• Houston
  • Anywhere

The Network Engineer (NE), under the direction of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), oversees and is responsible for all aspects of the cloud, data and voice network architecture, design, implementation, and operation, ensuring that all infrastructure systems, switches, routers, etc., supporting the LAN/WAN/WLAN are working properly and that the network is accessible to authorize firm personnel 24/7/365. NE also manages, directs, and continually evaluates technologies which will ensure secure, reliable and cost-effective delivery of computer services to staff and clients. The NE reports to the CIO and works in conjunction with the other team members (e.g. System Admin, Help Desk, and Security Analyst) to keep projects delivered on time and within budget.

 

  • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent program in Computer Science, Network Security, Information Security or other applicable field and 5 years of work experience in the field, or minimum of 10 years of advanced network, firewall and VPN experience
  • Minimum of one or more of the following industry certifications from vendors such as, but not limited to, Microsoft, ISC2, GIAC, Cisco, Juniper, Citrix, SonicWall, Palo Alto, VMWare, AWS or Azure
      • Ability to operate independently and support a multi-location network (200+ users)
      • Familiarity with Cisco, SonicWall, Meraki, Citrix VDI, and the ability to establish virtual networks for VMWare are essential
      • Experience with deploying, managing, and troubleshooting network, firewall, and remote access solutions (Citrix and VPN)
  • Works alongside and closely with the IT personnel to make sure that all systems and applications are working properly such as Security, Cloud, databases, network, and application servers.
  • Provides 24×7 hardware and software support for network infrastructure.
  • Deploys, supports, and manages switches, routers, wireless devices, VPN, Firewall, and Citrix infrastructure.
  • Supports WAN network, voice, and SIP networks.
  • Documents and keeps current network schema
  • Assists the CIO in developing an annual and 3-year technology plan and associated IT budgets. Extensive knowledge of Excel for preparation of budgets.

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