DHCP Engineer

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A DHCP Engineer (dynamic host client protocol) is an IT professional usually involved in the maintenance of the connectivity of network for an organization. Engineers play a vital role to implement and supervise the computer networks that support in-house voice, data, videos and wireless network services with a dynamic IP address.

The ideal role of DHCP network engineer is to ensure that all the systems are functioning correctly. Depending upon the network complexity the organizations can have global network engineer (DHCP) across the international locations for extended support.

Generally, there can be two types of IP addresses – static and dynamic. Static is an unchanging IP address, but most computers use dynamic IP addresses for better connectivity. A DHCP server assigns the dynamic IP address.

Static is a fixed IP address. However, most workstations practice dynamic IP numbers. Hence at present, there are not sufficient static IP details in the IT world to manage all the request. Hence, there was a requirement to deliver PCs the capability to share the IP addresses.

A DHCP server allots a dynamic IP number. The DHCP server has a group of IP addresses which can serve the purpose. It provides IP addresses to systems linked to the internet as they are connected to the network. These IP addresses are providing temporary in nature (this is why it is termed as dynamic), and this provisional period is identified as a lease. After some time the system should renew its lease, and possibly acquire a different IP address. The DHCP server confirms that no two system has a similar IP address, therefore prevents the conflict of data communication.

Generally, Windows has a built-in DHCP server which is more than required for different uses. One can allocate system’s static IP addresses, but this is typically needless stress for almost all minor networks unless the server requires to be reachable to the external network (for example the global internet rather than the organizational intranet). At times DHCP servers are built into switches, firewalls, and routers of the communication systems.


DHCP is a server protocol which by default assigns an IP host with its address and additional linked configuration statistics such as the subnet mask and default gateway.
Hence, they help to automate the entire process of dynamic gateways centrally

How DHCP Technology Works

DHCP delivers a programmed mode to allocate and update IP numbers along with other configuration data on a network. The DHCP server delivers this statistics to a DHCP client through the interchange of a chain of information, called as the DHCP conversation or the DHCP transaction. Let’s assume that if the DHCP server and DHCP clients are positioned on unrelated subnets, a DHCP relay agent is used to simplify the transaction.

Job Description

Network Engineer-DHCP remains one of the top fields in the IT job sector. There are plenty of requirements of DNS/DHCP Engineers either as full time or part-time. They involve the application of accepted designs and most essentially support the regular operational responsibilities for the enterprise DNS and DHCP.

Engineer of an organization helps in the supplies of fluctuating levels of technical and business application projects. Completes study of business needs, as it relates to technical structure design, and confirm implementation of the plan to the business requirements.

They assess the testing requests and develop testing plans, as well as implementation and transition ideas. Experienced professionals need to develop a career in the field and gain knowledge of industry practices. It requires an adequate level of experience and proficiency in the field.

Following are the essential duties:

  • To develop & implement a working process and to integrate DNS/DHCP with IP management solutions
  • Manage support on existing DNS infrastructure in the site.
  • To manage customers dynamic IP assignment on a need basis
  • To design, maintain, monitor, and report information for DHCP system serving the entire campus
  • To provide access to the dynamic server users.
  • Maintain the log sheet for the reported issue.
  • To deliver high-level troubleshoot for network service issues
  • To maintain policies and procedures for the routine task, and emergency network deployment within the area of the client.

Skills, Education, and Certification

To become one, you will need to have an essential degree in IT, Telecom, and related discipline of computer science.

Some of the essential skills which will boost your career in the network sector are to have an understanding of LAN/WAN/TCP-IP/, server technology, DNS, and VPN technology.

When it comes to certification, you can tune up by some of the market standard like Cisco/Juniper/HP network for better future as a full time and freelance both.

DHCP Engineer Salary

As per paysa, an average salary of DNS DHCP Engineer is $83,646 per annum based on the experience level. With the enormous growth opportunity, one can also opt as freelance DHCP/DNS Engineer, provided you have some experience with network certification.

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