West and Central African Research and Education Network - Network Operations Engineer Jobs in Ghana

West and Central African Research and Education Network - Network Operations Engineer Jobs in Ghana


Job Details:

  • The position of NOC Engineer is vacant and is to be filled through a competitive and transparent process.

    Scope of Work

    The general responsibilities of Network Operations Center (NOC) Engineer are:

    • To ensure maximum possible service availability and performance;

    • To provide customer network services on core equipment;

    • To provide support services for Engineering and other technical teams.

    • Assist the Senior Network and Infrastructure Engineer (SNIE) in the deployment, operations, monitoring and maintenance of the WACREN network;

    • Configure and install various network devices and services (e.g. routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, VPN, OOB, Network management, Flow Collectors and Security management);

    • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations;

    • Monitor system resources utilization, trending, and capacity planning;

    • Proactively monitor performance and ensure highest levels of infrastructure and systems availability and reliability;

    • Provide Level-2/3 support and troubleshooting to resolve issues.

    • Implement and maintain security, backup and redundancy strategies;

    • Perform disaster recovery operations when required;

    • Produce documentation for installation, network topology and troubleshooting of systems and infrastructure;

    • Develop a system of processes and procedures with connected NRENs to operate and monitor the WACREN network;

    • Liaise with vendors, data centers, peers, partners and other IT personnel for problems resolution.

    • Provide technical training when and where required;

    • Actively participate in public forums for standards-setting bodies, Network Operators Groups (NOGs), etc. where matters discussed have the potential of impacting the mission and performance of WACREN;

    • Carry out any other tasks
    as and when assigned by the SNIE or the CEO.

    Qualification Required & Experience

    • A Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in IT/Computer Science with a network engineering focus;

    • At least 3 years relevant continuous work experience in a network operations center engineer function;

    • Good hands-on experience in routing and switching;

    • Good hands-on experience with IS-IS and BGP;

    • Experience in installing, configuring and managing Juniper and/or Cisco routing and switching equipment;

    • Experience managing high performance distributed Network;

    • Good understanding of network and systems security;

    • Good understanding of Routing Security: MANRS, RPKI, BGPSEC;

    • Good hands-on experience in IPv6;

    • High integrity, drive for excellence and good interpersonal skills;

    • Result orientation and ability to work autonomously;

    • Ability to work in a team;

    • Availability and ability to travel within and outside the WACREN region;

    • Fluency in English or French with good working knowledge in the other language.

    Desirable:

    • Juniper certifications;

    • Cisco certifications.

  • Experience in Months: 36

  • Level of Education: Bachelor Degree

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; West and Central African Research and Education Network - Network Operations Engineer Jobs in Ghana


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