Lead Network Automation Engineer

| Rockville, MD, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 108,200-235,500 Annually
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FINRA is dedicated to protecting investors and ensuring the integrity of America's financial system. At FINRA we are focused on employee career development, offering learning opportunities, resources, and tools to help you achieve your professional aspirations. We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Network Automation Engineer:

Under the supervision of the Sr. Director of Network Engineering, the Network Automation Engineer will be:• Required to perform duties of a subject matter expert in network automation, systems administration, and tools management.• Responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of the company's network management systems consisting of commercial, open-source, and in-house developed tools. • Responsible to contribute to the engineering, testing, and deployment of multiple projects and initiatives. • Responsible for participating in the planning, implementation, maintenance, and operations of the company's cloud and on-premises network infrastructure and services. • Required to provide operational network support, incident response, and troubleshooting.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop/design network management systems and integrations that collect and analyze network performance data, manage network configurations, collect NetFlow and firewall syslog data, and process network fault alerts.
  • Responsible for support and maintenance of enterprise DNS services (e.g., BIND and DDI solutions).
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex network issues in LAN/WAN and public cloud network infrastructures.
  • Ability to work with multiple application owners to identify bottlenecks or other network performance issues; this includes an ability to understand, identify, and escalate chronic issues causing inefficient operations and impact.
  • Position requires the ability to work independently in meeting recurring job duties while working collectively with team members, as required.
  • Lead collaboration with other team members and other teams to ensure technology solution and staff are in line with customer expectations and overall technology vision and goals.
  • Champion the collaborative resolution of defects. Work across organization to deliver solutions that meet joint requirements.
  • Assist with adherence to technology policies and comply with all security controls.
  • Participate in periodic Disaster Recovery (DR), Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Sarbanes Oxley
  • Evaluate industry trends, standards, and new technologies to proactively recommend and implement changes.
  • Development and presentation of technology analytics, documentation, and presentation materials.
  • Manage vendor support and account relationships.
  • Provide backup coverage for more senior management, occasionally as needed.
  • Mentor junior staff in skill development.
  • Experience needed:
  • Strong experience with programming/scripting languages are highly valued to support initiatives and responsibilities related to task automation, systems integrations, data analysis, and visualizations.
  • Expert in the use of Python to develop tools, APIs, and Web development (e.g., Flask).
  • Experience with PHP, Perl, and SQL query writing.
  • Familiar with MySQL, Ruby, MariaDB, Apache Web server.
  • Experience with Unix/Linux system administration (e.g., Ubuntu and AWS Linux): bash scripting, OS configuration and administration.
  • Experience and knowledge of SNMP protocol and SevOne or other open-source SNMP, Syslog, and Ping monitoring tools (e.g., Nagios, NMIS, MRTG, RRD Tool).
  • Experience with AWS and Azure Cloud platforms to include, server containerization technologies (e.g., Docker, AWS ECS, and Fargate).
  • Experience and knowledge with DNS protocols including the use of BIND and the Infoblox DDI platform.
  • Experience in managing and administering enterprise change management process and procedures.
  • Familiar with development and orchestration tools (e.g., Git and Jenkins).
  • Familiar with IP address management and DHCP operations (e.g., Infoblox DDI platform).
  • Excellent analytical skills, organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills are essential.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to interact and work collectively with colleagues and vendors.
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems, or equivalent with five (5) years of related experience in engineering or related technical discipline.

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent with seven (7) years of related experience in engineering or related technical discipline.
  • Past senior level systems administrator experience in a production data center environment.
  • In-depth understanding of common network security issues and industry security best practices
  • Hands-on experience with enterprise grade network design and management.
  • Solid hands-on experience with various networks, monitoring software, remote assistant tools, firewalls (OS level command line and GUI interface), and operating system switches
  • Familiar with various network management/troubleshooting tools.
  • Proficiency with multiple operating systems
  • Strong knowledge and experience in various scripting languages.
  • Excellent written and verbal technical communication skills.
  • Ability to perform well in a fast- paced, team environment.
  • Strong decision making, problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with people at all levels in the organization, both inside and outside of technology.
  • Ability to adapt and learn new technologies.
  • Excellent planning skills.
  • Willingness to accept new challenges and grasp new or changing concepts, technologies and procedures.

Work Conditions:

  • Work is normally performed in a hybrid work environment.
  • Extended hours and weekend work may be required as this is a 24x7 operations environment.
  • Occasional travel may be required.

For work that is performed in CA, Washington, DC, CO, HI, New York, NY and WA, the chart below outlines the proposed salary range for the corresponding location. In addition to location, actual compensation is based on various factors, including but not limited to, the candidate's skill set, level of experience, education, and internal peer compensation comparisons

California: Minimum Salary $124,300, Maximum Salary $235,500

Washington, DC: Minimum Salary $124,300, Maximum Salary $225,700

Colorado/Hawaii: Minimum Salary $108,200, Maximum Salary $196,200

New York, NY: Minimum Salary $129,800, Maximum Salary $235,500

Washington State: Minimum Salary $108,200, Maximum Salary $225,700


To be considered for this position, please submit an application. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

The information provided above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work of the position. It is not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required.

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Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. FINRA provides comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance. Additional insurance includes basic life, accidental death and dismemberment, supplemental life, spouse/domestic partner and dependent life, and spouse/domestic partner and dependent accidental death and dismemberment, short- and long-term disability, long-term care, business travel accident, disability and legal. FINRA offers immediate participation and vesting in a 401(k) plan with company match and eligibility for participation in an additional FINRA-funded retirement contribution, tuition reimbursement and many other benefits.

Time Off and Paid Leave*

FINRA encourages its employees to focus on their health and wellness in many ways, including through a generous time-off program of 15 days of paid time off, 5 personal days and 9 sick days (all pro-rated in the first year). Additionally, we are proud to support our communities by providing two volunteer service days (based on full-time schedule). Other paid leave includes military leave, jury duty leave, bereavement leave, voting and election official leave for federal, state or local primary and general elections, care of a family member leave (available after 90 days of employment); and childbirth and parental leave (available after 90 days of employment). Full-time employees receive nine paid holidays.

*Based on full-time schedule

Important Information

FINRA's Code of Conduct imposes restrictions on employees' investments and requires financial disclosures that are uniquely related to our role as a securities regulator. FINRA employees are required to disclose to FINRA all brokerage accounts that they maintain, and those in which they control trading or have a financial interest (including any trust account of which they are a trustee or beneficiary and all accounts of a spouse, domestic partner or minor child who lives with the employee) and to authorize their broker-dealers to provide FINRA with duplicate statements for all of those accounts. All of those accounts are subject to the Code's investment and securities account restrictions, and new employees must comply with those investment restrictions-including disposing of any security issued by a company on FINRA's Prohibited Company List or obtaining a written waiver from their Executive Vice President-by the date they begin employment with FINRA. Employees may only maintain securities accounts that must be disclosed to FINRA at one or more securities firms that provide an electronic feed (e-feed) of data to FINRA, and must move securities accounts from other securities firms to a firm that provides an e-feed within three months of beginning employment.

You can read more about these restrictions here.

As standard practice, employees must also execute FINRA's Employee Confidentiality and Invention Assignment Agreement without qualification or modification and comply with the company's policy on nepotism.

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Please be advised that FINRA is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, a valid written agreement and task order must be in place before any resumes are submitted to FINRA. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at FINRA without a valid written agreement and task order in place will be deemed the sole property of FINRA and no fee will be paid in the event that person is hired by FINRA.

FINRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal state or local laws as appropriate, or upon the protected status of the person's relatives, friends or associates.

FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

FINRA abides by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.

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