Network Engineer in Birmingham, AL at Books-A-Million, Inc.

Date Posted: 3/8/2023

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Under the direction of the Manager, Technical Services, the Network Administrator is responsible for setting up, configuring and providing support for internal and/or external networks and systems. Other duties include developing and maintaining all security and network configurations and addressing network performance issues.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Provides general network support
  • Performs upgrades to systems and applies security patches as needed
  • Configures routers, switches, WAPs, and firewalls
  • Ensures the security of stored information and grants access to relevant users
  • Orders, installs, troubleshoots, and repairs network and other hardware
  • Automates jobs via scripting and programming
  • Orders, maintains, and disconnects network circuits and data lines
  • Design network infrastructure, implement and document designs in a clear, concise, and accurate manner
  • Performs other duties as directed


Job Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • High school graduate or equivalent GED required
  • At least 3-5 years of prior related experience working in a similar environment
  • Experience configuring routers, switches, WAPs, and firewalls
  • Working understanding of VPN technologies, VLANs, network segregation, security best practices
  • Ability to design, implement, and troubleshoot enterprise-class secure WLAN solutions
  • In-depth understanding of wireless, wired, VPN, and cloud network technology and protocols
  • Knowledge of best practices concerning management, control, security, and monitoring of network/server infrastructure

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with Palo Alto firewalls, including configuration (firewall rules, routing, VPN tunnels, etc.)
  • Experience with HPE/Aruba switch and WAP hardware
  • Experience with cloud, on-prem, and SD-WAN network technologies
  • Experience in a distributed retail environment, preferably including PCI compliance
  • Ability to understand and follow technical manuals and technical directions
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to interact with all end users in a professional and timely manner

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Must be able to sit at a computer or desk for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to use hands/arms to operate keyboard, telephone and for repetitive motion activities.
  • Must be able to lift objects up to 25 lbs. with or without assistance.
  • Must be able to communicate using speech, sight, and sound with or without assistive device.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, stoop or crouch while performing daily activities of the job.
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