Data Networks Subject Matter Expert (SME)
Job Title: Data Networks Subject Matter Expert
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an innovative, dynamic company with a rich past and a promising future. Originally Hewlett-Packard Company, HPE has continuously reinvented itself. Today, HPE is one of the world's leading technology companies and provides wired and wireless networking, servers, storage, IT and Cloud services, and software solutions for the next generation of IT infrastructure.
The primary objective of this position is support production operations across Routing & Switching, Firewalls, Data Centers, Wireless and Security disciplines, and execute projects. In addition to executing on projects and production support, this role will provide technical mentoring and guidance to L2 / L1 Network support group throughout the organization.
Develop and support comprehensive network LAN, WAN, wireless and security solutions that meet requirements and integrate into the overall HP Enterprise network and security architecture.
Evaluate current network and security systems to propose and implement network system enhancements on Network Switches, Routers, Internet Firewall Services, VPN and other Network Management devices - Defines, designs and implements network and security solutions.
Create and maintain standard builds/templates and apply advanced network and security engineering and architecture knowledge on complex and diverse problems
Participate in IT network infrastructure project design, reviews and ensure network architecture goals and requirements and met and aligned with business objectives.
Work with global customers / service providers to design and implement large complex networks
Well versed in cloud architectures, software defined networking, data center switching technologies, and securing virtual environments (AWS, Azure, Google desired)
Assess vendor development/test strategies for various network domain phase 0 projects.
Perform network troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose common network problems.
Background in deploying both bare metal systems and virtual cloud services.
Proven experience evaluating emerging technologies and incorporating them into existing or new systems
Support and collaborate on the development, implementation and administration of processes and procedures to ensure the reliability, recoverability, and optimum performance of network infrastructure systems and solutions
Develop network and security documentation, including diagrams and work instructions, test plans, implementation plans, and project timelines for various projects.
Ability to work as an individual contributor, as a technical expert and as a participant in a team environment
Write functional requirements/specifications documents.
Proven ability to accomplish assigned tasks with little supervision
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Demonstrated confidence with the ability to present and have customer facing conversations
Establishes best practices through collaboration with IT Security and IT Infrastructure Operations
Collaborates with IT Security and Client Services toward compliance and auditing
Willingness and ability to travel domestically and/or internationally, if needed.
Ability to maintain and foster sensitivity and respect for a culturally diverse work environment.
Ability to manage and prioritize complex, changing workloads in a challenging technical environment
Ability to travel approximately 20%
Advanced knowledge of and experience with networking and network protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, routing, Palo Alto and Juniper firewalls, Inflobox, DNS, DDNS, DHCP, F5 LTM, SSH, VPNs), IP routing protocols including RIP, BGP, OSPF, IP Multicast, MPLS.
Thorough understanding of modern service providers, TCP/IP data networks using standards and technologies including but not limited to: Ethernet, OSPF, IGMP, STP, RSTP, 802.1q, 802.11n, and 802.11ac.
Experience with Policy Based Routing, Quality of Service, netflow, Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, virtual networks, NAT, ACL controls, Web Security/URL Filtering, IPSec, Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), Malware Prevention
IPv4 and IPv6 experience is must.
Knowledge, skills and experience with HP and Aruba routing, switching, and wireless hardware, software and protocols including Aruba Mobility Controllers, Aruba Instant Aps, Aruba Airwave, Aruba Central, Aruba Activate, Security, Aruba ClearPass
Experience with SDN, SD-WAN products and services, Working knowledge of structured cabling systems and network facilities.
Experience in firewall design and in network security including: Device Hardening, IDS/IPS, SIEM, Firewalls, and IPSec, vulnerability assessment and intrusion detection.
Strong WAN experience managing global network infrastructure
Education and Experience requirements
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is EEO F/M/Protected Veteran/ Individual with Disabilities.
HPE will comply with all applicable laws related to the use of arrest and conviction records, including the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and similar laws and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories.
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