Senior Data Center Network Engineer

Taylor, TX 76574

Posted: 07/28/2023 Job Number: 37799

Job Description

  • Provide senior level operational support for all company networks, including Data Center networks and legacy networks
  • Provide network support for issues escalated by other network team members and internal customers
  • Provide immediate response to restore service due to outage/impact events
  • Support the design and implementation of complex network architectures, including routing, switching, network security, load balancing and virtualization technology
  • Make recommendations for the Spine-Leaf topology designs, VxLAN EVPN, legacy networks.
  • Collaboration with other teams, such as system administrators, developers, and security teams to ensure that the data center network infrastructure is aligned with their requirement
  • Resolve assigned tickets in a timely manner to provide solutions to internal customers
  • Perform POC testing in a lab environment (HW/SW Validations, workarounds, etc.)
  • Review, provide feedback, and approve other team members’ network procedures (Release Plans) to validate technical accuracy for network changes, and help answer technical questions in Change Management meetings
  • Candidate must be available and willing to provide support 24/7 (overnight support as needed - due to the nature of our manufacturing environment) – Must respond to escalation tickets within SLA, and participate in an on-call rotation
  • Must adhere to standard operating procedures, standard configuration, check lists, and conform to corporate change-control and security policies
  • Participate in maintenance window planning, coordination, preparation, execution and monitoring
  • Perform network lifecycle management – Design, implement, manage, and support hundreds of critical network devices (Cisco and Arista switches, routers, PAN firewalls, F5 load balancers, Cisco wireless controller and access points, etc.)
  • Perform HW/SW upgrades, refresh/migration projects, expansion projects, plan and execute network changes, process RMAs, escalate and manage SRs with vendors, perform internal network audits and remediation
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and communications skills at all organizations levels
  • Create reports per management request, and on a weekly basis
  • Setup and analyze packet captures to support network team and internal customers
  • Maintain and update documentation for all network systems, create completion reports, and conduct knowledge transfer to other team members
  • Must be a team player with passion to mentor other team members

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 10+ years of continuous large scale, enterprise class planning, design, implementation, and network support experience in network engineer positions
  • Expert Level: 5+ years of continuous hands on experience with Cisco/Arista EVPN VXLAN design and Spine-Leaf topologies, implementation and support
  • CCNP (Preferred CCNP Data Center or CCIE)
  • Strong experience with VPC configurations, MLAG, and best practices for server’s connectivity
  • Extensive routing protocol experience - EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, MPBGP, PIM and EVPN
  • Strong experience of VPC, STP, MLag, LACP, VRF, IPv4 subnetting, 802.1x, TACACS+, SYSLOG, Cisco IOS, Cisco NX-OS
  • Strong ability to troubleshoot complex issues related to hardware, L3/L2 deployment, applications
  • Experience with PIM, MSDP, Anycast-RP, Multicast
  • Strong experience with design, configuration, operations and support of Cisco Catalyst Switches, Nexus, Arista switches, Palo Alto Firewalls, and F5 Load Balancers’
  • Must live within 1 driving hour maximum from Taylor, TX
  • Strong customer focus, ownership, urgency and drive
  • Strong responsibility for network documentation, and passion to mentor other team members.
Nice to have:
  • Experience with Packet Capture Analysis, SSL certificates, Cisco DCNM or ACI.
  • Experience supporting connectivity for servers in a Data Center environment and Data Center design experience.
  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux and the ability to script in Python, Ansible or other automation tools is a plus.

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Maxwell McIlwaine

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