Network Engineer - AL

Division: Howard Technology Solutions
Location: Birmingham, AL
Equal Opportunity Employer Vet/Disabled

Job Description

Company Overview:
Howard Technology Solutions is a dynamic and innovative technology company dedicated to providing cutting-edge solutions for businesses in today's rapidly evolving digital landscape. We are seeking a skilled Network Engineer with expertise in both wired and wireless networks to join our talented team and help build and maintain robust, secure, and high-performance network infrastructures.

Position Overview:
As a Network Engineer specializing in wired and wireless networks, you will play a critical role in designing, implementing, and optimizing our clients' network environments in the state of Alabama. Your expertise in both wired and wireless technologies will be essential in ensuring seamless connectivity, scalability, and reliable performance for our customers.


  • Primary Responsibilities:
    1. Network Infrastructure Design:
    • Collaborate with the team to design and plan wired and wireless network architectures for clients based on their specific requirements and business needs.
    • Conduct network assessments and audits to identify areas for improvement and propose suitable enhancements.

    2. Network Implementation and Deployment:
    • Configure, deploy, and troubleshoot wired and wireless network equipment, including routers, switches, access points, and controllers.
    • Ensure proper integration of wired and wireless components, enabling efficient data flow and seamless roaming across the network.

    3. Network Security:
    • Implement and maintain robust security measures to safeguard the wired and wireless network infrastructures from potential threats and vulnerabilities.
    • Monitor network traffic for signs of suspicious activities and respond promptly to security incidents.

    4. Performance Optimization:
    • Monitor network performance and proactively identify and resolve bottlenecks or performance issues.
    • Implement Quality of Service (QoS) policies to prioritize critical applications and optimize bandwidth usage.

    5. Network Troubleshooting and Support:
    • Respond to escalated network issues and provide timely resolution to minimize downtime and disruptions.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to troubleshoot complex network problems effectively.

    6. Documentation and Reporting:
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date network documentation, including network diagrams, configurations, and standard operating procedures.
    • Generate regular reports on network performance, security incidents, and improvement recommendations.

    7. Stay Updated on Emerging Technologies:
    • Keep abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to wired and wireless networking.
    • Evaluate and recommend innovative solutions to enhance network efficiency and security.


  • Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.
    • Proven work experience as a Network Engineer, with a focus on wired and wireless networks.
    • In-depth knowledge of network protocols, topologies, and technologies, including TCP/IP, VLANs, OSPF, BGP, WLAN, and 802.11 standards.
    • Hands-on experience with network equipment from leading vendors (Cisco, Juniper, Aruba, etc.).
    • Familiarity with network security principles and best practices (firewalls, VPNs, IDS/IPS, etc.).
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to troubleshoot complex network issues effectively.
    • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, to interact with clients and collaborate within the team.
    • Relevant certifications from Cisco, Aruba, Ruckus, Juniper and Extreme are desirable.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment.

    Join our team at Howard Technology Solutions and contribute your expertise in wired and wireless networks to empower businesses with reliable, secure, and high-performing network infrastructures. Apply now and be a part of our exciting journey in shaping the future of technology.

    Equal Opportunity Employer Vet/Disabled


  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K Retirement
  • Education Reimbursement
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
Salary Dependent upon experience
Career Level Required Experienced (Non-Manager)
Experience Required 2+ to 5 years
Education Required Bachelor's Degree
Job Type Employee
Job Status Full-Time
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