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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 12/2/2016

Synovus Financial Corp. Columbus, GA

Columbus, GA
AJE Ref #
Job Classification
Full Time
Job Type
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Original Posting date:

Job Title:
Network Engineer or Sr. - WAN

Area of Interest:

Requisition Number:


Synovus Technology Center




Full Time


Minimum Requirements:
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field.
Minimum Experience: 5 years of IT work experience in infrastructure/network environments performing network engineering (hardware and/or software), design, planning and implementation.
Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Requires expert knowledge of LAN/WAN systems, networks, Windows Operating Systems, DNS, DHCP, VMware ESX, Red Hat, SUSE Linux and other various applications
- Strong understanding of network infrastructure and development of applications.
- Experience with graphical remote management tools, command line applications, Windows shell, and scheduled/automated task management preferred

Additional Job information:
- 2900/3900 routers
- Switches
- Financial Industry Experience

Job Description:
Job Summary:
Has key responsibility for supporting application infrastructure, application deployment, performance tuning and update services. Provides application/system monitoring documentation and troubleshooting services. Works with business units to support applications that reside in the Synovus systems infrastructure. Installs, configures and ensures the reliability of application servers.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Under minimal supervision, responsible for the engineering, configuration, installation, maintenance and upgrade of Synovus physical and virtual server infrastructure.
Provides technical support to various departments and users with regard to Server Operating Systems, VMware, DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, and IBM hardware.
Works on complex application problems of diverse scope where analysis of situation requires evaluation and judgment. Evaluates new products . Monitors and controls infrastructure performance in the areas of response, throughput, and availability. Monitors protocol compatibility and performs system tuning and makes recommendations for improvements.
Works with application owners to outline the installation of applications in the Synovus environment, diagrams all network components associated with applications in both production and development.
Plans large scale systems projects through vendor comparison and cost studies. Implements identified solutions, makes suggestions for ensuring a cost effective and efficient infrastructure environment.
Identifies troublesome trends and develops plans designed to resolve problems and prevent reoccurrence.
Responsible for vendor management and coordination; oversees escalated matters and works closely with vendors to bring issues to resolution. Participates in tool and vendor evaluations. Measure service levels and monitors performance against SLAs.
Point of contact for network projects to include maintaining communication with the customer, vendor, and the project manager.
Provides on-call support for network engineering.
Each team member is expected to be aware of risk within their functional area. This includes observing all policies, procedures, laws, regulations and risk limits specific to their role. Additionally, they should raise and report known or suspected violations to the appropriate Company authority in a timely fashion.
Perform other duties as assigned.

The information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
Synovus is an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting diversity in the workplace. M/F/D/V/AA

Synovus is an equal opportunity employer supporting diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.