Halo Group Network Engineer in Southfield, Michigan

The Network Engineer is responsible for effective design, planning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of Network, Security Communications systems hardware and software. This position will have an emphasis on firewall/security systems but should also have the ability to provide advanced network troubleshooting of all TCP/IP based services.As part of the larger Global Network team, the Network Engineer will focus on improving the stability and performance of the LAN, WAN, WLAN, Firewall/UTM-Unified Threat Management appliances, Load Balancing appliances, ISP services, and other network and communication systems and tools. Responsibilities on these systems include administration and management, operations and support, maintenance, research and development to ensure high availability and continuous operation. Position may include occasional international travel. Systems Administration:ulliDocument system designs and architectures using tools such as Microsoft Visio/liliInstall new/rebuild existing network and security devices (LAN/WLAN/Load Balancing appliance/UTM Appliance) in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements/liliDevelop and maintain installation and configuration process, procedures and scripts/liliContribute to and maintain system standards/liliContribute to and maintain security posture of the system in accordance with company policies/liliResearch, recommend and innovative where possible, automated system administration tasks/li/ulOperations and Support:ulliInstall and maintain firmware on the operational systems, which includes but is not limited to, HP Network Switches, F5 Load Balancing Appliances, Fortinet Fortigate Appliances, Cisco Routers, Juniper Wireless Controllers/liliPerform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs/liliPerform regular security monitoring to identify any possible intrusions/liliPerform backup operations of all systems configurations listed above ensuring they are successfully backed as necessary/liliCreate, change, and delete user accounts per request as necessary in various systems (Radius, LYNC, etc.)/liliProvide Tier III/other support per request from various constituencies. Investigate and troubleshoot operational issues/liliRepair and recover from hardware or software failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies/liliOpen support cases with external Vendors (HP, Juniper, F5, Cisco, etc) when required/li/ulMaintenance:ulliApply OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities; configure/add new services as necessary/liliMaintain operational, configuration, or other procedures and documentation/liliPerform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required/liliCoordinate activities of vendors responsible for maintenance of systems/li/ulRequired Qualifications:ulliBachelor’s degree, with a technical major, such as engineering or computer science required/liliEnterprise experience - 1000 servers in Data Center and responsible for 50 sites; responsible for design and implementation/liliPreferred – Industry recognized technical certification from Cisco, Juniper, HP etc./liliNetwork engineering experience in LAN/WLAN WAN environment/liliProficient in tasks such as analyzing log files, WireShark trace files and configuration validation/compar