Sr. Network Engineer

Shift: Day
Schedule: Full - Time Regular

Ardent Health Services (AHS) is a national healthcare company headquartered in Nashville, TN. Our subsidiaries own and operate hospitals and multispecialty physician practices in three states. Ardent includes: 3 health systems with 14 hospitals, 2,194 licenses beds, 13,000 employees, and 3 physician groups with 270 employed physicians. Within the industry, we are noted for recognizing that every hospital is as unique as the community it serves. This in-depth understanding of how healthcare works at the local level is one of our great strengths.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Sr. Network Engineer with a focus on Wireless Networking.

The Sr. Network Engineer provides network engineering services for projects while maintaining and optimizing the data network infrastructure for Ardent Health Services.  This encompasses updating wired and wireless network documentation, conducting utilization studies and the establishment of fault notification procedures.  This position will work closely with other members of the Ardent technology team to support the overall mission of the company and its’ strategic business initiatives.

Essential Duties:

  • Design and Engineer the Cisco wired and wireless network infrastructure in Hospital, Office, and data center environments.
  • Support Network Engineers/Architects in design/implementation strategies.
  • Maintain documentation related to wired and wireless network layout.
  • Maintain security policies for the Cisco environment.
  • Ensure that requirements for high availability are in place for the Cisco environment.
  • Work with Other Network Engineers to develop and improve their skill sets in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Attributes (Underlying skills and abilities that enable the execution of duties and responsibilities)
  • Must have good communication skills: both oral and written.
  • Ability to work on multiple simultaneous projects
  • Attention to details
  • Ability to think outside the box on complex issues.
  • Must display the ability to be a team player and work well with employees at all levels.



  • Required-Associates’ degree in Information Systems / Computer Science or equivalent technical training.
  • CCNP Certification Required


  • Minimum of 4 years of experience working in Information Systems, preferably in the healthcare industry.
  • Minimum of 6 years’ experience with Cisco routing, switching with a strong focus on wireless products.
  • Configuration of Complex Routing protocols and High Availability WAN architecture.
  • Expert level configuration and troubleshooting experience with complex LAN Infrastructures, Ethernet, VoIP , MPLS, OSPF, and BPG networks. PVST, Ether-channel/Port Channel configuration, Dot1.Q Trunking, VTP.
  • High proficiency in the configuration and troubleshooting of advanced wireless networks including RF spectrum analysis, and interference remediation.
  • Radio Channel Planning, Wireless Bridging.
  • Cisco Nexus Architecture and configuration.

Additional Requirements

  • Highly Proficient in the operation and analysis of LAN and WAN packet captures, and Network Analysis.
  • Proficient with DNS, DHCP, WINS configuration and troubleshooting.
  • High proficiency with route summarization.
  • Cisco ASA Firewalls
  • Experience with implementing QOS/COS.
  • Experience with Cisco Unified Communications, Voice Gateways, and UCCx platforms highly desirable.