Fort Worth, Texas


A seasoned IT professional, providing advanced proficiency within the Network Engineering family developing and applying technical expertise and leadership in two or more IT disciplines that support Cook Children’s technical infrastructure. This includes technologies, systems, networks, data architectures, capacity planning, performance management, security and configuration management. Jobs in this family are responsible for developing, testing, maintaining, installing, and/or deploying technologies. In addition, they are responsible for the establishment, development, and promotion of standard architectures, as well as hardware and software components. This role provides consulting services to application development teams and/or customers regarding technologies and the application of specific technology standards.

Responsibilities include: Configures, tests, and maintains LAN/WAN equipment and related services. Identifies, diagnoses, and resolves network problems. Create and maintain comprehensive documentation for all implemented networks. Liaison with 3rd parties, customers and internal teams to ensure completion of tasks. Prepares technical solutions proposals and budgetary estimates. Analyze and rectify complex faults on the network to meet defined service levels. Support network investigation/performance routines to ensure network availability. Perform complex configuration changes. Maintain and support company’s LAN/WAN environment. Implement complex hardware and software upgrades. Analyze, create and report on project implementation plans. Assist in the coaching and technical assessment of staff to aid development. Participate in 24x7 on-call rotation. Maintain and extend technical skills and knowledge in order to remain proficient in the role. Obtain and maintain required certifications.

Disciplines for this job description include:Network design,Equipment specification,VPN installation/configuration,Diagramming and documentation,Project planning,Capacity planning,Switch installation /configuration,Lead support response team,VPN client configuration,Procedure development,VPN design,Technology refresh planning,Router installation/ configuration,VLAN planning, Network Trouble shooting,Network performance monitoring,LAN/WAN support response,Project budgets.


  • Position requires at least 7 years of direct experience and a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • 7 years of Cisco networking experience highly preferred.

  • CCNA/CCNP Cisco certification is preferred.

  • A BA/BS degree in IS or Business is preferred.

Cook Children's is an EOE/AA, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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Fort Worth, Texas

About Cook Children's Cook Children's Health Care System embraces an inspiring Promise – to improve the health of every child in our region through the prevention and treatment of illness, disease and injury. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, we’re proud of our long and rich tradition of serving our community.

Our not-for-profit organization is comprised of eight companies, including our Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health Company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation.  With more than 60 primary, specialty and urgent care locations throughout Texas, families can access our top-ranked specialty programs and network of services to meet the unique needs of their child.

For nearly 100 years we’ve worked to improve the health of children from across our primary service area of Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties. We combine the art of caring with leading technology and extraordinary collaboration to provide exceptional care for every child. This has earned Cook Children's a strong, far-reaching reputation with patients traveling from around the country and the globe to receive life-saving pediatric care.

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