The Role

*This Role can be based out of New Orleans, LA or The Woodlands, TX*

As a member of ED&F Man’s Group Technology team, this position is responsible for maintaining the local and wide area networks together with managing multi-vendor firewalls.

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated with a track record of working with a global enterprise network team. Experience of working in a fast paced, dynamic environment with a can-do attitude, showing attention to detail and able to handle work with multiple tasks and prioritise work.

Responsibilities to include, but are not limited to:

Below is a list of essential duties of this position. Other duties may be assigned as needed.

  • Key network contact within the region for network related tasks, part of a Global Network Team
  • Taking and lead within region root cause analysis into network faults
  • Monitoring alerts with SolarWinds
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities for network and security
  • Configuration and management of Cisco network switches and routers
  • Management of Fortinet and Palo Alto security platform, including Next Gen FW features
  • Ad hoc support of networks and cabling etc. as needed understanding different cables mediums
  • Proactively working on network project, ranging from network upgrades to migrations
  • Produce and maintain network documentation
  • Design and planning of network upgrades or changes

Liaise with 3rd party providers to assist in the delivery of external links and network services

​​​​​​​Skills and Expertise:

​​​​​​​To perform the duties of this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below outline the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies that are required in this position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Certified Cisco CCNA and working towards Cisco CCNP R&S/Security certification
  • Understanding of different IGP integration in an enterprise network
  • Proven experience in routing protocols such as OSPF & BGP
  • Extensive knowledge of FortiGate Firewalls, FortiManager and FortiAnalyzer
  • Good knowledge Data Centre of Palo Alto Firewalls and Panorama
  • Detailed knowledge of VPN technologies such as IPSEC Site-to-Site, Remote Access
  • History of working with Cisco Catalyst 2960/3750/3850/4500X Switches
  • Good knowledge VOIP Technologies and QoS
  • Understanding of Stacking Technologies such as VSS and VPC
  • Supported Data Centres Switches such Nexus and Dell
  • Good knowledge Windows Servers and Key Services i.e. AD, DHCP and DNS
  • Understanding of VMWare and Networking Services

Understanding of General Microsoft Windows Platform and Network integration

And as an ever-friendly reminder: Researchers have found that men apply to roles when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria. Women and other underrepresented groups tend to apply only when they check every box. If you are interested, but don’t feel like you meet every single point on the job description, please still apply!

Minimum Level of Education: Degree Level preferred but not essential if relevant experience can be demonstrated in a consultant or architect capacity

Years & Type of Experience:  minimum 5 years of experience in a similar or relevant role and minimum of 8 years in IT support department

Certificates/Licenses:  CCNA/CCNP and NSE4

Essential Behaviours

Here at ED&F Man we are guided by our five company values: Respect, Integrity, Meritocracy, Client Focus and Entrepreneurship.

Our values are underpinned by a set of essential behaviours, which form part of our performance management approach.  Delivering on our objectives is very much about ‘what’ we do, but these essential behaviours also provide a guide and measure for ‘how’ we do things. Our performance essentials are Take Initiative, Self-Management, Deliver Results and Collaboration.

Equal Opportunities Statement

ED&F Man is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment.  All qualified applicants will receive equal treatment without regard to race, colour, sex, gender, age, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partner status, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment (identity, gender expression), genetic information or any characteristic protected by local law.

Westway Feed Products is North America’s largest manufacturer of liquid supplements for livestock. Additionally, we produce tub supplements, feed mill products, dried molasses and industrial products. The core concept of Westway’s business is to utilize co-products from other industries and convert them into safe, high-quality, cost effective, livestock feed supplements. While Westway’s primary ingredient for many of our products is molasses, we also incorporate other co-products such as glycerin, whey, corn solubles, corn steep and soy solubles. The concept of utilizing these co-products is the foundation of our sustainability platform.

Today, Westway operates 25 production facilities across the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our geographic reach allows for products to be developed according to environmental and production system variations across the country.

Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, Westway Feed Products is a subsidiary of ED&F Man.

Established in 1783, ED&F Man is a privately-owned agricultural commodities merchant with 6,000 people in 60 countries. We trade sugar, coffee, molasses, animal feed, grains and pulses.

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