**Introduction** The infrastructure running industries likes transportation, energy, insurance, banking or healthcare is quickly changing as the world’s relationship with technology evolves. Companies have more choices than ever before between on-premise, off-premise, or a hybrid approach. Our Infrastructure Specialists are responsible for keeping up with these latest and greatest of these changes and using their expertise to deliver solutions that meet the needs of our customers and products. **Your Role and Responsibilities** Work location: Radford, VA (candidates must be local/willing to relocate) The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies. This position is for a Network Administrator focused on the implementation and sustainment of both NIPR and SIPR switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers and network management tools. Responsibilities include: network management/analysis/troubleshooting, developing and maintaining local operating procedures and policies, and monitoring the ongoing operation of the network This work location for this role is at the client site in Radford, VA. Candidates must be clearable to DoD Secret clearance. An interim DOD Secret clearance or higher level clearance is required to begin work on Day 1. \#ALTESS **Required Technical and Professional Expertise** + CompTIA Security+ (Or equiv. IA cert) and Cisco CCNP + 5+ years of Network Administration + 5+ years of configuring and maintaining switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers and network management tools + Experience with network management, analysis and troubleshooting tools + Experience with Data Center Management + Ability to train junior team members + Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, written and verbal communication abilities + Experience in patch management + Experience in implementing and maintaining DISA STIGs or equivalent security management Strategies + Experience in the deployment of firmware and security configurations using automation Continued in additional comments. + Experience with development of project documentation to include standard operating procedures, project plans, and network diagrams **Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise** + 5+ years of Cisco switch management experience + Experience with the Cisco Nexus (9K, 7K, 5K, and 2K) line and Cisco Catalyst line + Experience with Cisco ASA/Firepower firewalls and Palo Alto firewalls + Experience with F5 load balancers + Understanding of Data Center technologies and experience with maintaining a Data Center for a medium to large data center. + Able to develop best practices for maintaining firmware and STIGs using automation and scripting. **About Business Unit** IBM Services is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants that design, build, and run foundational systems and services that is the backbone of the world's economy. 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