• Network Engineer

    Job Location US-MA-Cambridge
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/16/2018 9:51 AM)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.


    Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.



    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   


    Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.



    The Network Engineer’s role is to build, and implement network systems across the enterprise. The Network Engineer works with team members and system support personnel with issues related to connectivity. This includes designing, developing, installing, configuring, maintaining, supporting and optimizing all local and wide area network hardware, corporate servers, associated software, and communication links. Individual will also troubleshoot network performance issues, as well as analyze network traffic and provide capacity planning solutions.



    1. Monitor and analyze network performance across the organization’s LANs, WANs, and wireless deployments.
    2. Ensure the stable operation and efficient performance of company networks.
    3. Plan, design and implement any improvement, modification, or replacement of network infrastructure components.
    4. Monitor system capacity to determine its affect on performance and recommend enhancements to meet new or changing network demands.
    5. Install, configure and troubleshoot all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, web proxies, firewalls etc.
    6. Configure and support VPNs and enterprise gateway devices.
    7. Monitor and report on compliance with security policies.
    8. Manage and monitor support contracts and licensing for hardware and software.
    9. Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards in support of network procurement and development efforts.
    10. Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.
    11. Develop and implement policies for network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and technical specifications information.
    12. Establish connectivity and uptime service level agreements.
    1. Perform additional duties and projects as assigned by management.



    BS in Computer Science with 7+ years working as a Network Engineer or equivalent work experience . Expert technical, analytical and interpersonal skills required. Expert knowledge of Cisco IOS and Nexus networking technologies. Preferred skills in current data center technologies, Juniper, ASA and Palo Alto Firewall Platforms, InfoBlox, Call Manager, TACACS, Solarwinds, Cisco Prime, Cisco Wireless, Cisco ISE, SolarWinds.

    Current CCNP, CCIE certification a plus.


    Ability to obtain a government security clearance is required for this position.



    Standard office environment.


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