Position: Network Specialist Location: Hartford, CT Job Type: Direct Hire
The Network Specialist is a member of a multi-discipline team and reports to the Manager of Cyber Security and Network Operations.
The Network Specialist supports, and may lead when appropriate, tasks associated with the design, build, implementation and administration of networks.
This includes analyzing and monitoring network performance, providing network support, troubleshooting network related issues through resolution, performing system maintenance tasks, and optimizing all local and wide area network connections.
This includes installing, upgrading, and maintaining network equipment including routers, switches, firewalls, intrusion detection, intrusion prevention, wireless, and other network devices in accordance with established standards.
The Network Specialist works with various IT and business departments, regarding the integration, maintenance, network services issue resolution, maintains relevant documentation, and procurement requirements as directed.
Supports, and may lead when appropriate, tasks associated with the planning implementation, improvement, modification, and replacement of network infrastructure components.
Works with IT management, project manager, IT Team Lead and/or business leaders to implement network activities within timeframes defined.
Conducts research on network products, services, protocols, and standards in support of network procurement and development efforts
Monitors and analyzes network performance across the organization’s LANs, WANs, and wireless networks
Supports, and may lead when appropriate, tasks associated with the stable operation and efficient performance of networks
Identifies, recommends, and remedies network performance issues as instructed
Installs and configures network equipment, including but not limited to firewalls, routers, switches, wireless access points, cabling, and UPSs