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Principal Network Engineer

Location: 

West Greenwich, RI, US, 02817

Requisition ID:  8057

IGT (NYSE:IGT) is a global leader in gaming. We deliver entertaining and responsible gaming experiences for players across all channels and regulated segments, from Lotteries and Gaming Machines to Sports Betting and Digital. Leveraging a wealth of compelling content, substantial investment in innovation, player insights, operational expertise, and leading-edge technology, our solutions deliver unrivaled gaming experiences that engage players and drive growth. We have a well-established local presence and relationships with governments and regulators in more than 100 countries around the world, and create value by adhering to the highest standards of service, integrity, and responsibility. IGT has approximately 10,500 employees. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.

Responsibilities

The Principal Network Engineer role primary responsibility is supporting the global communications North America network engineering strategy including our core wide area networks and perimeter security network research and development. The role work will report to our level 6 North America consulting engineer to help create strategic vision with input to our product roadmap as well as cost estimations to aid product funding. Pre-sales support working with network engineering senior director to support internal and external customers. Tasked to educate peers on how to integrate our network technology utilizing the latest and future technologies and delivery methodologies within new and specific account solutions. 
Provide oversight and technical support to network delivery/ operation activities for network procurement, migration, and billing projects for North America. Help team in supporting network architecture for security perimeter, LAN/ WAN access and other roadmaps.

Job Summary and Responsibilities

  • Conduct research on cutting-edge core network technologies and security perimeter
  • Input vision and roadmap ideas for the LAN DC including cloud and last mile network solutions
  • Support strategy in readiness for piloting new services and products. Collaborate with vendors to develop plans to test and pilot technologies that benefit our product and service roadmaps
  • Support network perimeter strategy. Collaborate with vendors to test and pilot technologies prior to production deployment
  • Develop relationships with network partners to continually develop our network solutions and current infrastructure
  • Provide project technical support for roadmap and internal North America projects 
  • Support core products including Juniper routers, Fortinet firewalls/ IDS, A10 ADC, Cisco, and Arista switching and our core US network that utilizes Lumens/ Comcast private access.
  • Provide L3 support to network delivery and operations groups

Qualifications

Key Attributes

Analytic Ability: Can work with technical as well as commercial data to identify patterns, uses judgment to form conclusions which focuses on the crux of issues to identify high-leverage intervention points and strategies
Learning Agility: Rapidly acquires new knowledge and learns new skills
Business Results Orientation: Seeks to understand business needs, and gets results that have a clear, positive, and direct impact on business performance
Influence: Applies different strategies to convince others to change their opinions or plans, and ensures that proposals or arguments are supported by strong logic and a compelling business case, addressing all relevant factors
Decision Making: Considers the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one

Basic Qualifications/ Experience

Bachelor degree from an accredited college/ university in communication engineering, or other closely related field
At least 5 years of professional experience in both technical and commercial aspects of telecommunications, with at least 3 years of experience working with senior personnel

Preferred Skills 

  • Develop network solutions/ products to solving business problems 
  • Conducting analysis to help define product strategy
  • BGP Routing, load balancing, Firewalls, Switching
  • CCNP, CCNA, CCIE, CCSA, FCNSP, CISSP an advantage
  • Fortinet Network Security Expert, NSE 4 or above an advantage
  • Network automation tools such as GIT and Ansible
  • Python programming and Linux networking an advantage

Keys to Success

• Building collaborative relationships
• Decision making
• Drive results
• Foster innovation
• Personal energy
• Self-leadership

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IGT is committed to sustaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of the global customers and communities we serve, creating a fair and inclusive culture that enables all our employees to feel valued, respected and engaged.  IGT is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, and any other personal attributes protected by federal, state, or other laws. We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those selected to interview will be contacted.
In addition to our competitive benefits package, we offer employees a 401(k) Savings Plan with Company contributions, tuition reimbursement, and free identity theft insurance.
IGT (NYSE: IGT) is the global leader in gaming. For more information, please visit www.igt.com.


Nearest Major Market: Providence
Nearest Secondary Market: Rhode Island