Sr. Network Engineer (3113) Fort Worth, Texas

Buchanan Technologies is seeking a Senior Network Engineer for a client in Fort Worth, TX. This is a direct hire opportunity with a national financial and mortgage company.

Provides technical analysis in a company-wide network Refresh project - Network planning, Engineering, and design at a senior level. Works independently with business groups to develop solutions.
Provide technical expertise in all areas of Network and computer hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as routers, switches, VoIP, TDM Telephony, Security, etc.
Coordinates maintenance for Network equipment and troubleshoots problems with department users
May develop uniform operation procedures for Network (LAN) and wide area Network (WAN) hardware and software and communicates these procedures independently.
Managed the WAN network for all client locations
Evaluates LAN/WAN hardware and software requirements and capabilities related to user needs, and makes recommendations for purchase and implementation.
Establishes and documents standards for Network architecture, and plans and coordinates total Network integration independently.
Provide setup and support for DR situation.
Define and implement processes, procedures and tools to ensure departmental efficiency
Develops project implementation and rollout plans for infrastructure project deliverables.
Researches and engages vendors; selects vendors as approporate to adhere to standards and policies
BS Degree in Computer Science required
US Citizenship Required
Advanced Networking certifications -Checkpoint, Cisco, Juniper, F5 Networks) highly recommended.
Extensive experience in Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2
Extensive experience in VMware-vSPhere 4.1, 5.0, 5.1
Minimum 5 years of experience in the following areas:
Configuration and management of advanced enterprise networking hardware including routers, switches, voice over IP telephony, wireless infrastructure, firewalls and internet proxy devices.
Must be able to act independently and be responsible for managing and delivering infrastructure projects.
Must have knowledge of networking protocols to include advanced routing (BGP, EIGRP, OSPF) and switching (Cisco proprietary protocols and network standard protocols including spanning-tree, trunking protocol, MPLS.) and be able to work in a real time environment with excellent
troubleshooting skills.
Must have advanced design experience with multi-layer switches.
Must have advanced knowledge of Layer 2 and Layer 3 switching; and solid understanding of other layers.