Network Engineer

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Kforce Inc.
Applications, Architecture, CCNP, Cisco, Computer, Development, Engineer, Engineering, Firewall, Hardware, IT, Lifecycle, Linux, Management, Network, Networking, Network Engineer, Performance, Quality, Quality Assurance, Routers, Software, Switches, System, Systems, Web, Windows
Contract W2, Temp
Competitive
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Kforce has a client seeking a Network Engineer in Silver Spring, Maryland (MD).


Summary:
Network Engineer that will be part of web operations team that administers LAMP stack technologies. The network engineer will provide network administration support to include routing, switching (Dell Blade Switches), and Cisco firewall administration. The candidate will work closely with Linux Administrators in conducting a network assessment of the current state and architecting the future network design.

Responsibilities:
* Develop architectural and technical briefs on the design, capabilities, and functional operation of networking
* Perform proactive management of systems and support quality assurance activities
* Plan and implement system changes and adjustments to maximize system availability
* Evaluate and report system performance
* Monitor and ensure hardware limits are not exceeded
* Install, configure and manage firewalls
* Administer and manage routers and switches
* Develop, document, and maintain processes, methods, and tools
* Perform and understand multiple tasks simultaneously
* Manage and provide technical support of network and server hardware and software tools
* Perform corrective and preventative maintenance on network
* Support the full lifecycle of communications and network engineering solutions for network communications between multiple sites
* Additional duties include support for additional network engineering tasks as directed, development of network engineering equipment lists, documentation of existing network and system topology and architecture, providing briefings to government and contractor representatives on network engineering tasks

REQUIREMENTS:
* Education - BS/BA in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent experience
* Certified Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
* 5-7 years of experience in Information Technology (IT)
* 5-7 years of experience with Windows administration
* 3-5 years of network administration
* 3 - 5 years of experience with Firewalls - Cisco a Plus
* Understanding of Linux Debian, Linux Ubuntu and LAMP stack technologies
* Understanding of DNS
* Experience with enterprise server hardware, including blades, rack-mount servers, and network storage
* Understand technical relationships, dependencies, and requirements of the system and applications
* Strong coordination, organization, teaming and communication abilities along with horizontal integration skills
* Possess excellent oral and written communication skills to build/maintain constructive relationships among customers, government technical workers, and contractors, and stakeholders to meet tactical and strategic goals
* Experience with system monitoring tools (Check MK, Solar Winds, etc.)
* Ability to work in a team environment as well as be an individual contributor
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Applicants must be fully authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship


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.

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Company Information

Kforce is a professional staffing services firm specializing in the technology areas of project management, business analysis, application development, enterprise data management and infastructure for commercial and government organizations. Kforce has been matching job seekers and employers since 1962. We are committed to “Great People = Great Results” and offer exciting job opportunities across the United States. Kforce continues to look for experienced technology professionals to join our team of great people! Kforce specializes in providing contract, contract-to-hire and direct placement technology opportunities. Our staffing specialists work to understand your career goals and offer career advice in order to help you become a more marketable technology professional.
Dice Id : kforcecx
Position Id : ITAQG1615500

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