Cloud Network Administrator

Apex Systems, America?s second largest technical staffing firm, has an opportunity for a? Senior Network Administrator ?in beautiful Southwest Virginia. This is a fast-paced, cutting edge data center offering room for advancement, professional and technical growth and long term stability.

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Candidates must be US Citizens and able to obtain and maintain at minimum an interim secret clearance, per a condition of employment.?

Location:?Radford, VA (Low cost of living, beautiful scenery)

Terms:?Long Term W2 Contract

Benefits for this project:?PTO and Paid Holidays, Short/Long term disability, 401k plan, Health/Dental/Vision, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts

Key Aspects:

  • Project Details:?This position is for a Network Administrator supporting the commercial cloud services infrastructure.? Our client is a managed service provider for Army and DoD IT systems and plans to offer managed cloud services in Microsoft Azure followed closely by Amazon Web Services.

  • Environment:?Cisco primarily, but a mixed environment of Juniper and Palo Alto. ?Understanding of common network services (DNS, SNMP, NTP, etc.) and application protocols (HTTP, SSL) ? preferred

  • Additional Aspects:??Strong growth potential (transition towards lead/architecture down the road), technical training (i.e. Pluralsight license), certification discounts (CompTIA, Microsoft and Cisco), potential remote work flexibility?

  • Key Requirements:?3-5 years of Cisco switch management? experience. Experience with the Cisco Nexus (7K, 5K, 2K) and Cisco 6500 Catalyst lines. Effectively managing multiple large-scale projects. Experience automating routine administrative tasks desired.


  • We offer weekly pay, direct deposit, competitive pay rates, PTO and paid holidays

  • Health/Medical benefits, Life Insurance, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Discounts to most major certification programs, access to multiple technical training platforms and programs

Why SW Virginia?

  • Beautiful scenery-- Blue Ridge Parkway!

  • Low cost of living

  • Access to many major cities on the east coast within a few hours ((2hr 20 min to Charlotte, 4hr to DC, 3hr to Richmond)

Network Administrator JOB DUTIES:

  • Build new cloud based data center services environments for DoD cloud initiatives.

  • Assist with identifying and planning potential new cloud services, features, and capabilities.?

  • Serve as overall subject matter expert on Network Administrator technology and market capabilities/trends.

  • Design and implement secure network and application delivery solutions providing high availability to hosted customer applications.

  • Troubleshoot issues related to network and application performance to assist in resolving issues impacting hosted applications.

  • Collaborate with internal and external parties to transform high-level technical objectives into comprehensive technical requirements.

  • Formulate detailed network, storage, and compute design specifications for stable and secure computing operations in a dynamic cloud based environment.

  • Make recommendations for improvements to security, scalability, manageability, and performance across a wide variety of network, storage, and compute technologies.

Network Administrator Required skills:??

  • Mid to senior level Network Administrator experience in a cloud environment

  • Security+ (Or equivalent IA cert) and computing environment certification (i.e. CCNA, CCNP, etc.)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience effectively managing multiple large-scale projects

  • Experience automating routine administrative tasks desired

  • Understanding of network, storage, server, and application technologies

  • Strong understanding of fundamental network concepts and technologies

  • Understanding of common network services (DNS, SNMP, NTP, etc.) and application protocols (HTTP, SSL) ? preferred

  • Ability to analyze packet captures to troubleshoot common network and application issues

  • Strong knowledge of automation concepts, tools, and scripting languages (Ansible, Puppet, Chef, etc.)

  • Working knowledge of DoD STIGs, and IA Vulnerability Management (IAVM) - preferred

EEO Employer

Apex is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178

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