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Irvine, California Pacific Dental Services

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The Sr. Network Engineer, Enterprise Operations will be part of an industry leading IT team working in a fast paced environment at Pacific Dental Services. Under the guidance of the Sr Manager, Enterprise Operations, this individual will be responsible for day-to-day tasks functioning primarily as Architect plus top-tier support through all phases of project and hardware lifecycle. The Sr. Engineer, Enterprise Operations is also responsible for all aspects of the enterprise end-to-end network performance, with specific emphasis on ensuring efficient, reliable application and system services delivery to all constituents in the organization. Occasional travel to the datacenter and support centers.

Participate in architecture reviews with IT groups, ensure supportability requirements and standards are followed.
Develop new standards to maintain or improve stability and scalability of the current network environment with specific considerations to sustainability and future-proof design.
Research and recommend innovative and where possible automated approaches for network and system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage existing resources and provide economies of scale.
Author documents that improve governance and librarianship with network-related architectures.
Skilled in determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
Daily maintenance and administration of various systems such as core network infrastructure, remote office network infrastructure, distributed and corporate network infrastructure in both production and development environments. Resolve or report critical issues to the Sr Manager, Enterprise Operations for resolution.
Provide intermediate and advanced tier support for troubleshooting various network, application and systems trouble. Support all network hardware.
Install new and configure existing hardware in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
Author standardization documents and drive to teams to adhere.
Perform daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of network- related scheduled jobs.
Present to the team design, system and network status, and proposed changes on a regular basis.
Perform network-related data backups and disaster recovery operations.
Repair and recover from hardware, software, or circuit failures. Coordinate and communicate with impacted constituencies.
General support of production systems as required.
Apply patches and upgrades on a regular basis, and upgrade administrative tools and utilities according to defined policies and standards.
Perform ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required.
Ability to mentor junior- and intermediate-level network administrators and engineers in all aspects of network design, operations, deployment, documentation and standards.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Bachelor (4-year) degree with a technical major such as engineering or computer science (or equivalent education and applicable work experience). In lieu of degree, +2 years of professional experience is required.
6+ years of network / systems administration experience.
CCNP / JNCIP / JNCIS or relevant experience.
Advanced experience with Firewall, Routing, Switching technologies (eg. Juniper SRX and EX series products).
Advanced experience with SD-WAN technologies (eg. VeloCloud).
Advanced knowledge of DS1/T1, E1, Fiber, GigE and 10GigE, VoIP, SIP
Advanced experience in various Network CLI languages such as Cisco, Juniper, HP
Advanced knowledge of OSI Model, IP Addressing, subnetting, VLAN, routing
Advanced experience with routers, layer 2 and layer 3 switches
Advanced experience with Spanning Tree, HSRP, BGP, OSPF, iBGP, MPLS and VPN technologies.
Advanced experience with Aruba wireless infrastructure
Advanced experience with Clearpass
Advanced experience with network functions such as DHCP, DNS, AD, WINS and how to design and administer solutions as well as troubleshoot problems as they relate to the network operations.
Advanced knowledge of load balancers and firewalls.
Advanced experience with packet capture and analysis, span/mirror port strategy and related network monitoring tools.
Advanced knowledge of enterprise wireless technologies and security.
Intermediate experience with Windows operating systems from 2008R2 to current.
Strong skills in communication, both written and verbal
Strong skills in arithmetic, algebra, statistics, and their applications.
Strong skills in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
AWS Associate level certification required.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as needed.


Experience administering a distributed enterprise network, hosts and devices over more than 200 si
Experience working with Extra Hop, Wireshark, and other network troubleshooting tools.
Experience working with Juniper Networks SRX and EX
Experience with Palo Alto firewalls.
Experience Aruba wireless, Clearpass
Experience with large-scale network upgrade projects with national distribution.
Experience with network oriented enterprise storage solutions (iSCSI, FCoE)

Pacific Dental Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status.