HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Consulting Network Engineer in Nashville, Tennessee


At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, HCA is comprised of locally-managed facilities that include more than 250 hospitals and freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the United Kingdom, employing approximately 230,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities resulting in more than 26M patient encounters each year. HCA is committed to the care and improvement of human life and strives to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve. Building on the foundation provided by our Mission & Values, HCA puts patients first and works to constantly improve the care we provide by implementing measures that support our caregivers, help ensure patient safety and provide the highest possible quality.

Additional Facts: • Ranked 63 in Fortune 500 • Competitive Fortune 100, industry matched salaries and yearly merit increase • Computerworld Top 50 Best Places to Work in IT annually since 2009 • Named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” annually since 2010 • 106 HCA hospitals are on The Joint Commission’s list of top performers on key quality measures.

The Consulting Network Engineer willsupport the Ambulatory Surgery Division (ASD) andinteractdailywiththeBusinessSurveillanceCenter,CustomerSupport,BusinessPartners,Vendors,IT&Spersonnel,aswellastheendusersondevelopingnetworksolutionstomeetHCAbusinessrequirements.In coordination with the 14 Field Operations Division Network teams, the position will overseethe ASD network infrastructure for over 4000 users across 140 ASCs. Excellentwrittenandoralcommunicationsskillsregardingpresentations,technicalwhitepapers,andnetworkproposalswillberequired.ProjectmanagementandproblemmanagementskillsarerequiredtoeffectivelymeetHCAbusinessobjectivesandServiceLevelAgreements.

In this role, you will provide Enterprise data networking designs, services, consulting, and support in a fortune 100 company environment with national reach. These responsibilities will require the candidate to be a Subject Matter Expert across network technologies, services, and additional related components (as listed for this position). The candidate must provide solutions that meet Client and Partner network requirements and exceed networking service levels.


  • Advanced Design and Implementation of complex Nation‐wide Enterprise WAN/LAN utilizing best practice switching/routing technologies and topologies. (i.e.: Fortune 100 experience in network design, deployment and support)
  • Strategic enterprise network planning and integration of new technologies including the development of Strategic Roadmaps.

  • New and best of breed product and technology evaluations and research.

  • Proof of Concept, Certification and/or integration testing.

  • Working with vendors to recommend product design enhancements and integration of new technologies

  • Development and participation in Technical white papers on new technologies and operational module development

  • OSPF/BGP routing protocols, IP advertising/advanced filtering/redistribution, Quality of Service, IP multicast, VOIP

  • Engineering consultations of Level III network troubleshooting/problem resolutions, protocol analysis, network troubleshooting/problem determination skills with network trace/capture/analysis software

  • System architecture and tiered application modules knowledge. Understanding of end‐to‐end data flows and traffic patterns.

  • Network impact analysis, modeling, network capacity planning

  • Software/hardware device upgrades, LAN equipment configurations/provisioning (see specific technologies within Area of Experience section).

  • IP addressing, variable length subnet masking

  • Wide Area Network technology provisioning and configuration (i.e. MPLS, VPLS, ATM, ISDN, Private Line, Frame Relay) and WAN equipment configurations for bandwidth rates from DSL to 1gb, as well as Metro‐E connectivity from 10mb to 10gb.

  • Networking services for ACS, AAA, DHCP, BOOTP, DNS, ICMP and SNMP

  • Design and Support for network security technologies and products (ASA, Checkpoint, Juniper SSL and NetScaler)

  • Remote access technologies (i.e. SSL‐VPN, IPSec, B2B, private line and Dial‐up).

  • Quality of service design, configuration and testing.

  • F5 Load‐balancing design and configuration

  • Setting Network standards and policies/procedural documentation and enterprise level network diagramming

  • Training/Mentoring peers and other staff. Including creation of technical career development plans

  • Project Management and problem management skill sets

  • Meet IT&S change management and project management requirements

  • ITIL Knowledge

  • Understanding of Voice Over IP technology and related services. Consulting member in developing the ASD’s future telecom plans

  • Assisting in the build-out and planning of the ASD’s wireless infrastructure. Ability to complete wireless surveys and configure, manage, and troubleshoot wireless AP’s and controllers

  • Moderatetravel (25%)fornetworkanalysis,networkupgradesandcustomernetwork

  • Act as a contributing and consulting member of the ASD development (acquisitions and new construction) team


    Bachelor's Degree preferred


    7 years' experience

    Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching Preferred, CCNPRequiredor equivalent experience

  • Cisco Data Networking Technologies

  • Layer 1‐2 (ie: Trunking, VLANs, STP, Multicast, PPP, Frame/Relay, ATM, MPLS, Metro‐E)

  • Layer 3 (ie: OSPF, BGP, Cisco VRFs, QOS, ACLs, Route redistribution, MPLS‐VPNs, etc.)

  • Network Management Tools (ie: CiscoWorks, Voyence, IP‐SLA, Netflow, SMNP, logging, etc.)

  • Network Security (ie: ACLs, Route‐maps, IOS Firewall, ASA, routing protocol authentication, etc.)

  • General Enterprise Security knowledge (ie: Network design knowledge within a 1300 router and 100 FW environment.

  • Developing capacity planning strategies used by operational departments.

  • Troubleshooting complex nation‐wide network issues.

  • IP management standards.

  • Network Services (DNS, DHCP, NTP, etc.)

  • Voice over IP

  • Participate as the SME Lead in RFP responses

  • Understanding of Managed services and outsourcing

  • Training and presenting technical material to others, including leadership.

  • Experience managing to financial budgets and profit and loss statements

  • Leadership qualities

Job: *Information Technology

Title: Consulting Network Engineer

Location: Tennessee-Nashville-Corporate Main Campus

Requisition ID: 10207-25666