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Robert Half Network Communications Analyst III in Seatac, Washington


Network Communications Analyst III

SeaTac - Work is based at their Seattle office across from the airport.

$43.26 to $57.69/hour (up to $67.30/hour for ideal candidate) – 10% - 16% Bonus


Hybrid Work Model - After initial training period of 2 months, 3 days in the office would be expected.

Non-Exempt now (eligible for OT) with good chance to go salaried as they grow into higher roles

Core Competencies- Technical

  • Data center route/switch/firewall/WAN

  • Routers- Cisco 1002 & 4331

  • Switches- Cisco Nexus 93180

  • Firewalls- Fortinet, FortiGate 60, 200, 300, FortiWeb

  • WAN- MPLS (Alaska- GCI, All other locations- Lumen), IPSEC VPNs

  • Routing Protocols: BGP, OSPF, EIGRP

  • Highly desirable:

  • FortiWeb or other web application firewall

  • Cloud integration/transformation is a plus

  • Automation

  • IPV6

  • Work across broad range of platforms and transform platforms to automation

Core Competencies- Soft Skills

  • Communication- Verbal and written

  • Ability to communicate in a positive and effective way with senior management, technical leaders from across IT, junior IT staff, non-technical internal customers, vendors and partners

  • Passion for mentoring

  • Big picture thinking

  • Ability and interest in understanding business requirements, legacy technology, and cost constraints

  • Skilled in framing information effectively for audience and context with other persons concerns and interests in mind

  • Ability to craft solutions for short, mid, and long-term progression towards IT objectives and goals

  • Collaboration with peers and management to develop and execute long-term technology roadmaps


  • Data Centers- 1 primary in the Seattle area, 1 warm DR DC in Spokane

  • Sites- 93

  • WAN-

  • MPLS- 2

  • Lumen: Lower 48, Hawaii, Canada

  • GCI: Alaska

  • Medium to Large sites


  • Small sites

  • Apx. 1/3 of locations

  • Core switching- Cisco Nexus 9300

  • Routers- Cisco 1000, 4300, 1900

  • Protocols: BGP, OSPF, EIGRP

  • Switches- Juniper 2300, 2900, 3400

  • Legacy- Cisco 3700, 3800

  • Firewalls- FortiGate, FortiWeb, FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer

  • Wireless-

  • Complex environment comprised of large (up to 70 acres) container barge terminals, truck/trailer yards, cross-docks and warehouses, and offices

  • Indoor- Aruba Instant

  • Outdoor- Ruckus

  • Legacy- Cisco 1100, 1200, Trimble Phocus Array

  • Wireless bridge- Cambium Networks, Proxim, Bridgewave

  • Voice- Mitel MyVoice Connect (AKA ShoreTel IPBX/ECC)

    Requirements - 7+ years networking experience

  • Cisco Networking experience

  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) experience highly desired

  • Adeptness in Network Routing

  • Good understanding of Cloud Technologies

  • Comprehension of Internet Control Message Protocol For IPV6

  • Proficiency in OSPF

  • Earlier work involving WAN Technologies

  • Background working with WANs (Wide Area Network)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Network Routing

  • Knowledge of Cisco Nexus

  • Practical knowledge of Fortinet Firewalls

  • Foundational knowledge in Eigrp

  • LAN Vs. WAN experience highly preferred

  • General familiarity with FortiGate

  • Previous experience working with Automation

  • IPv6 experience highly valued

  • An understanding of networking such as switching and routing is highly valued

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