Engineer II (Network)

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GENERAL PURPOSE:
The Network Engineer (NE) provides the technical delivery consulting role in the Infrastructure and Application Delivery lifecycles from detail design, integration, maintenance, and upgrades of hardware, network software, standards across the enterprise as it relates to the Company's Network. The Network Engineer defines and follows discreet procedures and protocols to ensure network integrity, and compliance, and monitors network utilization, user functions, and performance metrics as required.

The Network Engineer analyzes project requirements and solution designs to assure that the network is functionally appropriate, technically valid, and well-integrated in accordance with the business user requirements, methods and standards throughout the project life cycle.

The Network Engineer works in the areas of: Development, Infrastructure, and Application Support and may also serve as Network Subject Matter Expert (SME). The Network Engineer works with External Service Providers, Business, Development, QA and Application Support teams during the Development, QA, and production release cycles. The NE is involved in requirements coordination, review and tracking of change requests, defect assessment, system configuration. NE is also involved in knowledge transfer and systems solution support during the warranty period and coordination, 3rd level production infrastructure support, priority management and implementation of break-fix, maintenance and change requests. Responsibilities may also include research and review of technical solution alternatives, proposals for systems solutions.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Research, evaluate, develop and implement Network Engineering designs and standards following industry best practices.

• Ensure that current and planned technical solutions are compatible with the company's business needs and strategic objectives.

• Work with the other IT organizations to design, develop, and implement Enterprise Network solutions in support of development, test, and production environments.

• Provide technical expertise and assistance to other IT and Business groups

COMPETENCIES:
People


• Building Effect Teams (for managers of People and Projects)

• Developing Talent (for managers of people only, N/A for this role/level)

• Collaboration
Self

• Leading by Example

• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability and Execution

• Manages Conflict
Business

• Business Acumen

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes

• Organizational Agility
With particular emphasis on the following specific position-related competencies:

• Planning

• Problem Solving

• Written Communications

• Customer Focus

• Verbal Communications

• Approachability

• Listening

• Dealing with Ambiguity

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

• Bachelor degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

• Excellent organizational and time management skills

• Minimum 7 years network engineering experience

• Senior Level certification or equivalent with demonstrated relevant experience

• Basic Linux knowledge

• SDWAN (Design & Implementation

• In depth knowledge of Routing and Switching technologies and protocols (BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, VTP, Private VLAN, MPLS, QoS, GRE, STP, IP SEC, VDC, VPC, etc.)

• Strong technical working knowledge and hands-on experience with Cisco's router platforms

• Strong technical working knowledge and hands-on experience with Cisco's Switch platforms

• Firewall technologies

• SSL VPN

• Local and Global Services Load-Balancer

• IPS

• WAN Optimizer (Design and Implementation)

• Good communication skills are essential. Must be able to give and receive correct information, explain difficult information in layman's terms and maintain a customer service attitude to all levels of users.

• Able to work independently and creatively problem solve complex technical problems.

• Able to provide leadership, guidance and training to others

• Able to provide accurate estimates of time frames and cost estimates necessary to complete potential projects and develop milestones and project implementation plans.
Preferred:

• Certifications in areas related to network routing and switching: CCNP, CCDP, CCIE

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:
Please include any additional physical requirements below the standard requirements (including any travel, lifting, pushing, or pulling)
Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

This position may be performed remotely anywhere within the United States except the State of Colorado.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
N/A

DISCLAIMER:
This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.