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Staff Systems Engineer - Networking - Full Time

Penske - Beachwood, OH

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Posted on 07/05/24 (Ref: OHqnGwcusk)

Staff Systems Engineer - Networking - Beachwood, OH - Penske

Staff Systems Engineer - Networking

Position Summary:

Design and implement computer and information networks, such as local area networks (LAN), wide area networks (WAN), and customer or cloud data communications networks. Perform network modeling, data analysis, and planning of the global data network. Incumbent will design networks and ensure a secure data networking environment. Incumbent will research and recommend network and data communications hardware, software and remediation tasks to Data Communications leaders, acts as a consultant to the business in regards to the overall performance, health and maintenance of the data network. The position requires deep technical knowledge, knowledge of emerging trends, and the ability to interface with teams to drive efforts to completion.

This position may involve 25-30% Travel

Major Responsibilities:


- Analyze business requirements to develop technical network solutions

- Understand emerging trends regarding data networks and deployments

- Perform network modeling, analysis, remediation and planning

- Analyze, engineer, and execute software functions as it relates to network equipment and data communications.

- Solve complex problems with many variables

- Upgrade network hardware and software components as required

Project Management

- Develop test plans, implementation plans, and project timelines for various projects.

- Identify and recommend solution to meet customer needs, and implement chosen solution.

- Manage projects from identification of need to implementation and ongoing monitoring of system/solution performance.

- Develop technology roadmaps


- Involved in analyzing system/software performance and adjust network specifications based on any identified problems

- Analyze network connectivity to ensure that hardware is utilized at its highest capacity

- Perform network analysis and disaster recovery planning and testing for the Company's WAN environment.

- Establish baselines for network and application performance.

Customer Experience

- Communicate with client and vendor's groups on a regular basis to determine needs for short term and future growth.

- Work closely with customer's leadership and project team during scope development and option analysis phase.

- Other projects as assigned by leadership.

Leadership qualities we are looking for are:

Accountability - taking ownership responsibilities for positive and negative outcomes.

Collaboration - need to collaborate internally across departments and externally with vendors, third-party companies, and contractors. Know how to find common goals and create partnerships for the most successful outcome.

Flexibility - able to adjust to evolving circumstances and make changes to accommodate both situations and people.

Self Management - ability to regulate behaviors, thoughts, and emotions in a productive way.

Self Motivation - personal drive, initiative, and commitment to achieve goals, project deliverables, etc.

Leading others - ability to manage effective teams and or work groups.

Communication skills - Strong ability to communicate at all levels of IT and with stakeholders, customers, vendors and other companies.


- At least 1 vendor accreditation at the highest level, typically Cisco (CCIE/CCNP/CCDA/CCDP) - preferred

- Associates degree required, advanced degrees preferred.

- 10+ years' experience in network architecture

- Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of LAN/WAN support and engineering design for voice, data and video networks at Access, Aggregation, and Core network locations as well as Wi-Fi.

- Thorough understanding of modern service provider TCP/IP data networks using standards and technologies including but not limited to: MPLS, BGP4, EIGRP, QOS

- Specific MPLS knowledge across the Architecture/Design/Implementation roles including but not limited to VPN routing/forwarding, BGP integration, hub/spoke architectures on both LANs and WANs.

- Wireless Infrastructure knowledge is required including but not limited to Autonomous and Lightweight Architectures, 3G/4G/5G, 802.1x and other security conscious implementations including VPN solutions.

- Superior knowledge, skills and experience with Cisco & Aruba hardware, routing & security hardware, software, protocols etc.

- Understanding and familiarity with cloud solutions for enterprise networks

- Router, Switch and IP configuration experience is required both Architectural and hands-on.

- Strong working knowledge of structured cabling systems, network facilities, electrical, UPS, etc.

- Ability to work alone as an individual contributor, as a technical lead and as a participant in a team environment.

- Experience and full fluency in the following hardware/software:

- Cisco tools (routers, switches, wireless access points, and WLSE)

- Cisco Nexus NXOS and/or Cisco ACI

- InfoBlox DNS/DHCP

- CA Spectrum, Cisco Prime, Solar Winds knowledge

- MPLS and Site-to-Site VPN implementations

- IP Addressing schemes.

- IP Multicast

- Bandwidth / Circuit monitoring tools.

- Microsoft office applications (including Visio)

- Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job

- Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

Physical Requirements:

-The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

-The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.

-While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.

-Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates a premier fleet of vehicles and serves its customers from locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Penske's product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management


Job Function: Software Engineering

Job Family: Information Technology

Address: 3000 Auburn Dr

Primary Location: US-OH-Beachwood

Employer: Penske Logistics LLC

Req ID: 2404850

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