Implements and maintains complex local, wide area, and internet data communications networks which provide the data communications backbone for distributed computer systems access by local, distributed, remote and roaming end users. Contributes to development of procedures and tools that provide for the day-to-day operation of the Meredith networked computing infrastructure. Works with team on data communications management and performance tuning; maintains accurate logical and physical networks documentation. Contributes to maintenance of network disaster recovery plans. Works with team to maintain secure internet access in a multi-site environment.
Essential Job Functions
Weight %, Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
Works to implement assigned data communications projects.
Researches and develops implementation plans.
Participates in projects related to systems and network design, implementation, performance optimization, and maintenance.
Develops and maintains high level knowledge of skill regarding data communications network services, hardware, and software product offerings.
Maintains the enterprise data communications infrastructure.
Prepares and performs disaster recovery tests.
Monitors network components and services for prevention of performance problems.
Contributes to equipment and service documentation for daily operations performed including IP address administration, firewall administration, router and switch configurations and logical/physical network diagrams.
Reviews systems and configurations, makes recommendations and perform updates to further optimize network services for Web and enterprise infrastructures.
Provides operations support and problem resolution for enterprise data communications, local and wide area networks, Internet connections, network security solutions, wireless data networks, video systems, and other network-based services.
Contributes to operations support and problem resolution of other networked systems such as desktop devices, Unix servers, and Windows servers.
Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
High School Diploma required. College degree preferred, or equivalent training or experience
Minimum 5 years experience in a corporate networking environment
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent verbal, interpersonal, communication, organizational, time-management, and problem-solving skills. Experience with the technologies below (or their competitor analogs).
Cisco ASA firewalls, Palo Alto Firewalls and Panorama Management
Cisco Meraki (Wireless, Security Products, Switches, SDWAN)
Cisco IOS, IOS-XR, NX-OS Experience/Best Practices
Cisco Nexus technologies such as VDC, vPC, VXLAN, etc.
Routing Protocols—OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, L2 / L3 Architecture and Design Multicast, QoS
Data Center / Core design, configuration, and implementation utilizing Cisco Nexus and Catalyst Architecture
Cisco Identity Services Engine
Cisco Unified Communications and Collaboration product experience is a plus
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
% Travel Required (Approximate): Less than 5%
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