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Sea Mar Community Health Centers Senior Network Engineer in Seattle - South Park, Washington

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position(s):

Senior Network Engineer ? Posting #21080

Position Summary:

Full-time position available for our IT department in Seattle, the South Park area. The Senior Network Engineer will manage and own data communication architectures, topologies, hardware, software, transmission and signaling links and protocols into complete network configurations. Monitors protocol compatibility, performs system tuning, and makes recommendations for improvement. Develops integrated solutions to resolve highly complex technical and business issues. Assists in network planning and network architecture design and engineering. Performs network problem resolution and assists in the development and documentation of technical standards. Performs work that is highly complex and varied in nature.

The Senior Network Engineer requires senior level experience of technical and business knowledge in multiple disciplines/processes. Provides leadership in fostering teamwork and cooperation. Assists on special projects as well as additional duties and responsibilities as required. Works closely with the information security teams to ensure compliance with internal control policies and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understands the company's vision, mission, and strategy; understands business unit objectives and sets/accomplishes individual performance goals accordingly.

  • Serve as cornerstone for escalation of network issues, providing timely and effective responses to the business.

  • Maintain operational stability for Corporate and Branch level wired and wireless data networks.

  • Enhance availability of the network with highly available and redundant products, tools and technology.

  • Build and maintain standard network topology mappings.

  • Define, perform and maintain network backups and recovery procedures.

  • Plan, schedule and deploy network patches, fixes and upgrades.

  • Create, oversee and test network related security measures.

  • Monitor, alert and report against systems providing performance statistics and reporting.

  • Manage vendor partner relationships.

  • Making recommendations for resources required to maintain and/or expand service levels.

  • Define standards and implementation strategies for integrating disparate network environments from acquisition.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma required; BA/BS preferred or 7-10 years equivalent experience; Masters is a plus.

  • 5-7+ years of experience in related area of responsibility.

  • Expert knowledge in Cisco or Juniper router and switch technology.

  • Experience / certifications in Cisco technologies desirable.

  • Experience in an analytical position responsible for managing 50+ location enterprise environment preferred.

  • Expert knowledge for all the following protocols and technology: BGP, OSPF, SDWAN, HSRP/VRRP, DMVPN, GRE, DHCP, SMTP, NTP, DNS, Fiber Channel, SNMP.

  • Experience troubleshooting and diagnosing routing and switching issues.

  • Experience deploying and improving network performance tuning and monitoring tools.

  • Complete understanding of all layers of OSI model.

  • Experience in managing firewall and network security technology.

  • Linux/Unix experience a plus.

  • Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to present ideas in business, executive and associate friendly language.

  • Highly self-motivated and directed with keen attention to detail.

  • Ability to learn and follow established change management processes.

  • Experience in an ITIL environment a plus.

  • Maintain availability for On-Call rotation.

  • Must be able to develop and monitor annual budgets.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Constant reading, writing, speaking and understanding English.

  • Frequent use of interpersonal skills, teamwork, customer service and use of discretion.

  • Frequent need to solve practical problems in a variety of situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Must be able to generate and interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

  • Regular decision making, independent judgment, problem analysis.

Education and/or Experience:


  • High school diploma required; BA/BS preferred; Masters is a plus.

  • 5-7+ years of experience in related area of responsibility.


  • Experience with vendor management or 5 years fortune 500 sales/systems engineering

What We Offer:

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it?s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. Full-time employees working 30 hours or more, receive an excellent benefit package of Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Prescription coverage, Long Term Disability, EAP (Employee Assistance Program), paid-time-off starting at 27 days per year + 10 paid Holidays. We offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position, email Rich Dixon-M?Ricerd, IT Applications Manager at

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted on 01/05/2021

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