Network Engineer / Architect--Flint

Company Name:
Ascension Health
Ascension Health Information Services (AHIS) is seeking a Network Architect who will be responsible for national network architecture and design. As Subject Matter Expert (SME) you will use your knowledge of LAN/WAN systems to help design and install internal and external networks and the tools used to manage them.
Minimum of six years relevant network experience required
Experience in large enterprise network with high availability requirements
Experience within or across network vendor technologies with expert level knowledge in one or more network vendor technologies (e.g. Nortel/Avaya preferred, or Cisco)
Must have demonstrated technical leadership, a record of successful projects and satisfied clients
Ability to take on-call duties and travel 20%.
Bachelors Degree in computer/information sciences, mathematics, business/MIS , engineering, or related field from an accredited college desirable
Avaya Certification
5-6 years experience with Nortel/Avaya networks
Experience with one or more network configuration management platforms
Experience with one or more address management platforms
Expert level understanding of DNS, DHCP, Routing Protocols
Expert with packet capture tools and analysis
The Network Architect will:
Define network hardware, High Availability/Fault Tolerance/Redundancy, Network Security, address management, software/firmware version management, patch maintenance, configuration management, and reporting standards.
Test and evaluate network systems to eliminate problems and make improvements.
Perform in depth network analysis and troubleshooting.
Will need to be able to function as a project manager and lead engineer for junior network associates.
Prioritize replacement or upgrade of existing non-standard hardware, firmware, and software, and tools.
Create and publish and maintain up to date and accurate network documentation and diagrams.
Calculate trends to forecast future capacity and bandwidth requirements with recommendations for future direction.
Ascension Health ( ) is transforming healthcare by providing the highest quality care to all, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Ascension Health, which provided $1.3 billion in care of persons living in poverty and community benefit programs last year, is the nation's largest Catholic and nonprofit health system. Our Mission-focused Health Ministries employ more than 122,000 associates serving in more than 1,400 locations in 21 states and the District of Columbia.
Ascension Information Services (AIS) is a subsidiary of Ascension Health, a Catholic healthcare organization dedicated to the transformation of healthcare through excellent clinical care throughout the continuum and through innovation. AIS has a clear vision to be a leader in delivering efficient and effective IT services, measured by meeting industry performance metrics; demonstrating agility and flexibility to adapt to changes in customers' needs and business models; and providing low-cost, high-value IT service attractive to potential customers outside the organization. AIS has more than 2,300 associates, supported by various third parties, focused on providing value to our stakeholders. In 2013, AIS was honored to be selected by _Computerworld_ as No. 52 on its Best Places to Work in IT list, and by _Elearning!_ Media Group/Aberdeen Group as No. 28 on its Learning!100 Corporate Enterprise Honoree list.
This position is with AIS and located in Flint, MI
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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