Cisco Design Engineer – near Brussels – Freelance

Location: Belgium

Start-date: ASAP
End-date: Long term contract
Rate: your best rate please
Location: near Brussels
Languages: English. Dutch or French an asset

Candidates should preferably be living in Belgium

If interested, please send your WORD CV, with your rate expectation and availability to

The Cisco Design Engineer will participate in the development of IT projects in a financial environment, focusing on the network and network security aspects.
The primary role will be to design new or to adapt existing network infrastructures based on the received functional requirements and the high level design produced by the network architects.

The design activities include:
Solution definition (functionality, resilience, performance, security, manageability)
Product selection and recommendation
Documentation (Detailed Network Design, Release notes)
Testing (functionality, resilience, performance, security, manageability)
Proof of concept
Security Baseline definition
Support to qualification and deployment
The secondary role will be to act as a Center of Expertise (CoE) for her/his domain.

CoE activities:
Level 3 support to network operations
Technical escalation to the vendors
On-call support
Proactive/preventive network problem management
Network component lifecycle management
Network security lifecycle management

Required Skills:
5 to 8 years of work experience relevant to network security, network architecture, network design, network testing or network operations.

Strong Unified Communications background, including :
Call Manager, Unity server, Presence Server
Tandberg Management System, Video Communication System, Telepresence
MeetingPlace, Webex
Jabber, IP Phones, IP Video and HD Video Conferencing Systems
Contact Center Enterprise
Familiar with IVR platforms and selfservice applications
Knowledge of Contact Center distribution mechanisms
Knowledge of Outbound is a plus
Familiar with SIP
Familiar with Voice Gateways and TCL scripts and Contact Center Integration
Knowledge of SQL
Familiar with VXML
Basic knowledge of Java.
Knowledge of virtualization (VMware/HyperV)
Familiar with web services
Strong switch and routing background with LAN/WAN design experience, including:

10/100/1000 Ethernet, SDH, Metro-Ethernet, Wireless LAN
Routing (BGP, EIGRP, HSRP)
Switching (Spanning tree, 802.1q)
Quality of Service (QoS)
Network Admission Control (NAC 802.1x, , Radius, Tacacs, ISE
Network security background, familiar with firewalls, natting/patting, high availability clustering network intrusion detection/protection systems, reverse-proxy and WEB application firewalls

Desired Skills:
Certifications or Professional Credentials
Previous experience with major network vendors (Cisco, Juniper, Checkpoint, Fortinet)
Previous experience with various Network OS : Cisco IOS, Juniper Netscreen and JunOS, Fortinet FortiOS,