Network Engineer, Principal Job Description

Network Engineer, Principal Job Description

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Network engineer, principal provides engineering and operational support for the Cisco network infrastructure including routing and switching devices but focus will be ASA Firewall, VPN, FWSM, and other Firewall technologies.

Network Engineer, Principal Duties & Responsibilities

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Responsible for providing recommendations on new products, services and technologies, making upgrades to existing equipment
Transforming, integrating, and automating physical network infrastructure to tightly integrate with new physical server designs, SDN,LBaaS, and other new OpenStack services
Architect and design solutions able to solve enterprise challenges including distributing workloads across multiple datacenters and an increasingly seamless connectivity between internal and external services
Collaborate and implement with the team the networking solutions for our Global 24/7 datacenters
Development cloud-hosted infrastructure and platform services, software defined networking (SDN), and related connectivity solutions
Use good judgment to balance competing priorities when handling multiple incidents project-based work
Accomplish Extract, Transform, and Load operations to retrieve enrichment content from existing hardware, software, system boundary inventories
Own the scoping, architecture and design of new network infrastructure
Take ownership for resolving network-related issues
Install, configure, and maintain Cisco and Juniper routers using command line automation tools

Network Engineer, Principal Qualifications

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

Licensing or Certifications for Network Engineer, Principal

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ITIL, CCIE, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA, CE, CISSP, CISA, SSL, FSCA

Education for Network Engineer, Principal

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

Skills for Network Engineer, Principal

Desired skills for network engineer, principal include:

Routing
Switching
4500-E
4500-X
9000 series
Cisco IOS
Current Cisco hardware platforms
Firewall functionality and services
IOS-XE and NX-OS platforms
Migrate connections to new network devices and re-establish all services

Desired experience for network engineer, principal includes:

Strong interpersonal skills – the ability to express an idea clearly and concisely, actively listen and achieve buy-in from stakeholders
Expert ability to monitor, troubleshoot and maintain network systems and solutions to ensure efficient operations
Minimum of 10 years’ network experience with forward thinking technology focus
Expert level experience with network management and protocol analysis tools with a complete understanding of packet inspection and communication flow
Bachelors degree, or equivalent in IT with a certification, such as CCNP, CCIE
Strong working knowledge with Cisco technologies

Network Engineer, Principal Examples

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Network Engineer, Principal Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a network engineer, principal. 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 network engineer, principal
  • Configuring & Managing Nodes, Pools, Monitors, Profiles, Virtual Servers in F5 LTM
  • Configuring & Managing WideIP, Pools, Servers, Monitors, Topology Records/Regions in F5 GTM
  • Configuring & Managing probes, serverfarms, class-maps, policy-maps in Cisco ACE
  • Migrating application URLs from Cisco CSS/ACE to F5 LTM
  • Migrating application URLs from Cisco GSS to F5 GTM
  • SSL certificate renewals of application URLs in Cisco CSS, Cisco ACE and F5 LTM
  • Install, Update, Configure and troubleshoot NSX environment
  • Design network solutions that exceed customer expectations
  • Works with Managed Services Teams to refine the Network foot print
  • Ensure the technology architecture is scalable across a number of dimensions
Qualifications for network engineer, principal
  • Research new technologies and equipment
  • 10+ years direct experience required in the management and administration of network infrastructure - routers, switches, load balancers, SSL acceleration technology, - in a high-availability / e-commerce infrastructure on a 24x7x365 basis
  • You should be familiar with test and traffic generation equipment (Spirent, IXIA)
  • Understanding of peering policies vs
  • Strongly versed in a variety of hardware and software manufacturers, and a high degree of comfort and experience in mixed vendor environments Cisco, Juniper, developing and deploying solutions on open source technology
  • Thorough understanding of security concepts and putting those ideas into practice in a network environment
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Network Engineer, Principal Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of network engineer, principal. 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 network engineer, principal
  • Lead, and or participate, the longer-term evolution of the network environment
  • Work with HQ and Territory Budget teams to evaluate both current design commitments versus the capital budget work to establish new technology deployment strategies
  • Work with the Sub-Market teams to establish a 1 – 3 years budget incorporating plans for deploying existing technologies new technologies
  • Collaborate and make informed decisions about deployments corrective actions to take in the event of network or device issues
  • Set Technical Direction together with account Solutions Architect
  • Be Subject Matter Expert / Contract Technical support
  • Review and approve of technical documents (Low Level Designs) produced by your team
  • Author some key Low Level Designs (including detailed design and configuration)
  • Meet weekly with Customer’s senior technical leads
  • Support Pre-Sales with input including quotes for the engineering team
Qualifications for network engineer, principal
  • Cisco Certification(s) (CCIE, CCNP, CCNA) or equivalent knowledge and experience is required
  • RedHat Linux Certification(s) (RHCSA, RHCSE) or equivalent knowledge and experience required
  • Requires Bachelor’s degree (in Computer Science, Engineering, Economics or Math) or equivalent, and seven to nine years of related (telecommunication analysis) experience
  • Cisco CCNP Security or equivalent certification required
  • Security+ or equivalent certification to meet DoD 8570.1M requirements for IAT Level II required
  • Requires up to date experience with Cisco ASA firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems, and management tools and techniques, including Cisco Security Manager and SolarWinds suite of products
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Network Engineer, Principal Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a network engineer, principal. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for network engineer, principal
  • Incident and change management in a custom infrastructure delivering network and security services
  • Design, engineer, document and implement changes in routers
  • Escalation point for networking incidents or complex changes
  • Design, deploy, and support the Cloud Platform Engineering networks across multiple, diverse environments (including AWS)
  • Lead network engineering design reviews
  • Initiate reviews of implemented solutions for deficiencies and facilitate corrections
  • Participate in vendor evaluations and make recommendations
  • Write technical documentation and training for other staff
  • Monitor and carry out preventative maintenance and general administrative tasks relating to the network
  • Responsible for the overall integration of a total network (red and black) including the planning, design, installation, maintenance, management, and coordination of one information systems with remote sites throughout CONUS
Qualifications for network engineer, principal
  • Experience with Cisco, Checkpoint fireewalls
  • Prefered certifications - Cisco
  • CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCDP, (CCIE is a plus)
  • Experience with checkpoint firewall preferably
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems such as ForeScout CounterAct, Sourcefire IPS, or similar cyber security reporting tools
  • ForeScout Certified Administration (FSCA) certification is a plus
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Network Engineer, Principal Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of network engineer, principal. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for network engineer, principal
  • Perform regular network capacity planning
  • Participate in team's 24×7 network on-call rotation schedule
  • Other relevant duties as required and/or assigned
  • Ability to design solutions to optimize performance for data centers or a mobile workforce
  • Implement Virtualized hybrid VMware solution with integration with Cisco devices and VMware NSX
  • Provide principal level Tier 3 network engineering to assist project team
  • Install, configure, harden, and implement secure solutions utilizing NSX, vSphere, vSAN, and vSOM
  • Execute secure VMware, Cisco, and NSX network solution to support a Microsoft OS environment to include Windows 2008/2012 R2 Server, SQL Server 2008, SharePoint 2010, Active Directory, DHCP, WSUS, Exchange 2010, Windows 7 and Cisco networking
  • Engineer solution to allow for network data transfer for designated system and cyber security applications
  • Implement network solutions within the NIST Risk Management Framework
Qualifications for network engineer, principal
  • Familiarity with Remedy incident and change management
  • Contribute to the strategy, architecture, and design of the next generation solutions involving segmentation, network virtualization and automation
  • Work with business units to identify requirements (cost, functionality, performance), provide networking solutions and drive projects forward
  • Interacting with senior leadership to address critical issues, work with engineers, other internal teams and vendors for escalations on production issues
  • Overseeing effective resource planning and utilization within the team
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks under pressure and prioritize projects and establish schedules for their timely completion
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Network Engineer, Principal Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of network engineer, principal. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for network engineer, principal
  • Plans and coordinates major computer network training initiatives
  • Candidate will identify, assess, and develop detailed requirements from the customer for upgrading networks re-architecting network segments in order to facilitate new requirements, technologies and growth
  • He/she will provide client consulting and training on the use of the network capabilities
  • Candidate will assist in planning and leading computer network initiatives
  • He/she will research, evaluate, and recommend new computer network equipment and technologies providing technical solutions that can be used to create compliance policies/memos
  • Network disciplines in the SDH/DWDM/OTN and OSI stack environments
  • He/she will act as the Enterprise Manager and its functionality
  • Candidate will oversee the management of VPN Gateways for deploying remote users
  • Candidate will utilize data at hand to make expert decisions and recommendations on how to resolve, improve, or prevent security device outages/problems/issues
  • HBSS and DISA-sponsored configuration management
Qualifications for network engineer, principal
  • Must have strong leadership and communication skills (both written and verbal) advanced organization skills
  • Previous experience working in a similar field
  • Develops and improves appropriate network controls and policies and enforces current cyber security policies as
  • Network Administration (Install, Configuring, troubleshooting) for Cisco Catalyst and Nexus switches ( & some extent Cisco Routers)
  • Extensive knowledge in Cisco ASA Firewalls and/or Palo Alto Firewalls
  • A Bachelor's degree or six or more years of equivalent experience is required

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