Senior Network Engineer

Lee Enterprises Inc   Davenport, IA   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on November 11, 2022
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The Senior Network Engineer position is responsible for maintaining and administering our company's computer networks. This includes designing and engineering solutions for critical infrastructure initiatives to develop and maintain a vision for the corporate Network infrastructure. Work with team members and local site administrators to implement a networking environment for a large nationwide network.

PRIMARY DUTIES:
• Provide high level technical direction and support related to the enterprise network structure.
• Collaborate with external and internal customers to analyze and validate the information needs and functional requirements.
• Protecting data, software, and hardware by coordinating, planning and implementing network security measures.
• Monitoring network performance to determine if adjustments need to be made.
• Work with technology vendors to provide solutions that are effective for the enterprise.
• Provide technical leadership for deployment and support teams.
• Ensure stability in the production environment - before, during, and after system changes.
• Develop and maintain effective cross functional working relationships with corporate and local teams to ensure a consistent support structure.
• Provide tier two and three level support for the corporate environment.
• Flexibility to work varied schedules, including periodic times outside of normal business hours.

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Strong understanding of network infrastructure and network hardware (Cisco, Citrix SDWAN, Palo Alto. Fortinet).
• Enterprise level networking knowledge from large organizations with multiple locations distributed throughout the country.
• Ability to create accurate network diagrams and documentation for design and planning network systems.
• Intermediate to advanced levels of network architecture would be highly valuable.
• Expert level understanding and demonstrated ability for the inner-workings of the various network routing protocols (EIGRP, OSPF, BGP) used across our organization; to include dynamic routing.
• Previous Fortinet and Cisco experience required.
• Configuring firewalls, routing and switching to maximize network efficiency and security.
• Multiple Firewall (Cisco, Palo Alto, Fortigate) experience including UTM environment.
• Must be able to work effectively with a variety of people, as part of a team or independently, and enforce policies without alienating employees.
• Able to quickly learn new or unfamiliar technology and products using documentation and internet resources.
• Strong work ethic, demonstrated self-starter, ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelors in networking, network security or other closely related engineering field from a recognized institution or the equivalent amount of related work experience.
• 10+ years' of enterprise network engineering experience within a large organization.
• 5+ years' experience with firewall and network security protocols.
• 7+ years' experience with dynamic routing, URL filtering and network segmentation.
• Experience in designing, implementing, and maintaining SD-WAN environments.
• Demonstrated experience learning and growing through continuing formal or informal education.
• Current certifications in networking systems a plus such as; Fortinet, Cisco, Juniper, Meraki etc.

Why Join Us?

Lee Enterprises offers competitive wages in a dynamic, interesting work environment with career growth opportunities. We offer an extensive benefit program that can be personalized to your needs. Our benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, company provided life insurance and supplemental life insurance. In addition, we offer a 401K retirement plan with company match. We also offer generous paid time off to allow the flexibility to balance personal life and work. This includes paid parental leave for new parents.

Lee Enterprises is a leading provider of high-quality local news, with 77 daily newspapers in 26 states that have print, digital and e-replica versions. Lee's newspapers have a combined circulation of more than 1.2 million daily. Our digital sites attract more than 44 million unique visits monthly. We also have a rapidly growing roster of digital products for consumers, and are committed to aggressive digital growth.

Lee Enterprises is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to attracting and retaining a workforce whose diversity reflects the communities we serve. Lee embraces change, and we recognize that we must create and maintain a culture of fervent inclusion. For more information about Lee, check us out at www.lee.net .

We are focused on building a diverse and inclusive workforce. If you are excited about this role but do not meet 100% of the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply.