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Network Engineer/Planner Practitioner 50273 (MS5) (DM6) in Allen Park, MI at Fast Switch

Date Posted: 12/4/2018

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Job ID: 50273

Network Engineer/Planner Position Description:

  • The network engineer/planner on the Global WAN Planning team will communicate with the business customers, application development teams, and IT teams to forecast the network capacity growth, and work with Transport Planning to adjust capacity to meet the demand with minimal disruption and cost. 

The Planner will:

  • Review monthly, weekly reports, monitor network metrics to determine growth demand, then cooperate with individual planners adjusting the resources to meet business demand. 
  • Work in a cooperative environment to maintain the global network quality of service. 
  • Resolve network performance issues. 
  • Additional responsibilities will include maintenance of the existing global WAN environment and transition from legacy to emerging solutions.

Skills Required:

  • CCNA, or equivalent knowledge level. 
  • 3-5 years of hands-on experience with maintaining a medium to large scale network. 
  • Effective communication and documentation skills. 
  • Understand application performance in relation to network characteristic. 
  • Require to work with the business group, application development, and other IT groups including Extranet. 
  • Proficient with MS Excel. 
  • Understanding of and hands-on experience with network quality of service (QoS).

Experience Preferred:

  • Experience with network performance tool, reporting tools such as Splunk. 
  • Motivated self-starter with a strong desire to learn and succeed. 
  • Creative: Will need to create various network reports as business demands. 
  • Ability for occasional work for several hours on a weekend (usually Sunday mornings) or weekday off hours. 
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or other related technical field, and/or higher education. 

Education Required:

  • B.S. Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent work experience in the requested field

Fast Switch, Ltd., delivering the Right Talent at the Right Time for over 21 years. We are an IT Consulting company with offices in Detroit, MI, Columbus, OH, Cleveland, OH, Cincinnati, OH, New York, Hartford, CT, Massachusetts, Minneapolis, MN, Los Angeles, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Tucson, AZ. We’re doing business in almost half the states in the union.

We're a financially strong, privately-held company that is 100% consultant and client focused. You are our most important asset!          

We've differentiated ourselves by being creative, flexible, and fast. Throw out everything you've heard, seen, or felt about every other IT Consulting company.

We're different. Our consultants and clients tell us so, and it's our great people who make the difference! We do unique things, and we do them for Fortune 10 companies, Inc. 500 companies, and technology start-ups. We also have a strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

Our benefits are second to none and thanks to our flexible benefits options you can choose just the benefits that you need or want, options include:

• Medical and Dental (Fast Switch pays majority of the medical program)

• Vision

• Personal Time Off (PTO) Program

• Long Term Disability (100% paid)

• Life Insurance (100% paid)

• 401(k) with immediate vesting and 3% (of salary) dollar-for-dollar match

Plus, we have a lucrative employee referral program and an employee recognition culture.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, Fast Switch was named one of the Top Work Places in Michigan by the Detroit Free Press and one of the Best Staffing Firms in 2016 and 2017. We have won the Columbus Business First “Fast 50” award 9 times in 12 years because of our strong growth which translates into more and better opportunities for our consulting staff members.

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