Senior Network Specialist

2 weeks ago
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Full Time
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Information Technology

Job Description

Job Summary:


The Senior Network Specialist is part of the team responsible for building and maintaining Pythian’s internal IT systems as well as our future cloud based infrastructure. The position assumes broad knowledge of systems and platforms and ability to quickly learn and adopt new ideas and technologies to improve efficiency of the company’s IT systems to align with business requirements.


Core Responsibilities:

  • Primary management of corporate network infrastructure including firewalls, routers and switches
  • System design and architecture
  • Cloud Infrastructure administration
  • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hotfixes and security configurations
  • Monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability
  • Monitor system resource utilization, trending, and capacity planning
  • Provide Level-2/3 support and troubleshooting to resolve issues
  • Building and management of corporate private and public cloud
  • Microsoft Windows and Linux server support specifically with relation to the networking infrastructure
  • Management of corporate VPN
  • Management of site-to-site VPN connections to customers’ data-centers
  • Primary management, validation and support of disaster recovery infrastructure
  • Support of backup infrastructure and execution
  • Management and maintenance of corporate data center facility
  • Consolidation and virtualization of data center systems
  • Centralization of networking components in remote offices
  • Working under general direction from IT management
  • Technical leadership, supervision, and mentoring of system administrators, and others of equivalent seniority
  • Project manager on key IT projects for internal initiatives
  • Establish/recommend policies on system use and services
  • Work with management and other internal staff to build and implement security strategies that follow Pythian policies and make business sense
  • Documentation and review of processes and procedures for both IT staff as well as user community
  • Support of help desk for appropriate level requests
  • Vendor selection and purchase justification
  • Work within established configuration and change management policies to ensure awareness, approval and success of changes made to the network infrastructure
  • Select and implement security tools, policies, and procedures in conjunction with the company’s security team
  • Other duties as assigned by Director, Technical Services.




Required Technical Skills:

  • Certified Cisco Networking certification
  • 8+ years of relevant work experience
  • Software Defined Networking such as VMWare NSX
  • Cloud networking experience in GCP, Azure and AWS
  • DNS architecture



Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Information Technology or equivalent experience.


Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Self-motivated and directed, while working in a fast-paced demanding environment
  • Keen attention to detail
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
  • Very effective organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Demonstrate sound work ethic


DISCLAIMER: An equivalent combination of education and experience, which results in demonstrated ability to apply skills will also be considered. Pythian is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants will need to fulfill the requirements necessary to obtain a security check.


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