Converged Network Engineer in Boston, MA at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 12/9/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: 54189

Our client in Boston, Massachusetts is seeking a Converged Network Engineer. 

Summary of the Position

  • This position will be part of the Network and Telecommunications Team under the directions of the Director of IT Field Engineering. Responsibilities include planning and designing the converged network infrastructure, telecommunications systems, unified communication and enterprise network solutions, troubleshooting, installing, implementing and administering converged network systems, and providing Tier III support.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment and converged networks that provide interactions between data and voice communications, such as telephone integration, call management, video conferencing, computer, voicemail systems and unified communication.
  • Also analyzes capacity issues and develops capacity planning models. Responsible for ensuring planned testing activities are executed and for developing network security guidelines. This position serves as a technical lead, providing guidance and mentorship to network administrators and is a strong team player.

Primary Responsibilities

•          Planning: Conducts short- and long-term planning to meet network requirements.•          Network System Design and Implementation: Designs and implements network systems.•          Configuration and maintenance of Cisco routers, switches and firewalls. Additional knowledge as well with configuring Brocade and HP network devices.•          Able to implement projects plans as assigned by the Director of Field Engineering, deliver progress reports, identify and communicate impediments, and provide clear and concise documentation on completion.•          Provides support for network connectivity or related network issues for the user community.•          Network Monitoring: Analyzes network activity and network problems to discover and prevent systematic errors. Recommends network design changes/enhancements for improved systems availability and performance.•          Issue Resolution: Troubleshoots diagnoses and resolves network problems. Researches, analyzes and recommends the implementation of software or hardware changes to rectify any network deficiencies or to enhance network performance.•          Disaster Recovery: Ensures planned testing activities are performed and technical criteria are met.•          Network Performance Assessment: Assesses network performance to ensure that it meets the present and future needs of the business. Provides network planning recommendations to management.•          Vendor Management: Evaluates services provided by vendors and recommends changes.•          Work in team settings with other network administrators as well as work independently with minimal supervision.•          Research new emerging technologies if requested.•          Communicates effectively with stakeholders, technical support staff and project teams.


•          A BS/MS degree in computer science or equivalent experience.•          Minimum of six years to ten years of relevant IT work experience.•          CCNP or CCVP Certifications.•          Knowledge of Cisco SRND/SAFE and industry best practices.•          Strong analysis and problem-solving skills.•          Ability to work in team environment as well as individual with minimal supervision.•          Ability to work on multiple concurrent projects.•          Familiarity with network, server, storage virtualization, i.e. MDS switching infrastructure, VSAN, VRF, VPN, and VMWare vSphere.•          Required experience with Cisco VoIP, including Call Manager 6.X, Unity, and Contact Center. Knowledge of voice TDM technologies is also very useful.•          Experience with Avaya systems, Mitel systems and variety of Nortel systems.•          Experience with Cisco branch routers and LAN switches.•          Experience with Brocade/Ruckus ICX switch platform•          Advanced knowledge of IOS, NX-OS, EXOS, EIGRP, BGP, GRE and OSPF, Spanning-tree, VRRP, LAG, VLANS, SIP, H.323, PRI, SD-WAN.•          Knowledge of Enterprise system monitoring and management tools such as, Lansweeper, Wireshark, sflow, NMAP, SNMP and Syslog.•          Knowledge of commercial enterprise-level tools and products to provide network services, including firewalls, IPS/IDS, DNS, DHCP, web security, TACACS+, VPN and NAC.•          Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with secretariat agencies staff and client staff.

Fast Switch, Ltd. is a high-growth IT staffing firm, with headquarters in Dublin, Ohio and with offices serving the Columbus, Detroit, Boston, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Hartford, Los Angeles, Tucson, San Francisco, Denver, and Cleveland metropolitan areas.  We have a staff of over 780 associates and have experienced growth while remaining profitable.

Compensation can vary depending on experience and capability, plus benefits which include healthcare, dental, and vision insurance, long term disability coverage, and 401(k) with match and IMMEDIATE vesting.  Our benefits package, in this day and age, is superb.

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