Network Engineer


Network engineers are responsible for implementing, maintaining, and supporting communication data networks such as local area networks (LANs), intranets and extranets, within an organisation or between organisations.

Nature of the job

The ultimate goal of the job is to ensure the data network is always up and running with minimum downtime as companies’ daily operations depend heavily on their computer networks. That said, the job can be stressful, especially when things go wrong. You need to be able to identify the root cause of the issue quickly, and deliver the fix within the shortest time frame possible. It also means that on top of the normal 9-5 working hours, you may often be called in the evenings or weekends to resolve technical problems. However, this responsibility is usually shared out on a rotation basis.

You may work internally as part of a company’s IT support team, or externally as a consultant working with clients.

Your reward = fixed pay + annual bonus + job satisfaction (that money can’t buy!)

Job Description
  • Design or improve network system configuration
  • Troubleshoot network problems and outages, be it remote or on site
  • Schedule maintenance/ upgrades
  • Secure network systems by establishing and enforcing policies
  • Any ad hoc tasks that may be assigned from time to time

Career Progress: Junior Engineer > Senior Engineer > Design Consultant/ Engineering Manager