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Senior Network Engineer


Position Title

Senior Network Engineer


Pay Rate:


Multiple factors, including Individual experience, skills and abilities will determine where an employee is ultimately placed in the pay range.



Salaried Full-Time


Physical Location:

3232 Players Club Pkwy

Memphis, TN

Must reside in the Memphis, TN  area



The Job You Will Perform:

  • Serve as the lead data center network engineer providing overall direction, guidance, management and supervision of entire data center network infrastructure and related software
  • Collaborate with Global Telecom architects to lab test, document and generate engineering templates and guidelines
  • Act as a technical liaison for data center network technologies.
  • Provide Tier-3 technical escalation support
  • Mentor and train Global Telecom team members on data center network implementations and technologies.
  • Work in collaboration with the architecture team to test, document, and provide proof of concepts for emerging technologies
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, upgrade, and provide solutions to hardware/software problems
  • Identify, communicate, and implement proactive changes that must be performed to prevent problems
  • Management of International Paper’s network to meet service levels, including capacity planning and upgrades
  • Expand, deploy, refresh and remove all supported data center network technologies, software and services, in collaboration with Global Telecom architects


The Skills You Will Bring:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in an IT-related discipline
  • 10 years of network engineering experience working directly with data center network technologies and services
  • Cisco CCIE or CCNP certifications required
  • Deep Nexus 9K, 7K, 5K and 2K technology experience required
  • Cisco ACI, EPGs, Contracts, APIC controller-based experience
  • Python, Perl, TCL, Bash or EEM scripting (preferred)
  • Excellent written and verbal, business and technical communication skills for management-level audiences
  • Drive to succeed, highly self-motivated and ability to learn on the fly
  • Ability to be flexible with changing requirements
  • Superior problem analysis and solving skills applying personal experience and experience from others
  • Professional and courteous attitude towards all team members
  • An advanced understanding and practical application experience of the following technologies, services, vendors:
  • VXLAN, OSPF, BGP, EIGRP, QoS, performance monitor, tuning and packet decodes, VDCs and 40-Gbps Ethernet
  • Demonstrate practical application of the following competencies: Command Skills; Customer Focus; Decision Quality; Innovation Management; Political Savvy; Presentation Skills; Process Management; Technical Savvy; Written Communications


The Benefits You Will Enjoy:

International Paper offers a benefits package that includes health, welfare and   retirement plans including Medical, Dental, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short-term and Long-term Disability, 401(k), Company-funded retirement contributions, Paid Time Off, Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement), Student Loan Repayment Assistance, and Voluntary Benefits including insurance for home, auto, vision and pets. 


The Career You Will Build:

  • Experience with modern WAN and Data Center technologies
  • Promotional opportunities


The Impact You Will Make:

We continue to build a better future for people, the plant, 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. 

Hiring Manager: Mike Bowen

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MEMPHIS, TN, US, 38125

Category:  Information Technology
Date:  Jul 9, 2024

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