Sr. Network Engineer

Digital Realty
October 18, 2020
Dallas, TX
Job Type


Position Overview/ Responsibilities:

Here at Digital Realty’s IT department, we pride ourselves in our ability to focus on improving the value that Digital Realty gets from its investments in technology. We work fast, hard, and are passionate about what we do. Digital Realty is currently looking for a Senior Engineer to join our IT Service Operations team to work closely with our Corporate Services, Operations, and other groups to implement and maintain quality and customer focused solutions.

Based on the nature of our industry, our solutions utilize and rely on a wide variety of technologies. As such, we are looking for a highly skilled and motivated person who can administer enterprise solutions as well as be flexible enough to explore revolutionary or “outside the box” ideas to get the job done. We need people who take pride in being a subject matter expert in their domain yet understand and explore the many other talents of IT; someone with expert knowledge of Cisco IOS and networking in general.


  • Ability to collaborate with all aspects of the IT organization and its partners and users.
  • Ability to explain complex technical issues in a way that non-technical people understand
  • Work with stakeholders to gather requirements
  • Design and implementation of network solutions
  • Excellent presentation skills; strong written and oral skills
  • Provide Tier 3 / SME and on-call support critical infrastructure. (Yes, this means working some odd hours to lessen impact on our customers)
  • Provide escalation point for resolving complex problems requiring advanced skills and research capability
  • Schedule and implement regular patches and upgrades per established process which includes working in coordination with operations, corporate services and information security teams
  • Maintain vendor relationships and ensure compliance with licensing and support agreements
  • Manage projects utilizing remote hands vendors and internal staff
  • Provide support knowledge sharing, authoring, and maintenance of system run books and documentation


  • Expert knowledge of Cisco products, their functionality, configuration and best practices
  • Advanced networking knowledge, with emphasis on Cisco networking solutions
  • Advanced knowledge of QOS, IPSLA, DMVPN, SD-WAN, MPLS, SIP, PRI, IPSEC
  • Advanced knowledge of cloud infrastructure solutions, including AWS, Oracle Cloud, and Azure
  • Working knowledge of Cisco Nexus and UCS Platforms, including Hyperflex
  • Working knowledge of BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, Spanning Tree
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows networking configuration and protocols
  • Experience with Cisco AnyConnect VPN
  • Experience with Cisco DNA
  • Experience with automation tools from a network perspective such as Ansible
  • Operational disciplines in systems management, change management, root cause analysis / problem management
  • Minimum five years experience as a network engineer responsible for a primarily Cisco based network

Preferred candidates meet the following skillsets:

  • Familiarity with Palo Alto firewalls and configuration
  • Familiarity with SolarWinds monitoring platform

Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Digital Realty: Where the cloud lives and business thrives

We built the global standard for technical real estate, developing a unique capability to acquire, manage, and scale data center campuses. Now, Digital Realty is building a unique ecosystem of open solutions that power customer growth through exceptional service on a foundation of unrivaled data center expertise. The new Digital Realty combines unparalleled data center services, carrier-dense interconnection, real estate acumen, and financial strength to create unique power of choice and value when and where our customers need it.


Our Mission

To provide our customers with the trusted foundation for the digital world


Our Vision

To build a network of connected campuses and internet gateways that become the heart of the internet and cloud, powering growth and prosperity for customers, employees and shareholders.


Our Values

Guide our decisions and actions every day—above all else, we value customers, excellence, talent, teamwork and success.


About Digital Realty

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. supports the data center and colocation strategies of more than 2,000 firms across its secure, network-rich portfolio of data centers located throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Digital Realty's clients include companies of all sizes, ranging from financial services, cloud and information technology services, to manufacturing, energy, gaming, life sciences and consumer products.

Digital Realty is a publicly traded company (NYSE: DLR) with investment grade ratings from all three major ratings agencies.

Digital Realty offers a highly competitive compensation package, excellent benefits, and an environment that recognizes and rewards your contributions.

Digital Realty is an equal opportunity employer, EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employee of Digital Realty and its subsidiaries. Digital Realty is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited referrals.



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