Cisco Network Engineer

Morrisville, North Carolina | Freelance | Job ID #62472 |
Posted Earlier this month

We are seeking a Cisco Systems Engineer to join our client for a Contract-to-PERM engagement.


  • Networking equipment, software, interfaces (LAN/WAN/MPLS/Wireless) used in providing network services for the organization to include switches, routers, firewalls, internal/external networks and other equipment and software
  • Implementation support and on-going administration of Voice over IP (VoIP) phone system, voice messaging systems and wireless networking systems. This position requires ability to test and evaluate systems to eliminate technical issues. Responsibilities include providing recommendations for systems improvements and enhancements
  • Microsoft Windows based servers and workstations
  • Liaise with end user community and management to ensure issues and activities are reported to management through our internal ticketing system
  • Work closely with Information Systems leadership to ensure network security through monitoring system logs, the application of software patches and updates, cyber security remediation as directed
  • Assist with the development of Information Systems policies and practices
  • Plan and implement assigned projects
  • Respond to network-related user requests (including VoIP-related requests for moves, adds, changes and deletions) and performs network troubleshooting, including end user support on an as needed basis
  • Development of annual budgetary requirements of assigned items
  • Assist in controlling departmental expenditures as related to the departmental budgetary guidelines


  • Ability to analyze, design, and implement networking systems including LAN/WAN/Wireless and VoIP phone systems
  • Excellent technical troubleshooting, problem identification and analysis skills
  • Ability to design, recommend and implement solutions to suit changing business needs
  • Ability to support the organization’s Local Area Network to include all periphery devices either constantly or periodically attached to this network
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and work well under pressure to meet critical deadlines
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organization and planning skills
  • Ability to work outside of normal business hours, be on call for after-hours support, be able to work weekends, be able to travel to and work from remote locations
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Minimum 5 years supporting medium to large LAN/WAN, including file servers, print servers, routers, switches
  • Minimum 1 year experience working with large scale data network providers
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience performing Cisco based networking device configuration
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science field preferred
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification preferred
  • Equivalent combination

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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