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Senior Network Engineer/Architect

Location: Atlanta
Posted on: May 13, 2024

Job Description:

Senior Network Engineer/Architect Job
 
The ideal candidate for this Senior Network Engineer job will have solid network design experience. This Senior role will be THE Senior Technical person on the team. They are using Juniper Firewalls, routers and VPN, but they are constantly assessing their environment so need someone that is open to change and would be comfortable when they move to more of a cisco environment. So Cisco product experience is highly desired along with:
• Understand scalability, architecture but ok with being a hands on engineering
• Leadership skills/ Mentorship to more junior team members
• Will lead some projects on occasion so any type of Project Management experience is great-even if on a very small scale (1-2 people)
• No Data Center technologies- separate group handles everything Data Center related so Load Balancer experience isn’t required
• Security background would be good to have (PCI Compliance is something they are going through now)
• Communication skills are going to be very important, as well as ambition.
• Career potential to go into management or technical expert type of role whichever they would prefer
• Scalability is important
• 50/50 Split between Architecture vs. Engineering at first but will move more down the architecture path
• Any IPS and IDS experience would be great to have
• Split Tunneling, Ongoing Configuration
 
The APG IT Senior Network Engineer role provides thought and technology leadership across a variety of network platforms. The role will focus on architecture and design of high quality network solutions.
You will be responsible for ensuring that the overall solution design meets business requirements, conforms to industry best practices, and is a cost effective solution. Work closely with management and project stakeholders across the organization. Has the ability to work collaboratively and effectively with all levels of management and staff within the organization.
Responsible for creating clear and maintainable designs, configuration templates, and reviewing the implementation plans of team members.
Expected to ensure long-term strategic solutions are effectively architected, and implemented. High degree of interaction with onsite/offsite vendor architects and engineers.
 
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Network Architecture
• Maintaining a current understanding of industry best-practice architecture and considerations
• Participating in enterprise-wide design and architecture discussions as a trusted expert
• Development and maintenance of long-term architecture for network systems
• Identification of network metrics that can be tracked and optimized over a systems lifecycle
• Validation that solution designs conform to reference architecture
• Providing APG a competitive advantage with high performing technology solutions
 
Network Engineering
• Development and maintenance of service design and configuration templates
• Creation of implementation and support documentation for external teams
• Taking engineering-level ownership of full system lifecycle (Proof-of-Concept, Design, Validation, Quality Assurance, and Optimization)
• Ensuring solution designs are value-oriented
• Continually providing input towards system and process improvements
 
Leadership
• Reviewing technical designs and configuration templates for other team members
• Prioritizing technical solution needs
• Providing technology, solution and design training
 
Program/Project Management
Responsible for directing work efforts to achieve the following:
• Determines network solutions to meet pre-defined business requirements, functional designs, and architectural design documents for diverse population of unique end users
• Develops conceptual architecture, flowcharts, diagrams to illustrate sequence of steps required for technical implementations
• Participates in project team meetings and provides estimates for network task completion
• Manages & prioritizes team’s workload to meet specified due dates
• Provides status on assigned tasks
 
Network Management
Delivers reliable and quality infrastructure into the production environment, while meeting the following objectives:
• Ensuring streamlined network software releases on a predetermined agreed to schedule
• Providing operational support and oversight for network monitoring toolsets
• Providing technical leadership, clarity and direction for on-site resources and vendor teams
• Auditing deployed systems to ensure compliance with technical standards
 
Experience Requirements:
• 7+ years leading complex network software and hardware implementation solutions
• 7+ years of experience with network or systems engineering
• 5+ years of experience with VPN technologies (site-to-site, DMVPN, Pulse/Anyconnect)
• 5+ years of experience with using IP routing protocols, including OSPF and BGP
• 5+ years of experience with using LAN switching technologies
• 5+ years of experience with network security (incl. firewalls, IPS, content filtering, encryption)
 
Awareness of the following components would be beneficial:
• Datacenter and infrastructure operations
• Load balancing, software-defined networking, Network Access Control (NAC)
• Experience with PCI and PII compliance
 
Educational Requirements:
• BS degree in computer related field or equivalent work experience
• Vendor certifications a plus (CCNP/JNCIP, CCIE/JNCIE Preferred)
• Information security certifications – Nice to have
 
 

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