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Lead Network Engineer

Posted on Mar 2, 2021 by Discover

Riverwoods, IL
IT
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
Full-Time

DISCOVER. A BRIGHTER FUTURE.

With Discover, youll have the chance to make a difference at one of the worlds leading digital banking and payments companies. From Day 1, youll do meaningful work youre passionate about, with the support and resources you need for success. We value what makes each employee unique and provide a collaborative, team-based culture that gives everyone an opportunity to shine. Be the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future, while building the future_ you_ want, here at Discover.

JOB DESCRIPTION



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 faciliates 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 handson network experience.

WHAT YOULL DO

* 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.

QUALIFICATIONS YOULL NEED

SKILLS REQUIRED

* Bachelors degree in information technology.
* 4+ years of experience strong experience in Cisco Nexus Datacenter Concepts / Platforms including including 2k, 5k, 7k, 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, 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 degree, 6+ years of experience Strong experience in Cisco Nexus Datacenter Concepts / Platforms including including 2k, 5k, 7k, 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, 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

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES

* Certified in CCNP upon hire

SKILLS PREFERRED :

* Deep understanding and experience with BGP routing protocol and Wide Area Network (WAN) implementation. Telco knowledge with circuit provisioning procedures and Telco politics. Network architectural design. #LI-BG1

Will be given with extreme priority with this knowledge:

* Ciena platform

* Familiarity with these models:

* Ciena 6500
* Ciena 5142
* Ciena WaverServers Ai

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law) [ We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.


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