Network Engineer

Florida Crystals Corporation
West Palm Beach, Florida
Feb 22, 2024
Feb 23, 2024
Position Type
Alternative Fuels
Full Time
Organization Type
Florida Crystals is a leading domestic sugar producer and North America's first fully integrated cane sugar company, guiding our sugar from farm to table. We are America's first and only producer of certified organic sugar, grown and harvested in the United States. Our renewable energy facility is the largest of its kind in North America and provides clean energy that powers our sugar operations, which helps us reduce our use of fossil fuels. Florida Crystals also sustainably farms rice, sweet corn and other vegetables in rotation with our sugarcane. Our rice mill is the only rice mill in Florida.


The Network Engineer is responsible for implementing and maintaining the company's network infrastructure, resolving advanced support issues, managing project tasks and maintaining accurate inventory of network equipment. The goal of this position is to ensure the integrity of our high availability network infrastructure and to provide maximum performance for all endpoints. This position will be responsible for configuring network hardware, directing system installations with internal teams and vendors, documenting network equipment standards and processes and tracking inventory.


Maintain high level performance of network infrastructure through routine monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting. Hardware to include switches, routers, firewalls, wireless LAN controllers and access points.
Implement, maintain and recommend improvements to network configurations of firewalls, IDP, VPN, and other network security devices.
Collaborate with the Network Architect to evaluate and recommend new hardware and software purchases to enhance network operations
Develop and maintain concise network documentation and diagrams
Maintain inventory database and update as changes are made to equipment
Work with other IT teams and clients to assist with projects & initiatives, device maintenance, troubleshooting and support issues.
Cross-train with other members of the Network Engineering team.
Work collaboratively with other teams - security, architecture, operations technology, etc.
Track and ensure licenses, software, EOL project documents are up to date
Manage network project tasks/change control and coordinate scheduling changes and new implementations
Unified communication - Teams support and Telecom support
Monitor Network Performance and integrity - conduct regular network performance tests
Reporting - network status reports and updates on the status of projects to management and stakeholders


Extensive knowledge of the methods and procedures applicable to networking systems operation, installation and maintenance.
Skill in the development of specifications and evaluation of bids for the purchase of equipment and services.
Ability to prepare and present data and reports to support system and equipment improvements and/or replacement recommendations.
Ability to evaluate operational performance and implement changes; knowledge of project management techniques.
Ability to make decisions recognizing established precedents and practices and to use resourcefulness and tact in solving new problems.
Ability to exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Strong analytical and research skills; ability to ascertain priorities and meet deadlines and objectives.
Monitor network/system faults and performance, troubleshoot and resolve network/system problems, install network/system equipment and services, document network/system problems and resolution.
Must have strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to complete technical and administrative tasks on time
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Must be a strong team player.
Ability to manage and meet concurrent deadlines, goals and priorities.


Must be proficient in programming Cisco switches and routers to include configuration of IP Telephony.
Must be proficient in implementation of wireless networks to include configuration of Wireless LAN Controllers, CAPWAP, FlexConnect, EAP-TLS, RADIUS.
Strong knowledge and skills with Network protocol and security analysis tools, routing protocols, VLAN Security, and VPN
Preferred experience working with Windows networking applications including Active Directory, ISA, DHCP, DNS, and SNMP
Preferred experience with Python or other scripting languages
Will be required to have high availability, including evenings, weekends and holidays


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, related fields or 5+ years equivalent work experience
Professional certification - CCNA/CCNP/CCDP


West Palm Beach, FL


We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other category protected under federal, state, or local law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.