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Network/Systems Engineer - Contract to Hire 75-85K in Glen Allen, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 8/29/2018

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Job Description


Our client is looking for a Systems Engineer with hands on, practical experience designing, implementing, and supporting Microsoft, VMware, and Cisco solutions with proven ability to manage complex IT projects that require strong attention to detail and broad technical knowledge. Skilled problem identifier and troubleshooter adept at obtaining timely results in a fast paced, constantly changing environment.

The Systems Engineer is responsible for providing operational engineering and support for our client's hybrid cloud infrastructure. This includes developing, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing key functional areas, particularly network and server infrastructure, data communications, and telecommunications systems.


  • Manage production and pre-production technology systems in a hybrid cloud/datacenter environment
  • Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
  • Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
  • Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
  • Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
  • Manage and support Active Directory (Directory Services, DNS, GPO)
  • Configure and install software, servers, firewalls and other network devices
  • Troubleshoot issues and outages
  • Ensure security through access controls, backups and firewalls
  • Participate in strategic projects
  • Monitor productions systems, respond to and troubleshoot incidents
  • Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation
  • Coordinate with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution
  • Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • MCSE/MCSA/CCNA and/or other relevant certifications
  • Detailed knowledge of TCP/IP based networks and associated technologies
  • Well-rounded knowledge of networking (LAN, WAN, VLAN, Routing, VPN, etc.)
  • Experience with Cisco ASA or Barracuda firewalls preferred. Previous experience with firewall integration is required
  • Experience with Imperva, F5 or Barracuda Web Application Firewalls preferred. Previous experience with load balancers and WAFs required
  • Expert-level knowledge of Active Directory, including Group Policy creation and management
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex networking problems in a 24x7 environment
  • Experience with automated monitoring systems and technologies, with practical knowledge of MS SCOM, and SCCM, and automated patching procedures
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure and O365 Administration preferred
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, flexibility in concepts and action, able to handle aggressive mission critical deadlines
  • Looks for any areas of improvement and suggests changes, rather than waiting for direction
  • Experience scripting in PowerShell preferred
  • Strong proficiency in VMware VSphere and cloud management technologies preferred
  • Experience working with outsourced vendors



U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the United States are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.

Job Requirements

Our client is looking for a Systems Engineer with hands on, practical experience designing, implementing, and supporting Microsoft, VMware, and Cisco solutions with proven ability to manage complex IT projects that require strong attention to detail and broad technical knowledge. Skilled problem identifier and troubleshooter adept at obtaining timely results in a fast paced, constantly changing environment.

The Systems Engineer is responsible for providing operational engineering and support for our client's hybrid cloud infrastructure. This includes developing, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing key functional areas, particularly network and server infrastructure, data communications, and telecommunications systems.

Manage production and pre-production technology systems in a hybrid cloud/datacenter environment
Install, configure, test and maintain operating systems, application software and system management tools
Proactively ensure the highest levels of systems and infrastructure availability
Monitor and test application performance for potential bottlenecks, identify possible solutions, and work with developers to implement those fixes
Maintain security, backup, and redundancy strategies
Manage and support Active Directory (Directory Services, DNS, GPO)
Configure and install software, servers, firewalls and other network devices
Troubleshoot issues and outages
Ensure security through access controls, backups and firewalls
Participate in strategic projects
Monitor productions systems, respond to and troubleshoot incidents
Participate in a 24x7 on-call rotation
Coordinate with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution
Write and maintain custom scripts to increase system efficiency and lower the human intervention time on any tasks


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
MCSE/MCSA/CCNA and/or other relevant certifications
Detailed knowledge of TCP/IP based networks and associated technologies
Well-rounded knowledge of networking (LAN, WAN, VLAN, Routing, VPN, etc.)
Experience with Cisco ASA or Barracuda firewalls preferred. Previous experience with firewall integration is required
Experience with Imperva, F5 or Barracuda Web Application Firewalls preferred. Previous experience with load balancers and WAFs required
Expert-level knowledge of Active Directory, including Group Policy creation and management
Ability to troubleshoot complex networking problems in a 24x7 environment
Experience with automated monitoring systems and technologies, with practical knowledge of MS SCOM, and SCCM, and automated patching procedures
Experience with Microsoft Azure and O365 Administration preferred
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal, flexibility in concepts and action, able to handle aggressive mission critical deadlines
Looks for any areas of improvement and suggests changes, rather than waiting for direction
Experience scripting in PowerShell preferred
Strong proficiency in VMware VSphere and cloud management technologies preferred
Experience working with outsourced vendors


U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the United States are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.