Sr. Network Systems Engineer
Umpqua Bank - Vancouver, WA

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The Network Engineer is responsible for the design, implementation and support of network infrastructure. The candidate will work in a team environment on troubleshooting WAN and LAN problems as well as managing design and implementation projects.


  • Evaluates networking technologies, software, systems, and services to develop technical solutions, keeps abreast of vendor products and services commercially available in the marketplace
  • Responsible for developing and generating conceptual, logical, and physical network architectures, resulting documents and drawings, testing analyses, test plans, and risk assessments to ensure sound architecture for the Bank
  • Evaluates cost analysis and vendor comparisons for large scale projects to ensure cost-effective and efficient operations, and measures feasibility of various approaches. Ensures adherence to model created and overall budgetary guidelines
  • Serve as technical lead for the network "build/project" team and senior network consultant for the network "run/operations" team
  • Ensure design plans transition through projects to build out and transition to the "run/operations" teams
  • Partner with the Problem Management team in evaluation of network or telecom related problems in an ongoing review of the environment to ensure reliability and availability of the network
  • Provides tier 3 troubleshooting support with the most complex data or voice network and hardware problems; researches and analyzes significant, complex network problems that require evaluation of intangibles, such as downstream effects on client satisfaction; assesses and evaluates current and future systems
  • Team with appropriate business partners to obtain requirements and communicate project progress
  • Communicate to all levels of the organization on project status
  • Teach and mentor others to develop their technical expertise

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information systems, or related field preferred
  • At least 9 years of experience in network technology related positions within information technology, including network architecture and network operations
  • Must have Cisco network design experience as well as experience with Cisco VoIP and Unified Communications
  • Must have hands on working knowledge of a wide range of network technologies in a variety of environments such as LAN, Data Center, WAN, Enterprise voice using IPT & VoIP technologies, Unified Communications, Transport services, and Mobility.
  • Knowledge and expertise across multiple vendors (ie. switches, routers, load balancers, firewalls, DNS).
  • At least 3 years of experience architecting WAN, LAN, WLAN, and related networking technologies
  • At least 3 years of experience successfully translating business requirements into technical solutions
  • At least 3 years of experience with additional infrastructure technologies (client, security, storage, server, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead technical teams.
Certifications: CCNA, CCNP, or equivalent knowledge

Requires a Bachelors degree in computer science or equivalent and previous experience as a Network Systems Engineer.

Ability to demonstrate compliance with all bank regulations for assigned job function and apply to designated job responsibilities – knowledge may be gained through coursework and on-the-job training. Must be able to keep up to date on regulation changes. Follows all Bank policies and procedures, compliance regulations, and completes all required annual required or job-specific training.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and may perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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