Network Engineer

Job#: 2026509

Job Description:

Apex Systems is seeking a talented Sr Network Engineer to join our dynamic team in Richmond, VA. This opportuntiy would be a direct hire role looking for this resource to work 5 days onsite in Richmond. ** If this is something you are intersted in, please send resumes to [email protected]. **
Manager notes:

  • Team of 3 Net Eng supporting a global network - Palo Alto firewalls and Cisco core, on prem and Azure cloud, 3-4 data centers
  • Must work out of the Richmond office M-F, free parking
  • Will be the lead Global Network Architect responsible for operational and project based work.
  • Will help drive the SDN (software defined network) solution - they are currently considering Viptela and Aryaka.  
  • Ideally, 50/50 architecture/eng role with room to grow into a lead/management position in the coming years
  • Pension + 401k + benefits (no bonus)
  • Focus on Sr Palo Alto experience + core network background
  • Interview process:  coffee shop meet and greet with Brady to understand role/opp + half day onsite panel interview 



Design, implement, and maintain the networking infrastructure for the global organization, to include installation, configuration, and monitoring of firewalls, voice, and wireless infrastructure.  Design and perform network security measures to protect data and systems.  Develop and maintain network documentation, including networking topology maps and troubleshooting processes and procedures.



  1. Own the design, operational management, and architecture of the global network, to include all routing (BGP/EIGRP), ISP Management, MPLS and VPNs, and SIP Cloud, VLAN management, and WIFI.
  2. Drive development and implementation of network security components—Palo Alto firewalls, network access control, central policy management, and VPN services
  3. Support cloud and application networking, Azure/Public Cloud networking, and SDWAN
  4. Design and support network support services including accelerations, DNS, and DHCP
  5. Design and provide advisory support for physical plant networking, including fiber and copper connections


  • Ten (10) years of total experience in Information Systems or Information Technology
  • Two year degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or similar field
  • Eight (8) years of Enterprise Cisco Networking Experience 
  • Eight (8) years of Enterprise Firewall Experience (Palo Alto preferred)
  • Wireless experience (Aruba preferred)
  • CCNP/CCSP/PCNSE or equivalent certification, training, and/or architecting experience


  • Four year degree heavily preferred
  • Ten (10) years of Cisco Networking Experience
  • Aruba Wireless and Aruba switching experience
  • Additional Aruba, CCNP, PCNSE or equivalent certification, training, and/or architecture 


  • Experience in networking field at a large enterprise scale including WAN, LAN, data center, and cloud. Detailed knowledge of Cisco and Microsoft networking
  • Highly proficient in network design and engineering
  • Track record of creating and maintaining comprehensive documentation and drawings for network solutions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Create SOPs and maintenance plans
    • Describe Systems and provide clear network drawings
    • Create detailed RCA reports
    • Develop strong, clear RFP’s
    • Evaluate RFP responses and bids to optimize disparate technology decisions
  • Demonstrable problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels and across cultures/languages
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Able to work as part of a team


** If this is something you are intersted in, please send resumes to [email protected]. **









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Richmond, VA, US

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Date Posted:
April 30, 2024