Network Engineer SME 2

Full Time

    Job Description

    Job#: 1313946

    Job Description:

    Apex Systems, America's second largest technical staffing firm, has an opportunity for a

    Travel Network Engineer/SME 2

    with a top DoD client.

    If interested in this, or any other opportunities with Apex Systems, please send a resume and best contact information to Sarah Zschunke, Technical Recruiter, via


    Location: 100% remote while not traveling. This position requires 50% + travel to DoD Military Treatment Facilities worldwide in support of the Defense Health Agency (DHA) LAN/WLAN upgrade/refresh project.

    Terms: 6 month contract-to-hire

    Responsibilities Include:

    Participate as a member of the LAN/WLAN Site Survey and Install Team.

    Survey Duties: Capture switch configurations, document existing fiber interconnects and existing network equipment data. Perform WLAN heatmap walks utilizing AirMagnet software.

    Install Duties: Independently upgrade switch IOS, Install (rack mount) and configure Layer 2/3 edge switches (Cisco 3850/9300's, Ruckus ICX-7450/7550's and Juniper EX4300's).

    Physical ability to lift and install Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS) and Battery Packs (70 + lbs.).

    Assist with survey design and install closeout documentation utilizing MS Excel and Visio.

    Required Experience & Education:

    A minimum of six (6) years' hands-on experience configuring Layer 2/3 edge switches (Cisco, Brocade (Ruckus) or Juniper LAN and IP based switches).

    Aruba wireless experience is a plus but not required.

    Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    Strong written/oral communication and attention-to-detail is a must.

    Security+ CE or equivalent DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification required prior to starting.

    Technical Training in LAN or WLAN Communications required.

    CCNA or other OEM vendor certification highly desired. CWNA certification is a plus.


    Extensive travel (50% +) required (U.S. and International).

    Security Clearance: Current government security clearance (Secret) required.

    Passport: Have or be able to obtain an International Passport (International travel is required to non-combat locations).

    U.S. Citizenship Required.


    When deployed, the onsite hours are typically 10-12 hour M-F.

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