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Network Engineer

Network Engineer
TN, Nashville

Job Description

Position- Network Engineer

Location- Remote/ Nashville, TN

Duration- 6+ months contract to permanent hire

Job Description

This open competitive position within the Information Technology Services (ITS) Department is responsible for the design, purchase, build, installation, and support of assigned networking equipment and network monitoring tools for the Government of Nashville & Davidson County Departments and Agencies. This includes identifying and leading the resolution of problems to provide better service to our customers. This position is expected to demonstrate advanced knowledge and proficiency in the maintenance and management of network infrastructure and support services.

ITS is a 24x7 information technology shop. Applicant must be willing and available to perform duties as required by the job. This may include work on nights, weekends and holidays and may include overtime hours but only as necessary

Oversee the management of complex networking projects to improve the overall health of the network environment

  • Develop purchase requirements and ensures adherence to specifications
  • Independently explores best business practices for all hardware, software, tools, and peripherals associated with communications infrastructure
  • Provide high-level updates to senior executives while providing detailed oversight of assigned projects
  • Collaborate in identifying and addressing gaps in service policies, practices, and procedures
  • Research new technologies and develops strategies for related annual planning and upcoming initiatives
  • Coordinate and communicate with multiple areas within ITS and key customers to ensure that customer needs are met within the framework of ITS standards and policies.
  • Perform daily administration, maintenance, and problem resolution for assigned customer service requests and incidents
  • Manage hardware and software configurations, patches, and upgrades
  • Aggressive maintenance of networking skillsets and active acquisition of new skills

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Any combination of education and experience that would prepare the incumbent to perform the duties of the position at the appropriate level. Employees would typically have thorough (6 years) experience in networking and demonstrated expertise with Cisco Networking products, enterprise networking environment, and network performance monitoring tools. Successful candidates will also have experience communicating complex technical material to both technical and non-technical audiences and have the ability to analyze complex information to solve difficult problems.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:  

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of OSPF, MPLS, and BGP
  • Background in writing and implementing networking designs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; interpersonal and collaboration skills

Licenses/Certifications Required:

  • Valid "Class D" Driver's License

ITS Security Requirements: Selected candidates must agree to and sign the ITS Non-Disclosure Policy, ITS Employee Security Policy and successfully pass a Criminal Record Background Check performed by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department that includes:

  • An identity verification
  • A state of residency check for the last ten (10) years
  • A National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) record and fingerprint check

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