The Weir Group PLC

  • Senior Network Engineer

    Job ID 2018-19617
    Posted Date 5 months ago(1/7/2019 3:53 PM)
    Job Location
    US-TX-Fort Worth
    Shift Schedule
    NS / Exempt
    Manages Others
  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.


    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.


    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.






    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.


    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.

    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    The Senior Network Engineer position focuses on Weir’s internal and external global network, including data center and cloud environments. This position is responsible for design, implementation, management, and support in a highly complex infrastructure that spans numerous local and wide area networks and data communication systems. The Senior Network Engineer role will additionally focus on security as a ground up approach building security as a fundamental foundation of all designs and implementations.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities


    • Provide technical services and support for WAN/LAN connectivity, routers, switches, firewalls.
    • Implement our global rollout of SDWAN (Cisco IWAN)
    • Evaluate, recommend and implement tools and procedures to achieve maximum network efficiency.
    • Participate in security audits and champion the resolution and/or mitigation of any issues found with regards to network vulnerabilities.
    • Develops, plans, and oversees the implementation of the enterprise network.
    • Establishes hardware, firmware, and software migration plans.
    • Designs and analyzes requirements and specifications.
    • Develops production testing and change control procedures.
    • Provides specifications for the acquisition of new network hardware and software.
    • Provides Tier 3 support for the enterprise network; including switches, routers, firewalls, VPNs, gateways, Wi-Fi, routing protocols (OSPF and BGP), Cisco IWAN, DMVPN, monitoring and reporting applications etc.
    • Develops and maintains precise network documentation, reports and presentations for management review.
    • Initiates and creates enterprise strategies and plans for network administration and security. Prepares and maintains device configuration, including routine backups, long-term archives, and disaster recovery support. Collaborates in the development and deployment of the Disaster Recovery Plan.
    • Monitors and analyzes enterprise network performance and security. Ensures that network performance supports enterprise applications.
    • Develops and implements network performance and security improvements.
    • Provides remote support as necessary.



    • Exhibits strong leadership, time and project management skills
    • Demonstrate exceptional communication skills both verbal and written
    • Exhibits strong analytical, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
    • Proactively looks for process improvement
    • Demonstrate ability to explain complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience
    • Exceptional customer first mindset in all work

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education and/or Experience:

    Bachelor's degree in IT or computer engineering or equivalent experience with 7 or more years of experience supporting network infrastructure systems. Extensive hands on experience working in Cisco environments. Deep understanding of computer networks including routing, switching, and network security.


    Language and People Skills:

    Excellent interpersonal skills. 

    Liaison by formal and informal means with staff of all levels. 

    Builds lasting working relationships and shows consideration for colleagues.

    Demonstrable understanding of KPIs and Management reporting framework


    Computer Skills:

    Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in the following areas:

    • Cisco networking hardware (Nexus, ACI, IOS)
    • Network management systems (NMS)
    • Network upgrades and rollouts
    • Network monitoring tools (Solarwinds, RRD, etc)
    • Cisco ASA firewalls
    • Cisco DMVPN and IWAN

    Extensive understanding of IT security best practices is a must

    Excellent writing and documentation skills

    Current Cisco certifications is a plus



    Ability for analytical understanding of statistical trending information to continually improve delivery of services and customer experience  


    Reasoning Ability: 

    Logical reasoning for information technology, proactive, accountability for service improvements, with the ability to quickly translate requests or problems into appropriate actions and solutions. 

    Ability to approach problems from a different perspective to identify innovative solutions. 

    Ability to identify trends of issues and propose innovative solutions


    Work Environment:

    Required to work in an office environment. Occasionally required to work in Data Center and Communications Rooms.  Some travel may be required.

    Core Competencies

    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.


    Design - Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.


    Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


    Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.


    Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.


    Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget; manages project team activities.


    Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.


    Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.


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