Lead Network Engineer

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Job Summary: Responsible for ongoing familiarity with emerging and existing technologies that may have relevance to Waggener Edstrom Worldwide Inc. from a service delivery perspective.  Functions as a technical expert for several critical deployed services. The Lead Network Engineer is responsible for the design, implementation, administrative maintenance, monitoring, and management of Network Engineering services which include network devices, UPS, and telephone systems.


Job Functions:


The Lead Network Engineer is responsible for the coordination and execution of their own Network Engineering projects – The Lead Network Engineer will act as a technical project manager or as an assistant project manager on Network Engineering projects and may partner with TS teammates on projects outside of Engineering.


The Lead Network Engineer is called upon to contribute goals for Network Engineering's 3-year technology vision and investment plan.  Called upon to contribute to the develop technical policy, standards, processes, and monitoring related to IT operations and projects.


Is responsible for understanding the business requirements in the event of a disaster in order to design, document, and implement a Network Engineering oriented Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan to meet these requirements.  Responsible for guiding the Network Engineering team in acting upon the Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plans.


Contributes to operating and capital budget items for the Network Engineering team in preparation for annual budget planning.  Will prepare project budgets including vendor negotiations, vendor engagement management, and initiate capital purchases.  May be called upon to assist with hardware warranty contracts, Cisco Smartnet, and other service contracts.


The Lead Network Engineer is responsible for driving security best practices and positive change by understanding the agencies business objectives, researching how to best protect, recommendation of projects, execution of projects, with an eye on continuous improvement.  Will be responsible for following and recommending security policies, standards, processes, and monitoring.  The Lead Network Engineer will participate in the Cyber Incident Response Plan as a member of the Cyber Incident Response Team.



  • BA/BS in computer science or equivalent work experience
  • 8 years of experience with global, multi-site, MPLS, VPN, and Cisco infrastructure
  • Professional certifications in one or more of the flowing is desired: CCNP
  • Cisco Routers, Cisco L2/L3 Access/Distribution/Core switches, Cisco ASA firewalls with SourceFire, Cisco WAPs & WLC, Cisco Prime, Cisco Web Security, Riverbed WAN Optimization, Avaya CM phone systems, SIP, H.323, Nexpose Rapid 7, Solarwinds Orion, Polycom Path Navigator, Wireshark, MPLS, IPSEC VPN, DMVPN,  PRTG, Routing Protocols including BGP/OSPF/EIGRP/RIP/Static


Abilities in:

  • Multitasking
  • Team Leadership
  • Provide Technical Guidance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Customer Service
  • Must be able to work more than 40 hours per week on occasion, sometimes unplanned, occasional weekends




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