Network Administrator

Job Description
IBM and its clients are ushering in a new cognitive era. IBM Watson IoT extends the power of cognitive computing to the billions of connected devices, sensors and systems that comprise the IoT. Why? Because IoT is testing the limits of programmable computing, and Cognitive IoT is how we will overcome those limits. It is how we will accomplish the transformational outcomes we know are both possible and necessary-from operational efficiency to customer experience to industry disruption.

Join a team that is in the center of innovation and the IBM Cloud/Saas strategy. This team offers career growth, customer and team interaction and new challenges to implement operation innovation in Cloud Delivery.

The Network Administrator is responsible for the deployment, initial technical setup and ongoing maintenance of Vyatta gateways/firewalls, as they relate to the Maximo and TRIRIGA systems under contract with the Cloud Delivery Services team.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Deploy new servers in a Cloud environment based on Vyatta O/S.
  • Secure network (VLANS, subnets, VPNs, etc.) by developing network access, monitoring, control, evaluation, and maintaining documentation.
  • Configure Vyatta instances to conform with the Cloud Delivery Services standard.
  • Maintain network performance by performing network monitoring, analysis, and performance tuning.
  • Troubleshoot network problems and work with other individuals, teams, or vendor to resolve.
  • Participate in on-call rotation schedule.
  • Assist or lead in the further enhancement of automation tools.
  • Use Service Desk to manage work tickets through the life cycle.
  • Provide feedback and updates to the rest of the team and clients as required on status of tickets.
  • Ability to problem solve and use tools (Internet, Support documentation) to research issues and identify solutions.
  • Monitoring: SNMP monitoring experience of Vyattas, including VPN status, configuration and debugging and other BAI tasks.
  • Vyatta 5400 upgrades
  • Vyatta 5600 experience and migration project experience from Vyatta 5400
  • Networking architect experience also required

Equipment and Applications
PC's, handheld devices, MS Project, MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access, e-mail and other software applications as required.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
General office environment, evening and weekend work required on occasion. Will be part of a 24 x 7 on-call rotation schedule - expected to cover 1 week every 4 - 6 weeks depending on team composition.

This role will involve working with technology that is covered by embargo Export Regulations. If you are a Foreign National from any of the following embargoed countries (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria) on a work permit, you are not eligible for employment in this position.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • The candidate will possess a bachelor's degree or diploma in engineering, or computer science, or equivalent experience.
  • This role typically requires three or more years experience in network administration.
  • Strong Linux administration and shell scripting skills required.
  • The candidate will possess excellent communication, presentation, organization and planning skills. As well, excellent interpersonal skills to work as a team member and as a liaison with customers are required.
  • Experience with Vyatta, Linux (Redhat and Ubuntu), Websphere Application Server, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, Maximo, TRIRIGA, SaaS and Java an asset.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Experience in a Production Operational setting supporting systems 24 x 7 an asset.

EO Statement
IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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