JNCIA Engineer

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JNCIA Engineer

Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA) Engineers plan, provision and implement Network Design and Integration. Engineers must know how to manage simple Routing and Switching Networks. They must also provide technical assistance in troubleshooting issues that occur in Service Provider's environments.

The Juniper JNCIA Engineer will Monitor, Maintain and Configure IP Networks supporting Data and Voice. They contribute to making changes to the infrastructure across a wide range of platforms. The Engineer will execute the moves and modifications to services and Network Infrastructure. The Engineers should take the responsibility of carrying out the necessary network configuration changes to avoid security threats and vulnerabilities.

Job Description

JNCIA Engineers must support network Infrastructure through the use of TCP/IP protocol. Their responsibilities include IP addressing, subnetting and Network Address Translations. They should also assist in the design and implementation of ISP networks. The JNCIA Engineers must create and execute VPN solutions, such as IP SEC VPN, L3VPN, and L2VPN. It is essential to have a strong understanding of routing policies, prefix lists, router filters, and similar technologies.

The Engineer is responsible for focusing on L2 AND L3 connectivity services that are requested by customers. They should be able to work within the stipulated time and against set delivery SLA’s. The Engineer should be experts in configuring and changing Firewall Filters. They must coordinate with the connectivity providers during the network circuit delivery.

The Engineer must be able to work with routing protocols, such as BGP, OSPF, RIP, and MPLS. They should provide support for leading router vendors, such as Cisco and Juniper. The JNCIA Engineer must manage OSI Layers, Internet Protocol and TCP/IP. They must have hands-on experience to use networking basics, such as ARP, RARP, Proxy ARP, DNS, DHCP, Packet Flow, and Ping.

The JNCIA Engineer’s responsibility to utilize gateway redundancy protocols, such as HSRP, VRRP, and GLRP. They must resolve issues related to routing protocols and gateway redundancy protocols.

The Engineer should be quick at updating multiple management systems and any other tools used to document infrastructure. It is the JNCIA Engineer who should take care of the network and capacity planning. They must offer all the technical assistance needed to resolve security issues. They are responsible for maintaining quality standards and handing over of provisioned services to the Operations Centre.

The Engineer must manage and monitor network devices, such as routers, switches, and security components. It is an added advantage to have a strong understanding of L2 protocols, such as STP, VTP and Virtual LAN's and Trunking (VLAN's). They must be able to provide technical support relating to VoIP and Multicast.

It is the primary task of JNCIA Engineers to manage Juniper Networks devices such as routers, switches, and other infrastructure and offer security solutions. They should check networks and creating detailed solutions. They should provide Carrier Ethernet services and utilize network monitoring tools to troubleshoot and resolve issues.

The JNCIA Engineer must engage in network monitoring, incident management, and incident diagnosis and resolution. They should provide technical assistance to upgrade network diagrams, policies, procedures, and databases


JNCIA Engineers must possess a Bachelor’s degree in either Computer Science, Information Technology, Telecommunications or a related discipline. Some organizations also consider relevant work experience instead of a degree. A few employers further seek candidates with a Master’s degree or specialization.


Certifications provide Network Certified Engineers with knowledge about networking fundamentals and basic Internet routing. These certifications deal with subjects such as operational monitoring and maintenance, routing fundamentals, routing policy and firewall filters, Class of Service and networking fundamentals, and they include the following:

Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
The Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification is a validation of the candidate’s skills to install, configure, and troubleshoot any network. The professionals with this level certification will good knowledge of networking devices.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
It is a certification track that is designed for professionals to enhance their knowledge in planning, implementing, verifying and troubleshooting local and wide-area enterprise networks. It will give the candidates a firm hold on subjects such as security, voice, wireless, and video solutions and can resolve any issues related to them.

Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional (JNCIP)
The Juniper Networks Certified Internet Professional certification is for experienced networking professionals. The candidates who want to pursue this course must be well-versed with Juniper Networks Junos OS for SRX Series devices. The Juniper Networks certification verifies the understanding skills of advanced security technologies and related platform configuration and troubleshooting skills and must have finished JNCIS-SEC.

Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA- JunOS)
The JNCIA Certification is specially tailor-made for experienced Network Engineers. The candidates should have good knowledge of Juniper Networks Junos OS, networking fundamentals, and basic internet routing. The main areas of focus are JunOS OS fundamentals, user interface options, Junos basic configuration, operational monitoring and maintenance, routing fundamentals, routing policy and firewall filters, Class of Service, and networking fundamentals.



According to Payscale.com, in the United States, female JNICA Engineers earn between $58,175 and $110,244 per year while male JCINA Engineers earn between $51,598 and $95,057. Though the profession employs more men than women. As per Indeed salary estimate, on an average, a JNICIA Engineer salary ranges from approximately $58,340 per year for Network Operations Technician to $128,970 per year for Data Engineer.

Career Opportunities

Of late, Network Engineering has become one of the most in-demand professions. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there is expected to be a rise of 6 percent in the job opportunities from 2016 to 2026. As the demand for Information Technology is growing, the number of opportunities also seem to increase.

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