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Network Engineer

Apex Systems Madison Contractor
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Apex Systems is looking for a Network Engineer, for a contract to hire opportunity in Madison, WI.

**Please email your resume to Bridget, Email blocked - click to apply

Minimum of 5+ years of experience in a network engineering role configuring and troubleshooting core networking technologies: switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers

Experience configuring and troubleshooting the following technologies: BGP, OSPF routing, NAT, ACLs, VLANs, STP, LAG, SNMP, SPAN / Protocol Analysis

• First hand experience designing modern IP fabric based networks (Clos network fabric, underlay/overlay)
• Extensive experience with routing and switching equipment from Cisco, Juniper, Arista
• Detailed understanding of TCP/IP, IPv4/IPv6
• In-depth experience with BGP, EIGRP, and OSPF routing protocols
• Understanding of QoS and implementation strategies
• Experience with layer 1 technologies, particularly long-haul fiber & DWDM
• Experience with layer 2 technologies such as RSTP, Flex Link, VPC, and MLAG
• Experience with SDN technologies such as VXLAN, NVGRE, Open vSwitch, OpenFlow
• First hand experience designing modern IP fabric based networks (Clos network fabric, underlay/overlay)
• MPLS experience a plus
• Experience with F5 GTM, LTM, APM
• Experience with device or port authentication and authorization technology like 802.1X, ISE
• Excellent troubleshooting skills
• Comfortable working in a Unix or Linux server environment
• Experience supporting container & cloud architectures (OpenStack, Kubernetes, NSX, virtualization)
• Python scripting and automation (Napalm, Ansible, YANG)

Ability to document work and share knowledge with other team members

Ability to collaborate with both internal and external teams

Ability to self-manage and find opportunities for improvements within our services

Extremely strong written and verbal communication skills


CCNP level or higher

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178


Skills required

Network Routing
Network Planning And Design
Network Engineering
Network Switches
Wide Area Networks
Local Area Networks
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Apex Systems is a division of the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in North America. From consulting to staff augmentation, we connect top tech talent with great companies in all industries.


Apex earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing™ Client Diamond and Talent Awards for providing superior service to clients and job seekers, putting the company in the top 2 percent of all U.S. staffing agencies.


We take the time to understand a candidate’s talents and needs to ensure a good match with companies for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire positions. Each recruiter within Apex is focused on a specific skill area within infrastructure, applications, and project management. This focused discipline enables our local recruiters to work directly with our candidate’s and focus their talent on the right position at the right time.


We serve Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies from a wide variety of industries, including communications, energy, financial services, government services, healthcare, technology, and utilities. 


Apex has branches in over 70 locations across the U.S. and Canada and more than 1,000 employees dedicated to supporting the needs of our clients and contract team members. Visit www.apexsystems.com to find a local branch or connect with an Account Manager or Recruiter.

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