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Network Architect

EF Education First
Two Education Circle
Cambridge, MA 02141

Senior Network Engineer
Cambridge, MA, USA

Who are we and what do we do?

The Tours IT department provides end-user and infrastructure support for 10 EF offices, and multiple cloud datacenters worldwide,across all our Tours businesses. Our mission is to ensure that our technologyworks tonot onlyadvance the office locations we manage butalsoenrich the development of the application teams we support locally in our Cambridge hub.

What youll do:

Based inCambridge,you willbepart of the Tours IT groupresponsibleforsupporting the AWS Network infrastructure and key network components of a global organization based in multiple countries.You will:

  • Performproject-based engineering, design, implementation,and troubleshooting of network and security solutions
  • Design, configure, and deployLAN and WAN routing and switchingsolutionsin small to very large and complexdatacenter/office including Internet Edge architectures
  • Provide technical leadership on complex projects and mentor other engineers
  • Develop comprehensive design documentation
  • Automate tasks and monitor their effectiveness

Who you

You are a proactive self-starter with a problem-solving mindsetwho can thrive both independently and collaboratively within a team.You have:

  • 2+ yearsofexperience in aNetworkArchitectureroleor a Sr. Network Engineer rolewith 5+ years in network engineering, ideally inaglobal enterprise environmentwithe-commerce datacenter support
  • Professional Certification (CCNP, CCDP)
  • Wireless experience, ideally with Cisco WLCand Meraki,EkahauWireless tools
  • Experience withCatalystandCisco CSR100v
  • Experience withplanning and implementing firewall changes (Fortinet, Meraki, Cisco)
  • Cloud networking (AWS or Azure)
  • In-depth understanding of communication protocols (mainly TCP/IP) and routing protocols (e.g. BGP, OSPF)
  • Experience with network diagnostic, monitoring and analysis tool
  • Sharp troubleshooting skills

Bonus skills:

  • Knowledge of coding languages for scripting (e.gPython, Perl)
  • NAC solutions both utilizing 802.1x authentication (cisco ISE) and newer solutions
  • Nextgenerationfirewalls
  • DDoS mitigation


We believe that happy people do great work. What makes us happy? Things like:

  • The opportunity to travel internationally with our customers (and without too, of course)
  • Three weeks paid vacation your first year, and four weeks after your first year
  • Free in-house language classes
  • Free in-house workout classes
  • A restaurant and bar right inside our building
  • Discounts on EF products including our travel and language programs
  • Market-leading benefits package including top of the line family health coverage, 401k with company match, tuition reimbursement, and more

EF is the worlds largest international education company providing life-changing educational experiences to create global citizens. We offer millions of people the opportunity to learn a language, travel abroad, experience another culture or earn an academic degree. Since 1965, EFs mission has been opening the world through education.Our 52,000 employees have a worldwide presence in over 600 schools and offices within 50 countries.

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EF is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and if there isanythingwe can do to create a more comfortable interview experience for you, please let us know.

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