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Senior Specialist, Networking (Partially Remote - 3 days per week in the office)


Who we are:

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company with sales of EUR 6.1 billion in 2020 and about 14,200 employees in 33 countries. The core business of LANXESS is the development, manufacturing and marketing of chemical intermediates, additives, specialty chemicals and plastics.

LANXESS is listed in the leading sustainability indices Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI World and Europe) and FTSE4Good. 

In the United States, LANXESS employs more than 2,000 people at 25 locations in 11 states.  

What we can offer you:
LANXESS is a young company with strong roots! We derive our strength from global presence, management excellence and most importantly our people! Our employees are the pillars of our success.
We offer exciting career opportunities regionally as well as internationally, educational assistance programs, competitive pay and benefits, language training programs, and many other personal and professional development programs that are a part of our vision and values that drive our ongoing success.


Job Highlights

  • First point of contact for the regional teams utilizing managed environments and manage necessary escalations with third party providers to ensure smooth and secure operation of the network environment.
  • Domain experience must include an overall understanding of the various networking technologies in use.  Additional technical use (e.g., Server/Storage, Cloud, End User Computing, Windows, Server, etc.) is beneficial.
  • Team Leader responsible for supporting the relationship with IT vendors, service providers and equipment manufacturers.
  • Ensures stable operation of the regional network Services and related Infrastructure.
  • Guarantee efficient and cost effective Network Lifecycle Management.
  • Define, review and further improve the regional Network Services (incl. projects).
  • Participates as a project resource and/or manages medium/large project within their technology area.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or equivalent work experience is required.
  • 15+ years of relevant work experience preferred.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and overseeing global networks, including TCP/IP, routing, WAN (MPLS and SD-WAN), LAN, VPN, Wireless, Voice and Video.
  • Current hands-on experience working with network devices including switch, routers, wireless controllers, VoIP devices, etc.
  • Deep knowledge of networking concepts and best practices.
  • Experienced working in diverse, multi-cultural, globally dispersed teams.
  • Proven understanding of ITIL standard processes (certification is a plus). 
  • Active network certification (e.g. CCNP) is a strong plus.
  • Project management experience required.


What we offer you:

  • Compensation: We offer competitive compensation packages, inclusive of a global bonus program and an individual performance bonus program.
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We provide a variety of benefits to support your financial security, health and wellbeing including retirement plans, health programs, life insurance and medical care.
  • Work-Life & Flexibility: We support you in maintaining a balance between working hours and personal life. With our global “Xwork” program, we offer flexible working arrangements in all countries in which we operate.
  • Training & Development: We are committed to your professional and personal development and encourage you in the ongoing pursuit of education, training and knowledge through both formal and informal learning .


Diversity: LANXESS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Join the LANXESS team!

Must include a resume.


Requisition ID:  3241

Pittsburgh, PA, US, 15275

Work Arrangement:  Partially remote

Nearest Major Market: Pittsburgh

Job Segment: Cloud, System Administrator, Network, Telecom, Telecommunications, Technology

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