Venor is proud to partner with our client the City of Moncton, to fill the role of Network Administrator. The City of Moncton oversees all aspects of municipal services including infrastructure, maintenance, waste collection, snow clearing as well as management of parks, arenas, festivals and events. This is an opportunity for an experienced network administrator to get more meaningful experience in network design and security while enjoying work that impacts the lives of our citizens and community.
Reporting to the Technology & Infrastructure Team Lead, the Network Administrator is accountable for the technical planning and administration of the City of Moncton data network environment. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to; systems and network configuration management, network performance monitoring and maintenance, administration of network security, and design and planning of network infrastructure.
This unionized position requires the incumbent to provide after-hours support on a scheduled rotation and, at times, work outside normal hours and be on "Stand By" with respect to critical failures. On-call compensation and hours of work as per CHEA Local 60200 Collective Agreement. Considerable stress can develop when dealing with end-user issues and critical system failures. Significant localized travel is required to plan, manage and restore network services therefore a valid NB Driver's license is required for this position. Occasional travel will be required regionally and beyond for conferences and training.
As the successful candidate, you possess a university degree in Computer Science with a minimum of (2) years of networking experience or College Diploma in a Networking or Systems Administration discipline with a minimum of (4) years experience. Cisco CCNA / CCNP certifications are required. You are someone who has experience planning and implementing secure network topologies and has specific experience with Cisco switching, routing, and firewall technologies and experience working with technical teams troubleshooting and resolving complex problems. You are someone who thrives working both collaboratively and independently and can communicate on an appropriate technical level with all levels within the Corporation.
As the ideal candidate, you are someone with strong verbal and written communication skills, the ability to communicate in the French language would be considered a strong asset. You must have a strong knowledge of IP networking concepts and practices and in-depth knowledge of network security concepts and techniques to be successful in the role.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
As the Network Administrator, you are responsible for planning, implementing, and maintaining network and system configurations to meet City of Moncton's business and architectural requirements. This includes:
- Establishing, installing, documenting, and maintaining router, switch, appliance and firewall configurations.
- Establishing, documenting, and maintaining device network configurations for all devices connecting to City networks both wired and wireless.
- Performing capacity analysis and planning to ensure network capacity accommodates current and future business requirements.
- Developing and managing cabling plan and distribution of network access ports and wireless access points.
- Maintaining current knowledge of networking technologies and applications. Applying knowledge to the selection, testing, and acquisition of networking equipment, applications, and processes. Works with Team Lead and project teams in developing network solutions.
Additionally, you will also ensure optimum performance and resource utilization of City networks through establishing network performance baselines, measuring network performance against established baselines and providing metrics reporting for management, security, and capacity-planning purposes. You will be responsible for defining, designing, and implementing trouble alerting based on established performance baselines and thresholds.
- Analyzing, troubleshooting, and resolving network technical problems.
- Informing Team Lead of operational, functional, and security issues.
- Maintaining City internet domain name registrations. Registering new domain names as required.
- Maintaining internal and external DNS records.
- Monitoring City VOIP network resources and ensuring they adhere to predetermined Quality of Service (QoS) standards.
As the Network Administrator you are also required to ensure network security through means of Implementing and maintaining network access as defined by business and security rules and policies. You can successfully implement, configure, and maintain City firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and gateway spam, content, and virus/malware filters according to security rules and policies. You are someone who can work with Information Systems management to define network security objectives and policies. The Network Administrator must act as a primary member of the security incident response team identifying, mitigating, and eliminating security breaches and/or potential threats.
- Configuring network access and security for public-facing web sites and services, including DMZ networks
- Implementing and maintaining third-party certificates used on City of Moncton web sites and VPN connections.
You can deliver 2nd-tier support to Help Desk for network problems and inquiries by answering, logging, and responses to Help Desk requests for support, responding directly to end-user requests as necessary. You can analyze, troubleshoot, and resolve network hardware and software technical problems.
Initiating and managing requests to external vendors for warranty and service support and can maintain call records and update solutions knowledgebase.
- Providing Systems Administration support in such a way that you act as Systems Administrator in the absence of the Systems Administrators and when additional resources are required.
- Providing network expertise to Systems Administrators as part of the Technology and Infrastructure team.
By stepping into the role as the Network Administrator, you have an impressive and equally extensive technological background. Experience and expertise across the following domains is desired:
- IP Routing Protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP)
- Network Security Principles and Protocols - SSL, IPSec, PKI
- Network diagnostic techniques and tools
- Cisco networking hardware and IOS.
- Cisco ASA Firewalls and VPN technology
- Cisco Cloud Email and Web Management
- Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers
- Check Point Next Generation Firewalls
- Cisco VOIP
- Microsoft Server and Exchange Technology
- Microsoft Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, WINS
- Microsoft IIS
- VMWare virtual server technology
- Dell Equalogic Storage Area Networks (SAN)
- Other technologies and protocols as necessary
- Ubiquity Wireless Bridges and Access Points
If you are someone who has a strong technological background, and are looking to take the next step in your career, reach out to Senior Consultants, Alex Armsworthy via email@example.com, or Craig Coady via firstname.lastname@example.org for full details.