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National Grid Senior Network Engineer in Brooklyn, New York

Job Purpose

The Senior Network Engineer will have an advanced knowledge and diverse skills in technologies & multiple vendors (for example: Cisco) to include design and architecture of various platforms and will have mastery in at least two of the following: WAN and LAN. They will perform complex engineering for complex customer environments and possesses a broad knowledge of overall Operations and Technology.

This position will require independent thinking and demand full use and application of principles, theories and concepts of routing and switching technologies. They will work closely with Natgrid Operations, project management, and engineering teams to insure meeting the customer’s requirements. In addition, they will provide technological vision for network transformation, serve as the Engineering Team lead back into Natgrid Operations, and ensure information is flowing to engineering resources assigned to project.

Key Accountabilities

  • Must have a technical understanding and have experience in designing, configuring, implementing & testing, troubleshooting and supporting multi-site critical network environments that consist of multi-vendor Routers, Switches and Wireless LAN

  • Hands-on experience designing and configuring various routing protocols such as BGP, OSPF, IS-IS, EIGRP IGRP, HSRP, RIPv1 & RIPv2

  • Hands on experience with complex QoS and VLAN configurations and designs

  • Micro level technical project management for engineering requirements and responsibilities

  • Design and deploy state-of-art technology to meet the customer’s business needs

  • Interface to the project management team regarding technical planning and network issues

  • Provide input for forecast and plan resource allocation

  • Act as the direct interface to customers on advanced design solutions

  • Must be available for on-call rotation once a month


  • Requires a degree (Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology)

  • Vendor certification – For IP networks, engineers must have at least a Cisco CCNA/CCNP or equivalent practical knowledge with a higher-level certification preferred (example – Cisco Routing ).

  • Have very strong customer interfacing background, as well as superior oral and written communication skills.

  • In depth knowledge of all routing protocols (For example : BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, GLBP, VRF), Traffic engineering, L2/L3 VPN, multicast & class of service.

  • Strong understanding and familiarity with router, LAN switch, application accelerator, wireless controller and IP Voice.

  • Disciplined and oriented in practice of and adherence to process and procedures.

  • Other Key Attributes include: the ability to research technical issues and develop solutions, strong attention to detail, excellent written and verbal skills, and good organizational skills. Must be achievement oriented and possess problem solving skills including conceptual and analytical thinking. Needs to be capable of working on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Possess ability of exercising judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

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Brooklyn, NY $116,000 - $137,000 a year

Waltham, MA $109,000 - $128,000 a year

Syracuse, NY $97,000 - $114,000 a year

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.  We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.  National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.