Senior Network Solution Designer / Planner (Fort McMurray)

Compugen Inc - Fort McMurray, AB (30+ days ago)

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Compugen is Canada's largest privately-owned and operated Information Technology (IT) solution provider with extensive service and support resources. Our vision is to “simplify the business of technology, together” by focusing on business objectives and outcomes, aligning the most relevant and effective IT solutions to meet those requirements and providing extraordinary ongoing support capabilities.

Every day, over 1500 dedicated employees across Canada focus on providing extraordinary customer service and support experiences to private and public sector organizations. Since 1981, the Compugen team has developed a strong reputation with market-leading vendors and customers, for creating, implementing and supporting creative IT solutions that delight thousands of customers.

Senior Network Solution Designer / Planner
Role description
Skills Description
As a senior network planner, act as prime intake for solution design, evaluating incoming business requests, assess timing and technical skills required to deliver both standard offerings and customized technical solutions
Understand designs, specifications and work plans that meet or exceed established business and technical design requirements, approved architecture and technical standards, quality assurance, service levels, and continuous improvement goals.
Scheduling / planning and estimation based on understanding commonly deployed technical solutions
Stakeholder communications/engagement
Understand technical skills/personnel within the design team, to optimize work / task assignment
Work proactively & independently
Being able to work in an agile environment and with remote teams

Previous experience working in an infrastructure solution design role, including:

Supporting a Technical Design Authority:
Bring a solid understanding of current best practices and industry standards
Participate in Technical Assurance Review meetings – providing review feedback, recommendations, required actions, and approvals.
Ensure solution designs are compliant with target architectures and standards and meet stated functional and non-functional requirements
Build, review and maintain technical standards in conjunction with Operations, Solution Design, Architecture, and Enterprise Architecture.
Evaluate technical deviations from current standards, present technical deviation recommendations to stakeholders, and provide final approval for all technical deviations.
Research select and deploy the best applicable technology for systems development/maintenance and production Operations
Identify impacts to existing infrastructure capacity
Evaluate non-functional characteristics including performance, availability, scalability, resilience
Review environments for production and non-production (development, test, QA, training) and provide recommendations for on-going improvement and sustainability
Work with Operations to ensure delivered solutions are supportable, serviceable and meet business requirements & SLA’s.
Identify software licensing impacts (where relevant)
Ensure changes to existing services are made in a controlled manner: i.e. include impact assessment in consultation with the business and technical owners, regression testing of any impacted systems, and planned migration into production

As required:
Install, configure and troubleshoot infrastructure, applications and software.
Implement and document system administration procedures for Operations coverage and end users
Determine configuration procedures for development team.
Maintain and update standards in configurations and optimize system designs.
Design and architect new systems and support tools solutions.

Skill Requirements
Minimum seven (7) years of experience in broad infrastructure support and network solution design in Enterprise environments
Excellent knowledge of enterprise architecture and solution architecture concepts, values, methodologies, and differentiators in the data network domain
Minimum seven (7) years working experience in a Solution Design position dealing with enterprise level data network solutions, preferably in the Oil & Gas sector
Ability to produce clear and concise technical documentation
Ability to implement complex business solutions according to technical and financial requirements
Detail-oriented in reporting
Ability to communicate to different level people (technical and business)
Ability to consolidate and organize information
Ability to make clear decisions according to key elements
Wide knowledge in the area of Telecommunications, OSI model and Network protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, BGP, OSPF, QoS and CoS, etc.)
Extensive knowledge of Networks (LAN and WAN) and Telecommunications: (QoS, microwave radio, MPLS, L2 WAN, DWDM, VOD)
In-depth knowledge of administration and management of Network- and Voice-related systems
Experience in SAP GWAS
Experience in agile projects
Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline or equivalent work experience
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Knowledge of wireless technologies
Load balancing (BigIP/F5)
VPN Technology (IPsec, remote access solutions towards different client sites)
Knowledge of firewall and security technologies: Checkpoint FW1, Cisco ASA/PIX, Cisco IOS Firewall
Technical certifications (Cisco, Juniper, Avaya) an asset
Consistent with our commitments to equity and diversity, we actively recruit from all designated groups. We also provide employment accommodation upon request to current staff members and to applicants during the recruitment process. We aim to provide a work environment where excellence is allowed to flourish and diversity is prized. Compugen is committed to providing accommodation throughout the interview and employment process. If you require an accommodation, the hiring manager and the human resources contact will work with you to meet your needs.