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Network Analyst / Operations Analyst in Vernon Hills at CRS Group

Date Posted: 7/1/2018

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Job Description

Operations Analyst - Level II - Network

Duration: 6 months
Location: Vernon Hills, IL

Overview: The CRS Group is currently looking for a Operations Analyst - Level II - Network for one of our clients in the Vernon Hills area.

Job Description:
  • Operations Analysts provide 24/7 coverage of Network Operations Center and play a fundamental role in ensuring we meet or exceed the expectations of all clients as defined in our service level agreements
  • Analysts apply the necessary technical breadth to providing top level technical support services and operational leadership, including problem resolution, and technical change implementation for Managed Services clients
  • Analysts are smart, hardworking individuals with top level experience and enjoy working on highly visible, technically challenging service offerings
  • They are high caliber, well rounded professionals who are passionate about emerging technology, with exceptional customer service and communication skills

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Understand and Deliver Managed Service offerings as outlined in the Service Descriptions and Service Catalog
  • Understand and follow the processes and procedures defined in the Standard Operating Procedures manual (SOP)
  • Primarily responsible for providing top-level technical support, including problem resolution, technical change implementation, telephone and one-on-one technical support within defined service level agreements for clients
  • Provide detailed and effective communication to internal and external customers
  • Clearly and concisely articulate problems and solutions for issues to clients both over the phone, via e-mail and in person
  • Provide 24 X 7 support to critical systems and ensure availability objectives are met
  • Provide alert response as well as email and telephone technical support for data center and managed services clients
  • Take ownership of the incident/request and drive it to resolution
  • Document and track troubleshooting steps, incident solutions and support requests
  • Keep clients informed throughout the process and follow up with them to ensure satisfactory resolution
  • Guide and mentor less experienced teammates by providing technical support, training, and direction
  • Document and record time
  • As a Operations Analyst- Level II - Network provide Intermediate technical services with little supervision from Supervisors, Team Leads, and Technology Owners
  • Ability to follow through with tasks, projects, troubleshooting with little supervision
  • Handles several tasks simultaneously (ie: troubleshoots and develops internal network, responds to emergencies)
  • Communicates with Manager all events that are not anticipated (new product requirements, equipment failure, design changes, schedule changes)
  • Responds to all customers professionally and courteously and relays any customer questions or concerns to manager
  • Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of our client through performing behaviors consistent with our client way
  • Assist in creating and documenting policies and procedures
  • Understand SLAs in a production environment and proactively strive to meet the commitments
  • Provide support to Service Account Managers, Situation Managers, Project Managers and product developers
  • Review assigned service requests daily, following up and providing status updates to clients; ensure data pertaining to the status of service requests is entered into the problem tracking systems accurately and promptly to provide an up-to-date picture of service delivery status and backlog
  • Supports and conducts self in a manner consistent with customer service expectations

  • Minimum 3 years of technical experience
  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline; equivalent experience acceptable
  • Capable of resolving critical issues in a time sensitive manner, cognizant of requisite service levels
  • Ability to establish customer trust and confidence in the Managed Services knowledge of and concern for customers business needs
  • History of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the customers while meeting deadlines
  • Critical attention to detail and solid creative problem solving skills
  • Ability to perform intermediate root cause analysis
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Customer Service focused and a high level of professionalism
  • Ability to consistently follow policies and procedures
  • Strong communication and documentation skills
  • Excellence verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively interact with all coworkers and stakeholders, in including senior leadership
  • Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced, diverse and growth-oriented environment
  • Must know when to ask for assistance
  • Must be approachable, teachable, a team player with a strong desire to continue learning and expanding their experience in a highly evolving technical environment
  • Must have good time management skills and be able to meet rigid and urgent assignment schedules

Preferred Qualifications:
Working knowledge in a number of the following technology areas:
  • Switches - Cisco IOS and Nexus platforms
  • Routers - Cisco IOS and IOS XE platforms
  • Firewalls - Cisco ASA and FWSM platforms
  • Load Balancers - Cisco ACE, CSS, F5 LTM and F5 GSM
  • WAN Optimization - Riverbed Steelhead and Cisco WAAS

Network Technologies/Topologies:
  • WAN - MPLS, MPLS Layer 2/3 VPNs, Frame-Relay, GRE/IPSEC VPN, VPN, SIP/PSTN services
  • Layer 2 networking - 802.1(D,W,S) , Ethernet, PPoE, Ether-Channel
  • Layer 3 networking - IPv4, IPv6, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP (v2), BGP, MP-BGP, PFR, OSPFv3, EIGRPv6, RIPng, Advanced Redistribution, VRF-lite
  • Multicast Networking - Multicast (Sparse + Dense), MSDP, Anycast, Auto-RP, BSR, PIM, SSM
  • Security - CBAC, Zone-Based firewall, Reflex ACL, NAT, IP Source Guard, uRPF, Cisco IPS/IPS, RSA Envision
  • QOS - Congestion avoidance and congestion management. MQC, CBWFQ, LLQ, NBAR, WRED, Auto-QOS
  • VOIP - Cisco voice gateway functionality, SRST
  • Unified Computing/Virtualization - Design, support, configure, upgrade Cisco UCS systems
  • Data Center - FabricPath, FEX, vPC, UCS, FCoE
  • Wireless - Cisco Wireless LAN controllers, lightweight and autonomous AP models, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, MSE, Aruba and Meraki
  • VPN - SSL VPN, IPSec VPN, and DMVPN (phase 1 and 2), EZVPN, Anyconnect

Additional knowledge/skills:
  • Operating System/utilities - Windows 7, Windows 2008 Server, Windows XP Professional, Red Hat Linux, Solaris, DNS, DHCP, Netflow, WireShark
  • Professional skills - Network drawing tools including MS Visio, presentation skills and experience including MS PowerPoint
  • Hands-on experience in a large enterprise or data center environments
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or equivalent
  • ITIL Foundations Certification
  • Hands-on experience in a large Data Center environment
  • ITIL Foundations Certification

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.