Senior Network Engineer
Boston, MA 
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Posted 25 days ago
Job Description

At MFS, you will find a culture that supports you in doing what you do best. Our employees work together to reach better outcomes, favoring the strongest idea over the strongest individual. We put people first and demonstrate care and compassion for our community and each other. Because what we do matters - to us as valued professionals and to the millions of people and institutions who rely on us to help them build more secure and prosperous futures.

What you will be responsible for:

BASIC PURPOSE:

The Senior Network Engineer is a senior technical resource in Data Communications and is responsible for the implementation and effective and efficient maintenance of related technologies. Defines, designs and implements network communications and solutions, sometimes directing the work of less-experienced staff. Coordinates activities with other system areas and vendors, and contributes to network system planning, upgrading, monitoring, testing and servicing. Provides network systems administration support to users. In addition, this individual has advanced knowledge of Information Technology at large, with an understanding of related disciplines and how they interoperate. The Senior Network Engineer is responsible for leading implementation and troubleshooting efforts and aiding in design efforts.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves as senior subject matter expert in the field of Data Communications, maintaining a strong understanding of the field and its related technologies.
  • Stays abreast of current network technologies.
  • Provides technical support to ensure the ongoing efficient and reliable operations of related MFS information systems.
  • Troubleshoots complex network outages.
  • Proactively develops and maintains strong knowledge of MFS information systems and their related components, and makes recommendations to improve the reliability, scalability, performance, or security of these systems as appropriate.
  • Leverages technology to automate manual tasks, and seeks to improve efficiency wherever practicable and appropriate.
  • Makes recommendations for process improvements.
  • Develops, enforces and maintains MFS Information Security controls, procedures, and standards.
  • Receives broad goals and overall objectives from Management and assists in establishing and implementing the methods to attain them.
  • Accountable for meeting assigned project objectives including timelines and budgeting.
  • Works on the most complex projects and provides innovative suggestions for solutions.
  • Serve as technical mentor to other members of the team.
  • Collaborates with other IT and business groups, readily sharing information with others.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a related technical field.
  • Seven or more years of related Information Technology experience, with combined focus in some of the following: LAN/WAN and remote office operations, comprehensive experience with Cisco routers/switches, Network management platforms ,network load balancing platforms, network patching and network cross-connect best practices and inventory control, designing and building large data center networks.
  • Financial services industry experience a plus.
  • Experience in mitigating network security issues to assist in working with other technical teams on security issues.
  • Strong subject matter expertise in the field, with familiarity with other related Information Technologies.
  • Solid understanding of Systems Development Life Cycle models.
  • Strong PC technical skills such as troubleshooting, general networking, and technology knowledge.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact, communicate, build relationships, and negotiate well with members of team and senior management. Makes effective presentations.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, writing, and organizational skills; ability to work effectively under pressure and in 24/7 mode.
  • Demonstrates solid financial skills.

Technical knowledge developed in several of the following disciplines:

  • Cisco certifications or equivalent technical engineering qualification required.
  • Network Firewall technology
  • Network IDS/IPS Security technology
  • MS Active Directory
  • TCP/IP and DNS/DHCP
  • VPN networks and mobile end user support
  • Interface with Global carriers to implement data solutions.
  • Cisco routing/switching (CATOS, IOS) and protocols: (BGP, IPSEC, SMTP, SNMP and OSPF)
  • VoIP operations, WAN operations experience, and Wireless networking experience.
  • QoS & MPLS technologies.

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What we offer:
  • Generous time-off provided: including "Responsible time off" for many roles, paid company holidays when the US Stock Exchange is closed, plus paid volunteer time
  • Family Focus: Up to 20 weeks of paid leave for new parents, back-up care program, dependent care flexible spending account, adoption assistance, generous caregiver leave
  • Health and Welfare: Competitive medical, vision and dental plans, plus tax-free health savings accounts with company contributions
  • Wellness Programs: Robust wellness webinars, employee assistance program, gym reimbursement through our medical plans, fitness center discounts and more
  • Life & Disability Benefits: Company-paid basic life insurance and short-term disability
  • Financial Benefits: 401(k) savings plan, Defined Contribution plan- 15% of base salary invested into the Plan, competitive total compensation programs

During the Covid pandemic, MFS Employees are currently working from home. When safe to do so and in accordance to local government guidelines, MFS will be a hybrid work environment (remote/onsite) unless otherwise stated in the job posting.

This position will require individuals to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as part of their job responsibilities, unless MFS approves an exemption as an accommodation due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Submission of an exemption request does not guarantee that an exemption will be approved or that the request can be accommodated.

If any applicant is unable to complete an application or respond to a job opening because of a disability, please contact MFS at 617-954-5000 or email for assistance.

MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Please see the EEO is the Law document and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision, linked for your reference.


MFS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. Employees and applicants of MFS will not be subject to harassment on the basis of their status. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any Federal, State, or local EEO law is prohibited. Click here to view the EEO is the Law poster and supplement.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
7+ years
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