John Deere Sr. StarFire Network Engineer in Torrance, California

There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Primary Location: United States (US) - California (US-CA) - Torrance

Function: Information Technology

Title: Sr. StarFire Network Engineer - 51618

Your Responsibilities

As a Senior StarFire Network Engineer for John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group (ISG) located in Torrance, CA, you will engage with other StarFire Network and Deere teams to ensure delivery of StarFire correction service with 99.999% uptime target. In addition, you will:

  • Monitor, analyze, troubleshoot and resolve issues of StarFire Network (data centers, GNSS reference stations and satellite uplink stations)

  • Perform root cause analysis which includes detailed analysis to assist in the effective implementation and integration of StarFire Network infrastructure in support and alignment of business processes

  • Assess risks to provide solutions to stakeholders on the StarFire Network infrastructures

  • Serve as a technical resource for multi-functional project teams

  • Make complex changes to existing processes, with minimal supervision

  • Participate on projects as a team member or facilitate/lead group meetings or teams in applying technology to meet specific business needs, work on more difficult tasks, provide work direction and is a backup for other project leaders

  • Travel to data centers and satellite uplink stations for installation and upgrade (up to 25% including domestic and international)

  • Lead, enforce and create documented processes and procedures

  • Provide off-business hour support and participate in on-call rotation

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position

What Skills You Need

  • Extensive familiarity with Cisco networking equipment (i.e. Routers, Switches, ASA, RIPv2, OSPF, BGP, EIGRP)

  • Ability to design and support of WAN technologies (i.e. MPLS, ISDN, VPN, net-2-net VPN tunnels, T1s, PRIs, DS3s, OC3s, Gig Fiber and Fiber LAN and WAN networks)

  • 5 or more years of experience of network administration including design and implementation of network upgrades and changes

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

What Makes You Stand Out

  • CCDP and/or CCNP Certification

  • Experience with monitoring tools (i.e. SolarWinds and/or Nagios)

  • Experience with Linux/Unix Operating System

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or Computer Science

What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.

John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.