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Network Virtualization Engineer

Job Description

OVH is establishing a US based presence in the enterprise cloud market. As part of establishing this presence, the US corporate employee base needs to expand its existing top caliber network engineering team to manage day to day network infrastructure needs and scale the network footprint for future expansion.  We support and operate datacenters worldwide and influence the development of the latest software networking tools in multiple organizations.  This organization requires 24/7 uptime and precise attention to detail.

As a Network Virtualization Engineer you will be responsible for the design, implementation, and support for the network within the OVH US cloud environment.  You will be required to understand application and hardware points of failure, performance characteristics and have the ability to identify actionable items to maintain an acceptable service level for all associated environments and applications.  You will be required to participate in an on-call rotation and serve as top-level support for network related issues. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Adhere to policies, processes and procedures within your areas of responsibility
  • Maintain and administer applications, custom monitors and custom reports
  • Serve as third tier escalation and provide root cause for incidents or problems in the environment
  • Work with project management resources related to the execution of projects related to the area of responsibility
  • Document, track, respond and provide resolution to incidents and service requests with the required service level agreements
  • Create and maintain documentation (diagrams, standard operating procedures and run books)
  • Create knowledge base articles and handling processes that can be will be used by NOC personnel, support engineers and Data Center Operations in response to routine incidents
  • Identify, schedule and execute maintenance activates through change control processes
  • Analyze data, develop and distribute trending reports detailing capacity, performance, and availability metrics for assigned applications and services.
  • Audit and remediation of discrepancies from standards
  • Recommend and implement monitoring test sets to ensure availability
  • Operate dense and expansive datacenter network installations, requiring 24/7 accessibility
  • Collaborate with a team to architect and engineer elastic cloud networks
  • Hands on implementation, maintaining, and troubleshooting of these complex networks
  • Provide innovative suggestions for complex implementation solutions
  • Perform technology assessment and requirements analysis to develop proper solutions for internal/external PoC's
  • Collaborate with other engineering and operations teams working toward shared goals
  • Identify implementation inefficiencies and suggest/implement corrective changes
  • Document concise pre-deployment and post-deployment plans and review with team for all configuration changes
  • Stay abreast of current technologies and make recommendations based on knowledge and research
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

 

Required Skills and Background

  • 4+ years’ experience with architecting, implementing and troubleshooting complex switching and routing deployments:
    • Cisco VSS / vPC, port-channels (N*10Gbps), trunking, svclc/firewall, and spanning       tree (MST/PVST)
    • IPv4, HSRP/VRRP, OSPF v2, BGP v4, MPLS, and VRF
  • 4+ years in an enterprise class IT or managed service organization
  • 4+ years’ experience building and implementing dense core/edge networks utilizing top end Juniper, Cisco, or similar scale switches
  • 3+ years’ experience with software and hardware firewall implementations (layering, DMZ, SNAT/DNAT, etc.)
  • 3+ years’ experience with software and hardware load balancers
  • 3+ years technical experience with network management systems
  • Capable of preparing detailed build / test plans to implement new technologies/configurations
  • Working experience with a variety of network platforms
  • Experience with Arista spine and leaf switches
  • Experience with VMWare virtualization products
  • Experience with IPv6, OSPF v3, and BGP v6
  • Experience with storage networks
  • Linux experience (network stack, iptables, tcpdump/wireshark)
  • Scripting experience (configuration management)
  • Experience with log aggregation tools such as Strata or Splunk
  • Broad working knowledge of UNIX/Linux and Windows platforms
  • Working DB knowledge a plus
  • Ability to collaborate with a team working across multiple sites
  • Ability to span and focus on multiple projects, without requiring micro management
  • Ability to analyze requirements delivered by system and application administrators and develop a management strategy
  • Ability to troubleshoot incidents that combines multiple technologies in a complex configuration
  • Ability to mine performance and capacity data from various sources and formulate valuable analysis
  • Ability to efficiently prioritize and organize competing work demands
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems (MIS/CIS), related degree or equivalent work experience
  • Industry certifications preferred: CCNP, CCIE, JNCIE, VPC, SCSA, RHCE, etc.
  • Excellent documentation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Familiar with fundamentals of ITIL framework v3

 

Company Description

OVH US is a global, hyper-scale cloud provider that offers businesses industry-leading performance and value. Vertically integrated to own its network, server technology and green data centers, OVH US operates more cost effectively and passes these benefits back to customers. Controlling each step in the global solution allows OVH US to provide the best performance, price, security, and customer service in the industry. OVH US is a subsidiary of OVH Group, the largest European hosting provider, with more than one million customers across 138 countries and four continents. Thus, OVH US customers join a global network with 26 data centers, 32 points of presence, and thousands of miles of dark fiber.

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