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Senior/Lead Network Engineer

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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30 Jul 2022
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Senior/Lead Network Engineer - Backbone Engineering

The Network Delivery and Backbone team is a dynamic, global team delivering and supporting the Salesforce infrastructure to meet the substantial growth needs of the business. We are looking for passionate Network Engineers who are fascinated by the technologies behind the Internet and cloud computing. The team is essential to the deployment of a consistent and stable infrastructure that both meets network engineering design standards and product goals. Our team believes that automation is key to building a scalable global network. In addition to fundamental networking skills, engineers must have Linux experience and a background in network automation. Proficiency in Python, Perl, or Shell Scripting is required. Lead Network Engineers are expected to self-manage several projects at a time, providing regular status updates and identifying and pushing through obstacles.

  • As a member of NDB, your core job responsibility will be to build, deploy, scale and automate our network across multiple global Data Centers and the global backbone. The scope includes our existing footprints and greenfield sites.
  • Work closely with our automation teams in defining the tools that allow us to scale at unprecedented volume
  • Create scripts/power-tools for automating configuration and other tasks using tools such as Python, Perl, etc.
  • Perform fault isolation and trouble resolution on during the build/deployment phase.
  • Create and update our network standards and ensure that the network is deployed to these standards.
  • Work cross-functionally with Sourcing, Technical Project Management, Network Architecture, Data Center Engineering and Network Software Engineering to generate implementation plans including Method of Procedure (MOP), Bill of Materials (BOM), Capacity Requests (CR), patch plans and rack elevations.
Our ideal candidate is highly autonomous, possessing strong project management and time management skills. The desire and ability to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment is essential.

Basic Qualifications
  • Networking industry experience with strong networking background including experience working with telecommunications vendors
  • Experience with major routing/switching platforms, including Cisco: ASR/Nexus and Juniper, MX/E
  • Strong IP networking fundamentals and experience such as TCP/IP, BGP, IS-IS, VxLAN.
  • Unix/Linux skills and experience scripting in at least one language such as Python, Perl, Go-Lang, and/or Shell.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Practitioner-level network automation skills using DevOps and CI/CD pipeline practices.
  • Demonstrated experience automating and managing networks
  • Highly autonomous, very detail oriented, possesses strong written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure as Code(IaC): Ansible, Terraform, AWS Cloud Formation, etc.
  • Experience with F5 LTM and GTM
  • Experience managing co-located infrastructure
  • Experience with BGP Peering relationship management
For Colorado-based roles: Minimum annual salary of $121,800. You may also be offered a bonus, restricted stock units, and benefits. More details about our company benefits can be found at the following link:



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  • Job Reference: 671927172-2
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2022
  • Recruiter:, Inc
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent