Senior Network Engineer

King County
Temporary 40-per week $113,235 - $143,520 Per year WA Seattle Information Technology, 700 5th Ave #2700, Seattle, WA 98104, United States Apply before 7/7/2024 11:59


Yes, this is government, but we'll surprise you in how we break from the stereotypical mold. King County is driving to become the best run government in the country. For King County Department of Information Technology (KCIT) that means pushing the County forward through innovation and optimization. We're committed to helping our customers and our constituents get solutions that help them do their job or do life easier. That's where you come in.
KCIT is seeking a Senior Network Engineer. The Senior Network Engineers are a highly skilled and experienced group of IT professionals responsible for the implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of the company's network infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of networking concepts and technologies, as well as strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
King County Department of Information Technology (KCIT)
KCIT provides the building blocks for many of our region's most critical services. As a business solutions partner, we collaborate with 18 other King County departments to develop products and services that better serve the needs of our customers and our community. Visit to learn more.KCIT was recently recognized for its vision, strategy, innovation, and collaboration as the first-place recipient in the 15th annual Digital Counties Survey. In the past 11 years, KCIT has also earned multiple top 10 Digital County honors from the Center for Digital Government. With a record of success, KCIT focuses on delivering smart technology solutions and innovative information technology to support customers building stronger communities.

Job Duties

  • Plan, implement and maintain upgrades/updates/fixes for core operating systems and their related components following industry best practices, without negative impact to the overall availability and reliability of the enterprise systems/networks.
  • Perform operational and administrative functions to ensure continuous operations of enterprise systems by performing monitoring of systems, applications and networks, using tools for verification of services, and detecting, reporting, escalating, and correlating events to determine customer impact and document anomalies according to established procedures.
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting for IT incidents, service requests, and computer operations management, this position will evaluate, prioritize, correlate alerts and events, document and triage IT incidents to respond promptly and proactivity to minimize end-user impact.
  • Provide technical leadership and mentoring to journey-level engineers.
  • Act as the liaison between vendors, technical support hot lines and departments to resolve complex systems or network problems.
  • Perform troubleshooting of network routers, switches and other endpoint devices to establish connectivity and existing tools according to established procedures.
  • Perform the installation, removal and positioning of computer equipment and cabling in the Data Center; ensure availability of resources required to add new equipment. Respond to customer requests for equipment adds/moves/changes.
  • Perform space planning and installation for servers and related equipment. Electrical audit and planning.
  • Create standard operating procedures and technical documentation for assigned systems.
  • Assist with leading the testing of services after change management is implemented.
  • Assist with physical security measures, such as performing security audits.
  • Provide a high level of professional, quality customer service at all times.
  • Enter requests utilizing the IT Service Center ticketing system and evaluate, categorize and prioritize requests.
  • Document and enter actions taken and decisions made. Refer tickets to other analyst groups and subject matter experts.
  • Follow security processes and understand how they apply to this role.
  • Ability to communicate instructions and information effectively in a manner appropriate to the technical knowledge of the audience.
  • Ability to promote and follow county business policies and procedures, county IT policies, standards and guidelines, and IT Service Center goals and objectives.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including strong interpersonal skills, with a focus on relationship building, listening, and questioning skills.
  • Strong computer troubleshooting, analysis, research, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field.
  • 5 years of experience in a network engineering or IT support role.
  • Strong knowledge of networking concepts and technologies.
  • Experience with network troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Experience with SCADA or equivalent control systems. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with customers, gaining their trust and respect.
  • Excellent written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to correspond verbally and in writing to customers and coworkers at all levels. Ability to clearly articulate technical issues to a wide audience and maintain procedural documentation.
  • Ability to prioritize customer-reported issues, recognizing critical issues and anticipating and adjusting for problems and roadblocks. Manages the work and sets priorities in a well-planned and organized manner.
  • Skilled in handling multiple competing priorities, using time effectively and efficiently.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License or ability to obtain one
Desirable Experience 
  • 5-years or more experience in an IT role, performing the administration and maintenance of enterprise network systems according to established industry best practices with the customers in mind.
  • 3-years or more experience implementing enterprise networks including wide area and local area network technologies.
  • 2-years or more experience in current configuration management of Cisco routers, Cisco switches, and security tools and appliances.
  • At least 1-year experience in reading and interpreting architectural designs, technical specifications and other technical documents.
  • At least 1-year experience in current engineering and monitoring tools.
  • ITIL Foundation Certification
  • Microsoft Certification
  • Network certifications (CCNA, CCNP, CCIE, CISSP) or equivalent experience 

Supplemental Information

Hybrid Work The work associated with this position will be performed through a combination of onsite work and teleworking as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours.
King County has a robust collection of to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work in this department's hybrid environment.  
This position is estimated for a duration of 2 years.

This position is represented by Protec1`7 Information Technology 
Classification: IT Production Engineer-Senior - 7130800

King County offers a robust benefits package to support you and your family in a variety of ways. To learn more about the benefits offered here, please click on the Benefits tab or click here: .
Work Schedule
This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not overtime-eligible. Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek, normally 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Alternative work schedules may be considered.  

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Are you ready to APPLY!?

The recruitment for this position is open to all qualified candidates. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies. A completed King County Application and Resume are required for consideration. Applications submitted without all material will not be considered. 

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Shannon Hoeper, shoeper or 206-263-6957.