Great-West Financial Empower Retirement

  • Senior Network Engineer

    Location US-CO-Denver (DTC)
    Posted Date 1 month ago(3/22/2018 7:25 PM)
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  • Position Highlights

    Be Bold Be Brilliant


    Are you an initiator of new ideas?  Have you always wanted to work with a team with a start-up mentality while having the stability of a larger organization that's well established with tenured history?  


    If you're an innovator with experience in the latest cloud-based technologies, we're interested in you!


    Be a disruptor and instigator of change!


    Great-West Financial is the nation’s second largest insurer in sales of individual life insurance through banks. We also offer annuity and executive benefits products. Under Empower Retirement, we provide employer sponsored retirement plans as the nation’s second largest retirement plan provider.


    Our over 5,000 associates across 40 locations across the country provide world class service to:


    30,000+ employer sponsored retirement plans

    8 million+ employees participating in their employer-sponsored retirement plan

    467,700+ individual life insurance and annuity accounts

    $460 billion+ total assets under administration


    The Senior Network Engineer will manage the daily operations, support, and maintenance of the data center and WAN networks for the company.  Additionally, the person in this role will design and establish corporate standards, develop and implement network enhancements, as well as make recommendations for improvement.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Monitor and maintain highly complex network systems software, hardware and core infrastructure; acting independently under consultation direction.
    • Utilize software and hardware tools, identify and diagnose complex problems and factors affecting network performance.
    • Provide network systems subject matter expertise in support of systems and application development projects.
    • Be assigned to on-call support rotation to troubleshoot network issues.
    • Lead maintenance and troubleshooting of the most complex network systems software, hardware and core infrastructure (servers, switches, network devices, etc) utilizing software and hardware tools to identify and diagnose problems and factors affecting network performance.
    • Participate in network planning, network architecture design and engineering.
    • Work on one or more projects as a team member or leader.
    • Design and establish protocol compatibility standards, develop and implement network enhancements and make recommendations for improvement.
    • Decompose tasks, define milestones, create schedules and estimate and monitor technical resources for projects.
    • Contribute to the completion of project/program milestones under the general guidance of immediate supervisor.


    • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Systems, or equivalent experience
    • Master's degree in related systems or business field preferred or equivalent experience
    • Minimum of 5-7 years relevant network operations and engineering experience
    • Knowledge of related industry specifications and standards, dynamic routing protocols, data center switching infrastructure, network design, network architecture, protocols and network topology
    • Knowledge of Software Defined Networking, WAN optimization and IP load balancers are desired
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Cloud experience with AWS, Azure, Google or other providers
    • Cloud experience with Equinix, AWS, Google or Azure is preferred
    • Experience with Python or other automation languages is a plus

    Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: 24X7 Network Operations environment. Occasional travel is required 


    This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications of the job.  The employer has the right to revise this job description at any time.   You will be evaluated in part based on your performance of the responsibilities and/or tasks listed in this job description.   You may be required perform other duties that are not included on this job description.  The job description is not a contract for employment, and either you or the employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

    About Great-West Financial

    At Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement, our more than 5,700 global associates are dedicated to helping customers secure their financial futures. We offer a range of retirement savings products, life insurance, annuities and investment services from offices across the country. If you’re interested in joining a company that enjoys a record of strong performance and is rich in history yet innovative, bold and transformative, then our organization is an outstanding place for you to grow and succeed. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. We’re also committed to providing a drug-free workplace.


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