Nexstar Media Group

  • Sr. Network Engineer

    Requisition ID
    2018-2109
    Category
    Information Technology
    Job Locations
    US-TX-Irving
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Company Overview

    Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the largest TV station operator in the country. With the reach of 169 television stations in 100 markets addressing nearly 38.9% of US television households, and a diversified, growing digital media operation.  Nexstar Media Group Inc. is the parent company of Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. & Nexstar Digital LLC.  Learn more at www.nexstar.tv.

    Position Summary

    With the continued growth and dependency on a robust nationwide network, we are looking for a Senior Network Engineer to maintain our existing network and develop network technology strategies based on the latest and most cost-effective solutions. This role will develop standards and best practices for our nationwide network operations, as well as long-term solutions based on advanced technologies.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Defines product requirements and creates high-level architectural specifications, ensuring feasibility, functionality, and integration with existing systems/platforms.
    • Proven ability to rapidly deliver prototypes and proof-of-concept work to validate a proposed architectural approach.
    • Expert in designing and tuning systems for scalability, performance, and high availability.
    • Works with strategic vendors to develop implementation strategies, best practices, and architectures.
    • Serve as a senior escalation point and mentor to other members of the team.
    • The candidate will be required to participate in an "on-call" rotation outside of normal working hours, to remediate failing systems / applications from home or the office, in order to maintain the company's high standard of service availability, and/or to perform off-hours system maintenance.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: 
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    • 10+ years’ experience in investigating, deploying, standardizing, documenting and optimizing LAN/WAN technologies.
    • 6+ years’ experience with network design and strategic network planning. Ideal candidate is able to build and maintain designs to align to "big picture" direction of the overall enterprise strategy and provide daily operational support as required.
    • Proficient in network architecture, design and engineering.
    • Strong technical, analytical, and organizational skills associated with planning, design, and implementation of switching and routing technologies.
    • Strong technical and non-technical communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong self-motivator who works equally well alone and within a team.
    • Stays current on all technology trends and products both via formal training and independent learning.
    • Proven track record of managing multiple projects through all life-cycle phases.
    • Able to clearly communicate plans, alternatives, and recommendations in both written and verbal form.
    • CCNP/JNCIP preferred

     

    Expertise on the following platforms:

    • Cisco Nexus 7k/5k/2k, Cisco catalyst switches, Juniper SRX, EX and MX platforms.
    • Cisco ASA, Checkpoint firewalls(a plus), F5 (LTM, GTM/DNS) (a plus)
    • Strong technical knowledge of various technologies such as:
      • BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, SSL VPN, IPSec, LAN/WAN QoS, Nexus VPC, Juniper MX MCLAG/VRRP, MPLS, VPLS.
    • Technical knowledge of network security infrastructure process and procedures including firewall and network security design best practices.

    Experience with packet/protocol fault analysis for common IP and Ethernet protocols using network traces or sniffer captures. 

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