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IBM Network Engineer - Network Operations Center in Houston, Texas

Introduction

Network Engineers at IBM are the backbone of our strategic initiatives . Whether you are working on projects internally or for a client, network engineering is critical to the success of IBM and our clients worldwide. At IBM, you will use the latest tools, techniques and approaches and work with leading minds in the industry to build solutions you can be proud of.

Your Role and Responsibilities

Thank you for your interest.

This role is located ONSITE (after covid) Southbury, CT or RTP, NC.

There is no relocation offered and no remote option (post covid).

The Network Engineer will be a member on the Global Infrastructure Network Operate quad. This person will be responsible for network operations and infrastructure services regionally and globally. As a part of the Network Team, the candidate’s responsibilities will include day to day tickets and support, participation in on-call rotation, and documentation.

This environment includes, but is not limited to: Cisco routers, Cisco IOS switches, Cisco Nexus line, Cisco ASA firewalls, Vyatta Firewalls.

Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Routing and Switching design, configuration, implementation and support

  • Understanding of routing and switching protocols including but not limited to: BGP, OSPF, HSRP, Spanning Tree.

  • Excellent overall understanding of Cisco products:

  • ASA Firewalls – 5500-X Series experience: configuring access rules; configuring site-to-site and remote access VPN's; troubleshooting

  • Switches and Routers including Cisco Nexus 7K, 5K and 1v

  • Must be proficient with network monitoring tools such as SolarWinds, experience with Open Source tools a plus

  • Cloud experience is highly desirable

  • Experience with network troubleshooting & resolution of very complex routing problems via protocol analyzers, etc.

  • Experience in implementing and supporting new technologies and understanding of associated business implications

  • On-call schedule and after hour maintenance events are required

CIODEM20

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Minimum of 3+ years’ experience focused on Data Center network support, configuration and implementation

  • Minimum 3+ years of core switching, routing, MPLS and FWs

  • Minimum of 3+ years’ experience in enterprise-level networking with knowledge in TCP/IP, Routing Protocols (OSPF and BGPv4, etc.), SMTP and SNMP.

  • Exposure to Cisco UCS platform and related switching configurations

  • Experience deploying and maintaining wide area networks with emphasis on IPSec, L2L VPN, and Remote Access VPN

  • Networking and security architectural and engineering support experience across local, regional and global domains

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, preferably in computer engineering, systems or related field

  • CCNP or equivalent industry &/or business networking experience desired

About Business Unit

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) owns IBM’s IT strategy and provides the tools, workstations, devices, and infrastructure that IBMers use to do their jobs every day. Put simply, our mission is to create a productive environment for IBM's 365,000 worldwide employees. Join us as we lead with with design to drive simplicity and ease of use, engineering the systems that run the business, and innovating to transform the business.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, disability, age, veteran status, or other characteristics. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

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