HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Senior Network Engineer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Provide Enterprise data networking designs, services, and support in a fortune 100 company environment with national reach. These responsibilities will require the candidate to be a Subject Matter Expert across network technologies, services, and additional related components (as listed for this position). The candidate must provide solutions that meet HCA’s network requirements and maintain networking service levels.

This position will interact daily with the Business Surveillance Center, Customer Support, Business Partners, Vendors, IT&S personnel, as well as the end users on developing network solutions to meet HCA business requirements. Excellent written and oral communications skills regarding presentations, technical white papers, and network proposals will be required. Project management and problem management skills are required to effectively meet HCA business objectives and Service Level Agreements.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following; Complex WAN/LAN designs utilizing best practice switching/routing technologies and topologies. Planning and integration of new technologies within a large network environment. New and best of breed product and technology evaluations and research, integration testing proposals Working with vendors on product design enhancements to integrate new technologies OSPF/BGP routing protocols, IP advertising/filtering/redistribution, Quality of Service, IP multicast Engineering consultations of Level III network troubleshooting/problem resolutions, protocol analysis, network troubleshooting/problem determination skills with network trace/capture/analysis software System architecture and tiered application modules knowledge. Understanding of end-to-end data flows and traffic patterns. Network impact analysis, modeling, network capacity planning Software/hardware device upgrades, LAN equipment configurations/provisioning Utilizing network standards and policies/procedural documentation and enterprise level network diagramming IP addressing, variable length subnet masking Wide Area Network technology provisioning and configuration (i.e. MPLS, ATM, ISDN, Private Line, Frame Relay) and WAN equipment configurations for bandwidth rates from DSL to OC12, as well as Metro-E connectivity from 10mb to 1gb. Networking services for ACS, AAA, DHCP, BOOTP, DNS, ICMP and SNMP Design and Support for network security technologies and products Remote access technologies (i.e. SSL-VPN, IPSec, B2B, private line and Dial-up). Training/Mentoring other IT&S staff members Problem management skills Met IT&S change management and project management requirements Minimal travel for network analysis, network upgrades and customer network consultations

Hardware/Operating Systems: All aspects of Cisco equipment and the Cisco IOS.

Applications/software: Utilize various versions of NMS platforms (NetQOS, IP-SLA, Voyance, CiscoWorks, etc..) a plus. Microsoft Office Suite, plus Visio and MS Project Business Objects preferred Use of collaboration tools a plus (LCS, etc..) BMC Remedy and CA Clarity knowledge preferred.

Management Skills: 3 years IT experience Excellent written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills 24/7 availability for support and after hours work in order to support the availability and uptime requirement of the business Work flexible hours if projects and IT issues demand

Certifications: Cisco CCNP or equivalent.

3-7 years of networking design experience required. College graduate preferred.

Minimum Requirements: Cisco Data Networking Technologies Layer 1-2 (ie: Trunking, VLANs, STP, Multicast, PPP, Frame/Relay, ATM, MPLS, Metro-E) Layer 3 (ie: OSPF, BGP, Cisco VRFs, QOS, ACLs, Route redistribution, MPLS-VPNs, etc..) Network Management Tools (ie: CiscoWorks, Voyence, IP-SLA, Netflow, SMNP, logging, etc..)

Developing capacity planning strategies used by operational departments. Troubleshooting complex nation-wide network issues. IP management standards. Network Services (DNS, DHCP, NTP, etc..)

Video over IP knowledge a plus. Training and Presenting technical material to others, including leadership.

SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS Must be able to excel in understanding interrelationships of project and operational support. High degree of self motivation Excellent written and oral communication skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORKING CONDITIONS General office environment: meetings, PC / Office productivity tool use. 40 hour work week during normal business hours. Some overtime required and on-call rotation during off-hours and weekends.

Title: Senior Network Engineer

Location: Florida-Fort Lauderdale-Field IT%26S - East Florida Division

Requisition ID: 25025-9426