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Network & Systems Specialist

Columbia, MD 21046

Post Date: 08/03/2018 Job ID: 8875 Specialty: IT Infrastructure

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.


  • 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


  • 3+ years of recent experience in Linux systems administration and TCP/IP networking in a production environment
  • Strong TCP/IP switching and routing skills; JNCIS (Juniper Networks Certification Program) or equivalent experience is preferred
  • Strong Linux system administration skills; RHCE (Red Hat Certified Engineer) or equivalent experience is preferred
  • 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 

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4 Reasons to Join The Squires Group, Inc.:

  1. Our Commitment to You - We offer competitive pay, multi-year projects and a list of exciting clients.
  2. Work-Life Balance - We work hard, we work smart and have quality time for family and "life."
  3. Golden Rule - We treat our consultants the way we want to be treated: with integrity, professionalism, and trust.
  4. We Care About You – We help you meet your career goals and continuously support your efforts in the field.

 The Squires Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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