Principal Network Engineer at Sinclair Broadcast Group (Baltimore, MD)

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Sinclair Broadcast Group is seeking a Principal Network Engineer to join our corporate SRE team.

What you'll be doing :
  • Capture and understand business requirements matching network technology and designs to the needs of the business to achieve desired outcomes
  • Design a diverse set of networks that transports video traffic between different locations across the globe
  • Design a hybrid-cloud network environment combining both on-prem network technologies and AWS advanced networking configuration to meet the needs of Sinclair
  • Design support processes and procedures for Cisco/Arista/AWS networking deployments in conjunction with the Sinclair Cloud SRE team
  • Develop network automation and day-2 operation practices for enterprise deployments
  • Provide technical leadership for a team of engineers tasked with daily WAN / LAN operations for both on-prem and Cloud networking projects
  • Work with the Sinclair Security team to design Firewall architectures, incorporating IPsec tunnels to connect multi-cloud environments and 3rd party providers to the Sinclair enterprise
  • Work with Cisco, Arista, Fortinet, Palo Alto, AWS, Azure, and GCP networking solutions and technologies to achieve business outcomes
  • Leverage SolarWinds for management and monitoring of network devices and services along with other opensource tools for enterprise management
  • Leverage Scrutinizer to analyze NetFlow & SFlow data along with cloud-based SDN packet analysis tools to profile application traffic to identify and correct ongoing problems
  • Design and deploy the use of native cloud-based tools to manage and monitor Cloud-based environments within the Architecture
  • Provide tier 3 support to Network Team and Stakeholders as required on an on-call basis as part of a broader rotation
  • Develop policies and practices for the network team to elevate the levels of service that the organization provides for a diverse set of stakeholders throughout the company
  • Embrace DevOps practices bringing them to the Network Operation team to accelerate deployments, standards, monitoring, fault analysis, and tracking of changes throughout our enterprise

What we're looking for :
  • Knowledge of Cisco CCIE level networking required, Routing and Switching, Data Center, Enterprise Infrastructure disciplines
  • Deep understanding of LAN and Enterprise WAN architectures and how they are used to design global video delivery networks
  • Expert knowledge in Network Troubleshooting with a focus on the OSI model as it relates to enterprise networking
  • 10+ years' experience Designing and Supporting Enterprise WAN environments
  • 10+ years' experience with complex LAN, WAN, Datacenter, and Cloud environments
  • Must have knowledge of Python and Ansible to develop network automation solutions
  • Required, all 3 AWS Associate Certifications - Sysops, Devops, Solution Architect
  • AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Speciality Certification a plus
  • Experience in cloud networking (Azure Express Route and AWS connections) is required
  • Knowledge of Software Defined Networking and Virtual Network Functions (VNF) required
  • Knowledge of Cisco Viptella required within a wide-scale enterprise environment
  • Must be effective and clear when communicating with both technical resources and C-level management stakeholders
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a project team for large initiatives
  • Must be able to establish personal relationships with stakeholders understanding their needs and how best to accomplish their goals in a diverse non-standard environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where 24x7 communications are required for critical applications
  • Ability to coach and lead the existing technical team in modern operations and DevOps practices to bring higher levels of automation, documenting, and service to our internal customers


Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We're at the forefront of NextGen technology, enabling innovative new ways to engage with broadcast content like never before. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let's talk.

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More Information on Sinclair Broadcast Group
Sinclair Broadcast Group operates in the News + Entertainment industry. The company is located in Seattle, WA, Cockeysville, MD and Hunt Valley, MD. Sinclair Broadcast Group was founded in 1986. It has 5001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 67 open jobs at Sinclair Broadcast Group, click here.
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