Senior Network Communications Engineer

US-SC-North Charleston
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Information Technology


Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.


At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.


Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.

We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us.


Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad!


The Sr. Network Communications Engineer provides advanced technical support both internal and external clients, including network software, hardware, routers, switches, and various transmission systems using a variety of diagnostic tools in support of efficient network operations. In this role, you are responsible for planning, implementing, designing, analyzing, and maintaining the highly complex network infrastructures of a large Global network.

How you will impact Ingevity

  • Lead in the planning, forecasting, implementation, and identification of resource requirements for network systems of high complexity and resiliency, to negotiate solutions and support to achieve and maintain a high availability design.
  • Play a vital role toward the security, architecture, design, and documentation for our network hardware, data center, software, services and product activity
  • Responsible for the design, testing, evaluation, implementation, and support of various platforms (hardware, operating systems, software, and systems tools).
  • Install, customize, maintain, test, and troubleshoot operating systems and other systems software.
  • Provide consultation and direct technical support in life cycle planning, problem management, integration, and systems.
  • Implement releases, upgrades, and/or changes into the environment/platforms.
  • Ensure platform/service performance and availability meet enterprise objectives through monitoring, timely service restoration, and tuning.
  • Provide technical support, as needed, to the enterprise.
  • Provide oversight, technical direction, and expertise to other technical members of project and support teams.  

What you need to succeed

  • BA or BS degree in Computer Science, Electronics Engineering, Technology, Information Systems, Telecom Engineering, Business, a related field, or equivalent experience.  
  • Minimum of ten (10) years IT experience with 5 years of network engineering experience in Global IT environments.
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification required; ITIL certification preferred
  • Documented experience supporting and developing enterprise IT infrastructure architecture.  
  • Expert Knowledge and technical expertise of wireless communications, network security, voice and data networking systems required
  • Knowledge of best practices for optimizing IT infrastructure, provide policies, standards and guidelines.  
  • Must have advanced computer skills with MS operating systems and MS products (Word, Excel, Active Directory, etc.) including desktop and server based applications
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and managing strategic and tactical plans as they relate to IT Infrastructure.  
  • Ability to plan, organize, direct, and review the work of technical personnel and establish and maintain working relationships with users, technical staff, management, vendors and others.
  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal, facilitation and leadership skills, along  with effective verbal and written communication skills. Advanced process orientation and excellent planning, organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Proven project management experience  
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex problem isolation with Telecommunications infrastructures: PRI/T1/DS3/ETH
  • Experience with H.323 and SIP protocols
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex problem isolation in LAN/WAN environments
  • Expert knowledge of Cisco Routing and Switching
  • Expert knowledge of Cisco VPN Technologies
  • Intel and RISC-based hardware, LAN/WAN architecture, modern telecommunications technology i.e. (Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol, Fiber Optics, Asynchronous Transfer Mode, Digital Subscriber Line and Gigabit and higher throughput Ethernet) Advanced understanding of TCP/IP network protocols, including common application protocols; Experience with Solar Winds and/or other network monitoring/reporting tools.
  • Advanced understanding of routing protocols such as BGP, OSPF, and EIGRP
  • Experience designing highly-secure multi-tenant network solutions
  • Experience implementing Cisco Nexus, Palo Alto, F5, Riverbed, Cisco VPN solutions, VoIP
  • Experience creating low-level network design documentation including detailed Visio diagrams
  • Exposure to Disaster recovery concepts and designs
  • This position is not eligible for employment sponsorship.

About us

Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us.
With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work. 

Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.


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