Aetna Senior Network Engineer in Phoenix, Arizona

Req ID: 43889BR


Performs design, build and run activities associated with engineering and operating a large domestic data network with a small international presence. Participates in the strategic planning of the full life cycle of network assets and encourages a secure and safe computing platform through robust process development and vulnerability management. Prepared to embrace future state of software defined and programmable networks. Works within a highly collaborative and face paced environment. Provides strategic and forward thinking for next generations networks supporting secure and highly available Public/Hybrid cloud infrastructures. Promotes and maintains network management tools targeted to raise visibility of capacity elements and the availability of the network overall. Interacts with individual platform owners (customers), vendors, and peers with professional and polished communication and presentation skills. Possesses deep mastery of IP routing, Wide Area Networking, LAN Switching, Wireless LAN and DHCP.

Fundamental Components:

Engages and participates with a distributed network engineering team with worldwide responsibilities with a security centric focus. Architects, designs, builds, and runs the core data network consisting of IP routing, wide area network, LAN switching, wireless LAN, and DHCP. Mentors and cultivates relationships with customers, peers, vendors, and suppliers. Diligently engages in leading vulnerability management practices and encourages forward thinking and security centric thinking in all aspects of the network. Documents and publishes processes and documentation for Network Operations Centers (NOC) and encourages a process centric environments leveraging simple, supportable, and repeatable designs. Participates in the operations of various network management and application visibility tools. Able and willing to meet the challenges of Public/Hybrid cloud computing platforms.


5+ years experience within an enterprise data center setting. Experience building, troubleshooting, operating data networks. Mastery of Cisco IOS and NXOS. InfoBlox and Wireless LAN experience desired. Must be proficient with Microsoft office products. Ideal candidates have experience with NetMRI and Infoblox DDI.


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Strengths in data center cable plants, network management tools, scripting, programming are a plus. Experience with Fortinet security products is a plus. Heavily favor candidates with solid AWS and Azure experience.

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Job Function: Information Technology