Senior Network Engineer


Senior Network Engineer  (

Requisition ID

: 2300007J)



Company Overview

Nabors is a leading provider of advanced technology for the energy industry. With operations in about 20 countries, Nabors has established a global network of people, technology and equipment to deploy solutions that deliver safe, efficient and responsible hydrocarbon production. By leveraging its core competencies, particularly in drilling, engineering, automation, data science and manufacturing, Nabors aims to innovate the future of energy and enable the transition to a lower carbon world.


Nabors is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibiting discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  This applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.  To learn more about our Fair Employment practices, please refer to the Nabors Code of Conduct.




The Senior Network Engineer position performs work requiring a broad technical knowledge of multiple technologies or in-depth knowledge of one technology including its impact on other technologies.  Position serves as a technical resource requiring independence in evaluation and providing consultative technology guidance and input to standard procedures. Escalates issues as needed to the next level of engineer job progression.





  • Owns the roadmaps for their area(s) of the infrastructure. Develops complex technology plans considering future business needs and the integration with the overall strategic technology plan
  • Responsible for bringing new technical knowledge into the organization, raising the bar of technical expertise and providing input to strategic plans for the future of the infrastructure
  • Maintains a moderately complex technology or multiple infrastructure technologies to assure operational availability and process integrity; documents maintenance activities; and maintains effective security/backup systems
  • Monitors capacity, usage, and performance of assigned technologies; understands performance thresholds and analyzes and interprets data to determine issues; makes recommendations for changes and may implement agreed enhancements
  • Troubleshoots most problems within assigned area, providing fault isolation and resolution that may be complicated by technology interdependency; analyzes cross-technology/platform issues; may serve as back-up for another technology
  • Implements disaster recovery and contingency plans; participates in the development of plans for own area.
  • Gains an awareness and contributes to redundancy (elimination of single points of failure) and high availability (services are operational across a WAN) through routine administration tasks and factoring concepts into project planning and coordination
  • Identifies technical infrastructure requirements to support business needs; assess tradeoffs between business needs, technology requirements and costs; advises and presents resolution to client issues
  • Interacts with major providers at the technical team level to address issues of limited scope; identifies SLA situations
  • Designs, under direction of a senior colleague, basic infrastructure subsets; assists in the creation of technical standards
  • Builds assigned infrastructure systems, requiring the need for subset integration and an understanding of its purpose; performs systems testing and installation of new systems.  Performs quality assurance for subsets developed by less experienced colleagues
  • Manages projects within assigned area, usually of moderate size and typically lasting a year or less (e.g., upgrading a new system); participates in the development of RFPs and RFIs, formulates project plan and goals and submits for management approval; coordinates vendors, other technology colleagues, and relevant agency staff; tracks project progress
  • Anticipates future needs within own area; leverages historical knowledge and anticipated future direction, researches technologies/products and their impact on the infrastructure, including vendor future direction and potential obstacles (e.g., technology change, support issues); prepares a preliminary evaluation of technologies/products and associated costs; develops and presents recommendations
  • Provides technical guidance, trains, and may review the work of junior colleagues and peers to ensure work quality, assess problems, generate alternative solutions, and to contribute to departmental performance goals




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related fields
  • At least 7 years of relevant technical experience in engineer role or equivalent






  • Expert knowledge in multiple architectural domains
  • Expert knowledge in network design to include routing, switching, VoIP, datacenter and security
  • Extensive experience in EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, DNS, SNMP, SSL VPN, IPSec, DMVPN, MPLS, HSRP, TCP/UDP, and other internet associated protocols
  • Solid experience in network management, capacity planning, and redundant design for LAN / WAN / WLAN in a global enterprise infrastructure
  • IP addressing to include subnetting, route aggregation, and BGP route maps
  • Solid understanding of satellite networks implementations within the oil and gas industry
  • Design, architect, implement and managing Nexus 9k and 7k multiple VDC deployment
  • Cisco Leaf and Spine experience preferred but not required
  • Advanced level Cisco FTD configuration and management experience preferred but not required






  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Innovation
  • Safety
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Business Focus




  • Software Systems Infrastructure – Level Three
  • Capacity Planning and Management – Level Three
  • Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) – Level Three
  • Technology Architecture – Level Three
  • Emerging Technology – Level Three
  • IT Standards, Procedures, Policies – Level Three
  • Business Assessment – Level Three
  • Performance Measurement and Tuning – Level Three
  • Information Management – Level Two
  • Product and Vendor Evaluation – Level Three





  • Office environment
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and use hands. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision and distance vision.



: IT

Primary Location

: United States Of America-Texas-Houston-(Nabors Corporate Services) Houston Office

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