Network Engineer

City: Toronto, ON, Canada
Title: Network Engineer
Category: IT
EmploymentType: Contract
Location Address: Hybrid (mostly remote but will be required to come in for on-site duties) 
Contract Duration: 12 months
Number of Positions: 4
Pay Rate- $65-$70.60/hr.
Scheduled Hours: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
Extension Opportunity: Yes

• Typical Day in Role:
• Reporting to a Project Manager, you will play a critical part in helping the team support the various technologies within our Global Network. You will be expected to be a part of the teams’ rotational on call duties and, when required, be a part of after-hours project deployments in the mornings, evenings or weekends.
• You are eager to work with leading edge technologies to incorporate complex network solutions, as well as work with other technology teams to contribute to an overall solution.
• You thrive on being hands-on during mid to complex project deployments into production. This will include the support of assigned systems by acting as an internal consultant on assigned infrastructure and providing suggestions for viable solutions to systems problems of high complexity.
• You want to be challenged with complex problem solving in time sensitive situations to reduce system downtime and customer impact.
• You understand how the Bank’s risk appetite and risk culture should be considered in day-to-day activities and decisions.
• You are highly interested in software-defined Data Centre technologies like Cisco ACI and VMWare NSX and want to help drive the road-map and adoption within a large-scale enterprise network.
• You are interested in getting in on the Cloud floor as the team gets more hands on with the network in the Public Cloud, including environments like Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Microsoft Azure and IBM SoftLayer.

Candidate Requirements/Must-Have skills:
1. 10+ years of hands-on technical working experience in supporting, deploying and interconnecting various network technologies at an enterprise scale.
2. 5+ years of hands-on technical working experience with various Cisco, Fortinet, F5, Infoblox at an enterprise level capacity:
• Cisco Routing and Switching
o Nexus N9K/N7K/N5K/N2K Solutions
o Cisco ISR and ASR Routers
o Catalyst N9K
• Cisco Security/VPN
o ASA/FTD Firewalls
o Cisco FMC
• Fortinet
o FortiGate Firewalls
o Forti Manager/Collector/Analyzer
o Infoblox DNS/DHCP and IPAM
3. 2+ years of technical working experience with Cisco ACI, VMWare NSX or similar software defined technologies.
4. 2+ years of technical working experience with various Public Cloud (Azure & GCP preferred) environments, in a network related capacity.
5. Familiar with deploying and supporting Zero Trust platform like Zscaler or similar technologies
6. Familiar with Wired and Wireless 802.1x Network Authentication using Cisco ISE.

Nice-To-Have Skills:
• Previous exposure to largescale enterprise environments.
• Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCIE) certification a plus.

Soft Skills:
• Excellent written, presentation, and verbal communication skills to be able to work well with technical peers and business stakeholders at different levels within the organization.
• Strong decision making, forward thinking and creative problem-solving skills to anticipate and respond quickly to technological/market influences.
• Ability to work as part of a team, as well as work independently or with minimal direction.

Best vs. Average Candidate:
• Ability work independently and capable of getting work completed with minimal supervision.

• Post-secondary education in Computer Science, Networking Technology or related field.

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