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Network Engineer - Application Performance Management

Location: East Orange
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

As part of National Grid s continued commitment to safety, all new hires must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or medical reason can request a reasonable accommodation.

About us

National Grid is hiring a Network Engineer - Application Performance Management for our IT/Digital group in Waltham, MA.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

National Grid is seeking a strong network engineer candidate to assist with application migration efforts into new Data Centers and Microsoft Azure along with providing expertise into gathering network requirements specific to new application deployments. You will provide network design guidance in support of application deployment projects. The network engineer will monitor and analyze WAN and LAN networks to ensure network capacity and overall health meet requirements.

This role is responsible for infrastructure lifecycle management determining current and future enterprise networking needs are delivered according to the approved architecture. The Network Engineer will take ownership and be on point specific to Network (WAN, LAN) in support of new and existing application initiatives. The person in this role will ensure adherence to defined network engineering processes and influences platform strategic direction in coordination with business user needs and direction. The ideal candidate must facilitate cost effective service management, allowing for rapid deployment, lowering the risk and cost of change, enabling rapid fault isolation, appropriate volume and regression testing, dynamic configuration provisioning with proactive monitoring.

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform network engineering analyses to predict and define problems, define/design actionable corrective measures, and understand operational implication
  • Serve as an expert in network architecture, network simulation testing, and/or networking and application performance
  • Serve as lead network engineering resource with ongoing capacity planning efforts partnering with Network Operations
  • Strong network engineering skills including experience with WAN and LAN, cloud technologies, data center networks, network and security systems and protocols
  • Ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences, drive IT projects forward in large organizations, and translate technical features into tangible customer business benefits
  • Self-motivated and capable of high performance under minimal supervision as well as e xcellent business writing and presentation skills
  • Engages with technical design and project managers, to ensure understanding of service acceptance criteria and agree processes for testing those criteria are met
  • Examines evidence and evaluates the quality of project outputs against the agreed acceptance criteria, to ensure correct products are produced, on schedule and fit for purpose
  • Develops own ideas, or the ideas of others, making all the necessary observations and tests and carrying them through to a full practical demonstration, wherever viable and feasible. Where necessary, designs data collection tools and techniques for both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Identifies and responds to the key business drivers and those areas of business need which are not adequately supported by current and planned IT, within the strategic planning time frame. Develops the strategic response to the business requirement and produces business cases for recommended new applications of information and communications technologies
  • Conducts post implementation reviews of information and communications technology applications and products introduced in pursuit of the strategy, to assess the extent to which expected business benefits were realized
    Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

    • Experience designing and implementing network infrastructure solutions applying standard engineering and technology delivery within solution designs
    • Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
    • Cisco CCNP/CCIE Routing and Switching certification is desirable
    • Has thorough knowledge of network infrastructure and understanding of software defined networking applied to WAN provisioning and management
    • Familiar using tools for Network Performance Monitoring and End to End Service supporting WAN and SD-WAN
    • Strong understanding of network design, protocols, components, and operations; multi-tier application architectures
    • Experience with network performance testing, protocol analyzers, Wireshark, NetFlow and/or packet analysis
    • Experience in professional services, technical consulting, or network engineering/operations preferred
    • The role is technical in nature. The candidate must be well versed in networking technologies such as Cisco, software defined networking, network routing, WAN and Cloud network security and segmentation based on roles and policies, WAN management, automation and monitoring tools and QoS
    • Excellent presentation and communication skills with a high degree of comfort with technical and business audiences
    • Experience working with stakeholders to identify relevant requirements and understand how those requirements fit into the broader enterprise context for the application/platform
      More Information


      $139,000 - $196,000 a year

      This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

      National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

Keywords: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER), East Orange , Network Engineer - Application Performance Management, Executive , East Orange, New Jersey

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