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Senior Network Solution Designer / Planner  

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Role description
Skills Description
  • As a senior network planner, act as prime intake for solution design, evaluating incoming business requests, assess timing and technical skills required to deliver both standard offerings and customized technical solutions
  • Understand designs, specifications and work plans that meet or exceed established business and technical design requirements, approved architecture and technical standards, quality assurance, service levels, and continuous improvement goals.
  • Scheduling / planning and estimation based on understanding commonly deployed technical solutions
  • Stakeholder communications/engagement
  • Understand technical skills/personnel within the design team, to optimize work / task assignment
  • Work proactively & independently
  • Being able to work in an agile environment and with remote teams
Previous experience working in an infrastructure solution design role, including:
Supporting a Technical Design Authority:
  • Bring a solid understanding of current best practices and industry standards
  • Participate in Technical Assurance Review meetings – providing review feedback, recommendations, required actions, and approvals.
  • Ensure solution designs are compliant with target architectures and standards and meet stated functional and non-functional requirements
  • Build, review and maintain technical standards in conjunction with Operations, Solution Design, Architecture, and Enterprise Architecture.
  • Evaluate technical deviations from current standards, present technical deviation recommendations to stakeholders, and provide final approval for all technical deviations.
  • Research select and deploy the best applicable technology for systems development/maintenance and production Operations
  • Identify impacts to existing infrastructure capacity
  • Evaluate non-functional characteristics including performance, availability, scalability, resilience
    Review environments for production and non-production (development, test, QA, training) and provide recommendations for on-going improvement and sustainability
  • Work with Operations to ensure delivered solutions are supportable, serviceable and meet business requirements & SLA’s.
  • Identify software licensing impacts (where relevant)
  • Ensure changes to existing services are made in a controlled manner: i.e. include impact assessment in consultation with the business and technical owners, regression testing of any impacted systems, and planned migration into production
    As required:
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot infrastructure, applications and software.
  • Implement and document system administration procedures for Operations coverage and end users
  • Determine configuration procedures for development team.
  • Maintain and update standards in configurations and optimize system designs.
  • Design and architect new systems and support tools solutions.                                       
Skill Requirements
  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience in broad infrastructure support and network solution design in Enterprise environments
  • Excellent knowledge of enterprise architecture and solution architecture concepts, values, methodologies, and differentiators in the data network domain
  • Minimum seven (7) years working experience in a Solution Design position dealing with enterprise level data network solutions, preferably in the Oil & Gas sector
  • Ability to produce clear and concise technical documentation
  • Ability to implement complex business solutions according to technical and financial requirements
  • Detail-oriented in reporting
  • Ability to communicate to different level people (technical and business)
  • Ability to consolidate and organize information
  • Ability to make clear decisions according to key elements
  • Wide knowledge in the area of Telecommunications, OSI model and Network protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, BGP, OSPF, QoS and CoS, etc.)
  • Extensive knowledge of Networks (LAN and WAN) and Telecommunications: (QoS, microwave radio, MPLS, L2 WAN, DWDM, VOD)
  • In-depth knowledge of administration and management of Network- and Voice-related systems
  • Experience in SAP GWAS
  • Experience in agile projects
  • Post-secondary education in a relevant discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of wireless technologies
  • Load balancing (BigIP/F5)
  • VPN Technology (IPsec, remote access solutions towards different client sites)
  • Knowledge of firewall and security technologies: Checkpoint FW1, Cisco ASA/PIX, Cisco IOS Firewall
  • Technical certifications (Cisco, Juniper, Avaya) an asset
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