SAP IT Technology Senior Network Consultant Job in Palo Alto, California
Requisition ID: 185209
Work Area: Information Technology
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time
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Purpose and Objective:
The Global Corporate Office Network Service team manages the internal corporate office networks for more than 200 locations at SAP. The team is responsible for the end to end delivery of the data network services in SAP’s Internal Corporate Network.
SAP is looking to further strengthen our Office Network support team in the Americas. We are looking for an experienced network engineer with solid knowledge across a variety of network technologies with a focus on Cisco routing and switching. Your primary tasks include the design, deployment, operation and continuous improvement of the global network infrastructure for our LAN services with a direct focus on offices in the San Francisco Bay area. Close cooperation with other Regional Core Network Services team colleagues will be required to ensure that the network infrastructure is delivered in accordance with business requirements and global standards. To achieve these goals, you will provide a mix of hands on skill and work with second and/or third line support and implementation, including 3rd party resources largely in an enterprise environment with some datacenter edge connectivity.
In addition to these core tasks you will also be expected to support the technical and process design activities by lending subject matter expertise and feeding back regional requirements to global design architects.
Expectations and Tasks
Work as a part of our Global team to deploy, operate, monitor and maintain the global network infrastructure
Install, configure deploy and maintain routers, switches, firewalls and other network equipment either personally or using 3rd party implementation staff. This is NOT a single person operation.
Provide subject matter expertise in the design of network services with a focus on Cisco Routing and Switching, Co-ordinate deployment of new network services, Carry out network capacity planning, network performance monitoring, trending and reporting to ensure that network services match business requirements. Responsible for third/fourth line incident support
Ensure that service and operations level agreement are met
Investigate and evaluate new network technologies. Design and deploy solutions based on those technologies
Ensure compliance of network infrastructure to global standards
Work closely with our L1-L3 Managed Service Providers and ensure the service meets business requirements.
Work closely with and manage our vendor relationship on a regional basis
Use automation where possible to reduce time to implement designs and provide self-service to our end users
Engage with newly acquired companies to enable connectivity in a secure manner
Excellent knowledge of design and operations of Layer 2/Layer 3 routing and switching, preferably Cisco Networks. A brief list of hardware includes:
Routing: Cisco series 29xx, 39xx ASR1002, ASR9001
Switching: Cisco series 37xx, 38xx, 39xx, 4500, 65xx, Nexus 2K, 7K, 9K.
Strong knowledge in OSPF, BGP routing protocols.
Working knowledge of Wireless (Aruba), Acceleration (Cisco WAAS), Firewall (Checkpoint, Palo Alto Networks), DNS, DHCP platforms and Network Access Control.
Self-motivated and able to work independently in a fast paced and multi-cultural organization but still contribute to or lead teams
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong command of the English language
Excellent collaboration and teamwork abilities
Analytical thinking and problem solving, autonomous and proactive working behavior
Flexible attitude towards working hours to work as part of the global team
Ability to participate in on call process and respond to issues and projects when needed, even after normal working hours
Ability to communicate directly with end users and customers at various levels of technical abilities with professionalism
Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching or proven equivalent knowledge
Project Co-ordination Skills
Real world IPv6 routing and switching
Experience with VXLAN, ACI, VPN, and multi-cloud access is a plus
- 6 years of experience as a Senior Network Engineer in a global networking environment
Education and Qualification
- Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Communications Engineering or equivalent working knowledge
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Successful candidates might be required to undergo a background verification with an external vendor.