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Senior Network Automation Engineer Job

DATE: Jul 12, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 87052 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Information Technology 


Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. The company operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. The Camuto Group owns licensing rights for the Jessica Simpson® footwear business, and footwear and handbag licenses for Lucky Brand® and Max Studio®. In partnership with a joint venture with Authentic Brands Group, Designer Brands also owns a stake in Vince Camuto®, Louise et Cie®, Sole Society®, CC Corso Como®, Enzo Angiolini® and others. More information can be found at


DSW is looking for an experienced Senior Network Automation Engineer to design and implement a DevOps oriented solution to automate the provisioning and management of on-premise and Cloud based network infrastructure.  Candidate will be responsible for the design, documentation, automation, development, and operations of network infrastructure.  Candidate needs an understanding of network and telecommunications principles, programming, and different release management concepts.  Candidate is expected to work on aggressive timelines engaging with application and other infrastructure teams to maintain and design highly secure and complex network solutions.  Candidate should be able to multitask and work in an agile environment. Senior level collaboration and leadership with multiple teams including but not limited to application DevOps/Infrastructure teams, security, architecture, engineering and project management teams is expected in this role.  This position has no direct reports.


Reports To: Director, Network Services


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain an extensive understanding of the DSW’s on-premise and Cloud network environment
  • Develop, validate, and update key engineering artifacts such as standards/best practices, design documents and decisions
  • Design and document solutions to meet requirements and that are easily scalable for the enterprise
  • Work closely with architects and IT teams to understand emerging technologies and how they would benefit the DSW and its users
  • As senior technology leader work closely with infrastructure and security associates to understand emerging network technologies and their application in the evolving DSW network topology
  • Transforming, integrating, and automating network infrastructure to tightly integrate with SDN (Software Defined Networking)
  • Develop and write Python scripts
  • Develop and write to support the automation for network related changes/deployment
  • Monitor and troubleshoot network related issues to support application teams
  • Participate in network health diagnostics and optimization via proper monitoring and capacity planning
  • Assist with the definition and tracking of key performance metrics
    Required Skills and Competencies:
  • Knowledge on routing, switching, firewalls, and Load balancers is a must
  • Very strong technical knowledge of enterprise networking solutions for very large environments
  • Demonstrated self-motivation, leadership ability, strong team player who enjoys a fast-paced atmosphere
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, commitments, and projects
  • Ability to learn very quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience writing frameworks or developing APIs is a must
  • Worked in a team using agile methodologies
  • 10+ years in designing, supporting/troubleshooting and deploying network configurations
  • 3+ years in developing Python scripts
  • Extensive experience with Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocols
  • Experience with Data Center centric, Cloud services, and Software Defined Networking required
  • Extensive experience with the following technologies required:
    • Meraki Security Appliances, Switches, and Access Points
    • Cisco Switches, Routers, and Access Points
    • Arista EOS
    • Palo Alto Network Firewalls
    • F5 LTM, Big-IP
    • Citrix NetScaler
    • Ansible
  • Experience with the following technologies:
    • Pulse Secure
    • Cisco ASA
    • Nortel
    • Avaya 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Napalm or similar solution
  • Bachelor’s degree



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