Sr. Network Automation Engineer - DevOps

Company: Marriott

Location: Bismarck - Norddakota - USA

Posted on: September 23

Job Number 22140406Job Category Information Technology...Location Marriott International HQ - 7750 Wisconsin Avenue - Bethesda - Maryland - United StatesSchedule Full-TimeLocated Remotely? YRelocation? NPosition Type ManagementJOB SUMMARYMarriott International is shaping its global network to become the unique futuristic network in hospitality industry and automation is a huge part of the global network strategy. We are looking for an enthusiastic team member with passion to innovate and excel - to join our talented team as Sr Network DevOps Engineer. The Network DevOps team manages the global network and automates and manages the core network services - Network Monitoring tools and Security infrastructure. The team is tasked to automate 100% of the Global Network operations and find innovative ways to improve the end-user experience. We are innovating to establish a self-healing network automation platform to help us achieve our goals and we are eager to find talented contributors to join us in this endeavor.Challenging enough? Sound interesting? Yes? Were interested in engineers who have:: Design and implementation experience in different networking technologies such as Route & Switch networks - Firewalls - WAN - Network Monitoring Tools - and Network security infrastructure. A passion to find out network operations use cases and automate them using tools such as Ansible and Python. Eager to listen to business - abstract the complexity from it and provide intelligent automated solutions. Bring a comprehensive Networking background that includes automating the daily network operational and compliance tasks. You have a passion to automate everything - and nothing can stop you from finding a way to do that.You will: Be working closely and collaboratively with expert network architects and great engineers. Be key contributor to drive adoption of Network Automation practices and operating models across all global network teams. You will be accountable for establishing technical level relationships and partnering with all business disciplines and other MI teams to define and implement the network automation solution.CANDIDATE PROFILEMinimum qualifications and experience required: Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related technical field experience/certification 8+ years experience as a Network Engineer with Designing and Implementing complex networking. 4+ years of experience with automating network functions through tools such as Ansible and Ansible Tower. 2+ years of experience with writing Python applications to support network automation. 2+ years of experience in building Network test and deployment automation pipelines using Git and CICD tools such as Github - Gitlab and Jenkins. 2+ years of experience in Network automation software - libraries - and tools such as Netmiko - Nornir - Netbox - PyATS - Genie - F5 SDK - Pan-os-python etc. 2+ years experience as being part of network operations team.Technical Skills required: Certification in network and/or security technologies (e.g. - CCIE - CCNP - CISSP - Cisco DevNet - etc.) Developing Ansible automations to manage network devices (Cisco - HP - Checkpoint - PaloAlto - ect) Experience automating network platforms via Ansible Tower Experience working in a GitOps - DevOps and Test-driven culture and managing code life cycle using Git and related processes & tools. Knowledge with python web development (Apache - Flask - WSGI - Docker - K8's - HTML/CSS) to create custom network management tools Knowledge managing Linux platforms. Experience working in a Scrum team or other Agile methodologies Experience in researching emerging technologies and trends - standards - and products and synthesizing into clear technology roadmaps and strategies Excellent verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of audiences including executives - business stakeholders - and IT teamsGeneral networking background expected: Implementation of WAN - LAN - and datacenter networks with a focus on mission-critical - customer-facing applications and services Technical knowledge in networking (Cisco and non-Cisco) with an emphasis on Datacenter networks - WAN - LAN - Network security and Management tools and core network services such as DNS - NTP & IPAM. Demonstrated experience in delivering written documents detailing network solutions and diagramsCORE WORK ACTIVITIESAs an individual contributor or member of a project team support successful implementation of network automation projects Provides technical input to the overall architectural and operational discussions around network automation infrastructure and tools. Act as a network developer to developer to develop innovative solutions and write python and Ansible code on daily basis. Act as an active contributor in delivering our products in time by participating and delivering work through scrum practices. Conducts research - design and implementation of Network infrastructure Automation solutions and build standard practices across enterprise operations. Make contributions to other Network automation solutions that enhance the operations and cost structures of the Marriott environment Create and make available project documentation with a focus on communicating technical features and functions of solutions Works closely with department leadership and service providers to support alignment of plans with solution delivery Participates in and suggests improvements to standards configuration - change management processes and practices Develop test plans - implementation plans - and project timelines for various projects and tasksManaging Projects and Priorities Functions as a strategic senior technical expert within the department. Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize - organize - and accomplish work. Champions leaders vision for product and service delivery. Makes and executes the necessary decisions to keep moving forward toward achievement of goals. Provides direction and assistance to other teams regarding projects. Determines priorities - schedules - plans and necessary resources to promote completion of any projects on schedule. Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems. Reviews vendor proposals and selects appropriate vendor for services/technologies/hardware. Thinks creatively and practically to develop - execute and implement new project plans. Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports - presentations - etc. Plans - develops - implements - and evaluates the quality of operations.Delivering on the Needs of Key Stakeholders Understands and meets the needs of key stakeholders. Communicates concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand. Demonstrates an understanding of business priorities. Supports achievement of performance goals - budget goals - team goals - etc.Providing Technical Support and Consultation Provides technical expertise and technical leadership within own and other teams. Provides recommendations to improve the effectiveness of processes and programs. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of job-relevant issues - products - systems - and processes. Demonstrates advanced knowledge of function-specific procedures. Applies knowledge/judgment to achieve business goals. Foresees - identifies and resolves problems. Keeps up-to-date technically and applies new knowledge to job. Performs other reasonable duties as required for this position.This position requires proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment - subject to applicable law. If you are offered employment - this requirement must be met by your date of hire - unless a reasonable accommodation request is received and approved.Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive - people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis - such as disability and veteran status - or any other basis covered under applicable law.Marriott International is the worlds largest hotel company - with more brands - more hotels and more opportunities for associates to grow and succeed. We believe a great career is a journey of discovery and exploration. So - we ask - where will your journey take you
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