer Skills:
  • Strong knowledge with configuration of Juniper/Cisco routers, switches, mux’s, in an ISP environment
  • Thorough understanding of various L2/L3 protocols and technologies: TCP/IP (v4 & v6) and related protocols, MPLS-based services, QOS, BFD, LACP, VRRP, STP, etc.
  • Strong understanding of Internet Protocols and interior/exterior routing protocols (e.g. ISIS, BGP, OSPF, MPLS, Multicast, IPv6)
  • Excellent understanding of ACLs, prefix lists, and firewalls
  • Knowledge of DNS, DHCP, and IP Management
  • JNCIA/JNCIS/JNCIP and/or CCNP/CCIP/CCDP required and or equivalent work experience
  • Physical Demands/Working Conditions:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must be able to perform computer functions and operate routine office equipment
  • Must be able to perform moderate walking throughout the company’s facilities
  • Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods
  • Must be physically able to work in tight, confined spaces, such as ceilings and behind server racks in close quarters

Colorado salary range - $20/hr to $125/hr

LRS is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment will receive consideration without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, gender identity, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, citizenship status or protected veteran status.