Lead Network Engineer

| North Suburbs

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At Discover Financial Services, you’ll find yourself in the company of some of the industry’s smartest and most reliable professionals. And at a company that rewards dedication, values innovation and supports growth.

Thrive in an environment that promotes teamwork and shared success. Build on a foundation of mutual respect. Join the company that understands rewarding careers like no other, with this exceptional opportunity:

Job Description:

At Discover, be part of a culture where diversity, teamwork and collaboration reign. Join a company that is just as employee-focused as it is on its customers and is consistently awarded for both. We’re all about people, and our employees are why Discover is a great place to work. Be the reason we help millions of consumers build a brighter financial future and achieve yours along the way with a rewarding career.

The Network Engineer II is expected to have a broad level of knowledge of network domain technologies, platforms, and principles, including 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. They lead, facilitates, and assists 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.

Responsibilities

  • Designs and engineers platforms into production enterprise infrastructure. Runs small-to-medium enterprise infrastructure projects from requirements gathering to post implementation. 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. Stays abreast of current vendors and products, anticipates change, and has a plan in place to react to the change.
  • Cost containment/Cost reduction. Understands basic financials and the costs associated with delivering technology solutions and subsequently engineer solutions that align with a financial business model.

Skills:

Minimum Qualifications

At a minimum, here’s what we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, technical field, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in Cisco Nexus Datacenter Concepts/Platforms, including 2k, 5k, 7k, and 9k. Strong experience with application content delivery technologies such as F5 (LTM/GTM) and Citrix NetScaler Experience with QoS operation and configuration. Independent and proficient working knowledge and experience with routing protocols OSPF, BGP, etc. Independent and proficient working knowledge and experience with Spanning-Tree, HSRP, VRRP, and tunneling protocols. Independent and proficient working knowledge with network applications such DNS, DHCP, and NTP. Fundamental knowledge and experience with virtualized compute environments, i.e., Hypervisor, UCS, ESX. Experience in the following Datacenter technologies: FEX, VDC, VPC, Fabric-Path, VRF, OTV, LISP, and 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.
  • In lieu of a degree, 6+ years of experience in Cisco Nexus Datacenter Concepts/Platforms including 2k, 5k, 7k, and 9k. Strong experience with application content delivery technologies such as F5 (LTM/GTM) and Citrix NetScaler Experience with QoS operation and configuration. Independent and proficient working knowledge and experience with routing protocols OSPF, BGP, etc. Independent and proficient working knowledge and experience with Spanning-Tree, HSRP, VRRP, and tunneling protocols. Independent and proficient working knowledge with network applications such DNS, DHCP, and NTP Fundamental knowledge and experience with virtualized compute environments, i.e., Hypervisor, UCS, ESX. Experience in the following Datacenter technologies: FEX, VDC, VPC, Fabric-Path, VRF, OTV, LISP, and 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
  • CCNA

Preferred Qualifications

If we had our say, we’d also look for:

  • CCNP, CCIE

Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability.

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Our headquarters is located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and we also have a downtown Chicago office which is known as the“The 606”.

An Insider's view of Discover Financial Services

What’s the vibe like in the office?

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What does your typical day look like?

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How does the company support your career growth?

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I love working at Discover because of how the company invests in its people and innovation. The environment is encouraging and the smart people around you makes it an amazing experience every day!

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What are Discover Financial Services Perks + Benefits

Discover Financial Services Benefits Overview

Start enjoying great benefits Day 1 — We support you with the same dedication we bring to all of our customers.Our comprehensive benefits package features first-class insurance, financial planning support and excellent perks designed to help you reach your goals and live a rich, healthy life.

Check out more of our amazing employee benefits at mydiscoverbenefits.com

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
You can open a separate Health Care FSA (HCFSA) and contribute up to $2,650 tax-free from your paycheck to reimburse yourself for eligible out-of-pocket expenses.
Disability Insurance
Employees receive Short-Term Disability Insurance at no cost.
Dental Benefits
Discover offers two dental plan options — Standard and Premier — both are administered by MetLife.
Vision Benefits
Discover offers two vision plan options — Standard and Premier through VSP.
Health Insurance Benefits
Discover offers a variety of medical plans for you and eligible family members, so that you can choose the benefit plan that suits your needs.
Life Insurance
As a Discover employee, you receive Basic Life Insurance of one times your HWEE (up to $500,000) at no cost to you.
Pet Insurance
Purchase medical coverage at a discounted rate for your beloved family pet. The more pets you insure, the greater the discount.
Wellness Programs
Help balance your work and personal life with a wide variety of free and discounted resource and referral services including family and relationship counseling and financial guidance.
Onsite Gym
Discover has fitness centers and Weight Watchers® programs at all five major locations.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
You may elect to contribute 1% to 30% of your eligible base salary, commissions and bonus on a pre-tax basis, up to IRS limits every year.
401(K) Matching
Discover matches up to 6% of the pre-tax contributions you make to the 401(k) Plan.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
The ESPP provides eligible employees with an opportunity to purchase shares of Discover common stock through payroll deductions at a 5% discount.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Discover helps eligible employees and their families with the costs of adoption by reimbursing certain expenses.
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Generous PTO
Discover has a Paid Time Off of 4 to 5 Weeks of paid time per year.
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Discover provides 7 paid holidays.
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When you enroll in the Commuter Benefits Program at WageWorks, you’ll save on taxes on mass-transit passes, parking and other eligible expenses.
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Tuition Reimbursement
Discover provides tuition reimbursement and a full-ride bachelor's degree program for select online degree programs.
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