Ascendo Resources


Senior Network Engineer

Computer Science

Full Time

Remote, US

Posted this week

About the Job

Salary - $100000 - $125000/Year

Remote or On-site Nashville, TN

Job Description

Responsible for delivering on engineering responsibilities pertaining to data center technologies and systems that are compliant with company standards, security policies, and best practices in the LKQ data center environment. The technical responsibilities for this position focus primarily on firewalls and Network Segmentation and might include data center routing, switching, load balancing, ACI, and VPN technologies as related to security. The position may act as the last level of escalation for Network Security-related functions. Depending on the specific area of responsibility, the emphasis could be on Project Delivery or Operations.

This position can be fully remote. However, the ideal candidate would be located in Nashville.

Essential Job duties:

  • Perform installation, maintenance, and upgrade of security-related network equipment such as firewalls,

analytics, and proxy devices.

  • Provide technical security support to various departments and users with regards to LAN/WAN and cloud-

based networks.

  • Serve as a liaison with vendors and other third-party providers.
  • Research network security requirements; prepares detailed architectural and installation plans.
  • Conduct internal studies of network security and traffic analysis.
  • Research problems and evaluate new technologies.
  • Meet end user needs by ensuring the security and compliance of the networks managed within established

budgets and operational guidelines.

  • Determine and diagram the logical layout which documents the communication protocols (e.g., IP, TCP, etc.)

and type of service/application (email, file transfer, web browsing, etc.) for each segment of the network.

  • Automate routine tasks using scripting and writing basic computer programs to address more complex

systems software configuration and enhancement.

  • Mentor network security administrators and engineers.
  • Participate in annual project budgeting cycle and make recommendations that are relevant to infrastructure

enhancements or refreshes and help provide budgetary numbers for the proposed projects.

  • Assume other duties as assigned.

May Perform Other Duties as Assigned For Network Security:

  • Perform installation, maintenance, upgrade, and monitoring of single- and multi-factor technologies (e.g., Cisco ISE) and other NAC solutions.
  • Monitor firewall activity, IPS and relevant policies to ensure secure data transmissions.
  • Protect the firewall infrastructure by implementing best practices and correct hardening standards.
  • Review and mitigate vulnerabilities as reported by security vulnerability notifications and assessment reports.
  • Determine and diagram the physical layout which illustrates the physical location of and the connections

between security devices participating on the network.

Supervisory Responsibilities (Direct or Indirect):

  • Not responsible for supervising employees.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of relevant experience including experience in an environment of comparable size/complexity.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Network certifications such as CCNP, CCIE, JNCIS, JNCIE, NSE, PCNSE, or similar.


  • Ability to utilize network security monitoring and analytical tools for troubleshooting.
  • Frequently communicates complex information and interacts with management. Can present, resolve, and address delicate situations. Can motivate and persuade others.
  • May make recommendations for department policies, practices, and programs.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to follow instructions and accept constructive feedback.
  • Self-motivated, hardworking, and dependable.
  • Strong English Language and written, oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to partner with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to work on a diverse team with members located in multiple international locations.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and activities simultaneously.

Essential Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Work is primarily sedentary: must be able to sit for extended periods of time and use a computer, keyboard, and mouse, frequently.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Travel may be required periodically, including overnight stays (contingent on position requirements). Minimum overnight travel (up to 15%).

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $100,000.00 - $125,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • Computer networking: 2 years (Preferred)
  • LAN: 3 years (Required)

Security clearance:

  • Confidential (Preferred)

Work Location: Remote

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