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UFP Industries Inc Network Engineer Grand Rapids, MI in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Do you like using your IT skills to solve complex problems in a highly collaborative environment? Join the UFP Industries' IT team where you will be integral to the continuous improvement of our company.

The Network Engineer will be part of a team responsible for maintaining a complex infrastructure. This position will provide an exciting mix of implementing new technologies in addition to maintaining the existing infrastructure. UFP is looking for a seasoned Network Engineer with a strong focus on complex IP networking and data center design. The ideal candidate has a passion for creative design and out-of-the-box thinking when it comes to solving challenges. They can work collaboratively across multiple teams (technical and non-technical) to find the right solution or be willing to expand their understanding to get to the right solution.

Works under general supervision; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals; and requires a certain degree of creativity and autonomy to perform the job.

Note: (Applicants must have authorization to work in the USA).

Location: This position is required to work out of the Grand Rapids, MI - UFP Corporate Campus.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities Interpret business objectives and translate into technical requirements for network design and implementation. Design/Architect resilient, fault tolerant, network architectures that provide a stable and consistent business experience. Design/Architect networks with security best practices and enforcing proper segmentation for various applications and uses. Install, configure, deploy, and validate, LAN, WAN, WLAN, and security designs. Maintain and operate firewall policies and NAC policies to ensure best practices and proper network segmentation. Develop and maintain processes and procedures to drive efficiency for internal business teams. Develop and leverage network automation to drive efficiency and standardization. Assist Engineers with scope of work definition. Create and maintain network documentation. Configure and maintain network monitoring tools. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or equivalent is required 5 years Network Engineering experience Proficient in documenting technical processes and procedures Ability to work and manage relationships with multiple vendors Experience of network engineering in medium to large enterprises Experience with routing, switching, wireless, firewall, load balancing, DNS, public and private peering, VXLAN, NAC. Experience with the following routing protocols: BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, as well as protocol redistribution and route policies. Experience with the following manufacturers: Cisco, Arista, Palo Alto, Citrix. Experience diagnosing and resolving network performance issues. Experience or knowledge with Python, Ansible, Cisco NDFC, Cisco ISE, Arista Cloudvision, Panorama, Versa,is a plus.

Skills and abilities Proficiency in the use of the English language in reading, writing and speaking Ability to prioritize multiple large projects as well as day to day tasks Ability to adapt to new network environments and use your current knowledge to maintain and troubleshoot unfamiliar systems Ability to describe complex tasks to non-technical people Strong analytical skills in making the appropriate business and technical decisions Ability to successfully interact with all organizational levels Strong interpersonal, teamwork, organizational and workload planning skills are essential for this position Ability to function independently and produce results that meet standards of quality, timeliness and acceptability Ability to work effectively within a team environment, with other IT groups and our business partners Excellent verbal an