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Principal Network and Cloud Engineer

Company: myGwork
Location: Trenton
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Principal Network and Cloud Engineer - ( 2104348 ) Description Summary This position is a management equivalent position responsible for advanced planning, architecture,design, engineering, coordination, and global standardization in key technological areas (e.g.Cloud Connectivity and Network Engineering, DNS, security, voice/video IP convergence, networkmanagement and network monitoring.) This is a global role that covers all five major Pearsonbusiness lines. The engineer will act as a key technology consultant/thought-leader for Cloud Computing, automationand networking and consulted with at the enterprise level on highly technical and complex issuesboth troubleshooting and design work. The position requires a level of technical leadership that isrecognized throughout the company. Designs and implements network architectures, including LANs and WANs, Cloud internetworking, andLAN-to-WAN connections. Has key responsibility for the identification and resolution of hardwareand software technical problems and malfunctions related to both Cloud, LANs and WANs, and relatedApplications. Makes decisions that are critical in the areas of throughput analysis, problemsolving, and infrastructure planning, with the potential to affect the successful execution ofbusiness transactions. Proactively researches and locates necessary tools and processes to identifyand proactively avert troublesome trends as they develop. Problem solves ambiguous situations andparticipates in various IT projects intended to continually improve/upgrade the networkinfrastructure. Has a demonstrated experience in effectively managing large deliverables in across-functional environment. This position requires anticipation of user requirements and the ability to identify and resolvecomplex problems using strong customer service and communication skills. Effectively adapts (agile)to rapidly changing technology and applies it to meet business needs. Scope and Responsibilities Analysis of innovative technology trends and their suitability for deployment at Pearson.Makes final recommendations for implementations to senior IT and business leadership. Developing guidelines, specifications of requirements, and implementation guides for newtechnology. Indirect/direct supervisory responsibilities, acting a technical lead to deliver businessrequirements. Assist in developing strategic and tactical planning of Cloud, LAN/WAN environments forinternal customers, including discovery and documentation of user requirements before developmentdesign and programming. Design and implement network architectures, including Cloud, LANs and WANs, and LAN-to-LANand WAN-to-WAN communications and connections. Develop and continuously review procedures for Cloud, LAN and WAN administration (e.g.,security, reliability). Planning for the development of Corporate-wide technology in a critical area (e.g. local andwide area networks, security and administration of policy, enterprise data communications,data/video/voice convergence, physical plant design, and secure remote access etc) and creatingthe implementation plan. Oversee design of server and network; installation plans for routers and hubs; identifysolutions through constant interfacing with appropriate management levels, clients, departments,and vendor organizations to ensure that a cost-effective and efficient infrastructure environmentis available to provide the processing power essential to departmental operations Manage configuration, installation, and maintenance of necessary hardware and software forCloud, LAN/WAN environments to provide a suitable climate to run production applications and toperform development; perform maintenance and release upgrades on a timely basis or as needed;monitor performance and availability of LAN/WAN platforms. Find ways to automate repetitive tasks and reduce toil across all infrastructure towers Build and develop scripts and programs to facilitate the ever changing infrastructurelandscape and provide the agility in accommodating such changes. Prepare and manage budgets that can exceed $1,000,000 especially when dealing with newprojects Manage the technical relationships with global telecommunication carriers, Cloud suppliers:GCP, Azure and AWS, networking hardware and software suppliers. Actively engages and facilitates user community in selecting, implementing, evaluating,trouble-shooting new technology. Develop test plans (including cases for functionality, integrity, and stress testing; testmatrixes; and definition of test methodologies and test strategy); be responsible for thecreation of test platforms, including evaluation of test equipment and design test networks;develop automated test suites for product regression and stress testing Works with groups to ensure standards and processes are followed to ensure connect abilitythroughout the organization. Manage installation of servers, hubs, networks, routers, and systems hardware; troubleshoot,maintain, upgrade, and provide solutions to complex hardware/software problems; alert management,help desk team, and other IT groups when sensitive issues arise or a major problem is suspected;minimize client productivity loss caused by technology outages, and provide necessaryinfrastructure for clients to meet their business needs Proactively research and locate the necessary tools and processes to identify troublesometrends as they develop; analyze and predict trends and develop a long-range plan designed toresolve problems and prevent them from recurring; maintain high service levels for the usercommunity, and establish a method to easily compare the installation performance againstestablished performance objectives. Identify opportunities and recommend solutions for improving service efficiency andeffectiveness; participate in IT initiatives to address service issues; keep abreast of technicalaspects of LAN and WAN computing environments; have a working knowledge of department-specificapplications; attend seminars and other educational opportunities. Assist in setting priorities and managing resources to achieve unit, division, and corporategoals. Recommend standards and guidelines as well as specific products as necessary, participatingin tool and vendor evaluations. Continuously strive to improve client support, identifying opportunities and recommendingsolutions for improving service efficiency and effectiveness. Communicates with departmental and business unit managers, as well as project manager andleaders, to define support initiatives and solutions. Develops relationships with professional organizations, peer groups, and industry tradegroups to stay current with technology; attends conferences. Mentors and shares personal training with other technical engineers in group, particularly onthe applications' possible business applications. May develop white papers on technology implementation at Pearson. Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. Allqualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals withdisabilities are encouraged to apply. Qualifications REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE Generally, 10 or more years' experience providing architectural designs and advancedtechnology infrastructure/network planning and engineering (hardware and software), anddesigning, planning, and implementing Cloud, LANs and WANs using the latest technology andextreme knowledge of the OSI model. Experience of software development processes, familiarity with git repositories and codepipelines, using / maintaining code development environments, code testing, and some fluency in alanguage like python. Competent in information technology management concepts, including technology investmentplanning. Able to conduct and prepare feasibility studies, develop client proposals, includingestimates for cost, time, and resources, prepares statistical reports, and complete cost/benefitanalyses for use by other IT engineers and business management. Thorough understanding of distributed systems architecture and comprehensive knowledge ofmultiple technical disciplines that may impact proposed network solutions. Knowledge and experience with the business/application function he/she will represent ishighly desirable. Senior consultant-level expertise. Experience in effectively communicating with a broad base of end users and multiplemanagement layers. Familiarity with Unix and MS Windows systems, with experience in installation andadministration of one or more operating systems. Should understand and be able to implement automation tasks. Requires some proficiency inpython and power shell scripting. Understanding of ITIL and Agile modes of IT management. Fluency in one or more high level programming language (e.g. Python, Ruby, Golang, Perl,Javascript) Experience applying programmatic techniques in infrastructure contexts, e.g. automatedconfiguration management, low touch deployment and data driven operations. Experience developing solutions in a collaborative way. Deep understanding of common application, transport and internet protocols. Experience working in hybrid-cloud scenarios. Education & Qulaifications Bachelor's degree - Computer Science, Engineering, Science, or equivalent experience. Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional (CCIP)Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) or Cisco Certified Security Professional (CCSP)credentials a plus. AWS Solutions Architect Microsoft Configuring & operating a hybrid Cloud with Azure Skills Business / Functional Knowledge - understands business drivers and coretechnology functionality in area of focus. Customer-focused - establishes and maintains customer relationships; highlyskilled in managing customer expectations. Communication Skills - strong listening, and oral/written communicationsskills, including the ability to facilitate interactive sessions with business / functionalpersonnel. Interpersonal Skills - able to interact effectively with senior executivelevels, function in a team-driven environment, and manage conflict effectively andconstructively. Results-oriented with creative approach to solving business problems. Facilitation - skilled facilitator who can lead discussion, focus divergentopinions in order to gain consensus, move development/decision processes forward. Business Process Improvement and Change Management - awareness and focus oncontinuous improvement; seeks and is comfortable recommending change. The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in thisposition is $125,000.00-$135,000.00. This position is eligible to participate in an annualincentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/ #LI-POST Primary Location : US-RE-Remote Other Locations : US-IA-Iowa City, US-NC-Durham, US-TX-San Antonio Work Locations : US-Remote Remote Job : Technology Organization : Technology & Operations Employee Status : Regular Employee Job Type : Standard Job Level : Individual Contributor Shift : Day Job Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time Job Posting : Apr 2, 2021 Job Unposting : Ongoing Schedule: : Full-time Regular Req ID: 2104348 This employer is a corporate member ofmyGwork, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals,graduates, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.

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