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Principal Network Specialist

Req id:  36062

Waterloo, ON, CA Richmond Hill, ON, CA Mississauga, ON, CA



As the Information Company, our mission at OpenText is to create software solutions and deliver services that redefine the future of digital. Be part of a winning team that leads the way in Enterprise Information Management. 



The Opportunity
OpenText is seeking an experienced Senior Network Engineer who will be responsible for the design, development, and management of the OpenText commercial-wide area network.  The successful candidate will have extensive experience in managing a dynamic global network in a 24x7 support model. This position requires a strong understanding of all aspects of a highly converged network with a focus on a global WAN. The role also entails strong communications and reporting experience with a focus to meet OpenText global customers by addressing complex problems in a timely manner with a professional attitude.

You Are Great At
•    Business requirements analysis as related to aspects of unified communications, network, and network security
•    Design and implementation of data communications architectures including integration of applications, data, and other infrastructure architectures.
•    Identify operational weaknesses within the existing network infrastructure and present execution plans to overcome those concerns in a timely fashion while still making the most cost-efficient use of resources.
•    Work to complete all projects assigned and exhaust all possible resources to provide results on time, within specifications, and on budget
•    Actively monitor and react to real-time network conditions and make recommendations on improving monitoring and reporting.
•    Document IT activities such as incidents and system changes with regular participation in change control activities
•    Regularly interact with team members to assist in troubleshooting and transfer of knowledge in an effort to cross-pollinate others with the required knowledge to effectively support.
•    Leverage both proven and innovative technology approaches to solve challenging business problems
•    Must have a positive attitude while participating in after-hour and weekend network maintenance.

What It Takes
•    Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, or related; equivalent related technical experience may be considered in lieu of degree
•    10+ years’ experience with a variety of WAN routing, security, and global load balancer, protocols, equipment, concepts, and architectures. 
•    CCIE or equivalent certification highly preferred
•    Experience with WAN, Knowledge of service provider MPLS and Internet VPN.
•    Advanced troubleshooting and debugging skills. Usage of Wireshark packet captures. 
•    A solid understanding of IP networking including addressing, behavior, and performance including DMVPN, IPSEC/GRE, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP
•    Experience with configuration and maintenance of network equipment from multiple vendors, including Cisco
•    Highly available data center network architecture and design (Spine and Leaf)
•    Highly available wide-area networking architecture and design
•    Experience with applying network and application acceleration and network load balancing to services
•    Knowledge and experience deploying and maintaining network QoS on local and wide area networks.
•    Experience with IP network security technologies including network firewalls, application proxies, intrusion detection and prevention, and network access control
•    Experience with enterprise network management systems and protocols such as SNMP including system containers and VM’s.
•    Understanding and experience with distributed role-based access control systems as applied to network infrastructure
•    Ability to program in an administrative scripting language Perl, Python, and/or Ansible.
•    Working with a global team distributed across multiple locations, strong written and spoken communication skills are a requirement.
•    Ability to solve problems quickly and automate processes



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Our growing team is mapping the future of Information Management, and we continue to make new discoveries that expand its boundaries. Join us and be part of a winning team, where the opportunities for your career are limitless. 

From its innovative start as a research project by University of Waterloo professors in 1991, OpenText has grown into a global company with offices in more than 35 countries. Our high- performance culture has forged our growth and is an excellent fit for people looking to push themselves to learn and do more.

It’s our time to lead, and as part of our team, it will be your time too. Our continued growth will provide you the opportunity to explore, learn and chart an exciting career path while enjoying a good work-life balance. 

If you thrive in a dynamic work environment, there is always a new horizon to explore. We are proud to offer excellent benefits, challenging work and competitive financial rewards. 

Our employee programs prioritize employees’ well-being and that of their families. We offer a comprehensive benefit plan, education assistance, a wellness/fitness reimbursement and time off to volunteer. 

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