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Network Engineer / Tier 2 IP NOC - systems / networking - operations job employment

City: Seattle-tacoma
Date: 12 Feb 2018
Category: Systems / Network

Network Engineer / Tier 2 IP NOC

Threshold Communications is a growing company based in Seattle WA serving customers throughout the US and all over the world. We are looking to add an experienced team member in the Seattle WA metropolitan area who will work from home full time.

This isn't "experienced" as in "lots of certs" -- we're looking for actual time in the trenches. We want people who can comprehend the big picture of how networks are built and how multiple and complex applications flow over the network, and then drill into the details when work requires it.

You'll need to be a motivated, self-starting problem solver. You should be able to handle your projects and tasks on an ongoing basis without a lot of direction. You need to be able to look at a problem, build a plan, then execute it. You'll have help when you need it, but we are looking for somebody who is mostly self-managed and can prioritize their own tasks, and ask for help when you're overloaded or need additional expertise.

Last, you need to fit in with our team. We're seasoned professionals with decades of experience in our field. We've seen it all and we'll know if you've got what it takes. Our senior staff members have all been with the company for over a decade -- we stick around because we love it here. This is a great place for people who want to find a home and stay for a while.

This position has two primary functions:

1. Customer-facing consulting network engineer
2. Core network engineer for our own ISP and data center operations

Job Functions:
• Network Engineer - manage routers, switches, and firewalls also in our own ISP network environment
• Manage routers, switches, and firewalls for a small number of customers in a Managed Service Provider arrangement
• Handle questions and escalations from tier 1 support team about circuit turn-ups, IP assignments, assist customers with router configurations to get the services working
• Be familiar with BGP - AWS DirectConnects, MPLS IPVPNs, ISP BGP peering etc
• Competent use of trouble ticketing system
• Capture and document procedures and knowledge in our corporate information tools (wiki, Confluence, Sharepoint, etc)
• Provision and deploy new customers on our own ISP network including adding IP interfaces, new VLANS, assigning IP addresses etc.
• De-provision and clean up our ISP network environment as services are turned down.
• Assist our customers turning up new services with your configuration and troubleshooting expertise.
• Assist customers with their network designs to implement industry best practices and make the best use of the products and services purchased from our company
• Create and keep up-to-date detailed network documentation and diagrams
• Participate in our company's primary customer-service after hours on-call in a regular rotation (currently after-hours on-call duty is approximately one week out of every six)

• 5+ years progressively responsible experience in IP network architecture and engineering
• 2+ years experience building, scaling, and growing in a ISP/carrier environment
• Network Engineering in a ISP and/or Telecom carrier environment is experience highly desired (i.e. carrier background is more beneficial to us than enterprise experience)
• Strong understanding of TCP/IP, network routing protocols BGP, OSFP for IPv4/IPv6.
• ISP-grade BGP including communities, route maps, local preference, inter-networking BGP with other routing protocols
• Create and manage QoS configurations on switches and routers and be able to troubleshoot QoS problems.
• Strong understanding of carrier ethernet and/or metro Ethernet environments, Familiar with MEF 2.0 terms like UNI, NNI, EVC
• Background in carrier MPLS a plus, in particular IPVPN, VPLS, and Ethernet pseudowire transport configurations
• SD-WAN experience is desirable. Cisco Meraki's auto-VPN and/or Silver Peak Unity experience preferred, other SD-WAN is fine too
• Unix environment command line experience a must
• Competent understanding of general network topics like DNS, reverse DNS, IPAM, SNMP and systems tools frequently used in Networking monitoring and management
• Excellent time management and communications skills, ability to work with remote teams, without day to day supervision
• Proven ability to juggle several projects and keep things moving and customers happy
• Have a friendly, customer-facing attitude. Candidates must be able to attend meetings and conference calls, hold small talk conversations with customers from time to time

• Cisco IOS and Juniper routers, experience with Cisco ASR 9k (IOS-XR) and Juniper MX a plus
• Juniper SRX firewalls including site-to-site VPN and troubleshooting
• Some hands on experience with Cisco Meraki or Silver Peak SD-WAN is desirable
• Amazon Web Services (AWS) experience with networking topics is desirable (e.g. VPC subnets in the AWS cloud and how that pertains to DirectConnect and/or VPN gateway options)
• Hands-on network troubleshooting including layer 2 Ethernet (MAC address tables, VLAN tagging etc) and layer 3 (ARP table, ACLs etc)
• Ability to run packet captures and analyze what you see in Wireshark or other capture tools (tcpdump etc)

Nice to have:
• VoIP experience, particularly carrier SIP trunking and SBC role, packet capture, analyzing SIP call traces
• Experience troubleshooting VoIP / RTP call quality issues over various types of networks
• Familiarity with various network monitoring tools (Solar Winds, Nagios, Zabbix etc)

What this job is not :
• Enterprise IT having anything to do with a sys admin role for a Windows server environment or Active Directory, Exchange server, etc.

Competitive salary, benefits, some schedule flexibility. Fun co-workers.

This is a full-time work-at-home position so you must have room in your home for an office and place to do your daily work. You must supply and manage your own desk and chair and physical work environment. You should be present and participate in team discussion on IM / Slack during regular business hours.

Although this is a work-at-home position we are looking for candidates with reliable transportation. You'll need to visit our physical data center facilities from time to time and once in a while visit a customer on-site. We are only looking for candidates in the greater Seattle area at this time.

We take pride in having a dynamic, diverse workforce. We are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity. All decisions and actions taken regarding employment are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, age, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Equal opportunity employer.
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