Network Engineer

Posted 16 November 2021
Job type Permanent
DisciplineCloud + Infrastructure

Job description

The role…

You will be responsible for managing our cloud hosting technologies within a variety of security domains. You will be working with market leading infrastructure technologies and will be designing and recommending best of breed solutions both internally and direct to our customers. The Network Engineer is responsible for the administration and maintenance of AUCloud's data networking infrastructure. This architecture includes, but is not limited to, technologies like:

  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Firewalls
  • Intrusion Prevention Systems; and
  • VPN Concentrators.

Day-to-day operations include tasks such as monitoring and responding to alerts, managing customer queries and/or incidents to conclusion, as well as providing SME advice to both internal and external stakeholders.

You will also support our projects and develop or contribute to documentation, design and delivery of complex technical solutions, or provide guidance.

Key responsibilities

  • Monitor, respond and manage alerts generated by both human and automated sources.
  • Monitor networking performance to ensure operations in accordance with the functional and non-functional requirements of the system.
  • Actively identify areas where administrative or operational efficiencies can be gained.
  • Assist customers in the design and development of solutions on the AUCloud IaaS platform.
  • Liaise with vendor technical support to resolve or mitigate bugs in software or hardware.
  • Repair and replace hardware.
  • Configure new devices in accordance with as-built documentation, architecture diagrams or business requirements.
  • Upgrade or patch software as per the appropriate internal policies.
  • Identify potential outages resultant from proposed tasks and work through the notification process to advise affected parties.
  • Create reports based on service up-time, resource utilisation, security events, and other common key metrics.

Essential Competencies

  • Familiarity with common networking protocols and applications such as TCP, UDP, ICMP, HTTP, TLS, and DNS.
  • Experience installing, configuring, and cabling physical networking infrastructure like routers and switches.
  • Knowledge of conceptual models like OSI or TCP/IP and their application in tasks such as troubleshooting and system design.
  • Familiarity with other common IT technologies like operating systems, databases, hypervisors, automation, and cloud computing and their dependencies on networking infrastructure.
  • Awareness of Industry certification frameworks such as ISO27001 or the Australian Government Information Security Manual and their application on networking infrastructure.
  • Ability to obtain and analyse information from varying sources and rationalise conclusions.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to adjust tone and/or language to suit the audience.
  • Familiarity with project management methodologies.
  • Ability to foster productive working relationships with colleagues, vendors,
  • High degree of enthusiasm in the networking field and confidence to take the initiative on projects or incidents.

Desirable Competencies

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Relevant Industry certification from organisations such as Cisco, Juniper, Fortinet, Palo Alto, VMWare, Redhat, ISC, Microsoft, CompTIA etc


This is a security assessed position. The successful candidate must hold or have the ability to obtain Baseline clearance or higher.

To be considered for the role click the 'apply' button or for more information about this and other opportunities please contact Norman Bersabe on 03 9005 1662 or email and quote the above job reference number.

Paxus values diversity and welcomes applications from Indigenous Australians, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people living with a disability. If you require an adjustment to the recruitment process please contact me on the above contact details.