The Network Engineer is responsible for planning, designing, implementing and maintaining a network architecture. The Network Engineer will also implement, maintain, and support network systems on a day-to-day operational level. In addition, day-to-day duties will include establishing standards within the network infrastructure, mentoring of junior network services staff and supporting them as a Tier 3 member for resolving break-fixes.
- Performs complex network management design and integration.
- Strong working knowledge installing, configuring and supporting CISCO Wireless LAN hardware products.
- Plans, forecasts, implements, and identifies resource and bandwidth requirements for network devices and connections.
- Participates in design reviews of network supporting IT systems.
- Conducts quality assurance reviews of system installations performed by junior technicians.
- Provides technical expertise on projects for voice and data systems, including but not limited to LANs, and WLANs with awareness of converged networks.
- Identifies, evaluates, and assists staff in the selection of hardware, software, and services to meet specifications and requirements.
- Monitors and controls all network infrastructure, including local and wide area networks.
- Maintains local area network (LAN), wireless local area network (WLAN), wide area network (WAN),
- to include installation, configuration, and ongoing field service.
- Consults on scope and specification requirements for bids and contracts.
- Conducts site surveys and on-site assessments and prepares schematic diagrams for recommended and efficient installations. Develops and maintains network documentation.
- Assist in resolving escalated incidents and participate in problem management activities.
- Maintain awareness of industry trends and their advantages so as to recommend technological improvements.
- Monitors protocol compatibility, performs system tuning, and makes recommendations for improvement.
- Assists in developing architectures and planning for enterprise-wide tactical and strategic requirements, systems definition, and feasibility determination within a complex system environment.
- Plans and oversees the implementation of network components of system installations and ensures network connectivity.
- Occasional travel throughout the local Las Vegas area.
- Design principles for local area networks
- Switching and routing protocols
- Wi-Fi Design and Best Practices
- Network testing tools
- IP addressing and subnet schemes
- Voice over IP
- Dynamic IP Routing
- Industry standard network engineering specifications
- Cisco, Brocade/Ruckus, Extreme Networks, Meru, and Transition switches
- TCP/IP Protocol
- Copper and fiber cable topologies and installation
- Microsoft Visio for Network Documentation
- Methods, materials, tools, equipment and procedures used in the installation, maintenance, testing and repair of networks, communication links and peripheral equipment
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, problem resolution and courtesy
- Design, implement and integrate enterprise grade wireless networks
- Perform and document wireless site surveys
- Install and troubleshoot local area networks and wide area networks using multiple protocols
- Review and evaluate network system designs for compliance organizational and industry standards
- Create and modify project plans using Microsoft Project
- Prepare clear and concise reports and technical documentation
- Analyze and solve complex networking problems
- Formulate and express ideas clearly and effectively in writing and orally
- Set priorities and successfully complete tasks in a timely manner
- Analyze and interpret materials and problems involving rules, procedures and documentation
- Maintain effective relationships with coworkers, enterprise team members, and representatives of manufacturers and other organizations
- Plan, organize, coordinate and direct complex network systems development projects
- Participate in training and mentoring of less senior technical staff
- Provide technical expertise and information regarding technological, practices, and policies
- Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures
- Work confidentially with discretion
- Analyze situations accurately, and adopt an effective course of action
- Work independently with little direction to meet schedules and time lines
- Establish and maintain cooperative relationships
- Maintain a calm and tactful manner
Graduation from a recognized college or university with a bachelor’s degree in math, computer science, information systems, electrical engineering, or a related field.
Qualifying experience in addition to that listed below may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
At least 5 years of journey level experience installing, designing, configuring and/or maintaining computer data, telecommunications, or converged systems.
Five (5) years of networking administration experience in a large organization or corporation.
Five (5) years of experience evaluating current networks, identifying deficiencies, and recommending performance improvements.
Knowledge and experience with BGP and OSPF routing protocols is required.
Knowledge and experience with WiFi environments is required. Meru and Cisco experience is highly desired.
Experience with Brocade, Ruckus/CommScope routers are required.
Experience with Ruckus/CommScope wireless on-premise and cloud solutions a plus.
Knowledge of fundamentals of VoIP solutions and associated SIP devices a plus.
Experience with a major enterprise network switching vendor product line is required, Extreme Networks, Brocade or Cisco is preferred.
Experience with Linux Servers and Perl Scripting a plus.
- Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), CCNA Wireless
- Linux+, Redhat, RHCE, or LPI certifications are preferable
Condition of Employment
- A valid Nevada Driver License
- Must pass a criminal background investigation
- Must pass drug test