Senior Consultant, Network Automation (5)

Senior Consultant, Network Automation

Senior Consultant, Network Automation

Location: Anywhere (US)

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Network to Code bridges the gap between DevOps and Network Engineering. We are a pioneer in the network automation industry. Our mission is to drastically change the way networks are managed, consumed, and operated on a day-to-day basis. We offer a variety of professional and consulting services as well as training on Network Automation, DevOps for Networking, and how the network can be operated with an Infrastructure as Code mindset. Our services and solutions enable clients to better serve their business and the needs of their customers.

A Senior Consultant is a network automation consultant who works with customers to solve technical and operational challenges. They are network automation gurus that are able to develop automated solutions for modern networks. They have the ability to clearly and concisely communicate highly technical concepts in order to be clearly understood by customers and technical peers alike.

A day in the life

  • Understand full-stack architectures inclusive of Enterprise-driven workflows, Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and CI/CD deployment models, Enterprise Network Orchestration & Automation, Source of Truth, ChatOps, Network Observability, ITSM (ServiceNow) and knowing how open source can lead or compliment a given architecture
  • In this consultant role, you will maintain frequent client communications, lead interactive discovery & design sessions, and participate in regular meetings to ensure client satisfaction
  • Demonstrate humble confidence with your ability to influence client opinions by offering technical recommendations, fielding objections and responding with knowledgeable suggestions
  • Identify project risks and challenges, develop resolution plans, and support troubleshooting
  • Track project progress and identify and correct any delays
  • Performs peer reviews, guidance, and contributes to best practices of code
  • Works with fellow Engineers and Managing Consultants to build automation designs, including developing a tech stack, developing proper levels of abstraction, and guidance on best practices
  • Leads customer calls with technical peers and articulate the pros and cons of a given solution in a consumable manner to executive leadership
  • Translates manual workflows into high-level and low-level designs
  • Develops well-written technical documentation that documents solutions built for clients
  •  Quickly adopts new technologies and continuously demonstrates technical excellence
  • Involved in entire life cycle of a project, from assessment, design, development, demonstration, deployment, and documentation of solution
  • Develops software for internal and customer facing projects

What you bring

  • Passion for customer experience and success
  • Solicitude in helping customers throughout their automation journey
  • Honesty and empathy to those around you on a daily basis
  • A focused and solution oriented approach necessary to see projects through to completion
  • Confidence and decisiveness in moving the ball forward while being flexible and open
  • Ability to demonstrate the latest technology in a way that resonates with customers

What you have

  • Experience in a customer-facing, consulting role
  • Ability to break down complex concepts and present them in a clean and concise way, for a varied audiences
  • Ability to make good decisions on usability, such as naming, user experience, complexity tradeoffs, layout, mapping technical solutions to customers’ skillsets, etc.
  • Comfortable with context switching and working on multiple projects at the same time
  • Experience with CI/CD and how it could be applied to network automation
  • Experience with concepts around data management including IaC and Source of Truth strategy
  • Familiar with Ansible and/or Python automating networking devices
  • Familiar with Flask/Django for creating custom APIs
  • Familiar with tools and libraries such as pytest, Nornir, Netmiko, NAPALM, Batfish, Salt, Robot Framework
  • Familiar with traditional Git workflows for working in a collaborative environment
  • A strong understanding of Source of Truth automation strategy
  • CCNP or equivalent networking knowledge

Why Us

Our workplace at Network to Code is innovative, fast, and exciting. We build solution stacks that are rooted in the latest open-source technologies and enable our clients to get more work done better, faster, and cheaper than ever before. No wonder Gartner named us a Cool Enterprise Networking Vendor in 2020!

Our teams are humbly led by some of the most recognized names in the network automation community. We continue to give back to the community through blogs, industry events and open-source software contributions. Although we’re located throughout the world, we use technology to maintain close peer relationships with regular virtual team events and happy hours.

We believe people are our most valuable resource at Network to Code. Our culture is rooted in collaboration, community, and forward thinking. We are passionately committed to leading and shaping the future of network automation; and as we continue to grow rapidly, we’re always on the lookout for talented, innovative people to join our team!

Network to Code is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Network to Code does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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