Posted 3 weeks ago Financial Services Tokyo
Financial Services
Tokyo
Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Summary:

The Network Engineer will be working side-by-side in a bilingual environment to build a comprehensive and streamlined networking infrastructure. Network architecture and designs, Network automation, end-to-end lifecycle management, device configurations, device upgrades and replacements throughout each datacenter and all office & branches.

Responsibilities:

  • Leverage proven industry standards to automate key portions of the network environments
  • Network engineering, operations and monitoring function throughout environment.
  • Provides network engineering team leadership in areas of expertise. 
  • Together with global team research on latest technologies and best practices in specific areas to develop designs including security, availability, and performance
  • Performs advanced tests, documents best practices and upgrades of network devices.
  • Tests new solutions, tool releases and fixes, including compatibility testing and documentation of steps and issues.
  • Plans and executes broad resolutions to recurring problems and regulatory changes
  • Resolves complex problems utilizing structured troubleshooting tools and techniques.
  • Interfaces with vendors (Cisco, Palo Alto, etc.) on complex systems problems. 
  • Interfaces directly with vendors, peers, application developers and management, as needed. 
  • Handles complex communication with technical and business partners 
  • Represents team on major collaborative efforts for key IT and company initiatives. 
  • Creates high level and detailed analyses, project plans, and other related documentation and procedures. 
  • Proactively identifies technical and procedural areas of concern to avoid gaps and problems. 
  • Serves as a project lead or project representative on a single phase or on multiple phases of one or more projects. 
  • Prepare network proposals with financial impact on hardware & software. 
  • Acts as a point of contact for global teams to ensure local and global best practice align
  • Establishes and updates local standards and best practice within own technical area
  • Train, mentor, and provide technical guidance to junior associates on network topics. 
  • Manages inbound requests to the team within technical area.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT related discipline (or equivalent work experience) required. 
  • 4-8 years’ experience in all phases of network design, installation, and maintenance in voice/data telecommunications network technology. 
  • A broad general knowledge of network operations, network security, storage network designs.
  • Extensive technical knowledge of voice/data network hardware and software, infrastructure and design, topologies, and protocols. 
  • Has the motivation and ability to carry out complex problem-solving to resolution.
  • Pays attention to details and ensures accuracy and high quality. 
  • Communicates effectively within infrastructure team and with other external stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to effectively convey concepts to business and technology peers as well as senior management.
  • Highly motivated to learn new technologies and evaluate its application in MetLife Japan.
  • Clean, well-organized and able to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple large, complex projects in a team setting as a facilitator and team member.
  • Able to configure Cisco, Palo Alto, Juniper, and other network devices at all levels.
     

Hold an active network related certification such as:
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Data Center
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Routing and Switching
Palo Alto Networks – Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE) 
Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA)
Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)
 

Preferable:

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Routing and Switching preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Japanese preferred

Job Level

3. Senior level

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