Senior Network Engineer

  • Competitive
  • Rancho Cordova, CA, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Franklin Templeton Investments
  • 20 Oct 17 2017-10-20

Senior Network Engineer

Franklin Templeton Investments is a leading global investment management organization due to the efforts of our greatest assets - our employees. We have over 9,000 employees working in 60 offices around the world, servicing investment solutions for our clients in more than 150 countries. We believe in our corporate values of putting clients first, building relationships, achieving quality results, and working with integrity. Our people are dedicated to delivering strong results and exceptional service to clients, team members and business partners.

For more than 65 years, our success has been a direct result of the talent, skills and persistence of our people. We're currently looking for qualified candidates to join our team.

Senior Network Engineer

The Senior Engineer is responsible for analysis, presentation, acquisition, installation, configuration, implementation, and modification of IT infrastructure solutions for major business and IT projects and requests. This role provides escalated, Tier 3 support of production infrastructure for business and infrastructure services, performs performance trend analysis for planning of infrastructure capacity and improvements, applies advanced subject matter knowledge to complex business issues and is regarded as a subject matter expert. This role frequently contributes to the development of new ideas and methods and works on complex problems/projects where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of multiple factors and exercises independent judgment within broadly defined policies and practices to determine the best method for accomplishing work and achieving objectives. The Senior Engineer leads and/or provides expertise to functional project teams and may participate in cross-functional initiatives, provide mentoring and guidance to junior employees, acts as an expert providing direction and guidance for process improvements and establishing policies, and may be called upon to represent the organization for customers/clients of Franklin Templeton Technologies. Collaborates with other Engineers, Operations, Applications Development, Business customers and vendors to design and implement solutions
The Senior Engineer researches, modifies existing, and deploys new solutions to meet changing business needs. This role applies a wide range of experience in their domain as a Technical Lead.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the development and deployment of communication (voice/data/video) solutions; including integration testing.
  • Develop turn-over documentation for handing off to Operations teams.
  • Design, deploy, maintain, and improve wired, wireless, and cloud networks.
  • Manage the infrastructure in accordance with established operational practices.
  • Develop configuration management capabilities and documentation practices.
  • Develop and maintain configuration standards.
  • The ability to manage multiple high-priority, high-pressure projects
  • Act as point of escalation for network related support cases.
  • Implement fault-tolerance across all critical networked environments.
  • Integrate Franklin networks with Public Cloud providers (e.g., AWS/Azure) using transit VPC, IPSec and other Secure Cloud Interconnects.

Ideal candidates will have:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology or related field, plus 8+ years of related experience
  • Expert knowledge of Cisco IOS/NxOS and other network operating systems
  • Requires Network technical area certifications, preferably CISCO.
  • Expert level experience with LAN/WAN architecture and implementation for large enterprise networks.
  • Extensive experience in creating and delivering detailed technical presentations to Senior/Executive level Management
  • Expert knowledge of Layer 2 and Layer 3 advanced protocols
Highly Desirable:
  • CCNP / CCIE certification
  • Experience with Riverbed Steelhead Wan Optimization appliances.
  • Extensive Experience with SIP and other Voice over IP technologies
  • Extensive knowledge of Software Defined Technologies
  • Experience working with A10 Load Balancers, Cisco products (Wireless, Routing Switching)
  • Working knowledge of monitoring tools such as MRTG, Cricket, Nagios, Grafana, Zabbix and SNMP protocol
  • Experience with shell scripting and automation tools
In addition to the dynamic and professional environment at Franklin Templeton, we strive to ensure that our employees have access to a competitive and valuable set of Total Rewards-the mix of both monetary and non-monetary rewards provided to you in recognition for your time, talents, efforts, and results.

Highlights of our benefits include:

* Three weeks paid time off the first year
* Medical, dental and vision insurance
* 401(k) Retirement Plan with 75% company match, up to the IRS limits
* Employee Stock Investment Program
* Tuition Assistance Program
* Purchase of company funds with no sales charge
* Onsite fitness center and recreation center
* Onsite cafeteria

Franklin Templeton Investments is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite you to visit us at to learn more about our company and our career opportunities.