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Advanced Network Engineer

Company Name: Kroger General Office
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Exempt

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Additional Technology Information: 
Advanced Network Engineer with a proven ability to work in a dynamic, distributed, hybrid technology environment. This role is an operational and strategic subject matter expert for all network infrastructure (datacenter and cloud hybrid) for Kroger Company. The candidate should have: · 7+ years of experience designing and implementing Enterprise level networks · Extensive experience implementing and managing SD-WAN technologies · Broad understanding of LAN and WAN infrastructure and protocols · Extensive knowledge of network architectures for on-premise multi data center, cloud (IAAS, PAAS and SAAS), remote sites, B2B, MPLS, DMZ/application hosting, site-site VPN, etc. · Strong knowledge and foundation of network routing and security protocols, practices, and implementations: TCP/IP, SSL, IPSEC VPN, SSL VPN, VLANs, BGP, etc. · Strong understanding of TCP/IP, QoS, routing protocols BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, WAN design and operations. · Strong demonstrated troubleshooting skills using packet capture tools, NetFlow, SNMP, telemetry data. · Experience supporting IP-based voice and video systems, including QoS on both LAN and WAN infrastructure · Experience working with Ansible playbooks in managing network infrastructure · Demonstrated ability to perform a risk-based approach to enabling and securing services, data and infrastructure based upon requirements and business process need The Candidate will: · Support on-premise and cloud enterprise routing and switching technologies · Partner with business representatives, application developers, and infrastructure engineers to create robust, scalable network solutions · Recommend optimizations to the environment which improve delivery and performance for end users and customers. · Product SME for network stack technologies across distributed networks, on-premises datacenters, and private cloud environments. · Contributor for life cycle management, capacity management and budget management. · Champions automation and self-service delivery model


Position Summary

Provide advanced and/or cross-technology engineering through all phases of the Technology/Project Life Cycle. Accountable for the overall systems infrastructure including engineering, implementation and integration, and technical services and support. Design, implement/install, maintain and administer infrastructure systems including hardware, software and various configurations. Monitor overall performance to proactively identify potential issues and tune appropriately. Perform root cause analysis on failed components and implement corrective measures. Mentor and coach others to establish and improve processes and procedures. Demonstrate the company's core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions

  • Design and implement overall infrastructure project components with infrastructure teams, ensuring that overall solution is designed to meet SLA, DR, monitoring, security and scalability needs required by the solution
  • Ensure that post-production operational processes/deliverables are well designed and implemented prior to the project moving into the solution support phase
  • Generate scripts and templates required for the automatic provisioning of resources, on prem, cloud and distributed
  • Discover, install and execute processes and standards for optimal use of cloud service provider offerings
  • Debug technical issues inside a complex stack involving virtualization, containers and microservices
  • Collaborate with engineering teams to enable their applications to run on Cloud infrastructure
  • Define and create operational procedures, processes and scripts
  • Ensure secure operations of infrastructure technologies (security updates, vulnerability management, role access management, configuration hardening)
  • Assist in the evaluation, selection, and implementation of new technologies to ensure adherence to architecture guidelines
  • Evaluate vendor technical and support capabilities
  • Provide technical leadership on enterprise work and establishing standards/guidelines
  • Define improvements, increased system reliability and performance
  • Design, implement and support multiple complex systems or applications with multiple concurrent users, ensuring control, integrity, and accessibility
  • Support and maintain infrastructure solutions utilizing required tools and technologies
  • Provide off-hours support (24 x 7) as required
  • Must be able to perform the essential job functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Minimum Position Qualifications

  • 7+ years of experience in support and/or engineering for the specific technical discipline
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to effectively communicate information to customers and all levels within the organization
  • Proven ability to understand company business problems and identify technical solutions
  • Desired Previous Experience/Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems or related equivalent work experience
  • Certification within Infrastructure Discipline
  • Any experience in coordinating and working on multiple cross-functional base work initiatives and projects
  • Any experience in diagnosing and resolving complex hardware, software and connectivity problems
  • Any experience in leading enterprise base work initiatives and projects
  • Ability to develop enhanced production monitoring and additional capability
  • Education Level: None
    Required Certifications/Licenses: None
    Position Type: Full-Time 
    Shift(s): [[mfield4]]


    Jobs at Kroger: At Kroger, we hire people who have a passion for helping others and who want to build a relationship with our Customers. No matter what stage of your career, you can build your future at Kroger. We look for people who want more, aspire to be more and work hard to achieve their goals. Our focus on keeping the Customer first is what makes us successful. As the largest traditional grocery chain in the U.S. and one of the world's largest retailers, we employee nearly half a million Associates across 35 states. We offer many opportunities not only in our stores, but in Manufacturing, Logistics, Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, and many other fields.


    Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names.  At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®.  We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.


     Posting Notes:  OH || Blue Ash || 11450 Grooms Road || 45242 || Kroger General Office || [[mfield2]] || Kroger Technology/Digital || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

    Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

    Job Segment: Network, Manufacturing Engineer, Engineer, Network Engineer, Information Systems, Technology, Engineering

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