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Staff Network Engineer

Adelaide, AUS

As a primary member of the Network Engineering team you will be responsible for the development, support and mid to long term considerations of a sophisticated global IP network that adheres to the highest standards to provide robust, low latency game streaming services to PlayStation Now customers around the globe.   You will help contribute to an automation first operations team (DevOps) to increase our efficiencies and ability to scale.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Own the intended state of the global backbone and datacenter infrastructures.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to Tech Leads to collaborative build the best design for each project.
  • Work with engineers assigned to projects by providing reviews, guidance, and mentoring on technical tasks.
  • Develop solutions that drive the success of our innovative networks and platforms.
  • Guide and assist deployment engineers in the implementation of new topologies and services.
  • As a subject matter in most or all of the relevant protocols, languages, platforms and technologies, provide technical guidance and support to all engineers in interpreting and reacting to network events.
  • Use networking tools to identify and mitigate network anomalies.
  • Analyze application data and traffic flow data to identify and improve on sub-optimal network behaviors.
  • Leverage and assist in the development of automation tools and processes to proactively supervise the health of the network and respond to events.
  • Participate in developing policies, procedures and technical reports associated with operating and maintaining the global network.

Required Experience:

  • 8+ years of progressive experience supporting large scale telecommunications environments in a service provider (CDN/ISP/NSP/Carrier), datacenter, financial or large enterprise network.
  • Experience with backbone and edge routing policy, engineering, and operation in a multi-transit, multi-peer environment.
  • Experience with MPLS RSVP-TE traffic engineering in core backbones.
  • Experienced with developing and integrating MPLS L3VPN and L2VPN services in a core network.
  • Experience supporting IPv6 services
  • In-depth knowledge of QoS.
  • Strong understanding of network fundamentals (e.g. TCP/IP, Ethernet, IP Addressing/Subnetting, VLANs, etc).
  • Deep understanding of modern router architecture including interworking of control plane and forwarding plane, switch fabric, and egress queuing.
  • Familiarity with scripting languages like Python or Ruby. (other languages like Java, JavaScript, Go, etc).
  • Capable of mentoring Senior, Mid, and Junior network engineers in all aspects of network design, operations and deployment.

Desirable Experience:

  • Advanced comprehension of and experience with ISIS, MPLS, IPv6, and L2/L3 VPN services.
  • Advanced comprehension of and experience with BGP, including MP-BGP routing policy in a global network environment, including traffic engineering, and failure mode analysis in a global network environment.
  • Advanced comprehension of and experience with Juniper MX , QFX, SRX, and EX series platforms.
  • Advanced comprehension of and experience with cluster networking/CLOS fabrics
  • Advanced comprehension of and experience with router firewall policies.
  • Experience with Linux system administration.
  • Experience working in load balancer topologies.
  • Experience with optical media and optical transport systems.
  • Experience using a distributed version control system (git).
  • Experience building automation tools for large infrastructures.
  • Experience working in a globally distributed team and/or with IT Service Management (e.g. ITIL).
  • Familiarity with scripting languages like Python, Ruby or other languages such as Java, JavaScript, Go, etc.

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