Network Engineer Sr

Waste Management, Inc.
April 3, 2021
Houston, TX
Job Type


Equal Opportunity Employer : Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), a Fortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste and environmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to a foundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WM serves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial and municipal markets throughout North America through a network of collection operations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-based energy production projects.

I. Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, provides voice and data network engineering for hardware and/or software, design, planning and implementation of complicated computer networks to meet business needs. Provides support for complex networks in regards to planning, configuration, and optimization. Evaluates, designs, and maintains existing or proposed products/systems.

II. Duties and Responsibilities include the following. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Other ancillary duties may be assigned.

  • Plans, forecasts, identifies and implements resource requirements for complex voice and data network systems (including wireless and VoIP).

  • Contributes in more complicated network planning, network architecture design and engineering.

  • Manages cost/billing, installation, and support of network communication solutions.

  • Designs complex network configurations (integrating communication architectures) to maximize the sharing of applications, information, and resources across the company.

  • Provides users with advanced network technical support and solutions, and responds to needs and questions of users concerning access to network resources.

  • Evaluates new software and existing products/systems and resolves network problems as they occur.

  • Develops and documents technical standards and interface applications.

  • Provides ongoing information to management, customers, and peers regarding enhancements and innovations.

  • Monitors and performs network troubleshooting to isolate and resolve complex or ambiguous network problems.

III. Supervisory Responsibilities

May coach and mentor less-experienced personnel and act as team leader on systems projects.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualifications necessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

Required : Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MIS, or similar area of study. Five years of previous experience required. Four years of related experience may substitute for the Bachelor’s degree.

Preferred : Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or MIS and five or more years of related experience.

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

None required.

Preferred : Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE), or Avaya PBX Administration Certification.

C. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities Required

Advanced knowledge or skills in one or more of the following is required :

  • Knowledge and understanding of Load Balancing, Firewalls, and IPS’s.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Cisco networking gear.

  • LAN/WAN systems, networks, and applications.

• Analytical, technical and problem-solving skills and abilities.

• Demonstrated project management skills.

• Excellent customer service skills.

• Vendor/account management.

• Avaya solutions.

• Frame Relay, ATM, MPLS and/or VPN.

• Ability to communicate and articulate information to all levels of the organization (including but not limited to : technical and non-technical personnel, outside vendors, and Senior Leadership).

D. Other Knowledge, Skills or Abilities that Contribute to Success

May require advanced skills in one or more of the following :

• Experience designing and implementing MPLS converged networks.

• Involvement and implementation of large-scale voice and data network design.

• UNIX operating systems.

• Scripting.

• Cabling/data center hardware and design.

• Ability to manage multiple tasks.

V. Work Environment and Essential Functions

Listed below are key points regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. [Note : the following is defaulted for office setting position]

  • Required to use motor coordination with finger dexterity (such as keyboarding, machine operation, etc) most of the work day;

  • Required to exert physical effort in handling objects less than 30 pounds rarely;

  • Required to be exposed to physical occupational risks (such as cuts, burns, exposure to toxic chemicals, etc) rarely;

  • Required to be exposed to physical environment which involves dirt, odors, noise, weather extremes or similar elements rarely;

  • Normal setting for this job is : office setting.


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K, and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Personal Days. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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