Sr. Network Analyst
Institutional investment fund managers - Calgary, AB

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About us
Our client is one of the largest Canadian institutional investment fund managers with diversified investment portfolio exceeding $60 billion. Last year their funds paid out over $1B in pension payments.

Our client has modernized state of the art systems, an entrepreneurial mindset, a very low level of bureaucracy and empowers employees.

Imagine living in Edmonton, Alberta and being just a short drive away from the Rocky Mountains and the world's best skiing, hiking and biking.

The Opportunity
The Senior Network Analyst administrates the corporate LAN/WAN network and infrastructure. This role is critical in supporting the investment management business processes.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Provides expertise and direction of IT network infrastructure operations and controls, ensuring the integrity of networks, servers, and physical security of IT assets are maintained at all times.
  • Provides technical networking expertise for projects and documents all networking components.
  • Provides network strategic planning, architecting, design, network vulnerability assessments, network penetration tests, capacity planning, and project management.

Your Skills

  • Experience with Cisco IOS and Cisco suite of products including ASA, Switches, routers, VPN technologies and other products within the suite
  • Possess strong analytical/problem solving skills to analyze technical issues, assess impact on existing infrastructure, and implement optimized solutions to address client needs.

Essential Qualifications

  • CCNP and/or JNCIP, or equivalent knowledge and experience, and be pursuing further learning
  • STP (PVRST+) - understanding port roles, PortFast and BPDU guard
  • LACP (or other link aggregation protocols)
  • Layer 2 security
  • OSPF - understanding of inter-area routing quirks, potential blackholing issues
  • BGP - understanding of soft reconfiguration and BGP route preference
  • QoS - understanding of congestion avoidance, the use of thresholds within queues
  • HSRP (or other FHRPs) - understanding timer tuning, preemption and tracking
  • DNS, 802.11, SMTP, IPsec
  • VRF - understanding route distinguishers, route targets and inter-VRF routing
  • vSwitches
  • Stateful firewalls
  • VoIP
  • Demonstrated ability to architect and manage networking components and complete tasks and projects assigned based on priorities.

Additionally Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Computer Science or Engineering with minimum of 10 years of experience in IT, preferably IT systems architecture.
  • VSS - knowledge of dual-active (split-brain) behaviour and prevention
  • MPLS
  • IPv6


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