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Network Engineer

Job ID CTS0000Q Location 18101 SE 6th Way, Vancouver, Washington Job Type Full-time regular
Job Purpose/Overview
The Network Engineer will support, maintain, and enhance stability and functionality across Banfield's local and wide area networks based on the Practice's business needs and objectives. 
Key Responsibility 
  • Live and exemplify the Five Principles of Mars, Inc. within self and team.
  • Ensure high efficiency and availability of network infrastructure, supporting Banfield's remote hospitals and team members at Banfield's corporate headquarters.
  • Perform troubleshooting and problem resolution, working as a member of a cross-functional team on critical issues.
  • Deploy, support, maintain, and monitor networking infrastructure devices.
  • Document network infrastructure.
  • Provide tactical input on overall system operations—including WAN, wired LAN, wireless LAN, load-sharing and security devices.
  • Evaluate and make suggestions on procedures or process improvements to create further efficiency.
  • Other job duties as assigned. 

Job Specifications/Qualifications  
  • Education & Professional Qualification 
    • Preferred   Type of Degree:  Bachelor’s  
      • Field of Study: Computer Science or the equivalent combination of education, industry certification and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities required.
  • Knowledge/Experience Years of Experience 
    • Required:  5   
      • In what area: IT experience  
    • Required  At least 3 years specializing in Networking 
    • Required  Proficient in Wide Area Network technologies, specifically T1 circuits and MPLS, and a familiarity with SD-WAN technology and concepts 
    • Preferred  Proficiency in configuring, troubleshooting, and designing  IPv4 routing protocols, including isolated EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP instances 
    • Preferred  Proficiency with  LAN switching concepts and protocols:  hands-on experience required with Spanning-Tree and Trunking protocols to safeguard traffic between network components and virtual hosts 
    • Preferred  Experience preferred with IEEE 802.11 wireless protocols and infrastructure, working knowledge of Cisco Wireless LAN controllers, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, and Cisco ISE 
    • Preferred  Experience with traditional port-based firewalls and next-gen application firewalls, particularly Cisco and Palo Alto 
    • Preferred  Experience in building traditional site-to-site IPSec VPNs in addition to remote access technologies 
    • Preferred  Experience with secure load balancing technology, F5 preferred.  Understanding of SSH, SSL, PKI, IPSec and other security protocols. 
    • Preferred  Experience in network monitor platforms, SNMP monitoring and administration, particularly SolarWinds and TruView 
    • Preferred  Experience preferred in scripting, particularly PowerShell and Python Preferred Health care background (veterinary or human healthcare, pharmaceutical, etc.)

Special Working Conditions  
  • Ability to work at a computer for long periods of time.   
  • Project timelines and work volume / deadlines may often require more than 40 hours per week to complete essential duties of this job. 
  • Must have mental processes for reasoning, remembering, mathematics and language ability (reading, writing, and speaking the English language) to perform the duties proficiently. 
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form and to solve problems involving several variables. 
  • Ability to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, and climb as well as manipulate (lift, carry, move) up to 50 pounds. 
  • Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm-hand-finger dexterity with the ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and operate necessary equipment. 
  • The noise level in the work environment is normally moderate. Environment where pets are present. 

Banfield Pet Hospital® strongly supports and values the uniqueness of all individuals and promotes a work environment where diversity is embraced. Banfield Pet Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Banfield Pet Hospital complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every Banfield location.