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IBM RAS Network Specialist in Bangalore, India


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Your Role and Responsibilities

Network engineering team and we are looking for an experienced Remote Access Services (RAS) architect to support the IBM internal network. The ideal candidate will be responsible for working with a small team of IBM architects, architecting and designing the enterprise RAS, which enable IBM authorized employees to access the IBM Corporate Network remotely. Our team collectively works to maintain network stability, security, and visibility to ensure that Industry best practices and SLA's are achieved, and to allow our organization to meet its mission objectives


  • Define and refine the RAS architecture standards that address the requirements to support IBM's requirements.

  • Partner with service providers and network hardware/software vendors to define solution configurations that leverage latest capabilities and provide stable and reliable operations.

  • Define and implement service standards and practices that align IT services with the needs of the business. Define and monitor adherence to Service Level Agreements (SLA) and industry best practices.

  • Create, maintain, implement, and test appropriate contingency plans.

  • Define key management reports required to validate global compliance with architecture, operations, and security standards, and identify automated ways of producing these reports.

  • Collaborate with other network architects and network specialists to provide strategical, secure and reliable RAS solutions.

  • Identify reoccurring incidents and find solutions by resolving and working with support groups through root cause analysis sessions, major incident review, trending, elimination of known errors, problem ticket follows through, etc.

  • Collaborate with other squads within the CIO organization on services and applications integration and optimization, advising on optimal use of RAS resources to meet customer needs.

  • Troubleshoot complex network performance issues with other network engineers to identify root cause and recommend solutions.


Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Total IT work experience of 10-15 years with minimum 5 years of relevant project management experience

  • Working knowledge of Agile Framework

  • Validated experience in vendor management and IBM procurement and other processes

  • Basic understanding of Networks Infrastructure which includes, but not limited to:

  • LAN / WAN and other networking technologies

  • Facilities management e.g.: Power, A/C, Cabling etc, required for Network infrastructure setup

  • Minimum 3 years of practical experience as a network specialist or administrator in running medium to large scale RAS infrastructures.

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in Network architecture, design, or operations experience.

  • Demonstrated architectural skills in developing and driving new solutions for medium to large scale RAS installations

  • Understanding of enterprise networks, i.e. Campus LAN/WLAN, MPLS WAN, SD-WAN, DC Architectures, Remote Access Services and network tooling.

  • Understanding of core Network technologies (Routing, Switching, Firewalls, etc.)

  • Experience troubleshooting complex network issues and designing solutions to simplify and better instrument solutions

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact effectively with management, engineers and vendors.

  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.

  • Very strong critical and analytical thinking and research skills.

  • Able to think and respond to IT incidents quickly and efficiently to minimize downtime and exceed customer expectations for service.

  • Network certifications such as CCNA, CCDA or similar

  • Bachelor's degree in information technology or similar

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Experience in designing and deploying RAS solutions.

  • Strong understanding and experience in troubleshooting methodologies.

  • Very strong collaboration skills with demonstrated ability to create and foster a collaborative work. In depth strong facilitation, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.

  • Network automation experience using programming tools (e.g. Python, Ansible, RESTful APIs, streaming telemetry)

  • Network analytics experience working with logs and other data to identify trends and anomalies

  • Network certifications such as CCNP, CCDP, or similar

  • Master's degree in Information Technology or similar

  • ITIL Certification

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