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Global Network Engineer

ALSHouston, TX1/12/2018
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ALS provides a broad range of testing and analytical services to a wide variety of end markets and industries around the globe. We continue to remain at the forefront of the testing services industry, building an enviable reputation.Responsibilities
This person would be a member of the global Information technology organization; works with the CIO and global Information technology Infrastructure staff.

Primary Objectives:
   » The Network Engineer will have the primary responsibility for the global network architecture, performance, and stcapability. This includes WAN, LAN, wireless, and voice communications (including VoIP), and all supporting hardware and software.
   » Act as the primary trusted partner in implementing the data and voice network infrastructure to improve business operations and customer satisfaction.
   » Designs and establishes company-wide networking standards, develops and implements network enhancements and makes recommendations for improvements. Leads implementation of approved network architecture and designs
Specific Accountabilities & Key Performance Indicators:
   » Ensure ALS's global network is optimized and secure.
   » Design, implement, monitor, and report on network SLAs.
   » Notify management of any performance deficiencies, required changes, outages, and any other performance issues.
Position tasks and Scope:
   » Collect, consolidate and analyze business and technical requirements, including capabilities needed to enable desired performance for applications and telecommunication services. Design and implement short- and long-term strategic plans to deliver the desired capabilities, utilizing cost-efficient options.
   » Provide network design (WAN & LAN), implementation and consulting for data, voice, and video communications infrastructure.
   » Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer practice. Design, deploy, manage, and ensure stcapability of the local/wide area network infrastructure technologies to provide high availcapability, fault tolerance, and scalcapability to effectively and efficiently support mission critical business systems
Proactively monitor, analyze and review environment performance and execute problem avoidance practices in order to maintain a high level of relicapability and availcapability.
   » Act as the owner of problems through resolution. Analyze issue and take actions to resolve problems (including Root Cause Analysis and Problem Remediation).
   » Develop mitigation strategies and work with vendors for necessary network hardware replacement and/or refresh of aging equipment and to take advantage of new capabilities.
   » Provide timely reports.
   » Support the periodic review and audit of the network and work with Information technology security staff and partners to ensure the security of the network.
   » Work with local and regional technical staff to ensure adherence to standards, resolve issues, and align on solutions and deployment plans.
   » Develop, implement, and maintain significant policies and procedures. Including: assist in the creation and application of Change Management policies and protocols, including communication and documentation of all changes.
   » Manage network related projects.
   » Maintaining network documentation, which capture high level architecture as well as component details.Qualifications

Position Requirements:
   » Minimum of ten years of hands-on practice and demonstrated competence in LAN/WAN (MPLS, Ethernet, SD-WAN) architecture, deployment, technologies, routing and switching platforms, and troubleshooting critical issues.
   » Minimum of 5 years in a lead function as a network engineer/architect in a global environment covering a network that spans multiple sites (ideally 50+) in multiple countries (ideally 30+), including design, deployment, and coordination.
   » Minimum of ten years of networking practice and proven hands-on knowledge and knowledge of the following:
   » LAN/WAN architectures; Ethernet and SD-WAN highly desired.
   » Wi-Fi standards, xDSL.
   » VoIP protocols (Skype practice highly desired).
   » WAN traffic QOS, automatic/dynamic routing.
   » Multicast, Spanning-tree, Port Channels.
   » VLAN, Wi-Fi, wireless.
   » Bridging, Switching, Routing, Ethernet and Transport technologies and protocols (TCP/IP, UDP, IPv4, IPv6, OSPF, BGP).
   » Router configuration.
   » Firewalls.
   » capability to travel, up to 20%
   » Bachelor's Degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering, or related practice.
Other Preferred Qualifications & Technologies:
   » Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP or CCIP)
   » CCNA certification or higher.
   » Zscaler
   » Pulse Secure VPN
Core Competencies:
   » Good communication expertise, both written and oral.
   » Good numerical expertise.
   » capability to source legal and technical information where required.
   » Team oriented.
   » Conflict resolution expertise.
   » capability to balance compliance priorities.
   » Good quality service attitude and approach.
   » Good internal customer focus.
   » capability to think laterally and logically .

We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Engineering, Information Technology
Education 4 Year Degree
practice At least 10 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Other Great Industries
Required Travel Not Specified
Job ID 2018-4976

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ALS is a diversified international analytical laboratory and testing services group which first established its operations in Queensland, Australia in 1975. The company processes more than 10 million samples per annum and is one of the largest analytical laboratory groups in the world. Its staff of over 11,000 operates out of over 300 locations in 50-plus countries all over Australia, North America, South America, Africa, Europe and Asia.
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