Aug 08, 2022

Network Services Cloud Engineer or Architect

  • IPC
  • Fairfield, Connecticut OR New Jersey OR New York
Senior Infrastructure

Job Description

IPC is a leading provider of indispensable financial trading communications solutions to the world’s largest financial services firms and global enterprises. With 35 years of expertise and product innovation, IPC provides its customers with global systems and solutions, as well as a suite of products and enhanced services that includes advanced Voice over-IP technology and an integrated network with 24x7x365 management services for more than 40 countries.

About The Role

We are looking for a Network Services Global Network Engineer/Architect to grow, support, and evolve the global infrastructure enabling IPC’s world-class data and voice connectivity solutions for the finance industry. You will design, support, and automate hybrid networks using IPC’s existing private network and public/private cloud providers. IPC’s global network is built on multi-vendor and multi-technology networks.

What You Will Be Doing

  • Function as Subject Matter Expert on hybrid designs for IPC products that require cloud connectivity and/or Internet access.  Initial cloud focus will be on internetworking with AWS and IPC infrastructure partners used for hosted services.  This can expand to other cloud providers as opportunities develop.

  • Work with Portal and OSS teams on the development of network automation capabilities for service provisioning and operational troubleshooting.  This may involve a combination of internally developed scripts/tools or the use of third-party products.

  • Develop a detailed understanding of the technical and product aspects of all IPC’s Data Services (Connexus Ethernet/Extranet/WAN/SD-WAN) that are under the purview of the Global Network Engineering team.

  • Develop a working knowledge of IPC Trading Systems and Cloud products that uses the IPC Connexus network as a transport.  Key focus would be on understanding applications flows and all network requirements required to support deliver of those services to customers.

  • Perform Engineering tasks related to operational and product handover which include creating/maintaining design documentation, configuration templates, BOMs, provisioning/troubleshooting guides, ops training (where needed), systems integration, ensuring conformity to existing standards.

  • Work with Product Management to develop new or enhance existing IPC Data Services. This includes participating in vendors discussions, planning and execution of POCs, equipment evaluation, perform technical, cost analysis, and road map discussions

  • Work with Sales and Customer Engineering to ensure conformity to standard products and services.  Where bespoke requirements are justified, work to develop solutions that can meet requirements but leverages as many standard elements as possible.

  • Respond to escalations from Customer Engineering or Operations on production issues. This includes troubleshooting, research, creating workarounds, working with vendors to report bugs and find resolutions.

What You Need for this Position

  • Experience with Layer 3 WAN+LAN networking (IP Routing, IP Multicast, MPLS VPNs, VRFs, BGP/OSPF/EIGRP etc.), including design and troubleshooting.

  • Experience with AWS with focus on networking elements (Direct Connect, Transit Gateways, VPC Gateways, VPC peering, Internet Gateways, Gateway Load balancers, etc)

  • Experience with configuration and deployment of Cisco Routers.  

  • Experience Redhat Linux and VMWare.

  • Knowledge of firewalls and security.  Specific experience with Fortinet or Cisco ASA/Firepower a plus.

  • 10+ years working in an IT or networking role.

  • 5+ years in a role specifically with network engineering design/architecture responsibilities, with a strong focus on IP routing, Cloud and Automation technologies.

  • Experience working with global networks for a Service Provider or XaaS environment

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or IT/Computer Sciences or related field

      Bonus Points For:

  • Experience with Ansible 

  • Experience with one or more of the following a plus: Python, TCL, PERL, HTML, XML, Excel formulas/VBA.

  • Experience with Finance Vertical networking services requirements

  • Experience with Finance Vertical voice services (e.g. Trader Voice)

  • Certifications

What's in It For You

  • Outstanding benefits including 401K, full health insurance, commuter benefits, and generous PTO.
  • IPC is growing fast with over a thousand employees.
  • Award-winning trading communications platform powering the global financial market.

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