Network Engineer

Houston, TX

Employment Type: Direct Category: Network/Cloud Job Number: 17825 Work Model: #LI-Onsite Internal Reference: #LI-DY1

Job Description

SUMMARY:  A well known Houston entity is seeking an experienced Network Engineer to join their team.
RESPONSIBILITIES: A well-known Houston entity is seeking an experienced Network Engineer to join their team.  In this role, you will be responsible the implementation, maintenance, and integration of the corporate wide area network (WAN), local area network (LAN) and cloud network infrastructure.  Additionally, you will implement and administrate the network security hardware and software, following network security policies and best practices. 
Responsibilities include:
  • Maintain and administer perimeter security systems such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems.
  • Analyze, troubleshoot, and correct network issues remotely and on-site.
  • Successfully manage time and technical responsibilities, set accurate expectations, and meet deliverable deadlines while working in a team and information-sharing environment.
  • Work with the IT Security Manager to include network monitoring, data protection, vulnerability scanning, log management, IDS/IPS.
  • Install, configure, and maintain network services, equipment and devices supporting the WAN, LAN, cloud.
  • Configure and maintain access controls lists (ACL), virtual local area network (VLAN) and policy-based routing via Cisco applications.
  • Develop and maintain documentation relating to network design, data flow, hardware lifecycle, IP and VLAN scheme and support documents (utilizing MS Visio, Word, Excel).
  • Install, maintain, and manage Cisco wireless infrastructure and work closely with  managed wireless providers.
  • Act as an escalation point for further assistance with incidents/requests.
  • Perform various other tasks assigned from time to time.

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related field preferred.
  • High School diploma required.
  • Minimum of five (5) years applicable work experience required.
  • MUST have experience with CISCO switches and Routers.
  • CCNP preferred but not reuiqred
  • Knowledge of security best practices pursuant to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), SANS Institute (SANS) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a high-energy environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create and maintain solid working relationships at all levels across the organization and externally.
  • Excellent attention to detail and an ability to produce high-quality, accurate work within designated deadlines.
  • Decision making capabilities on significant matters, including budget development and allocation, resource expenditure, policies, and procedure.
  • Ability to maintain confidential and/or proprietary information.
  • Ability and internal drive to demonstrate a positive, winning attitude and a strong work ethic in the performance of all job responsibilities
  • Strong verbal and non verbal communication skills
Experience with:
  • Information system network infrastructure, including but not limited to, switch, router, wireless hardware, virtual and cloud configurations.
  • Network protocols such as TCP/IP, UDP, QoS, EIGRP, BGP and OSPF.
  • Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) - physical, virtual and cloud
  • Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine) in a complex environment
  • Virtual private network (VPN) solutions
  • Two factor authentication/Single Sign-On integration with multiple platforms (Azure/Okta/Duo)
  • Certificate authority for public key infrastructure (PKI) and secure sockets layer (SSL) management
  • Documenting and maintaining network inventory and lifecycle
  • Actively monitor networks/systems and proactively design security measures to lessen the risk of breaches and intrusions.
  • Required compliance with federal and state regulations including, but not limited to, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) .
  • Demonstrated expertise with wireless networks (Cisco/Meraki/Extreme)
  • Conducting routing security analysis of network components and implement component patches and configuration actions to address security issues.
  • Participation in overall IT security management, including but not limited to: 
    • Log review (SIEM)
    • Vulnerability testing/remediation
    • Endpoint Protection
    • Internal/external pen testing/remediation
    • Intrusion detection system (IDS) and intrusion prevention system (IPS)
    • Risk assessment
    • Incident Response Plan
  • Authentication, authorization, and security protocols, including but not limited to LDAP, Kerberos, SSL, TLS, and SAML
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