Ford Motor Company Network Planner in Allen Park, Michigan


Job Title:

Network Planner

Job Description & Qualifications:

Position Overview/Description:

We are looking for a seasoned Network Planning professional to join our diverse and experienced Global Extranet Planning team. As a member of this team, you will work to deliver standards-based, high quality, secure network solutions that enable communication between the Ford network and the rest of the world. You will engage internal and external customers to provide technical support for services to ensure the continued and uninterrupted operation of the business. As a team player, you will collaborate across the Global Extranet Planning organization and with key work partners throughout the company – Engineering, Operations, and Business teams – to continuously improve the functionality, reliability and security of the Ford network.

Our diverse Global Extranet team – located in greater Detroit, London, Valencia and Chennai - is comprised of network professionals focused on the highest quality, secure network solutions. Together our team works to understand the changing networking world, identify new opportunities, and take action to design and innovate for the future of secure network connectivity.


  • Manage Ford’s global deployment of firewalls, including installation, configuration, and policy/rule base management.

  • Perform security reviews of applications and infrastructure to ensure they comply with security standards

  • Define requirements for new Extranet solutions, including technical specifications, cost and timing details.

  • Implement new services as technologies evolve

  • Provide high-level technical support to onssite and central operations personnel. Coordinate the efforts of multiple activities to develop and implement standard designs, support processes, and strategies.

  • Participate in ongoing audits, security reviews, consulting requests and change control reviews.

  • Manage services including SMTP Mail Relay, Web Proxy, Reverse Proxy, F5 Load Balancers

Job Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 5+ years of Network experience, including IP protocols, routing and troubleshooting

  • 3+ years of experience with Cisco Firewalls and Firewall Management platforms

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Computer Engineering or similar programs

  • 5+ years experience with Cisco Firewalls and Firewall Management platforms

  • 5+ years experience with Network management in a large organization

  • 3+ years experience configuring and implementing IPSec VPN solutions

  • Certification in CCNA, CCND, PMP

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of applications, Microsoft Project and Visio

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team, you discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Ford Motor Company


Information Technology

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Information Technology


Information Technology Operations




Allen Park