Full Time Job

Network Engineer

Electronic Arts

Remote / Virtual 09-25-2020
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Network Engineer

We are EA

And we make games – how cool is that? In fact, we entertain millions of people across the globe with the most amazing and immersive interactive software in the industry. But making games is hard work. That's why we employ the most creative, passionate people in the industry.

The challenge ahead:

The Network Engineer will be part of a team responsible for delivering corporate network services for data center and branch offices in a mission-critical enterprise. The role will encompass engineering, delivery, operational support, performance management, network analysis, metric reporting, and administration for the EA Enterprise Network.

This is a mid-level role within a team of senior design and delivery network engineers. Opportunity exists for the candidate to specialize expertise in network programmability, cloud, data center, backbone, security, and/or wireless areas.

What a Network Engineer does at EA:
• configure and maintain network gear
• capacity planning, performance tuning, and configuration optimization
• planning and execution of changes, assessing and mitigating risks
• provision new services, migrate existing services, circuits, etc.
• conduct feasibility, impact, and cost studies, develop solution options
• highest level operational support, triage, break/fix, incident resolution
• drawing diagrams, producing solution (physical and logical) documentation
• develop and evaluate network performance criteria and measurement methodology
• consistent configuration and deployment of network services aligned to architectural standards
• use of network tools for administration, maintenance, automation, and visualization/reporting
• conduct economic and population growth studies to determine impact on network capacity and development plan projections

• Be a true engineer: Must possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Demonstrate an aptitude for continuous learning and development: Willingness and desire to learn, appetite for understanding new things, have an insatiable curiosity.
• Be passionate about network technology and demonstrate awareness of industry trends/direction.
• 2 + year hands-on experience in delivery, provisioning and/or troubleshooting of networks.
• Advanced understanding of OSI Reference model and IETF TCP/IP suite and typical implementations.
• Basic understanding of OSPF and BGP routing protocols for routed protocols IPv4/IPv6.
• Good understanding of the hierarchical network and next gen firewall platforms architectures.

If candidate has network programmability background:
• Knowledge of intent-based networking solutions
• Experience of Software Defined Networking and network controllers
• Understanding of APIs and the use of YANG, NETCONF, RESTCONF
• Working knowledge of SD-WAN solutions, for example, Viptela and Talari

If candidate has cloud background:
• Possess a working knowledge of cloud deployment models e.g. Public, Private, Community, Hybrid
• Good understanding of different vendor cloud platforms e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform
• Experience of cloud automation and orchestration e.g. Chef, Puppet, Ansible
• Knowledge of common cloud characteristics e.g. on-demand self-service, elasticity, multi-tenancy
• Knowledge of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS)

If candidate has Cisco data center background:
• Good knowledge of 2 Tier, 3 Tier and spine-leaf architecture
• Good knowledge network virtualization
• Good understanding of the components and operations of Cisco virtual switches
• Understanding of SDN, network function virtualization, OpenDaylight
• Understanding of the concepts of overlays e.g. OTV, VXLAN
• Good understanding of data, control, and management planes

If candidate has Cisco R&S background:
• Practical and conceptual knowledge of routing and switching technology, static and dynamic routing protocols, network planes, etc.
• Fundamental working knowledge of Cisco routing and switching technologies including Catalyst and Nexus switching, and ISR/ASR routing platforms.
• Minimum: Associate level certification (i.e. CCNA)
• Preferred: Professional level certification (i.e. CCNP) and/or intent to pursue/maintain

If candidate has network security background:
• Practical and conceptual knowledge of network firewall behaviour, features, capabilities.
• Fundamental knowledge of Cisco firewalling, RAS VPNs, Palo Alto or Juniper SRX
• Basic proficiency of next generation firewalls (i.e. Palo Alto or Fortinet).
• Preferred proficiency with next gen firewalls feature sets like (User-ID, IPS, DLP, etc)
• Minimum: Associate level certification (i.e. CCNA-Security)
• Preferred: Professional level certification (i.e. CCNP) and/or intent to pursue/maintain

If candidate has a Cisco wireless background:
• Good knowledge of Cisco Wireless, AP's, RF science. Use of the Cisco Prime Infrastructure.
• Good knowledge of Cisco ACS/ISE for AAA services.
• Associate level certification (i.e. CCNA Wireless or CWNA)
• Programming or development experience, at a minimum in scripts Windows/Unix scripting preference toward Python, or full programming language working knowledge.

Company Profile
Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts Inc. is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. EA develops and delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and personal computers.

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