The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball. Built around five professional sports leagues: the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2021-22 season featured a record 121 international players from 40 countries. NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV, NBA.com, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.
The NBA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. To safeguard our employees and their families, our visitors, and the broader community from COVID-19, and in consideration of recommendations from health authorities and the NBA’s own advisors, any individual working onsite in our New York and New Jersey offices must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The NBA will discuss accommodations for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.
At the NBA, we’re passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans worldwide.
As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league’s on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA’s success.
Hybrid at the NBA is defined as a role that is expected to be on-site Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
The NBA is seeking a passionate, enthusiastic, and experienced Senior Network Engineer with a background in cloud and traditional networking. This position will be part of a multifunctional team that supports, secures, and maintains the global NBA Network. This corporate and broadcast network spans through offices in over 15 countries, the top cloud vendors, as well as NBA, WNBA, and G-League Arenas. The NBA network is responsible for carrying critical content and applications that reach fans and partners in almost every country.
- Responsible for configuring, installing, and securing critical network solutions.
- Analyze, design, install, and support complex network solutions in cloud, on premise, and hybrid environments.
- Responsible for continuous network monitoring and response
- Be part of a team that manages, monitors, improves, and supports hardware for a global network environment to include routers, switches, firewalls, voice services, wireless controllers
- Engage in conversations and provide technical and functional expertise with internal and external customers
- Continually improve the network by innovating and upgrading
- Drive network automation and focus on continued service improvement
- Support and work closely with our broadcast engineers to deliver live games and digital content
- Performs problem isolation and resolution of network problems
- Support live events throughout the year which will include domestic and global travel
- On-Call rotation to support our games as well as the 24/7 operations
Deep knowledge and understanding of all things networking (TCP/IP, Multicast, Layer 2/3 protocols, Wi-Fi, MPLS, VPN, 802.1x)
Working experience in configuring and supporting a cloud infrastructure (Azure, AWS)
Proficient level and hands on experience with Cisco Routing and Switching Product family (NX-OS & IOS) Operational and hands on experience with Network Security Devices (Fortinet, Palo, ASA, Firepower, Cisco ISE)
Strong troubleshooting techniques to quickly diagnose and resolve complex issues
Must be comfortable in a multi-vendor environment.
Proficient with network monitoring and troubleshooting tools
Experience with using and interpreting Wireshark captures
Experience with network automation tools (Ansible, Python) is a plus
Familiar with project management tools (ServiceNow, Jira, Azure DevOps)
Ability to work well in a team while still being self-sufficient
Ability to accurately handle multiple projects and tasks simultaneously
Ability to travel up to 15% to handle live events
5+ years as a Network Engineer
Prior experience in a direct to consumer or broadcast environment a plus.
Educational Background Required:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Management Information Services, or a related technical discipline.
Experience in lieu of a degree.
The NBA considers applicants for all positions on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs, and without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, alienage or citizenship status, ancestry, marital status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status, familial status, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.