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Kforce Principal Network Engineers in Phoenix, Arizona

Kforce's client, a growing company in the Phoenix, AZ area, is seeking a Senior Network Engineer. We are working directly with the Hiring Manager. Our client offers a competitive compensation package including base salary, annual bonus plan and stock Summary: The Network Engineer is heavily involved with identifying and resolving critical network related issues that impact business operations. The Senior Network Engineer develops and evaluates network performance criteria and measurement methods. The candidate prepares the analysis of the short-term or long-term capacity needs for switching, routing transmission and signaling. Responsibilities: * Works with technical teams to ensure that hardware and software infrastructure is maintained with latest firmware and software requirements * Conducts network architecture design, feasibility and cost studies * Develops alternative routing scenarios and changes in required sequence of network activities * Makes decisions on moderately complex to complex issues regarding technical approach for project components, and work is performed without direction * Work to maintain the highest branch availability with the core network * Manages basic and expedited support to resolve all networking related issues * Troubleshoots and resolves all expedited issues impacting the customers' challenges and needs * Proactively communicates the status, plan of action(s), and resolution(s) of issues * Monitors and reports the performance of network components against KPIs and takes preemptive measures to minimize interruptions * Identifies opportunities and recommends solutions for improving the overall network health by assessing overall effectiveness and efficiency * Evaluates new technologies and platforms to determine whether their applicability aligns with businesses needs * Design and implementation experience of networks supporting virtual desktops (VDI) * Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field or equivalent work experience * Senior network engineer with 8-10 years of hand-on data internetworking experience; CCIE certified or CCIE-level experience * 8 years of experience with WAN and LAN networks including WAN planning, procurement, and termination * 8 years of Cisco Switches (38xx, 45xx, 65xx, Nexus, and cloud managed switch solutions) * 8 years of Cisco Routers (ISR gen2, gen3, and ASR platforms) * 8 years of using routing protocols on Cisco routers and layer 3 switches including OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP * 8 years of Layer 2 Protocols: VLANs, VTP, LACP, PAGP, and Spanning Tree (STP) * 8 years of Network Services Protocols: VSS, WCCP, ACLs, Policy Based Routing (PBR) * Experience in design specification development, data communications security and privacy techniques * Form and report design experience and knowledge of security processes, regulations, codes, ordinances and terminology * Knowledge network Virtualization technology * Experience with load balancers (F5, NetScaler, or similar) * Experience with Cisco AAA model with Cisco ACS and ISE * Experience with NAC and Cisco Identify Service Engine (ISE) * Applied working knowledge of ITIL change management and service design * Experience in network monitoring including SNMP, ICMP, IP SLA, Syslog * Experience with network monitoring tools: SolarWinds, Netbrain, Live Action, etc. Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Years