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Mary Greeley Medical Center Senior Network Engineer in Ames, Iowa

  • Position Summary

  • Design, implementation, and support of Mary Greeley Medical Center’s network infrastructure. They are charged with creating high performing, resilient, and highly available network solutions. They will serve as an informal technical leader within the network area of the Infrastructure and Cloud Services Team.

  • Position Responsibilities

  • Unit Specific Position Responsibilities

  • The Senior Network Engineer will collaborate with the Infrastructure Manager, the IT Architect, and their fellow team members to design and build the Hospital’s functional networks.

  • In this, they will help to deliver a data center core network environment, a campus wired network, wireless network, WAN connectivity to a DR data center, as well as a handful of remote locations.

  • Responsible for the configuration and installation of network hardware and software.

  • Ensure that all machines and nodes on the network communicate with each other properly

  • Responsible for installing and updating network security software and ensuring that all are kept up to date in accordance with security policies.

  • Responsible for planning the ongoing maintenance of all network related components, as well as all lifecycle activities needed to keep the network functioning optimally and as designed. This will be done in a fashion that minimizes the downtime to areas that provide direct patient care.

  • Responsible for the design and implementation of network security solutions such as perimeter firewalls, VPN’s (both site to site and end-user), access controls, behavioral analytics, network segmentation, etc.

  • Responsible for monitoring the network performance to pro-actively identify potential network issues before they arise.

  • Will use network analysis tools for the purpose of both troubleshooting existing network issues, but also for the purpose of performing post-mortem and root-cause analysis of network events.

  • The Senior Network Engineer will provide informal leadership and mentoring to colleagues, positively influencing and educating them on design, troubleshooting, lifecycle and support processes related to the network infrastructure and its place in the IT service value chain.

  • Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

  • Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Networking, Telecommunications or similar related field OR a minimum or 8 years of demonstrated experience managing a complex enterprise network environment.

  • 5-7 years’ experience in supporting an enterprise network environment that includes support of data center and multi-site network element.

  • Expertise in network operating systems, preferably including Cisco operating and management systems, including ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure)

  • Expert understanding of communication and routing protocols such as TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, etc.

  • Expert understanding of the OSI model and how to apply it to troubleshooting both connectivity and application level issues

  • Knowledge and skills in the use of scripting, automation and orchestration in the implementation, configuration, and management of network infrastructure.

  • Strong knowledge of IT Security principles, best practices, and procedures

  • Strong knowledge in the use and application of network tools such as Solar Winds, Wire Shark, network mapping tools, etc.

  • Strong critical thinking skills are required to ensure such things as good time management, problem solving, systems thinking, business impact, patient safety, etc. are considered when weighing decisions and evaluating options

  • Strong project management skills, as this position will be responsible for leading complex network projects

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated abilities to solve the most complex of service tickets.

  • Strong teamwork skills to build trust and collaboration with application owners, team members, and leaders across the organization

  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, in order to effectively communicate with both internal and external stakeholders on projects, implementations, and troubleshooting activities.

  • Superior system documentation skills – this position is responsible for the documentation of network design and as-built diagrams using Visio or other similar software.

  • Positive and professional attitude

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional certification in one or more of the following: CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, CompTIA Network+ or similar from another major manufacturer

  • Project management certification

  • ITIL certification

  • Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • None Specified

  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • None Specified

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