Network Engineer

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Date Posted
February 16, 2023

Our Network Engineers support a wide range of data communication hardware, software, and cloud-based connectivity.  This person works with several groups to design, build, and support the on-prem and cloud infrastructure, implement software features, research innovative solutions, and provide necessary maintenance and troubleshooting.  This person specifies, configures, installs, troubleshoots, upgrades, and administers WAN/LAN hardware and software, cloud connectivity and integrations, and various monitoring tools.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Related Work Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of Cisco and/or Meraki hardware and management software on a mid to large size network.
  • Experience with Fortinet or Cisco firewalls and their associated features
  • Strong knowledge of IP routing protocols including BGP and OSPF
  • Strong knowledge of IP addressing including CIDR, supernetting and subnetting.
  • Experience with NMS software and technologies (SNMP, NetFlow, Syslog, etc)
  • Solid understanding of voice and data wiring and communication protocols.
  • Knowledge of cloud-based connectivity options and integrations with major providers
  • Must have excellent troubleshooting skills and be able to diagnose complex network problems.
  • Ability to take ownership of an issue, problem, or project and see it through to completion.
  • Must be a teamwork oriented, self starter who can effectively manage their own project schedule and deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to learn new technologies rapidly and adapt to industry changes on a consistent ongoing basis.
  • Clear, concise, and understandable verbal and written communications with customers, vendors and IT staff.  Ability to communicate technical information in a non-technical manner.
  • Ability to adjust schedule appropriately to manage multiple, changing priorities as well as emergencies.
  • Understanding of current industry trends, directions and products.

Formal Education or Equivalent:

  • At least three years of experience administering a medium to large scale LAN/WAN and Hybrid-cloud environment
  • High-school diploma or general education degree required.
  • College degree in computer-related science or Cisco certifications preferred.

Skills / Knowledge Required:


  • Provide a high level of customer service.
  • Manage WAN/LAN infrastructure.
  • Assist in architecting the WAN/LAN infrastructure
  • Regularly monitoring system usage, capacity and availability.
  • Develop and execute procedures for optimizing WAN/LAN performance and capacity.
  • Assist in the administration of Cisco and Meraki routers and switches, wireless access points, VPN equipment and related network hardware.
  • Work closely with direct supervisor to coordinate all hardware and software changes.
  • Perform network maintenance and work through vendors to resolve issues.
  • Manage Fortinet Firewall infrastructure
  • Assist in supporting and maintaining the Fortinet-based firewall platforms
  • Regularly monitoring system usage, capacity and availability.
  • Evaluate and specify new hardware, software and procedures.
  • Leads or participates in implementation of departmental system projects.
  • Participate in on-call rotation
  • Diagnose and resolve complex hardware, routing and system problems.
  • Use structured and systematic approach to gather information and identify cause of problem.
  • Understand the urgency of the problem and the impact on customers.
  • Initiate contact with hardware and software vendors as necessary to resolve problems.
  • Develop and implement temporary circumventions to be used if immediate resolution is not feasible.
  • Ensure direct supervisor is kept appraised of problem status.
  • Maintain and develop technical knowledge and skills to support the variety of hardware and software in use in the company.
  • Performs administrative duties and participates in departmental activities.

Technical Competencies

Knowledge and demonstrated skills with the following products:

  • Cisco IOS and Cat-OS
  • Cisco Routers, Switches, Cisco ASA, Cisco Wireless Access Points, VPN concentrators
  • Meraki devices (access points and switches) preferred
  • Hybrid-cloud integrations and support, including SaaS and IaaS (Azure preferred)
  • SSL VPN Appliances and various remote connectivity and security technologies

Exposure to the following:

  • MPLS
  • HSRP
  • IPSEC (client and site to site)
  • ISDN
  • 802.1x
  • WPA/WPA2 (enterprise)
  • VLANs, VTP and 802.1q
  • QoS and CoS
  • NetFlow, SNMP, Syslog
  • 802.11b and 802.11g
  • Etherchannel
  • Fiber optics
  • IP Route summarization
  • CIDR, Subnetting and Supernetting
  • Radius & TACACS
  • Cisco Virtual switching (VSS)
  • Multicast
  • This position offers the flexibility of working from home full time
  • Must be flexible enough to accommodate after hours assignments and support.
  • Minimal travel required to implement new technologies or support the network

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