Senior Network Engineer

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We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Network Engineer to join our IT infrastructure team. As a Senior Network Engineer at [Company Name], you will play a critical role in designing, implementing, and maintaining our network infrastructure to ensure seamless and secure communication across our organization. Your expertise in network architecture, troubleshooting, and network security will be essential in optimizing network performance, resolving complex network issues, and ensuring the reliability of our network services. As a senior member of our team, you will provide technical leadership, mentorship, and contribute to strategic decision-making related to our network


  • Design, implement, and maintain local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and other networking components to meet business requirements and performance objectives.
  • Monitor and analyze network performance, identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks and network congestion issues.
  • Implement and maintain network security measures, including firewalls, VPNs, and intrusion detection systems, to safeguard the integrity and confidentiality of our data and systems.
  • Lead the planning and execution of network upgrades and expansions, ensuring minimal downtime and uninterrupted network services.
  • Troubleshoot complex network issues, identifying root causes and implementing effective solutions to restore network functionality.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate network systems with other IT infrastructure components, including servers, storage, and cloud services.
  • Maintain network documentation, including network diagrams, configurations, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in networking and security, recommending improvements to enhance our network capabilities.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior network engineers, fostering a collaborative and knowledge-sharing environment.

Preferred Skills:

  • Industry certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, or CCIE.
  • Experience with Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and network virtualization technologies.
  • Knowledge of cloud networking concepts and services in AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud.
  • Previous experience in network automation and scripting using Python or other scripting languages.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. A relevant Master's degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience as a Network Engineer, with a minimum of [X] years of hands-on experience in designing, implementing, and managing enterprise-level networks.
  • In-depth knowledge of network protocols, routing, switching, and network security concepts.
  • Strong expertise in configuring and troubleshooting network devices, including routers, switches, firewalls, and load balancers.
  • Experience with network monitoring tools to proactively identify and resolve network issues.
  • Familiarity with network management and performance monitoring tools (e.g., Cisco Prime, SolarWinds).
  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VLAN, and VPN technologies.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex network designs and identify potential improvements.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of successfully implementing and supporting complex network solutions.