How to Hire a Network Engineer

Does your growing business need a Network Engineer? Network Engineers work to ensure all of a company’s users are able to access the internet and databases.

Here are some tips to help you find great Network Engineer candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Network Engineers search for Jobs on Indeed*

121,375

job seekers clicked on network engineer jobs

20,837

resumes from job seekers with network engineer experience on Indeed

6,293

network engineer jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $46.11 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $14.00$90.00 hourly
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Common
$14.00
$90.00

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Network Engineer?

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Network Engineer hire can help your business:

• Update, repair, or replace any outdated technology on the network
• Manage and maintain the company’s phone system
• Collaborate with third-party service vendors to ensure the network stays operational

Skills to look for in a great Network Engineer

A great Network Engineer candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• CCIE certification
• Experience in managing sophisticated computer networks
• Additional IT certifications
• Collaborative working style
• Extensive documentation capabilities
• Technical problem solving

Writing a Network Engineer job description

A thoughtful description can help find qualified Network Engineer candidates. A Network Engineer job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Network Engineer jobs, such as:

• Network Engineer
• Senior Network Engineer
• IT Engineer

Interviewing Network Engineer candidates

Strong candidates for Network Engineer positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Troubleshooting network connectivity issues
• Documenting and communicating network changes to employees
• Maintaining network security protocols

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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