Network Engineer job description guide

Network Engineer duties and responsibilities

The role of a Network Engineer covers a range of responsibilities, including:

  • Designing and implementing solutions for new networks and/or improving the efficiency of existing networks
  • Installing and configuring network equipment including routers, proxy servers, switches, and WAN accelerators
  • Configuring firewalls, routing and switching to maximise the efficiency and security of networks
  • Maintaining network efficiency through scheduled upgrades
  • Investigating and resolving faults in the networks

Network Engineer qualifications and requirements

It is highly desirable for a Network Engineer to hold a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in:

  • Computer Science
  • Engineering

A Network Engineer should also have the following personal skills and experience:

  • Five or more years of experience in network and infrastructure planning and development
  • Strong technical knowledge of infrastructure components such as SDN, SDWAN, DHCP/DNS, WAN/LAN topologies and services
  • Knowledge of Cisco data networking products and IOS, firewalls, and load balancing technology
  • Ability to translate business requirements into technical network solutions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent Japanese and English business language skills – both spoken and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills to liaise with the IT team

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