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Senior Network Engineer

Apply Location: Northbrook, Illinois

With over 130 store and warehouse locations and more than 7,500 associates across the U.S. and Canada, Crate and Barrel is a dynamic and growing multi-channel furniture and housewares retailer. So we can continue to help others love how they live in moments that matter, the iconic brand is looking for a driven and passionate professional to raise the bar and join our Technology department as a Senior Network Engineer located in our Northbrook, IL corporate office.

The Senior Network Engineer will be responsible for building, configuring and deploying critical network infrastructure used across stores, distribution centers and corporate campus. They will be responsible for providing 24x7 operational support along with executing network related projects and deliverables. This is a combination of network administration, engineering, and architecture.

  • Partner with technical administrators, application developers, and other technical peers to create robust, scalable network solutions.
  • Lead, coordinate and execute projects associated with the installation, configuration and deployment of network and voice technologies.
  • Provide operational and project status reports.
  • Lead, contribute and support network design and disaster recovery activities and strategy.
  • Perform upgrades and patch management activities for critical network infrastructure.
  • Script and automate routine tasks.
  • Lead or participate in annual business audits and provide all related documentation to appropriate team(s).
  • Lead or participate in the evaluation of new network technologies.
  • Recommend optimizations to the environment which improve delivery and performance for end users and customers.
  • Establish standard operating procedures for building and deploying network infrastructure.
  • Resolve incidents and work orders escalated from the Service Desk.
  • Provide technical training to Service Desk, Operations, and relevant parties.
  • Serve as after hours, weekend and holiday support, as necessary.
  • Maintain and support infrastructure at remote locations.

Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 7+ years engineering experience with network technologies including: campus, core, wireless, and load balancing
  • Strong experience with Cisco technology including: Catalyst, ACI, Meraki, ISE
  • Strong experience with non-cisco technology to include: Citrix, Fortinet, F5, Extreme Networks, MIST
  • Strong working knowledge and hands-on experience integrating with public cloud providers (AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Strong understanding of core system administration concepts (e.g., patch management, OS layout and integrity, security, hardening and service management, backup, restore, monitoring and maintenance)
  • Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Strong attention to detail and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to write and present information and documentation
  • Strong ability to manage multiple issues at once
  • Strong working knowledge of network technologies: campus, core, wireless, load balancing
  • Ability to collaborate with technical peers across a highly dispersed work environment
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with all company associates and business units including executive leadership
  • Maintain awareness of industry best practices and partner with management to ensure these are applied appropriately
  • Good reading, written and verbal language skills (English)

The job description and other aspects of the job listed on this job posting should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an associate in this job. Associates are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

Job ID 2019-5875 Date posted 11/07/2019 Position Type Full-Time

Euromarket Designs, Inc., which does business as Crate and Barrel and CB2, will be referred to as “the Company”. The Company is deeply committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact the location you are applying to here and ask to speak with a manager regarding the nature of your request.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The Company participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the US.

State / City Compliance: The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history, including arrest and conviction records, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.


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