Dataplanet N.V. doing business as Blue NAP Americas (BNA), provides Colocation, Private/Public Cloud Services, Managed Services, Business Continuity and Office Space services. This document describes the Job description of Network Engineer. As a Network Engineer, you are responsible for designing, implementing, monitoring and managing the BNA’s network to ensure maximum uptime for customers and end-users. The role can include designing system configurations, documenting and managing the installation of a new network, and maintaining and upgrading existing systems as necessary. Furthermore, as a network engineer you will take a global perspective on technological developments and lead in the assessment, prioritization, and implementation of physical as well as logical network segments.

Qualifications and requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5+ years’ experience as Network Engineer Active CCNP certification
  • Experience with BGP and other routing protocols
  • Experience with firewall implementation and configuration
  • Experience with servicing customers
  • Experience working with high-end network

Key Accountabilities and responsibilities

  • Deliver and implement thought leadership for defining the network development path to sales growth and profitability of Dataplanet
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the basics behind the Internet and its workings (DNS, Security, IP Routing, VPN, etc.)
  • Configure and setup Firewalls, VPN and Security appliances for access to vital business applications
  • Design, setup and configure complex switching environments
  • Design, setup and configure complex wireless networking that supports open or secured access
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of Local Area Networking
  • Configuring, installing and maintaining network and telecommunication systems.
  • Maintaining multi-site network operations with both private and public facilities/clouds
  • Managing assigned projects and program components to deliver services in accordance with established objectives.
  • Responding to inquiries from staff, administrators, service providers, site personnel and outside vendors and to provide technical assistance and support
  • Any other duties as assigned by management
  • Develop collaborative working relationships within network and IT solution providers/vendors in pursuit of the of Dataplanet’s overall network and IT development goals
  • Oversee the market network and IT solution opportunities and manage associated risks.
  • Review prior network implementation results and discusses anticipated changes to highlight future needs and
  • Review monthly operating reports for accuracy, completeness, and major variances
  • Prepare network and IT relevant presentations
  • Report to the IT Manager

Skills & Competencies

  • Knowledge of router security (access-lists, firewall, VPN, AAA, radius)
  • Knowledge of routing protocols EIGRP, BGP, OSPF, RIP
  • Knowledge of OSI layer troubleshooting and application thereof
  • Demonstrated experience in developing AND executing successful network strategies
  • Ability to think creatively and develop non-traditional solutions to complex business challenges
  • Excellent technical, analytical and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of VoIP implementation and support
  • Ability to communicate in an understandable, polite and friendly manner, both written and verbal
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a small business environment
  • Team player
  • Self-motivation

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