Sr. Network Application Profiling and Modeling Analyst

  • Company: Capital One
  • Posted: September 15, 2016
  • Reference ID: R10833
Knolls 2 (12036), United States of America, Glen Allen, Virginia

Sr. Network Application Profiling and Modeling Analyst

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Seeking candidates with strong technical and organizational skills to work in a network profiling and capacity planning team. Responsibilities will include working with development teams to analyze application performance across domestic and global networks, building network models to predict application performance, and reporting and making recommendations on network capacity projects.

Candidates should have a strong understanding of core networking technologies (LAN, WAN, routing, etc.) and also in-depth experience with analysis, modeling, and packet capture tools. Some experience with HTML/web based programming is a plus. Candidates should be ready to interface with multiple teams from business areas, network engineering teams, and management. Recent exposure to Agile/Kanban methodologies, Cloud Technologies, and SDN/SD-WAN is desired.

The candidate will be part of a team performing functions consisting of:

  • Working with Application Development teams to analyze application performance across a network, domestic or global.
  • Perform modeling to estimate application response times for various situations.
  • Participate in network application testing.
  • Use standard toolsets and processes to determine and publish application grading for network suitability.
  • Assist application teams in identifying areas for improved performance.
  • Simulate impacts to network traffic, analyzing results, identifying performance issues and recommending improvements.
  • Analyze network traffic quality of service and bandwidth optimization efforts to ensure performance.
  • Model plans for application or network configuration upgrades, additions, or revisions.
  • Provide 4th level analysis troubleshooting support for network and application problems.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Experience of working in a large geographically disbursed network environment.
  • Ability to work as part of an integrated team that is geographically dispersed, as well as work independently as required.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills are required as well as strong organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Ability to adequately discuss technical issues with technicians, engineers, and vendors.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to effectively work with people in your immediate team and with departments in or outside of the enterprise, as well work independently as required.
  • Customer service focused.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, often changing, and sometimes ambiguous environment.
  • Aptitude to assemble and clearly present technical information to non-technical people.
  • Working knowledge of SDN and SD-WAN technologies.
  • Training or certifications in cloud solutions such as Amazon Web, Azure, and Google Cloud.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma, GED, equivalent certification or military experience.
  • At least 2 years performing network performance modeling and benchmarking.
  • At least 6 years of experience in network communications field with demonstrated proficiency in troubleshooting network LAN and WAN infrastructures.
  • At least 4 years of experience in troubleshooting Cisco router and switch hardware platforms, TCP/IP, and industry standard routing protocols.
  • At least 4 years of experience with packet capture and analysis products such as Wireshark, Riverbed/OpNET, Dynatrace/Compuware, and Netscout/Sniffer.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications or related field, or military experience
  • 1 year of experience in utilizing industry standard network management tools (MRTG/eHealth, Openview NNM, and Splunk)

At this time, Capital One will not sponsor a new applicant for employment authorization for this position. 

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