Houston, TX 77040
NORTHWEST BANK LOOKING FOR A NETWORK ADMINISTATOR
POSSIBLE TEMP TO HIRE
MON FRI 8A-5P
Under the general supervision of the Information Security Officer, the Network Administrator is responsible for maintaining the Bank s network technology resources and support facilities, including the Bank s Network Topology, Phone System, Cyber Security and Access to the Mobile, VPN and Wireless Networks, including the Disaster Recovery network. The Network Administrator maintains the Banks day to day network requirements including installing upgrades; monitoring network performance, and protection of the Banks network access. Collaborates with the Information Security Officer in the overall administration of these directives for the Bank. Ensures the Bank's network technology activities are secure and stable at all times. Assists in developing and implementing network technology architecture strategies to accommodate current and future organizational needs.
Strategy & Planning
Proven experience and success with enterprise-level LAN, WAN, and WLAN engineering, design, and
Proven ability to design, deploy, maintain and document all firewalls, routers, switches, UPSs and network
connections to all servers, SANs, phone and internet circuits. Ensure network connectivity of all servers,
workstations, telephony equipment, fax machines, and any other networked appliance.
Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network
management best practices.
Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes,
and service records.
Document the LAN's architecture, design, and layout, including protocols and standards used, as well as configuration.
Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network
administration, usage, and disaster recovery.
Develop and deploy methodologies for testing network performance and providing network performance statistics and reports.
Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation.
Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of
developments in the networking industry in support of network procurement and development efforts.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications;
maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Design and support Cisco VoIP infrastructure and its associated software, including IP-PBXs, call
management systems, voicemail, and interactive voice response.
Deploy, update, and effectively manager call manager suite for reporting and routing of IP telephony traffic on the network.
Establishes network specifications by analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements;
designing router administration, including interface configuration and routing protocols.
Assist the technology department financial requirements by submitting information for budgets and
network monitoring expenses.
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Acquisition & Deployment
Assist with the design and deployment of company LANs, WANs, and WLANs, including connectivity to servers, routers, switches, UPSs and other hardware.
Participate in managing and evaluating all network security solutions.
Responsible for submitting change control requests and receiving approvals prior to any changes on the
Conduct scheduled testing and improve the disaster recovery plans to detect faults, minimize malfunctions and backup systems as it relates to network functionality.
Oversee new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades relating to network or telephony equipment.
Plan and implement any improvement, modification, or replacement of network infrastructure components.
Where necessary, liaise with equipment vendors during installations and hardware performance issues.
Design and deploy enterprise-class wireless networks, including access points, servers, routers, hubs,
switches, and other hardware.
Receive, prioritize, and respond to incoming work orders, calls, and/or emails regarding equipment and/or connectivity problems.
Processes, solves and answers complex network problems or inquiries including on site analysis,
diagnosis and resolution of complex network problems for a variety of end users. Recommend and
implement corrective solutions.
Evaluates network performance issues including availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency; planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment; defining network policies and procedures; establishing connections and firewalls.
Maintains network performance by performing network monitoring and analysis, performance tuning;
troubleshooting network problems; and escalating problems to the vendor when necessary.
Secures the network by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation.
Upgrades network by conferring with vendors; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancement and patches. Where necessary, liaise with equipment vendors during installations and hardware performance issues.
Responsible for coordinating, supervising and managing all network cabling and wiring requests for all
Bank branch facilities and their IT rooms.
Performs periodic scheduled audits to validate all serial numbers, locations, licenses, and support
Performs periodic network configuration file reviews and makes approved adjustments as necessary.
Assures all network devices have configuration file backups available.
Participate in scheduled network failover and disaster recovery testing events.
Accurately document instances of software or hardware failure, repair, installation, and removal or other
Manage and ensure effectiveness of security solutions, including firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, and
intrusion detection systems.
Establish and maintain regular written and in-person communications with departmental administration
regarding pertinent network activities.
Configure all networks to ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling organizational objectives and processes.
Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed to identify and remedy network performance bottlenecks.
Ensure network connectivity of all servers, workstations, telephony equipment, fax machines, and other
Participate in managing all network security solutions.
May answer telephones, answer questions and direct callers to proper Bank personnel.
Provide guidance to junior team members.
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The position of Network Administrator performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the
position and other functions as assigned. Assists various department functions in the absence of staff
members or in overload situations.
The position of Network Administrator does not require any supervisory responsibilities at this time.
ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
The incumbent is in a non-confined office type setting in which he or she is free to move about at will. The
position includes driving a personal owned vehicle which includes exposure to the outside weather elements and moving mechanical parts. It may include some minor annoyances such as noise, odors, drafts, etc. The incumbent in the course of performing this position spends time writing, typing, speaking, listening, lifting (up to 50 pounds), driving, carrying, seeing (such as close, color and peripheral vision, depth perception and adjusted focus)
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