Council on Foreign Relations

Network Engineer

Information Services
New York


The Network Engineer will be responsible for maintaining and supporting physical and virtual network infrastructure including switches, wireless networks, firewalls, and network security appliances. 

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Deploy, configure, and support physical and virtual switches, wireless access points and controllers, firewalls and network security appliances
  • Perform maintenance tasks including updates, upgrades, and configuration modifications as needed
  • Identify network issues using various tools and methods while working with support teams
  • Responsible for network planning, design, implementation, and optimization
  • Implement and test disaster recovery scenarios
  • Assist in installing, maintaining, and upgrading Windows-based systems and servers
  • Work closely with IT administrators and security team to address any security related projects and issues


  • Bachelor’s degree (STEM)
  • Three or more years of relevant experience
  • CCNP certification or equivalent level of knowledge and experience
  • Firewall experience (Cisco, FortiGate, PaloAlto) required
  • Proficieny in routing and switching technologies
  • Familiarity with: DNS, DHCP, Active Directory, SSL Certificate, RADIUS, OSPF, VPN, 802.11x, NetFlow, SNMP, SIP, SAML
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; high attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; conveys information accurately and concisely
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team and independently, establishing priorities, and exercising sound judgment; thinks through all aspects of a problem clearly and logically with a focus on solutions
  • Ability to provide on-call help desk support one weekend per quarter
  • Wireless deployment and management experience a plus


Pay Range


$65,000 to $100,000 per year

Pay commensurate with experience and education

About CFR

Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is a leading nonprofit membership organization, research center, and publisher, with headquarters in New York, an office in Washington, DC, and programs nationwide. It is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. CFR's 5,000+ members are leaders in international affairs and foreign policy. CFR also publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent magazine on global issues, and provides up-to-date information about the world and U.S. foreign policy on its award-winning website,


The Council on Foreign Relations offers a benefits package that is among the best offered by nonprofit institutions today, including an award-winning health and wellness program, an on-site fitness center, and generous leave policies and health insurance programs.


The Council on Foreign Relations is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks candidates from a diverse background.


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