Sr. Network Administrator - REMOTE

Be part of the team that drives our company forward, transforming ideas into real-world tools and platforms that support the business and spur innovation.

Remote, FL


<p><strong>At Connection, our purpose is simple: we connect people with technology. From hardware&mdash;PCs, printers, servers, and more&mdash;to cutting-edge cloud, cybersecurity, and professional IT services, we design, build, and support the IT solutions that thousands of companies, schools, and government agencies rely on every day. We like to think of ourselves as the IT Department for our customers&rsquo; IT Department. Our company started out almost 40 years ago with two employees and a phone line. Today we&rsquo;re a Fortune 1000 IT solutions partner operating in 174 countries around the world&mdash;still driven by that startup mentality and guided by our original purpose.</strong></p>

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Full Time

Overview: <br /> <p>Connection has a fantastic opportunity through our Technical Staffing division for a Network Administrator. This is a contract opportunity for an outstanding company in the apparel industry. This is remote position!</p> <p><strong>We at Connection offer terrific benefit options for our W2 contractors that start on the first day of the month!</strong></p>
Responsibilities: <br /> <ul> <li>Proactively identify technology issues and solutions to solve them</li> <li>Performs day-to-day support and administration of server hardware/software, enterprise system, and applications.</li> <li>Assists in carrying out department responsibilities and collaborates with others to support short and long-term goals/priorities for the department.</li> <li>Interacts with internal business partners, providing Tier 2-3 support and makes recommendations based on business needs.</li> <li>Install, configure, and maintain Layer 2 and Layer 3 Network devices</li> <li>Participate in the planning and implementation of the expansion, modification, and redundancy of the network using established change procedures</li> <li>Validate and verify the proper functioning of network devices by conducting diagnostics and testing of customer networks using software/hardware tool suites</li> <li>Help design, build, and implement firewall management practices: modify, add/remove policies.</li> <li>Conduct traffic analysis and network research, analysis, and engineering</li> <li>Perform Network Modeling and Simulation</li> <li>Assist with network security audits and inspections.</li> <li>Responds to, updates, and closes service desk tickets generated by internal business partners.</li> <li>Monitors and reports potential problem areas that may adversely affect network/system performance</li> <li>Stays current with new infrastructure technology and security standards.</li> <li>Assists with monthly maintenance activity tasks.</li> <li>Completes other projects and duties as assigned.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <br /> <ul> <li>Bachelor&rsquo;s degree and 5 or more years of related experience or an Associate of Science and 9 or more years of related professional experience required</li> <li>5 years of experience at a senior system administrator level in an enterprise environment required.</li> <li>5 years of progressive experience in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Windows Servers, Windows PC systems, Active Directory, and Microsoft Exchange required.</li> <li>5 years of progressive data communication experience, especially in e-mail management, wireless networking and Voice Over IP (VOIP) networks required.&nbsp;</li> <li>Must have experience with installing, configuring, and maintaining L2 and L3 switches, routers, firewalls, and other network devices.</li> <li>Experience with Fortigate, Juniper, Palo Alto, and/or Cisco Firewalls</li> <li>Understanding of VLANS, layer 2 switching, LAN Management, and Ports, protocols &amp; services</li> <li>Knowledge of network monitoring applications and methods such as Solarwinds</li> <li>Familiarity with CISCO ISE, RADIUS servers, and 802.1x</li> <li>Familiarity with DISA STIG and IAVM procedures</li> <li>Ability to install, configure, and maintain L2 and L3 switches, routers, firewalls, and other network devices.</li> </ul>