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Network Systems Engineer, Toronto

About OANDA We have come a long way since our first currency feed 23 years ago, we are an award-winning global company offering leading currency solutions for both retail and corporate clients, from a tech start-up to a global corporation. Founded in 1996, we became the first company to share exchange rate information on the internet free of charge and in 2001, we launched a trading platform that helped pioneer the development of online-based trading around the world, enabling forex and CFD investors the ability to trade the financial markets.  Our vision is to transform how our clients can meet all of their currency needs with innovative and award-winning solutions. Under new ownership with significant ambitions to grow the business on the global stage, we are looking for highly motivated, passionate individuals who want to make a mark in a dynamic environment.  

Position Summary   As a Network Engineer you will design and implement network infrastructure projects and work with the Systems Engineering team to provide 24x7 support. You will respond to, troubleshoot, determine root cause and resolve network issues. Oanda mission critical systems operate in multiple data centres in different time zones on a 24/7 basis. Offices are situated around the globe to handle all areas of the business.

What will you be doing?

  • Monitoring, measuring and reporting on performance, capacity and quality of Production networks and converged Enterprise networks
  • Evaluate and implement network management tools
  • Participate or lead in testing, evaluation and benchmarking upgrades to new and existing LAN/WAN supported products
  • Provide up-to-date network documentation and inventories
  • Be an active member in disaster recovery planning
  • Work closely with the rest of the team to ensure compliance to existing OANDA networking standards
  • Work with the Security team on projects and with Compliance team on audits.
  • Designing and implementing network infrastructure in our production data centres and remote offices
  • Take ownership and responsibility for the design, deployment, including but not limited to maintenance and monitoring of networks associated with our mission critical multibillion-dollar/day trading system
  • Deployment and maintenance of OANDA network infrastructure for trading platform across multiple datacenters and corporate sites
  • Architecting, designing, implementing changes via our change management process
  • Work with the Security team to implement best practices, new tools and technologies
  • Work with Compliance on regulatory audits
  • Deployment and maintenance of IP Telephony and Contact Center
  • Enable capacity planning for OANDA’s trading networks, infrastructure and software
  • Identify areas of system improvement from an operations perspective
  • Learn new technologies and act as a backup to other team members for these technologies as needed
  • Provide support to operations and IT staff – investigate and troubleshoot system operations and performance issues
  • Respond to emergency issues, organize expert response, and coordinate final resolution.
  • Training, leadership and mentorship of junior and intermediate network design and troubleshooting skills in operations staff
  • Collaborate with Legal and Compliance for any security incident or breach containment, assessment, mitigation and reporting
  • Participate in a regular on-call rotation
  • Vendor management

We’re looking for candidates with experience with:

  • Cisco enterprise and datacenter routers, switches and firewalls
  • Juniper firewalls, F5 BigIP, and Fortinet firewalls/NAC/manager
  • BGP, OSPF, Static Routing
  • IPSEC VPN
  • STP, Etherchannels, VPC, MLAG
  • Syslog, RADIUS, NPS, 802.1x, RANCID, NTP, HA
  • Python or other scripting languages

Required qualifications:

  • A degree or diploma in Computer Science, Engineering, a related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of networking experience in a multi-vendor environment
  • Multi-datacenter and disaster recovery design, implementation, and support
  • Design and implementation of network automation using Ansible or Python
  • Experience operating a 24x7 mission critical environment
  • Purchasing and relationship management with network and security vendors
  • Strong understanding of ITIL
  • Deep understanding of IP networking and protocols (layers 1-4), TCP and UDP debugging
  • Network design for high-performance, secure and highly-available networks
  • Deep understanding of IP protocols, including BGP, OSPF
  • Deep understanding of WAN technologies, VPN (L2/L3), IPSEC VPN
  • Quick thinking and problem solving under pressure
  • Excellent written and oral communication

Nice to have:

  • Cloud Network Infrastructure design and support experience (GCP, AWS)
  • Cisco, Juniper or Fortinet certifications
  • 1-2 years Linux (RHEL preferred) system administration experience
  • Telephony experience for managing and troubleshooting third party systems
  • Fluency with at least one of Bash, Perl or Python scripting
  • Experience in hybrid Cloud/OnPrem network infrastructure designs
  • Datacenter experience (racking/stacking servers/network equipment)
  • Good Knowledge of Voice Gateways, SIP trunks, signalling protocols such as SIP, H.323, MGCP, Ansible, Terraform

OANDA Global Corporation is a diverse and global team with offices around the world. We value the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to OANDA. We are committed to creating and sustaining a collegial work environment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect and one which reflects the diversity of the community in which we operate. We provide an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. 

Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted directly. If you require accommodation during the recruitment and selection process, please let us know. We will work with you to provide as seamless a recruitment experience as possible.

 
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