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Category:  Technology - Infrastructure Engineering
Location:  Ireland - Dublin
Job Title: Network Engineer

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Description is looking for a Network Engineer to join the Global Network Operations team. This team is responsible for 24x7 follow-the-sun support of the environment. As a member of the Global Network Operations team, you will be responsible for incident management on all aspects of the production network, to include performing break/fix and proactive maintenance to resolve outages and minimize potential for future impact. This includes hardware/software lifecycle management, network hygiene/standardization, runlist automation, as well as network monitoring improvements to proactively diagnose potential issues. You will provide third line support for network-related customer issues, and ensure that thorough root cause analysis is completed on all customer-impacting issues.

Work in a highly skilled team in a 24/7 environment. The team currently works 4x10 hours shifts per week. Shifts are generally 8am-6pm.

  • Ensure all network issues are resolved in a timely manner, with minimal impact to customers.
  • Perform high-level troubleshooting and analysis to determine the root cause of network outages and implement workarounds and/or permanent solutions.
  • Isolate hardware and software problems on network devices and work with vendors to resolve issues as necessary.
  • Perform break/fix maintenance, such as RMAs, routing changes/traffic engineering, DDoS mitigation, etc.
  • Perform proactive network maintenance, such as code upgrades, hardware refreshes, config updates, peering/transit turnups, cleanup/decoms
  • Work collaboratively with engineering teams to identify ways in which we can proactively improve the stability of the network and decrease potential for future outages to occur.
  • Provide third line customer support and technical expertise for network-related issues.
  • Drive service ownership for the Network Cloud; assist in efforts to streamline problem and change management processes, improve alerting and incident handling, and increase automation.

Required Skills
  • High level of proficiency and experience with TCP/IP networking, architecture and core technologies, such as MPLS, BGP, OSPF, DNS, HTTP, etc.
  • High level of proficiency with Cisco and Juniper router and switch hardware installation and troubleshooting.
  • Experience deploying and managing large scale distributed network environments.
  • Knowledge of firewalls and access-list configuration and troubleshooting.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience working in a Unix/Linux environment.
  • Experience with performance analysis, systems software, and systems architecture.
  • Knowledge of system performance methodologies along with hands on empirical monitoring and data-driven decision making.
  • Strong analytical approach to problem solving and ability to troubleshoot complex issues quickly, while successfully handling multiple priorities.
  • Must work well as part of a team in a high-energy environment; must possess good written and verbal communication skills, and good time-management abilities.

Desired Skills
  • High level of proficiency and experience configuring and troubleshooting load balancers, with emphasis on F5.
  • Highly skilled in packet analysis, network analysis tools, troubleshooting and analytical fault diagnosis.
  • Experience in deploying, customizing and scaling a network monitoring solution.
  • Proficiency in scripting/programming with Python, perl, etc.

Other Requirements
  • Ability to participate in an on-call rotation designed to provide network engineering support on the weekends.

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