Sr Network Engineer

| Chicago

 

he Groupon Corporate IT Network team is in charge of the design, implementation, and operational support/lifecycle of networking technologies that span our global footprint of offices.  We strive to continuously improve our infrastructure and encourage our team to try different approaches and to bring ideas that will help us evolve and optimize our technologies either through commercial vendor products or open source offerings. We are looking for a passionate, energetic and technology enthusiast eager to work at a rapid pace with the flexibility to work across our suite of technologies.

 

As a Sr. Network Engineer, you’ll play an integral role in architecting, building, operating, and evaluating existing designs in the areas of Wide Area and Local Area Networking, Corporate Office Stack Designs - Large, Medium and Small, Warehouse, Corporate Data Centers, Wireless infrastructures and large scale IPSEC VPN Mesh designs while simplifying operations through the introduction of automation while focusing on providing best practices.

Responsibilities & Core Competencies
-Connectivity designs and documentation of new, closing, adds or changes of global office integrations and regional associated datacenter.
-Data center designs and revisiting of current designs throughout our footprint.
-Lead and initiate discussions amongst the team and across other IT departments.
-Continuous evaluations of products with evaluation of operational impact.
-Create or Improve operational or integration processes of builds
-Create metrics and KPI’s
-Background on implementing automation in a large enterprise network environment.

-Assist with the administration and maturing of alerting environment

-Assist and enhance enhance security practices.
-Optimize configurations where applicable.
-Solid project management skills utilizing resources across regions
-Excellent communicator and participation in leading incident management.
-Mentor Junior staff and build a social community for continuous learning
-Be adaptive and resilient; flex with change and evolve to make things better.
-Travel may be required at times.

Technical Skills and Experience
-Industry certifications at the expert level, CCIE, JNCIE or experience in a large enterprise global environments with 7+ years of  progressive enhancement or learning.
-Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Computer Science or Applied Sciences Degree  (AAS) with experience.
-Demonstrated ability in building highly-available network technology stacks across various environments
-Proficient in networking fundamentals and the ability to break down and analyze traffic down to the packet level.
-Configuration management in a large network environment  
-Experience and implementing of automation tools in a network environment.
-Strong understanding of L2/L3 protocols with practical application
-Network and Switching technology across Cisco portfolio or mixed environments.
-Experiencing designing services oriented data centers or cloud solutions
-Deep knowledge and configuration of converge network optimization techniques with QoS
-Proficiency and support knowledge of VMWare virtualization environments or others
-Interconnection designs and application with Tier 1 environments with BGP protocol providing fast WAN recovery.
-Data center operations improvement contributor
-Remote access designs with layered security concepts and application.
-Back-end reporting tools for deep inspection.
-Layer 7 Firewalls and splunk optimization
-Application of agile methodologies in a network environment 
-Experience will large distributed and centralized wireless environments
-Background on Cloud connectivity and Cloud security practices

Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events. At the same time, we are providing advertising options and tools that merchants can use to grow and manage their businesses. Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward. Community matters to us on an internal, local and global scale—it’s fundamental to our company’s growth and to the well-being of the world at large. We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.

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Location

Our headquarters is nestled alongside the Chicago River in the bustling River North neighborhood, close to both blue and brown line CTA trains.
600 W. Chicago Ave Suite 400, Chicago, IL 60654

Insider's spotlight

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Groupon provides an environment where I can strive for maximum work-life effectiveness, room for growth, and there is always something new to do. I enjoy spending lots of time at work because I love what I do; the hours are not burdensome, Groupon fits me. I define success in my own terms & Groupon provides us with the flexibility to be successful.

Milan

Senior Manager of Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We are working on arriving at the optimal attribution models across different areas of our business. For example, the attribution of a purchase to a specific experience — a home page feature, an email, a push notification — likely has a different window of time where we can reasonably say a specific purchase is a result of a specific experience.

Kristi

Data Scientist

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Here at Groupon, what you do matters. I got my start at Groupon as an intern and have had the opportunity in the past (almost) 5 years to build out a global volunteer program that has engaged over 5,000 employees in over 63,000 hours of service supporting the work of close to 650 nonprofit organizations.

Alicia

Program Manager, Employee & Community Engagement

What projects are you most excited about?

Recently, we committed to having 100% of our job descriptions reviewed for gender balance by the end of 2018. Also for 2018, work will continue with our Employee Resource Groups, who play a pivotal part in the attraction and selection of diverse top talent, and themselves can be developed and promoted into company leaders.

Carlos

Head of Diversity Recruitment

What are Groupon Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Game Room
Recreational Clubs

Additional Perks + Benefits

Fitness benefits. Free office shuttles. Paid parental and family leave. Comprehensive sales training program. Sense of joy. Onsite cafes. Unlimited Routine Time Off (RTO). Flexible spending accounts. Life & AD&D insurance. 401(k). Disability coverage.

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