QTS

Senior Network Engineer

US-VA-Sterling
Job ID
2017-1967
Category
Information Technology

OVERVIEW

The IT world is evolving. New technologies. New trends. New opportunities. There’s true excitement surrounding the future. That’s where QTS comes in. We’re fearlessly leading the way by redefining what it means to be a data center. We innovate next-generation cloud and hybrid solutions. We deliver a fully-integrated I.T. platform from top to bottom – one enabled by technology and world-class infrastructure. Simply put, we’re defining the curve.

 

As one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing data center companies, we help manage and protect critical data during a time of unprecedented change. The power of QTS' innovation happens when smart, creative people with a unified vision collaborate to break new ground, solve new problems, and create new solutions to improve lives.

 

We are powered by our people.

 

At QTS, we know where IT is going. And we’d like to invite you to join us.

 

As a member of QTS Network Engineering Team, we are looking for an experienced individual with in depth understanding of large enterprise datacenter technologies including networking, security, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud Computing and physical datacenter practices.  This position requires a self-starter and quick learner who understands and can adapt to existing software application and computing infrastructures.  The position will report to the Senior Manager, IT Engineering Services.  Daily activities include monitoring of ticket queues, execution of assigned work, documentation and development of technical change management plans. 

RESPONSIBILITIES, other duties may be assigned

  • Troubleshoot internal infrastructure network issues as well as multi peer carrier transport globally. 
  • Collaborate with Systems, Security Engineering and Compliance teams for the tracking and remediation of vulnerabilities.
  • Responsible for system and network standards, upgrades, maintenance, and monitoring, network operations vendor, contract management and proper reporting to leadership.
  • Provide technical documentation and instruction relative to complex problems.
  • Network data center and network carrier infrastructure lifecycle, including budget, planning, requirements management, and test procedures.
  • Support multiple projects simultaneously while maintaining schedule and scope.
  • Network latency analysis, performance monitoring and troubleshooting skills
  • Enterprise scale networks within cloud environment delivering Infrastructure as a Service

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Engineering experience or equivalent experience.
  • 5 or more years of multi-site network operations experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in network administration, Load Balancing (F5 Networks, F5 iRules, F5 ASM, Citrix Netscaler, WAF), Firewalls (Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks), IDS/IPS, IPSEC VPN, PVLAN, Switching (L2, L3).
  • Experience with Data Center network products: UCS servers, Nexus 7000s, 9000s, 2000s, CAT6800s, CAT4507s, CAT3750s, Juniper MX, SRX and SSG platforms. Juniper EX and Qfx L3 switching, Arista L3 switching, Brocade ICX.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Fabric Extenders, Virtual Device Context, Virtual Port Channel, VRF, FCoE, VSS
  • Experience configuring and troubleshooting routing protocols and features: OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, QoS and Multicast
  • Experience with Campus multilayer network design, Data Center network architecture

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

 

  • Advanced Vendor certifications (CCNP, JNCIS, etc.)
  • Ability to achieve and meet DoD 8570 controls, IAT Level II.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills

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