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UFC - Senior Network Engineer

🇺🇸 Las Vegas, NV, USA
Full Time
8+ years exp.

Who We Are:

UFC® is the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization (MMA), with more than 700 million fans and 243 million social media followers. The organization produces more than 40 live events annually in some of the most prestigious arenas around the world while broadcasting to over 900 million TV households across more than 170 countries. UFC’s athlete roster features the world’s best MMA athletes representing more than 80 countries. The organization’s digital offerings include UFC FIGHT PASS®, one of the world’s leading streaming services for combat sports. UFC is part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO) and is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, visit UFC.com and follow UFC at Facebook.com/UFC and @UFC on X, Snapchat, Instagram, and TikTok: @UFC.Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to many of the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events, and experiences. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation through entertainment agency WME; sports operations and advisory, event management, media production and distribution, and brand licensing through IMG; live event experiences and hospitality through On Location; full-service marketing through global cultural marketing agency 160over90; and sports data and technology through IMG ARENA and OpenBet. Endeavor is also the majority owner of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), a premium sports and entertainment company comprising UFC and WWE.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Planning, procurement, designing, developing, configuring, and commissioning networks and associated systems for network monitoring and incident management.

  • Network documentation and policy design/compliance.

  • Analyzing, evaluating and monitoring network infrastructure to ensure networks are configured to operate at optimal performance.

  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing network problems, and determining the most appropriate means of resolving problems and issues to improve network performance.

  • Monitoring the overall performance of systems to assess the need for updates, upgrades, enhancements, preventive maintenance and new systems, and recommending options for upgrading and improving the performance of systems.

  • Liaising with network carriers and external resources on behalf of the organization; monitoring performance delivery.

  • Design and implementation of the processes, procedures, and operational management associated with high levels of network availability and risk management.

  • 24x7 Support of Network Services.

  • Research and development of new products and services relevant to areas of responsibility.

  • Business case development and evaluation in support of proposed initiatives.

  • Assist Sr Director, North America Infrastructure with strategic and tactical planning and budget development for network operations.

  • Network documentation and policy creation and management.

  • Escalation point and mentor for Helpdesk, and Infrastructure teams.

  • Producing clear and concise documentation.

Unusual Challenges or Circumstances

  • There may be occasions that you may be requested to work out of the normal office hours and/or be asked to participate in travel. This is subject to your manager’s discretion and will be discussed with you if applicable.

  • There may be occasions that you may be asked to travel, including weekends and holidays. This is subject to your manager’s discretion and will be discussed with you if applicable.

Key Results Areas

  • Responsible for North America Network Infrastructure operations (security and availability).

  • Maintains Network Infrastructure to a high standard and successfully manages and delivers various projects.

  • Consistently at work on time, follows instructions and/or lead other team members if required, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.

  • Consult senior management for the design and implementation of new networks and datacenter initiatives.

  • Foster strong work ethic, operational disciplines and to develop the advanced levels of competency needed to deliver high levels of network and datacenter availability.

  • To provide strategic planning in terms of best practice, cost management, potential products/services and application of emerging technologies.

Knowledge and Experience

  • 8+ years working in integration and/or migration large-scale, mission-critical network implementations/migrations in a 24x7 or global environment.

  • Leadership, supervisory, or team lead experience desired.

  • Knowledge and application of networks within a media agency and content delivery networks are desired.

  • In-depth knowledge of LAN/WAN communications, network hardware, specifically Cisco routers, switches, bridges, gateways, and firewalls.

  • Strong understanding and practical experience with routing protocols such as EIGRP, BGP, and OSPF.

Skills and Abilities

  • Senior level hands-on skills (switching and routing)

  • Network analysis and design skills

  • Expert in multicast networking

  • Expert with Dante Audio Networking and other video over IP protocols

  • Routing protocol concepts (BGP, EIGRP, MPLS, QoS)

  • Network monitoring concepts (Solarwinds, KiwiCat Tools, etc)

  • Traffic management and measurement concepts (Netflow, etc)

  • Authentication systems (RADIUS, TACACS, etc)

  • Firewall concepts (Cisco ASA, Cisco NGFW)

  • Load balancers and proxy concepts (F5, etc)

  • Penetration testing & intrusion detection concepts (Cisco Firepower Threat Defence)

  • Windows systems administration skills (2012R2, 2016)

  • Virtualization (Hyper-V, VMWare)

  • Client and clientless VPN concepts (Remote Access Server, Cisco AnyConnect)

Qualifications and Training

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • 8+ Years working in a technical environment with a focus on network management.

  • Experience in network design

  • Design and implementation experience for change, incident and problem management process (preferably ITIL based)

  • ISP experience

  • Cisco CCNP or above

Aptitudes/Personal Profile

  • Strong drive for success and relentless pursuit of achieving results.

  • Is action-oriented and pursues everything with energy and drive. Passionate about success and winning.

  • Dedicated, committed, enthusiastic, positive, and motivated. Has courage and persistence in convictions no matter how difficult the task is.

  • Is open, flexible and adaptable to changes in work demands, people, and situations.

  • Ability to view overall business priorities and redefine own and team’s priorities in line with expectations and objectives.

  • Ability to plan and communicate the steps needed to deliver a defined outcome.

  • Ability to ensure the most urgent and important needs of the business are achieved.

  • Persuasive and influential. Understands the attitudes, interests, needs and perspectives of others and can convince others and gain agreement.

  • Listens intently and ensures other party feels they have been heard and understood.

  • Maintains confidentiality, remains open to others’ ideas and exhibits willingness to try new things.

Endeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world’s diverse voices.  Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.
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