Wondering what life is like as a network engineer? Meet Chris, a network engineer here at RFA with a specialty in voice. Today on the blog, Chris explains his typical day and what he enjoys most about working at RFA. Interested in learning more about our open positions? Be sure to visit our careers page to find out how you can launch your career in financial services technology!
Position: Voice Network Engineer
Describe your typical day at work.
Chris: Typically the day consists of answering email requests that come in from clients directly or through our service desk. As emails and requests come in we work on the requests and solve different issues. Normally, the mornings are busier, so the afternoons are typically when I work on different projects. Projects range from configuring an expansion switch for a client site or building out equipment for a new site.
How would you describe the teamwork and relationship between other departments?
Chris: I think that the relationship between other departments is one of the great things about working at RFA. All of the teams work together. Everyone that I’ve met at RFA has been very nice and everyone works toward the common goal of getting the job done for clients. It’s nice working for a company that doesn’t really have a lot of separation between various departments.
What do you like most about working at RFA?
Chris: I like working with my teammates. All of the employees especially in my department are great people. I also like getting to work on different pieces of cutting edge technology. I was hired as a Voice Network Engineer, but part of my job is also doing data networking. It’s cool getting to work on new technology like Palo Alto, Fortinet and Cisco equipment.
Would you recommend RFA to a friend as a place to work?
Chris: Yes I would. RFA is a good place to work. There are a lot of challenging things like learning new technology, dealing with different clients and not knowing what issues might arise from day to day. These challenges will help advance your career and provide great experience for the future.