Network Engineer II

Job Description

Onsite Opportunity - The Network Engineer is the third tier of support personnel responsible for the design, deployment, monitoring, maintenance, operations, and optimization of the TCH WAN & LAN infrastructure. This individual will respond to and resolve any network related issues in a timely manner. The role supports a 24x7x365 Hospital network environment. They are also responsible for mentoring personnel and ensuring all maintenance and support is being performed adequately by all engineers and analysts. They will report all status and health of the network to the Manger, Network Technology Services on a regular basis.

Responsibilities

  • Designs, deploys, configures, and operates new or existing WAN / LAN infrastructure device(s) and supporting software across the enterprise. Includes all LANs, WANs, wireless networks, network servers, routers, switches, UPS's, etc. Ensures proper network connectivity of all sites for servers, workstations, telephone equipment, fax machines, other network appliances, and end points.
  • Research and study relevant network technologies and uses that knowledge to develop and document Network Technology Roadmaps and new solutions.
  • Troubleshoots advanced & complex network related problem areas and issues as needed to resolve operational issues and restore/optimize services.
  • Proactively manage standards, topology documentation, configuration files, performance baselines, and capacity planning roadmaps for network infrastructure.
  • Troubleshoot routing, L2 Switching, remote access, internet access, 802.1x, Wireless, and firewall rules.
  • Configure Routers, routing protocols, switches, ACI, MSO.
  • Configure firewalls, network segmentation, jump hosts, remote access, and Cisco ISE. Validate change requests and ensure accuracy.
  • Liaison with Information Security to establish, maintain, and support Network Security using Cisco's ISE and other security products.
  • Provide design & operational support for Enterprise Wireless network with multiple SSID's and authentication methods, for various end points in a highly availability solution.
  • Provide technical resource services for Information Technology network and network security projects.
  • Manage, oversee, and audit Firewall & Access Management rules.
  • Data Center security designs using software defined networking.
  • Equipment delivery, staging, and installation of network & network security equipment.
  • Monitors network performance to determine whether adjustments need to be made, and to determine where changes will need to be made in the future. Recommends changes to improve systems and network configurations and determine hardware or software requirements related to such changes.
  • Creates diagrams and supporting documentation for all sites and services. Reviews documents created by other Network Engineers.
  • Participate in Change Management regularly; to include being an active participate during Change Advisory Board (CAB) meetings.
  • Maintain knowledge of networking related topics, including emerging technologies, industry best practices, and regulatory/compliance related concerns.
  • Participates in managing all data center and network security solutions.
  • Mentors, trains, and provides guidance to Junior or other Senior Network Engineers and Analysts to foster team growth & improve overall technical knowledge of the team.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager, Network Technology Services.
  • Positive Financial impact by assisting with defining and managing annual Capital and OpX budgets including 3 to 5 year roadmap spends. Assist in cost containment and identifying lower costs solutions.


Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

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EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree required or equivalent experience

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 8 years minimum experience in the multi-site network environment

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

  • Should present well-defined leadership qualities; the ability to be tactful, exercise magnanimity amongst the team and practice openness to other's ideas and culture.
  • Possess good written and verbal skills needed to present to all demographics at the hospital, and across all mediums.
  • Ability to design repeatable, reliable, and scalable network architectures with fault tolerance, performance tuning, monitoring systems, statistics/metrics collection, and disaster recovery.
  • Multiple successful implementations of (including the ability to design, configure, upgrade, manage, and troubleshoot) Cisco ACI / MSO or equivalent DC technologies, Cisco Route & Switch IOS designs, WLAN access points and controllers, Cisco Firepower / ASA or equivalent, and Cisco ISE.
  • Expert level knowledge in 2 of the 4 areas of Cisco WAN/LAN topologies, including routing protocols, SDN, NextGen FW, and wireless.
  • Advanced network troubleshooting skills including debugs, routing topology tables, software defined networking, 802.1x authentication, Layer 2 switching & VPC's.
  • Must have knowledge of networking features and protocols such as spanning tree, ARP, CDP, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, VPLS, DMVPN, Etherchannel, 802.1Q trunking, QoS, Multicast, 802.11, CAPWAP, 802.1X, EAP, IPsec, RADIUS/TACACS+, SNMP.
  • Experience with network management tools & technology such as Sniffers (Wireshark), Logic Monitor, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, DNA Center, and Live Action.
  • Experience supporting Large Scale Cisco Network environments including wifi.
  • Team player mentality and willingness to share knowledge with other team members.
  • The candidate must have the technical skills and integrity to meet and exceed customer expectations.


LICENSES REGISTRATIONS &/or CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Cisco CCNA/CCST//CCNP/CCDP or other Cisco Professional-level certifications are preferred. CCIE a bonus.
  • Other relevant Industry Level certifications are a bonus. (CompTia Network+, JNCIA-Junos, ACMA, VCTA-NV)


About Us

For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital been the beacon for exceptional healthcare in the Greater Cincinnati community. We're industry pioneers, always pushing the boundaries and reimagining the future of healthcare.



Our culture promotes collaboration, diversity and innovation. Together, as a team, we work tirelessly to enhance healthcare quality, accessibility and safety.