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Network & Systems Specialist

Columbia, MD 21046

Posted: 10/08/2018 Specialty: IT Infrastructure Job Number: 8875

Are you passionate, hardworking, and well organized?  Are you looking for a company where there is professional growth? Then we have what you want. Our client, an educational training facility, based in Columbia, MD, is looking for a Network & Systems Specialist to work in their fast-paced team environment.  Offering a competitive salary, excellent benefits, access to free, unlimited training, and tuition reimbursement, this is the perfect position for someone with a strong technical aptitude and a desire to learn new technologies.  Per our client contract, candidates must be U.S. Citizens.


  • Support all laptops, desktops, servers, virtual machines, firewalls, routers, switches, access points, other hardware, and software to maintain 24/7 access for teammates and training operations
  • Troubleshoot network, system performance, and security issues
  • Assist in maintaining a network and system disaster recovery plan and the ability to execute it when necessary
  • Provide technical support as needed and on-call
  • Work with the IT team on tasks and projects to improve operational efficiency and enhance the customer experience
  • Build, deploy, and support lab environments for a wide variety of technical courses


  • Minimum of 3 years hands-on experience configuring routers and/or switches, and firewall configuration experience; JNCIS (Juniper Networks Certification Program) is preferred
  • Strong Linux system administration skills; RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) or equivalent experience is preferred along with TCP/IP networking in a production environment
  • User-centric mentality with superior customer relationship and communication skills
  • Superior problem-solving abilities
  • Experience with virtualization (g., KVM), cloud platforms (e.g., OpenStack and AWS), and configuration management tools (e.g., SaltStack) is a plus
  • Per our client contract, candidates must be U.S. Citizens

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