BEAR Data Solutions, Inc.  a global IT services provider with 11 offices throughout the U.S. and around the globe, helps enterprise clients design, optimize, maintain and support mission-critical IT infrastructures. By combining expert engineering resources, best-of-breed technologies, and superior customer service, BEAR Data delivers high-performance IT solutions and services including cloud, virtualization, unified communications, networking, storage, database, security, managed services, wireless, staffing, and support contract management

Title: Network Engineer

Job Location: Manhattan Beach, CA

Job Description:

Our customer is seeking a Network Systems Engineer with excellent LAN/WAN/WLAN knowledge and strong background in overall Data Center fundamentals, installations, support & troubleshooting


  • Perform all LAN/WAN administration functions for Infrastructure systems; manage all switches, routers, cores, WLAN controllers, firewalls, and sys log servers/utilities.
  • Perform updates and maintenance on all LAN/WAN/WLAN equipment.
  • Configure and maintain enterprise firewalls.
  • Configure, implement, and support hardware, and software components required for high availability networks and maximum system performance
  • Configure, implement, and support WAF/Load Balancers
  • Configure, implement, monitor Op Manager, Sys Log Servers.
  • Perform system migrations, systems upgrade planning, implementation of change management procedures
  • Provide high security and patch update analysis and deployment
  • Responsible for overall health, high availability, maintenance, and documentation of systems for monitoring equipment and environmental conditions for malfunctions, failures and performance degradation; initiate and manage corrective actions on problems to resolution; events/system logging and performance monitoring on supported systems and software applications
  • Develop automated and manual maintenance and monitoring processes and solutions, document maintenance procedures for implementation by first-level support
  • Work off hours periodically to accommodate maintenance and minimize downtime windows; Perform on-call duties periodically


  • “Guru-like” expertise and significant LAN/WAN administration experience with multiple vendor LAN/WAN/WLAN products; Cisco, Foundry, Brocade, HP, Dell
  • Cisco Dense Wave Technologies (DWDM, MUX, RODM)
  • Experience with Cisco switch, routers, firewalls, and WLAN controllers a must.
  • Experience with routing and routing protocols; EIGRP, IGRP, BGP, HSRP, OSPF, RIP, etc.
  • Extensive experience with deploying and configuring firewalls from Cisco, Juniper, and Palo Alto Networks.
  • Extensive experience with F5 load balancers, Citrix Load balancers, desired.
  • Extensive experience with Palo Alto Networks preferred.
  • Significant experience with complex networking, including design/architecture across the various enterprise heterogeneous client/server environments.
  • Extensive experience with switch/routers and expert understanding of vlans, virtual routing interfaces, Access Control Lists, etc.
  • Experience in configuring and maintaining managed switches, routers, firewalls, WAPS, and WLAN controllers
  • Experience in Enterprise-wide LAN/WAN designs, architecture, and integrations.
  • Excellent architecture, systems, hardware, and software problem solving & troubleshooting capabilities.
  • The ability to audit and assess the security designs of a network infrastructure a plus.
  • Installation, configuration, and maintenance of Cisco Nexus FCOE switches and SAN fabric a plus.
  • Skills and Experience maintaining production environments with zero or very minimal downtime
  • Experience supporting 7×24 production, test and development environments, ability providing on-call, evening, and weekend support
  • Experience in developing and implementation of policies and maintenance procedures, support documentation, with change control processes, service level agreements and incident/problem management software
  • Must be self-motivated, capable of managing time efficiently without close supervision; ability to work under pressure
  • Must have excellent communication skills and able to clearly articulate complex technical plans, policies, and procedures in writing and verbally
  • Ability to prioritize and work proactively, strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Must possess BS degree (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline with a minimum 7+ ears related experience performing system administration


  • Must possess BS degree (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related discipline with a minimum 7+ ears related experience performing system administration
  • CCIE preferred
  • CCNA required

For more information, please visit us at

Please send resume to

Contact Us

Getting the Most from the Mission-Critical Apps in your SLED organization -
feat. BEAR, Cisco Systems, VMware, and Nimble Storage

Date: Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
Location: The Old Spaghetti Factory - Sacramento, CA

Register Now

MISAC Show - Managing SLED Organizations w/ Technology

Date: October 5th - October 8th, 2014
Location: Hyatt Regency - Garden Grove, CA

More Information

CCISDA Fall Conference

Date: October 19th - 22nd, 2014
Location: Monterey Hyatt - Monterey, CA

More Information

California Educational Technology Professionals Association Annual Conference

Date: November 18th - November 21st , 2014
Location: Sacramento Convention Center - Sacramento, CA

More Information