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What's the role?
The Lead Network Engineer leads within the Core Network Services department with the expectation to guide and mentor team members. This includes leading all aspects of the work performed by senior and junior engineers, mentoring their technical informative activities, freely sharing tactics, techniques and procedures.
Accountable for anticipating network needs of the team and department and applying a depth and breadth of knowledge to proactively address these critical problems in a variety of ways including building custom solutions and leading engagements.
Enable the analysis, design and implementation of network solutions for new and existing environments
Provide technical leadership for network projects including leading the design and rollout of the next generation network and transition into a cloud first mentality.
Act as a technical advisor and domain specialist to internal partners.
Maintain a deep knowledge of network capabilities and applicable vendor product offerings to be informative among our team
Understand technical issues and risks affecting the business and be able to communicate them to management and other business leaders.
Experience with network engineering best practices to include analyzing, designing, developing, deploying, and supporting network solutions, and/or infrastructure implementation/upgrades.
Expertise in one or more of the following technologies and/or platforms: Arista, Juniper, Aruba, Cisco, Palo Alto, Spine/Leaf designs, BGP/OSPF routing protocols, routing/switching, Software Defined Networks, LAN / WAN configurations, Application Delivery controllers, Data center switching and converged networks, MPLS/ VPLS, VXLAN, MLAG, HA and resiliency architectures.
Experience leading a small team of highly successful engineers.
Strong sense of ownership and the ability to work with a limited set of requirements.
Strong customer support skills working with varying degrees of technical aptitude.
Ability to explain technical solutions to technical teams and non-technical teams.
10+ years' experience as a Lead Network Engineer, designing and managing highly available network infrastructure.
Knowledge in layer two and layer three routing and switching
Knowledge/understanding of configuring and deploying network switches and routers including adding VLANs and routing protocols (including TCP/IP, BGP, and Multicast)
Experience with design, provisioning, and troubleshooting of WAN and LAN connectivity technologies (i.e. MPLS, LACP)
Experience with MPLS a must.
Knowledge/familiarity with the following required:
Priority Queuing, Class of Service (CoS), and Quality of Service (QoS)
Network monitoring solutions
WAN/Optical technologies a plus
Knowledge/familiarity with the following a plus:
Knowledge/familiarity with SDN/Network automation
Basic knowledge/familiarity with coding/scripting/automation (Python, Ansible)
CCNP / CCIE / JNCIE Certification
Tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off
Highly competitive compensation that include base salary plus bonus
Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program, and more!
This job is not covered by the existing Collective Bargaining Agreement.
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We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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We're excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Northwestern Mutual has been helping families and businesses achieve financial security for nearly 160 years through a distinctive planning approach that integrates risk management with wealth accumulation, preservation and distribution. With more than $217 billion in assets, $26 billion in revenues and more than $1.5 trillion worth of life insurance protection in force. Northwestern Mutual delivers financial security to more than 4.2 million clients. People are the power behind Northwestern Mutual, and diversity makes us better. We are committed to reflecting and serving the marketplace. We do so by attracting and enhancing the engagement of those who bring their unique perspectives, ideas, and beliefs. At Northwestern Mutual, people matter. And you’ll be working for a company that’s consistently voted among the “most admired” in the nation.