Vacancy: Senior Network Engineer at Blueprint Business Technologies

Blueprint Business Technologies is a full spectrum ICT solution company, headquartered in Lagos, with growing interest across the West African market. BBT is the flagship company of the Blueprint Technology Group, one of the fastest growing Nigerian ICT Company.
Job description
Network Design: Provide network design services which meet and exceed the needs of major financial services firms, ensuring adherence to departmental policies and procedures; coordinate and define network requirements (i.e. design, configure, install, etc.) to include coordinating with other groups within and outside the Infrastructure team to determine the scope and objectives of proposed networking configurations; oversee the timely and accurate analysis of company and third-party vendor requirements, evaluating if network configuration is possible with existing resources and managing end user expectations to keep them at a realistic level; develop and implement network back-up and recovery plans to maintain reliable network operating system. Coordinate the install and maintenance of market datafeeds and circuits such as Radianz, Savvis, Reuters, Bloomberg
Develop detailed implementation plans to accommodate network growth, security, and enhancements by maximizing functionality of network equipment (i.e. Cisco routers, gateways, switches, etc.); monitor network implementation, providing support in an timely and accurate manner; know and support approved corporate and departmental policies relating to business procedures, philosophies and conduct; design network performance reports, detailing network status, for management in an accurate and timely manner
Technical Research and Analysis – Analyze data traffic patterns within network infrastructure, detecting operational problems and recommending improvements to ensure optimal performance; proactively identify symptoms and instabilities in a timely and accurate manner to include performing analysis, capacity planning, and testing for organizations network environment; make recommendations to management on enhancements to network that will improve the quality and reliability of the networks performance; provide recommendations of the most cost-effective solution to management, including all cost, procedural, and contractual considerations necessary to make decisions; research and identify new technologies available that offer business advancements; provide written documentation to support the recommendation and benefits of implementing new technology.
Provide network security by configuring routers, switches, firewalls etc. according to company security standards; monitor security measures in place within network perimeter, ensuring security breaches do not occur and information is safeguarded from unauthorized users, etc.
Ensure information is properly protected by assisting the Infrastructure team in developing secure architectures within Production and corporate network environment.
Provide management with status reports throughout assigned projects detailing project status and timeline, to include completing a project completion report to document if all milestones and objectives were met
Problem Resolution – Proactively oversee the activities involved in quality resolution of complex technical issues, responding with an appropriate sense of urgency to problems escalated to Network Engineer’s level; coordinate with appropriate departments to determine positive solutions that increase end user satisfaction, following through to completion, and communicating resolution results to end user; escalate to management any situation that could adversely impact the service provided to the end user; monitor trends in documented incidents and determine appropriate actions necessary to eliminate future occurrences and improve customer service levels in an appropriate timeframe; respond to 24-hour/7-day-a-week service needs while adhering to established departmental guidelines
Desired Skills and Experience
Minimum Requirement: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
Technical Skills:
Operating Systems:  Windows Server 2003/2000/NT and Workstation 4.0/XP/2000, Mac OS X 10.x, DOS 6.22, Linux (Red Hat) 9.0, UNIX (Solaris).
Applications: MS office 97/2000/2003, MS Exchange 2003/5.5, Black Berry Enterprise Server,  Visio 2000, Pc Anywhere 9/11.1, Norton Antivirus
LAN/WAN: TCP/IP, OSPF, RIP, EIGRP, CDP, IP Routing, Frame Relay, Multi Layer Switching, ACL’s, NAT, T1/Ds3, WAN Equipment - Paradyne 91xx / 95xx / 96xx Framesaver, 3160 / 71xx; Adtran TSU, DSU III / IV, Total Access 750 FXS / FXO Channel Bank; Motorola Codex 35xx, UTA 220
NMS / Analysis: Cisco Ciscoworks 5.0 / 2000, BBSM; IPSwitch What’s up Gold, Network AssociatesSniffer Pro 4.5 / 4.6, Sniffer Reporter; Wildpackets Etherpeek; Agilent / HP Internet Advisor 2300, PRTG, Cacti, Orion
Routing:  Cisco 4000 / 4500 / 6500 / 7200 routers, Protocols include OSPF, ISIS, BGP, EIGRP, MPLS VPNs, 802.1q, ISL, EtherChannel, Multicast, VMWAre , SNMP, HSRPIPSec, DHCP, Frame Relay Traffic Shaping,  Voice over Frame, Voice over IP, Multiflex Voice WAN modules, Video / Voice QoS (CBWFQ, LLQ)
Switching:  Cisco Catalyst 3500 / 3550 / 3700 / 3900 / 4000 / 6500 series switches, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.1q, ISL, EtherChannel
Load Balancing -  Netscalers, F5 and Cisco
Security:  Cisco Catalyst FWSM, Cisco ASA 55xx, PIX 506 / 515 / 525 / 535, Firewall IOS, IPSec VPN (Cisco Secure Client, Cisco VPN 3000 Client, Microsoft Client, Router-Router, Router-PIX, PIX-PIX, Redundant tunnels), VPN Concentrator 3005 / 3015, ACS, TACACS+, Radius, Cisco Secure Scanner,Checkpoint Firewall 4.1 / 2000 /  NGFP2/3; Sonicwall PRO / DMZ / XPRS2 Firewall & VPN;NetScreen 5XP; RSA SecureID ACE Server, Cisco intrusion detection system, Snort, IBM MSS system.
Degree in Computer Science or related field preferred

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