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Senior Network Engineer - Grand Rapids, MI

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Company Name:Global Information Technology
Location:Grand Rapids, MI
Employment Type:Contract
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Job Description:


All work is 100% on-site in Grand Rapids, MI

This role requires ADP II clearance which requires US citizenship

Pay Rate: $ 62/Hourly onC2C or 1099 all-Inclusive

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and monitor all installed Network systems and infrastructure
  • Perform basic troubleshooting when issues occur
  • Escalate issues to management when appropriate
  • Executing Requests for Changes (RFCs)
  • Record/update tickets in the Service Management tool
  • Provide escort services for co-location customers, suppliers or business partners as appropriate
  • This job's responsibilities may include task assignment to support, administer, or access systems, which contractually requires ADP I or II Public Trust Access Level. Eligibility for ADP Clearance requires US Citizenship.

Measured By:

Quality execution of essential duties and responsibilities

  • Administers switches, routers, firewall engines, load balancers and VPN infrastructure across the Enterprise at multiple sites
  • Administers TCP/IP on the network including tracking of the IP infrastructure and DHCP systems. Solid experience in the administration and performance tuning of application stacks
  • Ability to perform basic as well as intermediate troubleshooting if issues occur
  • Qualified systems engineers will have a background in IT, computer systems engineering, or systems engineering and analysis
  • Primary administrator and able to participate in peer review for all network change management functions including the security/subnets/Vlans/cabling infrastructure to support eCommerce and other Internet or internal systems and configuring trunk groups and virtual switches for various virtual server systems.
  • Administers network-based services such as wireless, workstation security agents, access control, intrusion detection, and WAN optimization service.
  • Ability to escalate issues when appropriate
  • Ability to record/update tickets in the Service Management tool
  • Performs administrative functions to ensure viable production environment including bandwidth monitoring, Syslog, and content filtering.
  • Analyzes bandwidth monitoring, content filtering, and Syslog monitoring data to assist with recommendations, incident response, and problem resolution.
  • Experience with patch panel cabling
  • Experience with system builds and decom's
  • Ability to rack or rack or de-rack hardware
  • Proven experience with monitoring systems
  • Proven experience with automation software
  • Knowledge of hardware components and hardware troubleshooting procedures
  • Ability to seek solutions to problems using one's own resources


  • Three years' related work experience in network administration and an associate level networking certification (CCNA Family). Will accept any suitable combination of education, training, or experience. Understanding of ITIL concepts
  • Position requires knowledge of the following at varying levels depending on assignments:
  • Network hardware including Cisco stackable switches, chassis switches, Enterprise routers, small remote routers; network communication protocols (TCP/IP, DHCP, etc.)
  • Network communication hardware (LAN, WAN, routers, switches, cabling, etc.)
  • Network topologies (Ethernet, VLANs, MPLS, VPNs, ISDN, etc.)
  • Network security infrastructure (Cisco ASAs, Firewall Services Modules, Checkpoint firewalls, exploits, viruses, etc.)
  • Server operating systems (Windows, Linux, VMWare, etc.), directory services
  • Integration, network based printing systems, and telecommunication hardware and software (PBXs, IP phones, etc.)
  • Experience with network management systems including Nagios, Orion, and WebSense
  • Ability to analyze and resolve complex problems
  • Use independent judgment and communicate effectively with internal and external contacts.
  • Associate degree in computer science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics or related degree / work experience
  • A combination of education, experience and training may be considered in lieu of a formal degree
  • Position requires the ability to provide on-call support as directed. Occasional travel may be required.

Minimum Physical Expectations:

  • Physical activity that often requires keyboarding, sitting, phone work, and filing
  • Physical activity that often requires extensive time working on a computer
  • Physical activity may require lifting under 75 lbs
  • Physical activity that sometimes requires travel car, train, and/or air
  • Physical activity that sometimes requires bending, stooping, reaching, climbing, kneeling, and/or twisting
  • Specific vision abilities required include close vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus
  • Must hear and speak well enough to conduct business over the telephone or face to face (in English) for long periods of time

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