Network Engineer - Tier II

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Apex Systems
Full Time

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Job#: 1266377

Job Description:

Network Engineer - Tier II

Location: National Harbor, MD (hybrid remote / onsite)

***All interested and qualified candidates can please contact Schuyler Moose at

Schedule: Rotating shifts Mon-Fri 6am - 2pm / 10am - 6pm

Tier II Network Engineer to join our Tier II technical operations team on a contract supporting Department of Homeland Security. The Tier II Network Engineer is primarily focused on network administration support and will respond to monitoring alerts and manage incidents to resolution in a 24/7/365 environment. They will work closely with other operations and engineering teams to quickly identify issues impacting the enterprise, triage, resolve incidents, document for root cause analysis, and complete pre-defined requests.

What You'll Get to Do:

Serve as a Tier II Technical Operations member responsible for break/fix and completing pre-defined requests. Responsibilities include:
  • Respond to systems and networking alerts, triage, troubleshoot, and resolve incidents.
  • Work closely with other support teams to ensure incident events are handled in a timely manner.
  • Handle incoming technical escalations from Service Desk, Network Operations Security Center, and other support teams.
  • Draft and send incident notifications to government stakeholders and other support teams.
  • Monitor and perform health checks of networking devices critical to infrastructure including routers, switches, VPNs, and proxies.
  • Document, track, and coordinate incidents in ServiceNow.
  • Escalate unresolved issues to Tier III.
  • Join troubleshooting bridge calls for major incidents.
  • Perform Tier II-level administration tasks to fulfill pre-defined requests and tasks such as port activations and de-activations.
  • Perform patching, updates, upgrades and other maintenance activities.
  • Communicate directly with end-users as necessary, to resolve issues and complete requests.
  • Assist with postmortem related activities and support various efforts related to operational improvements.
  • Based on recommendations from management, implement new and improved processes, change processes, perform new tasks, create reports, and address ad-hoc requests.
  • Contribute to documentation in the Knowledge Base, Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), work instructions, and job aids.
  • Continuously cross-train to also support systems administration.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
  • Previous DHS or DoD experience
  • The following certifications is highly desired:
    • CCNP
    • Any hands-on Microsoft Windows administrator certifications
    • COMPTIA A+, or Network+, or Security+
    • ITIL Foundation
  • Ability to perform troubleshooting on Windows Operating Systems (Windows 10 and Server), Microsoft Office 365, Active Directory, network issues, print server
  • Knowledgeable of Problem Management best practice and processes

Experience and Education Requirements:
  • Ability to obtain DoD Security Clearance
  • Ability to obtain Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Entry On Duty (EOD) - Active EOD preferred
  • BA/BS + 8 years of applicable experience
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • ITIL Foundation certification (not required to start but expected to attain in first six months)
  • Flexibility to work any of the following shifts to provide coverage:
    • MON - FRI, 6am - 2pm /10am - 6pm
  • Work on-call rotation to respond to incident escalations.
  • Experience with patch management software (e.g., SCCM)
  • Experience using Service Now service management software (or similar tool) to track incidents and service requests through the full lifecycle
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly (Zscaler, servers, switches, virtual hosts, etc.)
  • Advanced experience with Active Directory management & administration

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 or 844-463-6178.

Company Information

Apex Systems is a world class technology services business that incorporates industry insights and experience to deliver solutions that fulfill our clients’ digital visions. We provide a continuum of service from workforce mobilization and modern enterprise solutions to digital innovation to drive better results and bring more value to our clients. Apex transforms our customers with modern enterprise solutions tailored to the industries we serve. Apex has a presence in over 70 markets across US, Canada and Mexico. Apex is a segment of ASGN Inc. (NYSE: ASGN)

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Position Id : BHJOB2374_1266377
Originally Posted : 4 months ago

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