Network Engineer

Google - Boulder, CO (30+ days ago)4.3

Full-time

Google is proud to boast a network that provides service to millions of Internet users around the world. The Network Engineering team is responsible for operating that network reliably and at scale. As a member of the team, you have a direct impact on design and feature enhancements to keep our systems running smoothly. You also ensure that network operations are safe and efficient by monitoring network performance, coordinating planned maintenance, adjusting hardware components and responding to network connectivity issues. Google's complex network generates a constant stream of challenges which require you to continually be innovative with an evolving set of technologies. Keeping the network reliable ensures that our users stay connected with our suite of applications, products and services.

As a Network Engineer, you'll have responsibilities over the technology life-cycle of network infrastructure for Google, focusing on delivering and managing the network that hosts their compute needs and migrations to Google Cloud Platform (GCP). You will work on specialized tools and software to automate and workflows for planning, design, provisioning and maintenance. You will also participate in an on call schedule with other members of the team providing third-tier support, and solving complex challenges as they arise.

Behind everything our users see online is the architecture built by the Technical Infrastructure team to keep it running. From developing and maintaining our data centers to building the next generation of Google platforms, we make Google's product portfolio possible. We're proud to be our engineers' engineers and love voiding warranties by taking things apart so we can rebuild them. We're always on call to keep our networks up and running, ensuring our users have the best and fastest experience possible.

Responsibilities
Deliver network infrastructure to Google product areas to support their on-premises compute needs.
Manage the full technology life-cycle, conducting end-to-end activities (i.e. requirements gathering, equipment qualification, network design, process planning, implementation, and expert support).
Utilize coding skills to automate workflows (e.g. provisioning, operations, design integrity).
Use technical judgment to drive project delivery and technology reviews.
Provide leadership and contribute to initiatives across all technical verticals (e.g. Data-center hosting, Managed Services, Production Off-Net, and Acquisitions integration).
Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:
BA/BS degree in a technical field or equivalent practical experience.
4 years of experience in implementing and/or supporting large/wide area networks, and experience with network change-management control policies.
Experience with network security, wireless, data-center, core network or virtualization in a global environment running at scale.
Experience with modern tools and coding to drive efficiencies through automation.

Preferred qualifications:
Demonstrated experience defining system and/or process requirements, building, integrating, and/or delivering large-scale network systems.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a busy operations environment and work towards strategic business goals.
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