Skip to Main Content

Senior Network Engineer (contract-to-hire)

Pira Consulting Minneapolis, MN

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Contractor
Job Description

Senior Network Engineer


  • Understand the data communication needs and come up with the best solutions to meet the requirements
  • Define and implement process improvements including leveraging new tools and technologies to enhance reliability and availability of the network infrastructure..
  • Use information on existing network traffic and plan growth of the network needs.Lead plans for upgrades and equipment needs to optimize performance.
  • Lead strategy of all factors associated with network security.
  • Research and troubleshoot escalated issues working with other teams, partners, and vendors as appropriate while communicating progress and resolution to clients.
  • Work with other teams to improve problem resolution rates and minimize escalations.
  • Create and maintain knowledge base articles for policies and procedures.
  • Train new and existing employees on technologies and related procedures.
  • Focus on continued professional development to maintain knowledge and application of current industry best practices, networking concepts and to incorporate new technologies to our client's services.
  • Cooperate with other employees to create a trusting, honest, and productive work team.
  • Perform other technical tasks as defined, planned, and approved by leadership.


  • Advanced experience designing network related technologies including enterprise LANs, WANs, WLANs, routers, firewalls, switches, VPN, network load balancers, and wireless access points.
  • Advanced experience supporting server-based networking technologies, either physical or virtual (Routing, VPN, DNS, RADIUS, DHCP, etc.)
  • Advanced knowledge of server and network interaction, specifically TCP/UDP ports, sessions and network services.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Azure or AWS.
  • Knowledge of data encryption, IDS/IPS, and anti-virus software preferred.
  • Ability to communicate highly technical information to clients in non-technical language.
  • Hands-on experience with configuration management and automation technology such as Chef, Ansible, Azure Automation, and PowerShell.
  • Operational understanding of regulatory compliance, including, but not limited to: HIPAA, HI-TECH and PCI-DSS.
  • Certifications such as CCNA, CCNP, JNCIA or JNCP preferred.

Core desired technical experience:

  • Cisco
  • Kemp Load Balancer
  • Netscaler
  • Juniper (Nice to have)



Pira Consulting


Minneapolis, MN
View all jobs at Pira Consulting

What email should the hiring manager reach you at?

By clicking the button above, I agree to the ZipRecruiter Terms of Use and acknowledge I have read the Privacy Policy, and agree to receive email job alerts.