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Senior Systems Engineer - Networks

  • All New Zealand
  • IT & Telecomms, Network Engineer
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • 25 Jul 2022
  • A hands-on senior engineering role improving and supporting the SFF network
  • Flexible working environment that meets modern workplace expectations
  • Join a small team as the network SME within a large enterprise business
Silver Fern Farms:
Silver Fern Farms are all about Creating Goodness from the Farms the World Needs. Creating goodness is about taking a broader view of what goodness means and how we can create it and the impact it can have. That Goodness is created through the work of our People, the skill & expertise of our Farmers and our customers around the globe. ‘Goodness’ is also about being good to people and communities, animal welfare, and showing care and respect for the environment.

The Role:
The IT Infrastructure team consists of eight team members based across three main hubs, Dunedin, Christchurch, and Hastings. The team are positive, engaging, and approachable. Operating in a flat structure, you’re empowered and trusted to drive projects, build solid relationships, and take ownership of your responsibilities.
This Senior Engineer roles is focused on bringing expertise in the networking space, you’ll take a leading role in the SFF network projects, and design and implement significant network changes. This includes upcoming work on improving network topology, and equipment replacement/modernisation.

What makes a good Senior Engineer?
You will have a strong network engineering background and have experience managing networks in a large enterprise environment. Understanding the priority of maintaining up-time and building resilience into IT networks in a dynamic, production-based business.
You’ll be:
  • Experienced working with enterprise networks and have proven experience managing networks built using industry leading vendor appliances (Cisco, Juniper, Palo Alto etc).
  • Capable of leading successful network projects
  • Comfortable working in a team where you are the leading network engineer
  • Interested in and have technical breadth of experience outside of purely networking – this may be solid experience in server virtualisation, security, or IaaS solutions.

What’s in it for you?
Working for a large enterprise environment that operating nationally, you’ll join a highly skilled technology team, and work closely with key decision makers within the business, as well as external consultants, providers, and industry specialists while utilising industry leading tools.
Additionally, employees of Silver Fern Farms enjoy benefits such as heavy discounts on Silver Fern Farms products, discounted Medical, Trauma, and Life Insurance, and access to full LinkedIn Learning suite

To Apply:
To apply, click through the Apply link. If you’ve got any questions, or would like to view a full Job Description, please contact Mat on 0273527741 or

This role can be based in any of the Silver Fern Farms hub office locations (Hastings, Christchurch, or Dunedin).