Network Architect Engineer

  1. Troy,MI
  2. Sep 02, 2017
  3. Government : Military

Position Summary:

This position is in charge of operational supervision, design, and management of TelNet's core voice & data IP network.  The candidate for this position will need to have the ability and skill set to analyze current & future requirements of the network in a collaborative environment. In addition, he/she will have to sustain the day to day management of the network functions. This position also oversees and provides necessary updates, enhancements, security and system upgrades to maintain the integrity of the network at all times. Areas of responsibility include but are not limited to:


Essential Responsibilities:

IP Network Engineering:

  • Design and implementation of IP network transport systems to support IP Telephony and Products

  • Support IP transport systems critical data payloads used for signaling of soft switch environments.

  • Design and implementation of peering IP networks using BGP and MPLS.

  • Design and implement interior routing protocols.

  • Architect networks for new services, identify areas of improvement and develop/implement acceptance testing plans.

  • Determine equipment needed to meet specified requirements and make PO requisitions.

  • Complete and maintain network topology documents and diagrams.

  • Embrace company goals and strategy in alignment with KPI's and provide metrics.


Security Access:

  • Manage access to and protect the network from intentional and accidental abuse, unauthorized access, and communication loss.

  • Maintain and implement network firewalls


Fault Management:

  • Enable NOC with access and approach to monitor and manage network.

  • Devise short term workarounds, troubleshooting, and correcting fault conditions.


Support and Care:

  • Respond to support calls and Tier III escalations of customer issues on a 24/7 basis according to TelNet On-Call policy and procedure.

  • Assist Network Operations personnel with issue resolution

  • Work with the NOC and Care on developing product turn-up processes

  • Ensure network inventory is kept current

  • Script programs to automate configuration/provisioning of services.

  • Design routines that run diagnostic scans and report/notify of system alarms.

  • Ticket Summary notification; closed status, open status confirmation - document updates in OSS/BSS system

  • Perform Network augments

  • Provide training and mentoring to other team members

  • Support a broad range of network infrastructure and customer service

  • Support multi-functional teams in support of product development

  • Establish and monitor network alarms and events

  • Maintain and improve various processes and back-office systems, including network inventory and OSS provisioning

  • Develop and implement solutions for various business and client needs

  • Establish and support procedures for ensuring network survivability and disaster recovery

  • Analyze, interpret, troubleshoot and respond to diagnostics and other data


Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

3 to 5 years of experiences in the following areas:

  • Juniper, Cisco, JunOS, Traverse, AdTran, Fortinet

  • CCIE, JNCIE-SP, or CCDE with influence on "Service Provider" tracks

  • Service provider Core, Edge, Border, Access and Aggregation routing and switching equipment

  • Voice and data peering

  • Attention to detail with exceptional communications skills to interact and articulate with TelNet associates, vendors, and customers in a timely and professional manner.

  • Peering IXC's

  • Network Telemetry within Network Monitory Systems(NMS)

  • Usage of TACACS+, AAA services

  • DDoS monitoring and mitigation

  • Network Protocols and OSI models

  • Linux OS

  • Standard best practices for network development and design.

  • Networking, Telephony, and VoIP terminology


  • Wireshark & PCAP applications

  • Elastic Logging systems


Work Environment:

  • Operations Center (HQ) - Troy, MI

  • Data Center - Southfield, MI

  • Central Offices and facilities

  • Customer Locations


Additional requirements:

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Flexibility to work during TelNet maintenance windows

  • Effective verbal and written communication ability


Physical Demands:

  • Sitting for extended periods of time

  • Operate in a typical office environment

  • Moderate physical activity to include ability to lift up to 50 pounds


ADA: The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

*This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position. The employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instruction or assignments.


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