Job Description

Description

This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the top law firms in the U.S.! Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is looking for a Network Engineer to join our team in our Seattle, Portland, Anchorage, San Francisco, or Los Angeles offices.
 
This position offers the flexibility to be fully remote while working within reasonable commuting distance from any of the listed offices.  
 
This role is integral to our network design efforts and is crucial in implementing, maintaining, and securing our on-prem and cloud network infrastructure. Collaborating with our Senior Network Engineer, responsibilities range from configuring network devices to collaborating with cross-functional teams to create secure and stable architectural designs aligned with our firm's standards. Expertise in Cisco and Azure networking, strong communication, and problem-solving skills will be essential in providing end-to-end support and driving network performance improvements. This role is a part of the IT Operations Team and reports to the Manager of Core IT Infrastructure Solutions.
 
At Davis Wright Tremaine, you will find challenging assignments, opportunities for professional growth and community involvement, and a culture of inclusion. DWT fosters inclusiveness and authenticity. Regardless of position, everyone here has a voice and the support is unparalleled.
 
On a typical day you will:
  1. Network Design and Implementation:
  • Configure and install various network devices and services, including physical and virtual routers, switches, firewalls, wireless services, load balancers, VPNs, and Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design resilient and scalable network architectures.
  • Ensure seamless integration of Cisco and Azure networking components.
  1. Network Maintenance and Upgrades:
  • Perform routine network maintenance tasks, such as applying service packs, patches, hot fixes, and security configurations.
  • Monitor network performance, availability, and reliability.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve network issues promptly.
  1. Security and Compliance:
  • Implement security measures to safeguard network infrastructure.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and best practices.
  • Conduct regular security audits and vulnerability assessments.
  1. Documentation and Reporting:
  • Maintain accurate network documentation, including network diagrams, configurations, and change logs.
  • Generate reports on network performance, incidents, and improvements.
  1. End-User Support:
  • Assist end-users with network-related queries and issues.
  • Be available after hours and weekends work, and travel if necessary.
 

Join us if you have:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or a related field (or equivalent experience).
  • Experience:
    • Minimum of 5 years as a Network Engineer or related experience.
    • Proficiency with Cisco switch and router product lines (e.g., Cisco Catalyst 9300, 9400, 9500 switches).
    • Proficiency with Cisco NGFW product lines (e.g., Cisco Firepower Threat Defense)
    • Proficiency with Cisco SD-WAN services
    • Proficiency with Meraki security & wireless product lines.
    • Familiarity with Azure cloud networking and Cisco integrations.
    • Familiarity with network monitoring & troubleshooting tools.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, with all levels of a professional services organization, including interpersonal skills, are required
  • Problem-Solving Abilities:
    • Strong customer service, analysis, troubleshooting and problem solving skills are required
    • Strong attention to detail and quality control required
  • Certifications (preferred but not mandatory):
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or higher.
    • Microsoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate.
 

Who We Are

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with 11 offices nationwide. We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each client’s and each lawyer’s work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.

What’s in it For You?

DWT offers competitive compensation in addition to ample benefits including but not limited to:
  • Choice of health and vision insurance plans
  • 2 paid volunteer days for qualifying community service work
  • Dental plan
  • Fertility and adoption benefit
  • Paid sabbatical after 13 years of service
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Commuter benefits
  • Retirement contribution
 
This job description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.
Washington State  
The annualized salary range for this position in Washington is $116,000 to $128,000. Actual pay will be adjusted based on the candidate’s education, training, experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.  Full time employees may be eligible for a bonus, health insurance with an optional HSA, long term disability, dental insurance, vision care, telemedicine and virtual short term solution based counseling services, life insurance, Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, subsidized backup care and caregiving resources, 401(k), vacation, sick time, 11 paid holidays each year and an employee assistance program.  For full-time employees, the initial vacation benefit is 15 days per year and 11 days of sick leave per year, accrued bi-weekly. Additional voluntary programs include:  voluntary accident insurance, voluntary life, voluntary disability, voluntary long term care, and pet insurance.  Commuter and Transit programs are also available.
 
California
The annualized salary range for this position in Los Angeles is $114,000 to $127,000; and in San Francisco is $135,000 to $149,000.  Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.  Full time employees may be eligible for a bonus, health insurance with an optional HSA, long term disability, dental insurance, vision care, telemedicine and virtual short term solution based counseling services, life insurance, Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts, subsidized backup care and caregiving resources, 401(k), vacation, sick time, and an employee assistance program.  Additional voluntary programs include:  voluntary accident insurance, voluntary life, voluntary disability, voluntary long term care, and pet insurance.  Commuter and Transit programs are also available.
 


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of the fabric of Davis Wright Tremaine - central to who we are and what we do. Our vision is to foster a culture where all talented individuals - including those who are from traditionally underrepresented communities in the legal profession - can have, and can see, a path to success.  We embed DEI throughout our law firm with our four-pillar framework: Community, Growth, Education, and Engagement.  We invite you to learn more about our commitment to DEI at https://www.dwt.com/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion.

Davis Wright Tremaine provides reasonable accommodations for those who need them to complete the application or recruiting process and for employees who need reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of their positions due to a disability or for religious reasons. If you need to request accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please email humanresources_confidential@dwt.com.  
 
#LI-BR1

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online