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Network Engineer

Company: Par Pacific
Location: Houston
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:


Par Pacific is a growth-oriented company that owns and operates market-leading energy and infrastructure businesses in logistically complex markets. Par Pacific combines experience in the oil and gas industry with corporate financing know-how. We bring this unique strength to complex markets where we seek out diamonds in the rough. As a nimble, entrepreneurial organization, we actively pursue new opportunities in response to local market demands and changing external environments.

The Role

Reporting to the Director, Technical Operations, you will be responsible for operating, configuring, and maintaining Par Pacific's enterprise network resolving issues that may arise to maintain the ongoing reliability, performance, and support of the overall Technology infrastructure. As part of your specific responsibilities, in the following areas, you will:

  • Install, configure, maintain, and resolve issues across Par Pacific's Network including switches, routers, firewalls, VPN, and other networking equipment and services.
  • Managing network security infrastructure, proxies, web filters, ACLs, and network access control.
  • Provide support to end-users and support Technical Operations staff in problem resolution
  • Monitor and ensure the uptime and maximum performance of the network.
  • Document and perform patching and upgrades on network infrastructure
  • Implement improvements within Par Pacific's infrastructure, develop and maintain documentation, guidelines, and training materials. The Opportunity
    • The role will focus on designing and managing Par Pacific's network infrastructure across all assets. The Requirements

      To meet the basic qualification for this role, you will have legal authorization to work permanently in the United States for any employer without requiring a visa transfer or visa sponsorship. To be a good fit for the Sr. Network Engineer opportunity, you will have:
      • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or a related field
      • Seven years of hands-on experience as a Network Engineer.
      • Technical Certifications (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, PCCSA, PCNSA, and PCNSE)
      • Experience within a 24/7 Manufacturing environment and remote offices.
      • Extensive network architecting experience with Palo Alto, and Cisco networking (Juniper a plus), other WAN technologies and including SD-WAN
      • Applied knowledge of high availability networking infrastructure designs and methodologies
      • Applied knowledge of systems monitoring and incident handling, capacity planning and performance tuning
      • Familiar with SOX, PCI-DSS, regulatory compliance. Understanding and experience with DHS, Oil and Gas, Manufacturing

        More Good Reasons to work for Par:

        Unique culture

        There is nothing ordinary about Par Pacific -- a niche player in the energy space that operates in logistically complex markets. And there's certainly nothing ordinary about Par Pacific people. We are driven, hardworking, entrepreneur-minded professionals that love to win. If that describes you, you'll fit right in.

        Location, location, location

        Because Par Pacific is in some of the most beautiful places throughout the country, our employees get to make these places their home and enrich their lives. The office where you'll work is in the CityCentre in Houston, Texas It's a vibrant area of the city with plenty of places for lunch or to wind down after work

        Opportunistic growth strategy

        At Par Pacific, we look for operations with strong fundamentals and great employees who can move a business forward. Our management team has deep experience in the energy industry, as well as in leading mergers, acquisitions, and integrations of newly acquired companies.

        Excellent compensation

        In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a strong comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision insurance; a robust allotment of paid time off; a 401(k) with company match; retirement savings plans; educational reimbursement; and more.

        Keys to Success

        We are looking for a highly motivated, self-starter with a positive attitude. Candidates should have a natural thirst for knowledge and curiosity to drive personal and professional development.

        The Company

        Par Pacific Holdings, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, owns, manages, and maintains interests in energy and infrastructure businesses. Par Pacific's strategy is to identify, acquire and operate energy and infrastructure businesses with attractive competitive positions. We own and operate refineries in Hawaii, Washington, and Wyoming, with total operating throughput capacity of over 150 Mbpd. We own and operate one of the largest energy infrastructure networks in Hawaii with a logistics network supplying the major islands of the state. In Wyoming, Par Pacific owns a refinery and associated logistics network in a niche market. We operate 123 fuel retail outlets in Hawaii, Washington, and Idaho. Par Pacific has an active, opportunistic growth strategy. Our common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the trading symbol "PARR".

        Note: Par Pacific will not accept calls from third-party recruiters. All candidates are required to apply through this web posting.

        Par Pacific is an equal opportunity employer. Par Pacific prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status,genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Par Pacific, Houston , Network Engineer, Engineering , Houston, Texas

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