Senior Network Engineer

  • Company:
    GWL/LL
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    IT & Software

*Given the size and scope of our organization, we have the flexibility for this position to be located in the following head office locations: London, Toronto or Winnipeg*Who we are:Great-West Life is a leading Canadian insurer, focused on improving the financial, physical and mental well-being of Canadians. For more than 125 years, our customers across Canada have trusted us to provide for their financial security needs and deliver on the promises we have made. Together with our subsidiaries London Life and Canada Life, we serve the financial security needs of 13 million people across Canada.At Great-West Life, we believe in improving the financial, physical and well-being of all Canadians. The foundation of our strategy is placing the customer at the centre of everything we do. A key element of this strategy is transforming the customer experience.What we’re building:An important part of putting our customers at the centre is ensuring that we provide quality IT services and support to the business which arms them with the tools required to better service our customers.The Network Engineering team is responsible for creating a long term network strategy that focus of transforming the network infrastructure to target further improvements, efficiencies and automation.An integral part of becoming a customer centric organization, is ensuring we provide reliable and agile IT services, which equips our business partners with the tools required to service our customers effectivelyThis network connects a primary data center with multiple Canadian head offices and hundreds of regional offices. Our technology base includes but not limited to:Cisco Nexus Switching & Routing (BGP, OSPF)Cisco/Checkpoint Firewall and VPNInternet technologies (DNS, SMTP, OSPF, BGP)Radware & F5 Load balancers Aruba/Cisco Wireless Monitoring tools and Packet analytics (Solarwinds, Prime, Wireshark, Netscout)Cisco ACI, Tufin and other SDN networking toolsFamiliarity with WAN technologies and protocols (MPLS, VPLS, Switched Ethernet, IPSEC, GRE) What you’ll do:Design, build and deploy the enterprise wide network following the industry standard design and support best practicesDocumentation of operational and recovery proceduresProvide technology leadership to business partners and IS staffProvide technical expertise to projects and support teams with emphasis on constructing solutions through integration of infrastructure and applications including 3rd party productsSupport the development of implementation strategies and plans including identification of technical work packages, dependencies, estimates and schedulesSupport for a 7×24 network environment. Will require evening and weekend work to support and accommodate after hours migration changes / support. Who you are:Degree/diploma in technology related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience5-10 years of experience designing, implementing or operating Network technology infrastructureCisco, Checkpoint, Aruba, F5, and Radware training/certification would be an assetExcellent analytical and problem-solving skillsProven ability of following ITIL best practices on incident management, break-fix, permanent resolution, problem management and change managementSolid communications and interpersonal skillsProven ability to write effective documentation that is clear and meaningfulAbility to work effectively in a team environmentAbility to script/automate Network tasks would be an assetEffective internal consulting skills with a strong customer service orientationAttention to detail and effective planning and organizational skillsAbility to troubleshoot complex network issues and perform capacity planningExceptional in facilitating change management and driving resultsFosters and provides visible key leadership across the organizationWhat really sets you apart:CCIE / Security / Design / Checkpoint / F5 advanced certificationsPrevious experience working on large magnitude complex projectsAbility to independently manage workload and schedule required changes to meet deliverable deadlines, while being diligent with timely updates and escalating as requiredAccreditation in Project Management such as Project Management Professional (PMP) or ITIL equivalent credentialsWhat you’ll like about working here:We offer a challenging, team-oriented work environment, competitive income and benefits, and opportunities for professional and personal development and growth. We provide a total rewards package that is competitive and consistent with our core values. Our variable incentive and compensation programs support our performance culture by rewarding our high achieving teams and individuals. Our health and dental benefits are flexible and comprehensive to suit a variety of needs.We also offer an employee pension plan, a share purchase plan, group RRSPs, discounted home and auto insurance and preferential rates for home mortgages.Discover your opportunity….Apply today!Great-West Life offers competitive compensation, great benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, wellness account and personal days not to mention onsite cafeteria and fitness facilities. If you’d like to join our team submit your information online and introduce yourself.Together Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life serve the financial security needs of more than 13 million people across Canada, with additional operations in Europe and the United States. As members of the Power Financial Corporation group of companies, we’re one of Canada’s leading insurers with interests in life insurance, health insurance, investment and retirement savings. We offer a broad portfolio of financial and benefit plan solutions for individuals, families, businesses and organizations.We are committed to providing an inclusive, accessible environment, where all employees and customers feel valued, respected and supported. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and to creating an environment where every employee has the opportunity to reach their potential.Great-West Lifeco would like to thank all applicants, however only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.*LI-KP1#Featured2018