Network Engineer
Columbia, SC 
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Internal Reference Number: R1014999

Summary In this role, you will be part of a team responsible for the engineering of a large enterprise network infrastructure of over 1,000 network devices, including Enterprise Cisco Switching/Routing, Palo Alto, Cisco ASA, Infoblox, SolarWinds, and several other enterprise networking systems.
You will work in a fast-paced, high impact, multi-platformed environment, which will at times require action and response 24x7, on multiple projects such as:
*The design of the infrastructure, including hardware, software, and various configurations
* Ensuring the design and integration of proposed solutions leads to the development and growth of the business through effective use of technology with minimal disruption to the business operations
* Facilitating the optimization of business unit performance by enhancing the alignment between business systems and information technology
* Evaluating new products, performing network problem resolution, and assisting in the development and documentation of technical standards and interface applicationsDescription

Job Description

This position will be on-site in Columbia, SC and requires the ability to obtain a security clearance, which requires US citizenship.

  • Responsible for network planning, architecture design, and engineering. Determines feasibility from technical and economic perspectives. Evaluates equipment specifications and process requirements to conceive a practical design. Compiles and analyzes operational data and directs tests to establish standard for new designs or modifications to existing equipment, systems, or processes.
  • Plans and evaluates complex network systems and makes recommendations for resources required to develop, maintain, and/or expand service levels. Provides consultative support to facilitate design and to resolve design problems. May also monitor network performance to determine whether adjustments need to be made and to determine where changes will need to be made in the future.

  • Plans, coordinates, and implements network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware. Anticipates and mitigates potential attacks through network or other connections to ensure the security of the system. Provides strategic planning and participation for disaster recovery operations.

  • Updates knowledge and skills to keep up with rapid advancements in technology. Researches, evaluates, and recommends software and hardware products. Provides counsel and leadership on future use of technology and system improvements.

  • Ensures network compliance with audit requirements. Addresses new network vulnerabilities within audit-mandated time frames. Maintains effective security/backup and disaster recovery processes and systems.

  • Directs or leads technical support personnel as needed. May lead the gathering of business needs as well as the design of solutions through direct interaction with business unit leaders.

  • Maintains effective relationships with external suppliers to ensure appropriate levels of support. Plans large scale systems projects through vendor comparison and cost studies. May interface with vendors to identify and purchase hardware and software.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other job-related degree OR

  • Associate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other job-related degree plus 2 years of job-related experience OR

  • 4 years of job-related work experience

Preferred Education

  • CCNP or higher skill level

Required Work Experience

  • 8 years of network or other job-related experience, including enterprise level network experience

  • 2 years with Cisco router/switches

Preferred Work Experience

  • Palo Alto firewall technology

  • F5 Big IP

  • Cisco ISE, DNA Center, and ACI

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of network systems and applications.

  • Able to perform high-level network planning, design, and optimization.

  • Able to suggest plans to integrate new and existing designs and provide input into highly complex and high impacting decisions.

  • Advanced technical knowledge of networking, communications, and related hardware and software.

  • Strong knowledge of emerging technologies for applications to the enterprise.

  • Capable of taking on the role of project leader for special enterprise-wide assignments.

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to communicate technical issues with non-technical people.

  • Strong understanding of technical problems and solutions in relation to the current, as well as the future business environment.

  • High level of understanding of organization business systems and processes as well as industry-wide requirements.

  • Proficiency with network technologies and platforms.



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BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and our subsidiary companies maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment to promote employment opportunities for persons regardless of age, race, color, national origin, sex, religion, veteran status, disability, weight, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other legally protected status. Additionally, as a federal contractor, the company maintains Affirmative Action programs to promote employment opportunities for minorities, females, disabled individuals and veterans. It is our policy to provide equal opportunities in all phases of the employment process and to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
2 to 4 years
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