Job Description :

Location: Sarasota, FL

Duration: 6 Months (contract to hire)
The network Engineer is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of WAN and related infrastructure. This individual participates in technical research and development to enable continuing innovation within the infrastructure. This person will oversee the design, build out and installation of LAN/WAN infrastructure deployments as well as provide support for existing Data Center core routing and switching infrastructure. Conducts network wide audits for compliance with established standards and best practice configuration guidelines. This individual ensures that LAN/WAN infrastructure and related procedures adhere to organizational goals in support of staff, team members and customers.


Major responsibilities of the position are listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties, assignments and specific projects may be assigned at the discretion of executive management.

Ensures LAN/WAN integrity by evaluating, implementing and managing appropriate software and hardware solutions; m anage the documentation and administrate needs of a LAN/WAN infrastructure

Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for system administration tasks. Identify approaches that leverage our resources and provide economies of scale.

Design and optimize network equipment including routers, switches, firewalls to maximize network and Data Center up time

Develop maintenance routines for network infrastructure

Manage security processes for network elements and provide mitigation plan for security issues

Responsible for software updates and patches on various nodes on the network

Proactively analyzes vulnerabilities in the network and provide a strategy for mitigation

Coordinate and install wide area networks, coordinating carriers circuit installations, configuration and hardware deployment

Work with management to develop strategy for operational SLAs to ensure contractual obligations are met

Provide Tier II and Tier III support per request from various constituencies. Investigate and troubleshoot issues.

Provide off hours support as needed via on call program

Other job duties as assigned.


(Preferred) Bachelor''s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Math or related technical degree

(Preferred) CCNP

Minimum CCNA certification required

At least 7 years'' experience in computer systems and network technologies, including knowledge of Cisco IPT technologies

Experience with hardware load balancers

Experience with QoS design, development, and management

Experience with Cisco PIX/ASA, Palo Alto and router-based IOS firewalls

Experience with IDS/IPS technologies

Working knowledge of management tools (CiscoWorks, Solarwinds, Cisco Prime)

Experience designing, implementing and administering Cloud environments, specifically AWS, is strongly preferred.

Working knowledge and deployment experience of BGP, OSPF and EIGRP in complex WAN topologies.

Strong routing experience in an MPLS environment with a thorough understanding of QoS for IP Telephony

Hands-on experience with SNMP monitoring using SolarWinds

In-depth knowledge of Palo Alto Firewalls, NAT''ing, PAT''ing, Fault-tolerance, ACL''s, VPN tunnels, Authentication mechanisms, strongly preferred

Experience administering Cisco Voice technologies preferred

Looking forward for your response.