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Senior Network Engineer

State College, Pennsylvania · Information Technology
OVERVIEW
We are looking for experienced Network Engineer to join our team at Mission Critical Partners to ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the in-house information systems that support core organizational functions. You will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues to maximize the benefit of IT systems investments. This individual will also mentor and provide guidance to the IT staff. The role requires a professional committed to success by embracing and living our core values of Persistence, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Prudence.

POSITION LOCATION
State College, PA or Remote

EXPECTATIONS
  • Strategy & Planning
    · Collaborate with network staff to ensure smooth and reliable operation of software and systems
    for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
    · Work with executive team members, decision makers, and stakeholders to define business
    requirements and systems goals, and to identify and resolve systems issues.

    Acquisition & Deployment
    · Design and deploy new applications and enhancements to existing applications, software, and
    operating systems.
    · Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid
    management in making implementation decisions.
    · Conduct research on software and systems products to justify recommendations and to support
    purchasing efforts.
    · Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure system-related
    products and services.

    Operational Management
    · Gauge the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems; develop and implement strategies for
    improving or further leveraging these systems.
    · Propose and create system design models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide
    direction to system programmer and development teams.
    · Design and perform server and security audits, system backup procedures, and other recovery
    processes in accordance with the company’s disaster recovery and business continuity
    strategies.
    · Integrate servers, including database, e-mail, print, and backup servers and their associated
    software into enterprise systems.
    · Ensure system connectivity of all servers, shared software, groupware, and other applications.
    · Create and maintain documentation as it relates to system configuration, mapping, processes,
    and service records.
    · Ensure compatibility and interoperability of in-house computing systems.
    · Coordinate and perform in-depth tests, including end-user reviews, for modified and new
    systems.
    · Monitor and test system performance; prepare and deliver system performance statistics and
    reports.
    · Provide orientation and training to end users for all modified and new systems.
    · Provide guidance and assign tasks to System Engineers

BASIC REQUIREMENTS, KNOWLEDGE, AND SKILLS
  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (potentially including boosters) is an essential requirement of this role. MCP will adhere to all federal, state, and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance where required, subject to approved medical or religious exemptions
  • Proven experience in overseeing the design, development, and implementation of software
    systems, applications, and related products.
  • Proven experience with VMware, Microsoft virtualization technologies
  • Excellent understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct research into systems issues and products as required.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Education & Certifications
  •  Bachelor’s degree and 7-10 years of System Network Engineering experience (county government preferred), or 12 years related experience.
  • At least one of the following certifications
  • CCENT, CWNA, or Cisco CCNA Certification (current)
  • VMware VCP
  • Microsoft MCSA, or MCSE
  • Cybersecurity certification a plus
About Us:
Mission Critical Partners, LLC      
Mission Critical Partners (MCP) is a leading independent consulting and information technology (IT) support services firm that helps clients evolve their public safety systems and operations and improve emergency response through our extensive experience, knowledge, and resources. By providing insight and support every step of the way, our clients are able to transform their mission-critical operations, maximize the value of their investments and ensure optimal performance and success. Additional information and career opportunities are available at
www.MissionCriticalPartners.com.





As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Mission Critical Partners shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

United States Citizens, Green Card Holders and those authorized to work in the United States are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time.


ABOUT US:
Mission Critical Partners, LLC

Mission Critical Partners (MCP) is a leading provider of data, consulting, engineering, network and security solutions that are transforming segmented mission-critical networks and operations into interwoven ecosystems to improve response and justice outcomes in the communities and ever-expanding markets we serve. Through our breadth and depth of experience and an extensive network of resources, we are able to offer unique and successful solutions that help our clients improve technology and operations across a variety of industries ranging from public safety and justice to utilities, healthcare, and more. Additional information and career opportunities are available at MissionCriticalPartners.careers

As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Mission Critical Partners shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their U.S. military status, status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, familial status or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

United States citizens, Green Card holders and those authorized to work in the United States are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time.
 

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