Sample network engineer job description

[Company X] is a local business with a global reach. We depend on constant communication with our teams, partners, and customers around the world. We’re currently seeking a highly skilled network engineer to facilitate an uninterrupted flow of information and keep our computer network running efficiently and effectively. The ideal candidate has extensive experience in designing networks with careful consideration of constraints, such as building layout, proximity to threats, and budget. This person should be passionate about delivering mission-critical network infrastructure and have a keen eye for maintenance, optimization, and security.

Objectives of this role

  • Oversee computer networks to maximize performance and minimize downtime
  • Confer with managers and network users regularly to clarify needs
  • Design and implement network components and procure equipment 
  • Diagnose and resolve problems
  • Coordinate network access and usage
  • Research new technologies and educational opportunities continually


  • Architect, implement, and maintain network solutions that provide core infrastructure, including private cloud, and integrate with services and systems running in virtual private and public cloud infrastructure
  • Communicate with team to identify needs, monitor performance, and diagnose and resolve issues with network and systems
  • Provide project management for various network activities, including upgrades, implementations, and migrations, offering technical direction and user support as needed
  • Create, update, and maintain documentation of environment and operational procedures
  • Create reports and documentation outlining findings and solutions

Required skills and qualifications

  • Extensive experience with network infrastructure and hardware
  • Proficiency with infrastructure devices, including switches, routers, wireless access points, controllers, and firewalls
  • Expertise in designing, monitoring, and repairing local area networks (LAN) and wide area networks (WAN)

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in technology, with focus on network engineering
  • Professional certification (ex: CCIE, CCNP, JNCIE-ENT, CompTIA Network+, WCNA)