Principal Network Engineer
Exide Technologies
Milton, GA

Do you live in Johns Creek, Milton, Alpharetta, or Cumming and tired of spending an hour + on GA400 in the morning, only to do the same in the evening? Check out our Principal Network Engineer position! Strong pay and great benefits including a better commute giving you the work/ life balance you are missing.

Exide is seeking a Principal Network Engineer who can accomplish the following goals over the next 2-years:

Support critical acquisitions, mergers and divestitures from a network architecture standpoint along with data center moves. Over the next 12 to 24 months you will have an opportunity to work on some really cool business impacting projects that will shape Exide Infrastructure globally.

Standardize manufacturing and field network infrastructure while assessing workloads in public or hybrid cloud.

Add resiliency for all infrastructure components. You’ll map the network, identifying areas of risk and solutions to remedy in a proactive manner within the next 12-24 months. This resiliency and standardization will ultimately lead to a end goal of stability & Up-time for the business.

The person who succeeds in this role positions themselves for a manager-level opportunity. But, you must be technically proficient and willing to get your hands dirty doing the work. Your peer in Europe is sharp – you’ll need to be their equivalent or better in order to provide them back-up support while pushing the North American business to meet or exceed the benchmark set in Europe.

To be successful, you might have worked in retail store configuration environments. You likely enjoy a mixture of operational/day to day challenges but have experience with mergers and acquisitions (M&A) or divestitures (project-based assignments). You’re a subject matter expert who can take charge and get it done.

Keep reading for the formal job description, or apply to learn more.

The Principal Network Engineer is a Subject Matter Expert for all networking infrastructure. The Principal network engineer is also primarily responsible for identifying, prioritize, and resolve critical network related issues that impact critical business operations. In addition, the principal engineer proactively seeks to communicate solutions to network related issues and preferred emerging technologies that can be used to improve the overall health of the company LAN/WAN networks. The Engineer will work closely with IT Management to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions.

Apply online or text exidejobs to 97211 to begin your pre-screening process!


Routers (Cisco ASR and CIENA)

Switches (Cisco Catalyst and Cisco Nexus)

Firewalls (Cisco ASA /ZScalar/Barracuda)

Load Balancers (F5 LTM)

Primary responsibility to develop, design, implement and maintain network / telephony infrastructure and security to support all identified business needs, including VOIP telephony system

Works with Geographically dispersed Infrastructure teams to ensure that network hardware and software infrastructure is maintained with the latest firmware and software requirements.

Manages basic and expedited support to resolve all networking related issues

Ensure High Availability & resiliency for all networking components and connections.

Troubleshoots and resolves all expedited issues impacting the customers’ challenges and needs

Proactively communicate the status, plan of action(s), and resolution(s) of issues

Monitors and reports the performance of network components against KPIs and takes preemptive measures to minimize interruptions

Identifies opportunities and recommends solutions for improving the overall network health by assessing overall effectiveness and efficiency

Evaluates new technologies and platforms to determine whether their applicability aligns with businesses needs

Design configures and installs network devices like Cisco Switches

Installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of wireless access points and Management of wireless controller.

Manage the provision of services provided by outsourced providers ensure an effective practice for asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory, software, and related documentation and technical specifications information.

Identify operational weaknesses within the existing network infrastructure and present execution plans to overcoming those concerns in a timely fashion while still making the most cost-efficient use of resources.

Work to complete all projects assigned and exhausts all possible resources in order to provide results on time, within specifications, and on budget

Actively monitor and react to real-time network conditions and make recommendations on improving monitoring and reporting.

Document IT activities such as incidents and system changes with regular participation in change control activities.

Ensure appropriate policies and operational procedures exist and are in line with industry best practices.

Regularly interact with team members to assist in troubleshooting, and transfer of knowledge in an effort to cross-pollinate others with the required knowledge to effectively support.

Ensure accurate and non-impactful changes are implemented in the production environment by working with technical services storage resources


Able to identify, prioritize, and solve complex network-related problems

Able to work in a fast paced complex and dynamic environment

Poise under pressure and comfort with ambiguity

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Knowledge of routing environment especially with CISCO equipment

Experience with configuration and maintenance of network equipment from multiple vendors, including Cisco

Experience with wired and wireless LAN technologies, focusing on Ethernet

Experience with WAN, Knowledge of service provider MPLS, DMVPN, SDWAN and Internet VPN.

Knowledge and experience deploying and maintaining network QoS on local and wide area networks.

Experience with IP network security technologies including network firewalls, application proxies, and intrusion detection and prevention and network access control

Experience with enterprise network management systems and protocols such as SNMP including system containers and VM’s.

Understanding and experience with distributed role-based access control systems as applied to network infrastructure

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

In-depth knowledge of the OSI model


B.S. in computer science / information systems or equivalent combination of education and experience.

10 or more years of progressively responsible experience

Understanding of IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) best practices.

Manufacturing Experience preferred and/or familiarity with Enterprise Geographically dispersed networks.

Experience with Amazon EC2, VPC, and Security Object and or Microsoft Azure groups Desired.

Experience with Software Defined Networking

Experience and knowledge of Storage Area Networking (ISCSI, Fiber-Channel)

Experience with web applications a plus

Professional certification such as the CCDP, CCNP, CCNA, or CCDE with an emphasis on switching, datacenters and/or security.


EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies ( is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Requisition ID 2019-2357

Category Engineering

Position Type Regular Full-Time