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Network Engineer

A technical role for analytical problem-solvers.

What's it like to be a Network Engineer?

Network Engineers plan, develop and implement computer network and system services and troubleshoot problems related to them. They generally work as part of an IT team, where they test and document computer network behaviour, performance and security to ensure optimal performance.

Network Engineer

Tasks and duties

  • Install, configure, test and maintain new networks and related applications, servers and workstations Troubleshoot network problems.
  • Ensure network firewalls and security are up to date.
  • Prepare and maintain procedures and documentation related to computer networks.
  • Provide network programming in support of business needs.
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Useful traits for a Network Engineer include an analytical mind, the ability to learn new technologies quickly, an ability to follow processes, and strong documentation skills.

What can I earn as a Network Engineer?

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How to become a Network Engineer


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To work as a Network Engineer in Australia, you are generally required to have a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems or computer engineering. A Diploma of Network Engineering may provide the necessary training to gain access to entry-level roles.

  1. Complete an undergraduate degree, such as a Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Information Systems, or Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering.
  2. Achieve industry certifications such as Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP).

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Latest Network Engineer reviews

Latest reviews from 33 Network Engineers surveyed on SEEK
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Oct 2018
Being a network and security professional is arduous as it demands continuous progression in skills and knowledge but I love enjoy it as it acquaints you to lot more
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Technology (Engineering)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Network & Security
The good things
If you are passionate and willing to learn and wish to advance in this line of work then this field is vast and full of options. The technology is advancing day by day and future is in desperate need ...
The challenges
The biggest challenge is the pace, pace of change in technology which is bringing in new ventures. Different vendors are advancing so the network engineers at receiving end have to catch up, improve s...
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Oct 2018
Network Engineering is challenging but interesting at the same time..communication technology is driving everything, so you are part of the revolution.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Network Engineering
The good things
Challenging, learning and growing opportunity, intetesting
The challenges
Keeping skills updated, 24*7 sometimes, high expectation
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