Network Analyst

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Posted:
    2 years ago
  • Category:
    Network Analyst
  • Deadline:
    Open

Job Description

Infobase Solutions is a rapidly growing firm specializing in IT consulting and recruitment in financial industry.

We are working with some of our large clients and are looking for a talented Network Analyst contractor to implement updates to its end-to-end QoS configuration in support of an ongoing VoIP initiative.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Act as the primary implementation engineer for the update of end-to-end QoS configuration, in accordance with design/standards delivered by the client’s Network Engineering team, for a number of campus locations across Ontario.
  • Review the in-scope network infrastructure and formulate an action plan to update the configuration to comply with standards provided by Network Engineering, including the clean-up/removal of any unnecessary legacy configuration.
  • Work with the project team and network engineering to establish timelines for implementation
  • Liaise with internal network engineers and architects to resolve any design or software related problems that may arise throughout the course of the project.
  • Ensure that QoS configuration is implemented consistently and successfully across all locations in scope for this project.
  • Perform network QoS implementations outside of standard work hours to align with established maintenance windows (evenings work primarily; working from home with adjusted work hours is a possibility) following standard corporate change management processes.
  • Perform network and security stress testing (DDoS simulations) in a lab environment against network infrastructure including Infoblox advanced security appliances.
  • Validate technical and functional capabilities of the Infoblox advanced security appliances as it pertains to security and network defense.
  • Perform proof of concept testing for Gigamon network visibility appliances (GigaVUE HC-2, HC-1) as it pertains to DNS logging and metadata forwarding.
  • Provide regularly reporting of overall project status to the project delivery managers and direct manager on a regular basis.
  • Documentation of new operational processes and traffic flows as they relate to both the QoS and lab testing.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field such as computer science, computer engineering or related field required.
  • 5-7 years IT industry experience required.
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification or related knowledge work experience an asset.
  • Strong understanding of standards based QoS Packet marking (DSCP, PHB, COS).
  • Strong familiarity with the way QoS is configured across a variety of Cisco IOS, IOS-XE & NX-OS platforms (i.e. Software vs Hardware Queuing, WRED, NAR etc.).
  • Knowledge of the DNS protocol and DNS servers such as Infoblox or BIND.
  • Knowledge of network stress testing tools such as IXIA/Breaking Point/Perfect Storm, iPerf.
  • Working knowledge of virtualization concepts (virtual machine, hypervisor, hardware abstraction, VMware, etc).
  • Programming skills including PERL, Python, and RESTful API integration as they pertain to the software defined data center considered an asset .
  • Knowledge and/or experience with working with automation or orchestration tools such as Puppet, Ansible, Jenkins, Powershell is considered an asset.

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