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Retail Network Engineer

Company Overview

W Capra Consulting Group is a professional services organization focused on identifying, leading, integrating and delivering technology, payment, security, and loyalty solutions to a broad range of major established retail firms and emerging businesses. We have a passion for our business and for seeing our clients succeed.

Role and Responsibilities

The Retail Network Engineer will be responsible for developing / designing / implementing / troubleshooting large retail WAN environments. The selected candidate will play a key role in consulting on various lifecycle phases, including design and engineering support of large retail networks.

  • Primary responsibility is around implementing and supporting a large retail WAN infrastructure. This includes participating in requirements definition and design discussions, defining technical details, developing testing and implementation plans, leading problem resolution efforts, and overseeing site conversions.
  • Translate business and customer requirements into solid and stable network infrastructure solutions.
  • Suggest areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions.
  • Develop migration approaches.
  • Keep up-to-date diagrams of network topology and connections at all sites.
  • Assist in the analysis and evaluation of vendor supplied software and hardware products in accordance with project requirements and specifications.
  • Ensure that the technology objectives of the project are aligned with the business goals.
  • Execute projects and tasks independently and with limited direct supervision.
  • Evaluate networking technologies, software, systems, and services to develop technical solutions.
  • Keep abreast of vendor products and services commercially available in the marketplace, specifically supporting retail.
  • Develop and generate conceptual, logical, and physical network architectures, resulting documents and drawings, testing analyses, test plans, and risk assessments to ensure sound architecture and design meeting client needs.
  • Evaluates cost analysis and vendor comparisons for large scale projects to ensure cost-effective and efficient operations, and measures feasibility of various approaches. Ensures adherence to model created and overall budgetary guidelines.

Qualifications

  • Degree from an accredited College or university with a degree in computer science, telecommunications, or related field
  • Minimum 8 years relevant experience in planning, design & engineering role on supporting large heterogeneous retail network infrastructure
  • Experience in retail WAN design and optimization – someone with experience designing and operating a network supporting many retail locations
  • Successful track record defining retail site LAN architecture, including segmentation and subnetting
  • Understanding of PCI compliance requirements – securing payment and personal information from site to host systems
  • Leading multi-vendor network implementation efforts
  • Any experience with enterprise data security would be a plus
  • Experience in retail petroleum or quick serve restaurants would be a plus
  • Networking / IT Expert with detailed knowledge of LAN/WAN, VLANs Firewalls and Enterprise infrastructure setup
  • Senior level experience managing and trouble-shooting complex network infrastructure in LAN/WAN environment with expertise in retail networks
  • A thorough understanding of PCI-DSS would be beneficial
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