The Network Administrator I provides design and support for the Newpark Resources data network and hosting services.* Design includes definition, configuration, testing and implementation of various connections and solutions.* Support is provided to all lines of business and for both internal and external network requirements.* Employee works independently on major, complex projects with full competency. Employee coordinates with both technical and non-technical staff and vendors on integrated voice and data applications. *Network Administrator may also provide guidance and training to junior staff.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
•Resolves complex networking problems with minimal supervision
•Participates in network studies and traffic analyses, collaborates with senior network admins to develop network architecture and prepare network capacity forecasts. Participates in assessing emerging network technologies
•Recommends modifications to configurations that will reduce costs and/or improve service that typically span multiple business functions
•Troubleshoots and debugs connections to peers, customers, vendors and internal network connections
•Coordinates with technical and non-technical staff and vendors for on-site application installation, testing and implementation
•Participates in long-term network design discussions
•Ability to understand a customer’s business needs and translate needs into IT specific requirements
•Makes recommendations clearly linked to the organizations strategy and financial goals, reflecting an awareness of external dynamics
•Demonstrates awareness by providing clear explanations for actions taken relative to customer requirements, needs and industry trends
•Identifies the ongoing needs of internal and/or external clients. Ensures these needs are met or exceeded
•Applies quality assurance testing concepts and methodologies. Constructs comprehensive test plans based on a thorough understanding of business requirements
•Anticipates, identifies and defines problems. Seeks root causes. Develops and implements practical and timely solutions
•Collaborates with other members of formal and informal groups in the pursuit of common missions, vision, values and mutual goals
•Places team needs and priorities above personal needs. Involves others in making decisions that affect them
NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
1. Projects as directed by management.
Travel Requirements: 45% Travel
Newpark Resources, Inc.
- 19 months ago - save job