Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Network Engineer - Monumental Sports & Entertainment (Washington · DC)

Monumental Sports & Entertainment
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Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates seven major and minor sports teams: 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards, WNBA’s 2019 Championship Washington Mystics, NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go, 2021 & 2020 NBA 2K League Champion Wizards District Gaming and Caps Gaming, an esports sub-brand of the Capitals. Additionally, it holds a significant investment in a seventh professional team, Team Liquid, an endemic esports team owned and operated by aXiomatic, in which MSE is an investor.

In September 2022, MSE acquired the regional sports network, then-called NBC Sports Washington and newly rebranded as Monumental Sports Network. Monumental Sports Network now holds the exclusive local television media rights to Capitals’, Wizards’, and Mystics’ games. The network is both a linear channel and a digital operation. Prior to acquiring the linear platform, the digital platform was launched by MSE in 2016, as the first-of-its-kind regional sports network for digital, mobile, and streaming platforms. Those linear and digital platforms are now combined and join Caps Radio, Wizards Radio, MSE Outdoor and Monumental Productions for a full suite of six media enterprises.

In addition to Capital One Arena – a venue which hosts 3M+ visitors across over 250 events annually, MSE also manages MedStar Capitals Iceplex (training facility for the Capitals), MedStar Health Performance Center (training facility for the Wizards, Mystics, and Go-Go) and EagleBank Arena (a 12,000+ live event venue on George Mason University’s campus).

In July 2020, MSE partnered with William Hill (subsequently acquired by Caesars Entertainment) to open the first ever in-arena sportsbook in North America, now called Caesars Sportsbook. The space now also boasts a destination culinary experience, Guy Fieri’s DC Kitchen + Bar.

MSE opened “District E powered by Ticketmaster” in the spring of 2023, a flagship esports and entertainment venue. This 14,000-square-foot live-event theater offers a 365-day-a-year series of immersive experiences in esports, music, culinary excellence, event programming, and community events.

MSE proudly promotes its core values for all those that interact with the company. As a member of our team:

  1. You will provide first-class customer service and value for our fans.
  2. You will champion a double-bottom line that engages, unifies, and gives back to the community we serve.
  3. You will work tirelessly to build generationally exceptional teams that compete for championships year after year and create lifelong memories for our fans.
  4. You will measure performance with specific objectives and metrics and our analysis and decisions are compelled by data.
  5. You will prize leadership, but you should value teamwork and collaboration and transparency even more. We treat each other with respect. We act with honesty and integrity. We remain humble.
  6. You will innovate. We are nimble and first to market. We are not averse to risk.
  7. You will have fun. We are in the business of happiness.

Position Overview: The Network Engineer will be a hands-on Technology team member to plan, deploy, and support the enterprise data and media networks. We seek an experienced network and security engineer with a solid technical background to help us transform the MSE networks. This role will design, deliver, and operate critical fan and employee connectivity services. Working with peers, management, vendors, and project managers, it will deliver solutions, maintain network services, and provide critical support for the Operations team.

Are you looking to be an integral team leader and engineering/technical resource on innovative next-generation enterprise-wide network/infrastructure projects? We'd love to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Design, configure, and deploy company LANs, WANs, SD-WAN, and stadium wireless networks, including routers switches, firewalls, secure proxies, load balancers, audio/video platforms, and the SMTE2110 complain broadcast networks.
  • Design, deploy, upgrade, and support network monitoring, problem solving, performance optimization, and reporting.
  • Design, deploy and support wireless, video conferencing, and IP-based voice solutions.
  • Provide and implement network security best processes using a combination of technologies such as VPNs/encryption, firewalls, secure proxies, IDS/IPS, and secure network design methodology.
  • Configure routers/switches, firewalls, VPNs, application load balancers, secure proxies, quality of service designs, and multicast video/audio over IP networks.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends to proactively identify areas for growth, improvement, and development with the capability to implement industry standard methodologies.
  • Implement advanced problem solving skills and tools to address network performance issues.
  • Establish and maintain customer configuration management and documentation requirements.
  • Provide tier 2 support for all networks.
  • Produce required documentation before system hand-off to the operations team.
  • Write and maintain documentation about equipment installation and operation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 8+ years' experience in planning, designing, implementing, and technical supporting multi-vendor, multiplatform enterprise networks, ideally in a broadcast field or similar 24/7 customer-facing enterprise.
  • Experience with routing protocols: IGMP, BGP, OSPF, MPLS, VRF, VPNs, EVPN-BGP, and VXLAN.
  • Significant experience providing layered security using firewalls, VPNs, encryption, IDS/IPS, and secure proxies.
  • Detailed knowledge of 802.11 wireless technology standards – 802.11b/a/n/ac/ax/be.
  • Network security and automation experience preferred.
  • Experience with systems documentation and operational procedures.
  • Experience working with multi-functional teams and partners.
  • Experience with supporting collocated networks, Cloud Service Providers, AWS, Azure Google Cloud Platform, etc. is a plus
  • IP networking certification required (CCNA/CCDA/CCDP/CCNP/JNCIA/ACE-A).
  • Ability to balance and prioritize tasks in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills, and creative writing ability; able to work effectively with staff at all levels.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Positive demeanor and good work ethic.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and direction and in a team environment.
  • Availability to travel for assignments.
  • Good public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Commitment to “internal clients” and customer service principles.
  • Willingness to take the initiative and to follow through on projects.

 

Technical Skills:

  • Protocols such as IGMP, BGP, OSPF, MPLS, VRF, VPNs, EVPN-BGP, VXLAN, IPv4, IPv6, VxLAN, DNS, DHCP, MPLS, SSL.
  • Extensive experience with IP Multicast – dense mode, sparse mode (RPs/BSRs), and source-specific multicast.
  • Routers and switches such as Cisco Nexus or Arista.
  • WAN connectivity technologies (IPSEC VPN, SD-WAN, DMVPN, etc.).
  • Experienced knowledge of firewalls/ACL/encryption/VPN technology – Palo Alto, Fortinet, or Cisco ASA/Firepower and associated protocols (IPSEC/GRE) and secure proxy functions.
  • Ethernet Switching and Routing technologies [Spanning Tree, Access Control, QoS and PBR, VXLAN, and EVPN datacenter networking, Link Aggregation Technologies (LACP, MC-LAG, MLAG, vPC)].
  • SNMP, NTP, TACACS/RADIUS, Syslog, and other critical network management/administration protocols.
  • Application and load balancing products and technologies.
  • Extensive experience in multi-vendor network architecture.
  • Experience provisioning and solving Ethernet, MPLS, and other WAN technologies.
  • Fully versed in standard Internet services such as DNS, SSL, HTTP, etc.
  • Experience with Video/Audio over IP transmission. Familiarity with signal flow within in broadcast/IT facility and HVAC, Electrical, Mechanical, and data center systems.
  • Able to understand routing logic, signal flow, and various systems of the signal path.
  • Experience with automation and scripting (desired).
  • Understanding of cloud networking.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with Monumental Sports & Entertainment is “at-will” and can be terminated by either the employee or Monumental Sports & Entertainment at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all.