Sr Systems Engineer
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Corporate Segment
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Digital & Technology/Information Technology
Dallas - Texas - United States of America, Richardson - Texas - United States of America

Under general to broad supervision, manages and allocates Network infrastructure resources by planning, monitoring, and maintaining system platforms in support of CBRE’s Information Technology Operations. Primary responsibilities include support and administration of network router and switches, firewalls, load balancers, Internet and WAN connectivity, wireless infrastructure, ISE, NAC, SDWAN, Cloud Networking and Network peripheral and support systems. May serve as technical lead for projects requiring coordination, planning and implementation of complex requirements. Will support documentation updates, training material and training of junior resources on platform. Additional responsibilities include troubleshooting of basic and complex routing, switching and firewall related issues within Data Centers, support for remote locations and Cloud environments. Requires interaction with team members, peers, leadership, and customers to facilitate all support, engineering and troubleshooting of stated network environments.


  • Qualified candidate will have a bachelor’s degree OR equivalent years' (8+) experience.
  • designing, configuring, deploying and maintaining various Cisco switching platforms to include (Cisco ACI SDN, Nexus 9K, 7K, 5K and 2K, Cisco Catalyst 9k, 39xx, 38xx 29xx chassis and stack-based switches).
  • Advanced technical knowledge and working experience, designing, configuring, deploying and maintaining various Cisco routing platforms to include (ASR 1001, 1002 series, ISR 43xx, 44xx, 45xx, Catalyst 8k routers) as well as most common routing protocols, OSPF, BGP, IGRP, RPVST+, VPC).
  • Advanced technical knowledge and working experience, deploying, configuring and maintaining network security appliances (Palo Alto Firewalls, IPS/IDS/IPDS, IPsec, SSL VPN, URL Filtering/Layer 7 policies, NAC).
  • Advanced technical knowledge and working experience designing, configurating, maintaining and provisioning of various WAN topologies (MPLS, VPLS/EVC, DIA, DWDM, Point to Point)
  • Advanced technical knowledge and working experience configuring, deploying and maintaining Enterprise Segmentation systems to include, 802.1x, NAC using technologies that include Forescout and/or Cisco ISE. Configuration of discovery, profiling and enforcement policies as well as monitoring of active policies for effectiveness. 
  • Advanced technical knowledge and working experience configurating and maintaining IPAM solutions, DNS, DHCP and Certificate Authority management and support.
  • Advanced technical knowledge and troubleshooting experience with network monitoring protocols and/or systems (TAPs, SNMP, IP Helper, Syslog, NetFlow, IP SLA, etc.) as well as experience performing deep packet inspection and root cause analysis using packet capture software.
  • Cisco SDWAN, preferred (Meraki, Viptela), as well as experience with other SDWAN solutions
  • Intermediate technical knowledge and working experience configuring and maintaining Cloud Infrastructure (Network Access, INET Edge, Network Security and Load Balancing) for Azure, AWS and GCP.
  • Intermediate working experience creating utilization reports leveraging netflow tools to monitor utilization, establish baseline information that will be used to make business decisions around capacity management.
  • Intermediate technical knowledge and working experience configuring and maintaining Cisco Wireless LAN Controller technologies and Wireless Access Points as well as experience with 802.11a, b, g, n, ac and ax, 2.4 and 5Ghz frequencies, and wireless optimization configurations for optimized client servicing, roaming and location services.
  • Working technical knowledge basic experience maintaining application load balancing solutions (F5 LTM, GTM, GLSG, APM and ASM).


Your expertise will require experience in multiple areas including Design and Engineering, Data Center and Cloud Network Infrastructure, Application Load Balancing, Certificate Management, IPAM, Virtualization, LAN, WAN, WAN Optimization, System Capacity Management, Firewalls, IPS/IDS/IPDS, Network Segmentation, IPsec and Wi-Fi

  • You will configure, support and monitor Network segmentation solutions for all actively applied policies for network attached devices.
  • You will be part of a team that responds to monitored events, manages capacity and evaluates the existing infrastructure.
  • You will support day-to-day functions through corporate ITSM solution that includes, switching, routing, wireless, SDWAN, WAN, firewall and load balancing requests or issues.
  • You will support troubleshooting of reported issues, assist with root cause analysis, for application performance, congested bandwidth, network access problems for all on-premises and cloud environments as well as escalation support to Network Operations personnel.
  • In addition to operational support activities, you will be responsible to support all internally driven projects, for cross functional efforts and all business-driven projects; either serving as project technical lead or project technical member.
  • Assist with the design, engineering, installation and maintenance of listed disciplines and systems.
  • Evaluate existing design, research new technologies and provide technical recommendations that either solve current technical problems or gaps, improve operational efficiencies, enable the business or as part of system life cycle management.
  • Create and update existing documentation for work performed defining system parameters, logical/physical topologies, standards and methods of procedures for support.
  • Effectively communicate with project managers, direct management/team members and team members from other groups either via email, IM or through face-to-face interactions.


Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) in a related field of work or equivalent work experience. Requires technical and business knowledge in multiple disciplines/processes. Typically has 5 - 7 years of relevant work experience.

Technical certifications in the specialty area, such as CISCO or Microsoft.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong organizational and analytical skills. Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers. Ability to effectively present information.


Requires advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages, discounts, and commissions. Conducts advanced financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.


Decisions made with thorough understanding of procedures, company policies, and business practices to achieve general results and deadlines. Responsible for setting work unit and/or project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to department.
CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.