Network Engineer Tier II
Layered Technologies 4 reviews - Kansas City, MO

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Job Title:

Network Engineer – Tier II

Job Category:



DC Operations


Kansas City, MO

Position Type:


Reports To:

Director of Technical Ops


LayeredTech, is highly regarded for its complex managed hosting capabilities. The company’s unique value centers on a solid foundation of data security knowledge and proactive support from a dedicated team of experts. It has top-tier data centers around the world and 8,000 servers under management. LayeredTech offers a comprehensive suite of advanced managed compliance services -- assuming responsibility for IT controls associated with compliance requirements. Our scalable infrastructure powers millions of sites and Internet-enabled applications including ecommerce, software as a service (SaaS), content distribution and more. Success with our clients is built on trust --knowing that the systems supporting their applications work and that their data is secure.

Job Responsibilities
  • Work with internal and external customers to understand current and future requirements and develop scalable and cost efficient solutions
  • Research and document new products and tools; interact with vendors on ongoing basis for the purpose of investigating new equipment and services
  • Performs complex engineering, design, implementation and maintenance tasks on the LAN and/or WAN
  • Research, evaluate, and approve hardware and software solutions for complex problems; work with third party vendors to drive product roadmaps and feature enhancements
  • Makes recommendations to management on desirable additions and development
  • Continually plan for the expansion of the Layered Tech network
  • Assist troubleshooting of highly complex network problems and acts as a high level escalation point for Network Engineers

Job Requirements
  • 5+ years experience in engineering datacenter and IP backbone networks
  • In-depth experience with protocols such as OSPF, ISIS, BGP, MPLS, and other service provider level protocols.
  • Experience in services such as L2VPN, L3VPN and VPLS etc.
  • Excellent knowledge of Cisco IOS
  • Excellent knowledge of servers, switches, routers, and various network services
  • Ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, strong team player who enjoys a fast paced atmosphere
  • Ability to manage multiple conflicting priorities, commitments and projects
  • Ability to influence and drive consensus on multiple technical views Critical Skills
  • Previous Networking support experience in enterprise, IT or service provider environment
  • Experience diagnosing complex issues through packet capture analysis tools (Wireshark, tcpdump, snoop, Sniffer Pro)
  • Hands on experience including but not limited to:
  • Cisco routers and switches
  • Firewall technologies (Cisco ASAs)
  • Server Load balancer configurations and support (F5, Cisco ACE, Foundry Server Iron etc.)
  • Security technologies
  • Virtual and physical security technologies (ie. Cisco ACE/FWSM, ASA, IP tables, ACL etc.)
  • Intrusion detection support and analysis
  • A commitment to delivering a superior client experience through direct interaction with clients during support and change management
  • Ability to quickly adapt to advancing technologies and procedural changes
  • Proven incident and problem solving (troubleshooting) skills with an emphasis on a timely resolution
  • Ability to coordinate and communicate effectively with other technologists and business partners to maintain high service levels in a demanding environment
  • Ability to work well in team environment
  • Excellent verbal, written and analytical skills
  • Experience with Shell/Perl/Expect/Powershell and/or other scripting languages and/or web development technologies like HTML, XML, Java
  • Familiarization with SAS-70, ITIL and PCI guidelines and practices
  • Technical certifications in areas of expertise (CCNP, CCDP, CCIE, CCDE)
  • Project Management experience
  • Self-motivated, directed and passionate
  • Ability to learn very quickly in a fast paced environment

Additional Desirable Experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education in related fields / or 5 years’ experience in related field
    • 5+ years’ experience working in IT Service Provider industry at enterprise level
    • ITIL Foundation Training and/or Certification CCNP certification is required CCIE certification is highly desired

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