• Principal Network Engineer

    Location US-CA-San Francisco | US-CA-Rocklin | US-TX-Richardson
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  • Summary

    Esurance is looking for a Principal Network Engineer to join a dynamic and award-winning team of individuals who are committed to making insurance smarter, easier, and dare we say- cooler. As part of a growing company that is focused on providing an outstanding customer experience, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your skills and discover your potential.


    If you’re looking for a career at a socially conscious company that offers great benefits — including matching 401k and tuition reimbursement — then you may have just found your new home. 


    Esurance combines the spunk of a startup company with the backing of Allstate (the largest publicly held personal lines insurer in the U.S.) to create a unique, energized, and exciting place to work. 

    The Principal Network Engineer is responsible for designing, deploying, and maintaining large-scale enterprise networks across a domestic footprint, with a focus on performance optimization and scalability. This role is responsible for the Esurance network architecture, including defining, designing, implementing, and evolving network solutions and managing projects related to network solutions.


    Job Responsibilities:

    • Designs, plans, implements and maintains network/cloud infrastructure, routers, switches, firewalls and other supporting hardware.
    • Designs, plans and implements network installations, modifications and configuration changes to the corporate infrastructure.
    • Proposes and implements technology enhancements that will improve performance, reliability, and scalability of the network
    • Designs, plans, implements and maintains VPN and WiFi infrastructure, including responsibility for a large work from home workforce.
    • Manages technical projects within the scope of the Networking Team to ensure projects are completed by established timelines
    • Manages and monitors the network infrastructure, provides troubleshooting support, and ensures documentation is accurate
    • Provides day to day administration and support for Cisco based LAN/WAN at 2 US Data Centers and multiple Business Unit sites in North America, accounting for growth and redundancy following corporate guidelines.
    • Design, plan, implement and maintain firmware updates, manage device configurations and maintain global security standards.
    • Utilize network analysis tools to troubleshoot performance issues
    • Designs, plans, implements and maintains enterprise monitoring system to ensure all network hardware is configured properly for event notification.
    • Acts as a mentor for associates in the Technology organization
    • Participates in an after-hours (24x7) support on-call rotation
    • Travel as needed within North America



    • Experienced knowledge of Cisco switches, routers and firewalls hardware and software.
    • Expert level knowledge of Cisco IOS and NexOS.
    • Thorough understanding of network and routing protocols such as TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, OSPF and BGP and SMTP including subnetting and packet routing.
    • Experienced knowledge of T1, T3, MPLS and SIP networks.
    • Experience with Microsoft directory services.
    • In-depth knowledge of private cloud and public cloud network topology design (AWS and Azure)
    • In-depth knowledge of SD-WAN architecture and technologies (physical and virtual)
    • Experience with network connectivity and cabling.
    • Familiar with Cisco VoIP infrastructure


    • Excellent computer, troubleshooting, problem solving, and organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills for work in a collaborative team environment.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivated, adaptable, and has a positive attitude.
    • Ability to learn new techniques, keeps accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.
    • Maintains technical expertise by learning about emerging tools and technologies; evaluate new technology for use within the organization.
    • Ability to multitask and operate with minimal supervision, adjusting priorities accordingly.
    • Able to maintain professional demeanor under stress.
    • Demonstrated willingness to learn and adapt to changes in technology.


    Experience / Education:

    • Cisco CCNP Route/Switch with 6 - 8 years of experience, minimum.
    • Cisco CCIE Route/Switch with 4 – 6 years of experience preferred.
    • Minimum 10 years’ experience in lieu of certifications.
    • BSEE or BSCS or other related degree concentration, or minimum 10 years in a network technology role
    • Project Management experience


    At Esurance, being committed to our employees is not just something we say, it’s something we do. Our benefits package is designed to help our associates stay healthy, meet their long-term financial goals, and balance the demands of work and personal life. Esurance rewards hard work, dedication, and creativity with competitive salaries and a generous bonus system. We are committed to our employees and we are dedicated to creating a diverse, positive, innovative and team-oriented work environment.

    Health & wellness

    • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
    • Life insurance (company-paid and supplemental)
    • Accidental death and dismemberment coverage
    • Wellness coaching and incentives
    • Group critical illness coverage
    • Accident indemnity and hospital indemnity plans
    • Group legal


    • 401(k) plan with annual matching contribution
    • Referral bonuses
    • Performance-rewarding bonus system
    • Tuition assistance program (up to $5,250 per year)
    • Health savings and flexible spending accounts
    • Commuter benefits

    Family & Community

    • Adoption assistance
    • Maternity leave
    • Buckle Up Baby program
    • Pet insurance discount
    • Charitable gift matching
    • Give Time, Get Time volunteer program
    • Employee Assistance Program

    Time off

    • Short-term disability
    • Long-term disability (employee-paid option)
    • Paid time off (holidays, vacation, personal choice days)


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