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Network Operations Engineer

John Hancock

John Hancock

Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2022

We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today.

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Job Description

Role Summary

As a member of the Network Operations Engineering Team, the Network Operations Engineer, Asia is a highly motivated, results-oriented expert who will be responsible for optimally operating network infrastructure with special emphasis throughout the Asia region.

Job Functions / Responsibilities /Results Area

An individual to be part of the Network Operations Engineering team to work on network data, security and cloud infrastructure operations and service request to maintain and enhance availability, stability, resiliency.

  • Report to the lead of network operation engineering team
  • Being part of the team and collaborate with each other on resolving all incidents and be point of escalation for critical incidents and report from network operation center.
  • Identify any potential risk of impacting network availability including network design review, configuration review etc. and collaborate with project engineering team in these areas.
  • Responsible for handling complex service request across data network, security infrastructure, e.g. hardware/software upgrade, tactical solution for incidents etc. to mitigate any potential risk and achieve good time to market
  • Interface with local country network team and various technical teams on incidents, service requests and operations projects in Asia
  • Adhere to enterprise service management practice include but not limit to incident, problem, change management
  • Being the SME on the capacity management to ensure an adequate environment for data, security, cloud infrastructure
  • Manage the service transition and release to production process to ensure network infrastructure setup and its components are complied with enterprise technical standard
  • Drive the automation initiatives to enhance the network operation operating model and monitoring capability
  • Responsible on reviewing and providing response on internal/external audits from technical perspective.
  • Responsible on maintaining quality technical documentation as well as network operations runbooks


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology/Computing or related field with at least 8 years of working experience in IT field preferably in managing network infrastructure, security operations.
  • Solid experience in configuring and supporting complex and large-scale networks consisting of data network, security on-perm and cloud infrastructure.
  • Strong knowledge in routing and switching technology, such as BGP, OSPF etc.
  • Knowledge in wireless technology and product, such as Aruba
  • Strong knowledge in various network security technology and systems including firewalls, IPS, load balancer, proxy.
  • Solid experience in routing and switching platforms, security platforms across different vendors:

- Cisco networking ( Nexus/IOS and ASA )

- Palo Alto, CheckPoint, Fortigate firewalls

- F5 Load balancer

- Azure Cloud

- Zscaler

- Aruba

- SDWAN technology

  • Strong hands-on experience on end-to-end management; troubleshooting and problem-solving skill across multiple platforms in complex network environment
  • Familiar with ITIL processes – Incident, Problem, Change etc. – experience on ServiceNow tool would be beneficial.
  • Able to work under pressure in dynamic environment
  • Proven experience on scripting language would be a great advantage
  • Possess one or more vendor certifications:

Cisco certification – CCNP Routing and Switching or above preferred

Palo Alto – PCNSA or PCNSE is an advantage

Checkpoint - CCSA or CCSE is an advantage

Azure and Zscaler certification would be a plus

  • Good team player, excellent written and verbal communication skills

About Manulife and John Hancock

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Asia, Canada, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). We trade as ‘MFC’ on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges, and under ‘945’ in Hong Kong.

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Manulife/John Hancock, we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact