Sr. Network Engineer in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

REPORTS TO: IT Infrastructure Manager



The position of Sr. Network Engineer has the responsibility for technical architecture, design, implementation and continuity of the organization’s production network infrastructure.  Network infrastructure for this organization includes, but not limited to, LAN, WAN, WLAN, Wireless Bridging, VoIP (IP Telephony), QoS, Firewall, Telephony Systems and Telecommunications.  The person in this position will work closely with members of the IT staff to ensure very high levels of network availability, security and efficiency.  The Sr. Network Engineer will serve as the lead technical resource for network production operations support and relevant systems projects.

  • Provide leadership in the development and adherence to network engineering design standards that include device configurations, logical and physical security aspects, logical addressing, vendor technologies and others and defined.
  • Develop and implement network infrastructure designs based on industry best-practices to meet business and technical requirements.
  • Participation in project delivery work that includes design, configuration, testing and deployment.
  • Collaborate with Facility Security Officer or designated IT Security Analyst in the research security threats.
  • Serve as highest point of escalation to incidents in the network infrastructure.
  • Participate in the organization’s change management process.
  • Act as technical resource to network initiatives for group members and other organizational entities.
  • Develop and maintain network documentation that includes process, procedures and relevant physical and logical network diagrams.
  • Configure and deploy company LANs, WANs, WLANs, Routers, Switches, Firewalls, Purpose-built appliances and other hardware to required specifications.
  • Monitor and report on network systems performance, help identify network trends, and troubleshoot problem areas as needed.
  • Collaborate with Infrastructure team members and others as necessary to assess near and long-term network capacity needs.
  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records.
  • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.
  • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation that may include technical specifications information.
  • Oversee new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades that may be performed by junior team members.
  • Participate as needed in the network security solutions and/or exercises.
  • Participate in DR planning
  • Develop and/or provide guidance to junior members of the team.


  • B.A./B.S. and / or 10 years of experience in Data Center Operations and Telecommunications required.
  • Current certification as Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) required
  • Minimum of 5 years experience managing a network infrastructure comprised of Cisco technologies that includes router, switch, firewall, access security and other. 
  • Experience in Data Center / Hosting / Distributed network environments.
  • Be able to own and be accountable for network project designs and configurations.
  • Experience with the IT Process Change Management.
  • Ability to develop action plans with work estimates as part of IT projects.
  • Have worked with a high-availability systems environment.
  • Ability to solve critical production issues when required.
  • Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices.
  • Strong, hands-on technical knowledge with networking technologies.
  • Knowledge of  MPLS, QoS, WAN Traffic Optimization and Prioritization.
  • Knowledge of and experience with SIP or H.323 VoIP Protocols.
  • Ability to develop network, voice and data systems in multi-facility, multi-city corporate environments using public switched circuits and/or private line facilities.
  • Knowledge of communications protocols and integration of new systems with existing systems.
  • Knowledge of transport media such as twisted pair, broadband, baseband, coaxial, microwave and fiber optic systems.
  • Working technical knowledge of relevant and current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards.
  • Competence with testing tools and procedures for voice and data circuits.
  • Ability to apply the principles of analytical and critical thinking skills and other professional practices to diagnose or define problems, collect data and solve abstract problems with widespread unit or organization impact.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Highly self motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.

TOOLS: Packet Capture Tools (Sniffers), System Monitoring and Analysis Tools, Help Desk Ticketing Systems, Online Project Management System, Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Excel and others as required.


DISCRETION EXERCISED: Work within Austal standards at the direction of the IT Director

LIAISES WITH: IT Management Line, End Users and External Technical Support


Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be considered for employment with Austal USA:

  • 18 years of age or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person Status
  • No felony convictions of Theft/Deception or Violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of Drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check

Equal Employment Commitment

Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion.