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Sr. Network Engineer

Irvine, CA, United States
Job ID: 60868



Ingram Micro is the business behind the world’s brands reaching nearly 90 percent of the world’s population. Our market reach, diverse solutions portfolio, and digital platform Ingram Micro Xvantage™ set us apart. We have approximately 27,000 associates committed to serving our more than 161,000 customers and 1,500 vendor partners worldwide. Learn more at

Ingram Micro has earned Great Place to Work Certification™ for 2022-2023 in the United States! This prestigious recognition reflects our commitment to our people and our culture.

Come join our team where you’ll make technology happen in surprising ways. Let’s shape tomorrow - it’ll be a fun journey!

This position is in the Irvine, California corporate headquarters and has the opportunity for hybrid work with a few days remote per week.

Sr. Network Engineer
Join our team for an opportunity to be a key resource and take an active role in the overall design and implementation of network technologies within the global Ingram Micro network with over 250 connected locations in more than 50 countries, with 5 global datacenters, public cloud IaaS and 1000’s of network devices. As the Principal, Network Engineer, you will be part of a passionate team delivering world class service to the Enterprise Computing organization, regional IT and the Network Operations teams, and be viewed as a subject matter expert in the company for their area. With the objective of improving MTTR during critical incidents, the Principal, Network Engineer may be called upon to lead internal resources and external partners that support the day-to-day operations of the organization’s core networks (wired and wireless).  This will include providing oversight and guidance to protocol and configuration analysis and developing complex troubleshooting plans or approaches.

Your role:

  • Ensure highly available movement of data through the networks that comprise the enterprise network system
  • Design, develop and implement data networks which serve the business needs of the enterprise, its departments, and information systems
  • Provide highly skilled technical assistance in network planning, design and architecture
  • Develop technical standards, identify and evaluate new products, and provide resolution for network problems
  • Identify and diagnose complex problems and factors affecting network performance
  • Network support and troubleshooting for critical issues
  • Provide integrated team support of network hardware and software
  • Provide implementation and technology review with Network Infrastructure team
  • Study vendor products to determine those which best meet company needs and assists in presentation of information to management result in purchase and installation of hardware, software and modem equipment
  • May function in a lead capacity within the department and provide guidance and direction for less experienced network analysts and outsourced suppliers / partners
  • Evaluate new products/technologies to determine impact on existing system configurations
  • Prepare proposals, cost/benefit analyses, and feasibility studies
  • Evaluate and identify opportunities for network performance and functionality improvements
  • Hands-on and remote configuration of network devices including routers, switches, load balancers and firewalls.
  • Develop network design, documentation, and implementation plans for various network convergence projects
  • Direct work for the operations team to efficiently deliver services to our customers
  • Review and document network technology configurations, QoS configurations, and other advanced features
  • Develop and maintain configuration, performance and capacity management strategies for network infrastructure
  • Serve as a subject matter expert to help develop monitoring best practices using industry standard network monitoring technologies

What you bring to the role:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related Science and Math discipline, or equivalent combination of education and job-related experience.
  • Cisco certification in multiple disciplines - CCNP required, CCIE preferred
  • ITIL V3 Foundation Certification – preferred
  • 7+ Years’ experience in large enterprise network environments with 3 – 5 years in a network management role.
  • 5+ years of experience with Cisco networking technologies in both LAN and WAN environments
  • Strong communication (i.e., written and verbal) and collaboration skills
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Experience preparing formal technology evaluations and proposals
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Visio and Project.
  • OSI knowledge with emphasis on Layers 1-3 including deep packet analysis in a large and complex environment
  • Experience with LAN design including IP allocation and summarization, network segmentation, and VLAN definition and implementation
  • Industry routing protocols (EIGRP, BGP) including iWAN implementation and the use of overlay routing across different underlay transport technologies
  • Knowledge of advanced routing and traffic engineering and filtering practices using route maps, prefix lists and distribute lists
  • Working Voice over IP and IP Telephony knowledge
  • Expertise in many of the following protocols and technologies:
  • STP, RSTP, TCP/IP, IP, 802.1d, 802.1x, 802.1q, DS1/3, PIMv2, 802.11a/b/g/n, IPSec, 3Des, AES, PEAP, LEAP, SNMP, DNS, DHCP, NHRP/DMVPN
  • Knowledge of the major router and switching platforms: Cisco and FortiNet
  • Proven experience with physical media technologies and associated equipment
  • Experience with implementing and troubleshooting SDWAN
  • Knowledge in datacenter technologies including all Nexus family of switches and line cards; VDC, vPC, FEX, troubleshooting traffic flow within a vPC domain
  • Network security experience and edge protection, URL filtering using Cisco ASA\SourceFire and Fortigate UTM
  • Experience with datacenter grade firewalls which includes Cisco and Fortinet, configuring and troubleshooting B2B VPN and SSL VPN
  • Wireless data network experience, including voice and QoS across a wireless network
  • Operational experience in Internet Service Provider (ISP) services. (DHCP, DNS, FTP, TFTP, Exchange, etc.)
  • Experience with configuring and troubleshooting load balancers in a high availability environment. Experience with end-to-end QoS policy implementation across LAN and WAN, including troubleshooting que drops

This is not a complete listing of the job duties.  It’s a representation of the things you will be doing, and you may not perform all these duties. 

The typical base pay range for this role in Irvine, California is USD $98,000 - $132,300 - $166,600 per year.

The ranges above reflect the potential annual base pay across the U.S. for all roles; the applicable base pay range will depend on the candidate’s primary work location, pay grade, and variable compensation plan. Individual base pay within each range depends on various factors, in addition to primary work location, such as complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. Base pay ranges are reviewed and typically updated each year. Offers are made within the base pay range applicable at the time of hire. New hires starting base pay generally falls in the bottom half (between the minimum and midpoint) of a pay range.

At Ingram Micro certain roles are eligible for additional rewards, including merit increases, annual bonus or sales incentives and long-term incentives. These awards are allocated based on position level and individual performance. U.S.-based employees have access to healthcare benefits, paid time off, parental leave, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, and wellbeing benefits, among others.

Please be prepared to pass a drug test and a pre-employment (post offer) background check.

Ingram Micro believes there is no place in our society for social injustice, discrimination, or racism. As a company we do not – and will not – tolerate these actions.

Ingram Micro Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected category under applicable law. 


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