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Network Engineer II

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Network Engineer II is part of the Networking and Collaboration team and assists with deploying, supporting, and maintaining its physical and cloud network infrastructure. The Network Engineer works on a small team that is focused on modernizing the network to increase uptime, decrease overhead, and remove blockers to development.

Key Responsibilities

• Support daily operations of LAN, WAN, and traffic engineering for Foundation Medicine Offices/Labs and Colocation datacenters.

• Create documentation for infrastructure, processes, and procedures.

• Monitor the ticket queue and ensuring availability of network services.

• Patching for Moves, adds, changes, and new spaces.

• Maintain network security, Palo Alto Firewalls, and VPN.

• Deploy, maintain, troubleshoot wireless networks.

• Assist other technical groups to help deliver business critical projects.

• Participate in 24x7x365 on-call rotation.

• Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree or similar work experience

• 5+ years of experience in related field

Preferred Qualifications

• In-depth knowledge of routing protocols (BGP, and OSPF using BFD)

• Experience working with Cisco Catalyst chassis series switches (4500) and Cisco Nexus platforms

• Expertise in network security practices and technologies (ACLs, Palo Alto Firewalls, 802.1x, and Dynamic VLANs)

• Experience with high-speed networks (Gigabit, 10Gb, 100Gb connectivity)

• Experience with high-performance telecommunications networks (ENS and Point-to-Point)

• Experience working in a regulated environment (SOX, HIPAA, CLIA, FDA, and CAPA)

• Experience with network diagnostic, monitoring and analysis tools (SolarWinds, Wireshark)

• Proficiency in Amazon Web Services (Transit Gateways, Route53, Direct Connects, VPC)

• Prior Experience With the following is a Plus:

  • Ansible for Network Automation
  • NetBrain Maps
  • Python scripting
  • Traffic Engineering and Shaping with QoS
  • VoIP Networks

• Demonstrated understanding of a clinical lab environment

• Strong communication and documentation skills

• Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of privacy of patient data

• Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion


Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About the Company

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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