Engineer III

  • Location: Fort Worth
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #37890

**Alternate job titles: Network Services Jr. Specialist**

Shift will be Mon-Fri 8Am-5PM with OT on weekends – no remote option!

Job Purpose
* To Support Svc / Sol Operations Manager in all occurring technical topics.
* To ensure normal services are restored as quickly as possible and adverse impact on operations due to incidents in IT environment is minimized.
* To be part of a 24x7x365 operations team to support the Alcon network infrastructure.
* To operate all IT services, systems and applications in the network infrastructure environment.
* Monitor all events that occur in the enterprise IT environment to allow normal operations and to detect and escalate exception conditions.
* To ensure that Configuration Items (any component that needs to be managed in order to deliver an IT Service) are identified, accounted, reported, verified and audited.

Essential Job Functions
* Maintaining and administering network devices such as, MPLS routers, SDWAN routers, switches, WLCs and access points.
* Performing disaster recovery operations as required.
* Protecting data, software, and hardware by coordinating, planning and implementing in accordance with the Alcon Security and compliance policies.
* Troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving hardware, software, and other network related issues.
* Managing trouble tickets, outages and processing escalations.
* Generating, driving , updating trouble tickets via ServiceNow.
* Replacing or upgrading network hardware and software components when required.
* Technical experience supporting WAN or LAN and/or DDI technologies to support the Alcon business. Strong network experience required.
* Ability to troubleshoot basic and intermediate WAN and LAN issues.
* Engage and work with Telecom providers as required.
* Escalate unsolved incidents to higher Tier support or vendors.
* Update documentation when required.
* Following Alcons IT Operations management model and adhering to our process controls and compliance requirements.
* Monitoring network performance to determine if adjustments are required to the environment.
* Conferring with network users about solving existing system problems.
* Operating master consoles to monitor the performance of networks and computer systems.
* Coordinating computer network access and use.
* Supporting and troubleshooting Wifi issues with end users. A basic understanding of Radius authentication is a plus.
* Communication skills – being able to explain complicated technical processes in a simple way to non-technical staff is a requirement for successful data technicians.
* Preventive maintenance of Data Center equipment and devices.
* Troubleshooting fiber and copper connectivity issues.

Skill Set Required

* Good understanding of Data Center technology like VPC, VDC, Fabric path, VRF & OTV.
* Good understanding of Data Center Migration, upgrades and refresh activity.
* Good understanding of routing & switching.
* Good product knowledge of Cisco Catalyst 2K, 3K and 9K switches.
* Good knowledge of Cisco Nexus 2K, 5K, 7K, 9K switches.
* Good knowledge of Routing Protocols (BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, RIP, Static Routing).
* Good knowledge in Configurations of VRF, VRRP, HSRP, Load Sharing, Policy Based Routing, Access Control Lists, VLAN, NAT.
* Good knowledge of TCP/IP networking, network protocols and packet analysis.
* Good knowledge of RADIUS and TACACS+ protocols.
* Good knowledge of Cisco Prime, DCNM and ISE.
* Proficient in collaboration with 3rd party suppliers and partners.
* Good communication and documentation skills.
* Good knowledge in ITIL process and can work align with ITIL framework.
* Install hardware at locations as required.
* Ability to lift 75 pounds for handling network gear.

Standard Minimimum Requirements
* Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent years of applicable experience
* Experience: 1+ years of applicable experience

The ability to fluently read, write, understand and communicate in English.

Specific Job Job Requirements
* Shift: BLR-US 1 M-F 8-5
* Weekend & On Call Expectations: weekend based on shift scheduled
* Certifications: Cisco CCNA or Equivalent
* Customer Service Skills- Ability to engage with customers, ensure their needs are met, build rapport with end customer and internal teams
* Routing Protocols: BGP, OSPF and vrf-lite
* Cisco IOS-XE and Nexus
* Ability to troubleshoot and understand basic QoS parameters
* SNMP and Netflow understanding and analysis.
* Network Management tools: Cisco Prime, ISE, Logic Monitor.
* Network Wireless Cisco Flex connect and Meraki
* Troubleshooting skills – performing tests to identify copper and fiber cabling issues, replacing bad cabling or peripherals.
* Strong Analytical and troubleshooting skills

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