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We have a Permanent position for a Network Engineer III in Birmingham, AL. Please review the following description and if you're interested, forward your resume to

 To manage the purchase, installation, and support of network communications, including LAN/WAN systems. To evaluate current systems and work on complex problems where analysis of situation requires in-depth evaluation of various factors. To plan large scale systems projects through vendor comparison and cost studies. To provide work leadership and training to lower level network engineers.
Associate's degree in Information Systems or a related field and six (6) years of related experience required. Work experience may substitute for education requirement.
The Network Engineer’s role is to ensure the stability and integrity of all Health System data communication. This includes voice, video, wireless and network services. This is achieved by planning, designing, and developing Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Networks (WANs) across the organization. In addition, the Network Engineer III will participate with the installation, monitoring, maintenance, support, and optimization of all network hardware, software, and communication links.  The person will also diagnose, resolve, and document hardware and software network problems in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide team and end user training where required.
Job Duties
Strategy & Planning
Collaborate with leadership to assess near- and long-term network capacity needs.
Aid in development of business continuity and disaster recovery plans, and maintain current knowledge of plan executables. Respond to emergency network outages in accordance with business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records.
Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery.
Acquisition & Deployment
Design and deploy company LANs, WANs, and wireless networks, including servers, routers, switches, UPSs, and other Network related hardware.
Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.
Oversee new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades.
Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.
Operational Management
Configure networks to ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed.
Receive and respond to incoming calls, notifications, and/or e-mails regarding network connectivity problems.
Ensure network connectivity of all servers, workstations, telephony equipment, and other network appliances.
Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information
Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.
Participate in managing all network security solutions.
Manage and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team.
Physical Requirements
Ability to sit at a computer for extended periods of time
Ability to lift and install equipment into network equipment racks
Essential Qualifications
Knowledge & Preferred Experience
    Proven experience and success with LAN, WAN and WLAN design and implementation
Strong knowledge of routing protocols including OSPF, BGP, and EIGRP
Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices
Extensive application support experience with Nessus and Solarwinds, Cisco Identity Services Engine
Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, software, protocols, and standards, including VPN/SSL VPN, Network Design, Network Security, TCP/IP, Active Directory, Routing Protocols, Windows platform, Cisco IOS, CiscoWorks Prime, Cisco ASA, wireless protocols
Extensive experience with firewalls and security protocols
Ability to operate network component analyzers, scanners, and testers showing competence with testing tools
Excellent hardware troubleshooting experience
Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives
Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws including HIPAA and PCI 
College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science preferred
Certifications: CCNP
       Personal Attributes
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
Able to conduct research into networking issues and products as required
Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language
Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail
Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities
Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment
Strong customer service orientation
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment