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Network Engineer

Position Title: Network Engineer
Location: Atlanta

Position Title: Network Engineer

Location: Open to hiring in Atlanta, GA or Dallas, TX (Hybrid)


Your role

The Network Engineer is responsible for the architecture, planning, deployment, operations and support of Digital Realty Networks. The network environment consists of both internal company networks and external customer serving network centric products.

The Network Engineer will provide experienced and comprehensive advanced technical expertise for a Data & Transport network and will serve as part of the team to develop and maintain the growing infrastructure.

An ideal candidate will have strong technical skills; able to own issues and drive them to resolution. The candidate must be able to work independently and in pressure situations. Candidate must be process oriented.


What you’ll do

  • Install, configure, and maintain networking equipment, software and services to support the customer-serving network-centric products and the enterprise WAN & LAN environments.
  • Activate and test circuits on routing and switching gear.
  • Serve as Tier 3 Support to the technical operations group. Participate in 7 x 24 on-call support rotation to provide escalation support for network problems.
  • Manage, deploy, and maintain Network Monitoring Systems and Change Management Systems.
  • Support backend Linux systems.
  • Perform site survey, documentation, engineering and deployment for network expansions and new PoP 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
  • Perform detailed, post event analysis of unusual events, and direct needed procedure or process changes in response
  • 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


What you’ll need

  • 6+ years of network operations and engineering experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Experience with architectural design experience in an enterprise and data center environment.
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to understand high-level network design and impacts across the infrastructure relating to underlying hardware and software selection
  • Ability to work independently on complex and unique enterprise engineering projects
  • Expertise with Layer3 networking including BGP and OSPF.
  • Expertise with STP, Trunking (802.1q), Link-Aggregation (802.3ad) and how to properly implement these technologies.
  • Expertise with implementation of network security (ACLs, Control Plane Protection) - Ability to devise and enforce network security policy while balancing the needs of a diverse and dynamic business.
  • Ability to perform (advanced level) configuration, testing, and troubleshooting of routed IP network infrastructure.
  • After hours support, occasional travel to data centers throughout the globe, and participation in an on-call support rotation
  • Experience with major hardware vendors and platforms, including Cisco, Juniper, and Arista
  • Experience with network protocol analyzers such as tcpdump or Wireshark
  • Security-Focused
  • Strong communication skills
  • Patience working in a small team that wears many hats and adapting to an evolving global strategy.
  • BASH and other scripting languages (PHP, Python or Perl) desired
  • Experience with Linux system administration including BIND, Apache, MySQL highly desired.
  • Technical certifications (i.e. CCNP, JNCIP or higher) desired


A bit about us

Digital Realty supports the world's leading enterprises and service providers by delivering the full spectrum of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions. PlatformDIGITAL®, our global data center platform, gives customers a reliable foundation for scaling their digital business and efficiently managing data gravity challenges. The size and scale of our business puts us in a unique position to offer customers access to 300+ facilities in 50 metros across 26 countries and 6 continents.


A bit about our Operations team

Our Operations team keeps our customers’ infrastructure running safely and securely. We get plenty of opportunities to take on a variety of tasks and develop our technical skills. From overseeing electrical power to cooling and fire suppression systems, our team plays a vital role in making sure everything in our data centers operates as it should.


What we can offer you

Our rapidly evolving business sector offers the opportunity to be part of a courageous and passionate team who work together to understand and meet the changing needs of our global customers.

Join us and you’ll be part of a supportive and inclusive environment where you can bring your whole self to work. As part of our team, you’ll get to work with people from different business areas, challenge the way we do things and put your ideas into action. We’ll also give you plenty of development opportunities so you can build a rewarding and successful career with us.

This is an exciting time to join our business so apply now and make your mark on our future.


Our Compensation Philosophy

Digital Realty offers its employees a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions. Central to our compensation philosophy is rewarding our employees for achieving the values and objectives aligned to the company's overall goals and values.

Our published pay ranges reflect the minimum and maximum target for new hire pay for the full-time position determined by role, level, and geographical location. Individual pay is based on additional factors including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, and relevant education and/or training. Moreover, an employee’s total compensation package varies by role and may include salary, cash bonus or commissions, and equity awards not quantified below.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or Company policy.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

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