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Network Engineer


Tampa, FL, US, 33607


Do you want to work for one of the fastest growing Quick Service Restaurant chains in the United States?  Are you excited to work with the latest and greatest technologies?  This position presents incredible growth and the opportunity to help move Checkers and Rally’s Restaurants to the latest cutting-edge technologies. 

The Network Engineer (NE) is responsible for the effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of network hardware, software, applications, security, and related systems. This individual participates in technical research, architecture, design, and development to enable continuing innovation within the network infrastructure.  This individual will assist the IT Infrastructure Manager and project teams with technical issues in the Initiation, Design, and Planning phases of our ongoing and future projects.



  1. Self-driven individual with the curiosity to learn, work in a fast-paced changing environment, evolve continuously to keep pace with solutions, technologies and industry trends
  2. Be an inspiration and trendsetter to others
  3. Manage, monitor and maintain all aspects of the enterprise data communications and telecommunications infrastructure across all sites
  4. Designing and implementing new network solutions and/or improving the efficiency of current networks
  5. Install, configure and support network equipment to include:  Firewalls, routing, switching, voice, and wireless to maximize network efficiency and security
  6. Defines, documents, and enforces network standards
  7. Secures network by establishing and enforcing policies and defining and monitoring access
  8. Work closely with departmental management to research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated solutions related to the networking infrastructure and security
  9. Act as Tier-3 support when needed




  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to handle multiple priorities, meet demanding deadlines, adjust to sudden changes in workflow, and maintain high quality standards
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from user groups of various disciplines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to engage others and establish rapport
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to think independently, take initiative, think resourcefully, take corrective action and resolve inquiries
  • Ability to work independently or semi-independently with minimum guidance or direction



  • Bachelor's degree (B. A. or B.S.) in Business, Computer Science, or  Information Technology, from four-year college or university preferred
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification or above preferred
  • Certified Wifi Network Administrator (CWNA) certification or above preferred



  • Knowledge and experience with enterprise networks, VoIP, SIP, DHCP, DNS, TCP/IP routing and routing protocols such as OSPF and BGP, NAT, PAT, IPSEC and SSLVPN technologies, GRE tunneling, route redistribution, traffic shaping, port-level filtering, SD-WAN, MPLS and other communications related technologies
  • Advanced understanding of LAN/WAN concepts
  • Aruba Access Points, Fortinet Firewalls, Network Monitoring Tools such as What’s Up Gold (WUG)
  • Cisco Switching environment (VLANS, STP, VTP)
  • Virtualization technologies such as VMware or Hyper-V
  • Design and support of Voice-Over-IP and Wireless
  • Create and maintain IPSEC and SSL VPN Tunnels, Remote Access
  • Cloud technologies such as AZURE, AWS
  • Knowledge of Windows Active Directory, TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, Group Policy, and other fundamental Windows and Network technologies
  • Preferred working knowledge of retail/restaurant measures as well as general business concepts preferred
  • Good project leadership or team-lead skills
  • Knowledge of  PCI, SAS70 and other governing bodies, regarding their associated configuration requirements and best practices


Essential Physical Requirements

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures
  • Ability to frequently use hands to finger, handle or feel
  • Ability to Travel may be required to attend off-site training, meetings and seminars
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods in one location which may be restricted to the employee’s workstation


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

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