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Sr. IT Engineer - Network & Telecommunications (Remote Opportunity)

Company: Smithfield Foods
Location: Smithfield
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Job LocationsUS-VA-Smithfield US-IL-LisleYour OpportunityThe Sr. IT Engineer Network and Telecommunications will be involved in network and telecommunications operations, resolving complex issues, design and build of innovative solutions for strategic projects, mentoring and training of team members, to bring value. Responsible for the setting, managing, and maintaining of company-wide deployment of network and telecommunications standards, orchestration of build - management - service processes, administration and monitoring capabilities. This position will collaborate with other IT teams, business units, and vendors to design and implement technical solutions that align to the Infrastructure strategy, management and governance of business processes and operations with the implementation of infrastructure services.Core Responsibilities Provide technical expertise and leadership on implementation teams deploying new systems and operational processes in accordance with strategic business initiatives and approved projectsProvide technical expertise and leadership in the development of detailed implementation and contingency plansContinuously improve current state by employing performance tuning activities while monitoring, and troubleshoot and resolving complex problems that may ariseProvides technical leadership and advanced network and telecommunications administration and support for daily operations for both on-premise and cloud servicesAnalyze, evaluate, and recommend options on existing or proposed network and telecommunications technologies and solutions to ensure compliance with security, performance, reliability and scalabilityLeverage relationships with external service providers to achieve results driving operational excellenceConducts research and evaluation of new enterprise technologies, processes, upgrades to platform infrastructure solutions and enhancements to determine capabilities that meet performance and budgetary requirementsParticipate in the strategy, management and governance of IT process and operations with the implementation of infrastructure services; design solutions that meet existing and future requirements for functionality and integration with existing componentsEmploy exceptional problem-solving skills, ability to see troublesome trends to solve issues before they affect business productivityUnderstand current, organic growth, and new project requirements for capacity and performance planning to forecasting system needs and communicate this information to I&O leadership for financial planningProvide mentorship and training for fellow team members to advance over group skills and capabilities; educate teams on the implementation of new network and telecommunication services and provide associated training as requiredDrive and own the creation and maintenance of documentation of network and telecommunication services design and specifications for engineer reference and training fellow team membersThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.QualificationsTo 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions. Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 8+ years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.Established technical knowledge and 5+ years of hands-on experience in enterprise administration of network and telecom systems (Cisco IOS a plus)Technical knowledge and hands on experience with routing in an enterprise environment, technologies including BGP, EIGRP, OSPFTechnical knowledge and hands on experience with switching in an enterprise environment, technologies including spanning tree, VLAN, VTPTechnical knowledge and hands on experience with firewalls in an enterprise environment, including VPN administration for end user and site-to-site support (Fortinet experience a plus)Technical knowledge and hands on experience in an enterprise WAN environment with implementing and administration, including SD-WAN, DMVPN, QoS (WAN Optimizer experience a plus)Experience working with multi cloud enterprises environments and understanding of advanced network capabilities and services, including but not limited to security groups and NSGs (AWS and Azure a preferred)Technical knowledge and hands on experience with wireless networks in an enterprise environment, (Cisco Plus)Technical knowledge or understanding of telecom voice services in an enterprise environment, provider services, cloud VoIP, and on-premise systems (Cisco Call Manager Plus)Technical knowledge or understanding of DNS, DHCP, SMB, Subnetting, NetFlow, Cisco DNA (Cisco ISE and UCS plus)Technical knowledge or understanding of monitoring tools and packet level understanding (SolarWinds and Wireshark a plus)Knowledge or programming skill used for network automation of processes and services (Python plus)Knowledge of operational characteristics of infrastructure services, systems, hardware and softwareWork experience in a team environmentAbility to adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systemsWork independently in the absence of supervisionSelf-motivated, analytical, and possessing excellent problem-solving and follow-through skillsAble to find root causes of problems, quickly determine efficient solutions, anticipate risks and mitigate in the momentInformal leadership and partnering skills with key departments (Security team)Ability to analyze, translate, and define business requirements into technical solutionsKnowledge of principles, methods and techniques used in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of network and telecom infrastructure and application impacts and dependenciesExcellent organizational, technical, and business communication skillsAbility to work well with others in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.Ability to be respectful, approachable and team-oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.Up to 25% travel required.Careers and BenefitsTo learn more about Smithfield's benefits, visit MATTERMore than 63,000 employees globally drive our success. We strive to create a fair, ethical and rewarding work environment.GROWTH & DEVELOPMENTWorking at Smithfield isn't just a job - it's the foundation for a lifelong career with training designed to help you advance professionally.BENEFITSOur people matter. That's why we offer excellent, comprehensive benefits packages to our full-time employees.SUSTAINABILITY PLEDGESustainability is ingrained in our culture and guides how we operate. We believe in innovating for the future.About Smithfield FoodsHeadquartered in Smithfield, Va. since 1936, Smithfield Foods, Inc. is an American food company with agricultural roots and a global reach. Our 43,000 U.S. team members and 16,000 European employees are dedicated to producing "Good food. Responsibly.®" and have made us one of the world's leading vertically integrated protein companies. We have pioneered sustainability standards for more than two decades, including our industry-leading commitments to become carbon negative in U.S. company-owned operations and reduce GHG emissions 30 percent across our entire U.S. value chain by 2030. We believe in the power of protein to end food insecurity and have donated hundreds of millions of food servings to our neighbors in need. Smithfield boasts a portfolio of high-quality iconic brands, such as Smithfield®, Eckrich® and Nathan's Famous®, among many others. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.EEO/AA InformationSmithfield is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, gender identity, protected veterans status, status as a disabled individual or any other protected group status or non-job characteristic as directed by law.

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