Network Engineer Job Description

It is a challenging process to get approval for new hiring. Especially for a senior network engineer position, it is getting harder because of its high budget. The next step is to prepare an attractive job posting.

I just prepared a generic skill list for job descriptions and required qualifications for a network administrator position. It contains all possible skills /qualifications. It can be used by just removing any unnecessary lines. Unnecessary skills requested in a job post,  reduce the number of applicants and, of course, increase salary expectations. Please comment if you have any suggestions.

Name of the Position / Vacancy

Junior / Senior Network Administrator

Junior / Senior Network Engineer

Network Support Specialist

Network Support Technician

Education / Certifications
Associate / Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or a related discipline
CCNA / CCNP / CCIE certification or equivalent experience required
CompTIA Network+ certification

Technical Skills & Experience
Experience in an ISP / Enterprise / Academic environment strongly preferred
Expert knowledge of networking technology and concepts
Demonstrated experience with Cisco Switches, Routers and Firewalls
Experience with the configuration of Routers, to include IP addressing, routing and Access Control Lists
Experience with the configuration of network switches including VLANs and VLAN Trunking.
At least 5 years’ experience in operating large routed and meshed VPN
At least 3 years’ experience in troubleshooting, operating and maintaining both IPSEC and SSL client supporting VPN
At least 4 years’ experience with the configuration of network firewalls including access policies and VPN tunneling
At least 6 years in a lead role as a network administrator in a Cisco environment
Experience with network monitoring tools
Some experience with voice, telephony and VOIP systems

Nontechnical Skills
Experience in vendor negotiations
Strong leadership and interpersonal abilities
Strong documentation and/or technical writing skills
Ability to write reports, guidelines, and procedure manuals
Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms
Detail-oriented and ability to work independently or as part of a team
Ability to use good judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills
Have the ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time
Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities
Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and respond to multiple priorities
Excellent organization skills
Excellent customer service skills
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret corporate guidelines, standard documents, design templates
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
Ability to work well with people from many different disciplines with varying degrees of technical experience

Valid driver’s license
Green card or U.S. Citizenship required for this position
U.S. citizenship required
Must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information
SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIRED: Must be able to maintain a clearance at the TOP SECRET/SCI level

Working Conditions
Willingness to work irregular hours on both weekdays and weekends
Willingness to put in extra hours as projects and priorities dictate
Willingness to sitting for long periods, speaking on the phone
The position may require travel to other domestic and international sites
Shift work is required
Ability to lift 50 lbs.

You can also check my template list for LinkedIn skill-sets.

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