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ATS Company:  ATS Automation Tooling Systems
Requisition ID:  10580

Cambridge, ON, CA, N3H 4R7 Charlotte, NC, US, 28217

Date:  Sep 15, 2023

Senior IT Network Specialist

At ATS, it starts with our People!


We believe the foundation of a great company is having the best team and winning as a team.


Why Join ATS? 

• Be a part of a thriving organization that is a global leader in advanced automation solutions 
• Collaborate with other bright, talented professionals focused on innovation and continuous improvement 
• Discover opportunities for growth within ATS as we strive to develop, engage, empower, and energize our people
• Make an impact and give back to our communities in a meaningful way 
• Work in a safe, positive, and inclusive environment where everyone is respected and given the opportunity to do their best
• Enjoy an attractive compensation package including flexible work schedules (where applicable) 
• Participate in company sponsored events including BBQs, annual picnics, and holiday parties 

And much more!


ATS is in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA), 2005 and will, upon request, assist those who may require specific accommodations due to a personal disability. We would ask that those who require assistance to notify our offices as soon as possible if accommodation is necessary.

Job Summary:


This role is responsible for configuring and maintaining the Network and Security Infrastructure, integrating networks on a global basis with multiple business units and various cloud environments, and setting up, integrating, and maintaining multiple SDWAN infrastructures. You will mentor a team of other network staff, establish, and optimize our networks that cater to our internal customers and support business development.

You are an independent, detail-oriented technology enthusiast who has excellent problem-solving skills and thorough knowledge of Industry best practices network administration and architectures.

What you will do:


•    Design and implement network infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, and other network devices.
•    Configure and maintain network equipment, ensuring high availability and reliability.
•    Demonstrated experience managing Cisco Data Centre network devices including managing Nexus ACI, Nexus 9k, 5k, and fabric switches
•    Experience with load balancer technologies such as F5 LTMs and GTMs is considered an asset
•    Monitor network performance and identify areas for improvement, implementing necessary changes to enhance network efficiency.
•    Perform network troubleshooting to resolve complex issues and minimize network downtime.
•    Conduct regular network assessments, capacity planning, and vulnerability assessments.
•    Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design and implement network solutions aligned with business requirements.
•    Ability to troubleshoot and resolve issues during off-work hours and/or extended hours when outages or projects required
•    Evaluate and recommend network hardware and software solutions to meet organizational needs.
•    Maintain network security through implementation of appropriate protocols and access controls.
•    Create and maintain network documentation, including network diagrams, configurations, and standard operating procedures.
•    Stay updated with industry trends and advancements in network technologies, making recommendations for their implementation.

What you will need:


•    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
•    Minimum of 7 years of experience in network engineering or related roles.
•    Industry certifications such as CCNP, CCIE, or equivalent are highly desirable.
•    Full understanding and experience with enterprise ITSM best practices, inclusive of Service Request, Incident, Problem, Change procedures and ITIL.
•    In depth knowledge of Routing Protocols such as OSPF, and BGP
•    Expert knowledge and experience with network protocols, technologies, and topologies (e.g., TCP/IP, VLANs, VPNs, MPLS, routing protocols) including Cisco & Palo Alto.
•    Expertise in configuring and managing enterprise-level network devices (routers, switches, firewalls).
•    Strong experience with network monitoring and troubleshooting tools.
•    Functional understanding of network security principles and best practices.
•    Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze and resolve complex network issues.
•    Experience in Automation/Scripting coding languages (e.g Python, Ansible, bash, PowerShell) will be considered an asset.
•    Strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams with outstanding ability to troubleshoot.
•    Ability to prioritize and organize tasks and meet project deadlines in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
•    In depth knowledge of the following technology concepts: IoT, Monitoring analysis, Zero Trust, load balancing, VPN, and Identity and Access Management Solutions


Note:  There may be a requirement for after-hours support as well as some travel. This role is a hybrid role where you will work remote & on-site during a standard week.

If this describes you and you are interested in joining an industry leading and team orientated global organization that provides a competitive compensation and benefits package, we would like to hear from you! 

About ATS Corporation


ATS is an industry-leading automation solutions provider to many of the world’s most successful companies. ATS uses its extensive knowledge base and global capabilities in custom automation, repeat automation, automation products and value-added services, including pre-automation and after-sales services, to address the sophisticated manufacturing automation systems and service needs of multinational customers in markets such as life sciences, food & beverage, transportation, consumer products, and energy. Founded in 1978, ATS employs over 6,000 people at more than 50 manufacturing facilities and over 75 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia, and China. The Company’s shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATS. 
IT at ATS is fast paced and focused on continuous improvement. We leverage leading technologies to drive innovation and diversification from our competitors. Our solutions are rooted in automation and our technology capability is focused to elevate digital connectivity, collaboration, analytics, and self-service enablement. Our strategy is to drive global operational excellence and rethink how we deliver services while enabling growth of the organization through technology partnerships with our business segments and customers. ATS IT fosters professional development, digital impacting opportunities, and creative thinking. If you are searching for a career where you can make a digital impact, we want to hear from you!

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