GNC Senior Network Engineer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Job Summary

Owns voice and data communication architectures, topologies, hardware, software, transmission and signaling links and protocols to perform complete network configurations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitors protocol compatibility, performs system tuning and makes recommendations for improvement

  • Develops integrated solutions to resolve highly complex technical and business issues

  • Assists in network planning and network architecture design and engineering

  • Performs network problem resolution and assists in the development and documentation of technical standards and interface applications

  • Provides leadership in fostering teamwork and cooperation

  • Assists on special projects, and additional duties and responsibilities as required

  • Accountable to maintain Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and adhere to internal control policies and procedure

  • Designs and deploys functional infrastructure/networks (LAN, WLAN, WAN)

  • Configure and install software, servers, routers and other network devices

  • Monitors network performance and integrity

  • Resolves issues tiers of support have escalated by troubleshooting cloud and local infrastructure

  • Automates tasks and monitor their effectiveness

  • Mentors team members on technical issues and addressing user needs

  • Creates, oversees and tests security measures (e.g. access authentication and disaster recovery)

  • Communicates with users when needed

  • Maintains complete technical documentation

  • Suggests improvements to network performance, capacity and scalability Keeps request backlog organized. Works proactively with executive management to ensure activities with the highest financial and strategic return are pursued

  • All other duties as assigned


  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands or finger to handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.

  • Regularly/Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually low/moderate.

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

Job Specifications

  • Bachelor's or Associate Degree in Computer Science, Related field or relevant work experience

  • 5+ Years working in a Professional IT Organization

  • Technical Industry-related experience as a Senior Network Engineer or Network Administrator

  • Professional certification (e.g. CCNP, CCDP)

  • Solid background in network administration and architecture

  • In-depth understanding of communication protocols (mainly TCP/IP) and routing protocols (e.g. BGP, OSPF)

  • Familiarity with access control models and network security

  • Knowledge of coding languages for scripting (e.g Python, Perl)

  • Experience with network diagnostic, monitoring and analysis tools (e.g. SolarWinds network tools)

  • Solid understanding of network operating systems (JUNOS, Cisco IOS)

  • Sharp troubleshooting skills

  • High degree of proficiency MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications

  • Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation, budgeting, project management (from conception to completion), & planning skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)

  • Solid understanding and application of mathematical concepts

  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients

  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.

  • Ability to work with and influence peers and senior management

  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

  • Ability to read, write, and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos

  • Ability to work overtime as necessary

General Nutrition Centers International is an Equal Opportunity Employer