1. General Requirement:
The key responsibility for this position would be managing Network and Network Security Projects, managing complex Network and Network Security Infrastructure, stakeholder interface management, performing security assessments and supporting the various initiatives including compliance to standards such as PCI DSS, ISO 27001 etc. Candidates must possess good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; good listening, analytical, and problem-solving skills in the Network and Network Security domain; and have the ability to manage critical production issues.
2. Skill areas:
a. Core capabilities:
The candidate is responsible for
Playing a crucial role in the design, architect and providing support of Cisco-based Routers, Switches, Gateways, Security Solutions, Wireless Solutions and Network Management across WAN/LAN
Design, architect and provide support of Network Security devices such as Checkpoint, Juniper Firewalls, Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, Load balancers etc
Managing and maintaining the Wide Area and Local Area Networks with proper capacity and scalability.
Configuring and maintaining proactive Network Monitoring System leveraging existing tools in order to maintain and track important metrics.
Maintaining relationship with telecommunications carrier representatives for the existing and future network installations that include service providers of Leased lines, VSAT, Internet Gateways, MPLS Links etc.
Coordinate with vendors and business partners of various organizations to procure Network equipment and services.
Performing frequent Network Trending & Analysis and make recommendations and changes accordingly to maximize performance and minimize costs
Planning for disaster recovery and BCP processes for the Network Setup.
Management of compliance with information security controls requirements.
Implementation of information security policies and procedures for the Network setup.
Shall have the capability to work independently apart from leading a team of skilled resources.
Shall have strong troubleshooting, analytical and diagnostic skills under stressful conditions.
Prior experience as team lead of network team or NOC for an ISP, data center, or a hosting service provider is preferred.
b. Skills Required:
Must have a keen technical inclination to learn several technologies around Network and Network Security
Must be very strong on basic Networking and Network security concepts
Must have hands on experience in atleast four of the following:
Cisco Networking and Security technologies.
Cisco High end Switches and Routers
Firewalls like Checkpoint and Juniper/Netscreen.
Network protocols BGP/EIGRP/OSPF/MPLS / VPN (IPSEC) etc
Swtiching technologies including Trunking, Layer-2 / Layer-3 Switching, HSRP etc
Clustering technologies Active/Active, Active/Passive
IDS/IPS management of reputed make
Exposure on Load Balancer & Proxy servers would be an advantage.
Knowledge of network monitoring tools such as HP Openview/ Cisco works/ Whatsupgold / Nagios / Netcool.
Core Networking and Network Security preferably in Software companies / Service providers / System integrators / Network Facility Management companies.