Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0102
Title Sr. Network Engineer
Job Type Full Time Regular
Union Unaffiliated
Location Denny
City Seattle
State WA
Work Schedule M thru F, 8am to 5pm. Some on-call.

The Seattle Times, the nationally-renowned and award-winning digital and print media company, is the leading source of news, sports, business, technology, entertainment and other content for the trendsetting Pacific Northwest and beyond.  As a news media company with a laser focus on journalistic standards and excellence, we provide clarity above the content clutter and engage readers across digital and print platforms to provide news that matters where, when and how they want it.


The Seattle Times Company is seeking a Sr. Network Engineer to join our dynamic IT team!  The Network Services and Infrastructure team builds the systems and networks that support our web products and is used by Seattle Times employees working in numerous offices located in Washington.  Our team is engineering an IT Infrastructure that scales to support over a thousand employees and hundreds of thousands customers from around the world.  Our designs value performance and simplicity. As a team we actively brainstorm, analyze and discuss creative solutions to hard problems. We are data and QoS driven and intensely focused on metrics in our decision making processes. We are looking for technologists with both deep and broad expertise as well as a wide degree of creativity and latitude.


This senior technical role will provide engineers and technicians within the company a high standard of peer collaboration, mentorship, guidance and solutions to complex problems.  Members of this team participate in a moderate Tier 3 on call support rotation with occasional travel to local offices throughout the Seattle metropolitan area. We are looking for proficient technical engineers, so please expect a thorough technical interview process.


Responsibilities include:

  • Provide design, development, implementation, and analysis of network/security technical products and systems. 
  • Lead projects that yield highly visible change in Seattle Times Network Services IT environment.
  • Support existing security and traffic management systems used across the enterprise and perform engineering design evaluations for future improvements to these systems.  This includes a broad range of technology and systems including routing, switching, firewalls, load balancing, security protection, monitoring, reporting and numerous others capabilities.
  • Recommend alterations to the development and design of the current environment to improve quality of products and/or procedures. 
  • Must have the ability to build productive relationships with colleagues at our main office and remote sites around Washington State.


  • Ten + years of experience in Network Engineering.
  • Strong experience with Cisco and Juniper routing and switching technologies.
  • Experience with traffic management and preferably F5 BIG-IP LTM, Checkpoint SSL VPN, and Juniper SRX is highly desired.
  • Experience with Aerohive 802.11 wireless networking or similar.
  • Experience designing wide area networks and datacenter installations utilizing L2 and L3.
  • Broad understanding of switching and routing concepts.
  • Excellent skills in network analysis fundamentals and troubleshooting as well as communication and documentation.
  • Experience troubleshooting Skype for Business based Telephony issues.


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with IDS, IPS, and malware protection appliances / software a plus.
  • Excellent IP networking fundamentals and extensive experience in the application of IP protocols.
  • In-depth knowledge of EIGRP, and OSPF with experience administering these protocols in small to medium, distributed networks.
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with Cisco Catalyst 29xx, 37xx, 45xx, and Nexus 22xx and 55xx series platforms.
  • Significant past experience/expertise in many of the following protocols and technologies: 802.2/3, 802.1d VLANs/STP, IPv4, TCP (internals & flow control), EIGRP, HSRP/GLBP, TACACS, IPSEC VPNs, Netflow, DNS, DHCP, HTTP, Multicast.
  • Experience deploying and maintaining wide area networks with emphasis on IPSec VPN and commonly used access technologies such as Metro Ethernet, and fiber optic.
  • Deep understanding of TCP internals, especially across wide area networks.
  • Experience in VoIP troubleshooting, implementation and analysis is a plus.
  • Proficiency with analytic and monitoring tools such as Solarwinds, Qualys,   etc. – highly desired.
    • Familiarity with CheckPoint appliances and GAiA a plus, R77 or R80
    • CCNA/JNCIA highly desired and CCNP/JNCIS/JNCIP is a plus
  • Network Security background is a plus.
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