Junior Network Administrator

  • Washington, DC
  • Posted 36 days ago | Updated 28 days ago

Overview

Hybrid
Up to $75,000
Full Time
No Travel Required

Skills

Cisco
Cisco IOS
Cisco routers
Network Administrator
OSI model
TCP / IP
network support
network troubleshooting
Wireshark
network analysis
problem - solving skills
switches

Job Details

Location/Remote: Hybrid Remote in Washington, D.C. 20005 (i.e., 3 days onsite/week)

Employment Type: Direct Hire / Permanent / Full-time

Compensation: up to $75k base/year (depending on experience)

Benefits: medical, dental, vision, LTD/STD, HSA/FSA, term life, and supplemental health insurances (e.g., Aflac) for all W-2 employees (and their families if needed), 401(k)

About the Role:

We are seeking a motivated and results-oriented Junior Network Administrator to join our growing IT team. You will play a key role in supporting our network infrastructure, ensuring its smooth operation and security. You will gain valuable experience working with Cisco routers and switches, implementing core network configurations, and assisting with troubleshooting tasks.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist senior network administrators with the configuration and management of Cisco routers and switches
  • Implement and maintain network configurations using Cisco IOS/CLI, focusing on routing protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP) and switching technologies (VLANs)
  • Participate in network troubleshooting activities using Cisco IOS/CLI commands and network analysis tools like Wireshark
  • Understand the principles of access control lists (ACLs) and be familiar with firewall, IDS/IPS concepts
  • Work with change control processes to ensure proper documentation and approval for network modifications
  • Assist with the implementation of network patches to maintain system security and stability

Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience in a network support/analyst, or similar role
  • An active CCNA certification is required
  • Strong understanding of networking fundamentals (TCP/IP, OSI model, IP addressing, subnetting)
  • Familiarity with routing protocols and switching technologies
  • Proven experience managing Cisco routers and switches using Cisco IOS/CLI
  • Basic understanding of network troubleshooting methodologies and tools (Wireshark)
  • Working knowledge of access control lists (ACLs) and basic security concepts (firewalls, IDS/IPS)

Other Qualifications:

  • Strong work ethic and a willingness to learn
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
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