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Network Engineer

Company: U.S. Electrical Services, Inc.
Location: Middletown
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:





Company Overview:U.S. Electrical Services, Inc. (USESI) stands as the largest independent electrical wholesale distributor in the nation. With over a century of experience, $100M+ inventory, 14 regional businesses, and a team of over 1,500 professionals, we are committed to excellence.Position Overview:We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Network Engineer with comprehensive experience in managing and optimizing network infrastructures, specializing in Cisco technologies including Cisco SD- WAN, Cisco WiFi, and Cisco voice solutions, as well as proficiency in Rukus WiFi Deployments, Microsoft Teams voice integration, and Palo Alto firewall management.Principal Duties and Responsibilities- Essential Network Functions:

Design, deploy, and manage Cisco networking infrastructure, including routers, switches, and firewalls, to ensure high availability, scalability, and performance.Implement and optimize Cisco SD-WAN solutions to enhance network agility, efficiency, and reliability across distributed environments.Configure and maintain Cisco WiFi networks, including access points, controllers, and authentication systems, to deliver seamless wireless connectivity and coverage. Deploy, manage, and troubleshoot Rukus WiFi solutions to meet specific organizational requirements for high-density environments and advanced wireless capabilities. Integrate Cisco voice technologies and Microsoft Teams voice solutions to provide unified communications and collaboration capabilities, ensuring seamless voice communication across the organization.Design, implement, and manage Palo Alto firewall solutions to enforce security policies, mitigate threats, and protect the network infrastructure from unauthorized access and malicious activities.Configure and maintain Zscaler cloud security platform for network protection. Monitor network performance, traffic, and security incidents using appropriate tools and technologies, and proactively identify and resolve issues to minimize downtime and disruptions. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement network solutions aligned with business objectives and requirements, ensuring seamless intergration with existing systems and applications. Stay abreast of emerging technologies, industry trends, and best practices in networking, security, and collaboration, and evaluate their applicability to the organization's infrastructure and operations.
Requirements:
Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a minimum of 5 years of experience in network engineering roles.Advanced degree or relevant certifications (e.g., CCNO, CCIE, PCNSE) is a plus.Minimum of 5 years of experience in network engineering roles, with focus on Cisco infrastructure, SD-WAN, WiFi, voice, and firewall technologies. Extensive hands-on experience with Cisco networking equipment, including routers, switches, and firewalls, as well as Cisco SD-WAN and WiFi Solutions. Proficiency in configuring and managing Rukus and Extreme WiFi deployment in complex environments, with a strong understanding of wireless networking principles and protocols. Experience integrating Cisco voice solutions (VOIP, unified communications) and Microsoft Teams voice capabilities into existing network infrastructures. In-depth knowledge of Palo Alto firewall technologies and experience in designing, implementing, and managing firewall policies and configurations. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex network issues and perform root cause analysis effectively.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact with stakeholders, vendors, and team members at all levels of the organization. Proven ability to work independently, manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously, and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Commitment to continuous learning and professional development, with a passion for staying updated on industry trends, technologies, and best practices. Some travel to remote sites may be required.Occasional weekend and off-hours work may be required.Requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking and the ability to lift files, boxes and other materials up to 20 lbs., unassisted.
Job type: Full-time It is the policy of USESI and its affiliates to consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. At USESI, we believe that our benefits should make a difference-to you, your job, and the life you lead outside of work. We are dedicated to supporting our most valuable asset, our employees! Full-time employees are eligible for the following comprehensive benefit plan: Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx coverage Paid Parental Leave TeleMedicine Matching 401(k) Company-paid Life Insurance + (AD&D) Supplemental Life Insurance Short and Long Term Disability Flexible Spending Accounts Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Choice of Voluntary Benefits including identity theft

Keywords: U.S. Electrical Services, Inc., Middletown , Network Engineer, Engineering , Middletown, Connecticut

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