Careers

NOC Engineer

Location: Eatontown, NJ or Remote

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The NOC Engineer (Route &Switch) contributes to a 24/7 Network and Security Operations Center within the Managed Services group. This individual is responsible for accurately identifying and resolving failures and potential issues while maintaining accurate documentation and executing maintenance and administrative activities on managed service client’s environment.

Individual may work from the Company’s corporate headquarters in Eatontown, New Jersey, or remotely.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES- MAY INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:  OTHER DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED.  

  • Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed
  • Provide high level support and technical expertise in Cisco switches, routers, and Firewalls
  • Experience in configuration and troubleshooting Access Lists, NAT, IP Routing, VLANs, VPN, MPLS, etc.
  • Experience in BGP, EIGRP, HSRP, OSPF, and additional Cisco protocols
  • Experience in Cisco Meraki WLCs, Switches, and Access Points
  • Respond and resolve client’s requests within SLAs (Service Level Agreements)
  • Perform daily preventative maintenance checks and services on managed devices in client infrastructure
  • Open, track and close service tickets
  • Act according to NSOC procedures and processes
  • Interface with field personnel to verify repairs and testing systems
  • Help identify recurring system performance issues
  • Provide performance reporting on managed service devices
  • Work directly with other NSOC Analysts and Engineering resources for issue resolution
  • Provide direct communication to affected users and companies on outages and maintenance activities
  • Maintain detailed notes within ticketing systems on all issue resolution activities
  • Maintain customer technical information within defined documentation standards
  • Develop and maintain installation and configuration procedures
  • Obtain/maintain technical/professional certifications applicable to position or as directed
  • Manage and maintain monitoring and alerting systems
  • Coordinate and track RMA (Return Material Authorization) requests, to obtain RMA authorization requests and completion of RMA submittal forms
  • Assess and identify appropriate solutions to be integrated into the systems operation and make recommendations for implementation and troubleshooting
  • Required to provide flexible shift scheduling based on operational needs
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • High School diploma
  • Minimum 2+ years of technical support experience
  • 2+ years of experience and understanding of event/alert management, incident and change management processes
  • 2+ years of experience and working with Cisco networking, routers, and switches.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an IT related field
  • 3+ years of technical support experience
  • Prior NOC Experience
  • Experience with Ticket Management Tools (e.g., ConnectWise)
  • Possession of Industry Certifications (A+, Network+, Security+, MTA, MCSA, CCNA, CCNP)
  • Knowledge of Cisco Firewalls and Wireless devices.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:

  • Excellent Interpersonal Skills (develop and maintain strong working relationships)
  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task as necessary
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with focus on customer satisfaction
  • Customer service skills
  • Proactive approach and good troubleshooting techniques
  • Strong problem-solving skills with an emphasis on quick problem resolution
  • Attentive and detail oriented

Individual may work from the Company’s corporate headquarters in Eatontown, New Jersey, or remotely.

TRAVEL:

Less than 25% travel required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job involve normal vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

EEO statement

Aspire Technology Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for this position regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background and drug screening.