Senior Network Engineer - CISCO Voice Engineer

Houston Methodist
Houston, Texas
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Category: IT

Job Type: Full-Time

Posted Date: June 21, 2019

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: M - F
Job Summary

The Sr. Network Engineer is responsible for leading routine installation, testing, analysis and support of all elements of the network facilities (including power, communications machinery, software, lines, modems, and terminals), ensuring stable network performance. Monitors and controls performance and status of the network resources. Utilizes software and hardware tools, identifies and diagnoses problems and factors affecting network performance. Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures relating to network technologies, to the completion of moderately difficult assignments.  Troubleshoots networking and operating systems problems, providing technical assistance and resolution.  Assess network needs and designs solutions that conform to corporate standards for projects.

Preferred candidate will have experience with:

Cisco Call Manager experience.

Cisco P.C.C.E

Experience working in an enterprise environment.

Excellent Customer Services skills


CCNP Certification


I. Provide personalized care and service by consistently demonstrating our I CARE values:

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate. 

II. Focuses on patient/customer safety
III. Delivers personalized service using HM Service Standards
IV. Provides for exceptional patient/customer experiences by following our Standards of Practice of always using Positive Language (AIDET, Managing Up, Key Words)
V. Intentionally rounds with patients/customers to ensure their needs are being met
VI. Involves patients (customers) in shift/handoff reports by enabling their participation in their plan of care as applicable to the given job

Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 20%
1. Communicates (oral and written) effectively with customers, vendors, colleagues, and management about services, contact information, system availability, and information in order to build strong working relationships. (EF)
2. Support change management processes to help promote others to follow and conform to applicable policies, procedures, and processes. (EF)
3. Take lead on internal and external projects and/or problem resolution tasks. (EF)

1. Support IT operational processes, methodologies, and associated training. (EF)
2. Assist in multiple technology projects for multiple IT projects including organization wide Unified Communication (UC), Cabling, Audio/Visual, and new construction. (EF)
3. Resolve complex network issues related but not limited to WAN, LAN, Voice, and other infrastructure related problems (EF)

1. Adhere to department and system policies and procedures. (EF)
2. Assist in quality control testing, policy implementation, and training (EF)
3. Provides problem resolution, technical analyses, costs and resource estimates, work plans, workflow documentation, and progress reports on assigned projects. (EF)
4. Document network designs, problems, root cause analysis, and disaster plans.(EF)
5. Tune network systems to achieve optimal performance and reliability. (EF)

1. Practices good time management, good assessment in professional decision making, and helps minimize cost(s) by assisting and recommending solutions in achieving organizational objectives.
2. Work with Management to develop Bill of Materials for projects and tech refreshes. (EF)

1. Stay abreast of emerging technology trends and seek out innovative technologies that provide solutions to new ideas, trends, and concepts and improve workflow, production, efficiency, and effectiveness.
2. Assist in diagramming and design of network infrastructure. (EF)

This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science/programming or equivalent experience and education.

Minimum 6 years experience of progressive data network engineering experience.  Healthcare  and Project Management experience preferred.

CCIE recommended. CCNP or other Cisco professional certification required.  If a Sr. Network Engineer candidate has previously held a Cisco CCNP certification that is currently expired they must re-certify within 6 months of hire.
Once proof of initial certification requirements are cleared, further tracking of certification is not required.

Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.
Expert understanding of subnetting, VLAN's, and address schemas.
Expert knowledge of networking concepts and TCP/IP.
Expert experience with PCs, servers, and Cisco network switches.
Expert knowledge of routing. (i.e. gateway, subnet mask, RIP, EIGRP, IGRP)
Expert understanding of DNS, DHCP, and WINS protocols.
Expert understanding of WAN protocols.
Expert understanding of Voice protocols.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor – priority referral Protected Veterans requested.

Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist Hospital has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research.  Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist Hospital directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 67 operating rooms and over 6,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.


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