Data Networking team – Project Support

Location: Clairton, PA

Job Type: Contract to Hire

The successful candidate will serve in a project delivery role as part of the Data Networking team in support of technical solution pre-planning, design, deployment, testing and migration activities of the Industrial Control System cyber-security enhancement project at Clairton Works in Clairton, PA. In addition, the candidate will provide support to manage relevant day-to-day operations roles for the USS Data Networking team, as necessary.

  • Participates as a fully integrated member of assigned project team, responsible to the delivery of successful solution
  • Contributes to the team support for data network incident and event management including investigation, troubleshooting, reporting , resolution, root cause analysis and corrective action management
  • Participates and advises as part of the design of network solutions using approved, standard technology in cooperation with peers, vendors and partners
  • Monitors data networks for performance, security and stability – takes action to identify trends and proactively address issues
  • Supports all phases of the project deployment, from planning and design thru physical installation; candidate is willing to work in a hands-on role deploying equipment in a heavy-industry environment, as required

Specific Experience Required:

  • Demonstrated experience supporting data networking Wired LAN technologies in an enterprise environment (Cisco)
  • Demonstrated success participating and/or leading complex enterprise-level projects with focus on disciplines related to Data Networking, Network Security, Enterprise Cyber Security and / or Cyber Security compliance

Personal Skills Required:

  • Results-oriented member of technical support teams; the successful candidate is a self-starter, able to manage complex incidents, proactively identify opportunities for improvement and develop innovative solutions
  • Excellent time management skills including ability to multi-task and effectively prioritize work
  • Excellent work ethic; willing to extend the extra effort and time required to meet critical deadlines
  • Strong oral and written communications skills; able to articulate ideas and listen effectively; professionally communicates with all customers, vendors and technical support staff, including remote customers and team members in foreign countries
  • Strong analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Accomplished analyst able to manage complex technical problems through identification, design, solution definition and implementation
  • Demonstrated experience managing vendor relationships related to incident management, project coordination, relationship development and SLA maintenance
  • On call support required, including participation in team on call (24/7) rotation; candidate must be willing to work flexible hours as demanded by outage, migration & on-call activities
  • Hands-on team member willing to work in heavy industry/plant environments when required

Technical Skills required:

  • Demonstrated experience supporting data networking technologies in an enterprise environment, including:
    • LAN switching and routing in a Cisco enterprise network environment
    • WLAN fundamentals and support of Cisco solutions

Experience with these additional technologies may be a plus:

  • Network security controls and related disciplines
  • Scripting or Programming in a Network environment (Ansible etc)
  • Netbrain support