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Job No.: 8260
Position: Junior Network Analyst
Position Type: Contract 4 Months
No. Positions: 1
Location: Toronto, ON
The main function of a Network Analyst is to determine user requirements and design specifications for computer networks. A typical network engineer is responsible for planning and implementing network upgrades. This resource will work closely with datacenter network support operations team within the engineering team and corporate network services that manage their data center. This is a project to apply a new policy. Network QoS implementation end-to-end for 13+ Ontario locations identified as part of the initial Lync as a PBX conversion. The Network Engineering team is seeking a Network Analyst contractor to implement updates to its end-to-end QoS configuration in support of an ongoing VoIP initiative. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the manager of network infrastructure and design standards and under the supervision of the overall project Delivery Manager. Responsibilities:
Act as the primary implementation engineer for the update of end-to-end QoS configuration, in accordance with design/standards delivered by the organization,s Network Engineering team, for a number of campus locations across Ontario.
Review the in-scope network infrastructure and formulate an action plan to update the configuration to comply with standards provided by Network Engineering, including the clean-up/removal of any unnecessary legacy configuration.
Work with the project team and network engineering to establish timelines for implementation.
Liaise with organization’s internal network engineers and architects to resolve any design or software related problems that may arise throughout the course of the project.
Ensure that QoS configuration is implemented consistently and successfully across all locations in scope for this project.
Perform network QoS implementations outside of standard work hours to align with established maintenance windows (evenings work primarily; working from home with adjusted work hours is a possibility) following standard corporate change management processes.
Provide regularly reporting of overall project status to the project delivery manager and direct manager on a regular basis.
Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required.
Minimum 2 years of industry experience required.
Network/systems administration/related work experience required.
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification a plus.
Strong understanding of standards based QoS Packet marking (DSCP, PHB, COS).
Strong familiarity with the way QoS is configured across a variety of Cisco IOS, IOS-XE & NX-OS platforms (i.e. Software vs Hardware Queuing, WRED, NAR etc.).
Familiarity with Fortinet firewalls and Cisco Wireless architecture is a positive.
Basic understanding of network flows for IP telephony applications (Microsoft Lync/Skype, Cisco, Avaya).
Strong understanding of standards based QoS Packet marking (DSCP, PHB, COS (2 years of experience)
Strong familiarity with the way QoS is configured across a variety of Cisco IOS, IOS-XE & NX-OS platforms (i.e. Software vs Hardware Queuing, WRED, NAR etc (2 years of experience)
Excellent communication skills are a must -critical thinking, articulate and comprehend ideas
Nice to have:
Cisco certification would be a nice to have or working within a cisco environment
We thank all candidates in advance. Only selected candidates for interviews will be contacted. For other exciting opportunities, please visit us at www.vtrac.com. VTRAC is an equal opportunity employer.