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Network Engineer

KinderCare Education LLC
Portland, OR 97201
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About KinderCare Education

KinderCare Education operates more than 1,380 early learning centers, and more than 560 Champions sites, supported by a corporate team of nearly 600 headquarters employees in Portland, Oregon. In 2019, KinderCare Education earned their third Gallup Great Workplace Award - one of only 39 companies worldwide to win this award.

  • In neighborhoods with ourKinderCareLearning Centersthat offer early childhood education and child care for children six weeks to 12 years old
  • At work through KinderCare Education at Work, family benefits for employers including on-site and near-site early learning centers and back-up care for last-minute child care
  • In local schools with ourChampionsbefore and after-school programs.

KinderCare is seeking a Network Engineer to work on several exciting network projects, as well as manage and maintain existing network equipment in our datacenter, learning centers, and corporate office locations. KinderCare networks leverage technology from Cisco, Extreme, VeloCloud, CradlePoint, and cloud networking in AWS.

The role will center around managing the network holistically. The Network Engineer will help to improve our efficiencies in managing deployments at scale, including zero touch deployments and Network Infrastructure as Code.

The Network Engineer will be a Technical team player across disciplines, providing rapid resolutions and engaging to provide engineering expertise for continuous improvement within a dynamic, team environment.

We are looking for someone with a proven background in Network Engineering, with proven troubleshooting and problem-solving skills. Great Wifi experience is also highly desirable.

Job Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:

  • Provide operational support, troubleshooting, problem resolution, and corrective maintenance on the LAN, Data Center, and WAN networks
  • Collaborate with the New Center Openings team to identify and support installation of all network services necessary for the successful onboarding or opening of new learning centers
  • Perform network security and performance analysis, determine areas for improvement, recommend and collaborate to drive solutions to optimize network performance
  • Identify and address monitoring and alerting gaps to improve resolution of issues and increase transparency
  • Support and improve implementation of the SDWAN solution and new wireless infrastructure in the field and corporate locations
  • Plan, coordinate, and troubleshoot network upgrades and installations with 3rd party partners, driving process and configuration improvements to simplify execution and service delivery
  • Serve as a technical point of contact for all matters related to network infrastructure efforts
  • Support LAN/WAN technologies including switching/routing, firewall/security, load-balancing, SDWAN, and AWS/Cloud networking technologies

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor Degree and 5 years of experience; OR, High School equivalent and 10 years of experience.
  • 5 years of Cisco router and switch networking experience

  • Great communications skills and ability to work in a remote environment.
  • Solid working knowledge in the planning, design, integration, optimization, operations, maintenance and upgrades, security, and support of enterprise network infrastructures.
  • Experience managing infrastructure of mid-size operational networks in a high-paced fluid environment.
  • Problem solving and troubleshooting skills at the system engineer level.
  • LAN (Ethernet, HSRP, OSPF, BGP, etc.) and SDWAN troubleshooting/problem determination skills.
  • Working knowledge of: Network analysis tools, CISCO firewall/VPN equipment (Adaptive Security Appliance, etc.) and IP services (IP, Multicast, QOS, SNMP, etc.).
  • Passion for the customer which is demonstrated through professionalism and striving for excellence in all aspects of the customer experience.
  • AWS Cloud experience is a plus, including Direct Connect, Cloud Trail, Route53, VPC Security.
  • Current working knowledge of Linux/Unix based OS.
  • Monitoring tools, including Splunk and SolarWinds
  • ASA Firewalls/NX-OS/IOS-XE/MDS Storage Switching/Citrix Netscaler
  • Knowledge or interest in python scripting/REST API for Network Management/ Cloud Automation Tools
  • Current industry certification

KinderCare Education employs more than 32,000 team members across 1,700 locations nationwide. Our devoted family of education providers leads the nation in accreditation and includes KinderCare Learning Centers, KinderCare Education at Work, Champions Before- and After-School Programs, Cambridge Schools, Knowledge Beginnings and The Grove School.

KinderCare Education is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

Posted: 2021-10-08 Expires: 2021-11-06
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