Network Engineers jobs are awarded to qualified professionals who can plan, develop and provide support for computer networks for in-house network services within a company, or even by several organisations. These can cover a range of systems, from voice, data, video and wireless network services depending on the needs of the company.
Network Engineers can either work internally as part of a company’s IT department or work within an IT networking consultancy firm dealing with many external organisations throughout their career. Network Engineers will use their extensive experience and education to construct plans, design and provide technical specifications of new systems, and may even be asked to overlook the day-to-day maintenance; they may also be called upon to update any previous network systems established within the business.
Network Engineers must be effective communicators who will work within teams and with clients to implement the best system for the needs of the business. They must be individuals who apply attention to detail in all their work and possess strong analytical and problem-solving skills, bringing them to every project. Many consider the job roles of Network Engineer and Network Administrator as the same. However, a Network Engineer will often have more responsibilities for the systems in question which is reflected in their salary.