Valpak Direct Marketing Systems, Inc.

Senior Network Engineer - Information Technology

US-FL-St Petersburg
3 months ago
Job ID
Information Technology
Valpak (Manufacturing Center)



With minimal supervision, is responsible for the creative and continuous improvement of the design, installation, operation and management of the Valpak Data Network. Includes LAN, WAN, VPN, Internet connectivity, security, and all other network related systems operating at CTM. Responsible for self-managing trouble tickets and other outages or performance issues. Responsible for managing and participating in projects, and guiding the activities of others related to projects and problem resolution. Responsible for keeping skills and industry / technical knowledge current.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Oversees the daily operation of the Valpak Data Network (VDN) by guiding daily activities of Network Engineers and Specialists through establishing and maintaining network related policies and procedures. Oversees and assists Network Engineers and Specialists in all system configuration, troubleshooting, problem resolution, and maintenance of VDN documentation. After hours support required.
  2. Continually review network configuration, and equipment for opportunities to tune and increase network performance.
  3. Ability to work directly with ITSS customers, both Corporate and Franchise, related to projects, trouble resolution, or other needs. Must possess strong interpersonal skills, be seen as a strong team member and team leader. Promotes the value and good will of ITSS to all customers.    
  4. Develops specifications and designs related to the need for future additions or modifications to the VDN.
  5. Communicates business needs to key company personnel
  6. Evaluates new software and hardware products for effectiveness and compatibility with the VDN. Organizes and manages the installation of new hardware, software, and services into the VDN.  
  7. Develops reports and makes presentations as needed, and stays informed of latest communication and network system advancements.
  8. Manages relationships with outside vendors for evaluation and purchasing of new hardware and software. Also for maintenance of existing hardware, software, or services in the VDN.
  9. Visit franchise or Valpak remote offices, which will require periodic travel as needed.
  10. Performs related work and additional duties as needed or required.



Minimum 8 years’ experience in an operational enterprise class (500 users or more) network environment required (OR AA Degree in Business or Computer Technology plus 7 years’ experience), specializing in Cisco LAN/WAN design and installation. Project management experience helpful.


Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Self-starting/self-directing; ability to perform well with minimal supervision
  • Ability to supervise others
  • Strong analytical & organizational skills    
  • Strong Cisco IOS and hardware skills    
  • Strong problem solving skills  
  • Ability to make independent judgment
  • Strong presentation skills    
  • Excellent communication skills
  • PC hardware configuration skills      
  • Microsoft and Apple networking skills  
  • Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows server skills  
  • Understanding of virtual networking within VMWare
  • Strong Internet networking skills
  • Strong LAN/WAN/VPN skills    
  • Strong Cisco routing protocols, including BGP
  • Strong Cisco Firewall & Firepower knowledge
  • Strong VOIP skills

Company Overview

At Valpak, we look for employee-focused, committed, and passionate Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). For nearly 50 years, Valpak has led the way in the coupon mailing industry, providing money-saving discounts to millions of consumers and local businesses looking to reach new customers and strengthen their marketing successes.  Our mission is to help people save, businesses grow and neighborhoods thrive. 


If you desire to work in a comfortable, collaborative atmosphere, Valpak may be the place for you. Our workforce is diverse in thought, perspective, and culture. We provide our employees with a comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, vision and 401K.  As a family-focused company we believe in balancing work and play so feel free to use your paid time off as you wish.


Valpak is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).



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