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DATE ADDED: Thu 11/10/2018

Senior Network Engineer

Friendswood, USA


Job Description

Job Description - Senior Network Engineer


Position Overview:

Universal is currently seeking a Senior Network Engineer as an integral part of enabling information technology to be fast, flexible and responsive. This hands-on technical role leads development of strategies and architectures for evolving enterprise scale networks. This includes design, testing, evaluation, implementation, maintenance and monitoring in support of mission critical production environments and applications. This highly technical role requires extensive hands on experience and the ability to manage complex networking projects.




  • Develop strategies and architectures for evolving enterprise scale technologies

  • Lead selection and use of networking technologies

  • Coordinate operations of network and Disaster Recovery systems, including monitoring detailed usage, security, network system service levels, maintenance, turnaround, and response times, and initiate response activities.

  • Oversee network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications.

  • Collaborate with technology and business stakeholders to understand goals, determine functional and network requirements for software, middleware and infrastructure.

  • Define appropriate network policy and procedures. Lead policy development and work with cross functional teams to ensure policies align with business operations and risks.

  • Assess network performance by conducting testing to ensure that appropriate controls have been designed and built within our network infrastructure.

  • Perform network testing at a unit, functional, and system wide level.

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of various network performance concepts and their impact on business operations.

  • Conduct network monitoring and packet analysis using tools like SolarWinds.

  • Maintain, configure and optimize F5 BigIP load balancers.

  • Manage Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and provide technical support for other remote access technologies.

  • Participate in "on call rotation" as part of 24 hour support team.



  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Network Security, Information Security, Information Technology or equivalent experience & training acceptable in lieu of degree

  • 10 years of IT network infrastructure work experience

  • CCNP or CCIE Certifications desired

  • Solid understanding of industry-standard network technologies

  • Strong understanding of networking and transport protocols (i.e. SSL/TLS, DNS, DHCP, WINS, NTP, FTP, HTTP, SMTP, CIFS, LDAP, and Microsoft AD).

  • Ability to produce architecture diagrams and requisite documentation

  • Strong teamwork and communication skills

  • Enjoys working in a collaborative team environment

Company Description
Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc. is a privately held company headquartered in Houston, Texas that provides products and services for the general aviation industry. Our customers include owners and operators of business jets for corporate and personal air travel. We offer products and services including international flight planning and scheduling, weather briefings, fueling programs, aircraft ground handling, and aviation security. Universal Weather and Aviation is the oldest company in the corporate flight planning industry.

Role: Senior Network Engineer
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Location: Friendswood,

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