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Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Network architecture and design
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My most relevant network engineering experience comes from which of the following industries:
Senior Network Engineer
GA - Atlanta or TX - Dallas


Opportunity Snapshot
Top reasons to consider aligning your career with Digital Realty
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Build a progressive career at one of the world's largest data center solution providers

If you combine strong technical skills, earned through experience in data center, Telecomm, PoPs, Central Office, carrier hotels, or similar environments, with the ability to own issues and drive them to resolution, the role of Senior Network Engineer with Digital Realty offers you some compelling opportunities. You will:
  • Expand your experience in a two-fold, global role contributing to both networking solutions and DevOps infrastructure -- as long as you are strong in one, we'll help you fill any gaps on the other.
  • Join at a great time. You'll be part of a small, specialized team configuring and deploying new network elements across the globe and implementing DevOps tools and best practices.
  • Assume ownership of your individual responsibilities with a good deal of autonomy while also heavily collaborating with other sharp and easy-going professionals on and off the team. This role enjoys visibility and a high level of cross-functional interaction
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance in our growing organization.
  • Enjoy the convenience and flexibility of working from home, even after the COVID pandemic has passed.
The ideal candidate will be located near our data centers in Atlanta or Dallas, but we will consider outstanding candidates near any Digital Realty data center.

Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives. We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create a unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.
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Join an Industry Leader & Enjoy Interesting Global Projects as a Key Member of a Small, Impact Team

The Requirements
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To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. In addition, to be a good fit for the Senior Network Engineer opportunity, you will have:
  • 10+ years of network architecture and design experience.  Quick question for you - click here
  • Experience including field-based work in data center, Telecomm, PoPs, carrier hotels, Central Office similar environments.
  • Experience with hands-on rack and stack, installation, commissioning and maintenance of routers and other network equipment, plus creating rack elevations and other planned/install/as-built documentation for service providers or large enterprise networks.
  • Broad understanding of IP networks, layer 2/3 technologies, the operation of IP networks, plus familiarity with test equipment such as OTDR, OSA, BERT and/or other network analysis tools.
  • The ability to understand high-level network design and impacts across the infrastructure relating to underlying hardware and software selection.
  • The ability to perform (advanced level) configuration, testing, and troubleshooting of routed IP network infrastructure.
  • Experience with Layer3 networking protocols including BGP, OSPF, MPLS, VRRP.
  • Expertise with STP, trunking (802.1q), link aggregation (802.3ad), including how to properly implement these technologies.
  • Expertise with the implementation of network security (ACLs, control plane protection), with the ability to devise and enforce network security policy.
  • Industry experience working with global carriers, RIRs and IRRs.
  • Experience with BASH and other scripting languages (PHP, Python or Perl) and/or Ansible automation tools is desired
  • DevOps skills and knowledge of best practices preferred.
  • Linux system administration. Experience with BIND, MySQL, Apache, and/or KVM a plus.
  • Ability to travel approximately 15% for conferences, team building and to visit other sites.
  • A bachelor's degree in a technical discipline or equivalent practical experience.  Quick question for you - click here
In addition, you will need the following competencies and characteristics:
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.
  • Patience in working in a small team that wears many hats and the flexibility to adapt to an evolving global strategy.
  • The ability to work well independently and under pressure.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to flex your schedule to work with global teams and manage on-call responsibilities.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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Role Overview
Reporting to the Senior Director of Network Engineering, and working closely with the IP Product Engineer, as Senior Network Engineer, you will be part of the Network Engineering team responsible for building and operating the Digital Realty (DLR) network reliably and to scale. The team configures and installs network gear for our growing infrastructure including running cables, hardware setup and decommissioning old gear in support of our growth. The team must must maintain an aptitude for accuracy and conduct site surveys and audits to verify that each network site has been built to the right specifications. Beyond the day-to-day responsibilities, they also develop creative approaches to keep operational costs low and improve the efficiency of our growing infrastructure.  Quick question for you - click here

Role Details
As Senior Network Engineer, you will be on the front lines of our efforts to deploy, design and maintain the DLR network. You will work with network architects, capacity management, project managers, and engineers to gather network requirements, deploy DLR private network, create and manage our network implementation/integration plans, and create physical and logical network designs. You will use your experience in networking, data centers, and colocation to establish and improve best practices and procedures. The objective is to build the world’s most reliable, cost-effective, and scalable network to support DLR customers. More specifically, you will:
  • Rack and stack, install, commission and test routers, transport (DWDM) equipment, and other network devices in new and existing network nodes across our network.
  • Own network documentation, updating and maintaining network drawings and plans and work with vendors/manufacturers to evaluate new hardware/software and create deployment standards.
  • Generate implementation plans and provide technical leadership and guidance during deployment activities.
  • Work closely with project management, network engineering and rest of the engineering team to identify in advance potential problems in network installations, including in the areas of facility power (AC/DC), cooling, security/access, rack layout and cable management.
  • Work with vendors/manufacturers to evaluate new hardware/software and create deployment standards.
  • Activate and test circuits on routers, switching gear, WDM gear, and other network equipment in new network nodes around the US.
  • Perform site survey, documentation, engineering and deployment for network expansions and new site deployment.
  • Creation of BOM’s, and Engineering packages for new site builds.
  • Provide project management to technical team to coordinate complicated network platform and service deployments.
  • Identify new technologies and alternative networking systems to enhance customer experience
  • Identify operational issues and implement design alterations to address these issues
  • Understand technical issues and the implications to the business, and be able to communicate them with other operation departments within the business
  • Generate and update documentation on operational procedures, network topology, and customer database
  • Maintain a broad knowledge of current and emerging state-of-the-art computer/network systems technologies, architectures, and products
  • Manage workflow closely with a variety of different level support organization in the process of providing network support
This description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Pictured: From Singapore to San Francisco to Dublin, Digital Realty provides virtual and physical data center connectivity to our customers and their partners, providers and facilities. You will help ensure robust connectivity that adds security and performance to mission-critical applications.
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Why Join Us
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Professional development
While you'll come in with senior-level expertise, you'll continue to develop your skills. This position will provide you with exposure to a variety of technologies and projects. In addition, you'll work with a talented team and we are committed to providing cross-training opportunities whenever possible.

Growth without limits
We're growing fast and growing smart, including acquiring businesses that complement and strengthen our core offerings. We're already one of the largest players in our space, and ongoing growth will create opportunities for strong performers.

Entrepreneurial culture
We value collaboration and encourage innovation, and the organization is committed to providing employees the tools they need to excel and develop professionally.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive salary and discretionary bonus potential, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes all you would expect plus some pleasant surprises, like multiple flexible spending plans, a generous company match on the 401(k) plan, and more.
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Road to Success
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Your technical skills will be essential, of course, but there are other characteristics that will be important. You should have the self-motivation to take ownership of your responsibilities and remain nimble in your approach to global demands. You'll also need to be able to work effectively independently and in pressure situations on one hand and collaboratively as a strong team member on the other. Our team's success depends on our ability to work effectively together, so fitting our pace and culture will be key. In addition, in order to be an outstanding Senior Network Engineer, you will:
  • Pay close attention to details while also grasping the big picture
  • Combine analytical thinking with creativity in solving problems
  • Maintain open lines of communication with various teams and stakeholders
  • Keep a constant eye out for ways to improve processes
  • Ensure a diligent approach to accurate documentation
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Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at sgaskill@engage2excel.com.