Sr. Network Engineer in Des Moines, Iowa
Analyzes voice, video, radio-frequency, and/or data communications networks, including planning, designing, evaluating, selecting, and upgrading operating systems and protocol suites and configuring communication media with concentrators, bridges, and other devices.
Plans network layouts and configures systems to user environments.
Analyzes network topologies and traffic and capacity requirements.
Supports the acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed.
May provide technical support and troubleshooting to users.
May perform network administration duties.
Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.
Participates in special projects as required.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline or the equivalent of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
5-8 years of directly related experience in systems administration and analysis.
Comprehensive knowledge of systems engineering principles, methods, and techniques used in network analysis and design.
Knowledge of routers, switches, patch panels, concentrators, associated terminals, and related network hardware and software.
Knowledge of desktop operating systems and applications.
Preferred professional certification in one or more specific technologies may be required, depending on job assignment.
Experience developing and adhering best practices, to include compliance with maintenance windows and change control procedures.
Experience providing assistance to users, optimizing network operations, and monitoring IT enterprise systems.
Must be a strong independent thinker, capable of working independently as well as within a team.
Experience and knowledge of information security principles and practices.
Experience and knowledge of security protocols and standards.
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