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Network Engineer

Apex Systems Arlington Contractor
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Network Engineer Needed for a Federal Client 

 Task and responsibilities in this role include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Design, develop, implement, and maintain (LAN, MAN, WAN, Wireless) network infrastructure
  • Determine network bandwidth needs and recommend measures to meet those requirements
  • Conduct network modeling and analysis to construct a reliable, high-performance integrated network
  • Direct system installation
  • Select and install appropriate data communications components configured to meet current and future client's needs
  • Program routers, switches, and other network hardware
  • Configure DNS servers and appliances
  • Maintain firewall and manage security related to hacking
  • Define, document, and enforce system standards
  • Manage owned domain names
  • Design, recommend and implement new solutions to improve the resilience of network operations
  • Monitor network performance and troubleshoot problems and outages
  • Schedule updates and upgrades
  • Collaborate with network architects to optimize system performance
  • Engage in data network fault investigations
  • Secure network systems with policies that define and monitor access
  • Report network operation status based on project management and priority information
  • Implement, configure and optimize QoS, BGP, OSFP, and VoIP

To qualify, you must meet these basic qualifications: 

  • Seven plus  years of experience as a network engineer managing enterprise data center networks
  • BS or equivalent + 5 yrs related experience, or MS + 3 yrs related experience
  • Previous experience in IT, security or systems support, or network administrator positions
  • Retain familiarity with various network types including LANs, WANs, WLANs, and VoIP networks
  • Deep understanding of networking protocols (e.g., IPSEC, HSRP, BGP, OSPF, 802.11, QoS)
  • Solid understanding of the OSI or TCP/IP model
  • Ability to setup, configure, upgrade, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco and or Juniper routers, switches, firewalls, SRX's, and Riverbed devices
  • Design and implement enterprise communications platforms such as Avaya Telephony, Cisco UC, or Skype for Business
  • Increase job knowledge through continuing education and professional development opportunities, attend conferences, and read professional industry publications
  • Open to being on call outside of regular working hours as well as occasional nights and weekends in the office
  • Work well independently or as a senior network SME
  • Provides leadership and/or direction and/or supervision to lower level employees and teams
  • Accountable to lead and guide the completion of major programs and projects
  • Participates as a Subject Matter Expert in technical and business discussions with clients, teammates, vendors, partners and /or upper level managers

It would be great if you also had:

  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or higher
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) or Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA)
  • CompTIA Network+

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

 

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