Network Design Engineer (Intermediate Level)

San Francisco, California

Post Date: 02/03/2016 Job ID: 490 Industry: Engineering - Electrical Pay Rate: 100000

Building Technology Systems Network Design Engineer

Our client, an award-winning and innovative multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm, is looking for a Building Technology Systems Senior Network Design Engineer specializing in systems design for the San Francisco office. The company works around the world on large, complex projects with a focus on sustainability and energy performance of the built environment.  

About the Job

Our Engineers work on high quality, high-profile, national and international projects. You will actively participate in the full project cycle, from the design phase through close-out. We offer excellent growth opportunities: Many of our senior leaders started out as young engineers in our firm.

Responsibilities include:
  • Functions as the network design engineer with respect to WAN/LAN/WLAN, VLANs, VPNs, internet access, remote access services, wireless connectivity, directory services, network security, VOIP telephony and related technologies.
  • Ensures that the network infrastructure is optimally architected and designed with implementation oversight services for 3rd party vendor installations.
  • Architect and serve as expert consultant regarding all network components, functions, and addressing implementations (IP planning, routing, DNS, etc.)
  • Develops the network infrastructure design so that it enables effective interoperability among various enterprise systems and other resources.
  • Assesses the scope, requirements, needs, functionality, and timelines associated with complex information technology projects.
  • Develops specifications, BOM and cost estimates for new designs for software, hardware and services.
  • Monitors projects on a continuous basis; resolves issues and ensures timely completion of tasks within budget.
  • Attend and participate in client facing and project coordination meetings
  • Communicate and coordinate technical design solutions with clients, design teams and vendors
  • Coordination and integration of building technology systems with other intelligent building systems


  • Network certified (i.e. CCNP, CCDP, CCIE, JNCIA, CISSP etc.) or ability to pursue obtaining these certifications within six months of hire
  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Experience with network engineering standards and design best practices for enterprise networks including WAN/LAN, WLAN, VoIP and Video
  • Strong working knowledge of TCP/IP layer 2 technologies and layer 3 routing technologies, such as BGP, EIGRP and OSPF and other protocols such as H.323, SIP.
  • Working knowledge of multi-tier applications and their inter-dependencies including web services, RADIUS, TACACS, AD, LDAP and DNS.
  • Advanced knowledge of information systems security concepts and technologies; network security architecture; hardware and software; intrusion tools as a whole, including but not limited to:  Access Control List (ACL), secure remote management practices, NAC, IDS, ASA, PIX, MARS, IPS, VPNs (SSL, tunneling, IPsec, PPTP, etc.)
  • Fluency with common network admin and intrusion detection tools.
  • Advanced knowledge of the large hardware manufacturer’ s product lines (eg. Cisco, Juniper, Brocade, Aruba, Xirrus, Palo Alto, F5 Networks etc.).
  • Knowledge of telecommunications structured cabling systems is a major plus.
  • Systems Design consultant experience preferred.
  • Strong background in converged systems design for various types and sizes of projects.
  • Design of integrated intelligent building systems for Smart Buildings is a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to organize and present design information to clients.
  • Expert MS Visio experience desired for systems diagram presentation.
  • Experience in working directly with C-level clients.

We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, disability, and life insurances, 401K plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and more.



Matt Fox

Matt has been recruiting for the A/E/C industry for over 15 years. Prior to his recruiting career he worked as an architect, which he applies to understanding his candidates' and clients' goals. He thrives on finding great career opportunities for talented architects and engineers. When he's not recruiting, Matt enjoys trail running, mountain biking, sailing, and cheering his kids on at swim meets.
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