Network Engineer II

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Information Technology


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center is an independent, nonprofit organization providing adult cancer treatment and groundbreaking research focused on cancer and infectious diseases. Based in Seattle, Fred Hutch is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in Washington.


With a track record of global leadership in bone marrow transplantation, HIV/AIDS prevention, immunotherapy and COVID-19 vaccines, Fred Hutch has earned a reputation as one of the world’s leading cancer, infectious disease and biomedical research centers. Fred Hutch operates eight clinical care sites that provide medical oncology, infusion, radiation, proton therapy and related services, and network affiliations with hospitals in five states. Together, our fully integrated research and clinical care teams seek to discover new cures to the world’s deadliest diseases and make life beyond cancer a reality.


At Fred Hutch we value collaboration, compassion, determination, excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. These values are grounded in and expressed through the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our mission is directly tied to the humanity, dignity and inherent value of each employee, patient, community member and supporter. Our commitment to learning across our differences and similarities make us stronger. We seek employees who bring different and innovative ways of seeing the world and solving problems. Fred Hutch is in pursuit of becoming an anti-racist organization. We are committed to ensuring that all candidates hired share our commitment to diversity, anti-racism and inclusion.


The Network Engineer II reports to the Network Engineering Manager.Under limited supervision, provides intermediate-level assistance with the installation and operational support of the organization’s internal voice and data communication systems, including LANs, WANs, and other Internet, data communications systems and voice systems (including IP, SIP and VoIP). Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of situation requires evaluation and judgment. Participates in the evaluation of current systems. Assists in the planning and implementation of medium-to-large scale systems/projects. Provides improvements to voice and data system-related processes and standards. 


  • Manage and document copper and fiber connectivity across the campus and within buildings
  • Design rack and cabinet equipment layout for server rooms and other telecommunications rooms
  • Configure and document basic-to-intermediate level network switch and router changes with minimal direction from higher-level staff
  • Report, manage and troubleshoot issues with appropriate vendor tech-support staff
  • Provide basic-to-intermediate configuration, troubleshooting and problem mitigation on all voice and data network equipment, including wireless and network security equipment
  • Take direction from higher-level staff, leads, and manager
  • Provide guidance to lower-level staff
  • Create and maintain documentation
  • Provide Tier 2 support of internal voice and data communication systems
  • Collaborate with other members of IT staff and end users
  • Follow network engineering best practices
  • Perform other responsibilities as required
  • May require on-call support and after-hours/weekend work



  • BS in Computer Science, Telecommunications, Engineering or related field desired
  • Minimum of 2-4 years network/telephony engineering experience


  • Cisco CCNA certification (or other equivalent network certification) preferred.
  • Juniper JNCIA Certification 
  • Intermediate knowledge of LAN/WAN, data communications systems, Internet and telecommunication protocols, remote access systems, server and LAN hardware systems, routers, switches, Firewalls, UPS/PDU equipment and wireless network equipment
  • Extensive understanding of data-center installation, cabling and labeling standards, voice and data network maintenance and troubleshooting skills, and familiarity with proper use of basic hand tools
  • Superior analytical abilities and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and/or individually, with proven track record of success
  • Extensive familiarity with software productivity packages such as Excel, Word and Visio
  • Must have very strong communication skills, be detail oriented, self-motivated, and work with minimal supervision.

A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in your career or that will be made through your work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.

The annual base salary range for this position is from $86,078 to $129,118 and pay offered will be based on experience and qualifications.  


This position may be eligible for a sign-on bonus.


Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center offers employees a comprehensive benefits package designed to enhance health, well-being, and financial security. Benefits include medical/vision, dental, flexible spending accounts, life, disability, retirement, family life support, employee assistance program, onsite health clinic, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation (12-22 days per year), paid sick leave (12-25 days per year), paid holidays (13 days per year), paid parental leave (up to 4 weeks), and partially paid sabbatical leave (up to 6 months).  

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at or by calling 206-667-4700.


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