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Sr. Cloud Network Engineer

Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: Ipswich, MA, US, 01938

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

EIS is searching for a Senior Cloud Network Engineer to work with our Application Platform Architecture, Infrastructure Engineering, Operations, and Security teams to enhance network tooling visibility, improve speed and accuracy of network changes, and drive innovation to improve productivity. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has a strong understanding of how to implement networking best practices within a public cloud (AWS) environment.  This EIS Cloud Network Engineer will help facilitate the transformation of all on-premise customer-facing services and web application development environments to our AWS public cloud offerings.  The ideal candidate possesses a strong set of skills and experience in public (AWS) cloud-based network engineering roles.  A strong DevSecOps mindset is required (automation of routine tasks is our ultimate goal).

Reporting to the Director, Infrastructure and Data Center (IDC), this senior cloud network engineering role will perform the following tasks. Develop and maintain tools to enhance network visibility and automation for on-premise and cloud (AWS).  Aid in migrating production workloads from on-premise to the cloud (AWS).  Research, recommend, implement and administer networking operations.   Serve as architect and consultant regarding all network components, functions, and implementations.  Troubleshoot and mitigate adverse impact due to network related issues.  Be available on a rotating basis to respond to incidents.  Recommend and develop appropriate networking constructs for AWS Public cloud network platform. Configure and maintain cloud network tooling at enterprise scale as part of a global team. The work is both independent and collaborative in nature with opportunities to learn and deploy the latest technologies. This is a tremendous opportunity to contribute to complex and exciting aspects of optimizing our Public Cloud Architecture for the future.  Experience with AWS is required, but the right candidate will also have an opportunity to learn and grow using the latest cloud technologies.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Architect/engineer high availability and automated failover architectures
  • Network design / optimization, Load Balancing, Traffic Shaping, and DNS optimization
  • Work with Software Engineering, Reliability Engineering, and Security Operations teams to optimize system specifications and support the production applications and infrastructure.
  • Create and maintain Infrastructure as Code (IAC) using industry standard platforms.
  • Engage in capacity planning and demand forecasting
  • Incident Support and on-call rotation to support application availability


Role Based Competencies:

  • Expert knowledge in designing and deploying dynamically scalable, fault-tolerant on-premise, hybrid and cloud-based networks, that are highly available and highly reliable, in support of a migration effort for existing applications.
  • Knowledge of Linux container operations and service mesh constructs (Kubernetes/Istio)
  • Expertise in working and architecting in Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Ability to design network solutions on AWS across Availability Zones and Regions
  • Expertise in network infrastructure and concepts (VPNs, routing protocols, TCP/IP, IPv4 and v6, VXLAN, OSI layers, etc.
  • Experience with selection, design, implementation, and support of enterprise network systems and diagnostic tools


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in technical or business discipline or equivalent experience;
  • A solid understanding of AWS Public Cloud and Hybrid Cloud networking environments
  • 4-7 years of related experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect/Sysops/Devops – Associate/Professional (certification · Previous Cloud Experience with Amazon Web Services.
  • AWS-specific skills (Networking: Route53, Direct Connect, etc.) and (Security: WAF, Config, CloudWatch, etc.)
  • CCNP or higher Cisco certification strongly preferred
  • Experience with automated configuration and deployment; Chef, Puppet, Terraform, or other Infrastructure as Code (IAC) frameworks.
  • Experience working in an Agile, Scrum and DevOps work environments


  • Team player with strong delivery mindset, excellent consultative communication and negotiation skills, proven ability to work effectively with internal/external clients, vendors and consultants.
  • Ability to communicate equally effectively to Engineers, Product Managers, Sales, Customer Satisfaction, and Executives supported by metrics and analysis.

EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.


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