Network Engineer

Oakland, California | Freelance | Job ID #44957 |
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Onward Search has an exciting opportunity for a Network Engineer with our client, a nonprofit organization that focuses on improving quality health and social services through policy and technology solutions. As a Network Engineer, you will be supporting the daily operations of the network systems at the company’s office and datacenter locations. Regular support duties include; routine monitoring of network systems and network security systems, preforming adds/moves/changes based on new operating requirements, project-based planning and execution of network improvements and changes, maintenance actives such as upgrades and new equipment installation, network security hardening and testing, plus other activities as needed.

This is a contract to hire opportunity that kicks off ASAP.


  • Troubleshoot advanced issues with hardware, software and applications related to network issues often working directly with customers or other internal employees
  • Respond to tactical support escalations from development, helpdesk and other IT teams
  • Knowledge and experience managing enterprise network systems including; Cisco and Palo Alto firewalls and Intrusion detection systems, Cisco Ironport Web Security Appliance, Cisco/NetApp/VMWare flexpod environments, Cisco IOS and Nexus routers and switches, Cisco ISE/ACS Servers, etc.
  • Preforming daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing network, monitoring, system and application logs as needed
  • Review and discuss technical issues, assess and document recommended changes, SLA’s, processes and support improvement
  • Tactical management or and contribution to team projects, including prioritization and multi-task assignments
  • Ensure operating standards are developed, maintained and adhered to
  • Analyze, acquire, install, modify and support activities including system integration and monitoring
  • Identify opportunities for infrastructure and process improvements
  • Work with various teams to ensure system configurations are in compliance with corporate policies, security, and control standards


  • 3+ years of experience working as a Network engineer or similar
  • Significant experience with Cisco ASA and Palo Alto firewalls and Intrusion detection systems
  • Strong experience with Cisco Nexus and IOS operating systems
  • Experience with vendor based MPLS networks and BGP
  • Cisco UCS experience preferred
  • Some VMWare Virtualization experience preferred
  • Experience with NetApp Cluster on Tap integration FCOE and NFS protocols preferred
  • Experience in trouble shooting application, operating systems, and networking issues
  • Responsibilities include, if required, the ability to work evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advanced notice


  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • 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.
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Onward Search helps connect digital, creative and marketing talent with choice jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent / executive search placement.

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, nationally and internationally. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. AA/EOE/M/F/D/V