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Senior Network Engineer - Hybrid

Requisition Id:  352340
Business Unit:  Brokerage

Chicago, IL, US, 60601


Solutions driven success.


XPO is a top ten global provider of transportation services, with a highly integrated network of people, technology and physical assets. At XPO Logistics, we look for employees who like a challenge and can communicate effectively in all situations. We want to leverage your skills and years of experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. If you’re looking for a growth opportunity, join us at XPO. 


As the Senior Engineer, Technology Network, you’ll be an integral part of a team that provides best of breed design, architecture and implementation of critical and complex voice, data, video, and converged communications services for a fast growing, global, logistics company. This role requires considerable routing and switching knowledge and firewall configuration knowhow along with strong troubleshooting skills. We want to leverage your skills and experience to drive positive results while ensuring a bright future for yourself and XPO. Become a part of our dynamic team, and we'll help you develop your career to a level that will exceed your expectations.


Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Identify and document all network hardware and software using a variety of sources
  • Assist with the design, configuration, and build of internal and external networks from the complex to the very complex
  • Possess a "can do" attitude, strong work ethic, integrity, and exceptional attention to detail
  • Own the learning process by eagerly seeking opportunities to develop new skills
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of all network systems, applications, security and network configurations
  • Develop and mature network processes to support and scale the company’s IT service functions
  • Enhance Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services and Data Centers
  • Contribute to network systems design and engineering in support of new systems, services and scalability
  • Strive for improvements in network performance, uptime and security
  • Design and architect internal and external DNS systems
  • Ensure that the values of the organization are reflected in all interactions

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 3 years of experience hands on design, architecture, and implementation experience

It’d be great if you also have:

  • 6 years hands on design, architecture, and implementation experience
  • Strong background in global routing and core switching using all common routing protocols (BGP, EIGRP, OSPF)
  • Expert in Cisco technologies including but not limited to Nexus (all versions), ASR, ISR, FirePower, etc.
  • Exposure to design and implementation of LAN/WAN/WLAN
  • Strong background in designing and implementing next generation, virtual, data center network infrastructure
  • Expert in Firewall design, implementation and management including Cisco FirePower and Palo Alto
  • Strong working knowledge of Network Security, including but not limited to IPS and threat management
  • Expert at designing and building global network services architecture including NTP, DNS and DHCP
  • Experience with supporting large SD-WAN environments
  • Experience with designing end-to-end connectivity between private cloud and public cloud networks
  • Experience with Network programmability using Ansible, Python, and multiple different APIs
  • Expert in understanding and interpreting system and network performance and analytical data.
  • Expert knowledge of different Load Balancer technologies including F5 and Netscaler
  • Proven track record of improving network stability, uptime, optimization and security.
  • Expert in all the standard routing protocols including BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, etc.
  • Expert in Subnetting in a complex environment
  • Flexible schedule, this position will involve some weekend and evening work as needed
  • Experience building and managing carrier backbone networks a plus

Be part of something big.



We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.


All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test. 

The above statements are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties and skills for this job classification.  

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