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Senior Network Engineer

Hiram, , Ohio


Direct Hire

$120k - $160k

Job Title: Senior Network Engineer

Location: Hiram, OH

Position Overview:

As a Senior Network Engineer, you will be a key player in designing, implementing, and maintaining our company's complex network infrastructure. You'll ensure that our systems are low-latency, high-performance, and highly available. This role involves analyzing and troubleshooting system-related issues, identifying and developing system solutions, and providing support. You'll develop strategic and operational plans for introducing and deploying new network and data center infrastructure, ensuring security, availability, performance, quality, and responsiveness. As the Network and Communications Manager, you'll lead the initiative to transform and modernize our enterprise network and telephony environment to address the increasingly complex needs of resilience and cybersecurity. Reporting to the Division Director of Technical Services, this role offers high visibility, where you can leverage your experience, vision, and creativity to grow the team and technology solutions to meet our needs.


  • Design, implement, and deliver complex technical projects covering LAN, WAN, WLAN, Wireless, SD-WAN, VPNs, NAC, and Zero Trust requirements.
  • Configure and install routers, switches, servers, and other network devices as needed.
  • Implement network engineering guidelines regarding performance, reliability, security, and scalability.
  • Maintain local area networks including corporate office and manufacturing plant industrial networks, wide area network, and wireless network.
  • Provide technical and administrative environment monitoring throughout the enterprise, including networks and security, servers, virtualization, and critical services & applications.
  • Manage the corporate telecommunications network infrastructure.
  • Proactively monitor network performance and integrity, identify bottlenecks, and implement improvements.
  • Rapidly diagnose and resolve network-related incidents and outages to minimize downtime.
  • Implement robust security measures to safeguard company IT infrastructure and protect against cyber threats and attacks.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand requirements and provide network solutions that align with business needs.
  • Conduct regular capacity planning assessments to anticipate future requirements and ensure the network can scale to accommodate growing demands.
  • Stay updated with the latest networking technologies, trends, and best practices, and evaluate their potential application to improve our infrastructure.
  • Develop design documents and configuration/installation instructions for a wide variety of network equipment.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems or related field.
  • Minimum 7 years of network engineering experience.
  • Deep knowledge of network protocols, topologies, and architectures.
  • Proficiency in configuring and troubleshooting network devices, including routers, switches, and firewalls.
  • Strong technical knowledge, skills, and experience in multiple of the following areas:
    • Cisco networking technologies (LAN / WAN / WLAN / VLAN)
    • Routing protocols such as BGP & OSPF.
    • Layer 3 designs, including VRRP, VRFs, and SDWAN.
    • Layer 2 designs, including VLANs, MST, and RSTP.
    • Wireless Control Systems, Access Points, and 802.1x, PKI, EAP, TLS technologies.
    • VXLAN design, implementation, and support.
    • Network storage technologies and file system management.
    • Understanding of the implications of changes and events within your domain upon applications and the business as a whole.
    • Skilled and experienced with systems change control.
    • Linux and Microsoft SQL Server experience.
  • Strong analytical skills and good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, troubleshoot, and problem solve beyond routine issues.
  • Strong teamwork approach to problem solving with the ability to make sound, independent decisions based on functional expertise and experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in relevant discipline.
  • Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) certification OR Relevant certifications; Microsoft, Rockwell, VMWare, etc.
  • Manufacturing industry expertise (ideally food).
  • Hands-on experience in:
    • Network engineering (routing, switching), monitoring, and analysis tools (such as SolarWinds) and automation such as Cisco, Juniper, and/or Meraki.
    • Server and desktop virtualization and ability to execute using VMWare solutions.
    • Storage & SANs, using Fiber Channel, iSCSI, FCoE, & NFS.
    • Windows Server Operating Systems up to and including 2016-2022.
    • Shop floor controls (Rockwell/AB PLCs).


  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Paid time off

How to Apply:

If you are a proactive and motivated individual with a passion for IT security and operational technology, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume with the subject line "Senior Network Engineer."

We are an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Posted by: Lauren Proctor

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