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CISCO Network Engineer

ACT Consulting
Columbia, SC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Contractor
Job Description

A New Job Position for Network Engineer in Columbia, SC. Welcome candidates with network planning and project experience. Cisco Route Switch.

  • Job Position: 1624-Network Engineer
  • Location: Columbia, SC
  • Duration: 12 Months

Job Description:

  • Responsible for the engineering of network infrastructure. Designs infrastructures including hardware, software, and various configurations. Ensures that the design and integration of proposed solutions leads to the development and growth of the business through effective use of technology. Facilitates the optimization of business unit performance by enhancing the alignment between business systems and information technology. Evaluates new products, performs network problem resolution and assists in the development and documentation of technical standards and interface applications.
  • 25% Responsible for network planning, architecture design and engineering. Determines feasibility from technical and economic perspectives. Evaluates equipment specifications and process requirements to conceive a practical design. Compiles and analyzes operational data and directs tests to establish standard for new designs or modifications to existing equipment, systems, or processes.
  • 25% Plans and evaluates complex network systems and makes recommendations for resources required to develop, maintain and/or expand service levels. Provides consultative support to facilitate design and to resolve design problems. May also monitor network performance to determine whether adjustments need to be made, and to determine where changes will need to be made in the future.
  • 20% Plans, coordinates, and implements network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware. Anticipates and mitigates potential attacks through network or other connections to ensure the security of the system. Provides strategic planning and participation for disaster recovery operations.
  • 10% Updates knowledge and skills to keep up with rapid advancements in technology. Researches, evaluates and recommends software and hardware products. Provides counsel and leadership on future use of technology and system improvements.
  • 10% Ensures network compliance with audit requirements. Addresses new network vulnerabilities within audit-mandated time frames. Maintains effective security/backup and disaster recovery processes and systems.
  • 5% Directs or leads technical support personnel as needed. May lead the gathering of business needs as well as the design of solutions through direct interaction with business unit leaders.
  • 5% Maintains effective relationships with external suppliers to ensure appropriate levels of support. Plans large scale systems projects through vendor comparison and cost studies. May interface with vendors to identify and purchase hardware and software.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of network systems and applications.
  • Able to perform high-level network planning, design, and optimization.
  • Able to suggest plans to integrate new and existing designs and provide input into highly complex and high impacting decisions. Advanced technical knowledge of networking, communications, and related hardware and software.
  • Strong knowledge of emerging technologies for applications to the enterprise.
  • Capable of taking on the role of project leader for special enterprise-wide assignments.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate technical issues with non-technical people.
  • Strong understanding of technical problems and solutions in relation to the current, as well as the future business environment.
  • High level of understanding of organization business systems and processes as well as industry-wide requirements.
  • Proficiency with network technologies and platforms.
  • Required Software and Tools: Advanced understanding of relevant network hardware and software.

Work Environment:

  • Fast paced, multi-platformed environment which may require action and response 24X7 to support the technical business needs of the customer.


  • Cisco Route Switch
  • 5 years network planning and project experience is required.
  • Must have demonstrated ability to replace, upgrade and transform networking configuration and equipment with minimal disruption. Should have held positions that include networking builds and implementations.
  • Must be organized with great attention to detail.
  • CCNP or higher skill level candidates are preferred.
  • Candidates should have 10 solid years of experience in Networking, candidates who have just transitioned into network within the last 3-4 years will most likely not possess the skills for an Engineer level position.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other job related degree or 4 years of job related work experience or 2 years of job related experience plus an associate’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or other job related degree.
  • Required Work Experience:
  • 8 years of network or other job related experience.

Preferred Work Experience:

  • 10 years-of experience working in infrastructure/network environments performing network engineering (hardware and/or software), design and planning. Preferred Licenses and Certificates: CCIE, CCNA, CCNP
  • Current requirement is candidates must commit to being on site for initial training which can be 8-12 weeks.
  • Candidate must commit to this on site training M-F until team feels candidate can now work remote.
  • The onsite preference is candidates can commit to a flexible schedule after training, which averages 1 day a week on site but could be up to 2-3 days as needed along with on call requirements which can be every 5th weekend.

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