Network Engineer
MNGi (MediaNews Group Interactive) - Denver, CO

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The Network Administrator will coordinate and perform the duties for implementation, maintenance, monitoring, performance analysis, trouble shooting, problem resolution, and user assistance required for all MNG data center and network environments. This position is expected to establish and provide oversight for various equipment, circuits and carriers to insure optimum performance, reliability, recoverability, and stability across production, test, and QA environments.

Network Administrators are directly responsible for providing network connectivity availability within MNG defined performance goals. This person will work with a cross-section of internal IT personnel, vendors and the management team to coordinate delivery of network communications functions. This individual will also participate in on-call support functions as well as disaster recovery execution as applicable.

5 years of direct experience in network engineering and administration

Core competencies required for this position are:
Expert knowledge and working experience of both layer 2 and layer 3 implementations in a highly resilient environment

Expert knowledge and working experience with IP major routing protocols (EIGRP, OSPF and BGP)

Expert knowledge and working experience with MPLS network services

Expert knowledge and working experience with a variety of security technologies including firewalls and intrusion prevention and detection systems

Expert knowledge and working experience with Cisco, and Nortel/Avaya Core sSwitches, routers and wireless technologies.

Expert knowledge and working experience with Cisco and Juniper (ScreenOS and JunOS) security appliances required, Palo Alto Networks preferred.

Working knowledge and experience with IP telephony and QoS implementations and configurations

Working knowledge and experience with network management applications

Working knowledge and experience of network based load balancing implementations and configurations

Project management, customer service and communication skills to interact with users and clients

Certifications: CCNP preferred or CCNA with 5+ years works experience