Juniper Routing / Switching Consultant
Juniper Networks Professional Services
Juniper has been a leading networking company for more than 20 years with amazing technology driving the Internet and Internet of Things. Juniper continues to lead the market in large scale routing and switching technologies for Service Provider, Data Center, Cloud and Enterprise customers. The intersection of Software Defined Networking and High-Performance Networking equipment has uniquely positioned Juniper to lead the industry with solutions covering all areas and needs of networking. It is an exciting time to be at Juniper.
About the Position
Juniper Networks offers fee-based consulting services to its customers to provide subject matter expertise on Juniper Networks products. This includes design, configuration, optimization and evaluation of existing networks and implementation services. This networking consulting role is very technical and requires excellent customer interface skills, including both written and verbal communications. Consulting engagements are project based but this position could involve responsibility for being a technical lead or being responsible for leading a larger project to completion. Engagements may be executed as part of a team of Professional Services Consultants or working solely with the customer team. This position will have a focus on Federal and Department of Defense project and will require a minimum of a Secret Security Clearance. Must also be a US Citizen.
Main Responsibilities include:
Work in a consultative manner to deliver Routing and Switching solutions into Customers
Design, Build, Deploy and Test networks in Federal, Commercial and Service Provider Networks
Follow the Juniper PS engagement and delivery processes, working closely with the Project Manager
Personal on-site and/or remote delivery of Professional Services including creation of high level and detailed design documentation, migration planning, product integration and acceptance, Demos/Trials/Proof of Concept.
Develop and maintain strong relationships with the customers' technical teams
Develop and maintain an in-depth technical and marketing knowledge of the Juniper Networks products
Provide regular feedback of product requirements and performance to internal groups including engineering, consulting and product management
Skills and Experience:
Candidates for this role MUST have a minimum of 7 years of experience providing implementation and technical support of networking products in LAN, WAN, or Internet services environments. Candidates for this role must also have a minimum of 3 years of experience designing IP networks.
Candidates MUST be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
Detailed technical experience in the installation and operation of IP routers. This includes hands-on operation of management tools and network analyzers.
A detailed understanding of the protocols surrounding IP service provider networks. These skills include but are not limited to:
TCP/IP and MPLS expertise
IP/Routing experience (OSPF, ISIS, BGP, MPLS-TE, RSVP, LDP, IPv6, Routing Policy)
Routing protocol operation, migration, and scaling mechanisms
Routing policies at BGP peering points
VPNs and the associated tunneling technologies (MPLS, L3VPN, VPLS, MVPN.)
Ethernet switching and 802.1Q, QOS
Knowledge of Data Center Switching, VxLAN/EVPN, Spine/Leaf Topologies
Strong Interpersonal skills
The ability to work independently and to function in a team environment.
Strong customer interface and presentation skills
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and work calmly under pressure
Strong technical writing skills
The ideal candidate for this role will be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
Juniper Hardware: M, T, MX, EX series
JUNOS CLI experience
Must understand BGP and route reflector topologies
Must be able to communicate with internal Engineering and QA Sys Test Teams
Must be able to communicate effectively with the customer
Unix/Linux skills a plus
Some scripting skills a plus
Test equipment such as Spirent, Agilent N2X, and Ixia a plus
Network management tools such as SNMP, Syslog, etc.
Experience with Multicast strongly preferred
US Citizens only
Due to Government focused work and Security Clearance requirements
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Software Engineering or similar discipline
Master of Science preferred
Personal Skills/Attributes Sought
Experience of designing and implementing virtualized software and solutions is essential.
Proven capability to effectively transfer knowledge to customer technical teams, both through formal and informal training.
Effective planning & communication skills, excellent inter-personal skills, able to work on multiple projects.
Demonstration of being able to write technical documents i.e. High-Level Design, Low Level Design, Implementation Plans.
Location, Language and Travel
Herndon, Virginia area is preferred
Travel with in the Americas with possible international travel
Up to 50% travel is expected.