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PDS Tech Inc Telecommunications Engineer Data - 4 Senior in Houston, Texas

PDS Tech is seeking candidates for a Telecommunications Engineer Data - 4 Senior position in Houston, TX

Summary • Must have 5-10 years data network (LAN/WAN/WLAN) administration experience in a Cisco environment implementing, monitoring and maintaining interconnected networks •

Works in an enterprise IT environment with specific tasks related to network security, firewalls administration, access and perimeter control, vulnerability management, intrusion detection and security monitoring. • Tests and evaluates network systems to eliminate problems and make improvements. • Performs network operation for LAN, WAN connectivity. • Participates in the ongoing support, and maintenance of existing WAN and LAN in the DC infrastructure. Qualifications – • Cisco Certifications like CCNP, CCIE in Routing and Switching are desirable. • Works independently; Recommends best practices to improve processes or services • Must have working knowledge on following product areas : • CISCO Catalyst 2960/3850/4500-X L2/L3 switch platform • Cisco Firewall ASA 5500-X and Firepower 4xxx series • Cisco Meraki MS/MX switches • Cisco ISE / Forescout NAC • Experienced in or willingness to learn and become proficient with SilverPeak SDWAN environment • Strong working knowledge on IPSEC , AnyConnect VPN, SSL VPN • Excellent working knowledge on TACACS & RADIUS concepts and products like ISE, Forescout NAC • Strong Working Knowledge of Routing Protocols (BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, RIP, Static Routing) • Good product knowledge of Palo Alto Firewalls is desirable • Excellent understanding of Citrix Netscaler, Nexus Switches – Fabric Paths, OTV etc. • Strong working experience in Data Center Migration, Upgradation and refresh activity. • Should be able to work under pressure as individual and during critical activity or P1/P2 issues. • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP networking, network protocols and packet analysis • Configuring and troubleshooting stateful and multi context firewall like Cisco ASA and Firepower • Proficient in collaboration with 3rd party suppliers and partners • Good communication and documentation skills like Visio etc • Good knowledge in ITIL process and can work align with ITIL framework. • Experienced in or willingness to learn and become proficient with SilverPeak SDWAN environment • Required to monitor email and respond quickly during and after normal business hours • Expected to proactively take ownership of networking related incidents and projects without having to be specifically directed • Expected to escalate to manager when deadlines will be missed, or project/task is not going to be completed • Stays abreast of technology by seeking information from team members, reading, and other forms of self-improvement/learning • Experienced in Cisco router and switch configuration and troubleshooting using a variety of hardware platforms and IOS revisions • Experience in SDWAN configuration and troubleshooting using a variety of hardware platforms • Experienced in working directly at the command line interface (CLI) of switches, routers, firewalls and various network devices and telecommunications equipment • Experienced in configuring and troubleshooting WAN technologies and routing protocols (TCP/IP, Etherchannel, 802.1Q, Spanning-Tree,OSPF & BGP Routing, QoS and VoIP) • Experience in configuring and troubleshooting IPSEC and SSL VPN • Experience in configuring and troubleshooting Cisco ASA and Palo Alto FW • Experience in configuring and troubleshooting VRF’s multi-tenant environments • Experience in configuring Route Leaking, Route redistribution, prefix and distribution lists • Must have experience reviewing Ethernet packet captures (e.g. tcpdump, Ethereal, Wireshark), studying network traffic flows and reading interface statistics to identify network connectivity and performance problems affecting IP communications. • Experience with 802.11 wireless, 802.1x, and Network Access Control (NAC) is required • Demonstrated self-initiative and be able to operate without supervision as needed • Strong interpersonal skills to interact effectively with customers and team members. A positive attitude is required. • Ability to work in an environment with shifting priorities and assignments • Strong organization skills to balance and prioritize work • Ability to be assigned a project/task and meet deadlines • Must have strong time management, multi-tasking, organization and administrative skills and must be highly proficient with Visio, Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook • Ability to be self-taught through research, be innovative and be a team-player

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or other legally protected status.