Senior Principal Platform Engineer


On Site
Full Time


Standard operating procedure
Professional development
Life insurance
Network engineering
Data centers
Network design
Network security
Intrusion detection
Remote access
Security audit
Penetration testing
Configuration Management
Project scoping
Project implementation
IT management
Vendor relationships
Knowledge sharing
Network protocols
Enterprise networks
Firewall administration
Access control
Financial services
Service delivery
Cloud computing
Wireless communication
Regulatory Compliance
Computer hardware
Microsoft Visio
Computer networking
Border Gateway Protocol
Spanning Tree Protocol
Virtual private network
Cisco Certifications
Security clearance

Job Details

Are you ready to make an impact at DTCC?

Do you want to work on innovative projects, collaborate with a dynamic and supportive team, and receive investment in your professional development? At DTCC, we are at the forefront of innovation in the financial markets. We're committed to helping our employees grow and succeed. We believe that you have the skills and drive to make a real impact. We foster a thriving internal community and are committed to creating a workplace that looks like the world that we serve.

Pay and Benefits:
  • Competitive compensation, including base pay and annual incentive
  • Comprehensive health and life insurance and well-being benefits, based on location
  • Pension / Retirement benefits
  • Paid Time Off and Personal/Family Care, and other leaves of absence when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being.
  • DTCC offers a flexible/hybrid model of 3 days onsite and 2 days remote (onsite Tuesdays, Wednesdays and a third day unique to each team or employee).

The impact you will have in this role:

The Senior Principal Platform Engineering is a technology based, Director level role on the Network Engineering team. Network Engineering is accountable for the planning, delivering and operation of network solutions for our internal and external stakeholders. Primary responsibilities include leading the design and implementation of sophisticated network architectures, including LANs, WANs, data centers, and hybrid cloud environments.

Your Primary Responsibilities:
  • Lead Operational improvements and MTTR initiatives of sophisticated network architectures, including LANs, WANs, data centers, and hybrid cloud environments. Develop network strategies and roadmaps aligned with business objectives and industry standard methodologies.
  • Manage and maintain enterprise-level network infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, and wireless controllers. Ensure network reliability, availability, scalability, and security. Supervise the implementation of sophisticated network changes and configurations.
  • Develop and enforce network security policies, standards, and procedures. Implement enhanced security measures, such as intrusion detection and prevention systems, next-generation firewalls, and secure remote access solutions. Conduct security audits, assessments, and penetration testing to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards.
  • Lead the troubleshooting and resolution of complex network issues and incidents. Conduct in-depth analysis, root cause identification, and implement corrective actions. Coordinate with cross-functional teams and external vendors for timely incident resolution.
  • Supervise and analyze network performance, capacity, and utilization. Identify performance bottlenecks, congestion, and latency issues. Implement network optimizations, such as traffic engineering, QoS, and caching mechanisms. Ensure optimal network performance and scalability.
  • Design and implement network automation and orchestration solutions using tools like Ansible, Python, or SDN technologies. Streamline network provisioning, configuration management, and repetitive tasks to improve efficiency and reduce manual errors.
  • Lead network-related projects, including network upgrades, migrations, and technology refresh. Define project scope, objectives, and results. Develop project plans, allocate resources, manage timelines, and ensure successful project execution within budget and timeline constraints.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to junior network engineers. Mentor and coach team members to develop their technical skills and professional growth. Conduct performance evaluations, set goals, and provide constructive feedback.
  • Evaluate network equipment vendors, help discuss contracts, and manage vendor relationships. Collaborate with procurement teams to ensure timely and cost-effective procurement of network hardware, software, and services.
  • Maintain comprehensive network documentation, including network diagrams, configurations, and standard operating procedures. Develop and deliver training sessions, workshops, and knowledge sharing sessions to enhance team capabilities and disseminate network-related knowledge.
  • Strong presentation development skills to convey critical network concepts and activities in PowerPoint and Visio
  • Keep abreast of emerging networking technologies, industry trends, and standard processes. Evaluate and recommend new technologies and solutions to improve network performance, security, and reliability.
  • Mitigate risk by following established procedures, spotting key errors and demonstrating strong ethical behavior.
  • Troubleshoot and assess the current state and proposed states of the network while simultaneously identifying gaps and opportunities based on the industry best practices to gain consensus and influence executives.

**NOTE: The Responsibilities of this role are not limited to the details above. **

  • Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years of demonstrable experience in a senior networking role in a large, global enterprise.

Talents Needed for Success:
  • Expert-level knowledge of network protocols, including TCP/IP, routing protocols (OSPF, BGP, MPLS), switching protocols (VLAN, STP), and network security protocols (IPsec, SSL/TLS).
  • Solid experience with network design and architecture, including sophisticated enterprise networks, data centers, and cloud environments.
  • Extensive hands-on experience with network devices and technologies from leading vendors.
  • In-depth knowledge of network security principles and standard methodologies, including firewall management, VPNs, IDS/IPS, and network access control.
  • Expert-level knowledge and experience in network troubleshooting tools and techniques.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, management, and stakeholders.
  • Experience communicating with senior leadership regarding issue remediation the network system.
  • Experience in mentoring and developing junior engineers.
  • Experience driving organizational process and change
  • Relevant network certifications (e.g., CCIE, JNCIE) are preferred.

The salary range is indicative for roles at the same level within DTCC across all US locations. Actual salary is determined based on the role, location, individual experience, skills, and other considerations. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

About Us

DTCC safeguards the financial markets and helps them run efficiently, in times of prosperity and crisis. We are uniquely positioned at the center of global trading activity, processing over 100 million financial transactions every day, pioneering industry-wide, post-trade solutions and maintaining multiple data and operating centers worldwide. From where we stand, we can anticipate the industry's needs and we're working to continually improve the world's most resilient, secure and efficient market infrastructure. Our employees are driven to deliver innovative technologies that improve efficiency, lower cost and bring stability and certainty to the post-trade lifecycle.

DTCC proudly supports Flexible Work Arrangements favoring openness and gives people freedom to do their jobs well, by encouraging diverse opinions and emphasizing teamwork. When you join our team, you'll have an opportunity to make meaningful contributions at a company that is recognized as a thought leader in both the financial services and technology industries. A DTCC career is more than a good way to earn a living. It's the chance to make a difference at a company that's truly one of a kind.

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About the Team

Enterprise Product & Platform Engineering transforms the way we deliver infrastructure to our business clients. A key construct of EP&PE will be the evolution of the IT Product Manager, who will partner with the Engineering organization, the Business Aligned Service Delivery organization, the DevSecOps organization as well as our operational support teams to ensure that this organization provides high quality, commercially attractive and timely solutions to support our business strategy.

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