Network Engineer
REI - Kent, WA

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The Network Engineer role contributes to REI’

s success by installing, configuring, maintaining and providing primary support for hardware and software on wide area network (WAN) and telecommunications systems, ensuring that delivered systems provide value to customers in terms of quality, usability, and timeliness.
•Installs, configures, tests, and implements new telecommunications or network hardware and updates to network software. Develops and maintains system solutions that maximize information delivery, performance, and availability, following departmental policies and standards.
•Serves as an information resource and internal consultant for the acquisition, installation and support of new systems, appliances or hardware.
•Plans and implements network projects, communicating with and coordinating among vendors, end users and Information Services staff. Works with project team or Information Services group to develop network or telecommunications requirements for projects or changes.
•Prepares documentation for the portion of work assigned.
•Coordinates with Information Services staff for quality assurance testing and scheduling of move to production level.
•Monitors network performance using available software tools; monitors hardware for maximum operating efficiency. Provides technical assistance, troubleshooting and problem resolution for a variety of moderately complex problems for assigned systems.
•Oversees vendors who perform contracted work.
•May act as a mentor for team members.
At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the "100 Best Places to Work" list since the award's inception – 16 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.
With 127 stores in 31 states, REI offers unique benefits to its more than 11,000 employees, including an excellent total compensation package, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals, healthcare coverage for full- and part-time employees, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoption assistance and paid sabbaticals after 15 years of service.
•Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field, or equivalent training and experience.
•2+ years engineering experience or equivalent industry knowledge.
•Experience with Cisco routers, switches, ASA firewalls, IPS, Checkpoint Firewalls, F5 load balancing, and VPN appliances.
•Experience with Network Protocols and Technologies - MPLS, TCP/IP, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP, BGP, HSRP, SNMP, ISDN, DSL, T1, Multiplexed T1, E1, DS3, SONET, frame relay, VPN, Wireless LAN, VLANs, and Ethernet.
•Experience with monitoring/tools - SevOne, NetQoS, and Alterpoint.
•Ability to participate in on-call rotation for 24x7 service requirement.
•Ability in all phases of technical writing for information or infrastructure systems.
•Knowledge of a broad range of related technical categories or in multiple disciplines within a specific technical category.
•Knowledge of network systems design, implementation and support.
•Actively participates and collaborates with others on one's own team and across REI for the achievement of business goals.
•Flexible in one's viewpoints and positions in order to support the direction taken by others at REI.
•Uses business knowledge, innovative thinking, and sound judgment in the solution of problems or the pursuit of business opportunities.
•Consolidates information from various sources including feedback from others to reach sound decisions.
•Considers the ultimate impact of decisions and actions on internal and external customers.
•Works smart by setting effective work goals, establishing priorities, and planning well in order to produce quality work.
•Executes effectively by using resources efficiently, meeting deadlines, and keeping others informed of work plans and progress toward goals.
•Clearly conveys and accurately receives information by a variety of methods and in various situations.
•Acts upon opportunities and involves and influences others in the accomplishment of worthwhile organizational goals.
•Challenges the status quo, champions change and influences others to change.

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