Network Engineer

  • Job type

  • Location

    El Segundo
  • Profession

  • Industry

    Technology & Internet Services
  • Pay


Network Engineer – Contract - El Segundo, CA/Hybrid – $60.00-$70.00/hr

The final salary or hourly wage, as applicable, paid to each candidate/applicant for this position is ultimately dependent on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s/applicant’s qualifications, skills, and level of experience as well as the geographical location of the position.

The end client is unable to sponsor or transfer visas for this position; all parties authorized to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply.

Cognizant is seeking a Network Engineer in El Segundo, CA/Hybrid.

Role Description

• Define and refine network architecture standards that address the requirements to support customers’ requirements.
• Partner with service providers and network hardware/software vendors to define solution configurations that leverage latest capabilities and provide stable and reliable operations.
• Define and implement service standards and practices that align IT services with the needs of the business. Define and monitor adherence to Service Level Agreements (SLA) and industry best practices.
• Create, maintain, implement, and test appropriate contingency plans.
• Collaborate with other network architects to provide integrated network solutions that incorporate wireless and wired access, data center and hybrid cloud connectivity, remote access, and network security.
• Collaborate with other squads on services and applications integration and optimization of network infrastructure
• Troubleshoot complex network performance issues with other network engineers to identify root cause and recommend solutions.
• Coach and mentor team members, peers, and clients on the execution of processes and procedures

Contracting at Cognizant will see you working with the world’s leading companies to improve everyday life. Unlike many IT gigs, Cognizant’s unique consultative approach will see you help clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses with the latest tech, not just deliver a standard project.

Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant serves 177 of the Fortune 500, and has enjoyed consecutive years of growth, so you’ll never be short of finding your next gig with them. Plus you’ll enjoy many of the perks you’d expect from one of the most admired companies in the world.

Skills & Requirements

• Minimum, 10 years of experience in the field of network.
• Minimum 5-6 years’ experience in Network security architecture, design, or operations experience.
• Should have strong understanding in any one of the following infrastructure areas (Datacenter, Campus LAN-WIFI, IP services or remote access services.)
• Understanding of core Network technologies (Routing, Switching, Firewalls, etc.)
• Experience troubleshooting complex network issues and designing solutions to simplify and better instrument solutions
• Routing/Switching: BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, MST, PVST, L2 switching
• Broad technical knowledge of the R&S, Data center and its components: Applications, Network, Server, and projects surrounding their planning, design, implementation, operation, and optimization.
• Architectural knowledge of virtualization tools and concepts is a bonus, to help architecture refresh discussions.
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills: ability to communicate technology strategy and architecture approach to engineers, executives, and customers.
• Monitoring and troubleshooting of LAN / W- Good knowledge on DHCP / DNS and other networking protocols.
• Monitor, troubleshoot, and escalate production problems affecting network infrastructure
• Co-coordinating with Carriers and working on troubleshooting on WAN links. Escalating issues at carrier end and driving issues till resolution
• Troubleshoot and resolve telco issues – resolution to be driven by engineer
• Troubleshoot, and escalate production problems affecting network infrastructure
• Drive impacting issues end to end and escalate if required
• Good Knowledge of QOS and multicasting required
• Hands-on knowledge of Monitoring and troubleshooting of LAN/WAN.
• Advanced understanding in configuring and troubleshooting Routing protocols like RIP, EIGRP, OSPF, ISIS and BGP etc.
• Experience with working cloud technologies (Viptela SDWAN, Meraki)
• Experience in troubleshooting LAN technologies like VTP , STP, Port-channel etc.
• Understanding of Gateway redundancy protocols like HSRP, VRRP, GLBP
• Good understating of cisco routers and switches such as 2800 , 2900, 3750 , 3900, ASR, ISR, 6500, 4500, Nexus platforms
• Should have understanding of GRE, IPsec, site to site VPN, DMVPN, GetVPN
• Understanding of VSS, VPC, Stack switching, DC technologies etc.
• Understanding and troubleshooting LAN wireless issues, WLC, IOS upgrade on routers and switches, replacing devices in network
• Understanding of Aruba wireless is an advantage.
• Co-coordinating with Carriers and working on troubleshooting on WAN links. Escalating issues at carrier end and driving issues till resolution
• Troubleshoot, and escalate production problems affecting network infrastructure
• Hands on experience on network monitoring and ticketing tool like HPNA, ITSM Remedy etc.
• Should have Hardware knowledge on devices like 7600, 6500, Nexus Series, 3750 etc.
• Should have experience in troubleshooting complex network issues

Benefits/Other Compensation

This position is a contract/temporary role where Hays offers you the opportunity to enroll in full medical benefits, dental benefits, vision benefits, 401K and Life Insurance ($20,000 benefit).

Why Hays?

As Cognizant’s chosen recruitment partner we have this role exclusively, so you will work with a professional recruiter who has intimate knowledge of Cognizant, the role, the Information Technology industry and market trends. Your Hays recruiter will lead you through a thorough screening process to understand your skills, experience, needs, and drivers and so can keep you in mind when future gigs like this come up with Cognizant. You will also get support on resume writing, interview tips, and career planning, so when there’s a position you really want, you’re fully prepared to get it.

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