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Sr. Network Designer - Toronto

  • Req ID: 96104
  • Department: Information Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 0-10%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Available to: Internal & External
  • Deadline to apply: 06/30/2022

 

Canadian Pacific is a transcontinental railway in Canada and the United States with direct links to major ports on the west and east coasts. CP provides North American customers a competitive rail service with access to key markets in every corner of the globe. CP is growing with its customers, offering a suite of freight transportation services, logistics solutions and supply chain expertise. Visit cpr.ca to see the rail advantages of CP. For more on our purpose, culture, and strategy, visit cpr.ca/en/about-cp.

 

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The Network Designer – LAN/WAN will be a leader/service owner in a team responsible for the Architecture, Design, Implementation, Support, Monitoring and Configuration of CP’s Local Area (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN), WiFi Network and Internet Services.  

 

POSITION ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Lead and / or participate in new service implementations;
  • Produce and maintain consistent technical documentation and processes to ensure proper functioning and maintenance of all network devices and associated infrastructure (network diagrams, implementation plans, operational guidelines, etc.);
  • Knowledge of the OSI model and in-depth experience / understanding of the main network protocols and services (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP1&2, VLAN, VTP, Trunking, Port-Channeling, Spanning tree, etc.);
  • Familiarity with access control models and network security;
  • Resolving network related issues that tiers of support have escalated;  Which includes leading / managing the triage of complex LAN/WAN/WiFi /Internet related incidents:
  • Monitor network performance and integrity, bring forward operational improvements, capacity and scalability enhancements;
  • Automate tasks and monitor their effectiveness;
  • Thorough knowledge of network administration and architecture;
  • Configure and install software on; routers, switches, WiFi controllers and other network devices;
  • Guide / engage selected telecommunications vendors to design and restore LAN/WAN/Internet services;
  • Aid in the development of operational models, processes, and documentation to oversee / manage all aspects of CP’s LAN/WAN/Internet services;
  • Ensure network solutions are aligned with defined architecture and associated standards;
  • Develop proof-of-concept models to demonstrate proposed architecture/design changes;
  • Cross functional knowledge of how LAN, WAN, and Internet services interact/relate to VoIP, and Voice Networks infrastructure;
  • Thorough knowledge of the management and support of routers and switches (Cisco IOS and NX-OS);
  • Knowledge of authentication mechanisms (Radius, Tacacs, etc.);
  • Cisco experience, knowledge is required;
  • Aruba, Ubiquiti, Digi, Nokia, experience, knowledge would be an asset;
  • Ability to utilize; network diagnostic, monitoring and automation tools (SolarWinds, NetBrain, BMC).

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degree / Diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, Networking or equivalent work experience;
  • Minimum; 8 to 10 years’ in network; Architecture, Design; Over 15 years' of experience preferred, CCIE certification preferred; 
  • Minimum; 5 years managing and or operating large enterprise networks;
  • Strong background in designing, implementing, sizing, scaling; LAN, WAN, WiFi and Data Center networks (conceptual, logical and physical);
  • Proven abilities to translate needs / requirements to architectural compliant network solutions;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to interact with various levels of management, technical and business stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated multitasking, documentation and organizational skills;
  • Strong understanding of Incident Management, Change Management, Problem Management, Knowledge Management;
  • Industry recognized certifications and or equivalent work experience (e.g. Cisco, Aruba, etc.) would be an asset;
  • Rigor and worries to produce quality work;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • Facilitate, negotiate, resolve conflicts in sensitive business contexts;
  • Attention to detail in respect of production;
  • Make informed decisions based on the elements in place;
  • Efficient under pressure;
  • Ability to;
    • Adapt and overcome challenges
    • Influence and persuade
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with various levels of management, staff, and customers
    • Implement complex business solutions, taking into account both technical and business aspects
    • Mentor junior staff
    • Work independently and or within a team
      • Produce technical documentation in a clear and concise manner (Microsoft Word, Visio)
      • Read, analyze, and interpret detailed technical manuals, diagrams and engineering documents.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

As an employer with national presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.

 

Management Conductor Program:

Becoming a qualified conductor or locomotive engineer is the single best way for a management employee to learn the business at CP. You may be required to obtain a certification or to maintain your current certification/qualification as a conductor or locomotive engineer.

 

CP is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, inclusive of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

 

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