Principal Network Engineer

Job Post Index 25146E-Sy##
Location Tempe, AZ
Description: Job Responsibilities
  • Assist in developing and implementing operational plans associated with the administration of the corporate network including: routers, switches, wireless access, remote access, firewalls, ISP connections, proxy, DNS, performance monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • Participate in the development and utilization of industry best practice processes and procedures
  • Responsible for design, construction, and maintenance of corporate network to support current and future business need
  • Act as a leader and arbiter of decisions in their specific areas of expertise
  • Provide ongoing evaluation of technology solutions and capabilities to ensure alignment with business objectives and identify areas of risk and opportunity
  • Performs as a project leader on important projects which are large, or which have many complex features
  • Identify emerging network technologies and technical trends and develop recommendations for future use
  • Prepares specifications, evaluates bids, and prepares recommendation material for management consideration for important large or complex contracts, projects, or procurements
  • Performs as a staff consultant and/or advisor in a technical specialty
  • Prepares and/or conducts written and oral reports and presentations
  • Performs problem analysis, resolution, repair, and recovery
  • Frequent contacts with customers, vendors
  • Occasional on-site work at various facilities to facilitate hardware installation, repair, or lifecycles.
Skills: Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution + an additional 18 graduate level college credits in an area of specialty.
  • Preferred Masters degree
  • Minimum of 10 years cumulative and progressive post-degree experience
  • Knowledge of Cisco products, Palo Alto and Checkpoint Firewalls
  • Technical background
  • Expertise in routing and switching; project management type work (lead large network deployments); network architect experience

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