Contract Sr. Network Administrator

General & Administrative (IT/Finance/HR/Legal) San Jose, California


We are looking for a Sr. Network Administrator who will be responsible for the design, deployment, configuration, and administration of many different pieces of network and security-related hardware and software. These include WAN, firewalls, routers, switches, various network-monitoring tools, and virtual private networks (VPNs).

Contract term: 6 months.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • This person will be responsible for evaluating, implementing and support new networking technologies and stay current regarding new HW & SW products to enhance and maintain the systems.
  • Conform to corporate change-control and security policies.
  • Maintain outstanding WAN/LAN/Data center/ Wireless/firewalls design & installation docs.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve critical incidents within defined SLA.
  • Document projects including scope, schedule, testing and terms of delivery to ensure project is completed with the highest level of quality, on time and within budget.
  • is expected to respond after hours for service restoration, troubleshooting and/or repair of all necessary equipment.
  • Ability to work well within a team, provide technical guidance/mentor other team members, and network documentation proficiency.
  • Test and validate all new hardware, software and connections for proper configuration and performance.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance on all networking equipment, including software upgrade, equipment upgrades and assist with such maintenance.
  • Responsible for establishing, developing and adherence to standard operating procedure and check lists.
  • Work independently with minimal guidance on complex issues and projects, and provide release plan peer verification.
  • Excellent analytical, troubleshooting and communications skills at all organizations levels.
  • Advance network and system security experience required.
  • Ability to conduct wireless site survey to provide adequate wireless coverage for business operations in R&D facility and office area.

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required (or Associate Degree + CCIE written exam).
  • Current CCNP certification with CCIE ambition.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience designing, implementing and supporting network infrastructure in complex environments.
  • Experience with Cisco Catalyst and Nexus product line.
  • Advanced knowledge of OSPF, BGP, STP, VRF, IPv4 sub netting, 802.1x, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, TACACS+, SYSLOG, Cisco IOS, Cisco NX-OS, Cisco Meraki
  • Hands on experience with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN controller, ISE, Cisco Meraki access points.
  • Experience with Cisco ASAs, Palo Alto firewalls.
  • Experience with SolarWinds Monitoring tool
  • Expertise on design, build and support of network infrastructure.
  • Experience managing complex technical projects with minimal guidance.
  • Strong sense of responsibility and be aggressive to finish mission.
  • Network Security experience

Preferred qualifications:
  • CCIE certification.
  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 10+ years’ hand on experience configuring, operating and managing Cisco Nexus Switches, Palo Alto Firewalls, and Cisco Wireless Controllers.