Monday, July 17, 2017

Some Career Thoughts

Hi all. I hope you guys are doing well. I wanted to ask you a question. Have you noticed in the last year or so, that the job description for the "network engineer" has changed? I have. It appears that now, if you don't have Python and scripting skills, along with server experience, then you may not be a candidate for them. The job landscape is getting interesting for sure. It certainly appears that its time the network guy now has to grow into something more than routing and switching.


  1. I've noticed the same thing Shane...the various operational roles within IT (network, server, storage, voice, and security) used to be separated...or "siloed". Now however, you need to have experience in several areas...mainly network, server, storage, and of course, security. I think management believes these separate roles are collapsing into a single job function, due to automation (within the enterprise) and the increasing role of cloud-based solutions. Management likes the cost savings, of course, but I'm not sure it's a wise move. I still see overall complexity rising for some time...and it will be difficult for one person to handle it all.

  2. I completely agree there Brad.


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