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Network Engineer

Auburn, WA
Fusion HCR is seeking a Network Engineer for our client located in Washington State.

Responsible for the configuration, design, installation, monitoring, and maintenance of server hardware and software required to support critical applications, and systems. Responsible for daily backups of systems and the development and testing of disaster recovery plans. Assists the Senior Network Engineer to install, configure, update, troubleshoot, and repair highly complex IT network infrastructures and associated components, storage area networks, VOIP telephony systems, surveillance systems, and other sophisticated data management and electronic systems. Assists with the establishment and ongoing maintenance of perimeter and internal security systems, and is tasked with safeguarding critical MIT data assets. Serves as a tier-two escalation point in the support of the IT Support Services team.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Administers Windows Server Active Directory for user and computers attached to the network. Sets and maintains proper user security levels and resource permissions as appropriate for their position. Makes timely account additions for new employee accounts, and promptly removes network and system permissions for terminated employees. Closely records these events in the service management database.
  • Administers day-to-day activities and processes associated with virtual machine hosts and host software. Tunes systems for optimum utilization of virtual server resources.
  • Administers data backup systems and assures data integrity through scheduled backups, regular restoration tests, and routine backup system maintenance. Ensures onsite and offsite data storage media is protected, secure, and in good working order at all times. Provides data restoration services to end users as necessary.
  • Participates in disaster prevention and recovery planning, and documents the plans as appropriate for areas of responsibility. Checks at least annually to ensure plans are up to date and appropriate.
  • Administers all servers making sure they are operating within prescribed parameters. Uses advanced performance monitoring and management tools to maintain server performance at optimum levels. Monitors and reviews system logs on a daily basis and records all findings as appropriate.
  • Troubleshoots problems relating to server hardware and software, and implements solutions based on established procedures. Uses the service management database to record all issues and resolutions.
  • Acts as a lead with Microsoft based network design, recommending solutions and working with other members of the Engineering Services team to implement changes. Responsible for documentation of the Microsoft network design schematics and configurations
  • Administers key business resources including email systems, telephone systems, voicemail systems, print servers, and automated software update systems. Thoroughly documents these systems in the appropriate system service logs.
  • Assists the Senior Network Engineer to install, configure, maintain, update, troubleshoot, and repair network hardware and software. Assumes the duties, roles, and responsibilities of the Senior Network Engineer in their absence.
  • Interacts with vendors on behalf of the IT department and end users ensuring they provide services per contracted agreements. Escalates complex issues to senior Engineering Services staff and on to appropriate vendors as is warranted.
  • Prepares specifications conforming to bid processes, obtain estimates and assists IT management in vendor selection.
  • Provides specialized technical support to users; meets with users and/or department representatives to analyze requirements, recommend solutions, and coordinate implementation.

Experience:
  • Associate’s degree in computer science or a closely related field. Eight years overall IT experience demonstrating a continued path of growth, and either two (2) years of experience as a network administrator, or five (5) years of experience as senior help desk technician. Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Additional years of experience as a network engineer or network administrator can substitute for the associate’s degree on a two years of experience to one year of education basis.
  • Knowledge of Servers, SAN’s, Cisco switching and routing hardware and operating systems, WAN and LAN configuration and management, networking protocols, VMware, Windows Server, MS SQL, MS Exchange, advanced hardware and software troubleshooting techniques, user management, time management techniques, written and oral command of the English language.
  • Skill in Interpersonal relationship and team building, developing documentation for technical and non-technical audiences, preparing training materials for users, and using productivity tools to convey ideas.
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). A valid Washington State driver’s license is required

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