Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: IT - Networking & Telecom
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: n/a
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Our client, a large oil and gas operator, is seeking a Network Administrator for a 1 year contract opportunity in Calgary.

General Information
Reporting to the Team Lead of the Network Operations Center (NOC), this entry level position is responsible for providing first level network support, equipment maintenance and front-line customer support for all Telecom Systems under the Network Operations group. The position requires an energetic and mature individual who can function independently within the context of IS strategy and be a cohesive and complementary team member. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide regular after-hours on-call support.

Key responsibilities include:
• Acting as a first level support resource for network communication problems.
• Installing, programming and testing networking hardware (wired and wireless, cabling, etc.).
• Maintaining and repairing communication equipment.
• Producing and updating process and support documentation.
• Network monitoring, maintenance and reporting - including recording and tracking incidents in the central ticketing system.
• Providing exceptional customer service to clients.
• Communicating changes, outages to appropriate contacts.
• Continuous improvement of the overall operation to enhance reliability, availability and functionality of the systems and services provided by the department.
• Keeping current on industry products and technologies available for communications, (e.g. Internet services, protocols and networking equipment).
• Working closely with all departments to ensure solution execution and problem resolution
• NOTE: After-hours on-call duties are part of this job.
• Business hours are 6am - 6pm and you will be schedule for a 9 hour shift inside of this window. NOTE: Start times can be as early as 6am or as late as 9am.

Qualifications and Education
• A diploma in Network Systems (desirable from SAIT), Telecommunications or equivalent education /experience).
• Recent Graduate with 0 - 4 years experience.
• Preference will be given to candidates with a CCNA designation.
• Strong organizational skills with a proven attention to detail.
• Due to the dynamic nature of this area, the ability to function effectively in a multi-team environment and to adapt to multiple dynamic priorities, which can change with little advance notice, is mandatory.
• Basic knowledge of TCP/IP and routing protocols (e.g. OSPF, EIGRP and BGP).
• Experience with Switching, Vlans, and spanning-tree is an asset
• Experience and understanding of Network services such as RADIUS, NTP, DNS and DHCP is an asset.
• Basic knowledge of wireless solutions would be an asset.
• Preference will be given to individuals with skills in protocol, performance and statistical analysis.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.