Network Services Engineer

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Job Description

Be innovative. Do something that matters.

Understanding the ins and outs of the ever-changing technological landscape isn't what makes you exceptional - your ability to transform concepts into solutions is what sets you apart. Luckily, that's what we value the most about you.

Allstate is a company that is transforming - and we need tech-savvy leaders who can help drive decisions. Are you up to the challenge?

Responsibilities

Allstate Network Services Engineers are responsible for the design and operation of critical network services for the enterprise. The engineers covering diverse group of technologies, including application delivery networking, core network services (DDI), and network management and tools, to create solutions that ensure the reliable operation of Allstate's business services

The following describe the specific areas of accountability:

  • Develop, plan, and implement complex changes to the platform or applications supported by the platform
  • Automate or orchestrate network technologies to improve consistency of delivered service and speed to market
  • Recognize and recommend improvements to existing system design and operations to enhance the overall delivery of the services
  • Communicate technical concepts clearly with the extended team to aid in the planning of solutions and gain adoption of services
  • Resolve highly complex or critical incidents involving multiple enterprise services and components
  • Collaborate with operations teams to address availability concerns and create proactive monitoring for incident avoidance


Job Qualifications

The specific skills and competencies required for the position include at least one of the listed focus areas and the shared qualifications:

Focus Areas
  • Application Delivery and Load Balancing
    • Familiarity with application deployment topologies and flows
    • Strong understanding of common applications protocols, including HTTP and LDAP
    • Understanding of both in-path and DNS-based high availability and load distribution topologies
  • Core Network Services
    • Strong knowledge of general DNS principles and operations
    • Experience with zone and record administration in Infoblox or similar IPAM system
  • Network Management and Tools
    • Experience in the administration and engineering of FCAPS network management systems
    • Knowledgeable about administrative interaction and behavior of network platforms
    • Strong understanding of network operations approaches and procedures

Shared Qualifications
  • Uses scripting languages, including Python and PERL, in a system administration capacity
  • Experienced with REST APIs for system configuration and analysis
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field (additional work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement)
  • 3+ years of experience in an enterprise IT environment in a technical operations, engineering, or consulting capacity


Preferred Skills and Qualifications
  • F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator or Technology Specialist certification
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate or Professional certification
  • Knowledge of enterprise data center solutions and technologies
  • Familiarity with cloud principles and solutions, including AWS and Azure
  • Experience with Akamai CDN deployments and administration
  • System administration experience (LINUX/Windows)


Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary - but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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