Network Engineer Job Description


This Network Engineer job description template can be posted to online job forums and career pages for the recruitment of candidates. The Network Engineer job description, its requirements, and responsibilities given in this template can be modified according to the specific nature of your company.

The primary job role of a Network Engineer is to:

  • Configure and install various network devices such as routers, switches, load balancers, firewalls, VPN and QoS
  • Perform network maintenance and regular system upgrades of patches, hotfixes, security configurations, and service packs
  • Monitor performance and ensure system reliability and availability

Network Engineer Job Description

We are hiring a Network Engineer for designing, implementing, maintaining, and supporting our network infrastructure. You will work with our engineering team to develop scalable and highly-efficient network architectures for meeting our SLAs and business objectives. So, if you like to work in a challenging environment, and qualify the following requirements, we would like to hear from you.

Requirements

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or other related fields
  • Prior experience as a Network Engineer or in other similar position
  • Solid knowledge of TCP/IP or OSI model
  • Familiarity with networking protocols such as IPsec, HSRP, 802.11, QoS, BGP, OSPF
  • Certification preferred would be CCNP or higher (CCIE and/or CISSP highly valued)
  • Experience with network diagnostics, network analytics as well as network monitoring tools
  • An analytical mind with problem-solving attitude

Responsibilities

  • Configuring and installing various network devices such as routers, switches, load balancers, firewalls, VPN and QoS
  • Performing network maintenance and regular system upgrades of patches, hotfixes, security configurations, and service packs
  • Monitoring performance and ensuring system reliability and availability
  • Monitoring resource utilization and capacity planning of systems
  • Troubleshooting problems to resolve them while also providing Level-2/3 support
  • Selecting and implementing security tools, procedures and policies while collaborating with company security team
  • Liaising with IT personnel and vendors for the purpose of resolving unforeseen problems
  • Working within established regulations for ensuring quality and security to the network infrastructure