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SUMMARY:The Network Engineer is responsible for design, implementation, maintenance, troubleshooting, monitoring, and reporting of the enterprise network infrastructure of Churchill Downs Incorporated and its related properties.


  • Ensure the successful and continued operation of the company's network infrastructure.
  • Provide leadership and escalations for change and incident bridges.
  • Investigate network issues and bring resolution within stated SLA parameters.
  • Provide Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to operations team and customers upon request.
  • Provide technical leadership (both verbal and written) for incident response and change control.
  • Participate in on-call rotation for incident management and escalation.
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair network problems according to Service Level Agreements.
  • Troubleshoot issues involving BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, static routes, multiple VRF's, STP, VTP, VLANs, switch stacking technology on gear including but not limited to NX-OS, Cisco IOS, Cisco IOS-XE, and PAN-OS.
  • Monitor and report on the network infrastructure operation regularly.
  • Firewall planning, maintenance, and reporting.
  • Plan and execute changes to the network infrastructure.
  • Network Equipment Inventory Management.
  • Maintain an extensive IP Telephony network specifically responsible for the Cisco Unified Contact Center Express deployments and UCCx script writing.
  • Wireless LAN configuration and maintenance.
  • Gather and compile documentation and diagrams as required.
  • Update and maintain network management application databases and CMDB tools.
  • Proactively address business process issues regarding networks through network architecture design, development, and implementation as well as business process re-engineering
  • Ensure that all organizational activities and operations are carried out in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing business operations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Associate's degree in Information Technology or related discipline. May consider experience and certifications for degree requirement.
  • 3+ years of experience implementing / managing WAN circuits.
  • 3+ years of experience using network analysis, management, and performance monitoring tools to plan for growth, diagnose problems and determine root cause.
  • 3+ years of experience managing comprehensive projects in complex networking environment.
  • 3+ years of experience implementing VLAN technology in an enterprise environment.
  • Current CCNA or CCNP certification.
  • ITIL or Six Sigma certification.
  • 3+ years of experience configuring, monitoring and managing Cisco ASA Firewalls, Palo Alto Firewalls, F5 Load Balancers, and Cisco WAN/LAN switching & routing products.
  • Strong knowledge of routing and switching, including BGP, OSPF and EIGRP.
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux-based platforms.
  • Knowledge of VMware and virtualization technologies.
  • Experience with ArubaOS is preferred.


  • Ability to work a 24x7 on-call rotation.
  • Ability to work certain night/weekend shifts on an as-needed basis for major infrastructure changes.
  • Ability to work several marquee events such as the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Comfortable with fast paced work environment.
  • Ability to obtain racing and/or gaming licenses as required in any jurisdiction where CDI operates. The Gaming industry is highly regulated and as such demands an extensive background check to obtain a license.
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Churchill Downs Incorporated operates in the News + Entertainment industry. The company is located in Louisville, KY. It has 2943 total employees. To see all 8 open jobs at Churchill Downs Incorporated, click here.
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