• Lead Juniper Network Engineer

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  • Overview

    Tractor Supply Company (TSCO), the largest retail chain of rural lifestyle products in the United States, is dedicated to enhancing our strong company culture built on our team members’ commitment to our Mission and Values.  With over 1,700 stores in 49 states and an innovative e-commerce platform, Tractor Supply ranks in the Fortune 400 with revenues of $7 billion and growing! Come grow your career with us as we serve those who live “Life out Here”!


    Job Purpose


    This position is responsible for designing, engineering and supporting a complex enterprise Local Area (LAN), Wide Area (WAN) and Wireless (WLAN) network. This requires superior knowledge in managing Cisco routers, switches, network load balancers and wireless access points, as well as layer 3 routing protocols including OSPF, RIP, BGP and IGRP. Additional responsibilities include technical leadership, mentors other team members, and leads projects.   


    • Works with both internal and external customers to understand business requirements and needs
    • Designs maintainable solutions to meet business and compliance requirements through creation and application of best practices to ensure consistency, maintainability and compliance
    • Participates in 24x7 on call rotations
    • Deploys new solutions and configurations
    • Ensures service availability through creation and delivery of KPI reports
    • Maintains and manages technical relationships with vendors
    • Discovers current technical standards and best practices (R&D)
    • Provides technical leadership, mentors other team members, and leads projects
    • Deploys patches, updates, and configuration changes
    • Creates and documents engineering standards



    • 10+ years experience in networking and telecommunications
    • Any combination of education and experience will be considered


    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or electrical engineering
    • Will consider JNCIS-ENT if working toward the former or coupled with other certifications
    • CCNA, CCNP or CCIE nice to have, but not needed




    • Superior knowledge in enterprise LANs, WANs, WLANs including routers, switches, network load balancers and wireless access points
    • Superior knowledge in layer 3 routing protocols: OSPF, RIP, BGP and IGRP
    • Superior Layer 2 and Layer 3 protocol troubleshooting ability, specifically with using protocol analyzers and/or sniffers
    • Superior knowledge of information security risks and counter-measures for networking equipment
    • Superior knowledge of Payment Card Industry (PCI) network requirements adherence
    • Superior knowledge of Cisco Unified Communications Systems
    • Superior knowledge of firewalls, data encryption, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, and other industry-standard techniques and practices
    • Superior TCP/IP packet analysis ability
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
    • Superior ability to work independently, work in a fast paced environment, and manage workload prioritization to deliver high quality work products on time with minimal direction
    • Superior critical thinking skills with the ability to develop completely new problem-solving approaches and formulate innovative solutions
    • Demonstrated collaboration skills with the ability to handle conflict and to work with a distributed team
    • Superior communication skills, both written and verbal.


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