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Senior Network Engineer

Location: 

Boise, ID, US, 83702-6924

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.

Summary

Under limited supervision, this networking job function will be responsible for maintaining any active global network system (wired or wireless), including planning, designing, evaluating, configuration, and implementation of core networking hardware including management of any subcontractors or carriers (Open to remote work for the right candidate).

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain all system configurations and ensure compliance with any IT architectural guidelines, security policies, and ensuring current system documentation is maintained.
  • Design, install, analyze optimize, and troubleshoot enterprise wireless and wired networks in multivendor environment with al clear understanding of wireless controllers from concept to life cycle management.
  • Clear understanding of 802.11 protocols, WLAN standards, Spectrum analysis, RF planning/optimization, with the ability to understand licensed or unlicensed frequency bands and interpret packet captures.
  • Responsible for network designs that would address plant operation VLANs, security, and cloud access.
  • Work on difficult interoperability problems to obtain operational success across all system platforms (i.e. Wireless, Teams).
  • Work with network vendors for turn up and testing of new services, or problem resolution on any equipment or circuit outages.
  • Shared responsibility for monitoring circuit and network performance, identification of circuit or component failures, plus accurate and timely reporting of issues into a centralized ticketing database.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment, collaborating with other IT departments or business units around the globe.
  • Act as mentor to any junior team members and can be designated to represent the Network Engineering department on any IT council or committee.
  • Will keep abreast of emerging technologies, evaluate or recommend new products or solutions that aligns with our global IT strategies.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience/Other Information

  • 0 - 5 years related experience (Network Engineer II)
  • 4 - 10 years related experience (Network Engineer III)
  • Preferred Certifications: NetScout (nCP, nCA, nCE, nCM), Aruba/HP (ACMX, ACDX, ACCX, ACMP, ACDP, ACCP, ACSP, ACMA, ACCA, or ACSA), Microsoft (MCSA, MCSE-Communications), Palo Alto (ACE, PCNSE).
  • Technical Skills/Proficiencies: Networking: TCP/IP, WAN, LAN, VLAN, VPN, VOIP, SIP, IP Trunking, Microsoft Skype, H323, Wireless (802.11x), MPLS (BGP), QOS, UNIX, Linux.
  • Supported Hardware: Juniper Switches/Routers, HP Switches/Routers, Aruba wireless, Extreme wireless. Tools: NetScout (nGenius, Sniffer, InfiniStream, Sflow, Netflow), Extreme (Air Defense), Aruba (AirWave, Clearpass), Wire Shark.
  • IT Service Management: ITIL Framework, IT Service Continuity.
  • Working knowledge of Windows (Server, Active Directory, and Domains), HP Blade Systems, Security Principals, Firewall Basics, or Cisco Certifications would be considered a plus.
  • Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position.
  • COVID-19 vaccination required (medical or religious accommodations will be considered as appropriate).

Job Requisition ID: 6315

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

If you require technical assistance, please email us at careers.contact@simplot.com.