Network Specialist

Location: Ottawa, ON
Date Posted: 01-02-2018
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Lead or participate in the planning, design and implementation of relevant architecture, hardware, software and customized software changes 
  • Ensure that the network solution is current with stable and supported versions of software and hardware products, and that operations run smoothly 
  • Participate in the planning and execution of testing related to performance, disaster recovery and business continuity 
  • Conduct research into leading-edge solutions, monitor technology development and industry trends, and take the lead in evaluating new services and techniques 
  • Perform capacity planning, network traffic/system load modelling and prediction, and provide recommendations for the purchase of upgrades or new hardware/software 

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience supporting critical Cisco-based network environments 
  • Knowledge of Cisco IOS (internetwork operating system), Cisco Nexus OS, Check Point firewall appliance, F5 load
  • Expert knowledge of virtual local area networks (VLANs), routers, switches, network protocols, e.g., IP, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Internet Protocol Security (IPSec), Routing Information Protocol (RIP) and Dense Wave Division Multiplexing (DWDM) 
  • General understanding of virtual private network (VPN) concentrators, intrusion detection and prevention systems, Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and Domain Name System (DNS)  
  • Must be eligible for Secret Security Clearance 

DURATION: Permanent
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