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RiverBed OPNET Application Assessor - Fort Worth, TX
Ref No.: 17-01860
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Job Description
Our client is seeking a RiverBed OPNET Application Assessor for a 12-month contract opportunity located in Fort Worth, Texas.
Using the Riverbed OPNET suite of tools, apply application performance monitoring technology to reduce network engineering & operational costs and improve reliability and productivity. Work with application customers to extract details to model applications in OPNET. Produce evaluation documentation and recommendations for network impact for applications coming onto the network. Participate in testing and the documentation of network services support technologies. Consult with clients to advise them of potential network management services solutions and avenues for deployment.
  • WAN simulation & engineering.
  • Network Auditing.
  • Network Services development.
  • Familiar with Network Performance Management systems including network & application traffic capture probes.
  • Refine/Evolve operation standards, processes, and procedures.
  • Perform situation analysis and recommendation for problem solving.
  • Recommend appropriate courses of action to developers/technicians and management on application deployment issues on the network.
  • Identify performance issues and recommend performance recommendations.
  • Provide hardening solutions and drive efforts around it.
  • Manage / monitor operational tools.
  • Experience with one or more Opnet suite of tools in the areas of:
  • ACE Live – Business group development, setting alarm conditions and notifications, reporting, customizing dashboards.
  • nCompass – Development of dashboard, running analysis, configuring event alarm and notifications, reporting.
  • IT Sentinel – Auditing 5000+ node networks. Automating scheduled task such as network standards and PCI compliance and network drawings.
  • IT Guru Network Planner – Build and run flow analyses and DES simulation. Troubleshoot network and application performance issues.
  • ACE Analysis – Trace analysis, identifying problem areas, and reporting.
  • VNE Server – Importing network objects via automation tools and manual imports. Troubleshooting and optimizing database. Running weekly and monthly reports.
  • Strong knowledge of information systems and operational processes.
  • Strong working knowledge in troubleshooting network related issues, routers, L2/L3 switches. Also have a good understanding of network protocols (Ethernet, TCP/IP, SNMP, VLAN Trunking), routing protocols (BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, RIP), network technologies, and LAN technologies (SPT, ARP). 
  • Good understanding of QoS, and policy-based routing with Cisco and Client equipment. 
  • Able to troubleshoot production related issues with Tier 4 support teams. 
  • Demonstrate technical problem solving skills, have strong presentation and analytical skills, and possess a strong desire to work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to interact and with teams across multiple platforms and in varying environments.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Participate in both technical and non-technical discussions. 
  • B.S. with Networking experience.
  • CCNP or equivalent knowledge.
  • Computer literacy and experience with Microsoft Word.
  • Basic knowledge level of Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Strong understanding of networking fundamentals.
  • Ability to interact effectively with employees and vendors with various skill sets and backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills to support problem solving initiatives.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter with a high level of initiative.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision, flexible, work well under pressure.
  • Lead both technical and non-technical discussions. 
  • Proven ability to build and facilitate relationships at all levels of the organization, both internally and externally. 
  • Commitment to system functionality and user satisfaction in rapidly growing and changing environments.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and operational issues simultaneously and communicate requirements and status effectively.
  • Demonstrate problem solving skills, have strong presentation and analytical skills, and possess a strong desire to work in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Ensure quality of deliverables.