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Lead Global Network Engineer

Posted February 23, 2021

Hilton - System Solutions - Memphis
Memphis, TN

About This Job


From smartphone capabilities like Digital Key to connected rooms that allow for integrated entertainment, temperature, and lighting controls, Hilton's Global Technology team is responsible for creating the hospitality experience of the future – for our guests, owners, and Team Members. Through innovative technology development and deployment, this team ensures Hilton has the technology needed to support our continued global growth while remaining at the forefront of hospitality technology innovation.

What will I be doing?

The Lead Network Engineer is globally responsible for the architecture and engineering of Hilton networks supporting all corporate and property locations. You will be responsible for Network automation and strategic roadmap as directed while working as a member of Hilton's global network team. This position will also give you the opportunity to grow, take charge and collaborate with other technologies governed by our Global Network Engineering Team, which includes VoIP, Video/Telepresence Collaboration, LAN/WAN, and Security.

More specifically, you will:

  • Collaborate with various technology teams in Hilton (i.e., Network, Cloud, Security, Applications, etc.) to architect, design, and implement business network requirements for Cloud computing.

  • Maintain responsibility and oversight of the Hilton Global Network topology and assist with connectivity requirements as needed.

  • Lead all aspects of network engineering policies and operations, including network programmability (Python, scripting, and RESTful API) and orchestration.

  • Build and implement network policies to optimize network performance across corporate and hotel locations.

  • Ability to advise and contribute to the generation of technical specifications and product design

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, including finding opportunities for improvement and sharing those messages across groups.


What are we looking for?

We believe the success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills:

  • Prior experience with cloud-based services (ideally AWS) – specific knowledge of setting up geographically redundant services in the cloud

  • Expert understanding of networking and core Internet protocols (e.g., TCP/IP, DNS, HTTP, and distributed networks)

  • Experience with leading infrastructure as code environments at AWS, including CloudFormation, VPC's and the AWS CLI

  • Experience managing, leading and supporting cloud devices/services

  • Experience with security concepts around Security group management

  • Have a solid technical background in networking technologies, including VPN, IPSec, BGP, MPLS, TCP/IP, HTTP, DNS, and Load Balancing

To fulfill this role successfully, you should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:

  • Seven (7) years of professional experience in Technology or a related field

  • Five (5) years of experience as a network administrator or engineer using Cisco products

  • Three (3) years managing network functionality in cloud infrastructures

  • Solid experience with load balancers (F5 or Avi/NSX Advanced Load Balancer)

It would be helpful in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • Bachelor's Degree, or Associate's Degree with six (6+) years of Technology related experience, or High School Degree/GED with twelve (12) years of Technology related experience

  • Nine (9) years of professional experience in Technology or a related field

  • Seven (7) years of working experience with complex network topologies

  • Team lead or managerial experience

  • Cisco (CCNA, CCNP, etc.) or AWS certifications (Associate or Professional)

  • Scripting experience in Bash/JSON/Powershell, etc.

  • Experience working within operational processes, DevOps, and deployments

  • Experience with automation frameworks (Ansible/Chef/Puppet) and configuration management tools

What is it like working for Hilton?

Hilton is the world's leading global hospitality company, spanning the lodging sector from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. For over a century, Hilton has offered business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities, and value. Hilton is dedicated to continuing its tradition of providing exceptional guest experiences across its global brands. Our vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality unites us as a team to create remarkable hospitality experiences around the world every day. And our amazing Team Members are at the heart of it all!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We will ensure that qualified individuals with protected disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions of his or her role, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.



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Hilton - System Solutions - Memphis

755 Crossover Lane
Memphis, TN 38117

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We are passionate about delivering exceptional guest experiences.

We believe Hospitality isn’t just a job; it’s a journey of self-discovery, growth, community and cultures. Our Team Members are extraordinary professionals who work together to deliver exceptional experiences for all who walk through our doors. As we continue to grow and innovate, our Vision “to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality” has never faltered. We are more than a room for the night. We create heartfelt experiences for Guests, meaningful opportunities for Team Members, and a positive impact in our Communities.