Network Engineer

Employment Opportunity

Network Engineer

The KOHL Group, Inc. (since 1984)


Position Title: Network Engineer
KOHL Position ID: R0045
Arrangement: Full time, expected to be long-term contract position
Location: Must work on client’s site in Middletown, NJ
Start: Immediate Opening

Job Description

  • Experience in routing network testing on Cisco routers; and IOS-XR based experience
  • Hands on experience on Nokia (formerly Alcatel-Lucent) 7750 and 7705 routers
  • Understanding and hands-on working knowledge of network L1, 2 and 3 design
  • Troubleshooting LAN/WAN networks and maintain network operations
  • Hands-on work in router configuration development, apply configuration to routers, and troubleshoot and correct router configuration issues.
  • Be able to work independently in setting up router and testing router configuration to validate design
  • Experience in router network test plan development and execution – ability to understand routing design requirements and develop test cases to validate the design.
  • Experience in working with Cisco 7609, 2941, ASR 901, ASR 903, ASR 9010, Juniper M-series routers
  • Design, implement, troubleshoot, plan and optimize network architectures
  • Develop high quality network configurations for the implementation of mobility and Voice Solutions, including Layer 3 VPNS and Layer 2 (VPLS-based) VPNS.
  • Apply networking fundamentals including IPV6, TCP/IP, network routing protocols OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, conceptually and practically good in MPLS/VPN, WAN solutions
  • Implement and troubleshoot QoS in LAN and WAN networks
  • Configure and troubleshoot L2 switching technologies including STP, MSTP, VTP, HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP
  • Work on networking layer 1, 2, 3, 4-7 testing tools including Spirent Test center, IXIA Network, Spirent Avalanche, IXIA load generator, Net Flow Analyzer, benchmarking tools including Spirent QSCOPE, network impairment tools including packet storm, IXIA ANUE. Perform Scripting and automation of testing with TCL and PERL languages.  Analyze the design, prepare test plans based on test platform capabilities, construct, configure and troubleshoot network test bed.
  • Write deployment guidelines; respond to escalations caused by network technology issues and/or customer issues and work on forward looking technology insertion projects, which will include upgrades, migrations, new feature enablement, and other projects
  • Test and configure LAN/MAN technologies including OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, ATM, Frame-Relay and LAN technologies including Ethernet and VLAN.  Maintain and administer the computer networks and related computing environments; which include UNIX and SUN servers, SNMP servers, load balancers, IBM blade servers
  • Perform cell site backhaul network testing to validate network behavior
  • Provide field support for the tested and deployed technologies
  • Maintain, administer the routing and switch networks and related computing environments including hardware, system software, application software, routers/switches configuration
  • Optimize network performance, interoperability, and robustness by configuring and testing new network equipment
  • Applying knowledge of (or learn) IP, MPLS, MPLS Traffic Engineering Multicast, L2 and L3 VPNs, Multicast VPN, PNNI, BGP, router technology, Layer 2 switch technology (FR/ATM), EMS , SNMP, Network Management

Education & Experience:

  • Requires a MS degree (or equivalent experience) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or Related Field and experience with network design, router configuration and troubleshooting, and test plan development and execution with Nokia 7750 and 7705 routers; Cisco routers; and IOS-XR network operating systems.

If you are interested, please email your resume in Word format to Steve Harsanyi at with a brief note mapping your skills and experience to the specific requirements of this job description. Please include the Job Description ID in the subject line.

If you aren’t available or interested, please consider referring friends or colleagues that you think may be qualified and interested.  The KOHL Group has a referral fee program.