Senior Network Engineer

Job Requisition #: JR71147

End Date: 3/29/2024

Location: Wilmington, Delaware

Position Type: IT & Technical Operations

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Are you interested in shaping the future of healthcare and providing exceptional health experiences to our community? The ChristianaCare IT Network Services is currently seeking a Senior Network Engineer to support our wireless network infrastructure projects. Join the ChristianaCare family for endless personal and professional growth opportunities while collaborating alongside our development and clinical experts to create innovative solutions that positively impact our community's health and well-being.

Primary function:

As a Senior Network Engineer, your primary role involves designing, and implementing network solutions, particularly focusing on Extreme Networks hardware, for routing and switching. You will be responsible for maintaining and optimizing network performance, including troubleshooting and resolving complex issues. A significant part of your role includes managing network security, ensuring data protection through robust security protocols. You will provide technical leadership, guiding project management and mentoring junior staff. Additionally, you will collaborate with vendors, manage network capacity planning, and develop disaster recovery strategies. Staying ahead of the latest networking technologies and trends, especially in relation to Extreme Networks best practices. Ensuring Network efficiency and reliability are at the forefront of this role's responsibilities, working toward minimizing downtime and ensuring stable operations of our Infrastructure. This role does require some on-site work, and it is a hybrid role.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Design, implement, and manage network solutions using Extreme Networks routing and switching equipment (Universal switches, Core Fabric familiarity)
  • Ensure network performance by conducting network monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning, troubleshooting network problems, escalating problems to vendor.
  • Secure network systems by establishing and enforcing policies and defining and monitoring access.
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
  • Collaborate with team members and other departments to meet company needs and objectives.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, Information Technology, or related field, or work experience equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in network engineering, with specific experience in Extreme Networks hardware.
  • Solid grasp of networking protocols (e.g., IPSEC, HSRP, BGP, OSPF, 802.11, QoS), and a familiarity with Extreme Core Fabric.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Superb communication and teamwork skills.

Preferred skills:

Certifications in network engineering (e.g., Extreme Switching, Extreme Campus Fabric, Extreme Cloud IQ - Site Engine, or Extreme Control).

ChristianaCare Offers:

  • Full Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, etc.
  • Two retirement planning offerings, including 403(b) with company contributions
  • Generous paid time off with annual roll-over and opportunities to cash out
  • 12 week paid parental leave
  • Tuition assistance
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • Dynamic and supportive work environment.
  • Incredible Work/Life benefits including annual membership to, access to backup care services for dependents through Care@Work, retirement planning services, financial coaching, fitness and wellness reimbursement, and great discounts through several vendors for hotels, rental cars, theme parks, shows, sporting events, movie tickets and much more!


EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.


ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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