IP/MPLS Telecom Engineer/Analyst


Auto req ID6565BR

Posting titleIP/MPLS Telecom Engineer/Analyst

Position profile

Responsible for Designing/Testing/Implementing/Documenting and Supporting CN's IP Network. The candidate must clearly understand the business requirements of a 7/24 industrial environment where safety and reliability are mission critical and propose solutions to that effect. CN's network offers great challenges for the telecom engineer:

  • spans Canada from coast to coast and the USA from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast.

  • is composed of all types of communications media (fibre/copper/wireless/microwave).

  • is currently changing its core to a CN operated MPLS backbone.

  • is updating its QoS settings to integrate new technology (IP phones & Radios, Camera).

  • Offer an large enterprise environment (3500 Cisco Routers/Switches, virtualized Juniper firewalls) and a small service provider environment (400 Alcatel MPLS P/PE routers).

CN is looking for a self-starter who can rapidly analyze situations and decisively take justifiable actions. Some travel will be required. Responsibilities:

  • Find optimal solutions to meet business objectives conforming to architectural directions.

  • Test and document the proposed designs.

  • Present and explain designs and solutions to multiple groups.

  • Perform differential cost analyses.

  • Provide support (L3/L4) and assistance to other groups on any IP/MPLS related issue.

Key Deliverables: Documentation explaining the designs

  • Standards

  • Designs

  • Tests and Test Plans

  • Schematics

  • Presentations & informal training

Required Skills Set:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or equivalent. Telecommunications specialization preferred.

  • Extensive and hands-on knowledge of MPLS, RSVP-TE, QoS, BGP, MP-BGP, EIGRP, ISIS, and redistribution between routing protocols on Cisco, JunOS and Alcatel platforms.

  • Extensive knowledge with the IP network ecosystem: DNS, DHCP, VPN, firewalls, Load Balancer, network acceleration, network monitoring tools, WIFI, VoIP) – 5 years or more is preferred.

  • Experience and knowledge in design, operations and optimization of IP networks.

  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills.

  • Bilingual (English, French).

Value add Skills set:

  • Certifications Alcatel SRA, Cisco CCIE and/or Juniper JNCIE.

  • Experience in building business cases and providing estimates is an asset.

  • Good understanding of transport media (fiber, copper, wireless).

  • Experience as a team or technical lead





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