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Network Specialist

Apex Systems Hampton Contractor
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Network Specialist 

Hampton, VA

Contract to hire

Apex systems is currently seeking a Network Administrator to join the Air Operations Center (AOC) team as a Contracted Fielding Support Representative (CFSR). The successful candidate will be the permanent on-site Network/Infrastructure expert providing support and assistance with configuring, maintaining & sustaining, and trouble reporting & tracking in support of daily operations. The candidate should have detailed knowledge and experience with installation, configuration, troubleshooting, and maintenance of relevant components in the AOC environment; to include, but not limited to, CISCO Unified Computing Solution (UCS), router & switches, McAfee Sidewinder Firewall Enterprise, SolarWinds, Secure Access Control System (ACS), and other network management systems in support of daily operations and the implementation of any subsequent and future releases.

Responsible for the analysis, administration and support of voice, video, and/or data communications networks.
Perform day-to-day support and maintenance with regard to network integration with the base LAN; assist and mentor site as related to tuning the Flexpod Data Center, configuration changes, troubleshooting issues, and migrating old VMware to new versions. Other functions include the familiarization with Data link architectures and connectivity requirements; Assist site personnel with capturing site variances, data migration (as required), submitting/closing trouble tickets (as required) and configuring the AOC baseline to minimize downtime. Augment AOC SPO personnel during major upgrade projects, developing solutions to technical issues and resolving discrepancy reports. Mentor and provide on-the-job training to the network operators. Provide technical support with routing and network connectivity. Completion of all applicable Periodic Maintenance Updates (PMU), Fast Tracks (FT), and Out Of Cycles (OOC) by applicable deadlines. Attend site and SPO fielding meetings, as applicable and Track lessons learned and metrics and share with other CSFRs and SPO personnel. Position may require weekend and/or shift work.


Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline required.

Security+ certification required


10-15 years of directly related experience in network administration and support.

*50% travel is required. Candidates must be open to frequent travel.

Required Skills:

Existing Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance

5 years of applicable experience including experience with and/or knowledge of:

In-depth knowledge of the following:

  • McAfee Sidewinder Firewall Enterprise
  • Network design and configuration
  • Must be willing and able to travel when required
  • Willing to work up to 12 hours a day

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with or knowledge of AOC WS operations and VMware highly preferred
  • Experience with CISCO Unified Computing Solution(UCS)
  • Experience with NetApp
  • Experience with Fiber Channel
  • Experience with VMware
  • Experience with NetApp Data ONTAP
  • Experience with Secure Access Control System (ACS)
  • Experience with remote configuration management tools
  • Must possess a proven ability to work independently, collaboratively and communicate effectively in a fast-paced environment as well as strong customer support skills and strong attention to detail

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 Switches
Network Routing
Networking Hardware
Active Directory
Network Installation Services
Network Planning And Design
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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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