Full Time Job

Lead Network Engineer


Washington, DC 04-19-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

We are seeking a highly experienced and motivated Lead Network and Telecom Engineer with expertise in Cisco Switching, Routing and Datacenter Technologies with some Telecom Infrastructure management experience to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining complex data and voice infrastructure for NPR. You will lead a team of data and voice engineers to ensure high levels of availability, performance, and security for our datacenter infrastructure. You will work closely with other IT departments to ensure that the data and voice architecture meets business requirements and that any issues are quickly resolved.

• Provide detailed planning, design, and implementation of Network and Telecom infrastructure across all our locations
• Support current operating environment and implement necessary upgrades and enhancements ensuring high availability and performance
• Design and implement complex data solutions using Cisco technologies such as ACI, SDWAN, Wireless, Meraki, Cisco DNA, Routers, Catalyst switches, Cisco Nexus switches, Cisco Firewalls, Cisco MDS Switches, Cisco ISE and WAN technologies.
• Design and Implement IP based Telecom solutions with the concentration of Voice/Video over IP
• Lead a team of data and voice engineers to maintain and improve the data and voice infrastructure
• Develop and maintain data and voice infrastructure according to best practices and ensure that it satisfies security and compliance requirements
• Manage data and voice vendors for bandwidth requirements and capacity management
• Effectively troubleshoot and resolve data and voice issues for minimal operations disruption
• Develop and maintain detailed data and voice documentation and diagrams
• Keep up-to-date by evaluating and incorporating emerging data and voice technologies
• Provide technical leadership and mentoring to other data and voice engineers
• Collaborate with other IT departments to ensure that the data and voice infrastructure supports our business needs

• 7+ years of experience in working with data and voice technologies in corporate and datacenter environment
• Strong knowledge of Cisco networking and telecom technologies, including routers, switches, firewalls, wireless devices, and telephony systems
• Expertise in Cisco ACI, SDWAN, Wireless, Meraki, Cisco DNA, Cisco ISE, and FMC
• Experience with datacenter technologies such as Zoning, VSANs, Fabric Extenders, and Virtual Port Channels (VPC)
• Experience in LAN switching technologies and expertise with routing protocols like EIGRP, OSPF, BGP etc.
• Experience with WAN and Cloud technologies such as AWS, Azure, IPsec, Direct Connect is preferred
• Experience leading a team of data and voice engineers
• Experience implementing Audio/Video over IP and IP Multicast
• Experience with Avaya Telephony system, IX Voicemail and IP office is preferred
• Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• This position requires to be a part of on-call schedule where you need to be onsite at HQ office for 2 weeks every few months.
• Must have Cisco certifications CCNA and CCNP Enterprise. CCNP Datacenter is preferred.

• Bachelor's degree in Information Technology, or related field is a plus

Working Conditions:

This is a full-time hybrid position with typical office hours. However, some after-hours work may be required to resolve data and voice issues or perform system maintenance. The work may involve some travel to remote offices or data centers.

The above duties and responsibilities are not an exhaustive list of required responsibilities, duties and skills. Other duties may be assigned, and this job description can be modified at any time.

• Hybrid Permitted: This is a hybrid permitted role. Some aspects of this role include duties that are better performed at an NPR facility. The employee will be required to be onsite at the Washington, DC
office at least 10 days a year. The employee must also reside in an NPR supported location based on the number of onsite days they choose.

• This is a full time, exempt position.

Salary Range: The US based anticipated salary range for this opportunity is $140,000 - $155,000 plus benefits. The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum salaries NPR expects to provide for new hires for the position across all US locations.

Benefits: NPR offers access to comprehensive benefits for employees and dependents. Regular, full-time employees scheduled to work 30 hours or more per week are eligible to enroll in NPR's benefits options. Benefits include access to health and wellness, paid time off, and financial well-being. Plan options include medical, dental, vision, life/ accidental death and dismemberment, long-term disability, short-term disability, and voluntary retirement savings to all eligible NPR employees.

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Salary Details

Salary Range: $140,000 to $155,000 Per Year ($ USD)

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