Network Engineer

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Natural Resources Defense Council

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New York City, NY, United States

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30+ days ago

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is a non-profit environmental advocacy organization. We use law, science, and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet's wildlife and wild places and to ensure the rights of all people to clean air, clean water, and healthy communities. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations. Today, our staff of more than 700 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy advocates, communications experts, and others work across the United States and internationally from our offices in New York; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Santa Monica; San Francisco; Bozeman, Montana; and Beijing

Position Summary

NRDC is seeking a Network Engineer to join the Information Technology - Systems team in our New York office. You will be a part of a small but growing team of 20, currently based in New York; Washington, DC; San Francisco; Los Angeles; Chicago; Bozeman, Montana; and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Although we are geographically distributed, we enjoy close working relationships and collaborate continuously on a wide range of projects and activities that support and advance our business strategy.

The IT team is a diverse and vibrant group dedicated to ensuring NRDC’s systems are reliable, our applications support the business, and our users are proficient. NRDC’s culture is respectful of flexibility, work/life balance and personal relationships, both within IT and NRDC overall. The IT team seeks to ensure continuous employee development through on-the-job and formal training.

The Network Engineer’s role is to ensure the stability, integrity, and efficient operation of the information systems that support core organizational functions. This is achieved by monitoring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing local and wide-area networks, core systems, and associated operating systems. The Network Engineer will also be responsible for implementing and monitoring security solutions in order to manage and mitigate risks, meet business objectives, and the policies and procedures of NRDC. The Network Engineer will apply proven communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve issues. In addition, this role is responsible for organizing highly complex activities for IT implementation of infrastructure project initiatives and security initiatives.
  • Design, build, configure, implement, maintain and provide support of Cisco all networking equipment and services.
  • Manage and support wired and wireless infrastructure as well as cloud infrastructure.
  • Install computer networks such as local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), the Internet, intranets, and other data communications systems.
  • Install, configure, maintain and test server hardware, handle all phases of migrations and upgrades.
  • Support anti-spam, antivirus, web filtering and remote access solutions.
  • Identify and institute solutions for efficiency and to proactively improve the corporate infrastructure. Undertake routine preventative measures and implement, maintain and monitor network security.
  • Develop, implement and follow system standards, policies and procedures.
  • Conduct investigation and resolution of complex security problems.
  • Understanding of good project management methodology.
  • Provide 24 x 7 on-call support on a rotational basis.
  • Maintain awareness of and evaluate forward-looking technologies.
  • Create and maintain infrastructure diagrams and documentation.
  • Ongoing knowledge sharing and peer training.
  • Manage system back up.
  • Act as an escalation point for matters concerning server and network infrastructure.
  • Must be available for onsite work in NRDC's New York offices
  • 7+ years of direct engineering and design experience expertise in networking
  • Cisco Nexus and access switches, firewalls, ISE, Prime, FirePOWER, LiveAction, VMware, Citrix, PRTG, Dynamics GP.
  • LAN Knowledge, Proxy Servers, Networking Knowledge, Network Design and Implementation, Network Troubleshooting, Network Hardware Configuration, Network Performance Tuning
  • Active Directory, MS Exchange and Office 365, VoIP, QoS.
  • Group Policies, security configuration and patching.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or IT is highly desired.
  • Ability to work on multiple project timelines, deliverables, and information requests for all functions within the IT Department.
  • Excellent communication and strong interpersonal skills needed to team well with peers, customers, project managers, and vendors.
  • Commitment to NRDC’s values and mission.
NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming diverse voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

We offer competitive salaries,
excellent benefits , and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and is commensurate with skills and experience. For this position, the salary is $120,000 to $140,000.

As a science-based organization, NRDC aims to do our part to help contain the COVID-19 public health crisis. For the sake of health, safety and equity, we ask that people be vaccinated unless they have an approved medical or religious accommodation or other exemption in accordance with state and local law. We consider a person to be vaccinated two weeks after receiving one full course of a CDC-approved vaccine. In accordance with state or local law, new hires will be asked to attest to vaccination, those wishing to do so may request medical or religious accommodations or other exemptions via NRDC Employee Relations. NRDC treats all vaccine-related data confidentially, in keeping with local, state and federal laws.

Since March 2020, NRDC’s offices have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You will be associated with one of our offices, but until circumstances allow us to re-open, we will continue to support NRDCers with remote working arrangements.

To apply, visit and upload your résumé and cover letter. Please mention where you saw this posting and upload any additional materials that showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of applications, we will contact only those candidates we would like to interview. Please no phone calls, emails, or in-person résumé drop-offs.

If you experience technical problems while applying or if you are a person with a disability and need assistance applying online, please reach out to iCIMS Customer Care at 1-800-889-4422.

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