City of Boston

Principal Network Engineer

Posted Date 2 months ago(7/30/2021 10:33 AM)
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Dpt of Innovation & Technology
Regular Full-Time
ASD-Mgmt Information Systems
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Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):


This is a Provisional Appointment.


The City of Boston is seeking an experienced Principa Network Engineer to join the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIt). Shared responsibility for planning, coordinating, supporting,  and implementing the hardware and software necessary to support the LAN/WAN/MAN requirements of the City of Boston.


  • Responsible for engineering, security, configuration, installation and administration of network components, e.g. Routers, Switches, Inside Plant Cabling for IDF/MDF (Copper, Fiber), firewalls and network monitoring tools.
  • Major contributor to the implementation, support, and maintenance of the City's optical network.
  • Works with DoIT Staff, City Agency personnel, and 3rd Party Vendors to ensure reliable, secure communication links between sites. 
  • Required to understand the complexities of acquiring, installing and implementing optical communication technology (DWDM  dense wave division multiplexing) to support data and voice requirements across the city. 
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Applicant must have at least five (4) years of full time or equivalent part-time, professional or technical networking experience, including three (3) years of experience in the installations and maintenance of a carrier grade optical network, network monitoring tools, and LAN and WAN experience.  A bachelor's degree in computer science or related field is preferred and can be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
  • Previous experience managing external vendors and resources highly preferred
  • Solid understanding of Ethernet, MLPS, DWDM technologies. 
  • Working knowledge of major vendor (Cisco, Ciena, Juniper, etc.) equipment.
  • Ability to prepare cost and time estimates to support networking projects and understanding of network firewalls and security concepts.
  • DHCP, DNS, LAN/WAN/MAN environments experience required.  QoS, VoIP, Firewall experience preferred. 
  • Strong written and verbal skills required.
  • Must have significant knowledge of Juniper routers/switches, Cisco routers/switches.  
  • Understanding of all requirements of existing network and be knowledgeable of future trends and directions of wired and wireless networking technologies.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job. 


BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED - You must live within Boston city limits at the start of your employment. Residency will be verified.


Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  SENA/MM1-10

Hours per week: 35                  



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