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Cisco ACI Senior Network Engineer

Location: Atlanta, GA
Date Posted: 09-01-2017
Job Location:  Atlanta, GA

Job Description:

As an ACI Network Operations Engineer, you will be responsible for leading and ensuring that best practices and methodologies are applied to the design, deployment and operations of ACI Projects. 

In this role, you will be responsible to provide technical guidance and leadership to engineering teams. You will be the Operational technical point of contact and provide design, migration and deployment guidance. In addition to ACI experience, you must possess strong to advanced knowledge of routing / switching, carrier services, and data center services. Candidate will primarily act in a Tier 3 engineering support role for the enterprise data network platforms performing various activities. Such activities include troubleshooting performance issues and performing break-fix network changes. 

This position calls for a candidate who will help execute against support strategies for data network platform requirements and deployments. The candidate should have experience with and a strong knowledge of Incident, Problem and Change management processes. Candidate will drive technical resolution of High-Severity & Low Severity Incidents. Candidate will provide direct support of Problem Management process, including Post-Mortem participation and presentations. Candidate will help govern device remediation and Operational Resiliency activities. 

Responsibilities:
Design, deploy and support Data Center Networks utilizing industry best practices and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure and Nexus 9k platforms 
Contribute to the development and performance of a migration plan from traditional data center network designs to Cisco ACI 
Integrate services appliances to Cisco ACI deployments to include Application Delivery Controllers and Firewalls 
Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed 
Create Low Level Design, High Level Design, Implementation Plan, and Acceptance – Test Plan documents in accordance with standards 
Perform installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of managed hardware, software and peripheral devices 
Oversee / perform new and existing equipment, hardware and software upgrades 
Provide Technical leadership and guidance to junior personnel 
Manage and govern relationships with technology vendors utilized in the enterprise network 
Ensure compliance with departmental and enterprise security configuration standards 
Provide direct support of audit and ad hoc consulting engagements 
Assess vulnerabilities, identify and implement mitigation plans 
Own platform life-cycle management 
Act as the Operations Tier 3 escalation resource for incident resolution 

Qualifications:
2-3 years' experience with at least one compute virtualization platform: VMware, vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or KVM 
Active Cisco CCNP / CCIE certificate or equivalent experience 
10+ years of experience in all technical aspects of switching and router implementation 
5+ years of leadership experience in operational support or at least 8 years of leadership experience in an engineering capacity for a large enterprise network 
8+ years of experience in all aspects of engineering or at least 4 years of experience in all aspects of operational support 
Familiarity with at least one configuration management tool such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible or Salt 
Sound understanding of OpenFlow, OpenStack, Virtualization and Application Centric Infrastructure 
Proficient Python programming skills with object-oriented design principles desired 
Hands-on experience with at least one SDN controller architecture (ex. Cisco APIC, POX, Open Daylight) 
Hands-on experience on how to create different application policies in the ACI including Tenants, Application Network Profile (ANP), End Point Group (EPG), Contracts, Subjects and Filters 

Hands-on experience on the Fabric Access Policy including how to create switch policies, interface policies, AEPs, Physical and External Domains 

Hands on experience on Fabric Discovery Activity including Verifying the APIC and LEAF Health 
Experience configuring and deploying enterprise-class networks including the following products: Cisco Nexus 9k, 7k, 5k, 2k Switches, Cisco Catalyst Switches and Cisco ASR / ISR Routers 
Strong understanding of external L2/L3 fabric connectivity and experience in L2 / L3 switching Architecture design 
Must have a solid understanding in BGP, OSPF, VDC, vPC, VXLAN, ECMP and Fabric Path 
Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
High school diploma, GED/equivalent certification or military experience 

Preferred:
Bachelor's degree 
CCNP / CCIE Data Center Routing and Switching certification 
3 years of experience with Cisco ACI 
10 years of experience in technical leadership in a large enterprise network 
10 years of experience in IT infrastructure 
10 years of experience in all technical aspects of Routing implementation 
10 years of experience in all technical aspects of Switching implementation 
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