Sinclair Broadcast Group
Senior Network Engineer
At a glance
Location: US-MD-Cockeysville Map
Posted: 08/12/2020
Closing: 09/11/2020
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Job description

Make your mark in Broadcasting and Digital Media. Sinclair Broadcast Group and Sinclair Digital Solutions are dedicated to making Sinclair a communications powerhouse! We are the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country. Sinclair owns and operates, programs, or provides services to more television stations than anyone and has affiliations with all major networks. Sinclair Digital group, on bringing the most engaging content to web, mobile, and over-the-top Broadcasting to audiences all over the country! Our success is the result of extraordinary employees and an exemplary management team who believe in a vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. Whether you are an industry veteran or just starting, you can find it at Sinclair! We are advancing the world of Broadcasting, and we want YOU to join our winning team!

Sinclair Broadcast Group is seeking a Sr. Network Engineer to join our corporate IT team in Hunt Valley, MD. 

What you'll be doing:

  • Deploy and manage a diverse set of networks focused on Multicast deployments and dynamic routing network configurations

  • Develop network automation and day-2 operation practices for enterprise deployments

  • Provide technical leadership for a team of engineers tasked with daily WAN / LAN operations

  • Administer station Internet/MPLS/ADVPN connections & diverse data centers using BGP with multiple peers and diverse routing paths

  • Work with Security team to manage firewall rules, NAT, and site-to-site VPN connections using OSPF routing, and 3rd party connections developing sustainable and automated procedures

  • Work with Systems Administrators to determine network infrastructure requirements, including iSCSI storage networking, broadcast operation software requirements, and other critical business needs

  • Work with Aruba WIFI, Airwave, and ClearPass, Cisco, Arista, Fortinet, and other networking/security technologies

  • Leverage SolarWinds for management and monitoring of network devices and services along with other opensource tools for enterprise management

  • Leverage Scrutinizer to analyze NetFlow & SFlow data along with cloud-based SDN packet analysis tools to profile application traffic to identify and correct ongoing problems

  • Provide tier 3 support to Network Team and Stakeholders as required on an on-call basis as part of a larger rotation

  • Develop policies and practices for the network team to elevate the levels of service that the team provides for a diverse set of stakeholders throughout the company

  • Embrace DevOps practices bringing them to the Network Operation team to accelerate deployments, standards, monitoring, fault analysis, and tracking of changes throughout our enterprise  

What we're looking for:

  • Deep Knowledge of CCNP level networking required

  • Deep understanding of LAN and WAN Mutilcast deployments

  • Expert knowledge in Network Troubleshooting with a focus on the OSI model

  • 10+ years' experience with large WAN environments

  • 10+ years' experience with complex LAN and Datacenter environments

  • Experience managing large Wi-Fi deployments including Fortinet and Aruba is required

  • Must have knowledge of Python and Ansible for network automation

  • Experience in cloud networking (Azure Express Route and AWS connections) is required

  • Knowledge of Software Defined Networking and Virtual Network Functions (VNF) required

  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a project team for large initiatives

  • Must be able to establish personal relationships with stakeholders understanding their needs and how best to accomplish their goals in a diverse non-standard environment

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment where 24x7 communications are required for critical applications

  • Ability to coach and lead the existing technical team in modern operations and DevOps practices to bring higher levels of automation, documenting, and service to our internal customers

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!


About Us


Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!


About the Team


The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.


Senior Network Engineer