You might hire a network engineer to:

  • Oversee computer networks to maximize performance and minimize downtime
  • Confer with management and network users regularly to clarify needs
  • Design and implement network components, and procure equipment
  • Diagnose and resolve problems

  • Coordinate network access and use

  • Continually research new technologies and educational opportunities
Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Experience with network infrastructure and hardware
Master’s in business administration (or equivalent) with focus on information systems or related field
Proficiency with infrastructure devices, including switches, routers, wireless access points, controllers, and firewalls
Professional certification (ex: CCIE, CCNP, JNCIE-ENT, CompTIA Network+, WCNA)
Expertise in designing, monitoring, and repairing local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN)