IP Engineer III
Atlanta, Georgia  


We have a Contract position for "IP Engineer III" with one of our direct clients in Atlanta, Georgia for initial contract duration of  23+ months. No third party candidates considered for this position. US citizens and all those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

Our Client is searching for an IP Engineer III to serve independently and as a technical lead to a team responsible for network and security engineering of the Client National IP Network. This role will bring new data, networking, and security services, features, and capabilities to the Client Data Centers, as well as perform network service design, automation development, and function as Tier IV escalation point for break/fix incidents.  This role will utilize deep and broad knowledge of technical standards, and industry trends & practices, to build and test technical designs that can be delivered to internal customers in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Create test plans, execute lab testing, develop low-level designs, lead field trials, and transition to operations teams.
  • Creates test plans; tests and validates functionality, management and performance for existing & new automation teams.
  • Develops playbooks/documentation for automation of functional standards and requirements – to include, testing, configuration changes, metrics collection, and API referencing.
  • Supports deployments of new services, systems, applications and architectures with configuration, integration, evaluation, testing, documentation, and training.
  • Provide IPAM platform and code certification for environment.
  • Provides detailed engineering support and consultation to other departments.
  • Defines and compiles standard methods of procedures (MOP) and documentation to support Operations in the configuration of network.
  • Facilitates communications with internal peers or cross departmental teams by holding or attending meetings, preparing reports, and participating on task forces.
  • Identify opportunities for improvements to existing designs & practices on an ongoing basis, drawing on new platform capabilities, industry standards, market demands, etc. Identify the business impact and value of these improvements.
  • Effective written and verbal interpersonal communication skills. Experienced at writing technical documentation. Typical formal documentation outputs will include test plans, project business/technical requirements, test results and key findings, standardized design guidelines, and implementation guides. Informal communication skills (e-mail, teleconference, face to face, etc.) are also required.

Required Skills

Top 5 Must Haves:

  • 5+ years experience with IPAM
  • Experience leading projects
  • Understanding of modern router, switch and firewall architecture
  • Experience with network standards (IETF, IEEE, etc)
  • Experience with MS Office, MS Visio

Minimum:

  • 8+ years of experience in related field (i.e. Engineering, Technical Operations) or academic equivalent training or projects.
  • 5+ years of experience with IPAM network design and management including recent experience with IPControl or similar.Experience in leading complex project execution teams, ability to clearly communicate requirements, delegate work activities, and provide clarity of goals and priorities in a manner that assures timely execution of projects.
  • Clear understanding of modern firewall, router, and switch architecture and network design (IP lookup algorithms).
  • Understanding of RFC1918 and Carrier Grade NAT (CGN).
  • Experience with MS Office, Teams, SharePoint, as well as MS Visio and other graphical development tools. 
  • Experience in data communications and networking standards (e.g., MEF, ANSI, IETF, IEEE.)

Typical Training / Experience - Typically requires BS/BA in related discipline; Generally 5-8 years of experience in related field. Certification is required in some areas OR MS/MA and generally 3-5 years of experience in related field. Certification required in some areas

Dept/Org Scope & Impact - Seasoned professional contributor with responsibility for an advanced area of work in the professional field; May be responsible for entire projects or functions having modest scope/impact or portions of projects having considerable scope/impact to department, area, and, at times, business unit results

Problem Complexity - Performs advanced areas of work for the professional field; Identifies key barriers/core problems and applies problem-solving skills in order to deal creatively with complex situations. Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems Autonomy - Independently performs assignments with instruction limited to results expected. Determines and develops approach to solutions; Receives technical guidance only on unusual or complex problems or issues

Knowledge - Possesses and applies comprehensive knowledge of particular field of specialization to the completion of complex assignments. Advanced knowledge of organization's technologies and practices Primary contribution is in applying knowledge (product, industry, professional, technical) rather than managing people. Greater than 50% of time is doing individual contributor work No responsibility for developing and managing operating plans/budgets

Influence/People Leadership - May oversee the completion of projects or assignments, including planning, assigning, monitoring, and reviewing progress and accuracy of work, evaluating results, etc.; Contributes to employees' professional development, but does not have hiring or firing authority

Preferred Skills

  • BS/BA degree in related discipline strongly preferred (i.e. Engineering, Computer Science, or similar technical degree).
  • Will consider additional relevant work experience in lieu of degree. Business and/or management education, training, or direct professional experience is desired.
  • IT industry certifications a plus (i.e. CCIE, CCNP, JNCIE, JNCIP, CISSP, CEH, ITIL).
  • Direct experience with IPAM tools.
  • Understanding network domain segmentation, bridging services to management domains.
  • Experience with the following scripting/programming languages: Python, Perl, PHP, shell scripts.
  • Knowledge of virtualization platforms such as VMWare, Xen, KVM, etc.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux
  • 1 year or more developing scripts (ansible, python) for playbook automation, orchestration and/or data collection.
  • Target Years of Exp: 8 years

 

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