Computer Network Specialist

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Contract

Post Date: 09/28/2017 Job ID: 15217 Industry: Oracle Developer

Computer Network Specialist / Network Admin / Data Administrator / CCNP
Pittsburgh, PA

The Computer Network Specialist reports to the Manager responsible for Data Center Infrastructure Operations and the Data Center Team Lead. The Specialist is responsible for project and operational work related to Data Center Networks. 


  • Architect and design Data Center network for Hosting (VMWare, Blade,P500, etc), Storage (Fibre Channel, ISCSI, NAS, etc) and Network Services (NTP, Cache, Load Balancing / High Availability, Security – IPS/IDS, Vwalls, etc).
    Determine network requirements (i.e. design, configure, install, etc.) with network users. 
  • Develop strategies to accommodate network growth, security, and enhancements by maximizing functionality of network equipment (i.e Cisco routers, gateways, switches, etc.). 
  • Monitor network implementation, providing support in a timely and accurate manner; design network performance reports, detailing network status. 
  • Technical Analysis - Analyze data traffic patterns within network infrastructure, detecting operational problems and recommending improvements to ensure optimal performance 
  • Proactively identify symptoms and instabilities in a timely and accurate manner to include performing analysis, capacity planning, and testing for organizations network environment. 
  • Provide general network support by configuring routers, switches, Load Balancers, etc 
  • Troubleshooting and resolution: Respond to 24-hour/7-day-a-week service needs while adhering to established departmental guidelines. 


  • 10 years of experience, in a Data Center Networking environment, working with Cisco equipment 
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) required 
  • Applications & OS: MS Office, Exchange and Visio, Windows, Linux, VMware 
  • Networks Protocols & Technologies: OSPF, ISIS, BGP, EIGRP, MPLS, VPNs, 802.1q, ISL, 802.1q, ISL, Ether Channel, Multicast, HSRP 
  • Network Management: NMS/Cisco Prime/CA Performance Manager, PCap Analysis, Spectrum. 
  • Competent with operating and interrupting all SMTP Management applications 
  • Routing/Switching Harware: Cisco Catalyst 6500, Nexus 7K/5K/2K, Optical Network systems (DWDM) 
  • Load Balancing: CISCO ACE, Citrix Netscaler, Citrix NMAS 


• Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) strongly preferred 

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