Network Automation Engineer

IntercontinentalExchange   •  

Chicago, IL

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


Not Specified years

Posted 203 days ago

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Job Purpose

  • ICE owns and operates the worlds most advanced financialnetworks that are tasked with carrying market data around the world. Our networks are designed from the ground up to meet our unique performance constraints while remaining impeccably reliable. By joining the Network Engineering team you’ll aid us in maintaining the networks as well as helping us continue to push the envelope with state-of-the-art technologies.
  • A successful candidate will gain invaluable hands-on experience with state of the art equipment and cutting edge technologies in the area of computer networks and a solid knowledge of network protocols, concepts and solutions. The experience will not be limited to technology – this is also an opportunity to get a good understanding of the operation of a global organization, how global teams interact, how projects are developed, implemented and how strategies are executed.
  • This role will have you joining our Network Engineering Development team where you will be working on our in-house automation platform. You will be exposed to all layers of this tool as well as learning the enterprise SDLC processes at ICE. In time you will help support other teams’ use of this tool and develop new features or improve existing ones.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write and maintain software that interacts with various network devices, tools, databases, and user input
  • Gather requirements from relevant business owners
  • Keep project stakeholders updated on progress
  • Help ensure an orderly release management and SDLC process is followed
  • Meet with technologists from other teams to ensure all new software appropriately captures the requirements, uses the best data sources, and does so in a secure manner
  • Create and maintain documentation of system components and their operation
  • Write unit and integration tests that ensure system reliability
  • Help train end-users on the use of any new tooling
  • Take ownership of tools and sub-components

Knowledge and Experience


  • The applicant is expected to have the following skills and experience on appointment:
  • Computer Science (or related field) degree
  • Knowledge of general network principles and technology in WAN and LAN infrastructures
  • Good written and oral communication skills and the ability to work with others on both an ad hoc and project team basis, across organizational boundaries
  • Intermediate software development skills
  • Comfort with database technologies and terminology (e.g. ORMs, DB Models, Redis)
  • Familiarity with GNU/Linux operating systems


  • The applicant will receive extra consideration if they have some of the following skills and experience:
  • Development ability in Python, Javascript, Go (golang), C
  • Ability to use RESTful APIs
  • Ability to work with JSON, XML, YAML, and proprietary data interchange formats
  • Familiarity with a DVCS (e.g. git)
  • Familiarity with development dependency management tools (e.g. npm, pip, maven, etc)
  • Familiarity with functional and integration testing
  • Knowledge of common network automation services (e.g. NETCONF, eAPI, etc)
  • Knowledge of Juniper products and Junos OS
  • Knowledge of Arista products and EOS
  • Knowledge of IT automation tooling (e.g. Ansible, Puppet, Salt)
  • Self-organizing and ability to pick up next task independently


  • The following skills and experience are particularly desirable but are not required for consideration:
  • In-depth knowledge of networking protocols and deployments (e.g. BGP, MPLS, OSPF, IS-IS, VLANs, prefix-lists, ACLs, etc)
  • In-depth knowledge of applications and services offered by ICE/NYSE