Network Engineer Jobs

As a Network Engineer, you will design and develop complex IT networks. You will be responsible for the design, implementation and smooth running of the network as a whole. Many organisations rely on their IT network in order to be able to function correctly, so Network Engineer Jobs are crucial. 

As network engineer you will be responsible for the movement of the organisations network platform to hybrid cloud and software network technologies.

The users of a network might connect via a number of different devices, including:

  • Local Area Networks (LAN) - a network which operates within a single building, or buildings very close to each other
  • Wide Area Networks (WAN) - a network which reaches over a large geographical area

The users of the network might connect via a number of different devices, including:

  • phone (landline)
  • workstation (PC)
  • internet
  • mobile devices

Network technology is incredibly varied and constantly changing. You will need to stay on top of any changes in technology or new directions.

Required experience 

  • network switches - a method of connecting devices on a network by using something called 'packet switching'
  • network routers - small electronic devices that join multiple computer networks together
  • wireless networks - networks that are not connected by any cables or wires, making them easier to install
  • networking management - a set of hardware and software tools that allow a Network Engineer to effectively manage a network
  • optical networking - a way of sharing data that uses signals which have been encoded onto light. The light passes through the telecommunications network, sharing the data.

What you will need to be successful in this position is:

  • Detailed experience as a Network Engineer
  • LAN Switching knowledge
  • VOIP troubleshooting
  • Designing of network, installing, configuration and support.
  • Switching and Routing experience

Skills & Qualities

  • to have great technical skills - to be great with computers
  • analytical skills
  • to be able to focus on many different tasks
  • to be interested in learning about new technology
  • great teamworking skills
  • to enjoy solving problems
  • to work well under pressure, as sometimes important deadlines must be met

The pay rates given below are approximate.

  • Starting: £26,500 - £30,000
  • With experience: £35,000 - £43,000
  • Senior Network Engineers earn £48,000 - £54,500

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