Principal Network Engineer

Job#: 2004064

Job Description:

Apex Systems has an immediate need for a SME Level Principal Cisco Network Engineer in Hampton, VA at Langley AFB !! This will be an Estimated 6 Month Contract to Perm Hire Opportunity, Supporting one of our Largest DoD / Government Clients across the Nation. Please see below for Contract & Job Details!

For Immediate Consideration Apply Here: Please send your updated resume and relevant certifications to Emma at [email protected]

Job Title: Principal Network Engineer
Location: Hampton, VA
Contract Rate: $74.00 / Hourly Rate
Conversion Salary: $145,000 + Benefits
Type: 6 month contract to hire with client
Schedule: M-F Day Shift



  • Active Secret Clearance 
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or higher – (Highly Preferred)
  • CompTIA Security+ certification
  • BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 10+ years of experience
  • SME Level Cisco Experience
  • Technical writing experience 
  • *Lack of valid/current certification would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis for exceptional candidates with an extensive network engineering background


  • Analyzes customer requirements and solves unusually complex problems with highly innovative solutions
  • Provides expert knowledge for maintenance and upgrade of networks including servers, routers, switches, firewalls, remote access systems, and telecom equipment
  • Provides expert knowledge for maintaining network integrity and connectivity while ensuring compliance with policies and maintains system backup and recovery capability
  • Analyzes, evaluates, and plans method of approach and organizes means to achieve solution of complex technical problems
  • Develops advanced engineering ideas and guides their development into a final product
  • Develops advanced solutions to a variety of highly complex engineering problems
  • Perform highly advanced network/systems design, development, and integration from the start of a project life cycle to the end
  • Provides and applies advanced engineering to highly complex infrastructures including installing, configuring, testing, and maintaining network devices, telecom equipment, radio equipment, operating systems, application software, and system management tools
  • Provides and applies advanced engineering skills to highly complex systems modeling, simulation, and analysis
  • Performs continual maintenance and provides advanced solutions for security, backup, and redundancy problems
  • Prepares and maintains documentation for processes and procedures related to engineering projects
  • Maintains current knowledge of rapidly changing technology, always on the lookout for new technologies, and works with management to evolve current processes
  • Invents innovative ways to drive production operational efficiency
  • Coordinates the acquisition of hardware and software as well as subcontractor services as needed
  • Creates plans and configures systems for data communication networks
  • Designs and builds hardware and software components for computer or telecommunications networks
  • Evaluates new communications technologies to enhance capabilities of the network
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned
  • Consults with executives and customers to deliver complex network solutions
  • May coach and provide guidance to less-experienced professionals
  • May serve as a team or task lead
  • Recognized as an industry leader in network engineering










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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.

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Hampton, VA, US

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Date Posted:
November 21, 2023