Network Engineer

Suffern, NY 10901

Category: Network Engineering Job Number: 7185 Industry: Service Provider-VAR/SI Level of Experience: Mid-Senior

Network Engineer

Our client, a leading Managed Services Provider in in the AV/IT, Videoconferencing and Unified Communications market is seeking a talented and energetic Network Engineer for their Rockland County NY office location.   Candidates should live within a 30 minute commute, preferably in Northern NJ, Rockland or Orange NY counties.

This is a full-time, direct-hire employment opportunity.  This NOT a contract position

No Contractors, Please

No Work Visa support, so H1bs.

No relocation offered.

This is a customer-facing role that will interact with client staff and management to design, implement and troubleshoot TCP/IP networks for Enterprise applications.   This is primarily an in-office position, and will require some travel to client sites in the Metro NY-NJ region.   The Network Engineer will provide technical assistance to in-house (Field Engineers, Project Managers, client and third-party teams to successfully complete all Managed Service Projects, Installations and Upgrades.

Vendor certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, CCDA strong preferred.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with customers and vendors to identify innovative solutions and actively apply those solutions. Follow through on issues with vendors for a timely resolution.
  • Provide innovative and supportable technical solutions to complex hardware/software problems.
  • Provide client consultation including assessing and recommending architectural designs/changes to client systems in response to performance issues, growth requirements, etc.
  • Provide ongoing information to management, clients, and peers regarding health of the environment, enhancements, innovations and solutions.
  • Minimize client productivity loss caused by technology outages.
  • Provide remote and on-site support (internally and externally) of complex IP/Networking.
  • Install and configure all devices in data centers and IT rooms.
  • Prepare and configure network devices (Cisco switches and routers)  as well assisting Field Engineers troubleshoot WAN/LAN networking issues offsite.
  • Handles in-call technical support issues; performing up to tier 2 & 3 troubleshooting.

Education, Experience and Skills Requirements:  

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline; equivalent experience acceptable.
  • 5-7+ years of Network Support/ Network Engineering experience, including design, planning, implementation, project management, as well as hands-on technical skills such as installation, maintenance, configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • Vendor certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, CCDA strong preferred.
  • Deep technical knowledge of IP routing and switching, topology, routing protocols essential.
  • Direct hands-on experience with network equipment (routers, switches, WLAN, Firewalls, IDS)
  • Strong working knowledge of network/internet Protocols/Services such as MPLS, GigE, 10/100 Ethernet, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, DNS, TCP/IP, VPN, Wireless, WAAS and NAT.
  • Knowledge of WAN and Telco services, including MPLS, Cloud Infrastructure, Data Center, Storage, Hosting.
  • Organized, detailed-oriented, customer-friendly.

US Citizen/Green Card required

Valid Driver’s license required.

This firm conducts mandatory background checks, including pre-employment drug screens.

Established in 1991, J. Patrick & Associates, Inc is an Executive Recruiting firm that focuses on Executive Management, Sales, Marketing and Technical roles within Information Technology markets. We have over 20 years of experience recruiting in every aspect of AV/VTC/UC, Application, Storage, Information/Network Security, Mobile Technologies and Telecommunications. We handle Contingency and Retained search, as well as contract staffing. Our clients include industry-leading Technology Vendors, Systems Integrators, Telecommunications Service Providers and End User organizations.

Daniel Lehman

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