Senior Network Engineer Job Description

A senior network engineer is a network engineering professional who controls a computer network's end-to-end hardware and software.

A primary function of a senior network engineer is to plan, design, and supervise the setup and maintenance of an organization's network.

They typically specialize in a network's physical component, such as cabling, switches, routers, and servers.

A senior network engineer often works as the lead network engineer for a particular department or group of departments.

A senior network engineer may also work directly with an organization's IT department.

Responsibilities may include identifying and troubleshooting network issues, as well as managing an organization's network.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Senior Network Engineer to join our team! As a Senior Network Engineer, you will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining our network infrastructure. In this role, you will work closely with our team of engineers to ensure that our network is always up and running smoothly. If you are a senior engineer with experience in network design and administration, then we want to hear from you!

Senior Network Engineer Duties:

  • Ensure that network assets are implemented and maintained according to strategy
  • Research, plan, design, implement, support, upgrade, and troubleshoot network equipment, hardware and software
  • Provide on-call support 24/7
  • Proactively identify and resolve issues to ensure network is running smoothly
  • Create and maintain relationships with vendors
  • Identify new network trends and recommend changes accordingly
  • Work off site as needed
  • Solve complex problems and handle multiple priorities
  • Must be up-to-date with new and emerging technology
  • Dependable, trustworthy, responsible
  • Attentive and detail-oriented
  • Focused on getting the job done correctly
  • Research, plan, design, implement, support, upgrade, and troubleshoot network equipment, hardware and software
  • Provide on-call support 24/7
  • Proactively identify and resolve issues to ensure network is running smoothly

Senior Network Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the development, installation, and maintenance of computer network systems
  • Coordinate the network access needs of multiple employees and provide IT support for all systems and devices
  • Configure and maintain network devices, including routers, switches, wireless access points, and firewalls
  • Provide advice and guidance regarding network security and user access protocols
  • Conduct security scans and vulnerability analysis to identify security holes
  • Maintain network documentation, including network diagrams, service level agreements, and policies and procedures
  • Provide network and system support, including troubleshooting, monitoring and reporting
  • Provide leadership to develop and implement training programs for network users
  • Provide backup and disaster recovery services
  • Provide regular status updates to upper management

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or related field
  • 3+ years proven experience supporting network security, server administration, and network administration
  • Experience with VPN implementation, firewall configuration, and routing protocols
  • Experience with wireless networking

At [Company Name], we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential to our success as a business. We are committed to building a team that reflects our values of diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.

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