Network Architect /Senior Network Engineer

State of CT Judicial Branch   East Hartford, CT   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on January 12, 2023

Network Architect /Senior Network Engineer

State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch

East Hartford


The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is seeking a Senior Network Engineer (Information Technology Enterprise Specialist) for the Network and Security Operations unit. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for the implementation, support, maintenance, and administration of 70 remote locations and multiple active data centers. 


The qualified candidate will have hands-on experience in network operations and thorough knowledge of BGP, EIGRP, multicast, and spanning-tree. 


Duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Palo Alto firewall management and administration
  • Network maintenance (software and hardware upgrades)
  • High level complex network troubleshooting
  • Documentation of network problems and designs
  • Monitor network health and performance
  • Configuration and administration of security tools
  • Firewall configuration, administration, and maintenance
  • Experience with Palo Alto network firewall
  • Troubleshooting Imperva Security
  • Experience with Meraki, Cisco network switches
  • Tenable LCE and Nessus security vulnerability scanning tool
  • SIEM Analysis
  • Incident response participation
  • On call during non-working hours patching.


Qualified candidates will be proficient with:


  • PaloAlto firewall, Cisco hardware and software.
  • High level of experience with Panorama and log collectors.
  • Creating and managing firewall rules and policies.
  • Planning and processing upgrades on PA firewalls.
  • NGFW, Panorama, Global Protect, VM Series, App-ID, NAT, User-ID, SSL Decrypt, Wildfire.
  • Expert level experience with Cortex, XDR Pro, NTA, Data Lake, Autofocus, TIM.
  • High level data center design, implementation and troubleshooting experience.
  • Experience in multi ISP and advance BGP routing.
  • Cisco ISE advance level knowledge and troubleshooting.
  • Expertise Infoblox (for IPAM, DNS & DHCP).
  • Network security best practices hands on experience. 
  • Microsoft Azure networking experience.
  • Cisco Nexus 5k and 7K Switches.
  • Will have skills to audit LAN/WAN and security and document and recommend best practice.
  • Cisco DNAC configuration, implementation, and design.
  • scans and LCE.
  • Meraki WiFi design and implementation.
  • 802.1x NAC.
  • Imperva Firewalls.
  • Path Solutions, Scrutinizer, OpUtils.
  • Python Scripting.
  • Palo Alto Panorama operations.


Qualified candidates will possess the following:

  • Ability to perform risk assessments and investigate cyber security incidents.
  • Ability to understand vulnerabilities at a technical level.
  • Knowledge of hardware and software, networks, data centers, systems, and cyber security related issues.
  • Demonstrate experience in operation, administration, and management of Cisco QoS, FabricPath, OTV, EIGRP, BGP protocols.
  • Cisco Meraki Cloud based solution.
  • Knowledge of Cisco IOS, IOS-XE and NX-OS.
  • Experience with IPSEC/GRE tunnels.
  • Solid understanding of network fundamentals.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Demonstrate experience installing, configuring, and operation of network equipment.
  • Hands-on experience with network design and architecture.


In addition to the preferred qualifications, the successful candidate will have a positive attitude; proficient verbal skills; a collaborative approach to working in a close team environment; willingness to assist and share knowledge with peers and subordinates; strong writing skills, submit reports, proposals, and postmortem analyses.


Upon hire, hybrid remote work may be available. 

Salary Range: $100,844 - $149,805/year – plus State of Connecticut benefits.  Starting salary may be commensurate with experience. 


The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch offers its employees a top notch array of health and retirement benefits including but not limited to paid holidays, vacation, sick and personal leave, group life insurance, 457 Deferred Compensation, voluntary flexible spending account programs, discounted auto and home insurance policies and long and short term disability.  



General Experience: Ten (10) years of experience in information technology (IT), programming, systems/software development or another IT related field demonstrating a growing and broadening base of knowledge and experience.

Special Experience: Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been at the expert working level with responsibility for performing a full range of highly complex technical support functions.


 Substitutions Allowed:

  1. College training in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering or information technology related area may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling six (6) months of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor’s degree. 
  2. A Master’s degree in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering or information technology related area may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.  
  3. Relevant certification in management information systems, computer science, electrical engineering or information technology related area may be substituted for up to six (6) months of the general experience.   


SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Incumbents may be required to travel within the State in the course of their daily work.


Applications must be received by January 30, 2023.  Applications must be submitted through the on-line application site at: (CLICK BELOW). Resumes or paper applications will not be accepted.


Careers at the Branch play an essential role for the public and society.  Our meaningful, challenging, and interesting positions have a long-lasting effect that serves to advance justice and ultimately provides for the greater good of all. 

Please reference the posting number 23-4000-001