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Job Description

12-36 month (US and GC Only)

Phone and skype

ONSITE: Washington, DC

Job Title:  Telecom Specialist


Years of Exp.:  2 - 5)
Key Skills: Telecom, Cisco, Wireless, Access Points, WAN, LAN, 802.11, White Glove Service
Certification:  Preferred; CCNA

Client is looking for an experienced Junior Telecom Specialist for a (1-3) years contract position in Washington, DC. Please make sure that candidates job history has at least 2 years in each position.  Also, our client likes candidates that have supported large enterprise environments.

Candidates must have lived in the US for at least (5) years and can't have been outside the US in the last (5) years more than (6) months cumulative. This requirement is for the Public Trust Security Clearance.

 Special Skills: 2+ years exp., cisco, wireless, remedy, servicenow, aruba, wan, lan, wlan, solarwinds, splunk, wpa2, eap-tls, aaa, 802.11, white glove service

A telecommunication support specialist is responsible for overseeing the installation of telecommunications equipment, such as found in complex electronic switching systems, and other plain old telephone service facilities, optical fiber cabling, IP networks, and microwave transmission systems.

  • LAN infrastructure, switchgear, UPS, WIFI, VCS, IPT Phone device management (setup/moves)
  • Inventories and prioritizes network and equipment repairs.
  • Established voice and data networks by programming features, establishing interfaces and integrations, following industry standards, and activating remote access tools.
  • Verifies service by testing and re-programming circuits, equipment, and alarms; identifying and correcting problems; and conferring with engineers.
  • Documents network by recording configuration diagrams and programming.
  • Analyzes network performance and prepares and presents reports based on that analysis.
  • Maintains network by troubleshooting and repairing outages, testing network back-up procedures, and updating documentation.
  • Initiates moves and/or setups as required/requested.
  • Maintains customer rapport by listening and answering questions and resolving concerns in a timely manner.

Telecom Support II

Areas of support include:

  • Telecom and Network Services
  • Executive Leadership Support (White Glove service)

Required Skills:

  • A minimum of 2 - 5 years’ experience in system engineering, software development, or related field
  • Support a Cisco centric WAN, LAN, and WLAN environment. This includes routers, switches wireless controllers, light weight access points (LWAP).
  • Perform remote monitoring and management of system alerts and notifications.
  • Monitor system for trouble areas and proactively resolve and document root cause.
  • Support internal run-and-maintain activities, including remote monitoring and management system, respond to alerts, monitor health and seek improvement opportunities.
  • Make use of enterprise monitoring tools (Solar Winds and Splunk).
  • Function as a point of escalation for operational entities regarding regular or complex issues
  • Work on daily service tickets while engaged on moves/set-ups.
  • Experience with wireless LAN controller and Lightweight Access Points, preferably Cisco equipment.
  • Basic understanding of WLAN technologies, network management, 802.11 b/g/n/ac standards.
  • Basic understanding of security protocols and authentication (WPA2, EAP-TLS, 802.1x, AAA) and experience with RADIUS solutions (preferred: NPS and/or ISE).

Preferred skills:

  • A degree from an accredited College/University in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline is preferred. Otherwise, applicant must have one or more of the following industry certifications - CCENT CWNA, CWSP.
  • Motivated self-starter who approaches technical problems with creative solutions. Ability to multi-task, attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, good follow-up and judgment. Ability to work both independently and within a team environment backed up by strong communication skills.
  • Ability to clearly communicate both business and technical terms and information/requirements/instructions to a wide variety of audiences (face-to-face, teleconference, phone and email)
  • Ability to write technical/functionality specification documentation such as Knowledgebase articles and/or Wiki.
  • Basic operational experience with Cisco Wireless LAN Controllers, wireless access points, and management systems
  • Basic experience with enterprise networking, monitoring, troubleshooting, and management tools.
  • Experience with incident management tools such as Remedy and/or Service Now

Preference will go to those that have:

  • CCNA
  • 1+ years in a telecom environment
  • 1+ years supporting Cisco and/or Aruba monitoring platforms