The NFL is looking for a senior network engineer (SNE) to join our innovative team. The SNE is expected to function as a subject matter expert and make technical decisions on data, voice and video networks supporting critical business services. The SNE will lead efforts for designing, managing, maintaining, and monitoring interconnecting data networks. The SNE configures, documents, and troubleshoots network components for business departments, applications, media workflows, and game related services. The SNE provides proactive support as well as hands on implementation involving network infrastructure and public/private cloud integration. A successful SME will be a self-starter with an ownership attitude and excellent communication skills that is able to work within a team that delivers cutting edge solutions on tight deadlines.
This role may require working weekends, holidays, shifts outside of normal business hours, and overtime. It may also require travel between offices domestically in NY, NJ, and CA, and stadiums throughout North America and Internationally for events and support.
Hands on configuration, management and maintenance of routers, switches, and load balancers.
Lead research, design, testing, implementation, and documentation for adoption of new network technologies, upgrades, and services.
Ability to provide reports for capacity analysis and key performance indicators (KPIs) of network infrastructure.
Experienced technologist able to understand complexities and interdependencies in infrastructure through to the applications and client layers.
Evaluate quality of audio, video, transport stream and data network signals using various test and measurement equipment.
Leads junior engineers and operations team through deployments, technical escalations, procedures, and project tasks.
Representative for key network technology initiatives leading engagements with staff and vendors.
Responsible for managing and maintaining network road maps, diagrams, configurations, support, and training documentation.
Required Education and Experience
5+ years of experience in a network engineering role.
Expert in LAN/WAN technologies, hardware, software, and routing. Cisco/Arista preferred.
Extensive experience in network performance and security best practices, QOS policies, compression and intrusion prevention and diagnosis.
Extensive experience with management and connectivity to service provider data networks using standards and protocols including OSPF and BGP.
Experience with public cloud network architectures and management (Azure/AWS). Including Direct Connect, Express Route and cloud to cloud architectures.
Strong technical background in a hosted services environment.
Experience with telecom vendor management and service provisioning.
Knowledge of load balancers and SSL accelerators such as F5, A10 or Cisco ACE.
Preferred Education and Experience
8+ years of experience in a network engineering role.
Cisco certifications (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE).
Experience with configuring and troubleshooting VPN, DMVPN, Multipoint GRE and IPSEC tunnels.
Knowledge and understanding of complex media systems and workflows encompassing file ingest, encoding, transcoding and delivery.
Knowledge and understanding of broadcast engineering standards and equipment.
Experience configuring and troubleshooting IP Multicast traffic and QOS policies.
Experience with high speed UDP file transfer network service design.
Expert level ability to gather relevant information required to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
Ability to work independently, prioritize issues and balance multiple projects.
Tenacity in taking on new challenges in technology and learning new skills through self-guided and official training.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills.
Ability to work with project management tools to provide detailed reports and project task timelines.
Ability to draw, update and document infrastructure topologies in detail using MS Visio, Excel, and Word.
Terms / Expected Hours of Work
NFL employees are required to work 40 hours per week
FLSA** If an employee will be paid hourly, they will be non-exempt, and if they are paid a salary, they are exempt.
The NFL maintains a Flexible Workplace Policy that provides members of our workforce with opportunities to periodically work from a location of their choice, while maintaining a priority on in-person work at an NFL office, which enables us to more effectively collaborate, connect and build a workplace culture that will drive our continued success.
We also continue to prioritize the health and safety of our NFL workforce. Consistent with that commitment, considering the substantial and growing body of evidence that vaccinations remain the most effective protection against the spread the COVID-19, we require that members of our NFL workforce be fully vaccinated. Exceptions are available only for those who need an accommodation for a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice.
The NFL is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment that reflects our incredibly diverse fan base. We provide an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all employees and applicants without regard to status as protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.