PrimeSource Building Products

  • Senior Network Engineer - (Irving, TX) 2018-11943

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    Senior Network Engineer (Irving, TX) 2018-11943


    PrimeSource Building Products, Inc., one of the nation's largest wholesale distributors of building supply products is seeking reliable, hard working Senior Network Engineer to work in our corporate office located in Irving, Texas.



    This position is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of the network infrastructure for the organization’s Information Technology.  This infrastructure primarily includes network switches, routers, firewalls, infrastructure cabling and wireless solutions.  This position will also assist the Applications team in the installation and support of major business applications supporting the organization’s end-user departments.  Works closely with Manager to ensure backbone infrastructure delivers at a service level consistent with organizational risk, information access requirements, and business strategies.  Position works to improve or maintain a high level of network performance and availability through the implementation of current technologies and consistent use of generally accepted IT best practices.


    Works with IT departmental staff to ensure proper implementation of computing environment that supports and delivers business services across facilities. Works closely and professionally with Network Administration team members to promote teamwork, stewardship, and accountability.  Provides technical consulting on simple to moderate IT initiatives.


    We are unable to provide sponsorship at this time!



    • Assesses network infrastructure needs and capabilities of the organization. Makes regular reports to management concerning the current state of the technical environment to include refreshes, upgrades and obsolescence / disposal plans.
    • Understanding of ITIL processes and willingness to help implement ITIL processes not yet implemented.
    • Works on design, implementation, and support activities for network switches, routers, firewalls, infrastructure cabling and wireless solutions.
    • Executes work plans for the design, build, and implementation of the network infrastructure.  Meets deadlines and quality requirements. 
    • Works with management to determine measurable and attainable goals related to network availability and to formulate network budgets supportive of those goals.  Works closely with rest of team to meet goals on a consistent basis. 
    • Works to maintain or reach high levels of customer satisfaction on issues escalated from the Help Desk to Network Administration team.  Also, works closely with this team to properly maintain the cleanliness and efficiency of the data center environment.
    • Works closely with the IT Security to maintain or reach high levels of security and to develop, implement and test the disaster recovery plan for the organization’s network and data centers.
    • Acts to resolve technical issues including network down, intrusion, and performance.  Must consistently demonstrate solid analytical and troubleshooting skills. 
    • Monitors network for potential performance and availability issues.
    • Prepares required network documentation to aid in troubleshooting, disaster recovery practices, security initiatives, and cross-training.
    • Demonstrates a continually improved understanding of the organization’s network environment through ability to provide technical guidance and consistently produce desired results on both project and support efforts.
    • Keeps current on network technology issues through seminars, publications, and self-education on an on-going basis.
    • Conforms to formal departmental methodology standards including project management, change management, testing, and security requirements.
    • Demonstrates effective behaviors as outlined in the organization-wide core competencies.
    • Provides updates regarding the performance and availability of the server infrastructure and proactively work to resolve problems.


    • Requires bachelor’s degree in computer science or related technology field.
    • Requires seven or more years of relevant network administration experience.  
    • Solid capabilities working to plan and meeting deadlines.
    • Capability of working under pressure.
    • Outstanding Critical thinking Skills.
    • Outstanding knowledge and skills in network technologies including switching, routing, wireless, VPNs, cabling, WANs, and multiple protocols including BGP, OSPF, NAT/PAT, SNMP, MPLS, VPLS, QoS, IPSec,, 10GigE, GigE, 10/100 Ethernet, T1, DS3, SONET, , DNS, DHCP.
    • Outstanding knowledge and skills in Cisco products including switches, routers, firewalls, management tools, etc.
    • Outstanding knowledge of WiFi technologies specifically in a warehouse environment.
    • Working knowledge of multiple server operating systems including Windows and UNIX.
    • Working knowledge of Active Directory authentication, DNS and DHCP services.
    • Must have good interpersonal skills in communications with all levels of the organization’s personnel, vendors, and IT personnel.
    • Must be able to train others quickly and thoroughly on key IT concepts.
    • Some travel required.

    EOE Statement

    PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is fully committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, religion, age, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information and other non-merit factors. All persons shall be afforded equal employment opportunity at PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.


    PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. prohibits discrimination in all aspects of its personnel policies, program practices and operations and relationships with employees and applicants, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring and merit promotion. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. promotes programs of affirmative recruitment and employment at all levels of PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. subscribes to, and will implement to the full extent, all applicable laws that promote equality of opportunity.


    PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.

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