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Senior Network Automation Engineer, IT Network Infrastructure

Date: Dec 14, 2019

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Location: AA Headquarters 1 (DFW-HDQ1) 
Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 33813 

Intro

Are you ready to explore a world of possibilities, both at work and during your time off? Join our American Airlines family, and you’ll travel the world, grow your expertise and become the best version of you. As you embark on a new journey, you’ll tackle challenges with flexibility and grace, learning new skills and advancing your career while having the time of your life. Feel free to enrich both your personal and work life and hop on board!

Why you'll love this job
  • This job is a member of the Information Technology Team within the Information Technology Division.
  • Responsible for the technical leadership, execution, and delivery of next generation software defined infrastructure; firewall technologies, intrusion detection/prevention technologies, micro-segmentation, F5, SD-LAN, SD-WAN other data center technologies and continuous process improvements. This role will lead the corporate execution and delivery of software defined infrastructure working with internal subject matter experts and partners/vendors to deliver the solution.
What you'll do
  • Installs, configures, and manages a highly available and scalable VMware/virtualization NSX Software Defined Infrastructure
  • Provides planning, installing, configuring, and upgrading support for NSX, vRealize Automation and Orchestration, and VMware ESXi
  • Transforms the organization by leveraging and enabling automation, orchestration, continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD).
  • Accountable for identifying, designing, building, and implementing within the software defined product, having end-to-end accountability for customer satisfaction, delivery effectiveness and execution.
  • Develops and maintains the company’s virtual software defined infrastructure documents (policies, standards, baselines, guidelines and procedures)
  • Functions as a technical change agent and influences product direction in order to increase IT business value and simplicity
  • Serves as an advocate for business stakeholders into IT and helps evangelize the role of network engineering technology back to the business
  • Provides well-considered counsel to leadership and other business service leaders on the strategic two to three-year technology roadmap for all software defined technologies
  • Presents innovate forward thinking concepts and technology to improve business processes
  • Participates in IT strategic planning and budget planning efforts
  • Contributes to our positive, team-oriented culture by developing and maintaining cooperative relationships, facilitating the resolution of conflicts, and accepting and providing constructive feedback
All you'll need for success

Minimum Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
  • 5 years of experience in a highly technical professional environment
  • 3 years of experience in delivering Software Defined Infrastructure, leveraging automation, orchestration, and scripting technologies. 
  • 5 years of experience with various Operating Systems, such as  Windows, Linux, UNIX, Cisco IOS, or NX-OS

 

Preferred Qualifications- Education & Prior Job Experience

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Technology, Information Systems (CIS/MIS), Engineering or related technical discipline, or equivalent experience/training
  • NSX-T experience is highly preferred
  • Basic understanding of Network, Firewalls and load balancing – F5, Nginx, Comptia+, or device MFG specific certifications
  • Strong Programming/scripting languages and frameworks knowledge and experience, in support of automation (Python, Ansible, etc...)PHP, CSS HTML, JAVA, REST API’s
  • Develped and managed devices with Ansible, Puppet, or Chef
  • Database, MY SQL, Postgres, opensource database experiece
  • Container experience, Docker, Kubernetes
  • Cloud experience, Azure, AWS, Google, IBM, Etc.
  • Experience and building and securing API’s with Network Manufacturers devices.
  • Familiar with Change Management challenges and principles of deploying CI/CD
  • Experience with Virtualization in the network, security and overall infrastructure space
  • Understands and effectively articulates the implications and impact that proposed architectural changes will have on the business (to technical and non-technical audiences).
  • Airline Industry experience

 

Skills, Licenses & Certifications

  • CCNP – DC, Routing, Switching VMWare Certified Professional Standard
  • Proven ability to build, cultivate, and promote strong relationships with internal customers at all levels of the organization, as well as with IT counterparts, business partners, and external groups
  • Deep understanding of the interdependent relationship between information security, database, middleware, network infrastructure, and application services
  • Ability to deploy and execute software defined infrastructure; firewall technologies, intrusion detection/prevention, micro-segmentation, and software defined network, and software defined WAN
  • Extensive experience with Data Center infrastructure solutions: Cisco (Route and Switch), F5 (LTM, APM, ASM), Palo Alto (FW + IDS/IPS functions), Infoblox (DDI), Citrix Netscaler (VDI), Cisco ISE and ACS
  • Extensive experience with Campus LAN and WLAN solutions, also implemented on Cisco products, network segmentation and access control in remote offices and campus locations
  • Extensive experience with programming/scripting languages and frameworks in support of automation, such as Python or Ansible
  • Strong experience with Active Directory & DNS
  • Experience with virtualization in the network, security and overall infrastructure space
  • Ability to design Ansible networking playbooks (and/or via Python scripts, REST API)  for F5, Palo Alto, Gigamon , Infoblox, Cisco IOS/IOS-XE/NX-OS
  • Experience working with Agile project management methodologies and tools
  • Demonstrated experience with DevOps, ITIL, and platform process & technology, with a progressive track record
What you'll get

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer: 

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network.
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more. 
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year.
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more
Feel Free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

Additional Locations: None
Requisition ID: 33813 


Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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