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Network Automation Engineer


Position Title:  
Network Automation and Performance Management Engineer

Salary - Full-Time (8am – 5pm – Monday-Friday)

Physical Location: 
3232 Players Club Pkwy
Memphis, TN 38125


The Job You Will Perform: 

  • Install, maintain and support various network management and automation platforms that monitor, manage and report on data, voice and video networks and applications
  • Utilize network management platforms to customize and automate processes, procedures and reporting
  • Extend current and provide new automation capabilities to deliver improved, standardized and repeatable results
  • Automation of third-party network management platforms using Python and APIs
  • Build service availability / performance reporting across multiple technical domains
  • Develop and report on common business-aligned metrics and trend analysis that clearly demonstrates the performance of Global Telecom technologies and services
  • Track performance of internal metrics and vendor service level agreements (SLAs)
  • Discuss, negotiate and accurately document agreed-upon strategic and operational direction relative to the consumption of services and measuring of performance
  • Create, promote and review automation-first procedures and templates
  • Understand the implications of network management platform execution and enablement across the enterprise, including Azure cloud and network security
  • Engage team members to eliminate service failings and improve customer service
  • Assist team in performing configuration changes and migrations
  • Identify and leverage integration opportunities of network management platforms and Global Telecom and enterprise applications
  • Proper visibility of declining, current and emerging automation 
  • Use device and application logging to find opportunities, in order to improve services
  • Responding to unplanned and on-demand automation and network management platform service needs, failures and degradations
  • Deliver technical expertise for third-party and open source platforms / applications
  • Collaborate effectively, recognize opportunities to innovate and build consensus 
  • Assist team with administration responsibilities of different management platforms
  • Maintain Django web server and SQLite database used by voice team 
  • Participation in applicable Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity exercises
  • Provide afterhours support 24x7x365, as needed



The Skills You Will Bring: 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology or a related discipline
  • 3+ years of network automation, monitoring and management technologies, services and operational experience
  • 1+ years of experience with International Paper (desired), preferably in Information Technology
  • Cisco CCNA Network Associate certification or equivalent experience preferred
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification a plus
  • Expertise with Python scripting, SQL server querying, Ansible server, SNMP, syslog and NetFlow
  • An understanding and practical application experience of the following applications:
    • Splunk, Netbox, Solar Winds Orion, LiveAction Live NX, Cisco DNA Center and Wireshark
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills at technical levels
  • An understanding and practical application experience of the following technologies:
    • Wide Area Network (WAN) and Local Area Network (LAN) data network hardware and technologies, layer-2 and layer-3 communication, Ethernet, TCP/IP, DHCP/QIP, Virtual LANs (VLAN), Netflow, SNMP, router and switch  configuration, QoS, Performance Monitoring and Tuning, other network, voice and video technologies
  • Demonstrate leadership competencies:
    • Business Acumen
    • Command Skills
    • Customer Focus
    • Decision Quality
    • Presentation Skills
    • Process Management
    • Technical Savvy
    • Written Communications



The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays 
  • Retirement, pension, and 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental 
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance


The Career You Will Build:

  • Leadership training
  • Promotional opportunities

The Impact You Will Make:
We continue to build a better future for people, the planet, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP. 



The Culture You Will Experience:
International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. You will learn Safety Leadership Principles and have the opportunity to opt into Employee Networking Circles such as IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and the African American ENC. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly diverse culture.


The Company You Will Join:
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting


International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


MEMPHIS, TN, US, 38125

Category:  Information Technology
Date:  Jan 14, 2023

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