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Location :
Charlotte, NC US
Level :
Experienced Professional
Job Category :
Information Technology
Description :

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Job Description


The Network Engineer in this position will be responsible for:
• Planning and Deployment of highly complex Local Area Networks (LANs) and configuration of Wide Area Network (WAN) equipment associated with Allstate data center, Vpn, cloud integrations, and complex remote office deployments
• Be a Leader of a team to integration Allstate into AWS and Azure, through the use of SDN.
• Lead and direct the evaluation of technology in lab environment or writing up findings following the direction of a senior engineer
• Analyze, suggest, and implement methods for orchestration and automation of deployments in network and voice areas
• Respond to incidents and escalate issues as needed.
• Create and or manage documentation of our standards, as directed by a senior engineer.
• Participate in ITIL processes (primarily configuration, change, incident, problem, capacity & asset management)
• Secures network system by establishing and enforcing policies; defining and monitoring access.
• Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

The Network Engineer is knowledgeable in enterprise network technologies including Routing/Switching, Server and Application Load Balancing, Wireless and Network Management tools and systems. S/he will also have some understanding of the interaction between Network and other technologies including SDN, AWS, Azure, Firewalls, Windows, UNIX, Storage, and VMware.

Job Qualifications


• This is a seasoned person that has more than 5+ years of experience.
• Detailed oriented person with low error rates in the quality of their work.
• Experience with managing large or highly complex projects working in collaboration with peers, clients, and or subordinates.  Must be able to coordinate and mentor others with their work.
• Excellent communication skills – as the representative of Network engineering this person will be our voice to clients or peers.
• Excellent behaviors in continuously developing one’s self, acting like an owner, fostering an inspiring environment, focusing on our customer, and innovate & improve. 
• Experience troubleshooting networks using tools like tcpdump, wireshark, netqos, eHealth, etc.
• One or more scripting languages (Python, Linux shell, Windows PowerShell, etc.)
• Experience with Orchestration of work jobs or fulfillment functions
• Creating effort assessments, statements of work, and documenting tasks for a PM
• LAN switching – Cisco IOS 6500, 4500, 3560X, 3750X, NXOS, 9000, 5000, and 2000
• WAN routers – Cisco IOS, ISR G2, 4331, or ASR’s
• Routing (BGP, OSPF, route redistribution, static routes, NAT, Policy based routing)
• QOS – CBWFQ, Policing, Shaping, troubleshooting
• WAN circuit deployment – T1, MLPPP, Ethernet
• Spanning tree (PVST+, RSPT preferred, MST)
• VPN’s (Point to Point VPN's, DMVPN)
• Experience migrating equipment for lifecycle for move, add, or change
• Experience integrating equipment into management tools for monitoring, SNMP, syslog, etc

• Certifications such as CCNP
• Experience utilizing traffic generators to simulate production traffic on pre-production networks.
• Cisco wireless controllers and access points
• Someone who has already built a VPC and VPN to AWS and can speak to integration of technologies.
• Experience with data center SDN is highly needed, Cisco ACI, Cumuls, or Arista Cloud.
• Experience with Viptela or wan optimization is highly preferred.
• Experience working in a Cloud environment such as AWS or Azure
• Security skills- port security, 802.1X, Firewalls, VRF lite, AAA
• Cisco APIC EM integration

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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