APEX is looking for the right individual to join our Systems Support team in the role of Data Center Network Engineer. The individual will be based out of the APEX HQ in Greensboro, NC.
The Network Engineer is responsible for effective provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical discussions & support to enable smooth infrastructure, ensuring that system hardware, operating systems, software systems, storage, and related procedures adhere to organizational values, enabling staff, users, and clients.
Handle all layer2, layer3 and layer4 change requests.
Work on routing/switching/firewall changes.
Monitor, diagnose, and resolve complex network and computer system issues including but not limited to Cisco UCS/Dell Power Edge/Storage
Arrays/Network Switch connectivity issues.
Troubleshoot performance issues with networks, and applications such as DNS, FTP, and Web.
Install, configure, and maintain switches, servers, firewalls.
Troubleshoot network systems to identify and fix performance issues.
Provide solutions to complex problems on the integration of various technologies.
Get on troubleshooting calls at short notice and work with operations and OEMs to resolve.
Design plans as well as lead initiatives for the optimization and restructuring of network architecture.
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of network administration and firmware integration.
Monitor the environmental conditions of a data center to ensure they are optimum for servers, routers, and other devices.
Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
Be a good team player with a high degree of self-motivation.
Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and understanding how to utilize them in a customer’s environment.
Good interpersonal communication and customer service skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Creative approach to problem solving.
Experience with monitoring tools.
Adept at conducting tests to identify faults in server hardware and network systems.
Able to work with data teams across to rack/stack/provision and configure to run smooth operations.
Able to effectively complete job tasks within set time constraints.
A plus to have experience with UCS/ESX/VMWare/Hyper Visors.
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or equivalent practical experience.
Cisco Certified – CCNA/CCNP/Dell/HP Switches
Racking/Stacking experience with network/server/UCS/san switches/blade servers - 2yrs
Routing & Switching/IPS/IDS/firewalls - 5 years
Participation in at least 2 successful DR implementations and testing.
Working Conditions/Physical Effort:
Responsibilities require working normal business hours including on call support with availability during off hours for outages and customer escalation.
Lifting 50lbs or more while server provisioning.
No regular travel required.
About APEX Analytix
APEX Analytix is the fastest growing provider of audit technology and services. We currently serve more than 250 companies across all geographies and all industries. Taken together, these companies generate nearly $4.5 trillion in annual revenue, and we do everything we can to help them preserve it.
When you join APEX, you’ll join a globally diverse and respected industry leader. You’ll also become a member of a company culture that encourages positive work/life balance, provides exceptional education, training and developmental opportunities, rewards high achievement, and delivers unsurpassed customer service