Senior Network and Systems Engineer

Redwood City, California, United States | Technical Services | Full-time | Partially remote


About Us and the Position 

At Knowing Technologies (KT) our aim is clear: Propelling schools forward with a high-impact instructional technology program and high-performance infrastructure. We specialize in equipping schools with the tools needed to build teacher confidence, create educational experiences students crave, and stay competitive, saving time and eliminating wasteful overspending. Since 2010, our team of motivated former educators and technology architects helps customers solve problemsfrom complex network engineering to critical instructional designso educators can focus on what’s most important: teaching and learning. 

Not your typical managed service provider, our service delivery model takes a proactive planning and relationship-centered approach to create technology solutions that are not only secure and reliable, but also give schools more responsive to their missional and instructional needs. And when technology hardware, systems, or processes fail, as they inevitably do, we employ our multi-tiered support system, fine-tuned to the needs of schools, to identify the cause and quickly resolve such matters. There are times, however, when the problem is especially difficult. It’s in these times that the Senior Network and Systems Engineer is called upon as our resident expert at diagnosing problems, identifying root cause, and driving to resolution.   

The Senior Network and Systems Engineer also works on exciting new technology projects, implementing the latest in wireless, network, device management, and VOIP projects, among other areas. This role requires a balance of technical skill and customer care, so schools effectively create exciting and engaging student experiences. If you’re passionate about using technology for educational good and are excited about the idea of shaping the direction of a company, we’re looking for you! 

As a senior technology professional, your experience may also be called upon for system design and architecture, technical standards, and professional development and coaching of teammates.  

Essential Functions 

  • Analyze: Thoroughly examine network, server, storage and device management systems for root causes of failure or loss of performance; monitor alerts of backups, security, and other systems for potential risks and bottlenecks; prioritize the severity of alerts and take appropriate action 
  • Plan & Problem-Solve: Create ticket remediation plans for Tier 3 critical customer issues; maintain a customer-centered orientation in devising solutions that meet service level objective requirements and customer expectations; coordinate with account managers, as appropriate, to share customer concerns and/or trends that need relationship support to complement “technical” support; reinforce KT credibility as “trusted advisor” in customers’ minds 
  • Communicate and Respond: Execute ticket remediation plans and verify that remediations effectively resolved the customer’s issue; keep customers informed along the way with appropriate and timely communication and ticketing  
  • Technical Leadership: Serve as escalation resource for other engineers in problem-solving. 
  • Follow-up: If warranted, verify that the solution is still working, and no further intervention is needed 
  • Document and Share: Track and log time and tickets completely, accurately, and on time; update system documentation; commit solutions to KT’s knowledge base and share with teammates if the problem is a unique learning case 
  • Lead and/or execute customer project work, as needed, and perform other duties as assigned.  

Desired Qualifications 

  • 4+ years’ progressive experience in systems or network troubleshooting, design, or operation 
  • Enterprise wireless management (Meraki, Cisco, HP, Ruckus) 
  • Layer 2 and 3 switching design and switch configuration (Cisco, Meraki, HP), CCNA preferred  
  • Active Directory and Google Workspace (for Education) management   
  • Cyber Security trends and best practices  
  • Mobile Device Management (JAMF School/Pro, Meraki Systems Manager, Mosyle)  
  • Windows Servers in a clustered environment (VMware and Hyper-V) 
  • Firewall configuration and monitoring (Meraki, Cisco, SonicWall)   
  • Familiarity with documentation management systems to house standards, processes, workflows, network topology and configuration data, etc.  
  • Willingness to understand the unique world of K-12 education, empathize with our customers, and see how our customers live their mission to impact young lives 
  • Cloud-based phone systems and VoIP devices (GoToConnect, Zoom) 
  • Strong listening skills with curiosity to ask questions; an action-oriented problem solver able to deliver in a fast-paced environment using superior organizational skills to manage up and laterally, juggle changing priorities, and drive towards deadlines 
  • Strong verbal and written communicator, with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to high-quality work 
  • Enthusiasm for the KT mission and great appreciation for the opportunity to use technology to transform learning in independent schools. 
  • Preferred Qualifications: Advanced technical certification such as CCNA 


KT Headquarters are in Redwood City, CA. Candidates must be based in the San Francisco Bay Area and will be expected to travel to Northern California and other customer sites occasionally.  The annual salary range is $140,000 to $190,000 and adjustments to this range will be made based on the geographic location of candidates.

Knowing Technologies is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity as a part of our mission. We do not discriminate in our hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), disability, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or other legally protected class or status.