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Network Engineer/Architect

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Date: Jan 18, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30309

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 11056: Network Engineer/Architect 


Job Description

Candidate will work as a member of a group responsible for architecture and design of IP data and telecommunications network connectivity within the NS enterprise. Candidate should have an advanced understanding of architecture and design issues in a complex enterprise network.


Various projects and areas of responsibility include the following: WAN/LAN network architecture, 802.11 wireless infrastructure, conventional and VoIP telephony, IP addressing, mobile networking, network services (e.g. DNS/DHCP), Internet/DMZ/VPN environments, videoconferencing, network security (firewalls, IDS/IPS), as well as network monitoring, management, and performance tools and methods. Depending on the project, some travel and/or overtime work may be required.


A significant part of the required daily activities involves documentation related to technical standards and network design as well as project management and change management methodologies.



Candidate will satisfy the majority of the following list of qualifications.

  • Six years experience in an architect, design and/or project implementation role for a large enterprise network.
  • Hands-on experience with Cisco network hardware including routers, switches, and security appliances
  • Knowledge and experience with networking protocols and configurations including OSPF, BGP, HSRP, multicast, SIP, QoS, VLANs, and MPLS.
  • Experience with wireless and mobile networking
  • Experience with design and implementation of data center networks, including blade server environments and server virtualization.
  • Experience with design and implementation of telephone systems and related voice technologies
  • Experience with the design of physical networks including fiber and copper cabling
  • Knowledge and experience with network management systems
  • Familiarity with operating systems (Cisco IOS, LINUX, Windows) and scripting languages
  • Ability to work effectively alone and as a member of a team to complete assignments
  • Must have the initiative to create structure and definition around a project, and to drive it through to successful completion
  • Experience in project management methodology
  • Ability to maintain focus on multiple projects concurrently
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.


Education:           Minimum four year degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field.

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 0 - 2 Days per Month,

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

We are a team of more than 27,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation". As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta