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MAX - Senior Network Engineer (Cisco) - 1690642

Charlotte, NC

Employment Type: Contract to Hire Industry: Technology Job Number: 1690642 Pay Rate: $75-$80/hr + Is Position Remote?: Yes

Job Description

*Remote Contract-to-Hire Opportunity*

Lighthouse Technology Services is partnering with our client to fill their Senior Network Engineer position! This is a 6 month contract-to-hire opportunity and can be remote in the United States. This role will be a W2 employee of Lighthouse Technology Services during the contract period.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert (SME) for core networking technologies such as cloud connectivity, routing, core switching, firewall, load balancers and wireless infrastructure 
  • Provide inter-team / inter-technology research, collaboration, design, troubleshooting, and response supporting on-prem and cloud environments
  • Design, implement and ensure operational stability of our LAN, WAN, and wireless networking infrastructure to achieve targeted performance, uptime, and reliability
  • Lead platform optimization and long-term issue resolution efforts
  • Monitor the health of all networking devices, switching environments, WLANs and WAN/Internet circuits leveraging tools like SolarWinds for automated alerting and reports 
  • Perform backup and restore testing/validation weekly/monthly/quarterly
  • Provide tier 3 support for incidents related to any technology owned and supported by the Network Services group 

What You'll Need to Have:

  • Extensive knowledge of Cisco Catalyst, Nexus and Meraki network design and best practices 
  • Extensive knowledge of firewall configuration and management, Cisco ASA, and Firepower NGFW 
  • Extensive knowledge of SD-WAN technologies including Meraki.
  • Deep understanding and experience with network protocols, such as BGP, EIGRP, OSPF, DNS, and NAT 
  • Highly knowledgeable of security concepts and protocols such as IPSec, SSL/TLS, IDS/IPS, WAF and DDoS protection 
  • Knowledgeable of cloud and hybrid cloud networks especially AWS networking design principles
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, or a combination of education and experience.
  • Positive attitude and solutions-oriented thinking
  • Ability to communicate technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiar with network monitoring tools such as SolarWinds 
  • Familiar with VoIP communications and unified communications management experience
  • Cisco or equivalent professional-level network certification (CCNP-Enterprise) 
  • Cisco or equivalent associate-level network security certification (CCNA-Security) 
  • AWS or equivalent cloud certification (AWS-Practitioner) 
  • ITIL v3 Foundation’s desirable 

Pay Range: $75-$80/hr +

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