Network Engineer

Dechert LLP Philadelphia , PA 19107

Posted 3 months ago

This position will coordinate strategies for defining, deploying, and maintaining Dechert's data architecture and its associated network connections and component hardware. The Network Engineer will manage engineering projects for network initiatives, plan technology roadmaps, and configure and optimize data, video and voice services. Although the primary focus of this position is to implement and support underlying network infrastructure, the candidate will also be tasked with general network support and build-outs including security, routing, switching, wireless services and other network related duties. This position will provide mentoring, training, and support to other staff as needed.

Job Description


  • Design system configurations; direct system installations; define, document, and enforce system standards.

  • Maximize network performance by monitoring performance; troubleshoot network problems and outages; schedule upgrades; perform base-lining and capacity planning; perform network optimization.

  • Provide reporting on network operational status.

  • Provide day-to-day support, proactive maintenance, and perform independent complex system troubleshooting.

  • Monitor communications performance using diagnostic equipment, visual checking, and status indicator methods to locate problems.

  • Implement network security devices and applications as required in support of internal security initiatives.

  • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.

  • Define and update departmental network documentation and databases.

  • Identify capacity and performance issues to ensure uninterrupted service.

  • Assist in the operational, strategic planning, and business continuity / disaster recovery solutions.

  • Provide strategic technical direction, roadmap design, installation, and configuration of all data systems/services.

  • Coordinate project teams for larger network initiatives and periodically take a lead project role.

  • Manage vendor activities and verify invoices and expenses relating to circuit installation base, services provided and support requirements.

  • Audit network expenses and recommend expense reduction initiatives.

  • Write business correspondence for recommendations, project support, and customer service purposes.

  • Travel on occasions to both domestic and international offices.


  • Continue personal development.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

  • Overtime and On-Call as needed.


  • Ability to analyze and solve problems using learned techniques and tools

  • Ability to apply judgment, implement solutions, and resolve conflicts, all in a multi-tasked environment

  • Software Defined Networking (SDN) working experience or knowledge with SDN platforms, industry standard and trends

  • F5 BigIP LTM and ASM Expert knowledge with F5 load balancing technologies

  • Palo Alto firewall and Panorama working experience in designing, managing and administrating Palo Alto firewall

  • Experience with cloud technology in PaaS, SaaS, IaaS and Microsoft Azure services

  • Experience with Cisco ISE, Prime, and scripting language is a plus

  • Working experience with designing, configuring and administrating Meraki wireless

  • Working experience with Cisco Call Manager

  • Project Management skills

  • Organized, detail-oriented, and able to effectively handle concurrent projects

  • Flexibility, versatility, dependability

  • Must maintain high technical and professional standards

  • Ability to work individually or as part of a high performance team

  • Team skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internally as well as externally

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and with written documentation

  • Exceptional customer service skills

  • Exceptional work ethic

  • Display willingness to help others, a pleasant personality, a courteous manner, and a professional demeanor

  • Requires good working knowledge of networking industry as well as networking systems design and engineering

  • Ability to understand and apply technical concepts

  • Basic understanding of infrastructure wiring/connectivity

  • Requires documentation and networking software administration skills

  • Skill in troubleshooting/diagnostic tools and software installation and maintenance

  • Provides leadership, mentoring and guidance to others

  • Applies expertise to the most complex problems; coordinates work outside own area of expertise

  • Develops and manages plans to achieve objectives; participates in the development of business strategy

  • Has developed depth and breadth of expertise in multiple related disciplines

  • Takes leadership role; acts as a facilitator and mentor

  • Knowledge /Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Desired: Cisco CCNE, CCIE, CCNE - CCNP, CCNA

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or the equivalent combination of education, training, or work experience

  • 7+ years of experience designing, configuring, and implementing enterprise-class Cisco networks, supporting CoS, Qos, Data, Video and Voice services

  • Hands-on experience with data and voice products including Cisco Routers, Cisco Switches, Cisco Unified Communications Manager / Call Manager, Cisco Voice Gateways, Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) functionality, Networking troubleshooting tools

  • Experience implementing QoS/CoS policies and priority queuing - WAN & LAN

  • Understanding of Data/ Video/Voice/VoIP service provisioning methods, service delivery, SLA metrics, and procedures

  • Understanding of enterprise architectures, routing, and transport protocols

  • Understanding of Network Security fundamentals

  • IPSLA & Netflow monitoring/management

  • Understanding of data/voice circuit provisioning and troubleshooting T3/E3, T1/E1, ISND PRI

  • Understanding of multiple media types and protocols, PTP, MultiLink PPP, MPLS, Ethernet

  • Understanding of VOIP protocols and Codecs MGCP,SIP, RTP, T.38 G.711 G.729.a, H.323

  • Prior Cisco networking implementation and support experience

  • Cisco Networking Admin Experience

  • Ethernet and Data network experience

  • Support and design of a converged network

  • Cisco Call Manager Voice Services

  • Administration and troubleshooting with Data\Video\VoIP services

  • May be subject to bending, reaching, kneeling, stooping and lifting up to fifty (50) pounds

  • Willingness to travel to customer locations. Travel will be out of state. Potential of up to 25% travel

  • Hours are 9 :00 am to 5:30 pm but would include after hours and weekend work

Additional Job Description



Time Type

Full time

Dechert LLP is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. The Firm prohibits unlawful discrimination in any term or condition of employment against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual's race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, membership or service in the armed forces, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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