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Citizens Principal Network Engineer- Office and Branch in Topeka, Kansas



As Principal Network Engineer, you will help lead a team of highly-motivated engineers tasked with the planning, implementation and support of the computer networks that enable the organization.

In this position, you will leverage your experience and technical expertise to ensure the stability of Citizens business operations and successful deployment of new branch and office locations.

The Principal Network Engineer will be responsible for:

  • Offering thought leadership to a team of network engineers; ensuring that engineering best-practice is applied; ensuring the quality of work.

  • Crafting and managing highly complex network connectivity solutions to ensure the integrity of Citizens sensitive financial data and mission-critical resources

  • Work together with our property partners on new office/branch build outs, expansions, relocations, and closures projects.

  • As the Principal Engineer you will be responsible for design and implementation of Wired/WiFi/ SDWAN and Network Access Control (NAC) solutions.

  • Key player in Merger and Acquisitions ventures.

  • Collaborating with other engineering and IT teams to plan, develop, execute and support infrastructure and network-related projects; offer thought leadership in regards to network service delivery and management.

  • Assisting resolve escalating network-related issues; participate on cross-departmental crisis resolution teams as required.

    Managing low voltage vendors to make sure the banks standards are applied.



Required Qualifications

  • 12+ years of working experience in network engineering, systems administration or related field; experience managing engineering and technical employees

  • Experience managing engineers or other technical personnel; experience managing infrastructure projects; cross-functional collaboration

  • Experience with engineering, planning, and developing network solutions

  • Experience with routing/switching, WiFi, and SDWAN

  • Familiar with the following vendor platforms (Cisco, Arista, Aruba/HPE, VMware VeloCloud) and Central Management platforms (Cisco WiFi, Aruba NetEdit, Aruba Mobility Conductor, Aruba/HPE Clearpass NAC, Airwave, CloudVision)

  • Experience with managing a high-volume of property related projects.

  • Hands-on Experience in Clearpass Network Access Control is preferred.

  • Hands-on Experience in Aruba Mobility is preferred

  • Hands-on Experience in Vmware SDwan technology is preferred

  • Thoughtful and thorough in analysis of presented policy information.

  • Experience with response to audit requests and establishment of repeatable processes.

  • Familiar with the development of change control procedures

  • Establishing detailed documentation and diagrams.

  • Clear written and verbal communication.

    Desired Qualifications

  • Working experience in the financial services industry; understanding of the roles of consumer and custodial banks

  • Experience implementing large-scale infrastructure solutions with a proven track record of success

  • Cisco/Aruba/Arista/VmWare/Juniper coursework and/or certifications

  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networks

    Education and Certifications

  • Preferred: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline

  • Preferred: Master's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline

Why Work for Us

At Citizens, you'll find a customer-centric culture built around helping our customers and giving back to our local communities. When you join our team, you are part of a supportive and collaborative workforce, with access to training and tools to accelerate your potential and maximize your career growth.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Citizens, its parent, subsidiaries, and related companies provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, citizenship, physical or mental disability or perceived disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, genetic characteristic, marital or domestic partner status, victim of domestic violence, family status/parenthood, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, pregnancy/childbirth/lactation, colleague’s or a dependent’s reproductive health decision making, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

Equal Employment and Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veteran

Citizens is a brand name of Citizens Bank, N.A. and each of its respective affiliates.