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Network Engineer
St. Paul, Minnesota  |  Remote
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Applied on November 27, 2021
Job Id #51777 Posted November 1, 2021

Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
•    8+ years' information technology experience in networking and a bachelor’s degree or 10+ years of the same experience without a bachelor’s degree.
•    5+ years’ experience working with multiple data center environments.
•    5+ years’ experience with network analysis, packet capture and monitoring tools (Wireshark, Observer, SolarWinds, Gigamon, LiveAction and Cisco Modeling Labs). 
•    5+ years’ experience in a Network Engineer role.
•    3+ years’ experience with designing/supporting cloud security solutions (AWS, Azure, GCP).  Experience with Express Route a plus.
•    Routing Protocol knowledge (BGP, OSPF, EIGRP) and experience with QOS.  
•    Expert understanding of architecture design techniques, theories, principles, and practices.
•    Performance analysis, tuning and optimization on various hardware platforms in a large enterprise environment.  Viavi Gigastor and Gigamon experience a plus.
•    Experience as an escalation engineer with a high level of comfort when debugging complex issues.
•    Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language to all levels of management and staff.
•    Ability work on-call and alternative hour schedules when required.
•    PCI Audit Knowledge.

Preferred Qualifications:
•    Prior experience with common network scripting programming languages.
•    Prior experience with common automation tools such as Ansible, Puppet, Chef. 
•    Prior experience with API integrations.
•    Prior experience engineering networks with more than 2000 devices.
•    Prior experience with Cisco technologies/solutions including Nexus 7000/6000/5000/2000, LAN controllers, fixed-configuration switches, and Cisco ISR and ASR series routers.
•    Experience with Cisco ACI and SD-WAN/SDN.
•    Prior experience with the DNS/DHCP.
•    Experience managing partner and vendor relationships to achieve business outcomes.
•    Prior experience in a global enterprise.
•    Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
•    Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
•    Strong customer service orientation.
•    Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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