Sr. Netwok Engineer in Roanoke, VA at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 8/27/2019

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    Roanoke, VA
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Career Description

Job Description


The Sr. Network Engineer is an intermediate level IT position directly supporting the in-store network in all day to day activities for approximately 5k stores. This role is an individual contributor who will work closely both within a team environment and individually to achieve specific goals. The successful candidate will be able to work well within a team, collaborate directly with other IT and business departments, and handle several different projects at the same time.

Location: This position is based in Roanoke, VA.


  • Knowledge of network technologies, design standards, and positive and negative attributes of those. Including TCP/IPv4/IPv6 protocol suite, DNS, DHCP, Routing Protocols, Routing Domain architectures, LAN/WAN technologies, Quality-of-Service, and Wireless Network technologies.
  • A broad understanding of IT security standards and best practices for network infrastructure/service design. Including PCI, SOX, HIPAA, Defense-In-Depth concepts, Network Segmentation, Layered Security architecture, and a Cooperative Policy framework.
  • A solid understanding of network Routing and Switching including VLANs, Ethernet, WANs, LANs, Spanning Tree, Port Channels, and industry best practices.
  • Proficient with network load-balancing technologies, including architecture options for those, services and server-farm implementations, performance management and optimization.
  • Proficient with SSL service management, the implementation of SSL for web services, load-balancing SSL services, managing multi-site certificates and procuring certificates.
  • Ability to understand the 7 layers of the OSI network model.
  • Ability to understand WAN circuit technologies, such as DS, OC/SONET, DWDM, as well as the implementation, management and the associated industry best practice troubleshooting methods.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Solid communication skills. Consistent communication and keeping requester informed of ticket status. Ability to translate end-user concerns to technical needs for communication within team or with other IT teams.
  • Good collaboration skills, within team and with others. The engineer must have the ability to work with others in a collaborative way, sharing his/her ideas/opinions, and be able to comfortably voice opinion, express justification for and accept alternate opinions.
  • Prioritizing operational issues and implementation tasks based on alignment with defined urgency and prioritization guidelines.
  • Must be able to manage requirements gathering, technical definition, and task tracking to be successful.
  • Understanding of TCP/IP. Specifically, how do systems communicate over an IP network, the differences between TCP and UDP communication, what applications/OS/NICs are responsible for in the communication stack.
  • Firm grasp of client application uses (MS Office, Putty, etc.). Understanding of valid use-cases with these tools.
  • Awareness of web applications and use-cases for them. Understanding of web browser configuration and caching implications on connectivity to web applications.
  • Firm understanding of operation of network firewalls and IPS systems, where they are located, and impact they could have on communication between areas of the network.  Able to use event management tools to research and identify general impacts on connectivity due to network firewall or IPS systems.
  • SME-level knowledge with at least 2 technical solutions. Primary resource involved for escalated troubleshooting and design changes involving them.
  • Must be able to understand detailed technical systems, how they interoperate, what functionality they provide, and ultimately, what really matters with each of them.  For many cases, that means knowing how things interact and where potential problems may be in troubleshooting issues.  However, design decisions are all too often more important than supporting the solution later, and these rely on answering many of the same questions.
  • Must understand key business functions, technical solutions supporting them, and identify potential risks involved with changes or activities that he/she is responsible for. He/She must be able to weigh the potential impact and identify the appropriate options or resolution with all included considerations.
  • Ability to develop task-lists for major projects, including developing phases, recognizing LoE, business risk and predecessors/dependencies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent combination of relevant education, training, and/or experience.
  • On the job experience of 3-5 years equivalent to a network engineer.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively communicate clearly and concisely via e-mail. 


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit.  The employee frequently is required to talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.