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Sr. Network Engineer, Aruba


Houston, TX, US, 77010

Req ID:  81302
Facility:  One Houston Center-130
Department:  Connectivity Services
Division:  Innovation


Basic Function

The network at LyondellBasell (LYB) is the foundation of all other services that IT provides and is critical to the success of our business.  The Network Engineer position is part of our Global Network Operations team that envisions, implements and supports our data, voice and video network infrastructure.  LYB has traditionally been a 100% Cisco Network Platform.  With additional emphasis on wireless coverage at all facilities, LYB will be utilizing more of a fully managed service approach in the future with a full Aruba Network Platform.  This new network operations resources will play an instrumental role of this transformation.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Install, configure and maintain Local Area Network and Wide Area Network (LAN/WAN) and wireless infrastructure in a multi-vendor environment, including but not limited to: Cisco and Aruba routers, switches, access points, and wireless controllers/Gateways.  Heavy emphasis on Aruba Network Infrastructure and the interface to the existing legacy Cisco environment
  • Stay up-to-date on current technologies, serve as technology consultant, and make recommendations based on knowledge and research.
  • Work on unusually complex problems and provides solutions which are highly innovative.
  • Implement network solutions based on analysis of technical and capacity requirements.
  • Perform capacity management, planning and reporting related to network infrastructure and bandwidth.
  • Perform complex implementation tasks.

Min. Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technologies or related field, or an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training
  • Network certification (CCNA) or equivalent experience, Aruba Wireless Certifications (ACMA, ACMP, ACMX) a plus.
  • Heavy vendor relations management experience and proven techniques a must for continued support and vendor oversight related to a fully network infrastructure service model approach
  • Experience with Aruba Hardware to include various Aruba Wireless Access Points, Wireless Gateways, CX Switches along with Aruba Software packages to include Aruba Central, Aruba ClearPass and Aruba Airwave
  • Firm understanding of network equipment installation and cabling requirement for both interior and exterior (Copper and Fiber) low voltage cabling.  
  • Requirements and experience in very large manufacturing type facilities a plus.
  • Data network design focusing on redundancy and resiliency
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work in a global, multi-site environment.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in TCP/IP, MPLS, SD WAN, routing (EIGRP, OSPF, BGP), switching and wireless area network technologies.  Cellular technology a plus. 
  • Experience with application and performance monitoring
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Analytical and problem solving, critical thinking and decision-making skills a must
  • Interpersonal skills to interact with vendors, customers and across various LYB team members from IT, Manufacturing, Operations, Procurement, Safety and Finance.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a highly complex and very large environment




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LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB): As a leader in the global chemical industry, LyondellBasell strives every day to be the safest, best operated and most valued company in our industry. The company’s products, materials and technologies are advancing sustainable solutions for food safety, access to clean water, healthcare and fuel efficiency in more than 100 international markets. LyondellBasell places high priority on diversity, equity and inclusion and is Advancing Good with an emphasis on our planet, the communities where we operate and our future workforce.  The company takes great pride in its world-class technology and customer focus. LyondellBasell has stepped up its circularity and climate ambitions and actions to address the global challenges of plastic waste and decarbonization. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named as one of FORTUNE Magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year. For more information, please visit or follow @LyondellBasell on LinkedIn.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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