The Technician is responsible for the advanced configuration and operating system upgrades of Carrier-Class Cisco and Juniper equipment that tie together a complex, multivendor nationwide data network. The Technician will also be responsible for working on up and coming virtualization technologies. The Technician will plan, prioritize, and schedule maintenance window changes with many groups both inside and outside the office with minimum supervision during the daytime and then implement these changes during scheduled maintenance windows while adhering to corporate standards. Equipment that is to be worked on includes but is not limited to Carrier-Class Cisco Routers running IOS-XR, Carrier-Class Juniper Routers, load balancers from both F5 Networks / A10 Networks and virtualization technologies from RedHat/VMWare.
Implement configuration changes and operating system upgrades on various Carrier-Class Cisco and Juniper data networking equipment. Implement configuration changes on F5 Network and A10 Network load balancers. Both turn up new and disconnect older circuits of varying technologies and bandwidths (Frame-Relay, Metro-E, Gigabit, Hundred-Gigabit) using procedures written by both an internal engineering group and outside vendors. Work on new virtualization technologies involving RedHat/VMWare, scripting, etc. The work is done in parallel with other internal groups.
Utilize network monitoring tools, during maintenance windows, to ensure that all monitored network equipment is functioning in accordance with company standards and policies, both before and after changes are made.
Engages in both intra and interdepartmental communication to plan, schedule, prioritize, and prepare for said maintenance window activities.
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