Network Engineer III

$45 - $50 hourly

Contract: W2, Temp

    Job Description

    Kforce has a client seeking a Network Engineer III in Davie, FL.

    The Network Engineer is to provide high level network engineering design, installation and support expertise across the full lifecycle of the systems, services, and solutions supported by the Corporate Technology team. This includes, but is not limited to, LAN, WAN, SD-WAN, Internet connectivity, firewalls, load balancers, VPN - both on-prem and cloud-hosted. The position requires strong problem-solving, analytical and communications skills as well as deep knowledge of the technologies used. The Network Engineer will also serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) to the Network Administrators in an environment that fosters cross-training and voluntary knowledge transfer.

    * Works under the direction of the Director of IT Infrastructure Architecture
    * Work with internal and external 3rd party vendors i.e. software and systems engineering teams to understand and implement technical requirements
    * Documents design, implementation and final configuration findings for both new and existing techniques and equipment
    * Provides support for incidents and end user request for services
    * Resolves Network issues; Complete audits; Identify trends; Determine system improvements; Implement changes
    * Opens up problem reporting tickets with OEM and vendor support, and accurately uses all problem tracking software systems
    * Contribute to strategic plans and reviews; Prepare and complete action plans; Design cost-effective networks which follow industry best practices
    * Achieve network design and operational objectives by designing and engineering, evaluating, recommending, formulating, testing and implementing plans for current and new technology
    * Maintain a healthy network by monitoring and evaluating network performance and issues, including availability, utilization, throughput, and latency to mitigate and prevent future issues

    * Bachelor's degree and/or 10+ years of experience
    * Must possess strong working knowledge of design and implementation experience for data networking, routing and switching, subnetting and network segmentation in a large, multi-sites (100+) enterprise network with a keen focus around security, availability, resiliency and performance
    * Able to deploy, configure and troubleshoot network component, routers, switches, load balancers, VoIP gateways, Session Border Controllers, and other network equipment
    * Strong communication and organizational skills
    * Ability to triage technical issues and problems
    * Ability to be on call and provide critical incident response 24 x7 x 365
    * Occasional night and week end work required
    * Travel up to 20% required

    Deep, hands on knowledge, of the following required:
    * Cisco Routers-Switches, Nexus (9000, 7000) , Catalyst (9300, 9200, 3800, 2960, 1000), ISR and ASR
    * Aruba Wireless
    * VMware VeloCloud
    * Palo Alto networks, PanOS and Panorama devices, both physical and virtual

    Experience with following is a plus:
    * NSX Network virtualization
    * Azure Cloud Networking
    * Aruba ClearPass
    * F5, A10, AVI load balancers
    * Network automation

    The pay range is the lowest to highest compensation we reasonably in good faith believe we would pay at posting for this role. We may ultimately pay more or less than this range. Employee pay is based on factors like relevant education, qualifications, certifications, experience, skills, seniority, location, performance, union contract and business needs. This range may be modified in the future.

    We offer comprehensive benefits including medical/dental/vision insurance, HSA, FSA, 401(k), and life, disability & ADD insurance to eligible employees. Salaried personnel receive paid time off. Hourly employees are not eligible for paid time off unless required by law. Hourly employees on a Service Contract Act project are eligible for paid sick leave.

    Note: Pay is not considered compensation until it is earned, vested and determinable. The amount and availability of any compensation remains in Kforce's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified in its discretion consistent with the law.

    This job is not eligible for bonuses, incentives or commissions.

    Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.