Principal Network Engineer

Job#: 2021791

Job Description:

Apex Systems is seeking an experienced Network Engineer for an exciting opportunity for with our clients Telecommunications Infrastructure team.
Review the job description below, then send your up-to-date resume to Wyatt via [email protected] with the job posting# 2021791 referenced in the subject line.
Individuals with active CISCO Certifications are encouraged to apply!
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Shift:1st - Hybrid
Compensation: $145-$165k - based on experience
Job Summary
  • The Network Engineer will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining our organization’s network infrastructure.  Under minimum supervision, implements mid to large scale complex network projects.  Assesses, designs, implements, troubleshoots, and supports a wide range of infrastructure technologies including Cisco and Extreme Switching, Palo Alto Firewalls Cisco and Aruba Wireless, Netscaler Load balancers, and Infoblox DNS. 
  • Bachelors Degree: in Computer Science, Information Technology, or other related field (Required)
  • Combination of relevant education and experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
Licenses and Certifications
  • CCNP - Cisco Cert Net Professional (Minimum Required)
  • CCDP - Cisco Cert Design Professional (Preferred) or CCIE - Cisco Cert Internetwork Expert (Preferred)
  • 10+ experience designing, implementing, and managing enterprise level Network Infrastructure
  • 5+ Years experience designing and managing Palo Alto firewalls.
  • General experience and knowledge working with network monitoring, management tools and packet capture analysis such as SNMP, NetFlow, Cisco ISE, Thousand Eyes, DNA.
  • General experience and working knowledge of network protocols, including TCP/IP, MPLS, BGP, OSPF, VLANs, ACI, SD-WAN, WiFi protocols and VPNs.
  • Proficiency in configuring, troubleshooting network devices, including routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, and network monitoring systems)
  •  General experience and strong understanding of network security principles and best practices, including network segmentation, access control, and threat mitigation.
 General Responsibilities
  • Complies with all our clients internal policies and procedures, and all applicable accreditation standards, laws and regulations are adhered
  • Adheres to and promotes Safety Standards and the Safety Management Plan.
  • Performs all job responsibilities in alignment with the core values, mission and vision of the organization.
  • Performs other duties as required and completes all job functions as per departmental policies and procedures.
  • Attends staff meetings and completes mandatory in-services and requirements and competency evaluations on time.
  • Maintains current knowledge in present areas of responsibility (i.e., self education, attends ongoing educational programs).
 Job Responsibilities
  • Designs, implements, and maintains the organizations network infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, load balancers, wireless controllers and VPNs.
  • Leads the planning, design, and implementation of network architecture and solutions that align with business requirements and industry best practices.
  • Evaluates and recommends network technologies, tools, and services to enhance network performance, scalability, and security.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams to integrate network solutions into the overall IT infrastructure and ensure seamless connectivity and interoperability.
  • Monitors network performance and troubleshoot network issues, identifying and resolving network outages, bottlenecks, and security vulnerabilities.
  • Conducts network capacity planning to ensure scalability and optimize network performance.
  • Defines and enforces network security policies, standards, and procedures to protect against unauthorized access and data breaches.
  • Participates in on-call rotation schedule for after-hours troubleshooting and support.

























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Philadelphia, PA, US

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Date Posted:
March 22, 2024