Senior Network Engineer – hybrid

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As part of the Network Engineering team within our client’s Infrastructure and Operations department, the Senior Network Engineer owns a pivotal role in ensuring the stability, security, quality, and scalability of the client’s hybrid IT network infrastructure. As a subject matter expert, the Network Engineer will advise and collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, implement, maintain, and troubleshoot network solutions that support teams and the organization’s operational and strategic objectives.

 

This a Remote Regional position, the ideal candidate will reside within the Central Ohio area.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

Network Design and Implementation:

  • Plan, design, and implement complex network solutions to meet client’s requirements, including remote branches, on-premises data centers, and cloud-based resources.

  • Evaluate and recommend network hardware and software solutions.

Network Security:

  • Implement and maintain network security measures to safeguard data, applications, and infrastructure.

  • Monitor network traffic for security threats and response to incidents promptly. 

Network Optimization:

  • Continuously optimize network for performance and capacity to ensure high availability and reliability.

  • Identify and resolve network bottlenecks and performance issues.

Troubleshooting and Support:

  • Provide multi-level support for network related issues, ensuring timely resolution.

  • Collaborate with other IT teams to diagnose and resolve complex network problems. 

Documentation:

  • Maintain comprehensive network documentation, including network diagrams, configurations, and standard operating processes.

Compliance and Best Practice:

  • Ensure network infrastructure complies with industry best practices and relevant regulatory requirements.

  • Stay current with emerging network technologies and recommend improvements accordingly.

Vendor Management:

  • Collaborate with vendors and service providers to procure and manage network related services and equipment.

  • IT experience working in an enterprise environment and expertise with firewalls, WAFs, VPNs, switches, routers (physical and virtual), and cloud-networks.

  • Design and implementation experience with LAN, WAN, WLAN, and VPN.

  • Network capacity planning and management of DHCP, DNS, IPAM, ITAM, logging and monitoring platforms.

  • Experienced with load balancers, Azure ExpressRoutes, and Edge/WAN management.

  • Working knowledge with IP routing protocols such as BPG and OSPF.

  • Experience with network automation and infrastructure-as-code / scripting languages such as Terraform and Ansible.

  • Familiar with cloud-hosted private Git repos such as Azure Repos and pull requests.

  • Practical knowledge of modern encryption protocols, decryption, and inline inspection.

  • Leverage user-id based policy management and additional NextGen firewall functions.

  • Onboarding device support via policy managed platforms to grant varying levels of access, authentications, and 802.1x compliance. 

Other Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ensure uninterrupted network and security services supporting all technology infrastructure. 

  • Implement updates, patches, and upgrades across various network hardhard

  • Manage layer 1 connectivity as appropriate

  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

 

Required Skills:

  • Exceptional organizational skills, follow through, and multitasking abilities.   

     

  • Able to drive results with a sense of urgency relative to the end user.   

     

  • Decisiveness, good judgment, analytical/math aptitude, and problem-solving skills to act with authority and take risks in an environment with little direction from others.   

     

  • Excellent communicator with strong organizational savvy and leadership skills necessary to interface with and influence all levels of organization.  

     

  • Ability to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment.

     

  • Ability to think strategically bit willingness to handle the mechanics of technology services required by the business

 

Minimum Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Technology Management, Engineering, or other related area of study. 

  • Minimum of 5 years of infrastructure technical experience, with at least 3 years managing network infrastructure. 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in implementing leading-edge infrastructure technologies. 

  • Professional certifications within infrastructure-related areas, while not a minimum requirement, would be highly desirable. 

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