Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility :
The Network Engineer is primarily responsible for engineering, configuration, installation, maintenance, and upgrade of networks, routers, switches, firewalls, remote access systems, and network management systems.
Essential Job Duties :
Research, evaluate, and recommend networking hardware and software such as routers, switches, firewalls, remote access systems, and network management systems.
Design, configure or upgrade local / wide area networks (LAN / WAN).
Identify, diagnose, and resolve connection, reliability, or performance issues with little guidance from senior members of the team.
Work within and assist with management of defined IT processes and procedures including Systems Development Life Cycle methodology
Work with little to no supervision with latitude for independent judgment
Consult with senior peers on medium to complex projects
Assist in overseeing the primary activities of individual contributors (see above) to ensure completion of tasks and attainment of departmental goals
Assist in research, evaluation, and recommendation of networking hardware such as routers, switches, firewalls, remote access systems, and network management systems.
Assist in design, configure, or upgrade local and wide area networks (LAN / WAN).
Assist in identifying, diagnosing, and resolving connection, reliability, or performance issues.
Keep workroom neat, organized, and secure
Work under close to moderate supervision with limited latitude for independent judgment
Consult with senior peers on non-complex projects to learn through experience
Apply basic application management and administration skills with moderate level of proficiency
Represent department and the organization favorably and in accordance with established Company standards and associate attributes
Other duties as assigned by management
Proficient in all levels and phases of network support
Partner with key vendors to manage and maintain currency of technology and firmware.
Serve as escalation point for issues beyond more junior team members authority; resolve conflicts involving scheduling, resources, or technical issues
May be responsible for helping to plan annual budget for department's personnel, capital, and / or operation expenses
7+ years’ experience with Cisco switches / routers, firewalls, and related device support.
7+ years of experience Design, configure, and upgrading local & wide area networks (LAN / WAN).
Demonstrated positive experience with System Development Lifecycle Methodologies
Previous experience in a reference lab setting
Experience using and applying System Development Lifecycle Methodologies
Active Directory, DNS, and DHCP Experience
Bachelor's degree in computer science, business, or equivalent experience.
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities :
Knowledge of reference lab operations and processes a plus
Knowledge and management of System Development Lifecycle Methodologies a plus
Experience in maintaining technical documentation to insure efficient planning and execution
Goal oriented, with excellent time management and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills, willing to interact and work efficiently with people at all levels in an organization
Excellent verbal & written communication skills
Keenly attentive to detail
Willing to work with sensitive confidential information
High level of proficiency with PC based software programs including MS Office suite and project management tools, MS Project preferred
Willing to travel 10% on annual basis