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Network Specialist

Quarry Consulting

Quarry Consulting

Ottawa, ON, Canada · Ottawa, ON, Canada · Ontario, Canada
Posted on Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Title: Lab Network Operations Specialist

Duration: 12 months with strong possibility of extension

Location: Ottawa, On

Description – Lab Networking

Time is roughly divided into:

  • 20% for lab and testing which included the mentoring other new lab resources (co-ops)
  • 20% Inter Edge/Out of Band Monitoring/Terminal servers project support
  • 55% Software Defined architecture project and lifecycle (likely to soon increase to 65-75%)
  • 5-10% for DataCentre/Physical Security/Senate support


  • Analysis on the voice, Wi-Fi AP, and IP switch networks for deployment of lifecycle products, EISS (physical security) Lifecycle and 802.1x
  • Execution of action plans to complete the deployment of lifecycle products requiring collaboration with Network Implementation (cabling), PDO (network operations) and NS design (network development) teams
  • Provide technical support for the day-to-day preparations within the individual project teams in production and in lab to ensure successful deployments.
  • Development and documentation of the results of acceptance test plans/templates such as new products (Cisco IE3400. Nexus 9200 and 9300), software versions (various), designs (C3PL, SDA) and Cisco fixes (various)
  • The build and validation of networking solution prototypes using new technologies and configurations in the Network Services lab before deployment (e.g., switches, wireless APs, SDA, Nexus and Cisco’s DNA centre)
  • Troubleshooting of issues that occur in the installation hardware, network equipment, protocols and end—device hardware/software; including reproducing issues in the lab and validating solutions.
  • The research and validation of requirements for protocols and/or configurations to resolve issues in pre-production or lab designs. Documented and shared results with the operations and dv-ops teams.
  • Initial configuration and installation of network hardware in the Data Centers, which includes maintaining rack elevation
  • Mentor co-op students and assist them through various duties such as version Acceptance tests, testing of scripts such as 802.1x audits
  • Support/maintain the lab and test area infrastructure (hardware installation, configuration, cabling) to allow EISS and NS testing.
  • Be the onsite hands and eyes for NS design during tests and cut-overs
  • Update hardware record information