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Senior Network Administrator

Job ID 1817151 Date posted 11/07/2018 Location: San Diego, California Apply

Description



Cox Communications is looking for skilled network administration talent to help integrate and implement network designs by evaluating business strategies and requirements, researching network standards, and identifying integration issues. Responsibilities will also include identifying and resolving gaps in monitoring and automation. The individual will be able to analyze design requirements to identify and mitigate risk with integration into production networks.

Candidate should have a strong background with datacenter and WAN networking technologies from major providers such as Cisco. The candidate will also have experience with one or more application delivery and load balancing platforms such as A10 ADC or F5. The ideal candidate will also understand virtual network environments and possess scripting skills in one or more languages (Python, Perl, Ruby, JavaScript, PHP, Unix Shell, PowerShell).
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:
Accountable for creating robust, technically detailed “MOP” (Method of Procedure) for service integration and implementation
Accountable for analyzing network change requests to determine what type of service is requested, the degree of impact, and where and when implementation should occur.
Accountable for ensuring that network infrastructure and applications are maintained and patched 
Collaborate with Engineering groups to integrate new network designs into the production network
Independently analyze existing tools for missing efficiencies or gaps and develop new processes for addressing automation opportunities. 
Independently support internal and external teams in relation to upcoming platform initiatives
Provide network performance and capacity guidance by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends
Provide advanced troubleshooting assistance using structured and repeatable methodology
Appropriately respond to incident escalations and ensure appropriate follow-up based on severity level
Recommend use cases that address specific organizational needs and / or regulatory requirements
Prepare and present dashboards for tiered support organization including but not limited to, incident trending, standards compliance and maintenance activity.
May manage intermediate level projects with Operations and Engineering to confirm delivery intervals and validate critical dates and milestones to ensure delivery of services stay on target. 
Coordinates with other departments to ensure the network is available and configured to exceed market demands.
This is a professional position that requires minimal supervision, and is comfortable in a remote matrix management environment.

Qualifications



Qualifications

Minimum:
Generally 5-8 years of experience in networking or related fields
4+ years of direct technical network administration experience
Extensive experience with datacenter and WAN technologies from major providers such as Cisco.
Scripting skills in one or more languages (Python, Perl, shell, C) 
Demonstrable skills in the following areas:
    •IPv4 and IPv6 deployment and support in large datacenter and wide-area networks;
    •Packet-based protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP, MPLS and Routing Protocols: OSPF, IS-IS, BGP, EIGRP; 
    •Ethernet Technologies: gigE, 10gigE, VLANs, 802.1Q (VLAN tagging), 802.1P (layer 2 QoS), VRRP, HSRP; 
    •QoS Capabilities: classification, marking, queuing, policing
    •Traffic management validations 
    •IP Protocols used to deliver multicast traffic (IGMP, PIM); 
Demonstrable experience of analyzing and interpreting system and application logs in order to diagnose faults and spot abnormal behaviors
Strong foundation in dynamic routing protocols
Experience in systems for monitoring large networks, e.g., HP NNMi, SolarWinds Orion
Experience working with managers and customers, receiving requirements and converting them into actions
CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate)

Preferred:
BS/BA in related discipline (i.e. Engineering, Computer Science, or similar technical degree) preferred. 
Scripting skills in one or more languages (Python, Perl, shell, C)  
Experience building automation tools using various platform APIs (Cisco APIC, OpenStack, A10)
Experience with deploying virtualized network functions using Contrail, Merantis, VMware, or other generic OpenStack platforms.
Experience with virtual infrastructures (KVM, VMWare)
Experience with Software-defined Networks (OpenStack, NSX)
One or more networking related certifications (CCNP, CCIE, JNCIS, JNCIP)

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About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

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Organization: Cox Communications, Inc.

Primary Location: US-CA-San Diego-5159 Federal Blvd

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Individual Contributor

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Schedule: Full-time

Unposting Date: Ongoing
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