What is the role of a Network Engineer?
What is a network engineer?
A network engineer is responsible for digital communications and IT networks that enable the business to communicate internally and externally. You will design and implement the network configurations and troubleshooting issues, whilst monitoring and configuring security systems such as firewalls.
Establish and maintain digital communications infrastructure, networks, and communication software
Installing and maintaining firewalls
Analyse and collect data to ascertain the potential for improvements within the networks
Liaise with third party providers to maintain the functionality of networks and make sure they are running efficiently
Provide technical support to all employees and assist them with the company’s IT systems and communication policies
Typical Tech Stack:
Types of Network Engineer
Senior network engineer
Computer network engineer
Wireless network engineer
A degree in computer science, computer systems engineering, network security management, maths or communications is preferred
Good communication skills
Ability to work well in a big team and individually
Good reasoning skills
Adequate computer and IT skills
Customer support and service skills
With experience, you can progress into a network management role or other IT roles like information security and project management. Alternately you can also go in the direction of becoming a network analyst or network administrator.
Cyber security analyst
Control and instrumentation engineer