IT Network Engineer Job Description

IT Network Engineer Job Description

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IT network engineer provides ongoing post support for infrastructure equipment (Cisco/HP); Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Access Points, Wireless LAN Controllers, Load-Balancers, Identity Management, PBX and DNS/DHCP servers.

IT Network Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Hardware and Protocols - Cisco Routers (3900, 7200, 4451, 1000 ASRs)
Performs network engineering tasks as required
Conducts latency optimization testing identifying breakages and recommends solutions
Works directly with the exchanges and the co-locations on market data related issues
Supports and contributes to Technology and Operations initiatives
Of network professionals maintaining Motorola's cloud infrastructure, in
Working with management for department needs, such as new services, software upgrades, hardware upgrades
Supporting a secured wireless environment with Cisco ISE
Support of datacenter migrations, upgrades, and redesign with Cisco Nexus switches (9k/7k/5k/2k)
Support of global HQ, regional, and branch offices with Cisco routers and Meraki devices

IT Network Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for IT Network Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CCNP, CCNA, CCIE, SSL, CISSP, ITIL, COTS, PNSE, PKI, SANS

Education for IT Network Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the IT network engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Computer Science, Technical, Information Technology, Education, Engineering, Information Systems, Technology, Networking, Computer Engineering, Management Information Systems

Skills for IT Network Engineer

Desired skills for IT network engineer include:

MPLS
Protocols
DNS
Networking
Switching
TCP/IP
VPN
Cisco ASA firewalls
DHCP
Firepower NGFW platform

Desired experience for IT network engineer includes:

Industry knowledge in real time low latency market data feeds (Unicast and Mulitcast)
BS or Master degree in Computer Science
Expert knowledge of troubleshooting layer 1, layer 2 and layer 3 issues
Strong knowledge of troubleshooting market data multicast feeds issues
Strong knowledge in reading and interpreting data packet capture (Netscout – Infinistream or Wireshark)
Experience setting up and working with collocation providers

IT Network Engineer Examples

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IT Network Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of IT network engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for IT network engineer
  • Lead assigned network integration projects and deployments and ensure solutions are delivered to meet business requirements
  • Responsible for engineering and implementing network solutions at the component level, including hands-on configuration, troubleshooting and optimization
  • Provide work leadership and guidance to the engineering staff with possible informal supervisory responsibilities
  • Troubleshoot and rectify network problems as escalated by operational teams
  • Assist in development of policies, standards and guidelines for the enterprise network
  • Ensure security guidelines and industry best-practices are implemented within the network
  • Analyzing and auditing Networks Solutions and Architecture
  • Ensuring the implementation of the chosen network configuration
  • Maintaining and optimizing network by monitoring and managing its performance
  • Ensuring and documenting a technological watch
Qualifications for IT network engineer
  • NYSE
  • TSX – Chi-X – Alpha – Pure
  • BATS
  • Experience in a 24 x 7 global network environment
  • Degree in Information Systems or an equivalent combination of education/certification and experience in a LAN/WAN environment
  • Must be a US Citizen that currently holds a TS/SCI with Poly**
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IT Network Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of IT network engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for IT network engineer
  • Insure that all changes to the network/computing environment are reviewed and approved by appropriate management before resources are committed
  • Project management responsibilities for Global Network implementations
  • Preform hardware obsolesce and capacity planning
  • Lead the coordination/management of vendors who are contracted for services relating to the network environment
  • Design, engineer, implement, monitor and support of WAN, LAN, VoIP and IP Telephony technologies
  • Ability to support Cisco NAC technologies to ensure a secure network environment is preferred
  • Travel to facilities in setup, support and decommissioning of sites
  • After hours support will be required at times especially during network outages
  • Monitor and utilize the service desk ticketing system to resolve issues in a timely manner
  • Work with network providers and third party vendors to drive resolution on problems such as technical, contractual and invoice related items
Qualifications for IT network engineer
  • Network Service Provider
  • Operations Support system (OSS)
  • Ability to work independently and team environments
  • Firewall experience preferably with McAfee Sidewinder and/or Juniper firewalls
  • A solid understanding of CISCO IOS and or Juniper JUNOS
  • Industry vendor certifications from Cisco (CCNA, CCNP) and/or Juniper (JNCIA, JNCIS, JNCIP, JNCIE)
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IT Network Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of IT network engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for IT network engineer
  • Review, identify and fix the root cause for incidents and problems
  • Provide consulting to IT and business partners to facilitate and complete the timely delivery of services
  • Assist IT areas with projects and technology upgrades
  • Participate in the optimization of infrastructure technologies and proactively identify gaps and implement solutions
  • Perform hardware, software and firmware upgrades as needed including testing, configuring, and implementations
  • Ensure disaster recovery capabilities are available for sites with high availability requirements
  • Track local IT hardware and software assets by keeping the IT systems and inventories accurate
  • Stay knowledgeable of corporate standards and procedures
  • Support the corporate culture by personal involvement in activities to enhance performance in Health, Environment, Safety & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Provides in depth Network Analysis and troubleshooting using packet captures
Qualifications for IT network engineer
  • Familiarity with DoD message standards (MIL-STD-3011 App C), Link 16 or Mil StD 6016 B or C, experience with multicast, high availability designs, experience with network management systems
  • Infoblox experience is a plus
  • Structured and work under pressure
  • Ability to work in a service oriented environment
  • Bachelor's degree in IT or related field plus eight years relevant industry experience, including 4 years of hands-on operations experience
  • Previous experience managing network operations team a plus
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IT Network Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of IT network engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for IT network engineer
  • Assist with Infrastructure utilization and capacity analysis, LAN/WAN monitoring and capacity analysis/other tools
  • Install, configure, and manage a highly available and secure network
  • Secure network by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation
  • Provide support for on-call duties
  • Document and keep up to date operational processes, procedures, and network topology of Blizzard events infrastructure
  • Partners with IT Architecture workgroup to successfully implement technical designs in accordance with IT strategic and tactical goals
  • Provides functional and empirical analysis related to maintaining, administering and ensuring the security and stability of the enterprise network environment
  • Works directly with our business partners and vendors in support of network related hardware, software and carrier components of service offerings
  • Develops and maintains appropriate documentation in support of service offerings, which includes training for Service Delivery and Operations teams
  • Works on projects as a technical lead
Qualifications for IT network engineer
  • Skilled Cisco (nexus core and access switching environments/firewalls/IDS,IPS
  • QoS design, deployment strategies and architectures experience
  • IP Telephony, Wi-Fi network setup is a plus
  • Firewall & UTM device installation, configuration and maintenance (Checkpoint or Netscreen experience is a plus)
  • Proxy Services like Bluecoat, Microsoft TMG, is a plus
  • Monitoring tools like CA eHealth, Solarwinds Orion, PRTG, or Ciscoworks
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IT Network Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of IT network engineer. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for IT network engineer
  • Interacts with all levels
  • Builds consensus, rallies support and leads selection and implementation of new technologies
  • Possesses the ability to quickly identify trends and issues and recommend possible solutions
  • Is an excellent communicator who simplifies, not complicates, and persuades, not dominates
  • Delivers and prepares presentations with confidence
  • Looks for cost savings and avoidance opportunities
  • Understands and participates in budget preparation process for areas of responsibility
  • Reports to the Director of Datacenter Infrastructure
  • Working with IT Architecture group to build out new segments of our network
  • Optimizing our datacenter footprint to implement modular network design with the goal of segmenting and securing our tenant business units separately
Qualifications for IT network engineer
  • Firewall, IDS/IPS, AAA/RADIUS, remote access and other networking technologies from Cisco, Juniper, Checkpoint
  • WAN Optimization technologies such as those from Cisco WAAS or Riverbed RiOS
  • Familiarily with Windows 2000/2003/2008 Server, UNIX & Linux operating systems
  • Microsoft technologies like Exchange, Active Directory, CCM, WSUS, MDOP, SCOM, ISA, OCS/Lync is a plus
  • Understanding of various network storage (SAN/NAS) & backup technologies
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing, with special ability to communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences

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