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IT Network Engineer

Company: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,800 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. -If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now

Equal Employment Opportunity
Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be -an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. - -We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture. - -All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. - -

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact
The Network Engineer's role is to build and implement network systems across the enterprise. The Network Engineer works with team members and system support personnel with operations related to connectivity. This includes designing, developing, installing, configuring, maintaining, supporting and optimizing all local and wide area network hardware, corporate servers, associated software, and communication links. Individual will also troubleshoot network performance issues, as well as analyze network traffic and provide capacity planning solutions.


  • Monitor and analyze network performance across the organization's LANs, WANs, and wireless deployments.
  • Ensure the stable operation and efficient performance of company networks.
  • Plan, design and implement improvements, modifications, and replacement of network infrastructure components.
  • Monitor system capacity to determine its affect on performance and recommend enhancements to meet new or changing network demands.
  • Install, configure and troubleshoot network hardware and equipment; including routers, switches, intrusion prevention systems, proxies, firewalls and load balancers.
  • Configure and support VPNs and enterprise gateway devices.
  • Monitor and report on compliance of security policies.
  • Maintain records for network asset management, including network component inventory and technical specification information. Manage and monitor support contracts and licensing.
  • Conduct research on network products, services, and standards in support of network procurement and developmental efforts.
  • Interact and negotiate with vendors to secure network products and services.
  • Establish connectivity and uptime service level agreements.
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned by management.


    • This position requires an Active (TS) Top Secret government clearance.
    • BS in Computer Science with 5+ years working as a Network Engineer or equivalent work experience .
    • Expert technical, analytical and interpersonal skills required.


      • Security +, CISSP, CCNA security, CCIE, PCNSA, or other industry certifications

Keywords: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc, Cambridge , IT Network Engineer, Engineering , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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