Senior Network Engineer

Job#: 1332892

Job Description:

Apex Systems is now seeking a Network Architect to work with one of our insanely cool clients. You have no doubt heard of this company, and they were likely a huge part of your childhood!!

Not available on C2C basis - W2 candidates only please!

If you are interested in applying please send your resume to Addy at [email protected] or Alex at [email protected] 

Title: Netowrk Architect

Location: Onsite in Raleigh, NC

Length: 6+ month contract


The Architect is responsible for designing, installing, supporting and maintaining network services and infrastructure. They are also responsible for network performance, solving technical issues, updating job knowledge, ensuring network security, managing firewall changes, and providing service desk support for escalations. This position will work within Information Technology (IT), collaborate with Information Security, Facilities, other departments, and vendors to plan, design, implement and oversee all network services including virtual private networking (VPN), firewalls, Internet circuits, wireless, network routing and switching across all TPCi sites. As a member of the IT Infrastructure team, they will focus on the availability, reliability, capacity, and quality of these services using tools such as ThousandEyes, ExtraHop, Solarwinds and Sumo Logic.


  • Design and implement network infrastructure supporting TPCi data, voice and video systems
  • Manage, maintain and monitor network infrastructure such as firewalls, routers, switches, wireless access points, Internet circuits, server rooms and network closets
  • Configure firewalls via Panorama management software
  • Ensure network security by upgrading firmware and software on network devices and firewalls, as well as by making configuration changes per security best practices and Information Security guidance
  • Troubleshoot routing and switching in a multi-site environment, as well as network connectivity with cloud environments such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) or Azure, and remote Disaster Recovery environments
  • Troubleshoot IT infrastructure technologies, including network issues with network, wireless, firewall, storage, server, virtual and cloud environments
  • Document the design, operation, and troubleshooting of network platforms and procedures
  • Provide specific, detailed recommendations for Cisco network related hardware and software selection, implementation techniques and tools for the most efficient solution to meet business needs, including present and future capacity requirements
  • Conduct testing of network and firewall systems
  • Create network infrastructure performance reports and dashboards in tools such as Panorama, Solarwinds, ThousandEyes, ExtraHop and Sumo Logic
  • Monitor IT Infrastructure service performance including network availability, reliability, quality, and capacity
  • Maintain technical expertise in Cisco Network technologies
  • Evaluate and report on new network technologies and industry trends to enhance capabilities of the network to support business needs
  • Coordinate with other departments and vendors to support construction and growth initiatives
  • Supervise vendors and contractors performing infrastructure implementations
  • Mentor IT staff on network and firewall technologies
  • Support local and remote users via IT Support ticketing systems, emails, Slack, phone calls, and as part of a Tier 2 after hours on-call rotation


  • 7+ years of hands-on Cisco or equivalent network configuration experience
  • 5+ years of Tier 2 or higher firewall/network support experience
  • 3+ years of supporting manufacturing systems
  • 2+ years of Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) configuration and troubleshooting experience
  • Understanding of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) fundamentals (e.g. the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, subnetting, Domain Name System (DNS), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), IP Address Management (IPAM), Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS), routing, switching, general networking technologies, network architecture and connectivity troubleshooting (wired and wireless)
  • Experience upgrading Cisco network devices such as core switches, top of rack switches, and access switches
  • Experience configuring firewall security policies, network address translation (NAT), remote user virtual private network (VPN), and site-to-site VPN tunnels
  • Network performance analysis and monitoring experience
  • Significant packet capture analysis experience and familiarity with tools such as Wireshark or tcpdump
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or higher required

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 [email protected] or 844-463-6178.

Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

Employee Type:

Morrisville, NC, US

Job Type:
Infrastructure and Security

Date Posted:
February 28, 2023