Network Administrator/Analyst

  • Full Time
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Number of Employees:18,000
  • Maternity Leave Length:12 weeks
  • Work From Home Policy:Hybrid

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Apply solid knowledge of network technologies to perform network administration support and analysis functions by ensuring the uptime, performance, resource availability, and security of the networks managed according to operational guidelines. Monitor network devices, interfaces and applications for connectivity and optimal performance. Provide network support to users and identify and troubleshoot routine to moderately complex problems. Communicate networking issues to internal or external customers and to management. Identify opportunities for how network performance can be improved. Work independently and receive general guidance on new work activity

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor network devices, interfaces and applications via LogicMonitor
  • Correlate multiple network and customer issues identified with alarms / alerts received
  • Create and track incident tickets and assignments
  • Create and assign incident tickets based on priority, impact, and complexity to appropriate fix agents
    Issue outage notification event communications
  • Initiate major outage communication technical bridges
  • Escalate incidents according to process
  • Complete service level tasks, including IP address requests, DNS requests, and account provisioning requests
  • Install and test network software including upgrades, fixes, and patches
  • Implement and utilize network monitoring and performance tools
  • Perform periodic cabling efforts (installs, changes, removals)
  • Interface with internal and external customers to troubleshoot and resolve network issues
  • Educate end users on technology
  • Keep up to date on industry trends and continuously enhance professional expertise and knowledge
  • Adhere to established policies, processes and procedures
  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in computer science, information technology, or related technical curriculum, or equivalent practical work experience (work experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis)
  • 2 to 5 years of progressive network administration or related experience
    • including utilizing CISCO network equipment
    • monitoring, network diagnostic, and network analytics tools
    • configuring, deploying, and optimizing layer 2 and layer 3 internetworking devices, specifically Cisco products
    • troubleshooting network related issues
    • implementing and utilizing network monitoring and performance tools
    • installing and testing network software including upgrades, fixes, and patches
  • Solid documentation experience using Visio, Lucid Chart, Word and Excel
  • Certification and/or License – CCNA or equivalent Cisco certifications preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Able to understand routing protocols, able to implement traffic shaping and policing on the network, and understand IPSEC tunneling
  • Able to work individually with limited supervision
  • Able to work in small to large focus groups assigned to complex tasks
  • Able to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously and balance conflicting demands
  • Able to demonstrate strong sense of professionalism, integrity, and ethics
  • Able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Able to troubleshoot moderately complex operational difficulties and problems
  • Skill in analytical thinking, including research, interpreting data, and analyzing information
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Knowledge of and skill in software applications, such as Excel, Word, Visio, and Outlook
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

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