EY CNS Office Connect Network Specailist - Team lead. in Kochi, India

CNS Office Connect Network Specailist - Team lead.

Core Business Services

Requisition # KOC000OB

Post Date Sep 19, 2018

Job Summary:

Suitable candidate will join EY’s Compute Network Services (CNS) - Office Connect (OC) Tower as a Network Engineer and will work as part of the team managing the office wired and wireless infrastructure. Participation in automation efforts in OC function, work to create and maintain the infrastructure inventory and support the budgeting for OC as a whole. The position is part of the team that is responsible for the service ownership for OC globally and within this group sit the functions of Service Management, Transition, Design and Engineering. This role with have a primary focus on the Service Management and Transition elements.

Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Service improvement plans for office connect services

  • Budget preparations

  • Project resource planning and allocation

  • Project management and reporting for the domain driven Activities

  • Coordinations with Area Relationship Mangers and Other business units to Identify the busness requirements

  • Performance Matrix reporting

  • Support the automation effort within the CNS function

  • Management of network device inventory

  • Optimization of spend in the OC Tower

  • Support the standardisatio of network documentation and processes

  • Participation in OC Projects to create the design as per EY standards

  • Participation in Infrastructure projects and work in co-ordination with Engineering group to complete the implementation phase

  • Transition the completed projects to Operations group with relevant knowledge sharing and documentation

  • Manage office relocations from a networking perspective

  • New Wi-Fi implementations and troubleshooting

  • End Of Life (EOL) network refresh and budget planning

  • Executing on LAN audit results

  • Co-owner of network automation with Operations team

  • Implement audit recommendations for the network environment

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • Proactively anticipate project needs and work with the project manager and cross function teams to select and implement the most appropriate solution according to the network standards.

  • Engage with ARM contacts and Country business leaders to identify the business needs for respective regions and include them to the Office connect planning

  • Sound analytical, problem solving and organizational skills are required to manage technical challenges from multiple projects simultaneously.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

  • Knowledge in Scripting languages like Python, Powershell.

  • Network automation skills with Ansible and Python.

  • Strong knowledge and experiences in wireless design solutions, Implementation and troubleshooting

  • Technical knowledge and hands-on experience in the networking domain with intermediate knowledge of complementing infrastructures.

  • Small and Medium Branch Office Routing, Switching & Wireless LAN technologies

  • LAN, Internet connectivity & related technologies (MPLS, IPSEC VPN, LAN Optimizers, Rate Limiters, QoS, etc.);

  • Infrastructure Services (DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, etc.)

  • Experience in Load Balancer platforms like Citrix Netscalar

  • Network Monitoring & Management Platforms

  • Exposure to various facets of and branch office build-out including planning, designing and implementation of facilities and structured cabling solutions.

  • Experience in evaluating, adapting and implementing multi-vendor global LAN networks for integrated (voice, video, data) traffic using various connectivity means, including MPLS, IPSEC VPN and others.

  • Understanding various perimeter security solutions technologies in the data center and branch office environments including firewalls, remote access VPNs, IPS/IDS systems and Secure Web Gateway solutions is desirable.

  • Strong ability to document processes, procedures and network designs clearly and accurately for distribution to internal teams and customers.

  • Communication and presentations skill.

  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English, both written and verbal, presentation skills essential.

  • General technical skills designing, documenting, and implementing Infrastructure projects.

  • Knowledge in SDWAN and Cloud technologies are preferred.

  • Sound knowledge of ITIL practices to support the EY Business within OC Tower.

Supervision Responsibilities:

  • Team lead responsibilities

Other Requirements:

  • Candidate must be flexible to the demands of the project and may require out of office hours work.

  • Intercontinental travel may be required