AA Senior Network Engineer (Contractor/Level 3/Level 4)
Job Description

The candidates must have strong Cisco/HP/Meraki switches/routing networking experience (some designing) and must be prepared to answer some very complex networking questions during the interview. Looking for Engineers, not Admin level individuals.

The Network Engineer will be part of the Global Network Delivery team that manages and deploys Network infrastructure for American Airlines locations such as airports, cargo, sales offices, etcetera. This position requires analysis, design, and engineering of network solutions within the AA architectural framework to meet project needs.

Salary is $20 to $25/hr depending on experience.

REMOTE from MEXICO (any city).

Write/engineer network device configuration scripts with associated change documentation to meet project goals and deadlines.
Implement network changes during appropriate change windows (after hours)
Review and provide feedback on change documentation/engineering of other engineers.
Establish processes to test applications and devices before planned network deployment to quantify their performance and recommend steps to ensure they are optimized.
Serve as second-tier support for network operations team when needed.
Participate in on-call support escalation rotation
Translate business needs into actionable deliverables.
Manage small internal data network projects.
Create detailed network designs that meet the customer requirements (including physical and logical) of complex network systems to meet the functional objectives of the business.
Serve as a technical resource providing guidance and advice to associates on data, voice, and mobile network capabilities for utilizing the full capability of technology in designing effective solutions.
6+ years of enterprise data network/IT industry experience with a minimum of 4 working with data network technologies at an enterprise scale
B.S. Computer Science, Telecommunications, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience
Industry Certifications such as CCNP/CCIE is desired
Demonstrated expertise with protocol analyzers, and test equipment is desired.
Experience working with network tools such as CA Spectrum and Wireshark
Expert knowledge on Cisco routers, Cisco L2/L3 switches, load balancing, QOS, VPN, NAT, VoIP, IPSec, Multicast, DNS services, MPLS networks, network protocols (Ethernet, TCP/IP, SNMP, VLAN Trunking), and routing protocols (BGP, OSPF).
Strong knowledge of Spanning-tree protocols (PVST,MSTP,RSTP)
Experience working with Velocloud/Viptela SDWAN/Aruba/Meraki/Nexus/PaloAlto FW’s/Zscaler equipment is an advantage
Basic understanding of public cloud and Azure cloud networking
Experience working with Microsoft Azure is a plus
Firewall troubleshooting skill
Experience with vulnerability management
Basic Wi-Fi design understanding and troubleshooting skill
Strong experience in switch upgrades and refresh activity
Proven ability to manage multiple vendors in a partially outsourced IT environment
Previous software development experience is a plus to help drive Automation.
Desire to work in a fast-paced environment.
Excellent communications, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills with a track record as a problem solver & an effective team player is essential
Flexibility - able to manage stressful situations and adapt to changing environments.
Solid problem management skills related to working network related issues
Have attention to detail and an ability to organize and prioritize workload
Strong presentation and analytical skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Capable of efficiently completing tasks without specific direction or close supervision
Ability to run/lead projects with minimum guidance
Lead both technical and non-technical discussions
Be the escalation point for resolution of network integration issues
Act as the liaison between IT verticals, vendors, the business, and the network team
Consult with technical peers and management on the deployment of applications within the network
Work with the IT verticals to ensure on-going standards and application performance over the network
Proactively recommend courses of action to maintain cost effectiveness and competitiveness
Proven ability to build and facilitate relationships at all levels of the organization, both internally and externally
Commitment to system functionality and user satisfaction in rapidly growing and changing environments
Develop and present business case and related ROI to senior management for justification of investment in upgrades or replacement of hardware/software
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