Job title: Senior Network Engineer
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Salary type: Annual
Salary from: AUD $120,000.00
Salary to: AUD $170,000.00
Location: Bibra Lake, WA
Job published: 28 Nov 2023
Job ID: 32370

Job Description

  • Flexibility - Hybrid working environment, can be mainly work from home
  • No micro management - Own and deliver your own networking projects end to end
  • Enterprise level work 500 - 5000 user companies
  • $120k - $170k plus super plus performance incentives
  • Office located in the southern suburbs

This one's for the true technicians. The master networking craftsman that loves to do things properly and at an enterprise level. It'll appeal if you're technically smart, like to be hands on with complex networks and prefer projects to admin or support. It's a consulting and implementation role for networking projects. Maybe you want to be more specialised on networks and infrastructure, and you want to be working on larger environments, bigger toys. Keep reading :)

The role is for an IT company based in the southern suburbs, where you'll be able to design and deliver your own networking projects to enterprise clients. Most projects you'll work on fairly autonomously but there are other network architects around to support you. Given this you'll need to be good around a client's boardroom table and easily explain the merits of a particular networking solution. It's not a pure pre-sales role, but it will involve explaining your solution to the client and implementing it as well. Each project is likely to take weeks or a few months from start to end. You won't get bogged down on one project or one environment for years on end. 


The primary requirement for this role is strong routing and switching skills with the ability to work with leading networking products from vendors.


Required skills:

  • Strong Routing and Switching skills with the ability to work with leading networking products from vendors such as Cisco, FortiNet, HP and DELL.
  • Site-to-Site IPSec VPN and DMVPN (implementation experience)
  • BGP/OSPF Routing 
  • Wireless Networking experience (Cisco, Aruba)


Optional skills:

  • SANs and Storage Fabric (iSCSI, Fibre Channel, Direct Attached SAS)
  • Redundant network fabric (VTL, vPC, MC-LAG)
  • Datacenter failover technologies (SAN replication, SRM)
  • SD-WAN Design (we primarily utilise Fortinet however have other technologies in production across our customer base)
  • VMware vSphere knowledge
  • Veeam Backup and Replication


In addition to strong technical skills, you'll need to be able to produce proposals, project plans, design documents and detailed “As Built” documentation. They do things properly, have good procedures in place and expect documentation to be done well. This is not a fly by night IT company but a highly professional, high achieving IT project services business with a strong reputation for delivering high quality IT projects. 



The following certifications will be highly regarded.


  • CCNA/CCNP Qualification
  • VMware VCP-DCV 2022 certification
  • Fortinet certifications
  • Other industry certifications will be highly regarded including but not limited to hardware vendor certification, CompTIA certifications, networking certifications etc.


This company punches well above their weight and is a go to provider for IT projects across networking, cloud, security and infrastructure for mid tier and government clients. It's an IT company with a technical leader who is so passionate about technology you're bound to love him and spend hours nerding out with him on the merits of various solution options for end clients.  Their clients are enterprises and government departments in various verticals and the solutions are always innovative and professional which adds to their reputation. They also do mining camp installations and all the gear that goes along with supplying communications in remote places. 

The engineer we're looking for is someone who'll fit in well to the technical culture of the place. You don't have to be a real senior architect level IT projects person right now (although that would be ideal), as you will be well mentored along the way, you will have to be able to let your passion for networks and infrastructure shine through though. You'll be a good communicator and someone that can work face to face with clients. While personality is important, it's technical passion that will see you fly through the interview with my client. Ultimately we're looking for someone who can do end to end network design and delivery at the mid tier to enterprise level for LANs and WANs, including carrier grade routing and switching. If you're not at that level yet then they'll get you there if you prove you have the potential.

We've placed plenty of people at this company and they love it and stay for a long time. The culture is based around flexibility and trust. You do your own projects and grow your skills accordingly. Once you're delivering and comfortable you have the flexibility to work from home while you manage your own time and your own projects. They don't do micro management here. There's no better way to grow your technical skills than delivering your own projects with support from other architects. 

So if you're ready for a new challenge, you've got great networking skills and a strong desire to learn more. Then I'd love to speak with you, apply now and we'll have a face to face or video chat and take things from there. 

Daniel Linden and the team @ Transparency IT