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Advance Auto Parts Principal Network Engineer in Fort Worth, Texas

Principal Network Engineer in Fort Worth, TX at WORLDPAC

Date Posted:1/13/2022

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  • Employee Type:

Full-Time

  • Location:

    Fort Worth, TX

  • Career Type:

IT

  • Date Posted:

1/13/2022

About Us

At Advance Auto Parts we have a passion for YES . Each day we are motivated by a passion to help our Customers. We have a commitment to advance the lives of our fellow Team Members, Customers, and the Communities where we live and work.

When you join our team, you become one of more of over 70,000 knowledgeable and experienced Team Members who are committed to providing outstanding customer service to our customers, communities and each other every day.

With over 5,100 stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands, we are a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider. With opportunities ranging from our front lines in our Stores to our Distribution Centers to our Corporate Support Center and our rapidly growing Professional Business, we have the career for you.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Career DescriptionJob Description

We are a diverse team supporting all core networking functions for an automotive aftermarket retailer. We work closely with the computer and end user support teams to provide the best user experience possible. Worldpac is currently bringing aboard our sister company, Autopart International using Cisco Meraki technologies. Worldpac is also in an exciting phase of re-invention of its existing branches and distribution centers using newer technologies such as Cisco SD-Wan (Viptela), DNA Center, Umbrella DNS/SIG and upgrading to Cisco Wireless.

ThePrincipal Network Engineerwill have a critical role in the company and will be called upon to perform the highest level of troubleshooting and configuration of our Cisco centric network. We are looking for someone with strong Cisco networking foundations who is willing to learn and grow with our dedicated and hardworking team to advance our vision. They can be located near ourDallas, TX, Sacramento, CA and New Brunswick, NJ locations.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Identify and resolve any network related issues in the Worldpac network infrastructure.

  • Monitor network performance, security, and integrity.

  • Responsible for overseeing the maintenance of all network switches, routers and firewalls. This includes applying IOS upgrades along with configuration changes and troubleshooting software/hardware issues. Cisco Catalyst 2960, Catalyst 9300, and Nexus 9000 series switches. Cisco ISR4000 and ASR1000 and 1001-X series routes. Cisco ISR 1100 4G/6g (Viptela OS) Routers.

  • Design and modify the network to meet the needs of new projects and solutions.

  • Maintain and administer existing Cisco ASA Firewalls.

  • Maintain and administer new Cisco wireless controllers.

  • Assist with new InfoBlox DDI infrastructure.

  • Assist with new Cisco DNA Center installation for device management.

  • Working knowledge and understanding of Viptela/Cisco SD-WAN.

  • Conducts network troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose complex network loops, asymmetric routes, and other problems.

  • Collaborate with Server and iSeries teammates to assist with network tasks for their projects.

  • With minor supervision, implements solutions that have limited system-wide impact.

  • Creates and maintains network documentation and diagrams as needed when assets are added or removed.

  • Installs and tests necessary software and hardware in accordance with Change Management processes.

  • Demonstrates great follow up and customer service skills as well as strong project management, negotiation, and relationship management skills.

Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, or related discipline. CCNA/CCNP required. CCIE desired.

  • Deep technical experience and strong command of industry trends and ability to apply those for desired outcomes

  • Must have good understanding of Network Industry Standards and Network Security Practices.

  • Ability to operate across multiple projects concurrently and assume the responsibility for the appropriate technical and architectural implementation of projects

  • Ability to work off hours for changes that would adversely impact business

  • Ability to be on an on-call rotation with other team members

  • Proven track record to translate business requirements into solutions and implementing significant IT infrastructure projects on schedule and budget

  • 10+ years of hands-on and progressive experience in Cisco network Infrastructure Technologies.

  • Excellent communication (written, verbal and presentation) and advanced problem-solving skills.

Experience with the following technologies:

  • Advanced TCP/IP

  • Routing protocols, BGP, OSPF, OMP

  • QoS

  • Cisco/Viptela SD-Wan, templating

Experience in the following platforms also helpful

  • Cisco DNAC

  • Cisco ISE

  • Cisco WLC

  • F5 Big-IP

  • SolarWinds

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