Senior Network Administrator

Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited - Ottawa, ON (8 months ago)

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Canadian Bank Note Company designs, launches, and supports secure solutions for currency and excise, border security, identification and lottery systems for countries around the world. All over the world, people travel safely through borders and carry reliable ID, trust local currency thanks to our ID and payment solutions and enjoy the good cause initiatives supported by our lottery and charitable gaming operations.

What’s in it for you?

As a Senior Network Administrator in the Corporate IS Department, you’ll play a key role in maintaining and shaping CBN’s global network infrastructure. Working in a team of highly skilled network professionals, you'll play a part in driving forward our technology roadmap, automation capabilities, service delivery standards and operational processes for CBN’s global network infrastructure and service delivery operations.

You'll work closely with our IT Security team to continually advance our network security capabilities and posture, ensuring we stay ahead of the curve in protecting CBN and our corporate information.

What will you do?

You'll be responsible for monitoring and administering CBN’s global network infrastructure and play a significant part in designing and evolving it so as to ensure that it remains a highly secure, highly available, performance and capacity tuned fault tolerant infrastructure that underpins CBN’s 24x7 security focused world-wide business operations .

Core responsibilities will include the following:
Manage and administer CBN’s global network and voice infrastructure including all network firewalls, network switches, routers, IDS/IDP appliances, VPN appliances, WiFi access points, carrier data/voice links, PBX and physical cabling.
Manage and administer CBN’s IP Address space & assignments, OSF/BGP routing, communication links (voice and data), firewall rules, IPSec/SSL Tunnels, VLANs, etc.
Monitor, assess and act upon security advisories and vulnerabilities to mitigate CBN exposure to risk.
Monitor and analyze network performance; making optimization recommendations as appropriate.
Diagnose, isolate and resolve all network related support requests and incidents that impact availability, security and/or performance in accordance to assessed severity, service level agreements and turnaround targets.
Research, identify and implement new solutions for network infrastructure projects. These may include firewall migration projects, network rezoning, new site fit-ups, new technology configuration and deployment, etc.
Develop and maintain up-to-date system and network documentation and diagrams.

What will help you succeed:
Ideally, you will possess a degree in Computer Science/Engineering or related field and 10+ years of progressive networking experience in nationally/globally distributed environments.

Some of the skill/knowledge sets that will be considered assets are:

Technical Skills
Firewall Management: Fortigate Firewalls (preferably with NSE4 certification or higher), Session Border Controllers;
Network Communications: OSI Layers, Routing (OSPF, BGP), IP Addressing, Switching, VLAN, STP, Multicast/Unicast, VPN, WiFi, VPN;
Network Troubleshooting Skills & Tools: Advanced Network performance troubleshooting, Solarwinds Network Monitoring, Packet Capture Sniffing & Analysis, Splunk SIEM, Fluke Network Testers, VoIP call handshake knowledge, Enterprise Automation tooling (Fortimanager, Network Mapping, Use of API’s in automation, etc.);
Network Security: Intrusion Detection Prevention technologies, IPSec/SSL, NAC, Radius/Tacacs, Packet Inspection, ITSG-22, ITSG-38, CISSP certification;
Wide Area Network: IPSec over Internet, MPLS links, SDWAN Technologies;
Telecommunications: Carrier Telecommunication Links (PSTN, 1FL, PRI, SIP), PBX (3CX), VoIP communication handshake capture and troubleshooting;
Architecture/Design: Background in architecting and designing networking solutions based on standards and best practices.
Relevant Experience/Soft Skills
Excellent analytical and decision-making skills;
Ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve issues effectively;
Well-developed interpersonal skills.
Mandatory Requirements
Ability to participate in on-call rotation program (approx. 1 week on, 2/or 3 weeks off - dependent on various factors, e.g travel, vacation, etc);
Ability to travel expediently to and between all local (National Capital Region) CBN sites regularly, as well as on very short notice;
Ability to travel internationally to CBN’s foreign sites 2-4 times/year (e.g. USA, Romania, Honduras, etc.);
Eligibility for Government of Canada Secret (Level II) clearance.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited is committed to achieving a skilled and diversified workforce that reflects the diversity of the Canadian population. We encourage applications from women, visible minorities, people with disabilities and Aboriginal people. Canadian Bank Note Company Limited is committed to developing inclusive, barrier-free selection processes and work environments. If contacted regarding this competition, please advise the interview coordinator of any accommodation measures you may require.