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Mid-Level Network Engineer

Job Type: CTH

Job ID: 10953

Mid-Level Network Engineer, Rockville, MD

Our client is seeking a Mid-Level Network Engineer for a contract-to-hire opportunity in Rockville, MD.

Job Description

The engineers will apply standardized and consistent engineering methods to ensure reliability, availability, performance, and security of the enterprise network infrastructure and services.


  • Design, deploy and maintain network infrastructure and services; utilizing best practices to include ITIL, Agile, Engineering Life Cycle, and Lean IT principles.
  • Monitor, evaluate, analyze and tune network performance including availability, utilization, throughput, and latency.
  • Plan and execute the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment.
  • Participate in defining network standards and procedures.
  • Provide second level support for network service related issue/items across the entire enterprise. Serve as an escalation point in troubleshooting network problems; escalate problems to vendor when necessary.
  • Promote IT security throughout the network including through the development of network access control, firewalls, etc.
  • Create and maintain documentation including reference architectures, diagrams, SOPs, etc.
  • Develop, test, evaluate and execute upgrades, enhancements, and new solutions for network services.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for network infrastructure and services.


  • 6+ years of experience
  • Working knowledge of basic network fundamentals, including but not limited to switching, routing, DNS, DHCP, IPv4, IPv6, subnetting, network segmentation, VLANs, QoS, NAT, firewalls and load balancers
  • Experience in all phases of the engineering lifecycle including conceptualization, planning, requirements gathering, design, development, testing, implementation, operations and maintenance
  • Ability to drive projects to successful completion in coordination with stakeholders and peers
  • Expertise in identifying new networking solutions or improvements to existing network infrastructure and solutions
  • Focus on customer service over technology
  • Ability and willingness to communicate effectively and appropriately

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience engineering and administering:
  • network switches and routers, preferably Extreme Networks
  • firewalls, preferably Palo Alto
  • load balancers, preferably F5
  • DHCP/IPAM, preferably Infoblox
  • network monitoring and management tools such as Extreme Networks XMC, SolarWinds, and Cacti
  • Expertise in the physical infrastructure and environmental considerations of data center and LAN closet facilities, including power, cooling, racks, cable plant and cable management
  • Experience in second-level problem identification, diagnosis, and resolution of network problems.
  • Ability to provide technical guidance to team members and lower level technicians.
  • Working knowledge of endpoints on the network, including workstations (Windows, OS X, Linux), printers, phones, servers, etc
  • Experience in network monitoring and management
  • Experience with network automation including scripting and the use of APIs
  • Understanding and ability to follow industry-proven methodologies, preferably ITIL, Agile, and/or Lean IT
  • Network Professional certifications, preferably Extreme Networks or Cisco

Please Note

  • Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • No calls, inquiries, or Third Party Vendors please.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer (Unable to sponsor H1B Visas).

Since 1988, The ACI Group, a Baltimore-based IT staffing firm, has been committed to hiring the industry’s leading professionals, and presenting exciting career opportunities. We have access to varied types of contract, permanent and contract-to-perm positions and offer a choice of employment options including a full benefits package.

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