Lead Network Engineer at Discover
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The Network Engineer II is expected to have a broad level of knowledge of network domain technologies, platforms and principles, to include: route/switch protocols, LAN/WAN, wireless networking, datacenter, high-availability design, Application Delivery Controller, Web Application Firewall, Domain Name Service and IP management, Data Visibility Fabric, Content Delivery Network, Data Analytics, WAN optimization, Network Time Protocol and Network Monitoring.
A Mid-Level Network Engineer will preferably have experience with one or more network automation tools and/or programming languages. He / she leads facilitates and assist senior engineers with developing strategic architecture for next generation network services and emerging transport methods. Makes well thought out decisions on moderate to complex network engineering issues. Engineers, develops and tests infrastructure. The individual will also be responsible for assisting in the definition of monitoring and trending scenarios for the operational teams to increase efficiencies. Will assist in driving complex modifications and/or upgrades to existing network infrastructure in support of evolving enterprise requirements. Is vigilant on unit cost reduction and cost containment. Propagates common goals, direction and standards established by more Senior Engineers.
Acts as a source of direction, training and guidance for less experienced team members. Monitors project schedules and unit/total costs. Provides escalation support as required. Must be able to communicate effectively with both management and technical staff. Must have strong problem solving skills under minimal direction. Typically requires 6 to 8 years of hands on network experience
Designs and engineers platforms into production enterprise infrastructure. Runs small to medium enterprise infrastructure projects from requirements gathering to post implementation. Proactively and methodically improves quality and efficiency through automation of network services. Serves as the principle design and often implementation engineer for most enterprise network projects and/or small work efforts.
Under guidance of senior engineering, will gather business and network requirements and operational data from one or more sources to formulate solutions of moderate to significant complexity. Can be responsible for identifying various technical alternatives and developing implementation plans. Performs lab research and proof of concept work as appropriate for the role and/or technical task.
Proactively and methodically improves quality and efficiency through automation of network services.
Business Relationship / Vendor Management. Stay abreast of current vendors and products, anticipate change and have a plan in place to react to the change.
Cost containment / Cost reduction. Understand basic financials and the costs associated with delivering technology solutions and subsequently engineer solutions that align with a financial business model.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field
- 4 years of Network Engineering experience
- In lieu of degree, 6+ years of experience in Network Engineering\
- Demonstrated experience with modern Cisco datacenter Platforms, NX-OS, IOS-XE/XR
- Demonstrated work experience with L3 / L2 networking protocols, i.e. BGP, VPC, HSRP
- Working knowledge and/or with DDI network applications such DNS, DHCP and NTP
- CCNA or CCNP Certifications
- CCPN route/switch/datacenter certification or commensurate experience
- Experience with virtualized compute environments, i.e. Hypervisor, UCS, and ESX Experience in the following Datacenter technologies: FEX, VDC, VPC, Fabric-Path, VRF, OTV, LISP, VXLAN Ensures compliance with change control processes and adherence to standards.
- Experience with managing moderate to complex network projects (planning, organizing and managing timelines / objectives)
- Strong verbal, written and documentation skills
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