The Network Administrator runs the networking and communications infrastructure that serves as a backbone for operating business-related computer systems and telephony. This includes the installation, maintenance and configuration of LANs, WANs and other technology products. The Network Administrator focuses not only on the availability and reliability of the network but its security. Through strategic planning and forecasting, the Network Administrator works to ensure the network has the capacity and throughput to meet business requirements and to scale when demands change.
- Evaluate, design, install, maintain and configure network infrastructure components, wireless infrastructure, switches and routers
- Manages performance and maintains security of LANS
- Maintain terrestrial communications utilizing transmission over fiber, DWDM multiplexing, facility network architecture (Point-to-Point, Rings, etc.) and Element/network Management Systems (EMS/NMS)?
- Maintain a network addresses scheme
- Research and select technologies for monitoring network traffic, security and performance issues
- Work with vendors on software and hardware technical issues
- Make recommendations to management concerning network upgrades
- Develop system recovery procedures to minimize system downtime; provide technical support for maintaining system reliability and availability.
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field
- Extensive hands-on technical knowledge of Network Systems, Protocols, and standards such as Ethernet, LAN, WAN, Frame Relay, TCP/IP, T1, OSPF, EAPS, 802.11x, VoIP, Layer 2 switching, Layer 3 routing, etc.
- Proven ability to diagnose solve complex system and application problems and errors.
- Deep understanding of network and telephony products from leading vendors such as Cisco, Nortel Networks, Juniper, etc.