Western Alliance Bank

  • Senior Network Engineer

    Req No.
    Western Alliance Bank
    Regular Full Time
  • Overview

    Partnering with the support team, the network engineer is heavily involved with identifying, prioritizing, and resolving critical network related issues that impact business operations. In addition, the engineer proactively seeks to communicate solutions to network related issues and preferred emerging technologies that can be used to improve the overall health of the company network. Travel is required to California, Nevada and Arizona.



    • Works with technical teams to ensure that hardware and software infrastructure is maintained with latest firmware and software requirements
    • Work to maintain the highest branch availability with the core network
    • Manages basic and expedited support to resolve all networking related issues
    • Troubleshoots and resolves all expedited issues impacting the customers’ challenges and needs
    • Proactively communicates the status, plan of action(s), and resolution(s) of issues
    • Monitors and reports the performance of network components against KPIs and takes preemptive measures to minimize interruptions
    • Identifies opportunities and recommends solutions for improving the overall network health by assessing overall effectiveness and efficiency
    • Evaluates new technologies and platforms to determine whether their applicability aligns with businesses needs



    • Experience in design specification development, data communications security and privacy techniques.

      Form and report design experience and knowledge of security processes, regulations, codes, ordinances and terminology.

    • 8+ years of experience with WAN and LAN networks including WAN planning, procurement, and termination.

    • 8+  Years - Cisco Switches (38xx, 45xx, 65xx, Nexus, and cloud managed switch solutions)

    • 8+ Years - Cisco Routers (ISR gen2, gen3, and ASR platforms)

    • 8+ years using routing protocols on Cisco routers and layer 3 switches including OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP.

    • 8+  Years Layer 2 Protocols:  VLANs, VTP, LACP, PAGP, and Spanning Tree (STP)

    • 8+  Years Network Services Protocols:  VSS, WCCP, ACLs, Policy Based Routing (PBR).

    • Experience with modern data center protocols including Nexus VPC, and OTV

    • Experience in HA switching with HSRP

    • Knowledge network Virtualization technology.

    • Design and implementation experience of networks supporting virtual desktops (VDI)

    • Experience with load balancers (F5, NetScaler, or similar).

    • Experience with Cisco AAA model with Cisco ACS and ISE.

    • Experience with NAC and Cisco Identify Service Engine (ISE)

    • Ability to support and mentor Junior staff members, Helpdesk, and NOC analysts

    • Applied working knowledge of ITIL change management and service design

    • Strong problem solving skills and network design experience.

    • Experience in network monitoring including SNMP, ICMP, IP SLA, Syslog.

    • Experience with network monitoring tools: Solarwinds, Netbrain, Live Action, etc.

    • Experience in SSL and IP Sec VPN technology, design, and best practices around 2FA.

    • Experience with Cisco Firepower and ASA 55xx firewalls

    • Experience with Juniper Firewalls a plus.

    • Ability to communicate effectively with customers, management, staff and equipment vendors.

    • Knowledge of principles of business system analysis, including the analysis of procedures, equipment and methods.

    • Ability to quickly evaluate and resolve customer problems directly with customers.

    • Ability to analyze, interpret and present research findings

    • Ability to analyze specifications and design documents.

    • Ability to create standard operating procedures (SOPs/MOPs).

    • Ability to work well in a Team setting as well as independently with minimal direction.  


      Education Required:


      A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a closely related field and 5 years of experience with wide and local area networks.





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