Vision Technologies

CIS Network Engineer

It Engineer in Las Vegas, NV

Posted 2019-09-16
Description

The Central Information Services (CIS) department is responsible for enterprise-level server,
storage, database, business intelligence, and identity management systems for districtwide
student and business applications and processes. CIS also provides software development
services to extend capabilities of vendor software, provide custom applications, and manage
interfaces between vendor products and systems.
CIS is one of four departments within the Technology & Information Systems Services Division
of the Clark County School District.
The Role:
The CIS Network Engineer is responsible for planning, designing, implementing and
maintaining a network architecture within the CIS environment.  The CIS Network Engineer will
also implement, maintain, and support network systems on a day-to-day operational level. In
addition, day-to-day duties will include establishing standards within the network infrastructure,
documentation and resolving break-fixes or design issues. The successful candidate would
work closely with other Vision Technologies and CCSD personnel within the Networking
Services department to ensure that the CIS WAN handoff is functioning as designed.
Responsibilities
Operational Duties
 Serve as Point of Contact for the CIS Data Center network which includes the
accountability for the availability, security and performance of the network
 Manage and administrate Local Area Network (LAN), Data Center, Wide Area
Network (WAN) installation, configuration and ongoing field service
 Manage and administrate the application of firmware upgrades, network system
monitoring and uplinks to ISP and CCSD WAN within a High Availability Network
 Manage and administrate on-premise and cloud Palo Alto firewalls, load balancers
and CIS application controllers
 Serve as CCSD/CIS point of contact with vendor provided network managed
services
 Work in conjunction with PaaS mainframe hosting provider to manage the MPLS
circuit connecting remote mainframe and interconnected VPN backup connection
 Operate within CIS departmental Incident, Change and Work Management systems
 Manage and administrate an Azure Cloud Network within an Express Route circuit
interconnect

Planning and Development Duties
 Plan and deploy an Azure cloud network in conjunction with Microsoft Professional
Services, including deployment of Palo Alto firewalls and appropriate load balancers
and application delivery controllers
 Performs complex network management design and integration
 Plans, forecasts, implements, and identifies resource and bandwidth requirements
for network devices and connections
 Participates in design reviews with CCSD application systems leadership on
supported CIS systems
 Participates in Quality Of Service (QOS) reviews of IT systems install by junior
technicians
 Provides mentoring on projects for voice, video, and data systems, including but not
limited to LANs, and WLANs; Video over IP and converged networks
 Participates in the selection of hardware, software, and services to meet CCSD CIS
departmental specifications and requirements
 Participates and provides consultation on scope and specification requirements for
bids and contracts
 Conducts site surveys and on-site assessments and prepares schematic diagrams
for recommended and efficient installations
 Develop and maintains network documentation
 Assists in developing architectures and planning for enterprise-wide tactical and
strategic requirements, systems definition, and feasibility determination within a
complex system environment
 Assists in developing and implementing a multi-system capacity plan
 Plans and oversees the implementation of system installations and ensures network
connectivity
 Serve as CCSD/CIS point of contact with networking professional services
engagements
 Occasional travel throughout the local Las Vegas area
Knowledge of:
 Design principles for local area networks
 Design and implementation principles for cloud hosted environments
 Ethernet Fabrics
 Switching and routing protocols
 Wi-Fi Technology
 Network testing tools
 IP addressing and subnet schemes
 Voice over IP routing
 Industry standard network engineering specifications
 Cisco, and primarily Brocade networking devices
 TCP/IP Protocol
 Copper and fiber cable topologies and installation
 Microsoft Visio for Network Documentation
 Principles of supervision, mentoring, and training
 Methods, materials, tools, equipment and procedures used in the installation,
maintenance, testing and repair of networks, communication links, microcomputers and
peripheral equipment
 Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
 Professional presentation skills

Ability to:
 Install and troubleshoot local area networks, including wireless systems
 Review and evaluate IT system designs for compliance organizational and industry
standards
 Configure servers, computers, and a variety of networking equipment
 Create and modify project plans utilizing Microsoft Project and Visio
 Prepare clear and concise reports and technical documentation
 Analyze and solve complex networking problems
 Formulate and express ideas clearly and effectively in writing and orally
 Set priorities and successfully complete tasks in a timely manner
 Analyze and interpret materials and problems involving rules, procedures,
documentation, and related matters
 Maintain effective relationships with coworkers, enterprise team members, and
representatives of manufacturers and other organizations
 Plan, organize, coordinate and direct complex network systems development projects
 Supervise and train junior networking technical staff
 Provide technical expertise and information regarding technological, practices, and
policies
 Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures
 Work confidentially with discretion
 Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
 Work independently with little direction to meet schedules and time lines
 Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with CCSD staff and vendors
 Effectively communicate networking operations/issues/initiatives/projects to CCSD/CIS
management/team-leads/staff
 Maintain a calm and tactful manner

Education:
Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in math, computer
science, information systems, electrical engineering, or a related field.
Qualifying experience in addition to that listed below may be substituted for the required
education on a year-for-year basis.

Experience:
At least 5 years of journey level experience installing, designing, configuring and/or maintaining
computer data, telecommunications, or converged systems
Experience or knowledge of VMWare, MS Azure, Wireshark/ Packet Analysis, Alien Vault
A strong knowledge of Spanning Tree
Knowledge and experience with BGP and OSPF routing protocols is required
Experience with Brocade routers is required
Experience with a major enterprise network switching vendor product line is required, Extreme
Networks, Brocade or Cisco is preferred
Experience with Linux Servers and Perl Scripting a Plus

Preferred Certification:
 Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP), Cisco Certified Network Professional
(CCNP), CCNA Wireless, CCNA Voice
 Microsoft MCSE, Linux+, RHCE, or LPI certifications are preferable
Condition of Employment
 A valid Nevada Driver License
 Must pass a criminal background investigation
Work Conditions
 Typically, 40-45 hour work week, that could spike during critical changes or outages
 Daily work schedule is determined by customer but is primarily based around normal
business hours
 Must be able to lift devices weighing roughly 20-50 lbs
 Vision Technologies will provide a laptop to fulfill daily work duties

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