The Enterprise Network Engineer I -- (ENE I) is a strategic position providing advanced level of technical skill and expertise in Network Engineering as well as a tactical position involved with the execution of Networking operations. The ENE I provides an advanced level of technical skill and expertise in the area of managing and maintaining data and voice networks. This position has extensive technical knowledge and experience in operational maintenance, availability, capacity planning, and monitoring of critical Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), and other network related environments.
The ENE I is responsible for systems integration, design and tier III technical support for network systems and technology platforms.
Day to day activities include network provisioning, performance tuning, adding networks, scripting for automating of tasks, assigning ports, error tracking, data movement, software configurations, product evaluation, and addressing interoperability issues. The position also works as part of a cross-functional team that deals with the full spectrum of technology and will fulfill the role of third level support for network technologies, providing training and direction to other technical staff that perform the bulk of the first and second level support tasks.
Strategy & Planning -- Plans and coordinates the future state of the networks for CHRISTUS information management. Designs network solutions that meet the information system vision and strategy of the organization; plans, prioritizes, and manages projects, service requests, and routine assignments.
System Engineering - Analyzes network configurations for critical corporate resources; evaluates changes and additions for proposed system acquisitions and provides critical input to the decision-making process relative to integration, operations, cost, resource requirements, and maintenance; develops plans and recommendations to improve the performance and efficiency of the network; addresses all aspects including hardware, software, outside services, etc. and prevents unplanned disruptions of critical systems.
System Integration -- Integrates network components, subsystems, and facilities into the existing technical environment; assesses network systems availability, bandwidth, and throughput; installs, configures, and verifies the operation of network components; maintains or improves integration and operation of systems relative to the overall environment; leads or participates as team member in cross-system projects.
System Management-- Designs, implements, and oversees a proactive process to collect and report data and statistics on the internetworking environment; ensures the systems operate efficiently and meet the needs of the organization; ensures they are kept at most current stable version/release using vendor-supplied updates and patches; performs research and testing to verify impact of installing all updates; coordinates vendor support and ensures relationship is never jeopardized; monitors performance of all assigned systems, responds to reports of slow or erratic performance; control of all aspects of the network; provides training to IM associates and clients as needed
Training & Certification - Maintains in-depth knowledge and current certification in internetworking technologies including but not limited to vendor certifications.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A. Education/ Skills
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or related field or equivalent experience (8 years) required.
Extensive technical knowledge of Local Area Networks and Access Networks to include:
Advanced knowledge of network LAN redundancy. Designing and supporting highly redundant networks using HSRP or CSM and multiple layers of redundancy includuding logical and physical configurations.
Advanced level knowledge in LAN protocol management to include address management and network protocols(IP, IPX, AppleTalk, and other miscellaneous protocols)
Experience with one or more of the following models is desired:
Cisco routers/switches including the following series: 1800, 2600, 2800, 2900, 3500, 3600, 3700, 3800, 6500, Nexus series, 7200, 7500, and 7600 series.
Cisco Firewalls (PIX and ASA) and Cisco VPN Concentrators
Cisco/Avaya Voice over IP Networks (VOIP)
Knowledge of local and wide area networking on multiple platforms: Windows, Novell, Unix, Linux and VMware; network protocols and routing; network, server, and host operating systems; IP networking, internet and intranet technologies; email, groupware, office automation and collaboration technologies; voice and/or data communications; voice and/or data networking; Windows desktop OS; server hardware, software, and administration.
A total of eight (8) years of experience in large corporate systems environment with a wide variety of Information Management systems, networks and technologies required.
Minimum of (5) years of experience in network engineering, design, implementation and support of large scale LAN and WANs.
Prior experience in a health care systems environment is a plus.
C. Licenses, Registrations, or Certifications:
One or more of the following certifications required:
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.