Principal Network Engineer - PDS: Pairing Exceptional Talent With Exceptional Companies

Job Code: #14646
Title: Principal Network Engineer
Job Location: Tempe, Arizona

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Job Description:

Principal Network Engineer

 Our client has an immediate opening for a Principal Network Engineer in the Tempe, AZ area.

Principal Network Engineer Job Description:

Principal  Network Engineer

We are looking for a motivated, talented and dedicated Network Engineer that enjoys working in a highly dynamic environment. Work side by side with some of the most talented Network technologists in the industry where the focus is simplifying and supporting a network that’s built for scale. The Principle Network Engineer is our most experienced level on the network team. If you like to learn, teach and elevate others, this is the perfect environment for you. 

Essential Responsibilities

As part of the IT Operations team, the Infrastructure Engineer is responsible for supporting a multi-vendor network infrastructure analyzing, designing, configuring and optimizing our global network. The successful candidate will provide direction, leadership, and recommendations to secure and optimize network traffic. The candidate will provide Tier 3 support and maintenance to our Cisco infrastructure, routers and switches such as the Cisco Nexus and Catalyst platforms, Cisco ASR 7200/3800 routers, Cisco UCS, Cisco Multilayer Director, Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance, and Cisco 6500 switches amongst others. 



Minimum of CCNP certification CCIE preferred, Security certifications a plus
6+ years of senior level networking operational experience providing day-to-day operational monitoring and technical support for the network infrastructure
Experience managing high availability architecture
Demonstrated the ability to ensure the infrastructure is maintained at the appropriate patch and software levels using change management as defined in the ITIL framework
Has managed, led and executed projects that integrate new technology that scales allowing the environment to meet the growing performance, security, and functionality demands. 
Provides cross training to team members to strengthen the broader team.
Experience in work load balancing – A10, 
Highly skilled in Firewall management best practices – Palo Alto, 
WAN Optimization leveraging Riverbed – Steelhead 
Network Monitoring using Solarwinds
Protocols such as HSRP / VSRP / VRRP / BGP / OSPF / EIGRP
MPLS wide area network
QoS policy and design
IPv6 addressing and routing

Desired Characteristics: 

Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment with multiple high priorities
Has strong verbal and written communication skills detailing opportunities for improvement, problem management in non-technical terms
Thrives when working in a highly diverse environment
Able to work with senior management and project managers completing assigned tasks
A team player with a positive attitude, detail oriented with a strong focus for quality


Bachelor’s Degree in CS, IS preferred, equivalent experience will be considered




For immediate consideration please send your resume to:             


If you’re interested in and a strong fit for the above opportunity please provide your answers to the following questions:

1) Are you local (AZ)?

2) Are you currently working?

3) What is your availability to interview? How soon could you start if you were offered this position?

4) Are you a US Citizen? What is your citizenship status?

5) Do you have any upcoming vacations?

6) What are your annual salary requirements? What are your hourly wage requirements?

7) Are you seeking a contract, contract to hire, direct hire or are you open to all?

8) Phone number to reach you quickly for interview scheduling?

9) Are you currently interviewing? Do you have any other offers?


US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time. You must pass a background check and drug screen.


We look forward to working with you!

Thank you!

Your PDS Team
Productive Data Solutions, Inc. 


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