Sr Network Engineer - Corporate IT

Des Moines, IA, United States

Job Description

I. Job Summary | Major goals and objectives.

Designs, plans, implements and maintains complex local, wide area, and internet data communications networks which provide the data communications backbone for distributed computer systems access by local, distributed, remote and roaming end users. Develops procedures and tools that provide for the day-to-day operation of the Meredith networked computing infrastructure. Oversees data communications management and performance tuning; maintains accurate logical and physical networks documentation. Develops and maintains network disaster recovery plans. Maintains secure internet access in a multi-site environment.

II. Essential Job Functions

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Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results


  • Designs, plans and implements assigned data communications projects.
  • Researches and develops implementation plans.
  • Participates in projects related to systems and network design, implementation, performance optimization, and maintenance.
  • Develops and maintains high level knowledge of skill regarding data communications network services, hardware, and software product offerings.


  • Maintains the enterprise data communications infrastructure.
  • Prepares and performs disaster recovery tests.
  • Monitors network components and services for prevention of performance problems.
  • Develops and maintains equipment and service documentation for daily operations performed including IP address administration, firewall administration, router and switch configurations and logical/physical network diagrams.
  • Reviews systems and configurations, makes recommendations and perform updates to further optimize network services for Web and enterprise infrastructures.


  • Provides operations support and problem resolution for enterprise data communications, local and wide area networks, Internet connections, network security solutions, wireless data networks, video systems, and other network-based services.
  • Contributes to operations support and problem resolution of other networked systems such as desktop devices, Unix servers, and Windows servers.


  • Other duties as assigned


III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.


BA/BS in compter science, engineering or equivalent training or experience.


Minimum 6 years experience in a corporate networking environment

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Excellent verbal, interpersonal, communication, organizational, time-management, and problem-solving skills.

  • OS, IOS-XR, NX-OS Experience/Best Practices
  • Cisco Nexus technologies such as VDC, vPC, VXLAN, etc.
  • Routing Protocols—OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, L2 / L3 Architecture and Design Multicast, QoS
  • Data Center / Core design, configuration, and implementation utilizing Cisco Nexus and Catalyst Architecture
  • Cisco Wireless design, configuration, and troubleshooting for Enterprise and campus environments.
  • Meraki (Wireless, Security Products, Switches, SDWAN)

Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs

% Travel Required (Approximate):na


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