New Job Network Designer In Manitoba

Network Designer
Network Designer

Network Designer

Company : City of Winnipeg
Salary : Details not provided
Location : Manitoba

Full Description

Under the general supervision of the Network Infrastructure Coordinator, the Network Designer is responsible for the design, implementation and maintenance of City’s municipal network infrastructure, processes, related network hardware/software products, and the formulation of technical architectures. The Senior Network Infrastructure Designer carries out these responsibilities through direct action and through the direction or supervision of subordinates.

Flexible work arrangements may be available under Administrative Standard AS-018 – Flexible Workplace; subject to review and approval.

As the Network Designer, you will:

  • Architect, plan and lead the implementation of City-wide routing/switching network infrastructure (LAN, WAN, data centers)
  • Establish standards, methods and procedures for an effective and reliable municipal network infrastructure.
  • Research, evaluate and recommend systems software and hardware products.
  • Recommend product maintenance strategies.
  • Ensure established system availability and response time objectives are met.
  • Develop understanding of client needs and appropriate solutions.
  • Seek out opportunities to maintain and extend customer relationships wherever possible through subject matter expertise and strong consultation skills.
  • Ensure highest possible levels of customer service are exhibited in all team interactions with clients.
  • Research requirements and recommend solutions.
  • Document the technical, operational, and procedural environment.
  • Lead initiatives and committees as assigned.
  • Be required for on-call and occasional off-hours work.

Your education and qualifications include:

  • University degree in Computer Science and/or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive work experience in network information technology installation and support, at a senior level.
  • Extensive experience working with a combination of the following network infrastructure products: F5 ADC, Cisco Nexus/IOS products; Cisco ISE, Microsoft desktop and server operating systems.
  • Experience analyzing system problems to carry out corrective actions.
  • Experience in planning and implementing components within large-scale network systems projects.
  • Strong verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly with all levels of stakeholders and the general public
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly with all levels of stakeholders and the general public.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to respond to changing priorities and circumstances.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and sound judgement in fast paced, and often, stressful conditions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment and develop strong working relationships with colleagues. Ability to provide technical guidance and mentor junior staff.
  • Knowledge of LAN/WAN infrastructure technologies such as IP networking/routing (EIGRP, BGP, OSPF), Ethernet, firewalls, network load balancing, Voice over IP, Wireless LANs, VPNs, QoS and switching VLAN design and setup.
  • Knowledge of network architecture principles, cloud networking, Software Defined Networking (SD-WAN, ACI), ITIL concepts, and network security methods and procedures.
  • Cisco certifications such as Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) or higher is an asset.

Conditions of employment:

  • The successful applicant must maintain legal eligibility to work in Canada. If the successful applicant possesses a work permit, it is their responsibility to ensure the permit remains valid.
  • A Police Information Check satisfactory to the employer will be required from the applicant(s) or successful candidate(s) at their expense.
  • Physically able to lift computer equipment up to 10 to 20 kg.


  • Citizen & Customer Focus
  • Respecting Diversity
  • Ethics and Values
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Results Oriented