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Senior Network Engineer

Company: Athene Employee Services
Location: West Des Moines
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Job Description:

We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.Purpose:As a Senior Network Engineer, you will work closely with both on-prem and remote networking staff to support Athene's LAN, WAN, Data Center, Cloud and wireless networks.You will provide technical leadership, best practices, research, and support to external teams; help set and manage the vision and strategy for the network architecture and infrastructure. In this role, you will influence network direction utilizing IAC (infrastructure as code) methodologies to automate the deployment of move, adds and changes.Accountabilities:Serve as an expert in data networking practices.Work in conjunction with multiple teams to ensure the network and the applications that depend on it work effectively.Design, configure, monitor, and optimize network hardware and software for optimal uptime and reliability. Collaborate with IT, Security and Cloud teams to deliver customer requirements.Lead network projects, upgrades, and maintenance engagements.Research and specify networking hardware and related technologies for current and future deployments.Qualifications and Experience:5+ years experience as a Network Engineer in a medium to large enterprise working with Cisco ACI, Cisco DNAC, LAN, WAN, Wireless, SD-WAN, Load Balancing, VPN and Firewall technologies.Experience delivering network changes using Software Defined Networked and Infrastructure as Code technologies and practicesIn depth understanding of network protocols including BGP, OSPF, IPSEC, HSRP, 802.11, 802.1x, SNMPHands on experience with DevOps/Automation tools (Ansible, Jenkins, Git, Bitbucket).Experience managing the network infrastructure of cloud environments including AWS and Azure.Experience providing technical and delivery leadership to employee and contract network engineers in the US and international locationsKnowledge and use of network monitoring tools such as SolarWinds Orion, LiveNx, Wireshark (or similar network packet capture tools)Excellent organizational, time management and communication skillsAbility to work well both individually with minimal supervision and in a team environment.Experience effectively communicating business and technical issues to technical and non-technical audiences.Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.Drive. Discipline. Confidence. Focus. Commitment. Learn more about working at Athene.Athene is a Military Friendly Employer! Learn more about how we support our Veterans.Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

Keywords: Athene Employee Services, West Des Moines , Senior Network Engineer, Engineering , West Des Moines, Iowa

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