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Senior Network Administrator (CCNP or CCIE) - Contract to hire in Tampa, FL at Vaco

Date Posted: 7/24/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Duties and Responsibilities

* Provide technical support for all network equipment, network software, and network processes prioritized by internal SLA's and guidelines.
* Support all circuits, interfaces, and cabling infrastructures required to provide enterprise wide connectivity (both intra and inter).
* Plan and support all upgrades to network hardware and software to provide the maximum uptime / minimal interruption to the network or end users.
* Provide recommendations and plans proactively in support of security bulletins, known vulnerabilities, end of life / end of support notices, and predictive failure metrics.
* Produces, updates, and maintains documentation in a secure fashion to facilitate knowledge transfer.
* Work at all layers of the OSI model, from receiving and rack-mounting network hardware to analyzing packet captures to assist with application level network flow issues.
* Practice continuous learning via self-study and classroom education to stay current in network technologies, security threats and best practices, and overall job related knowledge.
* Perform additional duties and tasks as assigned in support of the agency and / or end users.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

* Advanced to expert level knowledge of the widely used protocols, routing protocols, and complex LAN/MAN/WAN designs and implementations.
* Advanced to expert level knowledge of edge security components; SEIM, IDS/IPS, firewalls, proxies, etc.
* Advanced to expert level knowledge of current Cisco iOS features, commands, and best practices.
* Working to advanced level knowledge of current Cisco switch and router hardware and design best practices.
* Expert level knowledge of packet captures, interpretation, and network flow analysis in a problem solving mode.
* Advanced to expert level knowledge of wireless (802.11X, cellular) standards, design, network flow, administration, and support.
* Advanced level knowledge of security authentication technologies and Cisco network infrastructure management / administration systems.
* Working knowledge of multi-factor security systems and endpoint hardening (including MDM)
* Working to advanced level knowledge of client and server operating systems (i.e. Windows, Linux) to include, at a minimum, network stack and interface configuration options.
* Skilled in effective verbal and written communication in English with stakeholders, team, and end users in both technical and non-technical environments.
* Ability to maintain a professional demeanor.
* Ability to develop effective working relationships with team members, end users, and stakeholders.
* Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.

Minimum Qualification(s)

Note: Applicants must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered minimally qualified for the job.

  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in a network administrator role supporting multiple sites and / or more than 3,000 users; and
  • Experience with working with a team of people handling the administration of large geographic networks; and US Citizen, no sponsorships.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Current Cisco CCIE certification preferred or current CCNP (Routing and Switching) with a level of experience and job duties commensurate to a CCIE certification; and
  • Firewall advanced certification or a level of experience and job duties commensurate to an advanced certification; and
  • Cisco wireless advanced certification or a level of experience and job duties commensurate to an advanced certification; and
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems released during the last 10 years; and
  • Experience supporting a large user base performing critical life safety functions or missions; and
  • Knowledge of military or para-military rank structure and chain of command; and
  • A verifiable track record of high productivity and ability to overcome obstacles in a professional manner.