Network engineers provide expertise in an important aspect of any business that uses a network of computers to communicate. Their skills are very similar to that of an information technology specialist.
The position of network engineer is vital to the success and everyday activity of businesses where employees use computers on a technological network to communicate with one another. If there is ever an issue with the network, which is common, the network engineer must use their knowledge of computers, networks, and programming language as quickly as possible to fix the issue and prevent it from happening again.
- Providing tier 4 support and network disaster recovery expertise.
- Test and document system behaviour, performance, and security.
- Plan, design, and troubleshoot local and wide area network infrastructure, including routers, firewalls, switches, gateways, DNS servers, DHCP servers, clustering solutions, and related hardware, software, and services.
A bachelor’s degree in computer science or information technology is a minimum requirement.
Many businesses like to use their own unique network design, and the network engineer is the one who is supposed to design it, therefore, thinking out of the box ability is most sort after.
A unique understanding of networks and the languages is a must.
The pay package of a network engineer is in the range of €25,209 – €87,586 and the median pay being €45,485.