Network Engineer

Job#: 2023826

Job Description:

Apex Systems is looking for a skilled Network Engineer, who will be responsible for the engineering and operational activities for the campus and datacenter networks.  This role will be expected to collaborate with other engineers and the Infrastructure Architect for project and operational designs.  The Network Engineer is expected to be a self-starter who is comfortable prioritizing and effectively managing their daily workload.  This position requires any successful candidate to be able to analyze, troubleshoot and resolve highly complex issues.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Expert level experience in routing & switching, Wi-Fi and network packet brokers to design, implement, and support our datacenter and campus networks.
  • Provide day to day operational support for LAN and Wi-Fi infrastructure
  • Reviews network designs for an EVPN, VxLAN, leaf-spine architecture and make recommendations for deployment, upgrades, enhancements or improvements as required
  • Deploying and maintaining Aristas NDR and AGNI Security solutions
  • Develop and maintain a network infrastructure monitoring and alerting strategy
  • Support interoperability between Arista and other networking solutions including Cisco and Palo Alto
  • Assist with configuration buildouts including creating network provisioning automation using Python and tools such as Chef or Ansible
  • Continuously improving processes and documentation for network assets
  • Build and maintain partnership with external vendors, including Arista TAC
  • Translate complex business requirements and objectives into leaf-spine network solutions
  • Continues technology, security, and networking training to maintain expertise
  • Supporting business services by completing requests and resolving incidents in documented SLA timings; as well as following all change management processes
  • Ensuring security solutions, policies, and procedures are sufficient to meet and respond to threats to our network infrastructure

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Network Industry Certification preferred Arista ACE 3 or above
  • Expert working knowledge of CloudVision
  • Experience with Arista (preferably) or other commercial Wi-Fi platform
  • 10+ years working experience with network technologies including network design and deployments of Campus and Data Center networks.
  • Expert knowledge of leaf-spine architectures
  • Expert knowledge in the following areas: Ethernet, VLANs, VxLAN, VPN, IP Routing, TCP/IP, OSPF, BGP, IPsec, MACsec, Multicast, QoS, Wi-Fi, VoIP, and 802.1X
  • Expertise in at least one area of Data Center related technologies - Openstack, SDN, NFV, Load Balancers, Virtualization, Linux tools

Desired Skills:
  • Palo Alto firewall experience
  • Citrix NetScaler or load balancing experience
  • Zscaler Secure Private Access experience
  • Nutanix Flow or virtual machine micro-segmentation experience preferred
  • Microsoft Azure networking knowledge a plus
  • Experience working with a Network Access Control solution

Education and/or Experience                                                
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred and 10+ years’ experience with technology organizations required.  Strong working knowledge of Commonwealth of VA Information Security Standard (SEC530) preferred.









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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.

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Richmond, VA, US

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Date Posted:
April 8, 2024