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Network Engineer

Houston, TX

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
3 - 5 years of experience
High School Diploma
$71,000 to $80,000 per year

Published on 28 Feb 2019

Expires on 28 Feb 2019

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Network Engineer


With minimal supervision and a high level of personal initiative, the Network Engineer is responsible for planning, securing, administering, and troubleshooting the organization's networks and related hardware/software.  Maintains production equipment in manner which meets or exceeds the functional and performance requirements of the business operations, ensuring minimum equipment/network downtime. Provides support to help desk staff, server administrator, and IT Director in IT related projects, including responding to emergencies related to security incidents or equipment failures.


Network Engineering

  • Build, document, maintain, monitor, secure, and troubleshoot layer 2 and layer 3 networks across UWGH facilities
  • Manage WAN providers and links that connect UWGH facilities, vendors, and cloud resources
  • Manage next-generation firewalls at UWGH facilities
  • Manage Wi-Fi-networks across UWGH facilities
  • Recommend and implement network security protocols, such as network segmentation, logging systems, network privileged account management, etc., across UWGH facilities
  • Implement network auditing, logging, and monitoring systems
  • Document and maintain voice networks and systems across UWGH facilities
  • Support the 211 voice and data networks as needed (involves working with state designated personnel and equipment)

 IT Support

  • Assist the help desk in diagnosing and correcting issues reported to the help desk, particularly involving the network
  • Assist the Sr. IT Director in purchasing decisions related to Wi-Fi, LAN, and WAN networks
  • Assist the Sr. IT Director in selecting, managing, and monitoring bandwidth providers
  • Assist the IT Department in establishing security guidelines and recommendations


Minimum Education:

High school education with experience in computer network technologies AND network related certifications.  Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science/MIS preferred. 

Minimum Skills and Experience:

  • Three to five years of experience in planning, installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting layer 2/3 switches, routers, and firewalls from a variety of vendors
  • Experience with Windows server technologies related to computer networks, such as DNS, DHCP, NPS/RADIUS
  • Experience with next-generation firewalls
  • Experience with ticketing systems
  • Configure & administer telephone systems and services (telephony, voice mail, unified messaging, conference phones, etc.)
  • Experience with network auditing and logging systems
  • Experience creating network documentation, such as diagrams, naming conventions, IP ranges, WAN links, etc.
  • Effective communication skills -- written and verbal
  • Excellent people skills with an ability and willingness to interact with end-users in a supportive, responsive manner
  • Ability to handle confidential information

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