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Network Engineer

Great client in the Columbia, MD area looking for a Sr. Network Engineer.


Expert Knowledge of:

A wide spectrum of technologies which include but are not limited to:  Switching and routing protocols, internet and MPLS circuits, DNS, firewalls, load balancing, wireless access, SIP.
Infrastructure components from key vendors including HP, Cisco, VMware, F5, Aruba, Juniper and Citrix.
Enterprise productization processes, including developing product guides, asset management, data protection, capacity management, performance management, and lifecycle management.
Enterprise System Management tools.
Active Directory Group Policies and LDAP authentication to include software deployment, security settings, and application settings.
Scripting languages, such as Perl, Bash, Linux Shell, PowerShell/vbScript.


Demonstrate the ability to:

Meet project deadlines and manage and prioritize multiple simultaneous projects while adhering to a time allocation model
Assess the scope and impact of incidents and respond, with a sense of urgency that matches the incident, following appropriate policies and procedures
Multi-task, prioritize, manage workload and adapt to changing business conditions
Tolerate stressful situations and remain focused under pressure     
Effectively communicate at all levels of the organization.    
Manage through conflict and challenging situations with positive outcomes for the clients and Merkle.     
Develop and cultivate strategic relationships that benefit IT and Merkle.
Make decisions and judgments based on standard procedures.
Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Develop and propose Managed Hosting standards and best practices for processes, procedures, and technical standards.


Education and Experience


Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree in Information Technology or Computer Science preferred. Equivalent work experience can be substituted for college education.
12+ years of experience supporting and implementing enterprise-class solutions operating in a 24/7 environment.
Data management experience- this includes data transport , transformation,  load, access models, security,  and archiving
5+ years professional experience in designing technology solutions
Certifications within engineering discipline and IT industry (ITIL, CISSP, CCIE, MCSA/MCSE, RHCE) are highly desired.


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