Network Engineer

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Published: June 4, 2024
Location
St. Louis, MO / Hybrid
Job Type
Direct
Salary
Based on Experience

Description

Network Engineer

Summary:

  • Architects, designs, administers and supports all of the company’s wired and wireless networks at the main campus and three remote WAN locations.
  • Proposes and leads network improvement projects.
  • Monitors and manages network performance.
  • Installs, configures, upgrades, troubleshoots and maintains network equipment, software and services including routers, switches, firewalls, subnets, VLANs, DNS, VOIP and AVoIP.
  • Establishes policies and procedures, monitors and manages all network cybersecurity both internal and external including firewalls, IDS/IPS, and PCI compliance.
  • Vets, coordinates and works with outside service providers, consultants, and engineers.
  • Oversees work of technical support staff in managing network equipment.
  • Assists with Microsoft server administration.

Qualifications/Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role, architecting, designing, configuring, administering and supporting IP networks including subnets, routing, VLAN, DNS, DHCP, QoS, VOIP, TCP/IP monitoring and troubleshooting.
  • 5+ years of experience in setup, configuration and maintenance of networking infrastructure, switches and routers, firewalls, VPN, wireless access points, and WAN.
  • 2+ years of experience working with diverse teams.
  • Thorough understanding of the latest technologies, security principles, and protocols.
  • In depth experience with network cybersecurity measures including Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems, SSL/TLS, advanced malware defense.
  • In depth experience with Internet Service Providers, BGP, AP, WAN, fiber and wireless interfaces, demarcation, and border gateways.
  • In depth experience with monitoring and diagnosing complex network, security and systems issues using tools such as Aruba Central and Clearpass, SolarWinds and full packet inspection tools like Wireshark and involving service providers, firewalls, VLANs, DNS, DHCP, and other network components.
  • Experience with Voice over IP (VOIP) standards and protocols, switch and router configurations.
  • Experience with Microsoft systems, especially Windows Server, Windows 10/11 and Office 2016/365 suite.
  • In-depth knowledge of networking standards, concepts, best practices, and procedures.
  • In-depth knowledge of Wi-Fi technology, IEEE 802.11 standards, radio frequency, and wireless security.
  • Knowledge of AV over IP standards, SDVOE and Dante protocols, and switch and router configurations is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal instruction, coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks, set deadlines, and complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high volume, deadline-driven environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to create accurate network diagrams and documentation for planning and designing network communications systems. Microsoft Visio knowledge is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels; strong technical writing skills and excellent presentation skills.
  • Scheduling flexibility is required to work evenings, weekends, or holidays as needed.
  • The requirements and duties listed are representative and not exhaustive of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.

Education and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, or related field is required.
  • Required Certifications: Network engineer certification such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or equivalent.
  • Preferred Certifications: Security certification such as CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CompTIA Security+ or comparable.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English (oral and written).
  • Proficient math aptitude requires ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; calculate percentages and decimals, etc.
  • Requires ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution. Must be able to listen to a colleague’s needs and present a solution to meet those needs.
  • Exceptional experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required.
  • Microsoft Visio experience is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with PC hardware and software is a plus.

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • FSA/HSA
  • Life, AD&D, and Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • MetLaw Legal Services
  • EAP
  • PTO: Holidays, Personal and Sick Time
  • 403b Plan
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