Network Engineer — WeWork

New York, NY
Full Time
Min. Experience

Company description

WeWork is the community for creators. We transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and tech so our members can focus on doing what they love. With 17 locations in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Boston, DC, and Seattle, we are expanding rapidly to new locations and markets, both domestically and internationally.

The success of WeWork is the result of a collaborative effort by a group of talented and outstanding team members who challenge convention at every opportunity and take pride in building community.

Job description & qualifications

The Network Engineer will be responsible for aiding the IT Infrastructure group with development and installation of technical solutions for any network need that may arise. The ideal candidate will be analyzing, designing, installing, configuring, maintaining and repairing the network infrastructure and application components. This position reports to the Principal IT Engineer.

The ideal candidate will be primarily responsible for ensuring the proper day-to-day operations of Wework’s network and VOIP telephony systems. The following highlights the daily responsibilities and experience required to be considered for the position:


  • Field incoming help requests from end users via both telephone and e-mail in a courteous manner
  • Monitors Help Desk Network Queue and resolves open tickets
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of Local Area Networking
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of DNS, Security, IP Routing, HTTP, VPN, Email Routing, etc.
  • Maintain Juniper MX/SRX routers, VPN, and Security appliances for access to vital business applications
  • Troubleshooting malfunctions of network hardware, telephones and security systems to resolve operational issues and restore services
  • Establishes network by evaluating network performance issues including availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency; planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment; defining network policies and procedures
  • Maintains network performance by performing network monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting network problems; escalating problems to vendor
  • Secures network by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation; maintaining documentation
  • Upgrades network by conferring with vendors; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential
  • Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Works closely with IT leaders and Network Engineers learning the IT Infrastructure
  • Provides networking technical support for wework field operations.
  • Sets up test environments to test new networking ideas or projects to improve our current Infrastructure


  • Technical, analytical and interpersonal skills required
  • Abstract thinking and the ability to work independently when required
  • 5+ year experience with Juniper Routers and Switches
  • 5+ years experience with Cisco Routers and Switches
  • Knowledge of Cloud based VoIP environments and support
  • Networking and troubleshooting skills on both Windows and Mac Operating Systems
  • Experience with Windows 2003/2008 Servers
  • Experience with Network Performance Tuning, LAN Knowledge, Network Design and Implementation
  • Experience with Data Center Infrastructure environments

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent experience is required
  • 5 years corporate experience in technical support
  • Hands on Juniper/Cisco Networking and troubleshooting experience required
  • Ability to manage multiple, often competing, priorities and tasks and follow through to completion on strict deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Friendly presence and helpful attitude; good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work overtime as needed during site build outs or major outages
  • Knowledge of Juniper and Cisco networking fundamentals including routing, TCP/IP, DNS & DHCP