Kforce Senior Network Operations Engineer in Gonzales, Texas

Kforce is seeking a Senior Network Operations Engineer in Gonzales, TX.Summary:This resource will be developing, implementing, and supporting complex networking solutions to address a variety of business challenges. They will need to excel in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with the ability to multi-task and provide not only operational support, but work closely with peers in implementing new technologies. This person must be a collaborative team player that will work across cross-functional groups and have the ability and willingness to mentor others and have a sound business approach for supporting business initiatives. Besides a strong technical role, this position also requires strong people skills.Key Responsibilities:

  • Advanced Routing Protocols and Technologies

  • Migration of Layer-2 networks to a Layer-3 infrastructure

  • Network Monitoring and Analysis

  • Hands-on network hardware installation

  • Assist the IT Operations Manager in the development of Network Operating and Equipment Operating Procedures

  • Duty pager rotation

  • 3 - 5 years of experience with Service Provider network design and support

  • Must have an expert understanding and application experience with BGP, RSVP, LDP, MPLS, and OSPF

  • Candidate will need experience in fault isolation logic and techniques

  • Expert understanding of MPLS enabled networks and applications (l3vpn, l2tp, and vpls)

  • An understanding of Ethernet Layer 2 protocols and technologies: VLANs, rSTP, and Metro Rings

  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP (both IPv4/IPv6)

  • Extensive operational knowledge of Cisco, Brocade, and Juniper routers and switches

  • Ability to script using PERL/Python/Shell a plus

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Years