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Senior Network Engineer

Clayton Homes

Clayton Homes

Maryville, TN, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Position Summary
The Network Engineer III is the subject matter expert responsible for planning, designing, installing, supporting, and maintaining large-scale enterprise, datacenter, manufacturing, and retail network infrastructures.

About The Team

This position will work within the Network Engineering team in Enterprise Technology Operations (ETO), collaborate with other engineering teams, Information Security, Facilities, and vendors to plan, design, implement and oversee all network services. This team is responsible for various projects related to the planning, design, implementation, and support of our network infrastructure for our home building division comprised of manufacturing, supply, and transportation facilities.

Primary Responsibilities

• Drive innovation and creative solutions that deliver business results while meeting IT operational guidelines.
• Proactively monitor network usage, anticipate problems, and recommend/implement solutions.
• Remain current on emerging technologies via professional groups, trade magazines, internal and external training, independent research and study, and other avenues available.
• Understand, create, and explain network diagrams, topologies, and concepts.
• Willingness to mentor more junior engineers.
• Translate stakeholder requirements into technical specifications that can be used for development and break down technical complexities so that they can be easily understood by business units and end users.
• Work closely with security and architecture teams to provide resilient, secure, and performant solutions.
• Serve as an escalation point for support organization and lower-level engineers.

Primary Qualifications

• 7 + years of hands-on experience with routing, switching, wireless and WAN technologies.
• CCNP and/or PCNSE certification or equivalent experience and skillsets preferred
• Firm understanding of network access control technologies, preferably Cisco ISE.
• Firm understanding of Software defined networking, preferably Cisco ACI and SD-WAN.
• Firm understanding of SD-WAN, preferably Cisco Meraki.
• Firm understanding of public cloud services and hybrid network connectivity.
• Advanced understanding of the OSI model, subnetting, TCP/IP, NTP, DNS and DHCP.
• Advanced understanding of 802.1q VLANs, spanning tree, dynamic routing w/ OSPF and/or BGP.
• Hands-on experience configuring and maintaining Next-gen firewalls. Palo Alto and Cisco preferred.
• Experience with ServiceNow, JIRA, and Agile Methodology preferred, but not required.

Desired Skills

• Advanced network performance and packet capture analysis.
• Excellent documentation and knowledge transfer skills.
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse group of team members, including executives, managers, IT professionals, and subject matter experts.
• Ability to quickly learn new or unfamiliar technologies and products, independently using documentation and online resources.

Behavioral Competencies

• Active Listening
• Collaboration and Teamwork
• Helpfulness
• Instructing
• Relationship Building
• Service Focus
• Deliberative Decision Making
• Accountability
• Adaptability

Why Clayton Homes?

Founded in 1956, Clayton is a Berkshire Hathaway Company committed to opening doors to a better life and Building Happyness® through homeownership. Through its family of brands, Clayton builds, sells, finances, and insures traditional site-built homes and off-site built housing – including modular homes, manufactured homes, CrossMod™ homes, tiny homes, college dormitories, military barracks, and apartments. Corporate headquarters is located in the Knoxville, Tennessee area, specifically, Maryville, Tennessee. Clayton is the recipient of numerous industry awards including 2019 Builder of the Year and ranks as the #2 builder of homes in the U.S. by units sold. Our site-built division, Clayton Properties Group, is the 8th largest site builder in the U.S. We achieve our results through the strength of our people and have been recognized on the 2021 Forbes Best Employers for Diversity and 2021 Forbes America’s Best Employers Lists. To learn more about Clayton Homes, go to: https://www.claytonhomes.com


• Competitive benefits including 401(k) with 100% company match of the first 4%; medical, dental and vision plans; paid time off days and holidays.
• Quarterly bonus program.
• Forbes lists: America’s Best Employers, America’s Employers by State, Best Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for Women.
• Recognized as one of East Tennessee’s top technology workplaces.
• Wellness programs that focus on emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, physical, and financial well-being.
• Onsite fitness facility with full gym, workout classes, volleyball and basketball, ping-pong, and disc golf course.
• Paid Time Off for Volunteer work.

Why Clayton Homes:
• Consistently striving vertically integrated Berkshire Hathaway company
• One of America’s largest home builders and leader in housing
• Forbes lists: America’s Best Employers, America’s Employers by State, Best
Employers for Diversity, Best Employers for Women
• Quarterly profit share bonus program
• Onsite gym with variety of classes, wellness, professional and personal
development programs and much more!
Clayton is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Clayton is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.

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