Network Engineer II

Category:
Information Technology
Industry:
Oil & Gas
Type:
Contract
Location:
Toronto, Ontario
Job ID:
#158995
Recruiter:
Krishna Ganth

TITLE: Network Engineer II 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: 

As a member of the TIS Network Services team the Network Planning Specialist is responsible for the development, delivery, ongoing maintenance and optimization of business-critical, integrated enterprise-wide infrastructure including LAN, WAN, wireless, etc. 

Technical Project Leadership 

  • Provide leadership to complex telecom and network-based technical projects initiated from the business or internally to TIS 
  • Manage all technical aspects of assigned projects, including project charters, stake holder engagement, design, resource and cost allocation, implementation and delivery, sustainment and project closure 

Strategic Planning 

  • Develop and implement enterprise IT strategies and strategic direction to provide superior business support to supported business groups. 
  • Drive strategic planning initiatives related to the Information Technology department. 
  • Responsible for Technology Design, Standards and Roadmaps. 
  • Provide leadership at an enterprise level on technology specific councils. 

Business Unit Support and Relationship Building: 

  • Lead problem resolution activities in resolving escalated incidents from operations teams or other TIS support groups in a timely manner 
  • Understand and align with client customers’ requirements. 
    Manage customers’ needs through timely and efficient completion of project deliverables. 
  • Build a knowledge base of each customers business, systems and objectives. 
  • Continually seek opportunities to increase customer satisfaction. 
  • Provide direction to effectively manage customers’ needs. 
  • Provide input and proactive support regarding the development and/or selection of third-party computer based applications. 
  • Work with junior staff to document system deficiencies and recommend solutions. 
  • Hold regular status meetings with project teams. 
  • Manage software installations, conversions and/or upgrades within specified budgets and schedules. 
  • Meet with vendors, customers, and direct reports on problem diagnosis, resolution, and application updates. 

    Core Competencies and Professional Qualities:

  • Empower team members to make innovative contributions and embrace new ideas.
  • Proactively initiate, develop, and maintain effective working relationships with peers and peer groups.
  • Effectively communicate difficult/sensitive information. 
    Challenge others to develop their professional and technical leadership abilities.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change.
  • Stay on the forefront of emerging industry practices.
  • Technical expertise relied upon for high level design, engineering, implementation and diagnostic and complex problem analysis regarding local and wide area networks and telecommunication environments. 
  •  Monitors service and controls the performance and status of the enterprise network. 
  • Interaction with the third party vendors in planning and problem resolution as well as acquisition of repair services and materials. 
  • Researches external environment for best practices, current and emerging technology advances in Networking. 

MUST HAVES:

  • Related University degree or a two-year technical diploma. 
  • 7+ years of enterprise network engineering experience.
  • Cisco Certification is preferred but not a requirement 
  • Deep experience with Alcatel and Nokia radio and routing platform
  • Architectural and hands on experience with Cloud
  • Extensive experience with load-balancers, Cisco Routers, Cisco Switches, and Firewalls and other security devices. 
  • Expert knowledge of multicast and unicast routing and switching protocols. 
  • Expert level understanding of complex campus LAN wired/wireless infrastructure design, as well as Voice and Video technologies 
  • Excellent understanding of networked applications and be able to analyze application flows for a variety of common enterprise applications.
  • Extensive experience with various telemetry transport technologies, including MPLS, VPN and Satellite 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to achieve results through working with a large group of peers in related functions. 
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required. 
  • Self-starter, assume additional responsibility without being asked. 
  • Skills and experience in related disciplines such as Project Management, Change Management and Operations Management. 
  • Passport required for occasional travel between the US and Canada. 

COMMENTS: 
• Work performed in typical office and field environments with occasional travel. 
• “On call” evening and weekend work could be required and during emergency situations.