Job Summary

The role of the Network Engineer is to ensure the integrity of high availability network infrastructure to provide maximum performance for the users.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Department/Unit: Hardware

Location Head Office: Lagos, Nigeria (Must be willing to travel and work across borders)

Organizational Relationships:

Reports to whom: Snr. Network  Engineer

External Relations: I.T Managers of Clients, Vendors, Contractors

Responsibilities:

  • Configure and install various network devices and services (e.g., routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, VPN, QoS)
  • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hotfixes and security configurations
  • Monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability
  • Monitor system resource utilization, trending, and capacity planning
  • Provide Level-2/3 support and troubleshooting to resolve issues
  • Work within the established configuration and change management policies to ensure awareness, approval and success of changes made to the network infrastructure
  • Select and implement security tools, policies, and procedures in conjunction with the company’s security team
  • Establish the networking environment by designing system configuration, directing system installation and defining, documenting and enforcing system standards
  • Design and implement new solutions and improve the resilience of the current environment
  • Maximize network performance by monitoring performance, troubleshooting network problems and outages, scheduling upgrades and collaborating with network architects on network optimization
  • Undertake data network fault investigations in local and wide area environments using information from multiple sources
  • Secure network systems by establishing and enforcing policies, and defining and monitoring access
  • Upgrade data network equipment to the latest stable firmware releases
  • Configure routing and switching equipment, hosted IP voice services and firewalls
  • Provide remote support to on-site engineers and end users/customers during installation
  • Provide remote troubleshooting and fault finding if issues occur upon initial installation
  • Undertake capacity management and audit of IP addressing and hosted devices within data centres.

REQUIREMENTS (HARD SKILLS)

  • Proven hands-on network engineering experience
  • CCNA or CCNP
  • Deep understanding of networking protocols (e.g., IPSEC, HSRP, BGP, OSPF, 802.11, QoS)
  • Solid understanding of the OSI or TCP/IP model
  • Hands-on experience with monitoring, network diagnostic and network analytics tools
  • Degree in Computer Engineering or a related subject.

REQUIREMENTS (SOFT SKILLS)

  • Good team spirit, able to work well in a team of engineers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Analytical and problem-solving expertise.

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