Providence Health & Services Senior Wireless Network Engineer in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Senior Wireless Network Engineer to Providence Health & Services in Renton WA, Seattle WA, Spokane WA, Portland OR, Beaverton OR, Missoula MT, Burbank CA OR Torrance CA.

We are seeking a Senior Wireless Network Engineer to join our team. The ideal candidate will have in-depth technical and enterprise-class experience designing and supporting wireless networks in a large health care environment. The candidate will be part of a team of senior network engineers and architects responsible for all network designs and standards implemented across the PSJH (Providence St. Joseph Health) system. The position will report to the Data Network Engineering Manager in PSJH Information Systems. The Wireless Network Engineer is responsible for planning, designing and implementing new wireless and LAN technology within the local and wide area infrastructure for all data, voice and network services. The incumbent performs all duties in a manner that promotes Providence mission, values, and philosophy. In all aspects, he/she serves as a role model for the values and mission of the organization.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Assists in development and maintenance of wireless network standards, procedures, and performance requirements for the enterprise infrastructure network environment.

  • Designs the required business and technical configuration management processes to ensure network standards compliance across the enterprise. Assists in evaluating system designs, provides and implements recommendations to improve performance, productivity, functionality and decrease rework and duplication. Participates in key process improvements for all network environments throughout the organization. Coordinates network device configuration and management. Ensures that network devices comply with established policies, standards, licensing agreements, and configuration guidelines. Creates and maintains accurate technical and procedural documentation for support of voice and data systems.

  • Partner with technical support staff to meet or exceed network service level goals. Maximize network service performance, and quickly resolve network outages escalated the network engineering. Participate in on call duties as assigned.

  • Partner with business leaders and other key stakeholders to ensure wireless network services are meeting the needs of the PSJH ministries. Assists in the design and review of new data, voice and/or telephony deployments. Defines and implements strategies for integrating data, voice and telephony technologies. Coordinates with data network engineering, data center engineering, voice communication, and business application functions to ensure availability, reliability, and scalability of the network to meet corporate objectives.

  • Ensure wireless network designs and processes are in place to secure and protect the wireless network. Establish wireless network designs that comply with regulatory requirements. Provides input to policies, procedures and technologies (including firewalls) to ensure enterprise network security. Implements network infrastructure equipment with the highest degree of security to protect the business and clinical information of the organization.

  • Collaborate effectively and consistently with peer network Engineers and Architects. Assists in coordinatation of integrated systems integrity between users of Information Services and third party software vendors or programmers. Participates in the development and adherence to project schedules.

  • Constantly update networking job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining professional social networks, and participation in professional organizations. Displays a professional attitude and demeanor when working with organizations external to the team, providing a positive attitude and customer centric approach. When required to travel for Providence, professionalism is displayed at all times.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • 7 years Enterprise LAN/WAN network design and support.

  • 5 years Enterprise wireless network design and support.

  • 5 years Network application performance tuning.

  • 5 years Information Technology support in a large enterprise (health care environment preferred).

  • 3 years Real-time application (VoIP, Video, etc…) wireless network design and support.

  • TCP/IP networking, 802.11x WLAN design and support, RF spectrum analysis, LAN/WAN routing, Layer 2 switching, WLAN controller design and support, advanced network troubleshooting skills, advanced engineering documentation skills (topology and architectural diagrams, engineering guides, etc...), technical presentation skills, business solution mapping, function as a mentor and technical leader to less experienced IT staff.

  • Wide application of principles, theories and concepts of the TCP/IP protocol suite, LAN/WAN technologies, switching, routing, structured cabling, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP and Telephony technologies.

  • Comprehensive understanding of issues/concerns related to networking and/or telecom.

  • Ability to methodologically and effectively troubleshoot and resolve solutions to a wide range of IOS, hardware, and connectivity failures. Able to provide solutions that are imaginative, thorough and practicable.

  • Ability to provide assistance to level 1 and 2 staff as a first point of escalation during problem resolution.

  • Advanced understanding of when and how new and emerging technologies would solve a technical problem or enhance operational support services and the delivery of quality customer support services.

  • Expert-level, demonstrated understanding of and practical experience with TCP/IP protocol suite, LAN/WAN technologies, switching, routing, structured cabling, firewalls, VPNs, VoIP and Telephony technologies.

  • In depth understanding of and experience with real-time, interactive communications protocols and technologies, such as VoIP and telephony.

  • In depth knowledge with all data/voice/video products provided by telecom vendors.

  • In depth expertise of how applications and servers operate and impact network performance.

  • In depth expertise of the principles of project management, and ability to act as a project manager in order to complete tasks.

  • In depth expertise in the security issues/concerns related to networking and/or telecom.

  • Skill in acting as subject matter expert in domains to all network engineers and management team.

  • Expert ability to translate customer connectivity requirements into a well-formed, designed solution, and coordinate the implementation of the solution.

  • Expert in 802.11x wireless technology and RF spectrum analysis.

  • Advanced Avaya, Cisco and/or Juniper certifications required for level 4/SME.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelors Degree equivalent educ/experience.

  • Telecommunications related certifications and/or Low Voltage license.

  • ITIL certification.

About the department you will serve.

Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Information Technology

Location: Oregon-Portland

Other Location(s): California-Torrance, Oregon-Portland, Oregon-Beaverton, Washington-Spokane, Washington-Renton, Washington-Seattle, Montana-Missoula, California-Burbank

Req ID: 170912