Network Engineer

Job Description: 

Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL) seeks an experienced, collaborative Network Engineer to join our dynamic team in our efforts to support improving the efficiency and effectiveness of health care for Vermonters, and the state’s health care reform efforts. VITL operates the Vermont Health Information Exchange (VHIE), which enables Vermont health care organizations to efficiently exchange and access patient data.  VITL’s network currently includes connections to over 330 sites.

To deliver and enhance the services we provide, VITL is continuously expanding the data it collects, which requires secure, dedicated connections to all our participants. The Network Engineer secures, administers, and improves the physical and cloud computer networks that support our work. This position is responsible for working with all participating organizations, and our operations team, to design, implement, and manage new and existing connections. This individual is also responsible for the design, implementation, and management of VITL’s network footprint, which includes a cloud-first approach. As with all other members of the Information Technology team, this position is also responsible for the continuous development and implementation of VITL’s critical technical security program. The Network Engineer reports to the Director of Technology.


Responsibilities of this position are:

  • Fully support all aspects of the network, including firewalls, switches, and wireless networks
  • Design, implement, secure, and maintain IPSEC VPN tunnels to multiple customer endpoints
  • Configure corporate physical and virtual cloud firewalls
  • Design, implement, and execute network security maintenance regimens
  • Translate requirements into appropriate, compliant, and secure configurations
  • Monitor and improve network performance
  • Perform root analysis of any and all information security and network incidents
  • Develop and maintain complex network configurations
  • Analyze network schemas and configurations to make recommendations for security improvements
  • Utilize a structured methodology to plan and implement projects
  • Work with all levels of VITL staff and leadership, external consultants, the health care community, vendors, and customers to solve the needs of both internal and external VHIE clients
  • Mentor staff on certain projects and perform staff education on the various aspects of network security

This is a full-time permanent position requiring the following skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer networking, information systems, security, or related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience with complex computer networks
  • Deep understanding of network security, including next-generation firewalls, IPsec VPN, firewall and switch configuration, wireless, and network design
  • Extensive experience implementing security- and compliance-driven changes
  • Network architecture design experience, including network address translation and complex routing
  • Experience documenting networking schemas and security regimens
  • Knowledge of policy and procedure enforcement
  • Ability to prioritize, manage, and optimize highly detailed, demanding, and technical tasks
  • Team-oriented attitude, thrives in a collaborative environment
  • Positive and flexible work ethic, including a willingness to work after hours on occasion

Additional preferred skills:

  • Experience with cloud networks and security, specifically in Azure
  • Demonstrated business and clinical knowledge with experience in healthcare
  • Knowledge of Fortinet networking products
  • Ability to interpret vulnerability scan results, experience with scanning and penetration testing
  • Experience with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems
  • Knowledge of endpoint detection and response
  • Participant in disaster recovery and business continuity planning efforts
  • Willingness to occasionally perform system administration and user desktop support
  • Experience with policy and procedure development, review, and assessments
  • Demonstrated business and clinical knowledge with experience in healthcare
  • Carrier and vendor management experience

Vermont Information Technology Leaders, Inc. (VITL) is a nonprofit organization that advances health care reform in Vermont. VITL assists Vermont health care providers with adopting and using health information technology, to improve the quality of care delivery, to enhance patient safety and to reduce the cost of care. VITL is legislatively designated to operate the health information exchange (HIE) for Vermont, and is governed by a collaborative group of stakeholders including health plans, hospitals, physicians, other health care providers, state government, employers, and consumers. 


To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to No phone calls please.

Job Category: 
IT Infrastructure
Position Type: 
Full Time
Date Posted: 
December 28th, 2020