Job Description :
Senior Network Engineer - Contract to Hire Position
Grand Rapids MI
Contract to HIRE
Phone and Skype

All work is 100% on site in Grand Rapids, MI
This role requires ADP II clearance which requires US citizenship
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:
o Network hardware including Cisco stackable switches, chassis switches, Enterprise routers, small remote routers; network communication protocols (TCP/IP, DHCP, etc
o Network communication hardware (LAN, WAN, routers, switches, cabling, etc
o Network topologies (Ethernet, VLANs, MPLS, VPNs, ISDN, etc
o Network security infrastructure (Cisco ASAs, Firewall Services Modules, Checkpoint firewalls, exploits, viruses, etc
o Server operating systems (Windows, Linux, VMWare, etc, directory services
o Integration, network based printing systems, and telecommunication hardware and software (PBXs, IP phones, etc
o 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