ACI Network Engineer-Lead - Remote

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Jan 21, 2023
Mar 22, 2023
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The world isnt standing still, and neither is Allstate. Were moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers evolving needs. Thats why now is an exciting time to join our team. Youll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

Youll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from lifes uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years weve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatevers coming next to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. Weve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We dont follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summary:

The Lead ACI Network Engineer (NE) executes, plans, and reviews complex enterprise networking implementations. While participating in the designs, plan, and maintain new or existing network hardware and software technology components. The NE Sr. Technician utilizes advanced systems, scripting skills to develop automation emerging enterprise-wide systems hardware/ software technology components. The role creates reviews and ensures updates are made to the configuration management plan.

The Lead ACI Network Engineer possesses deep knowledge of Enterprise Network Technologies including Routing/Switching, Cloud integration, and Network Management tools. S/he will also be knowledgeable of industry trends in network technology and have good understanding of the interaction between network and other technologies including AWS, Azure, Oracle, Big Data, and VMWare. The Network Engineer Sr. Technician leads creation of network standards and is able to apply them in support of present and future business needs within the Allstate environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee Routing Switching technology aspects of Networking for Allstate, maintaining a perspective of the how the industry is heading, talking to other companies, and bringing back to Allstate other customer experiences.
  • Assist in creating and maintaining roadmaps for product lifecycles, including the year-to-year budget, which is presented on a biannual basis to leadership.
  • Create standardized solutions that are documented and provide training to staff. Inclusive of recommending technologies, evaluating technologies, implementing one or more of these in a proof of concept, and then transitioning the work to peers or a fulfillment team for completion. Develop, plan, and implement highly complex change, sign off on less complex changes, and monitor changes as needed depending on delegations.
  • Ability to present written or verbal communications to senior leadership, inclusive of resource requirements or budgeting forecast.
  • Resolve highly complex or critical incidents involving multiple enterprise services and components. Collaborate with operations to address concerns with mean time to repair, which could be used to perform incident avoidance.
  • Ability to automate network technologies, so that we can speed our deliver or operations, using common tools at noted in the skills requirements.
  • Superior analytical skills. Oversee and drive effort to analyze highly complex problems and solution alternatives. Recommend best alternatives and implement upon approval.
  • Provide leadership and technical guidance in project management, planning, task definition, estimating, reporting, scheduling, and workflow.
  • Provide coaching and direction for more junior engineers, serving as Subject Matter Expert for network requirements within assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Analyze variances and initiate effectiveness or efficiency improvements in the organization, standards, procedures or methods.
  • Develop plans to meet required service levels; coordinate capacity requirements, design data collection and reporting mechanisms for application/infrastructure health reporting.

Job Qualifications:

  • College degree or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of experience with enterprise network systems
  • Experience with LANswitching Cisco Nexus and Catalyst platforms, particularly Nexus 9k, 7k, 5k, 2k and Cat4500, 3650, 3560X
  • Ability to work with project managers to create project plans, tasks, estimations, schedules, and workflows.
  • Python and/or other scripting skills, such as Ansible [Very Highly desired]
  • Routing (Complex BGP [Very Highly Desired], OSPF, route redistribution, VRF lite, Static routing, route maps, ECMP)
  • Experience installing a Data center SDN, Cisco ACI, Cumulus, or other, into production
  • Cisco ACI [Very Highly Desired]
  • Proven experience designing and engineering in a large enterprise network or ISP
  • Cisco Data Center and Access layer switching and routing hardware and software (NXOS, IOS, etc.)
  • Switching (PVST+, RSPT preferred, MST, MLAG)
  • QOS CBWFQ, Policing, Shaping, troubleshooting
  • Multicast (PIM-SM)
  • Protocol analysis (TCP/IP required, DNS, DHCP, HTTP, SIP)
  • VPNs (Point to Point VPN's, DMVPN)
  • Participated in End-of-life planning and budgeting
  • Experience with Network management integration with SNMP, Syslog, and event handling
  • Experience in Python scripting and Rest API
  • Experience in implementing network-based security 802.1x, Port Security, NAT, IPSEC
  • Ability to troubleshoot and maintain the F5 technology within an enterprise production environment.
  • Experience with GSLB, F5 LTM and GTM is required.
  • Integrating Networks into the Cloud, such as AWS and Azure
  • Experience with or book knowledge with Cisco ACI (application / network centric migrations.
  • Experience in developing Service Level Management - developing SLA's and quantifying Availability of the Network.

Compensation offered for this role is$80,500.00-$134,800.00 per yearand is based on experience and qualifications.

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary but thats just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, youll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.For a full description of Allstates benefits, visit

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