Network Technician / Engineer
(Contract or Contract-to-hire)
West Los Angeles, CA 90054
Title: Network Technician / Engineer
Pay Rate:† $30- $35 / hour *DOE | Contract 1099 or Contract-to-hire | ~24 - 32 hrs per week
Send to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Status: Contract or Contract-to-hire
Report to:† Area Technology Manager / Client Services Manager
Location:† Los Angeles, California / Varies M-Sat. between 8 am and 6 pm
Industry:† Professional Services / Higher Education
We are seeking a talented network technician to provide network administration, data cabling, and engineering to a university in West Los Angeles in a contract or contract-to-hire position. The work involves the development and upkeep of a large campus network including cable plant, switch fabric, wireless infrastructure, and all things network. This position requires good knowledge and practical application of enterprise networking skills including cabling, telecom admin, switches, and related application software. The customer base is comprised of both faculty, staff, and students with escalation generally coming though the helpdesk or business unit liaisons. The working environment is business casual and the culture emphasizes self-development and team growth.
Duties and Responsibilities:
We are looking one or more of the following certifications OR skills that qualify. (Network+, CCNA, MCSE, Juniper) The following terms and concepts should be well known and understood. (Cabling, VLAN's, DNS, TCP/IP)
Hands-on installation, configuration, and deployment of hardware and software in a mixed environment of Microsoft, Linux, Cisco, and VMware over two primary MDF's and dozens of IDF's. OS versions include (but not limited to) MS Windows Server, Red Hat Linux, VMWare. Hardware includes (but not limited to) Cisco, Juniper, HP, Dell, EMC.
Implement enterprise network technologies for scalability and management. Participate in a network and systems planning process that includes business units, management, and technical people including peers.
Configure network equipment and software based on organization standards and best practices.
Ability to troubleshoot, resolve, and communicate system and or network issues in a team environment, and or as a engineer. Provide escalation support for tier 1 support teams.
Provide clear and concise communication skills both written and oral demonstrated by a history in preparing and creating technical reports, business cases, layout & design diagrams, and best practices.
Manage and coordinate service providers and vendors
Provide good customer service and a consulting like experience for the various business units on projects and in the planning process.
Participate in on-call support rotation for after hours systems issues. Assist with system backups in design, setup, and operation including documentation and application of best practices.
Perform all manner of cable installs including punch down at service block.
Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes: †
Knowledge of modern office procedures and methods including telephone communications, office systems, and record keeping.
Detailed knowledge of network technologies Ė enterprise systems, PC hardware, all kinds of software.
Communicate effectively with all levels of the organization in a professional and helpful manner.†
Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
Willing to work overtime, and weekends for special projects.
Dedication to excellent customer service.
** Must have reliable transportation and ability to drive **
Credentials and Experience:†
Associates degree with courses in computer technology.† Bachelorís degree preferred.† Bachelorís degree in progress OK.
Four or more years professional experience in IT support role.† EXPERIENCED PROFESSIONALS ONLY.