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Sr Network Engineer

Boys Town National Research Hospital Omaha, NE

Boys Town and Boys Town National Research Hospital are changing the way America cares for children and families. As one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country, and one of the leading research hospitals in the country, Boys Town is currently looking for a Senior Network Engineer who has solid experience and expertise with Firewalls. In addition, you will provide complex design, configuration, and hands on engineering technical expertise to work Service Desk tickets and support other networking needs of the organization. Leads and performs a mix of troubleshooting, equipment installs, design, configuration, and maintenance at all Boys Town LAN/WAN locations.


Leads the design and installation of physical equipment, to include access points, switches, routers, firewalls, network appliance hardware and connections, to support complex networks utilized by all Boys Town business units.

  • Works in data centers, wire closets, and equipment rooms. Analyzes business needs, designs, and sets standardization of rack layouts, equipment placements, cable management, and uplinks to other equipment. Instructs other teams of the best locations to install equipment to use all needed network connections.
  • Guides networking team members to troubleshoot, implement, and problem solve issues.
  • Interacts with users and management presenting status and expectations of network, operations, and computer technical issues.
  • Monitors, diagnoses, and controls network activity using industry standard hardware and software tools.
  • Creates and maintains documentation of all installed and supported systems in use by network operations using drawing, documentation, and database tools, this includes network diagrams for buildings, systems, infrastructure, computers, network fiber, and copper distribution systems.
  • Interacts and coordinates activities with data service providers regarding network circuits and provider equipment.
  • Responsible for maintaining computer network systems, wired and wireless network equipment, networking infrastructure, computers, Internet connections, and video systems.
  • Responsible for maintaining network and building documentation using drawing, documentation, and database tools.
  • Collaborates within network operations to develop and execute major projects that span the organization and consider long-term needs.
  • Travels to various Boys Town locations as needed.


  • Expert level knowledge with IP internetworking, LAN switching, WAN circuits and protocols, dynamic IP routing protocols, firewalls, virtualization technologies, and interfacing with carriers to manage circuit delivery. Routing protocols to include EIGRP, BGP, and OSPF and Firewalls to include Palo Alto.
  • Knowledge of installing, configuring, managing, and maintaining Palo Alto Firewalls in a HA installation.
  • Firewall knowledge to include experience with:
    • Expert in rules, organization, prioritization, consolidation, and cleanup
    • App-ID, Device-ID, User-ID, and Cisco ISE SGTs to build policies
    • Managing using Panorama and integrating with log collectors
    • Use of Palo in Azure and in an East/West ACI configurations
    • Zone Security, Security and NAT Policies
    • BTB VPN setup and management
  • Knowledge of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure, both Network Centric and Application Centric. Experience with discovering ports and protocols used by applications to build policy to provide enhanced security.
  • Use of Cisco DNA Center and Cisco ISE. Experience building policy, creating templates, configuring network equipment using automation, and provide an improved user experience.
  • Ability to demonstrate and describe networking fundamentals, and to provide guidance to other members of network operations.
  • Professionalism and interpersonal skills and Problem solving and creative thinking to analyze and evaluate results and formulate proactive solutions for problem resolution.


  • Bachelors degree in a computer related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in information technology, computer networking, or a related area required.
  • Ability to provide own transportation (mileage reimbursed) to complete travel requirements of the job required.
  • On-call rotational to provide support participation required.


  • Experience with wired and wireless systems preferred.
  • Cisco CCNA certification or other Network or Security related certifications preferred.
  • Other Duties: This job description incorporates the essential functions and duties required for this position. However, other duties may be required and assigned at times and as determined by a supervisor to meet the needs of the organization.
  • Serves as a role model in carrying out activities and behaviors that reflect the values and principles of the Boys Town mission.

Diversity is more than a commitment at Boys Townit is the foundation of who we are and what we do.

At Boys Town, we cultivate a culture of inclusion for all employees that respects their individual strengths, views, and experiences. We believe that our differences enable us to be a better team one that makes better decisions, drives innovation, and delivers better business results.

About Boys Town:

Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.

Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.

This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.

Date Posted March 30, 2024
Date Closes April 29, 2024
Requisition REQ-2024-3259
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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