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Senior Network Engineer

Company: EDP Renewables
Location: Houston
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

The Senior Network Engineer will work as part of the IT team and supervise a team of engineers or outsourced services by providing technical direction and support. This position is a part of our Network Operations team that envisions, implements, and supports network infrastructure. This is a hands-on role where you will be responsible for the design and implementation as well as day-to-day administration of all network infrastructure including Cisco Catalyst switches, Cisco Nexus L2/L3 switches, Cisco ASA Firewalls, IPSEC tunnels, Cisco and Aruba access points, serial console servers, out of band management devices, Remote access VPN, 2-factor authentication gateways, redundant high-speed internet links, and inter-datacenter with dynamic routing.

  • Manage and supervise outsourcers
  • Design, install, configure, and maintain Local Area Network and Wide Area Network (LAN/WAN) and wireless infrastructure in a multi-vendor environment including but not limited to: Cisco routers, switches, access points, and wireless controllers; Riverbed Steelhead WAN Optimizers
  • Integrate new Wind Power Plants in the actual architecture
  • Analyze, review, and recommend technologies for deployment across the enterprise
  • Supervise outsourcing network companies that services the company
  • Supervise the rotational on-call structure to provide after hours and weekend support
  • Provide consulting and engineering services on projects
  • Stay up-to-date on current technologies, serve as technology consultant, and make recommendations based on knowledge and research
  • Work on unusually complex problems and provide innovative solutions
  • Plan and architect the network infrastructure with IT management
  • Implement network solutions based on analysis of technical and capacity requirements
  • Perform capacity management, planning, and reporting related to network infrastructure
  • Provide architecture, planning, design and support for Network Infrastructure including the physical infrastructure in our offices and substations
  • Perform analysis and develop advanced telecommunications hardware/software solutions
  • Serve as a senior technical resource to direct and resolve complex and critical Network Infrastructure problems
  • Manage and lead highly complex technical projects from start to completion
  • Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot routing protocols
  • Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot firewalls in routed mode
  • Interact with vendors for expanding the network
  • Evaluate company projects to integrate them in the actual network
  • Document and execute production changes in environments with strict high-availability, security/compliance, and change management requirements
  • Deploy and troubleshoot VPN configurations
  • Perform root cause analysis of network issues
  • Interact with all levels within the organization
  • Compile and develop project status reports and provide to project stakeholders
  • Maintain procedures and standards in support of Network operations and documentation required for network administration
  • Assist with the design and documentation of network functional requirements to facilitate the development of deliverables such as project based planning documents, scope documents and client services communication
  • Perform additional duties as assigned Direct reports: None Travel: Less than 10%
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field
    • 5+ years providing network engineering support
    • Solid TCP/IP networking foundation including routing, subnetting, VPN, packet filtering/firewalling, VLANs, packet capture/analysis, QOS, and NAT configuration
    • Strong experience with configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting routing protocols such as BGP and OSPF
    • Understanding of ancillary network services such as RADIUS, TACACS, NTP, LDAP and DNS
    • Extensive experience configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting Cisco ASA firewalls in routed mode (failover configuration, complex NAT configuration, routing protocols, VLAN trunking, etc.)
    • Extensive experience deploying and troubleshooting various VPN configurations including remote access SSL VPN (Cisco), Site to Site IPSEC tunnels w/ IKEv2, GRE/GRE +IPSEC, etc.
    • Extensive hands-on experience configuring and maintaining Solar Winds
    • Demonstrated flexibility during times of change and ability to adjust to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines
    • Understanding of Microsoft products and/or complementing products
    • Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, Customer/Partner Relationships, and Technology Expertise preferred Desired skills:
      • Advanced Network certification (CCNP)
      • Checkpoint and Juniper experience
      • Previous experience in MSP/ISP environments
      • Experience working with regional internet routing entities (ARIN, RIPE, etc.) to request & maintain AS number & IP address assignments Behavioral Requirements:
        • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
        • Ability and willingness to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as needed
        • Ability to bring project to successful completion within appropriate timeline
        • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to interact effectively will all levels within the organization
        • Excellent organizational and time management skills
        • Strong time management skills and ability to perform work under pressure
        • High attention to details Physical demands & working conditions:
          • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
          • Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
          • Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 pounds
          • Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
          • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary Qualifications Education Required Bachelors or better in Computer Science or related field. Experience Required Extensive experience deploying and troubleshooting various VPN configurations including remote access SSL VPN (Cisco), Site to Site IPSEC tunnels w/ IKEv2, GRE/GRE +IPSEC, etc. Solid TCP/IP networking foundation including routing, subnetting, VPN, packet filtering/firewalling, VLANs, packet capture/analysis, QOS, and NAT configuration 5+ years providing network engineering support Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: EDP Renewables, Houston , Senior Network Engineer, Engineering , Houston, Texas

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