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Cisco Security Engineers

Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Designs and plans network solutions, including LAN, WAN, data centre, and cloud networks.
  • Develops network architectures that meet the organisation’s current and future requirements.
  • Configures, deploys, and manages network devices such as routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, and wireless controllers.
  • Implements and maintains network services and protocols.
  • Implements and enforces network security measures, including firewalls, intrusion detection/prevention systems, access controls, and VPNs.
  • Monitors network traffic for security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Diagnoses and resolves complex network issues, utilising advanced troubleshooting techniques and network monitoring tools.
  • Analyses network performance data to identify and address bottlenecks and irregularities.
  • Optimises network performance by analysing traffic patterns, adjusting configurations, and implementing quality of service (QoS) measures.
  • Creates and maintains comprehensive network documentation, including network diagrams, configurations, standard operating procedures, and incident reports.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams, including systems administrators, security teams, application developers, and business stakeholders.
  • Communicates technical information effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Manages/participates in network-related projects, including network upgrades, migrations, and expansions.
  • Develops project plans, define objectives, and ensure successful project execution.
  • Stays updated with emerging networking technologies and industry trend.
  • Evaluates and recommends new tools, technologies, and solutions that enhance the organisation’s network capabilities.
  • Works with vendors to evaluate, procure, and manage networking equipment, services, and support contracts.
  • Utilise network monitoring and analysis tools to proactively monitor network health, identify issues, and respond to incidents.
  • Estimate network capacity requirements and plan for scalability to accommodate business growth and changing needs.

Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:

  • Strong understanding of networking concepts, protocols, architectures, and services
  • Proficiency in configuring and managing network devices such as routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, and wireless controllers.
  • In-depth knowledge of network protocols and technologies such as BGP, OSPF, VLANs, VPNs, QoS, and security protocols
  • Hands-on experience with network monitoring and analysis tools
  • Strong documentation and communication skills to convey technical information effectively.
  • Proficient in network administration and configuration tools
  • Analytical problem-solving skills to diagnose and resolve complex network issues.
  • Strong project management skills to lead and contribute to network projects.
  • Familiarity with network security principles and best practices

Academic Qualifications and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field
  • Relevant cloud provider Network Administration certification (Azure, Google, Amazon)
  • Relevant certifications such as CompTIA Network+, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), or Juniper Networks Certified Associate (JNCIA) are beneficial.
  • Relevant certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Juniper Networks Certified Internet Associate (JNCIA), or equivalent certifications are preferred.

Required Experience:

  • Seasoned relevant experience in network engineering or a related role.
  • Seasoned experience working in a networking environment.
  • Seasoned experience with network security
  • Seasoned WAN and LAN experience
  • Seasoned experience in wireless equipment, protocols, standards, and wireless LAN design
  • Seasoned experience with cloud networking (AWS, Azure, etc.)
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