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Network Engineer

Company: Netgate
Location: Austin
Posted on: November 14, 2019

Job Description:

Netgate is a leading provider of open-source based firewall, VPN and router solutions for businesses, government and education institutions around the world. The company has excellent technical pedigree, as well as an enviable following of loyal customers - owing to well-engineered and reliable products, as well as its stellar service and support reputation. pfSense, one of world's most trusted open-source firewalls, has an installed base of over one million firewall users. We develop solutions that leverage our decades of experience in networking, security, open source, embedded, software and hardware engineering. We are breaking down the cost barriers to bring connectivity with security and privacy to everyone. Our security applications and solutions, such as open source pfSense, microBMC and Netgate systems provide real world protection for networks of all sizes. You can be confident your networks are secure. While firewall and router functionality is quite mature - high-performance, low cost, easy to manage solutions for premises and/or cloud deployments are far from it. The advent of vector packet processing, data plane developer kit, and API-based orchestration management, positions Netgate to disrupt expensive vendor lock-in with highly capable 1, 10, 40 and even 100 Gbps firewalls and routers for literally pennies on the dollar. Given the world's rapid evolution to utility-based computing, important chapters in forward thinking security and networking designs are about be written. Our operating words: Secure networks start here. Netgate seeks a knowledgeable, talented, and industrious Network Engineer who will work in the team to ensure maximum performance of a high traffic network infrastructure while maintaining system integrity. Internal networks include computer, voice, and customer-facing firewalls. As a Network Engineer, the world at Netgate revolves around you This is a great job for someone building their career portfolio in a highly technical networking environment. The ideal candidate for this position works well within the team, is efficient, and has an in-depth knowledge of modern IP networks with a focus on high-level design, planning, configuration, and monitoring. Key responsibilities include: --- -Daily management of all core and access layer networks --- -Incident response for all critical service interruptions and outages --- -Responsible for overall network architecture (including test and production), design and support, recommending updates and changes as technology evolves, with the goal of maintaining a state-of-the-art, high performing, and highly available connectivity to all Netgate personnel and customers --- -Determine network bandwidth needs and recommend measures to meet those requirements --- -Assist in the configuration and maintenance of DNS servers --- -Assist in maintaining VMware infrastructure --- -Maintain firewall and manage network security functions --- -Define, document, and enforce system standards --- -Manage owned domain names --- -Deploy, configure and support LANs, WANs, routers, switches, wireless networks, servers, UPSs, and other hardware as required --- -Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problems and outages --- -Schedule updates and upgrades --- -Engage in data network fault investigations --- -Secure network systems with policies that define and monitor access Network Engineer Requirements and Desired Qualifications --- -Bachelor's degree or equivalent in network administration, information technology, or computer science preferred --- -Previous experience in IT, security or systems support, or network administrator positions preferred --- -Experience with routing and switching technologies in datacenter networks --- -Demonstrated expertise and understanding of the TCP/IP protocol suite --- -Strong knowledge of firewall technologies --- -Working knowledge of Layer 3 routing protocols: BGP, EIGRP, etc --- -Working knowledge of AWS networking design and supporting, including: - Direct Connect, VPC, ELB, security groups, NACLs, etc --- -Experience with data center networking in a virtualized server environment (VMware) as well as real-time configuration management system such as Saltstack, Ansible, or Puppet --- -Exposure to common network management and monitoring tools --- -Experience with designing networks in multi-data center environments with failover and high availability standards --- -Additional certifications preferred, such as: --- Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) --- Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) --- Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) --- -Experience with Linux/FreeBSD command line environments --- -Able to work non-traditional hours, in non-traditional settings. - This includes occasional weekends, evenings, and holidays --- -Possess excellent analytical and problem-solving skills --- -Ability to perform well under pressure and have high attention to detail --- -A confident communicator Netgate seeks candidates with strong credentials who prioritize customers and value dynamic work cultures, teamwork, effective interpersonal skills and respect technical leadership to build leading technology and strong customer relationships. If you think you're ready for the fast-paced, chaotic world, start-up style environment, please forward your resume to . Netgate is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disabilities. Principals only please.

Keywords: Netgate, Austin , Network Engineer, Engineering , Austin, Texas

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