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M&T Bank Network Engineer (Data Center) Arista in Buffalo, New York


Data Center Network Engineer- Arista

The Technology Infrastructure Engineering and Operations Team engineers and supports all the foundational technology used across M&T Bank. We support two Data Centers, 15,000 Distributed platforms, 24 Mainframe Regions, a secure and reliable Network connecting all the technology across the bank footprint and process approximately 635,000 automated jobs per month. In addition to that foundational technology level, we own the operational support processes, monitoring and command center that provide a unified, well-managed technology response when issues arise. We deliver innovative, and compelling technology solutions, in partnership with our line of business CIOs, to enhance the internal customer experience that enables our business partners to deliver.


Responsible for designing, engineering, maintaining and planning Data Center infrastructures. Can lead large and/or more complex Data Center project installations and configurations. Has knowledge of Data Center power, compute and storage technologies. Create and maintain runbook documentation and promote to production procedures. Up to date with the latest Data Center network technologies. Provides training to less experience staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide network WAN/LAN design, implementation, consulting and leadership for Data Center infrastructure.

  • Experience with Arista Data Center switches and Arista CloudVision Portal. Understanding of VXLAN, VNI, VTEP and BGP EVPN. Ability to create configlets and push changes to multiple Data Center switches. Cloud Builder scripting and Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) would be a plus.

  • Experience with Cisco routers, Cisco Nexus switches and Cisco Catalyst 6500/9500 series switches. Practical knowledge of Cisco FabricPath.

  • In-depth and practical knowledge of BGP and OSPF routing protocols.

  • Hands on configuration knowledge of the following: L2 and L3 protocols, such as PVST+, GARP, VPC, VPC+, MLAG, LACP, EIGRP, HSRP, VRRP and CoS/DSCP QoS.

  • Use scripting and/or tools to help automate processes and make the Data Center infrastructure more efficient, manageable, available, and secure. Python scripting is a plus.

  • Monitor the Data Center network infrastructure for proper functionality to accomplish seamless business operations while keeping in mind client satisfaction and regulatory compliance.

  • Execute Data Center circuit turn-up testing and handoff to operations team for acceptance and monitoring. Ability to use and automate testing equipment, such as Ixia and/or Spirent equipment, is a plus.

  • Perform design integration for complex, cross-functional systems and lead technical design reviews of various infrastructure projects and function as a high-level technical resource.

  • Evaluate and implement designs for Data Center WAN/LAN architectures, oversee network traffic analysis, bandwidth and advise modification to the network configuration as per cost efficiency.

  • Gather, combine and analyze business and technical requirements from critical project partners. Recommend appropriate technological designs and solutions that align with business requirements, the company’s technical strategy and which provides the most efficient and cost-effective solution.

  • On call to respond and resolve technical incidents. Troubleshoot issues with advanced diagnostic tools, NetFlow/sFlow/IPFIX and sniffer packet captures. Work with vendors for timely solutions.

  • Complete Data Center maintenance activities following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), such as patching, health checks, operating system updates, validating changes and maintaining operational and configuration standards. Research options when anomalies occur and choose best course of action.

  • Have working knowledge of ITIL practices. Schedule out-of-hours maintenance changes to reduce operational risk.

  • Create and document method of procedures (MoPs) for projects, work orders and request-based tasks.

  • Provide training to less experienced staff.

  • Complete evening responsibilities as scheduled.

  • Create and maintain Data Center diagrams, documentation, maintenance tasks and other procedures to serve as a reference source.

  • Participate in and support capacity planning and development of long-term strategic goals for systems and software in conjunction with Engineering and Architecture departments.

  • Understand and adhere to the Company’s risk and regulatory standards, policies and controls in accordance with the Company’s Risk Appetite. Identify risk-related issues needing escalation to management.

  • Promote an environment that supports diversity and reflects the M&T Bank brand.

  • Maintain M&T internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators as applicable.

  • Complete other related duties as assigned.

Education and Experience Required:

Minimum of 8 years’ higher education and/or work experience

Prior experience reading and digesting technical information


Strong written and verbal communication skills

Prior experience interpreting and/or discussing terminology or concepts not familiar to many people with others

Strong customer focus, including ability to manage customer needs and multiple work priorities

Prior project management experience

Cisco Command line interface knowledge

Education and Experience Preferred:

Bachelor’s degree in technology-related field

Certifications or special training in related technologies, such as CCNP Data Center

Prior experience leading technical teams toward a common goal or project within a larger project

At M&T Tech , we’re a team of makers, doers, and builders, working to create the most advanced technology solutions in banking. We’re not your stereotypical suit and tie bankers: we’re an innovative team of leading tech experts, pushing boundaries, and taking risks. We’re building an agile team of the most skilled and creative workers to solve complex problems, architect solutions, write high-performance software, and chart our new path, all to make the lives of our customers, and the communities that we serve, better. Join us and be part of something new as we build tomorrow’s bank, today.

About M&T

M&T Bank is a Top 20 US bank holding company and one of the best performing and financial stable regional banks in the country, we offer our technology employees a wide range of performance-based career development opportunities. We have a strong commitment to our customers and the communities we serve, and we continue to grow with a focus on the future. So, when looking to advance your career, look to M&T. Grow with us.

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Buffalo, New York, United States of America

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