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Updated 2020-05-28
Activated 2020-05-21

IT Infrastructure Networking Engineer - Insurance Industry

  • ★★★ Senior Level
Company Name

Ahead Group

Job Type
Ahead Group
IT (Hardware/Network) - Network Engineer
IT (Other) - Other
Industry Insurance
Location Asia Japan Tokyo

Job Description Ahead Group is looking for a top-level global network engineering subject matter expert in one or more highly specialized areas of network architecture, design, optimization, and support systems (LAN/WAN, remote access, and data center communications) across the enterprise.

Architects, plans, designs, engineers, deploys and provides Tier 3 support for the Enterprise:

Network infrastructure across the multiple business functions and locations
Network security infrastructure (firewalls, VPN)
Remote access methods including IPSEC and SSL VPN
Data Center Engineering including all IDFs and cabling infrastructure


Provides network engineering team leadership in areas of expertise.
Together with global team researches on latest technologies and best practices in specific areas to develop designs including security, availability and performance
Performs advanced tests and documents best practices, including plans upgrade and path deployments
Function tests new solutions and tool releases and fixes, including compatibility testing and documentation of steps and issues.
Plans and executes broad resolutions to recurring problems and regulatory changes
Resolves complex problems (Tier 3 support) utilizing structured troubleshooting tools and techniques after escalation on within technical area of responsibilities
Interfaces with vendors (Cisco, Palo Alto, etc.) on complex systems problems.
Interfaces directly with vendors, operations staff, peers, application developers and management, as needed.
Handles complex communication with technical and business partners
Represents team on major collaborative efforts for key IT and company initiatives.
Creates high level and detailed analyses, project plans, and other related documentation and procedures.
Proactively identifies technical and procedural areas of concern to avoid gaps and problems.
Serves as a project lead or project representative on a single phase or on multiple phases of one or more projects.
Prepare network proposals with financial impact on hardware, software, and FTEs.
Partners with application development, operations and customers to identify needs, opportunities and solutions, for example using advanced features
Acts as a point of contact for global teams to ensure local and global best practice align
Establishes and updates local standards and best practice within own technical area
Partners with engineering, operations and security teams to modernize policies, rules and processes
Train, mentor, and provide technical guidance to junior associates on network topics.
Manages inbound requests to the team within technical area


Bachelor's degree in IT related discipline (or equivalent work experience) required.
4-8 years’ experience in all phases of network design, installation, and maintenance in voice/data telecommunications network technology.
A broad general knowledge of network operations, network security, storage network designs.
Extensive technical knowledge of voice/data network hardware and software, infrastructure and design, topologies and protocols.
Has the motivation and ability to carry out complex problem-solving to resolution.
Pays attention to details and ensures accuracy and high quality.
Communicates effectively within the engineering team and with other technical and business teams
Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Japanese.
Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills with the ability to effectively convey concepts to business and technology peers as well as senior management.
Highly motivated to learn new technologies and evaluate its application
Clean, well-organized and able to work independently with minimal direction.
Ability to work simultaneously on multiple large, complex projects in a team setting as a facilitator and team member.
Able to configure Cisco, Palo Alto, Juniper, and other network devices at all levels.
Hold an active network related certification such as:
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Data Center
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Routing and Switching
Palo Alto Networks - Accredited Configuration Engineer (ACE)
Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA)
Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)
English Level Fluent (TOEIC 865-)
Japanese Level Business Level(JLPT Level 2 or N2)
Salary JPY - Japanese Yen JPY 7000K - JPY 12000K   
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