The New York Racing Association, Inc.

  • Network Engineer

    Job Locations US-NY-Ozone Park
    Aqueduct Racetrack (only)
    Position Type
    Full-Time Regular
  • Job Overview

    The Network Engineer’s role is to ensure the stability and integrity of in-house voice, data, video, and wireless network services. This is achieved by planning, designing, and developing local area networks (LANs) and wide area networks (WANs) across the organization. In addition, the Network Engineer will participate with the installation, monitoring, maintenance, support, and optimization of all network hardware, software, and communication links. This individual will also analyze and resolve network hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion and provide end user training where required.



     Responsibilities of the Network Engineer include but are not limited to the following:


    Strategy & Planning

    • Collaborate with management and department leaders to assess near- and long-term network capacity needs.
    • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, network mapping, processes, and service records.
    • Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery.


    Acquisition & Deployment

    • Design and deploy company LANs, WANs, and wireless networks, including servers, routers, hubs, switches, UPSs, and other hardware.
    • Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the networking industry.
    • Oversee new and existing equipment, hardware, and software upgrades.
    • Interact and negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.


    Operational Management

    • Configure networks to ensure their smooth and reliable operation for fulfilling business objectives and processes.
    • Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed.
    • Oversee installation, configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of end user workstation hardware, software, and peripheral devices.
    • Ensure network connectivity of all servers, workstations, telephony equipment and other network appliances.
    • Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.
    • Monitor and test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.
    • Participate in managing all network security solutions.





    Knowledge Required:


    • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or the equivalent.
    • At least five years of experience.
    • CCNA, CCNP required.
    • Proven experience and success with LAN, WAN, WLAN, and WWAN design and implementation.
    • Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices.
    • Strong, hands-on technical knowledge of network and PC operating systems.
    • Knowledge of telephony systems, including.
    • Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards.
    • Excellent hardware troubleshooting experience.
    • Competence with testing tools and procedures for voice and data circuits.
    • Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.
    • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
    • Knowledge in Firewalls and F5



    Personal Attributes

    • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
    • Able to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.
    • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
    • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
    • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
    • Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
    • Strong customer service orientation.
    • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment


    Degree of Structure/ Dealing with Uncertainty and Risk:


    • On-call availability.
    • Occasional travel to Data Center as needed, Hawthorn New York.
    • Occasional overnight travel to Saratoga Springs, NY, specifically around the opening of and during live racing (July/August 2019).
    • Must exercise sound judgment when addressing any issues with staff, employees and departmental supervisors;
    • This role requires working a Tuesday to Saturday schedule.



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