Principal Network Engineer

Department Summary
DISH is a Fortune 200 company that continues to redefine the communications industry. Our legacy is innovation and a willingness to challenge the status quo, including reinventing ourselves. We disrupted the pay-TV industry in the mid-90s with the launch of the DISH satellite TV service, taking on some of the largest U.S. corporations in the process, and grew to be the fourth-largest pay-TV provider. We are doing it again with the first live, internet-delivered TV service – Sling TV – that bucks traditional pay-TV norms and gives consumers a truly new way to access and watch television.
Now we have our sights set on upending the wireless industry and unseating the entrenched incumbent carriers.
We are driven by curiosity, pride, adventure, and a desire to win – it’s in our DNA. We’re looking for people with boundless energy, intelligence, and an overwhelming need to achieve, to join our team as we embark on the next chapter of our story.
Opportunity is here. We are DISH.
Job Duties and Responsibilities

This position will provide top tier engineering and troubleshooting for the DISH corporate data network devices and services. Must be a detail oriented and highly organized individual. Best practice network engineering and strategic vision in the design, planning and implementation of technical products and network services. Strong Cisco background necessary including experience with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area, and CCNA certification (Route-Switch) or 5-10 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Network Engineering (cross-section of relevant skills):

  • Practical experience related to LAN, WAN, WLAN, VLAN, DMVPN, VPN, SD-WAN and high-availability/multipath/redundant routers, switches and firewalls in large data center environment
  • Support network protocols such as: BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, HSRP, VLAN, TCP/IP, MPLS, STP, IPv4, subnetting, routing
  • Familiarity with these technologies is a plus: Cisco ASA, Palo Alto firewalls (physical and virtual), Cisco ISE, networking for F5 LTM/GTM, and networking for IPS/IDS
  • General technical knowledge of Cisco networking technologies and platforms to include Nexus, ASR, ISR, Catalyst
    High level of experience with Cisco’s ACI data center platform running in network mode.
  • Experience with network configuration automation (Scripting with Pearl/Python/Bash), and DNA Center a plus
  • Experience with AWS infrastructure a plus

Project Implementation:

  • Provide advanced technical leadership for complex project work
  • Supply advanced technical direction and leadership to the junior members of the data networking team
  • Work with various teams to gather requirements, create specifications, and design solution for network projects
  • Provide hands-on implementation and ongoing care and maintenance for network projects
  • Develop implementations in lab environment to prove out design specifications according to a test and validation plan
  • Maintaining daily operational responsibility for reliability of the DISH enterprise network
  • Monitors ongoing availability of network services and processes via tools such as Solarwinds Orion and Cisco Prime Infrastructure applications

Network Operations:

  • Follow necessary processes to ensure enterprise network systems and services meet an operational uptime of 99.95%
  • Conducts advanced enterprise-level performance tuning as well as network performance audits on a regular basis
  • Maintaining daily operational responsibility for reliability of the DISH corporate network
  • Manages enterprise network systems and services to an operational uptime of 99.95%
  • Responsible for design and implementation of data network services and performs network testing and evaluation testing on a regular basis
  • Conducts advanced enterprise-level performance tuning as well as network performance audits on a regular basis
  • Monitors ongoing availability of network services and processes.
  • Extensive knowledge on Cisco routers and switches (Cisco IOS, IOS-XE, NX-OS)
  • Validate that customer network configurations are functioning per designs by validating log flows, event threshold settings, and alarm notification settings
Skills, Experience and Requirements

Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in Computer/Network Engineering or related field; 5-10 years as a data network specialist in a medium to large enterprise network; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of network monitoring and performance tools such as SolarWinds Orion NPM, Cisco Prime Infrastructure, Wireshark, etc.
  • Experience with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
  • Strategic thinker, strong interest and aptitude in collaborative big picture, enterprise-wide network infrastructure roadmaps.
  • A commitment to improving processes and to customer satisfaction.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Results oriented team player who will work towards meeting team commitments
  • and ability to work within a cross-functional team.

Additional Information

DISH Network offers the following benefits:

  • Medical, Health Savings Account, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) and employee stock purchase plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employee referral program
  • Training opportunities
  • FREE satellite TV system and programming
  • Opportunity for a level of responsibility that could take years to reach in other companies
Salary Range
Compensation: $115,500.00/Year - $165,000.00/Year
Compensation and Benefits

We also offer versatile health perks, including flexible spending accounts, HSA, a 401(k) Plan with company match, ESPP, career opportunities, and a flexible time away plan; all benefits can be viewed here: DISH Benefits.   
The base pay range shown is a guideline. Individual total compensation will vary based on factors such as qualifications, skill level, and competencies; compensation is based on the role's location and is subject to change based on work location. Candidates need to successfully complete a pre-employment screen, which may include a drug test and DMV check.

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