Network Administrator - WAN

CG Consulting Group - Markham, ON (4 months ago)

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Reports To: Manager, Regional Centre Americas
Department: Corporate Information Technology
Location: Markham ONT (near 404, 16th Ave)

Job Summary
Provide high-level technical expertise in the area of IT infrastructure and network platforms for global operations. Designs and implements infrastructure solutions in collaboration with business and product development teams. Further, this individual would be responsible to ensure that the established processes to meet the regulatory and corporate security requirements are respected and optimized, in a fast paced and critical environment. We are looking for an experienced Network Administrator that brings a broad set of skills and serves as a technical lead in the region (Canada, USA, Mexico, Brazil and Colombia). Further, support EMEA and APAC

Primary Responsibilities
  • Operations and maintenance of corporate Global LAN / WAN environment
  • Deployment of Global and Regional projects based on the Company Blue print.
  • Deployment, configuration and administration of networking devices such as Firewalls, IDS/IPS, Switches, Routers and VPN devices
  • Collaboration and Coordination of activities and reporting to Enterprise Operation Center (India) and head office (Germany)
  • Support, monitoring and responding globally (other regions) – follow the sun concept
  • Troubleshoot network issues and performance; use various commercial and proprietary monitoring and analysis tools
  • Deployment of secure VPN connectivity between sites (NGWAN) and also with customers
  • Administer Network locally and on the Cloud hosted in Americas, Europe and Asia
  • Administer and monitor of Intrusion prevention system and responding to alerts
  • Conduct Vulnerability and penetration assessment on the network ensure PCI compliance requirements are met on networking, reporting and administration.
  • Documentation and maintain network diagrams and configuration changes
  • Plan and execute changes, including coordination, planning and notification about changes.
  • Make recommendations for the enhancement of the operational processes
  • Provide regional Network administration support
  • Work in a global team of experts to support internal and external customers around the globe
  • Conduct monthly (weekend) maintenance activities
  • Maintain Disaster Recovery and Business continuity processes by planning and testing fail-over activities
  • Guide the local and regional network team and execute IT Networking strategies
Secondary Responsibilities
  • Ensure the logical security requirements are maintained based on standards such as Company, VISA, MasterCard, Amex and PCI
  • Provide on-call support for global sites
  • Assist Help Desk and Server Administrators
  • Participate in logical security audits at Global Sites
Qualifications, Experience and Educational Requirements

Work Experience:
  • Must have minimum 7 years of experience in managing and configuring Networks.
  • Experience in information security
  • Working experience in Global team and supporting Global customers
Skills and Competencies:
  • Deep knowledge in network management (Cisco, Juniper, CheckPoint and Fortinet) is mandatory
  • Project management and work in a global team
  • Experience with Server and Workstation, DNS, DHCP, NTP, LDAP etc.
  • Knowledge about SDWAN and Wireless technologies are appreciated
  • Experience in structured and formalized IT operations according to ITIL standard
  • Working experience in network monitoring systems
  • Knowledge of PCI DSS/CP, PI and other Government Requirements
  • Experience and knowledge on Cyber Security
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to direct their teams and communicate IT needs to organization leaders
  • Self-organizes, collaborates and manages efforts with peers and teams across responsibility areas, languages, geography and time zones
  • A self-starter, curious and not afraid to ask questions and challenge the way things are done today
  • Sees a problem or opportunity, takes ownership and acts on it independently
  • Develops methods and habits to be an informed and motivated product owner
  • Informs, educates and develops team members, peers and customers to grow expertise, alignment and collaboration
  • Presents ideas concisely and in an informative manner to both large and small audiences
  • Demonstrates situational and organizational awareness to take ownership or escalate issues to achieve coverage of our global footprint
  • Responsible to maintain confidentiality
Education:
  • University or College Degree in the technology related field, or equivalent work experience
  • Certification in Networking