Role: Senior Network Analyst Duration: 6 months (possible extension) Location:
Chicago, IL Interview: Phone and in person (no skype) Industry: Finance
My financial client is looking for a Senior Network Analyst to help implement major changes to existing network infrastructure, to prepare, document and provide support for the changes as well as the local and global network infrastructure.
A Network Analyst should have experience of a customer (internal and external) facing environment and an understanding of the service/customer relationship and the pressures this involves. Experience in Network management, configuration and problem solving to a high level is required.
Plan, prepare and implement changes to the environment in a manageable way under consideration of change windows.
Ensure Network Availability - Ensure the network is up and available in accordance with service level agreements proactively looking for problems, change related or general.
Support Provide support to other IT teams.
This includes second line fixes and diagnosis of network and firewall problems.
To analyse a complex network environment to devise migration strategies and plans.
To prepare and implement changes to the environment without impacting stability and general operation of the network
To troubleshoot any issues in the environment
To own and manage any problems, work with the greater teams to troubleshoot, escalate as necessary.
Technical Skills & Experience:
Proven experience working in a similar role with a banking/financial networks background.
In depth experience with market exchange connectivity.
A proper understanding LAN and WAN technologies and protocols.
MPLS, Routing (BGP, OSPF), vrf-lite.
Solid experience with data centre functions, processes and technologies to successfully implement and manage changes, prepare changes and steer remote-hands if needed
Network monitoring and management tools.
Network security best practices.
Metropolitan Area Network connectivity and relevant connectivity knowledge
Inter-Enterprise connectivity and issues relating to it.
Firewall, VPN, NATting
Data Centre Experience (xconnects, technologies and processes)
MAN/WAN MPLS and Routing
CISCO LAN/MAN Connectivity
Firewalls and VPN (site to site)
Global WAN infrastructure
Client and third party connectivity setup and debugging
Experience in Network management, configuration and problem solving to a high level is required.
Chicago Global Services