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Principle Network Engineer
Minnetonka, Minnesota  |  Remote, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on November 28, 2021
Job Id #51824 Posted November 19, 2021

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • As part of Enterprise Technology team, you’ll be a core component in migrating new acquisitions into secure network.
  • Working side by side with acquired companies, you’ll use your networking expertise and understanding of standards to successfully map out their network integration ensuring their business is not impacted while introducing additional layers of security to their environment.

Ideal Background:

  • Experience working in a change-controlled environment
  • Experience working in a highly-regulated (PCI, HIPA, etc) environment


  • A history of integration activities, mergers and acquisitions, or managing the network of many remote locations
  • Experience developing automation for remote site network deployment

Top Requirements:

  • I’m looking for a well experienced network engineer. They should have several years managing cisco routing equipment in data center environments.

Team and Team size:

  • Will be one of 6 engineers on my team. We partner with a team of 4 off-shore engineers.
  • These teams are tier 3 engineering with an operations team providing tier 2 support.
  • Much of our work is project driven and supported by PMs from other teams. Work closely

Top Responsibilities:

  • Leading & supporting network integrations of new acquisitions into Regional Network Hubs
  • Learn the Acquired Entity’s network structure, design and implement the integration plan, including hardware requirements, IP Address/network routing management, firewall rule design, and equipment configuration
  • Assist acquired entity network teams in gaining compliance with security policies
  • Drive technical planning to ensure successful network migration with no impact on the business
  • Configuring, maintaining and supporting network infrastructure in multiple sites globally
  • Prioritizing multiple work streams simultaneously and still meet project deadlines
  • Using your vast knowledge of networking architectures and tools to troubleshoot issues
  • Thinking critically to solve complex issues both with a team as well as independently
  • Using your effective communication to translate requirements to other network engineers and business leaders

Skills/attributes Required

  • 8 Years of experience implementing, maintaining and troubleshooting converged IP networks
  • 8 Years of knowledge of core networking concepts Vlans, VRFs & VPNs
  • 8 Years with advanced knowledge of routing protocols EIGRP, OSPF & BGP
  • 8 Years of experience in supporting Cisco IOS/ NX-OS

Skills/attributes Preferred

  • Experience with application architectures and DNS migrations
  • Experience supporting VMware compute and networking knowledge
  • Experience with SD-WAN Solutions, preferably Cisco Meraki or Viptela
  • Experience with configuring and troubleshooting Palo Alto Firewalls, A10 ADC, F5 Load Balancers and Blue Coat Proxies
  • Familiarity with network automation utilizing Ansible, Python, Jinja2
  • Knowledge of common development tools like Git & Jenkins
  • Experience with M&A integrations
  • Technical network (e.g. CCNA, CCNP) and security certifications desired (e.g. CISA, CISSP, GCIH)

Working Time:

  • 9 to 5, some nights for change activity

Interview Process:

  • Teams interview with hiring manager, 2nd round via Teams includes engineer for more technical discussion, starting ASAP

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.


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