Electronic Systems, Inc.

Network Engineer

# of Openings
Information Technology
Regular Full-Time


Our client, a large county school system, is expanding their Department of Technology. The Senior Network Engineer position is a full time, direct hire position offering a full benefit package (to include health, dental, VRS, FSA, and tuition assistance). 


The Senior Network Engineer is the technical specialist responsible for the life-cycle design, administration, and technical support for the school’s network/security infrastructure.  He/she designs and administers highly available network/wireless performance, reliability, and security under the general guidance of the Sr. Director of Technology. The Sr. Network Engineer supervises the Engineering section of the department of Technology to include server and telecomm engineers.  The incumbent works independently, and as part of a team in a demanding technical environment.


  • Performing mission critical activities, including technical design, configuration, installation, integration, and “live” support of network infrastructure, wireless infrastructure, security software and firewalls.
  • Performing senior-level support for multivendor/multiprotocol networking and security platforms.
  • Supervising the server, junior network, telecomm, and special projects engineers and serving as an escalation point for network, wireless, security and server issues for the division.
  • Specific knowledge areas include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Senior Level understanding Cisco/Brocade technologies
    • Advanced understanding of wireless technologies
    • Advanced understanding of dynamic/static routing
    • Advanced understanding Layer 2 technologies
    • Advanced understanding of Firewalls, Web Filter, IPS, VPN
    • Designing, deployment, and network integration
    • Experience with Load Balancers, Cisco UCS, VMWare, Active Directory
    • Analyzing network topologies and traffic and capacity requirements
    • Advanced troubleshooting and administration skills
    • Documenting network/wireless/security hierarchy
  • Providing change-management data to senior staff including IOS upgrades, configurations, firewall changes and wireless changes.
  • Designing and advising on changes and additions to the network and helps to incorporate new technologies and standards.
  • Utilizing diagnostic tools and procedures to support fault detection, correlation, performance metrics, and reporting to support service level agreements and standards set by management.
  • Participating in hands-on and onsite technical training to selected technology staff, including router/switch/wireless/firewall operations, error message analysis, and other functions at operations level.
  • Collaborating with vendors on new and existing products and managing the division eRate Reimbursement process.
  • Creating and following standard policies and procedures.
  • Coordinating the division smartphone/cellular contract, requiring a working knowledge of supporting Apple Products.
  • Working closely with Instructional Technology Department to support School Division needs.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.
  • Other Responsibilities
    •  Maintaining property assets by tagging and recording model/serial numbers of network and major components to meet property inventory requirement.
    •  Continuing knowledge acquisition and certification competencies in networking technologies is required for continued employment.



  • Five years’ experience providing advanced level network support.
  • Must be efficient at using Microsoft office products such as Visio and excel.
  • Educational requirements must consist of Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, or equivalent experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of network terminology and an advanced understanding of Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies.
  • High School Graduate. Valid VA driver’s license.
  • Preferred
    • Bachelor’s Degree, CCNP preferred or CCNA with equivalent years of experience.
    • Security+ preferred.
    • Vendor Wireless certification
    • K-12 experience
    • Public sector experience

Other requirements

  • Ability to apply extended troubleshooting guidelines to properly diagnose and repair switches/routers/firewalls and related equipment problems.
  • Ability to install, configure, and apply various computer software applications and operating systems.
  • Ability to properly connect, configure, and manipulate related network parts, equipment, and peripherals.
  • Ability to use various hand tools (screwdriver, pliers, etc) to disassemble and re-assemble computers and network equipment.
  • Extensive hand-eye coordination is required to make use of hand tools, install various computer and electronic parts, ability to safely work in and around electronic equipment.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50lbs. Must be able to safely climb and work from a step ladder (up to 8 feet) and reach over-head.  Must be able to squat and work below desks/tables.  Must be able to complete repetitive motions, use a keyboard and/or mouse, and perform repetitive tasks.
  • Must have eye-site and hearing in accordance with DMV regulations to be able to maintain a valid driver’s license.

Conditions of Work

  • Requires on-call services 24x7.
  • Work hours will be from 8:00 to 4:30 Monday through Friday.
  • Some weekend and holiday work may be required.


**Please no Third Parties or Agencies.  Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this role.**


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