Network Engineer

  • Portsmouth, NH
  • Full-time

Company Description

About IPsoft

  • Headquarters

    17 State Street 14th Floor New York, NY 10004 United States

  • Website

  • Industry

    Information Technology and Services

  • Type

    Privately Held

  • Company Size

    1001-5000 employees

  • Founded


Job Description


Strategy & Planning

  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records, using MS Office products like Word and Visio
  • Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery.

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Deploy LANs, WANs, and wireless networks, including, routers, hubs, switches, WAN-accelerators and other hardware.
  • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.
  • Oversee new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades.

Operational Management

  • Configure networks (LAN/WAN) to ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
  • Monitor network stability, availability and performance.
  • Identify, diagnose and resolve network problems as needed.
  • Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of customer's hardware and software.
  • Ensure network connectivity of all servers, workstations, telephony equipment, fax machines, and other network appliances.
  • Provide third and fourth-tier support for networks and on a lower level for systems, databases and applications.
  • Automate tasks as much as possible through the development of scripts and our proprietary

IPautomata framework.

  • Identify, evaluate and recommend network related tools and emerging network technologies.
  • Ensuring 24x7x365 operation of internal and client systems.
  • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and

related documentation and technical specifications information.

  • Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.
  • Participate in managing all network security solutions.
  • Provide guidance to (junior) members of the team.


Desired Skills & Experience

Formal Education & Certification

  • Degree
  • CCNA / CCNP- or equivalent certified
  • Additional certifications is a plus

Knowledge & Experience

Must have

  • Hands-on experience implementing and administrating network devices
  • 5+ years of network administration mandatory
  • Expert experience with Cisco routers and switches (all platforms)
  • Experience with Cisco PIX and ASA platforms
  • Knowledge about VPN technologies (IPsec, MPLS)
  • In depth knowledge of TCP/IP
  • Knowledge of routing protocols: OSPF, EIGRP
  • Must have user-level experience with Linux systems
  • Excellent troubleshooting experience
  • Strong knowledge of LAN related technologies: STP, vlans, HSRP, VTP etc.
  • Working technical knowledge of HTTP/S, DNS, POP, SMTP, FTP, SNMP, Tacacs+ etc.


  • Knowledge of BGP
  • Working knowledge of proxy servers
  • Knowledge about- and experience with network monitoring tools
  • Knowledge about ITIL
  • Experience with scripting languages like Perl and Expect is a plus
  • Expertise in non-Cisco platforms, such as HP Procurve, Bluecoat, Brocade is a plus

Personal Attributes

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Able to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.