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Network engineer

Columbus OH Cognizant Technology Solutions

We are looking for Network engineer an immediate need. This is a client-facing role & the candidate will have regular interactions with various client managers.

Key Responsibilities:

·       Designs, installs, maintains, and supports a large enterprise network infrastructure.

·       Architects and engineers next generation networking solutions.

·       Analyzes network performance data and statistics, prepares reports and recommends changes and improvements to ensure performance and availability objectives.

·       Stays current with network trends to support new applications, incorporating industry standards and best practices.

·       Interfaces with vendor support service groups for contract renewals and to ensure proper escalation during outages or periods of degraded system performance.

  • Participates in the implementation of disaster recovery solutions and the execution of periodic disaster recovery tests.

·       Provides training and mentoring to other staff on technical topics and network design.

·       Performs Tier 3 support for the network infrastructure when problems or issues cannot be resolved by Help Desk or Tier 2 support staff.

·       Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Desired Skills & Experience:

·       Proven experience supporting a large enterprise network infrastructure that includes Cisco Catalyst and Nexus platforms.

·       Proven experience installing, configuring, and troubleshooting VPN connections. Pulse Secure SSL VPN experience is a plus.

·       Proven experience installing, configuring, and troubleshooting firewalls. Check Point experience is a plus.

·       Proven experience with Cisco video conferencing is a plus.

·       Proven experience with Cisco security products such as Identity Services Engine (ISE)) is a plus.

·       Proven experience with Aruba wireless technologies is a plus.

·       Strong understanding of network flow analysis tools.

·       Strong understanding of routing protocols: OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, and/or MPLS.

·       Strong understanding of voice communications technology, including Cisco Unified Border  Element (CUBE), and VoIP protocols including TDM, SIP/H.323, RTP, SCCP, etc… is a plus

·       Strong understanding of VMware vCenter, ESXi 5.x, and Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS) is a plus.

·       Strong understanding of Software Defined Networking and/or supporting Cloud environments is a plus


Certifications & licenses:

·       CCNA or CCNP certification desirable.

Position Demands:

·       Extended hours required during peak workloads or special projects and off-hour support

·       Handle problems, installations, calls, etc., off-hours as required either remotely or by returning to work

·       Some travel required on an as needed basis (less than 10%) to support remote sites as well as training and/or technology conferences for skill building and industry knowledge

Employee Status : Full Time Employee

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : May 02 2023

About Cognizant

Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us @USJobsCognizant.

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Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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