Senior Network Engineer - DevOps

at Marriott in Boise, Idaho, United States

Job Description

Job Number 24046845

Job Category Information Technology

Location Marriott International HQ, 7750 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, Maryland, United States

Schedule Full-Time

Located Remotely? Y

Relocation? N

Position Type Management


Automation being a huge part of Marriott’s global network strategy, we are looking for an enthusiastic team member with passion to innovate and excel, to join our amazing Network DevOps team as Senior Network DevOps Engineer. The Network DevOps team is responsible for Marriott’s Global Network and automates, maintains and manages the Core network services, Network Monitoring tools and Security infrastructure. The team is tasked to automate 100% of the Global Network operations and find innovative ways to improve the global end-user experience. We are building the next generation innovative and self-healing network automation platform and are eager to find people to help us achieve these goals and beyond.

The deal candidate has:

+ Proven design and implementation experience in different networking technologies such as Routers & Switches, Firewalls, WAN, Network Monitoring Tools, and Network security infrastructure.

+ A passion to find out network operations use cases and automate them using tools such as Ansible and Python.

+ An eagerness to listen to business, abstract the complexity from it and provide intelligent automated solutions.

+ A comprehensive Networking background, who has then moved towards automating the daily network operational and compliance tasks.

+ A passion to automate everything, and nothing can stop you from finding a way to do that.

You will:

+ Be working closely and collaboratively with expert network architects and great engineers.

+ Be a key contributor to drive adoption of Network Automation practices and operating models across all Global Network teams.

+ Be accountable for establishing technical level relationships and partnering with all business disciplines and other MI teams to define and implement the network automation solution.


Minimum qualifications and experience required:

+ Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technical field experience/certification

+ 7+ years’ experience as a Network Engineer with Designing and Implementing complex networking.

+ 5+ years of experience with automating network functions through tools such as Ansible, Python, Terraform etc.

+ 4+ years of experience with writing Python applications to support network automation.

+ 3+ years of experience in building Network test and deployment automation pipelines using Git and CICD tools such as GitActions, Jenkins, Harness & Helm charts.

+ 2+ years’ experience as being part of network operations team.

Technical Skills required:

+ Certification in network and/or security technologies (e.g., CCIE, CCNP, CISSP, Cisco DevNet etc.)

+ Developing Ansible automations to manage network devices (Cisco, HP, Checkpoint, PaloAlto, etc.)

+ Experience working in DevOps and Test-driven culture and managing code life cycle using Git and related processes & tools.

+ Knowledge with python web development (Apache, Flask, WSGI, Docker, K8’s, HTML/CSS) to create custom network management tools

+ Experience with writing Infrastructure as a Code for Cloud network components ( VPC, RT, TGW, WAN, Shared Services) as well as Firewalls as a Service, SDWAN, SSE/SASE.

+ Experience with writing automations for Compliance management, Configuration management, SoT, Golden configs etc.

+ Knowledge with Load Balancers viz F5 – GTM/LTM, Cloud equivalent

+ Experience in Network automation software, libraries, and tools such as Netmiko, Nornir, Netbox, PyATS, Genie, F5 SDK, Pan-os-python etc.

+ Knowledge managing Linux platforms.

+ Experience working in a Scrum team or other Agile methodologies.

+ Experience in researching emerging technologies and trends, standards, and products and synthesizing into clear technology roadmaps and strategies.

+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills for a wide range of audiences including executives, business stakeholders, and IT teams.

General networking background expected:

+ Implementation of WAN, LAN, and datacenter networks with a focus on mission-critical, customer-facing applications and services

+ Technical knowledge in networking (Cisco and non-Cisco) with an emphasis on Datacenter networks, WAN, LAN, Network security and Management tools and core network services such as DNS, NTP & IPAM.

+ Demonstrated experience in delivering written documents detailing network solutions and diagrams.


+ As an individual contributor or member of a project team support successful implementation of network automation projects

+ Provides technical input to the overall architectural and operational discussions around network automation infrastructure and tools.

+ Act as a network developer to create innovative solutions and write python and Ansible code on daily basis.

+ Act as an active contributor in delivering our products in time by participating and delivering work through Agile scrum practices.

+ Conducts research, design and implementation of Network infrastructure Automation solutions and build standard practices across enterprise operations.

+ Make contributions to other Network automation solutions that enhance the operations and cost structures of the Marriott environment

+ Create and make available project documentation with a focus on communicating technical features and functions of solutions

+ Work closely with department leadership and service providers to support alignment of plans with solution delivery

+ Participate in and suggests improvements to standards configuration, change management processes and practices

+ Develop test plans, implementation plans, and project timelines for various projects and tasks

Managing Projects and Priorities

+ Functions as a strategic senior technical expert within the department.

+ Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.

+ Champions leaders’ vision for product and service delivery.

+ Makes and executes the necessary decisions to keep moving forward toward achievement of goals.

+ Provides direction and assistance to other teams regarding projects.

+ Determines priorities, schedules, plans and necessary resources to promote completion of any projects on schedule.

+ Analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.

+ Reviews vendor proposals and selects appropriate vendor for services/technologies/hardware.

+ Thinks creatively and practically to develop, execute and implement new project plans.

+ Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.

+ Plans, develops, implements, and evaluates the quality of operations.

Delivering on the Needs of Key Stakeholders

+ Understands and meets the needs of key stakeholders.

+ Communicates concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand.

+ Demonstrates an understanding of business priorities.

+ Supports achievement of performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.

Providing Technical Support and Consultation

+ Provides technical expertise and technical leadership within own and other teams.

+ Provides recommendations to improve the effectiveness of processes and programs.

+ Demonstrates advanced knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems, and processes.

+ Demonstrates advanced knowledge of function-specific procedures.

+ Applies knowledge/judgment to achieve business goals.

+ Foresees,

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Job Posting: JC257116897

Posted On: Mar 21, 2024

Updated On: May 20, 2024

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