Networks Resident Engineers
Networks Resident Engineers proactively support network products of an organization. They develop and maintain network products of clients, adopt a comprehensive approach to support and resolve issues of network products so that they work efficiently with equipment of other vendors. This professional helps in reducing downtime, bringing down operational costs, and evaluates and enhances network performance, among others.
They continuously monitor the network to improve performance and for protective maintenance. This job requires these engineers to work on-site and for long hours.
Engineers need to conduct information gathering workshops with clients to understand their existing network infrastructure and technical necessities of new network designs. They also need to know their network implementation, organizational structure and support processes for guiding network design by understanding and developing solutions, and guiding in implementation so that it meets design specifications and plan.
They must test new designs, features, and functionality in a pre-production environment. Engineers implement and verify on the live network, and test patches and fixes to operating software to confirm proper functionality on the live network.
They resolve issues with equipment and network, open and track TAC (technical assistance center) cases until they fix problems, raise equipment RMAs (Return to Manufacturer Authorizations) to track through troubleshooting, document status reports regularly of design projects, equipment and network problems for clients, arrange workshops with clients to communicate about equipment and network problems, provide updates on case status, develop procedures for operating network and equipment, educate clients on design, support staff to configure and operate network products, and regularly interact with internal engineering and QA Sys Test Teams.
According to Juniper Networks, Networks Resident Engineers bring to the table most specialized skills in networking. Since they work for long periods with the other personnel of the organizations, they are aware of their processes and needs and their networks unique configurations and challenges, helping them to prevent many network issues before they arise. They are ready to help troubleshoot as soon as they occur. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that jobs of network and computer systems administrators will rise six percent from 2016 to 2026.
Educational Qualifications and Certifications
A bachelor’s degree in computer sciences or a related field with experience in managing security solutions is a must, with extensive knowledge of security segmentation design and implementation, understanding of fundamental Internet protocols and applications, proven expertise in LAN, WAN, and internetworking technologies required and ability to configure Juniper or Palo Alto networks router, firewall, and switching products.
Knowledge of JNCIP, JNCIS, JNCIA, JNCIE, CCIE or CCNP is an added advantage.
The average annual salary of Networks Resident Engineers in the United States is $90,132, according to indeed.com.
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