• Network Engineer

    Job Locations US-NC-Apex
    Posted Date 7 days ago(8/10/2018 10:46 AM)
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  • Overview


    The Network Engineer manages, designs, and maintains an enterprise network spanning over 50 locations.


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following. The Company reserves the right to add to, delete, change or modify the essential duties and responsibilities at any time.   All work is to be completed with minimum supervision and in accordance with Company standards.  Other duties may be assigned.


    • Configures and maintains network hardware and software, including routers, switches, firewalls, wireless access points, and other network peripherals as needed.
    • Analyzes design and performance of entire network and makes required changes to design of network architecture to meet the needs of the business.
    • Optimize performance of all network equipment.
    • Manages and maintain point to point VPNs, site to site connectivity, and Internet connectivity.
    • Manages LAN and WAN infrastructure, static and dynamic routing, and other network technologies including VoIP, VPNs, VLANs, QoS, MPLS, NAT, and BGP.
    • Evaluates network equipment requirements and capabilities and makes recommendations.
    • Maintains an accurate inventory of all network equipment and static IP information.
    • Manage firmware and software updates for all network equipment.
    • Conducts network traffic capture and analysis as needed.
    • Restore network services after system failures including troubleshooting root cause and taking corrective actions.
    • Establishes network access and security controls.
    • Monitors and maintains network stability, collects and analyzes network and memory utilization, and installs and tests software upgrades.
    • Backup network device configurations.
    • Coordinates third-party maintenance for network hardware, software, and telecommunications services.
    • Develops or establishes strong relationships with service providers.
    • Negotiates quotes and contracts with third party vendors for services and products.
    • Prepares and maintains documentation of network configurations and structured cabling layouts.
    • Develops, maintains, and tests disaster recovery plans.
    • Coordinates with IT Manager and other department managers to understand and meet business requirements.
    • Establishes budgetary requirements for equipment replacement.
    • Provides support to and trains users in local area network administration and usage as needed.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.



    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

    • Analytical—the individual synthesizes complex or diverse information.
    • Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
    • Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.
    • Delegation—the individual delegates work assignments, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
    • Management skills—the individual includes staff in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement; makes self available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; and develops subordinates’ skills and encourages growth.
    • Quality management—the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
    • Judgment—the individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions.
    • Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
    • Safety and security—the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Knowledge of and experience with the following technologies is essential:
      • TCP/IP networking
      • Strong Cisco Router and Switch Configuration skills
      • Cisco VOIP and VLAN configurations
      • IPSec and VPNs
      • NAT
      • DNS
      • SNMP
      • MPLS
      • BGP
      • Firewalls
    • Update skills on a regular basis to keep abreast of rapidly changing technology
    • Excellent communication skills to work with clients and vendors on all support issues
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills



    Bachelor degree in computer science with at least three years of relevant experience, or at least five years of relevant hands on experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Language Ability:

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.




    Math Ability:

    Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


    Computer Skills:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and other report writing and project planning software. Experience working in an ERP environment is desirable.


    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    Physical Demands:

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Color vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.  While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and sit.


    Travel Demands:

    This position requires travel up to 50%.



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