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Infrastructure Engineer Lead

Plano, Texas;

Job Description:

Accountable for infrastructure tool and/or service designs within one or more technical domains that enable business strategies in accordance with architectural governance, standards and policies. Facilitates deployment of tools and/or services by leading other Infrastructure engineers in solution development, in addition to the development and maintenance of templates, playbooks and automation to be used during implementation. Demonstrates a high level of technical expertise within one or more technical domains. Demonstrates the ability to decompose issues or objectives into units of work that can be assigned to other team members. They advocate and advance more efficient solution delivery practices and evangelize great design, engineering and organizational practices.

The technology areas of focus for the role includes, Data Center and end user networks, public and private Network Transport and Optical systems and emerging technologies (Switched-Ethernet, LTE, etc.), Corporate/Branch and Building Networking including Wireless. Knowledge in related technology areas such as Voice and Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions is a plus. Network Appliance, Video and Unified Communications knowledge are important.

This role also provides senior networking technical support to Network Operations and partners with the Design and Architecture Engineering teams. An understanding of the role of Operations; troubleshooting practices and the use of proactive and reactive tools is important to the Data Network Implementation Engineer’s role. They must be mindful of how their role impacts the firm’s business and reputation. Concepts such as driving value, always delivering quality, and understanding how their work impacts service resiliency (C&R) are important. Understanding risk and having strong decision-making skills on assessing risk to the production network is essential to the success of the Network Implementation Engineer.

This role is part of a global solutions and service delivery organization. This position will interface with several collaborators; internal and external customers/suppliers/providers; architecture, product engineering, product management, finance and business management and operations teams. At times, they may interface with various levels of senior management. Strong written, verbal and presentation skills are a must. The candidate must be able to work on their own and successfully in team settings of various sizes and locations. Adherence and use of standards, product sets, templates, systems, and artifacts are important to the success of the engineer, the department, and the firm at large.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Candidate must understand how designs turn into Implementations that are based upon standards and defined strategies

  • Works with Design and Architecture Engineering in a “knowledge sharing” capacity in support of the team’s adoption and successful delivery of technology (new), systems or process changes

  • Plays a strong role in project delivery lifecycle management. Partners with the Design Engineering team to create Detailed Implementation Plans for all design, Test and Accept criteria, Back-Out and Validation plans and procedures. Adheres to Project Close-Out practices such as asset tracking, inventories, chargeback, documentation and the related systems, tools, and process updates.

  • The Implementation Engineer stands between the project manager, design engineer and operations. They support initiatives as they transition between design and implementation

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 10 to 12 years’ experience required in Data Networking-related disciplines in design, operate and implementation services

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong CISCO NSO experience and general experience in Network Automation tools and processes

  • Design, Implementation, Support Data Center SDN; ACI/NSX, Arista CloudVision

  • Design, Implementation, Support SDWAN is required, preferred if on Cloudgenix

  • Strong skills in Scripting required; Python, Ansible, PowerShell

  • Strong Automation Skills – Expect, Rancid, REST/SOAP

  • Software development experience, should think like a software developer

  • Strong knowledge of Network Security

  • Adhere to global design authority processes and procedures

  • Demonstrate good computer skills and the use of various applications such as MS Office, MS Visio

  • The ability to assemble professional documents and artifacts

  • Extensive knowledge and experience using (both reactively and productive) advanced tooling. It includes but is not limited to Sniffer/wire Shark, Prognosis, Scripting, SolarWinds, HP NA/OpsWare/OpenView, etc

  • Application experience with an innovation “mind-set” and how it impacts how engineering work gets done is important

  • Is responsible for the quality of the service outputs of his/her work

  • Voice/VoIP/UC and Video knowledge (understanding of VoIP/UC systems (i.e., Cisco CUCM, AVAYA Communications Manager, Microsoft LYNC and Skype for Business, etc.) is important

  • Cloud or SDN knowledge and experience

  • Design, Implementation, Support Data Center SDN; ACI/NSX, Arista CloudVision

  • Experience in process re-engineering and work styles such as ITIL, Six Sigma, MOF/MSF

  • Design, Implementation, Support SDWAN is required, preferred if on Cloudgenix

Desired Skills

  • Leadership: Self-starter, self-directed and shows initiative

  • Coding and application design experience

  • Focused on execution, delivery, and commitment to dates

  • Can tie strategy and actions to business impact and results

  • Demonstrates ownership: Is accountable and can hold others accountable (professionally)

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills. Ability to communicate and influence upward as well as laterally

  • Organized and detail oriented; must have a strong technical acumen

  • Ability to partner with others for the good of the initiative

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, related field and or technical training

  • Wireless LAN: Aruba

  • Industry Certifications in CCDP, CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE

  • Associated certifications JUNOS/JNCP, Arista, Cisco CCVP, and CCIP-Voice

  • Strong skills in Scripting required; Python, Ansible, PowerShell

  • Strong Automation Skills – Expect, Rancid, REST/SOAP

  • Experience working in an Agile environment

  • Strong background in IT service delivery role (i.e. engineering support for projects)

  • Experience in various equipment manufacturers including but not limited to CISCO, Juniper, Arista, Brocade, EMC

  • Financial services (Insurance, Banking, Investment banking)

  • Knowledge and experience in Software and Systems Application and design (Linux, UNIX, etc.)

  • Has participated in design and/or implementation of major IT projects

  • Crisis Management experience

Job Band:

H5

Shift: 

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week:

40

Weekly Schedule:

Referral Bonus Amount:

0

Job Description:

Accountable for infrastructure tool and/or service designs within one or more technical domains that enable business strategies in accordance with architectural governance, standards and policies. Facilitates deployment of tools and/or services by leading other Infrastructure engineers in solution development, in addition to the development and maintenance of templates, playbooks and automation to be used during implementation. Demonstrates a high level of technical expertise within one or more technical domains. Demonstrates the ability to decompose issues or objectives into units of work that can be assigned to other team members. They advocate and advance more efficient solution delivery practices and evangelize great design, engineering and organizational practices.

The technology areas of focus for the role includes, Data Center and end user networks, public and private Network Transport and Optical systems and emerging technologies (Switched-Ethernet, LTE, etc.), Corporate/Branch and Building Networking including Wireless. Knowledge in related technology areas such as Voice and Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions is a plus. Network Appliance, Video and Unified Communications knowledge are important.

This role also provides senior networking technical support to Network Operations and partners with the Design and Architecture Engineering teams. An understanding of the role of Operations; troubleshooting practices and the use of proactive and reactive tools is important to the Data Network Implementation Engineer’s role. They must be mindful of how their role impacts the firm’s business and reputation. Concepts such as driving value, always delivering quality, and understanding how their work impacts service resiliency (C&R) are important. Understanding risk and having strong decision-making skills on assessing risk to the production network is essential to the success of the Network Implementation Engineer.

This role is part of a global solutions and service delivery organization. This position will interface with several collaborators; internal and external customers/suppliers/providers; architecture, product engineering, product management, finance and business management and operations teams. At times, they may interface with various levels of senior management. Strong written, verbal and presentation skills are a must. The candidate must be able to work on their own and successfully in team settings of various sizes and locations. Adherence and use of standards, product sets, templates, systems, and artifacts are important to the success of the engineer, the department, and the firm at large.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Candidate must understand how designs turn into Implementations that are based upon standards and defined strategies

  • Works with Design and Architecture Engineering in a “knowledge sharing” capacity in support of the team’s adoption and successful delivery of technology (new), systems or process changes

  • Plays a strong role in project delivery lifecycle management. Partners with the Design Engineering team to create Detailed Implementation Plans for all design, Test and Accept criteria, Back-Out and Validation plans and procedures. Adheres to Project Close-Out practices such as asset tracking, inventories, chargeback, documentation and the related systems, tools, and process updates.

  • The Implementation Engineer stands between the project manager, design engineer and operations. They support initiatives as they transition between design and implementation

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 10 to 12 years’ experience required in Data Networking-related disciplines in design, operate and implementation services

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong CISCO NSO experience and general experience in Network Automation tools and processes

  • Design, Implementation, Support Data Center SDN; ACI/NSX, Arista CloudVision

  • Design, Implementation, Support SDWAN is required, preferred if on Cloudgenix

  • Strong skills in Scripting required; Python, Ansible, PowerShell

  • Strong Automation Skills – Expect, Rancid, REST/SOAP

  • Software development experience, should think like a software developer

  • Strong knowledge of Network Security

  • Adhere to global design authority processes and procedures

  • Demonstrate good computer skills and the use of various applications such as MS Office, MS Visio

  • The ability to assemble professional documents and artifacts

  • Extensive knowledge and experience using (both reactively and productive) advanced tooling. It includes but is not limited to Sniffer/wire Shark, Prognosis, Scripting, SolarWinds, HP NA/OpsWare/OpenView, etc

  • Application experience with an innovation “mind-set” and how it impacts how engineering work gets done is important

  • Is responsible for the quality of the service outputs of his/her work

  • Voice/VoIP/UC and Video knowledge (understanding of VoIP/UC systems (i.e., Cisco CUCM, AVAYA Communications Manager, Microsoft LYNC and Skype for Business, etc.) is important

  • Cloud or SDN knowledge and experience

  • Design, Implementation, Support Data Center SDN; ACI/NSX, Arista CloudVision

  • Experience in process re-engineering and work styles such as ITIL, Six Sigma, MOF/MSF

  • Design, Implementation, Support SDWAN is required, preferred if on Cloudgenix

Desired Skills

  • Leadership: Self-starter, self-directed and shows initiative

  • Coding and application design experience

  • Focused on execution, delivery, and commitment to dates

  • Can tie strategy and actions to business impact and results

  • Demonstrates ownership: Is accountable and can hold others accountable (professionally)

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills. Ability to communicate and influence upward as well as laterally

  • Organized and detail oriented; must have a strong technical acumen

  • Ability to partner with others for the good of the initiative

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, related field and or technical training

  • Wireless LAN: Aruba

  • Industry Certifications in CCDP, CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE

  • Associated certifications JUNOS/JNCP, Arista, Cisco CCVP, and CCIP-Voice

  • Strong skills in Scripting required; Python, Ansible, PowerShell

  • Strong Automation Skills – Expect, Rancid, REST/SOAP

  • Experience working in an Agile environment

  • Strong background in IT service delivery role (i.e. engineering support for projects)

  • Experience in various equipment manufacturers including but not limited to CISCO, Juniper, Arista, Brocade, EMC

  • Financial services (Insurance, Banking, Investment banking)

  • Knowledge and experience in Software and Systems Application and design (Linux, UNIX, etc.)

  • Has participated in design and/or implementation of major IT projects

  • Crisis Management experience

Shift:

1st shift (United States of America)

Hours Per Week: 

40

Learn more about this role

Full time

JR-22087813

Band: H5

Manages People: No

Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Manager:

Talent Acquisition Contact:

Sherri Whalen [C]

Referral Bonus:

0